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  Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry will be featured on BET’s upcoming special, Q85: A Musical Special for Quincy Jones.  Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, John Legend, Dave Chapelle, Stevie Wonder, and Jennifer Hudson are just a few of the famous faces we will see on the two-hour special produced by Ken […]

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  John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are ready to show the world how they do the holidays. The couple’s NBC special, A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy airs tonight on NBC and they shared some sneak peeks at what (and who) fans can expect to see. The talented duo who are parents to two […]

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  Beyonce is gearing up to perform at the Global Citizens Festival: Mandela 100 in South Africa, and she took time to pen a powerful open letter to the late Nelson Mandela on her website.  In the touching tribute entitled “Dear Madiba,” she recounts first meeting Mandela in 2004. “I first met you in 2004 […]

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  Michelle Obama is on a roll after the release of her best-selling book, Becoming, and folks who are lucky enough to catch her on her book tour are in for a major musical treat. Our Forever First Lady enlisted the help of The Roots drummer Questlove to curate a custom playlist that includes more than 300 of […]

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The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) just announced its 2019 Special Achievement Awards recipients. The organization that will celebrate its tenth annual Awards Gala in February has selected some of the film industry’s brightest stars to receive their coveted award this year: Tendo Nagenda is the Vice President of Original Films at Netflix and has […]

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The 2018 People’s Choice Awards went down on Sunday night at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and a few of our favorite stars went home with a trophy. The award show aired live on E! and featured tons of famous faces who seemed happy to take a break from the treacherous fires that left […]

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  Sean Hannity is known for his shocking rhetoric, but the Fox News host may have gone too far this week when he hit the stage alongside Donald Trump ahead of the midterm elections. Several employees of the network spoke to CNN about their outrage on the condition of anonymity on Tuesday. “People throughout the […]

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A few of our favorite stars including Amandla Stenberg and John David Washington were honored at the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills on Sunday night. The annual event took place at The Beverly Hilton and was hosted by Crazy Rich Asians star, Awkwafina. EXCLUSIVE: Amandla Stenberg and Amma Asante on ‘Where Hands […]

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  Beyonce and Jay-Z wrapped their epic On The Run II tour earlier this month but it looks like they’ll be enjoying the fruits of their latest labor of love for years to come. According to reports, the tour grossed over $250 million for the power couple who brought their three children on the road with […]

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Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the American Music Awards for the second year in a row and the actress used her platform to highlight the work of Black designers. The black-ish star made a conscious decision to choose outfits created by Black designers and pulled off ten wardrobe changes during the live show. “I’ve featured black […]

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  The 2018 American Music Awards were a bit underwhelming, but the Aretha Franklin tribute did not disappoint. Performers sang songs from Aretha’s 1972 Amazing Grace album, which is still the best-selling gospel album of all time. EXCLUSIVE: Rickey Minor on prepping Aretha Franklin tribute for American Music Awards The touching tribute to the late legend […]

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  Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the American Music Awards for the second year in a row on Tuesday night and we’re grateful the actress brought the laughs during the mildly disappointing event. Several stars took the stage including Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Halsey, Khalid, Cardi B,  Ella Mai, Mary Mary, Ledisi, and more. While there […]

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The 2018 American Music Awards went down at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday night and we’ve got the full list of artists who snagged themselves a trophy. Cardi B and Drake were leading the pack of nominees with eight nods each. Other artists up for American Music Awards include Beyonce and Jay-Z, Khalid, […]

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The 2018 American Music Awards went down in Los Angeles on Tuesday and several of our favorite singers, songwriters, and producers were on deck to show off their style game on the red carpet. Stars like Cardi B, Offset, Tyra Banks, Jennifer Lopez, and Ciara were just a few of the folks who hit the red […]

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The 2018 American Music Awards are finally upon us and plenty of people are looking forward to see some of the greatest voices in the game pay tribute to the late legend, Aretha Franklin.  The tribute will feature Mary Mary, Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Cece Winans, and Donnie McClurkin and will be produced by Rickey Minor.  We […]

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Eva Marcille is officially off the market. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star married longtime beau, Michael Sterling in Atlanta over the weekend with several of her costars watching. The couple tied the knot nearly five months after Eva gave birth to their first child together, Michael Todd Sterling, Jr. Eva Marcille announces she’s pregnant, […]

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  Shonda Rhimes wants young women to not only vote but to use their voices to affect change. Speaking to an excited crowd of nearly 10,000 young women at the LA Promise Fund’s Girls Build Leadership Summit, an event focused on voter registration and voter turnout ahead of the mid-term elections on Friday, Rhimes shared […]

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If you watched the season 3 premiere of This Is Us then you already know that Sterling K. Brown is showing off his comedy chops more than ever before and the actor explained that Randall Pearson’s newfound funny bone was a natural progression for his character. The back and forth banter between he and his […]

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Beyoncé, Draymond Green, Entertainment, Events, Janelle Monae, Jay Z, Kim Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, Kim Porter, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Larsa Pippen, Lena Waithe, Lisa Raye, London Brown, Music, News, On The Run 2, On The Run II, Richard Lawson, Tamika Raymond, The Carters, Tina Knowles, Yara Shahidi -

The Carters took over Los Angeles over the weekend when their On The Run 2 tour served up two incredible shows at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Tons of fans and stars clamored to see Beyonce and Jay-Z take the stage and play out their tumultuous marriage and road to recovery in a nearly three-hour […]

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Las Vegas hosted two huge music festivals over the weekend, featuring performances from stars like Childish Gambino, The Weeknd, and Travis Scott. The annual iHeartRadio Music Festival went down at the T-Mobile Arena and the two-night concert boasted artists from all genres. Carrie Underwood, Justin Timberlake, and Kelly Clarkson played to the same crowd as […]

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Netflix just dropped Nappily Ever After, the highly-anticipated film that stars Sanaa Lathan and Black Hollywood turned out for the red carpet premiere in Hollywood on Thursday night. FIRST LOOK: Sanaa Lathan in Netflix’s ‘Nappily Ever After’ Stars like Nia Long and Gabrielle Union showed up to show love for the next movie to join […]

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Netflix has announced plans to bring QUINCY to The Smithsonian. The streaming service has partnered with The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture for the inaugural Smithsonian African American Film Festival next month. Netflix is supporting this first-of-its-kind film festival, where cinema, history and culture come together to celebrate African American visual culture […]

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  The 70th annual Emmy Awards took place in Los Angeles on Monday night, and we were a bit disappointed by the lack of color in the winner’s circle. Despite the fact that this year’s event boasted a record number of Black nominees, with 29 actors of color up for a coveted award, less than […]

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  The 2018 Emmy Awards were a bit of a snooze fest until Regina King won the award for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her stirring role in Seven Seconds. The actress starred in the Netflix series as grieving mother, Latrice Butler, who is seeking justice for her son who was […]

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  Michelle Obama just announced plan to embark on a 10-city tour to promote her highly-anticipated memoir, Becoming. She will make stops in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Detroit, Denver, San Jose and Dallas and treat fans to intimate conversations about her life and her journey to becoming our nation’s first Black […]

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The nominations for the 2018 American Music Awards are in and it looks like Cardi B and Drake are leading the pack with eight nominations each. Kane Brown, Ella Mai, Normani and Bebe Rexha announced the long list of nominees that includes Beyonce and Jay-Z, Khalid, and Migos among others from YouTube Space Los Angeles […]

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Even though the 2018 MTV VMAs left much to be desired, there were a few musical moments that didn’t make us cringe and (sadly) that’s enough to land on our list of the night’s best performances. While we’re still reeling from Madonna‘s pathetic attempt at an Aretha Franklin tribute (which she’s not claiming wasn’t meant […]

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The MTV VMAs went down from the Radio City Music Hall in NYC on Monday night and I’m still trying to figure out a way to get my three hours back. The annual award show that is meant to celebrate the year’s most entertaining, most impactful, and most amazing music videos already feels dated because […]

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  Cardi B has been laying low ever since she gave birth to her daughter Kulture five weeks ago, and she just made her first public appearance since becoming a mother on the MTV VMAs stage. The artist, who nabbed the most nominations of the night, opened the show from Radio City Music Hall in […]

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The 2018 MTV VMAs are finally upon us and we’re keeping track of the night’s big winners. With Cardi B leading the pack of nominees with 10 nods and The Carters following close behind. Jay-Z and Beyonce, now known as The Carters, nabbed eight nominations for their latest single, “APES**T.” The power couple is up […]

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The 2018 MTV VMAs are finally upon us and we’re running down the list of the most stylish stars to hit the pink carpet on the wildest award show in music. Stars like Cardi B, Offset, Nicki Minaj, and more are sure to stun on the carpet this year and we can’t wait to see […]

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(All Star Code Summer Gala Host, Soledad O’Brien, talks about why she’s so dedicated to mentoring.) It’s no secret that the technology sector suffers from a lack of diversity– but one program is showing young black men how to become bosses, by making them all star coders. The non-profit organization All Star Code– founded by former […]

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