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Commentary, Donald Trump, Donda West, Grammy Awards, Hip-Hop, Hurricane Katrina, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Music, Politics, Rap, Taylor Swift -

Imagine one of the biggest rappers in the world standing in front of the president of the United States on live television with free rein to say whatever is on his mind. Imagine that rapper advocating for more mental health institutions to curb black incarceration rates. Imagine he or she arguing for the freeing of […]

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Blake Griffin, Grammy Awards, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Podcast, Super Bowl, The Plug -

You can’t talk sports this week without talking about Super Bowl LII: the New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles. So what’d we do with that? We introduced a “Faceoff” segment. An Eagles fan and a Pats diehard each try to convince us why their squad will hoist the Lombardi trophy on Sunday night. After that, […]

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Black Women, Entertainment, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Performances, Top Stories, Video, Women -

If you watched the Grammys last night, you may have noticed that although many women had been nominated for awards, only one took home a solo award in a major category (Alessia Cara for Best New Artist). The Recording Academy’s President Neil Portnow responded to questions about this by stating: “It has to begin with…women […]

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Bodak Yellow, Cardi B, E!, Entertainment, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Migos, Motorsport, News, Offset -

E!'s veteran on-camera personality Giuliana Rancic interviewed tons of celebrities on the Grammy red carpet this past weekend, but her interaction with Cardi B got noticeably awkward.

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Bruno Mars, Grammy Awards, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Music, SZA -

There’s much so much take away from the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Here are the most obvious elephants in the room. Kendrick Lamar’s run continues. We said it before, but Lamar’s DAMN. good year has no end in sight. He started Sunday night’s Grammys off via one of the best (Dave Chapelle) intros in recent […]

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Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Bruno Mars, Entertainment, Grammy Awards, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, News, Rumi, Sir, Video -

Blue Ivy may only be six years old, but she is already an awards show vet and during Sunday night's Grammy Awards, she reminded her parents Beyoncé and Jay-Z of proper etiquette on such occasions.

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Featured, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Hillary Clinton, Politics, Video -

Hillary Clinton made a surprise cameo at the 2018 Grammy Awards, but rather than talking politics she decided to get a little petty. During a prerecorded segment for the music awards ceremony, host James Corden decided to host fictional audiobook auditions for Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, which details the chaos in Trump’s White House. […]

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theGrio's Style Correspondent Johnny Wright breaks down Grammys red carpet looks

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2018 Grammys, Entertainment, Featured, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Grammys Red Carpet, Hairstyles, Johnny Wright, Red Carpet, Style, Video -

Take a look back at the risks that worked during the Grammys 2017 then find out what Johnny Wright - hairstylist to the stars - forecasts for this year. Let us know who you're excited to see walk the red carpet for this year's show.

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American Society of Composers, and Publishers, Authors, Black Thought, Bruno Mars, Grammy Awards, Music, The Roots -

Black Thought, the legendary rapper and front man for the equally legendary Roots crew, takes a break from discussing his hometown Philadelphia Eagles. Like most people in a Gramercy Theater VIP section during the wee hours, the Super Bowl is a hot topic. But Black Thought soon starts talking about music’s Super Bowl — the […]

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Cardi B, Grammy Awards, Hip-Hop, Migos, Music, Offset, Quavo, Rap -

“We the young kings of hip-hop right now,” said Quavo. He was laughing, and playful. Yet serious. Their new album, Culture II, had hit all streaming services less than 24 hours before. The 24-track double album boasts verses and production from Drake, 2 Chainz, 21 Savage, Big Sean, Metro Boomin, Mike Dean, Kanye West and […]

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Apollo Theater, Dapper Dan, Doug E. Fresh, Elle Varner, Fat Joe, Grammy Awards, Harlem, Hip-Hop, Music, New York City, R&B, Rap, Rotimi -

  One doesn’t just see Harlem, New York. You feel Harlem. You smell Harlem. You vibe with Harlem. From the backseat of a Lyft, you pass the stalwarts of the community — the Duane Reade pharmacies, General Grant Houses, the countless delis — many of which will sell you a delicious “chopped cheese” sandwich — […]

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DAMN., Drake, Grammy Awards, Hip-Hop, Hotline Bling, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Music, Rap -

A Toronto to New York flight usually takes less than an hour. But don’t expect Drake to stand in line at customs to be in New York this weekend as the Grammys return to Manhattan for the first time in 15 years. For the first time since 2008 — the year before his genre-bending third […]

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Essence Magazine, Grammy Awards, Janet Jackson, Missy Elliott, Music -

The vibe was old-school glamorous New York last night for the Essence 9th Annual Black Women in Music event. Missy Elliott was honored at the jam-packed Highline Ballroom, and phones were in the air as none other than Janet Jackson surprised Elliott with a truly emotional speech, and presentation of the award. “Some rhyme, some […]

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Black History, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Grammy Awards, Jeff Townes, Music, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith -

  It was 1989. The scene: Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. The host: Billy Crystal, who then was starring in films such as Memories of Me and When Harry Met Sally. The event was the 31st Annual Grammy Awards. George H.W. Bush had recently been sworn in as president of the United States, and the Gulf […]

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Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Grammy Awards, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, SZA -

Jay-Z is back, and Kendrick Lamar is still here. The two titans of hip-hop — a 47-year-old wordsmith from Brooklyn, New York, and a 30-year-old grittily socially conscious MC from Compton, California — are the two artists to beat among the list of nominations, announced Tuesday, for January 2018’s 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Hov earned […]

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Bodak Yellow, Cardi B, Entertainment, Featured, Grammy Awards, Grammy Nominations -

The 'Bodak Yellow' breakout star rakes up two nominations in rap categories

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21 Savage, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Grammy Awards, Hip-Hop, Music, Obituary, R&B, Rap, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Notorious B.I.G -

Fats Domino, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 1986 inaugural class, a recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts, died Oct. 24 at his home in suburban New Orleans. He was 89. Just as Domino helped push swing music to the margins […]

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@AP, Drake, Entertainment, Grammy Awards, Grammys -

Drake's "More Life" album won't earn him more Grammy Awards...

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NEW YORK (AP) — Drake’s “More Life” album won’t earn him more Grammy Awards: The […]

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Arron Afflalo, California, Chiney Ogwumike, Compton, Connecticut Sun, DeMar DeRozan, Grammy Awards, Hip-Hop, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Marvin Gaye, Music, NBA, Rap, Toronto Raptors, WNBA -

I used to be jealous of Arron Afflalo / He was the one to follow. — Kendrick Lamar, from 2012’s “Black Boy Fly” Now in his second stint with the Orlando Magic, shooting guard Arron Afflalo, recently of the Sacramento Kings, was one of the key pieces in a 2012 offseason blockbuster: then-superstar center Dwight […]

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Black Fathers, Chance the Rapper, Entertainment, Grammy Awards, Viral Video -

This interaction with Chance The Rapper and his young daughter is the best thing you'll see all day.

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Arista Records, Bobby Brown, Documentary, Grammy Awards, Music, Showtime, Whitney Houston, Whitney: Can I Be Me -

Whitney: Can I Be Me, the new documentary about the beloved singer who drowned in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton after overdosing on drugs, is full of little moments that squeeze at your heart. There’s footage of Whitney Houston ecstatic after giving her all during a performance of “I Will Always Love You” and […]

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Briana Scurry, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Grammy Awards, Soccer, Tina Turner, USWNT, Women's History Month -

In honor of Women’s History Month, today’s Two for Tuesday recognizes international recording artist Tina Turner, who overcame poverty, racism, sexism and domestic violence to ascend the throne as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” as well as soccer phenom, Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion Briana Scurry. Tina Turner With big, famously spiky […]

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Grammy Awards, Happy Birthday, Harry Belafonte, Music -

It was 1956, and Harry Belafonte was about to usher in the era of the megaselling record. When the Harlem heartthrob entered New York’s Webster Hall Studios in 1955 to record an album of Caribbean folk songs, he could not have imagined how fateful the sessions would be. Commencing his performance of a traditional Jamaican […]

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Black History Month, Daily Uplift, Grammy Awards, Michael Jackson, Porgy and Bess -

1704 — Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opens school for black students Elias Neau, a Frenchman who worked as a cabin boy and a sailor in his early life, was always willing to lend a helping hand. But Neau was especially inspired to help enslaved communities after being captured by a French privateer near Jamaica in […]

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ABS Originals, al jareau, grammy awards, jazz, News Video, Video -

The world of jazz lost one of its true masters on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2017, when […]

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