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Will this be the year Janet Jackson finally gets her due as one of the most important icons in music? After four prior nominations, will LL Cool J be formally recognized as one of hip-hop’s pioneers? And nearly 40 years after their last platinum-selling release, Masterjam, will Rufus and Chaka Khan finally take their…

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We all now Drake has a way with the ladies but it looks like he may have met his match if rumors are true. The rapper is reportedly dating 18-year-old beauty, Bella Harris and by the looks of her Instagram page, she’s over the moon. She posted a photo of herself looking cozy with the […]

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Hours before Ciara dropped her new single, “Dose,” she gave fans a taste of what they’ll hear […]

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“Tonight’s honorees represent our radiance and our royalty … Thank you all for showing the world how bright we shine and how hard we rock,” said Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond, speaking to the audience at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center during the Black Girls Rock! Awards, which aired on BET on Sunday…

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Writer Dustin Seibert says these five WTF moments from The Bobby Brown Story prove that it was every bit as entertaining, if not more so, than The New Edition Story. Agree?

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“The Bobby Brown Story” premiered on BET Tuesday night, and in one of the most-talked-about scenes […]

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On the heels of the surprisingly successful The New Edition Story last fall, BET decided to ride the gravy train one more time with the Tuesday release of episode one of The Bobby Brown Story, to be followed be episode 2 on Wednesday night. Much like with New Edition, we followed along on social media with care as we…

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They said it wouldn’t last, we had to prove them wrong: Fresh off the historic wave of melanated magnificence on September covers around the world, a new crop of black beauties of is greeting us for October, as epitomized by Janet Jackson on the cover of InStyle magazine’s Beauty Issue.

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As people around the world celebrate Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday, Janet Jackson paid homage to the King of Pop aka her big brother Michael Jackson, by releasing a teaser video for her “Remember the Time” inspired video.

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The ceremony won’t be televised until Sept. 9, but on Sunday night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J., black girl magic was on full display as an array of our established and future icons hit the red carpet for Black Girls Rock! 2018.

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Janet Jackson will receive the rock star award at the 2018 […]

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Here’s another opportunity to brush off that Rhythm Nation choreo you practiced in your bedroom. Janet Jackson, the original queen of leveling up, will be gracing our TV screens soon to receive the Phenomenal Woman in Music award at Black Girls Rock.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson‘s fans were so energetic at an event Friday for […]

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It’s easy to remember Joe Jackson as an abusive father whose quest to create superstar children resulted in one supremely gifted yet tortured soul. But Michael Jackson would want us to forgive him. If that’s even possible. Joe Jackson died Wednesday at age 89. His son Michael was the greatest musical entertainer of all time […]

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Joe Jackson realized early on that there was an overwhelming pool of musical talent in his children, particularly a little bright-eyed boy named Michael.

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  Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family has died. Wednesday, family sources confirmed to TMZ that Jackson passed away at 3:30 AM in Los Angeles. Jackson was the tough as nails and allegedly abusive father and manager of the most iconic American family musical group in history, the hit-making Jackson 5, who represented […]

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Joe Jackson, the 89-year-old patriarch of the Jackson family, appears to be in the final stages of terminal cancer. As the rest of the Jackson family prepares for the end, Janet Jackson, Joe’s youngest child, became the first ever recipient of the Impact Award at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles. Janet […]

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end an inhumane immigration policy that his administration started. After intense backlash from separating children from parents– including toddlers and babies– Trump said the U.S. will keep immigrant families together while they are in custody. But what will happen to the more than 2000 children who’ve already […]

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  Paris Jackson may be a star on the rise, but that doesn’t mean she’s welcoming the public into her private business. She took to social media on Monday to explain why she wasn’t in the audience rooting for her aunt, Janet Jackson, during her Billboard Awards performance on Sunday and basically told the media […]

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Here is #thedownload for May 21st. The British Royal Family got a brand new member when actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in a lavish and very Black wedding. Markle’s heritage was on display with Reverend Bishop Michael Curry; the talented teen cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason; and a South East London gospel choir which sang “Stand […]

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The 2018 Billboard Music Awards took over the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and celebrated the top selling artists in music on Sunday night. Although it’s not necessarily the show that black folks crowd around their televisions to see, this year’s installment had some very noteworthy moments including Janet Jackson’s first television performance […]

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The 2018 Billboard Music Awards went down on Sunday in Las Vegas and Kendrick Lamar tied with Ed Sheeran for the most wins of the night. The “Be Humble.” rapper didn’t attend the annual event but managed to nab trophies in six of the fifteen categories he was nominated in including Top Billboard 200 Album, Top […]

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While there were a few performances we would rather forget (Macklemore could have stayed home and wtf is this BTS madness?) during Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards, several artists served up entertaining moments at the annual event. Kelly Clarkson did a good job as the show’s host and showed off her vocal skills more than once, […]

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  Moments before Janet Jackson took the stage at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, my heart was already pounding. The montage that played after Bruno Mars ran down the long list of accomplishments that make her a bonafide icon reminded me of just how phenomenal her career has been and the anticipation […]

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The stars were out in full effect for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday and we’ve got a rundown of a few of our favorite looks from celebrities like NE-YO, DJ Khaled, Tyra Banks, En Vogue and more. It seems there were quite a few trends heating up the carpet with […]

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Janet Jackson is being honored at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with the Icon Award and while that award is iconic in itself, an Alabama woman got an epic opportunity to perform right beside her thanks to the police. It’s an unlikely story given the contentious relationship cops have with urban communities, but in the […]

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It’s almost time for the Billboard Music Awards and Janet Jackson will be making quite a splash this year’s event. The superstar will receive the highly-coveted ICON Award at the award show and will perform on television for the first time in nine years. Janet Jackson has had a prolific music career and an impressive […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson’s icon status is being confirmed at the Billboard Awards. […]

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