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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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During New York Fashion Week, singers Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans were trending all […]

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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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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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Singer Mary J. Blige shared a fierce photo of herself with fans on Wednesday and […]

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I am so proud to bring you #SisterLove, a jewelry line that represents women working […]

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  Maroon 5 just dropped a new music video for their song “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B and it’s a star-studded flick full of girl power. The video included cameos from a ton of famous faces including Tiffany Haddish, Phoebe Robinson, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, and Ellen Degeneres among others. Cardi B explains […]

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Black celebs showed up and showed out at this year’s Oscars and the significance of history-making year in film was not lost on Vanity Fair. Their photographer, Mark Seliger, captured several stunning photos of beautiful black folks like Kerry Washington, Chadwick Boseman, and Zoe Kravitz at their portrait studio on Sunday night. Lena Waithe posted one on […]

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Mary J. Blige’s estranged husband Kendu Isaacs is demanding an increase in spousal support citing […]

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The Academy Awards promises to be an unforgettable night for Mary J. Blige. Mary J. Blige will be performing “Mighty River,” the Oscar-nominated song she co-wrote with Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson for the movie Mudbound. MJB is also nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her haunting performance in the Dee Rees-directed drama.  Blige, […]

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Despite decades of allegations of sexual abuse levied against superstar, R. Kelly, the music world continues to celebrate the controversial singer and his music. In the time of #MeToo, it’s particularly troubling that some of music’s biggest names have no problem endorsing his brand of baby-making music, despite the deeply disturbing mental pictures painted by […]

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Good afternoon! It’s Tuesday and we’re feeling a nice little energy boost from today’s Oscar nominations, seeing the likes of Denzel Washington, Jordan Peele and Mary J. Blige in the mix (this woman’s comeback game is SO strong). It’s also nice to see that black unemployment is at a record low.  Just make note that […]

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Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis announced the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards on Tuesday morning from and we’re pretty excited about the long list of black celebs who nabbed the coveted nominations. Haddish and Serkis were joined by a few more celebs including Priyanka Chopra, Selma Hayek, Rosario Dawson, Michelle Rodriguez and Zoe Saldana, […]

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The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards was held in Los Angeles on Thursday evening and while there weren’t a ton of people of color in the winner’s circle, there were plenty of beautiful black folks at the big event. Susan Kelechi Watson This Is Us star, Susan Kelechi Watson served up some serious leg when […]

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Most of the people and entities described here are habitual line-steppers (word to Charlie Murphy) whose actions are not surprising, but still annoying.

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The 2018 Golden Globes nominations have been revealed and this year’s list turned up some surprising results. While there are a few black actors who scored nominations in major categories, other parts of the list are still pretty light on diversity. When it comes to the big screen, Denzel Washington is up for Best Actor […]

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Mary J. Blige may have more drama on the horizon thanks to her estranged husband, Kendu Isaacs. He’s reportedly seeking more spousal support from the singer who sent him packing over alleged infidelity last June. After 12 years of marriage, he’s looking to cash in on her sorrow-fueled success. According to reports, he’s insisting he’s […]

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Lupita Nyong'o, Mary J. Blige, Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, Shirley Chisholm, Women's History Month -

To kick off National Women’s History Month, we’re sharing stories about the most Undefeated women who we’ve written about since we launched in May 2016. They include athletes, actresses, soldiers, musicians, educators, activists and journalists. According to the National Women’s History Project, “recognizing the achievements of women in all facets of life – science, community, […]

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This past week, Mary J. Blige made headlines when the teaser for her new talk show The 411 featured an interview with Hillary Clinton. The most noteworthy (and cringe worthy) moment of the clip released by Apple Music showed the R&B legend belting out Bruce Springsteen’s American Skin (41 Shots). You’ve got to understand the rules If an […]

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She takes a deep sigh. Mary J. Blige is about to go there. Blige believes her pain is purposeful. It’s a connection she’s shared with her fans for nearly 25 years — since 1992’s What’s The 411? Blige takes the rough patches of her love life, douses it with her signature Pentecostal preparation and bares […]

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Legendary record producer Andre Harrell knows good music when he hears it. After putting his own rap career on hold, he signed Heavy D in 1986 and created Uptown Records, the label that made us bop, sway and do the running man before it was a challenge. Harrell is also responsible for bringing us artists like Mary J. Blige, […]

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The 2012 Essence Music Festival drew 413,000 people to New Orleans for the four-day event held over the Fourth of July weekend...

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