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The mother of Sandra Bland, the Illinois woman who committed suicide in a Texas jail after being hauled there for back-talking a police officer during a traffic stop, still doesn’t believe her daughter took her own life. In a new documentary, Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland, which premieres Monday on […]

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#MakeHIVHistory, Black Panther, Danai Guria, Danai Guria interview, Entertainment, Events, Featured, Film, Health, Johnson & Johnson, Television, TheGrio Originals, Video, World AIDS Day -

  Danai Gurira may be best-known for playing Okoye, a fierce woman warrior in Black Panther but in real life, the actress’ plight to eradicate HIV/AIDS in our lifetimes is just as intense. She has been an advocate and activist since the beginning of her career and continues to inspire and educate others on the […]

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Being Mary Jane, CW, Entertainment, Girlfriends, lack Lightning, Love Is, Mara Brock Akil, News, Oprah Winfrey Network, OWN, Salim Akil, Television, Warner Bros -

Salim Akil, co-creator of OWN’s hit series, Love Is, has been sued by a woman who claims to have had a 10-year-relationship with the Black Lightning showrunner. Amber Dixon Brennan filed a lawsuit against Akil earlier this week that accuses him of repeated “non-consensual assault and battery.” The court documents reveal that Brennan contends she […]

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Steve Harvey is still raking in the big bucks despite reports that his talk show has been bumped from its time slot in some markets. Harvey nabbed the No.5 spot of Forbes‘ annual list of the highest-paid TV hosts and it looks like he will be more than fine no matter what the fate of […]

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#BFV, Braxton Family Values, Entertainment, Lady Gaga, Music, News, Papoose, Remy Ma, Tamar & Vince, Tamar Braxton, Tamr Braxton, Television, Vincent Herbert -

Remy Ma would probably like to leave her legal problems in the past but the rapper has found herself back in a judge’s crosshairs and this time it has to do with Vincent Herbert. Last year, Tamar Braxton’s ex was sued by LDNX Records, a music company that alleges Herbert owes them $380k. Although they […]

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Cynthia Bailey, Entertainment, Greg Leakes, Gregg Leakes, Kenya Moore, Nene Leakes, Nene Leakes husband, Real Housewives of Atlanta, RHOA, Television -

Real Housewives of Atlanta fans have been following Nene Leakes and her husband Gregg Leakes as they confront his cancer diagnosis on this season of the hit reality show and it looks like the couple may not be as close as they appear. Although Nene is known for speaking her mind, her fans were shocked […]

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Al B. Sure, Diddy, Entertainment, Kim Porter, Kim Porter death, Kim Porter eulogy, Kim Porter funeral, Music, Quincy, Quincy Brown, Sean Diddy Combs, Star, Television, Video -

  While plenty of people are still reeling from the tragic death of Kim Porter, her eldest son, Quincy Brown, shared some touching words on social media this week. The star of STAR, whose father is Al B. Sure, posted about the gratitude he felt for the outpouring of support he and his family received after his mother’s […]

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Entertainment, Kanye West, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, KUWTK, Marcus Hyde, Music, Ray J, Television -

  Kim Kardashian West and her hubby, Kanye West may have caught some criticism for flaunting the private, double-decker, 747 they like to travel in this week but they also shared some serious dough with their personal photographer, Marcus Hyde, who was badly injured in a car crash last month. Aside from the hefty donation, […]

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Dave Chapelle, Entertainment, Events, Film, John Legend, Music, News, Oprah Winfrey, Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones, Quincy, Quincy Jones, Rashida Jones, Stevie Wonder, Television, Video -

  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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2019 AVN Porn Awards, AVN Porn Awards, Cardi B, Cardi B porn awards, Entertainment, Kanye West, Music, Offset, Television -

Cardi B has broken tons of records in her short career as a rap superstar and she just made history again. According to TheBlast, the former Love & Hip Hop star turned hitmaker will be the first-ever female performer to hit the stage at the annual AVN Porn Awards in January. “I’m so excited that […]

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Alexx Banks, brain flu, Entertainment, News, Oprah Winfrey, OWN, Ready to Love, reality star battles brain flu, Television, Tiffany Kirk -

Fans of OWN‘s latest reality series, Ready To Love should be familiar with Alexx Banks, one of the eligible bachelors looking for a wife on the dating show. Sadly, Banks is currently being hospitalized for brain flu, something we had never even heard of until now. One of his Ready To Love costars, Tiffany Kirk, […]

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A Legendary Christmas, A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy, Awkwafina, Chrissy Teigen, Crazy Rich Asians, Entertainment, Events, John Legend, John Legend Christmas special, Kim Kardashian West, Music, NBC, Penny and Paul, Stevie Wonder, Television, Video -

  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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Cowboys & Indians party, Eniko Hart, Eniko Parrish, Entertainment, Film, Kevin Hart, Kevin Hart backlash, News, Night School, Television, TheGrio's 100 Women, Video -

  Kevin Hart and his wife, Eniko Parrish caught plenty of heat from folks who were offended by their son’s birthday party theme. The couple showed off photos from the “Cowboys & Indians” themed birthday bash over the weekend and were instantly slammed for the insensitive theme. Now, the comedian is firing back at his […]

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Los Angeles police have been searching for suspects in the string of celebrity burglaries for months and they have finally nabbed several suspects charged with robbing LeBron James, Viola Davis, and Rihanna among others. According to TMZ, officials have arrested a total of 10 alleged gang members in connection to the celeb-focused crime streak. The […]

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Brooklyn Doris Daly, Entertainment, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Kenya Moore baby, Kenya Moore photo, Kenya Moore post-baby body, Marc Daly, Nene Leakes, Porsha Williams, Real Housewives of Atlanta, RHOA, Television -

Kenya Moore gave birth to her baby girl earlier this month and she’s already showing off a toned tummy. The 47-year-old former Real Housewives of Atlanta star welcomed her daughter, Brooklyn Doris Daly with her husband, Marc Daly and revealed her impressive snapback snapshots while revealing she endured a three-hour c-section. “#3weekspostpartum#47yearoldsnapback#Csection#teamnosleepThe SnapBack is real! […]

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Amazon, Entertainment, Film, HTGAWM, Julius Tennon, JuVee Productions, News, Steve McQueen, Television, Viola Davis, widows -

  Viola Davis just scored another big win, along with her husband, Julius Tennon. The Oscar-winning actress who is currently starring in Steve McQueen‘s latest film, WIDOWS, and her hubby just inked a first-look feature production deal with Amazon Studios. “Amazon Studios is passionate about building a home for both new and established filmmakers of […]

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Entertainment, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, KUWTK, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, Music, News, Princess Love, Ray J, Television -

  It looks like the battle between Ray J and Kim Kardashian West is raging on thanks to some recent claims she made on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.  During a recent episode, Kanye’s wifey insists she was high on ecstasy when she made her infamous sex tape with former flame, Ray J. “I got […]

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Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Exes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden Smith, News, Red Table Talk, Sheree Zampino, Television, Trey Smith, Video, Will Smith -

  Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have a way of making their family life look easy but the couple has been coming clean about how they have navigated the tough road of marriage and raising a blended family. In a recent Instagram post, Will Smith opened up about his relationship with his eldest son, […]

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Barracoon, Barracoon: The Story of the Last 'Black Cargo'', Common, Entertainment, Lionsgate, News, Television, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston -

It looks like Common is gearing up to adapt the work of Zora Neale Hurston into a limited television series and we can’t wait to see it. The singer/actor/activist who heads up Freedom Road Productions has reportedly acquired the rights to the recently-discovered novel Barracoon: The Story of The Last ‘Black Cargo’. Hurston is a […]

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Bravo, Chase Omari Samuels, Chris Samuels, Entertainment, Monique Samuels, Monique Samuels baby girl, News, Real Housewives of Potomac, RHOA, RHOP, Television -

Monique Samuels and her husband, Chris Samuels just welcomed their third child. The Real Housewives of Potomac star gave birth to a baby boy on Monday. “Chase Omari Samuels was born Nov. 26, 2018 at 4:56pm,” Monique Samuels told PEOPLE. “He’s 8 lbs., 15 oz., 21 inches long, and absolutely perfect.” View this post on Instagram […]

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  Ava DuVernay stays winning. The Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning director of A Wrinkle in Time, and Selma and creator of OWN’s hit series, Queen Sugar, has inked an impressive $100 million overall deal with Warner Bros TV. According to Deadline, the overall deal with DuVernay’s Forward Movement production company begins in January and includes drama and comedy series, documentaries, […]

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On the latest episode of Red Table Talk, Toni Braxton opened up to Jada Pinkett Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris about the difficulty she experienced when she divorced Keri Lewis in 2013. “I hated having to surrender to the loss,” Braxton said. Her ex was one of the founding members of Mint Condition and the couple […]

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Rita Ora, who is definitely a singer who sings songs, like with a microphone and everything, preformed as a part of Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade.

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Thanksgiving is finally upon and that means folks can expect to have full bellies and a touch of the “itis” making it the perfect time to see some fantastic films. While plenty of people are mapping out their Black Friday gameplay, others are planning to stay home and veg out after turkey time. If you’re […]

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#BFV, Birdman, Braxton Family Values, Delta, Entertainment, Music, News, Tamar Braxton, Television, Toni Braxton, Toni Braxton engagement ring, Towanda Braxton, Video -

  Toni Braxton is missing some serious bling after her luggage was lost on a Delta flight. The singer/reality star claims her Louis Vuitton trunk full of valuables went missing after a flight from NYC and once it was returned, it was missing several items including her super-pricey engagement ring from Birdman. PHOTOS: Beyonce pays […]

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Over the years, Sanaa Lathan has gifted us with characters who have staying power. More than 18 years after her first film, Love & Basketball, in which she played a character who highlighted gender barriers in basketball, she delivers Violet, a marketing maven who took a razor to her head and found the type of […]

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Black Chyna, Black Chyna skin bleaching, Colorism, Entertainment, Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner, Music, News, Rob Kardashian, Skin Bleaching, Skin lightening cream, Spice, Style, Television, Tyra, Video -

  Blac Chyna is raising eyebrows after reports surfaced that she’s gearing up to release her own line of skin-lightening cream. According to TMZ, the former reality star turned aspiring rapper has partnered up with a company called Whitenicious by Dencia to launch Whitenicious X Blac Chyna Diamond Illuminating & Lightening Cream. The product reportedly retails […]

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Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Domestic Violence, Entertainment, Facebook, Film, Jada Pinkett Smith, News, Red Table Talk, Television, Video, Will Smith, Willow Smith -

  Jada Pinkett Smith and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, opened up about their experience with domestic violence on the latest episode of Red Table Talk. Jada’s mom recounted the abuse she suffered at the hands of Jada’s father, Robsol Pinkett, Jr. and shared the horrifying story with Willow Smith for the first time. “This will […]

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24-7, Comedy, Entertainment, Eva Longoria, Film, Hulu, Kerry Washington, Leslie Odom Jr., Little Fires Everywhere, News, Old its Blues, Scandal, Television, Video -

  Kerry Washington has a ton of projects in the works, and she just landed the leading role in an upcoming film directed by Eva Longoria. The Scandal alum will be the leading lady in 24-7, a comedy that’s reminiscent of Dolly Parton’s iconic film, 9-5. Washington will executive produce the film that centers on […]

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Bravo, Cynthia Bailey, Entertainment, Funky Dineva, Hautelanta, Kandi Burrus, Marlo Hampton, Real Housewives of Atlanta, RHOA, Television, Todd Tucker, WEtv -

A few months back, reports surfaced that Kandi Burrus and Todd Tucker were developing a reality show for WeTV that would star Marlo Hampton and Funky Dineva. Now, Kandi has revealed that while WeTV green-lit the show, (tentatively titled Hautelanta) it has been scrapped due to difficult cast members. “We actually did have a show that I […]

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  Like so many others, Kimora Lee Simmons is mourning the loss of her dear friend, Kim Porter. In a heartfelt Instagram post, Simmons shared several personal photos of her and Porter  as well a few snapshots of their children hanging out together over the years. “At your homegoing celebration today it became all too […]

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  When Oprah Winfrey agreed to be the special guest at the University of Massachusetts’ Chancellor Speaker Series on Thursday, no one knew she would be making such a huge contribution. She did just that when she surprised the school by matching the $1.5 million the event raised for the UMass Lowell Scholarships. “I was so […]

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  Nelly has been accused of sexual assault in a new lawsuit filed under Jane Doe and he’s speaking out against her claims. The St. Louis-based rapper issued a statement denying any wrongdoing and slamming his accuser for going after his girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, who is also named in the lawsuit. “I’ve been quiet for […]

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