Da Brat announces new ‘Set if Off’ stage play and we have questions

Da Brat is taking her talents in the stage in a new adaptation of the cult classic, Set it Off and will reportedly play the role of badass bank robber Cleo. Queen Latifah (Cleo), Jada Pinkett Smith (Stony), Kimberly Elise (T.T.) and Vivica A. Fox (Frankie) starred in the popular 1996 movie about four friends who turn […]

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Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert address divorce and love child rumors in awkward interview

Tamar Braxton publicly announced that she had filed for divorce nearly four months ago. And immediately there were rumors swirling in the streets of a secret love child, extramarital affairs, and domestic abuse, which her own mother helped fuel. Well, everyone’s favorite reality star diva is finally ready to set the record straight. Appearing on […]

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The Oscars will be magical night for Mary J. Blige with two nominations and performance

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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‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler went from living in his car to creating superheros because he personifies #blackexcellence

If Ryan Coogler isn’t your favorite director by now, then you just haven’t been paying attention. The 31-year-old breakout Marvel director is coming off of creating one of Hollywood’s highest-grossing debuts capturing an estimated $500 million globally in less than a week. But Ryan Coolger has certainly paid his dues. In an in-depth conversation with […]

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‘Defend your rights’ Killer Mike wants Black people buy guns and resist tyranny

When Killer Mike has something to say you best believe it’s going to make you think. The outspoken and politically conscious rapper took to Instagram to post a photo of an AR-15 and wrote: “To be very frank, As a member of a group of Americas who have only been free 54 yrs I don’t […]

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‘You’re hurting me!’ Facebook video of five police officers tackling Black teen goes viral

After a video showing an incident between Toronto police officers and a Black teenager went viral, an investigation was launched, according to The Star. Bethany McBride is a Toronto-based chef who witnessed the whole ordeal and posted video of the incident online. McBride told reporters that she was riding the Toronto Transit Commission at the […]

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Calls for boycott after gas station employee brags about charging n***ers more

A humiliating racial profiling incident can happen anywhere—including your local gas station. Last Thursday, Rachel Sherman reportedly pulled into to her local BP service station with her brother for a state vehicle inspection and was the target of racial profiling and a money scam. According to WJLA, it all started with an suspicious change in pricing.  “My brother […]

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Mayor Dwaine Caraway receives death threats after asking NRA not to come to Dallas

After the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida that took 17 lives, Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway decided to take a stand agains the NRA. And now he’s receiving death threats. Dwaine Caraway spoke with TMZ  to detail his issues and spoke on the scary resopnses he’s received from those “influenced” by the NRA following his call […]

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Schools threaten to suspend students who boycott gun laws after school shooting

The deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, that took the lives of 17 people, has galvanized a new generation of teen activists to take on gun reform. Unfortunately some schools don’t seem to support their students constitutional rights to express their opinions about school shootings. According to USA Today, Superintendent Curtis Rhodes of Needville Independent School […]

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‘Black Panther’ superfan launches petition for Netflix to launch TV series to tell the story of Wakanda

Black Panther is taking the world by storm, and the fans want to make sure that the story of King T’Challa and the Wakanda kingdom continues. Set to gross over $500 million worldwide before the Marvel masterpiece even heads into its second weekend at the boxoffice, it’s only right that fans would be asking for […]

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