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Rihanna’s Message About Beauty Will Inspire You

Rihanna is a beauty icon but that doesn't mean she thinks beauty means you have to be perfect. The singer and Fenty Beauty founder admits she wasn't allowed to wear makeup growing up and...
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After Lobbying for New Network, ‘Underground’ Creator Says the Show Is No More

The creator of WGN America's "Underground" has confirmed that efforts to save the canceled show have been futile. Misha Green, who also executive produced the critically-acclaimed series, tweeted that it won't be back on...
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‘This Is Us’ Stirs Debate About Transracial Adoption

NBC's hit drama "This Is Us" is leading a debate about whether a Black child can be raised by a white family. Tuesday night's episode saw parents Rebecca and Jack Pearson wanting to formally adopt...
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Jill Scott Serves Estranged Husband with Restraining Order

Jill Scott's divorce drama is getting even uglier. The singer has been granted a restraining order against Mike Dobson the same day she filed to end their marriage. The Sept. 15 order, Bossip reported Tuesday, Nov....
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Jill Scott’s Soon-to-Be Ex-Husband Says She’s ‘Evil’ Amid Divorce Filing News

Jill Scott has closed the curtain on her marriage to Mike Dobson. The singer filed for divorce after 15 months of marriage in September, according to documents recently obtained by Bossip. While Dobson hadn't responded...

Fans Reportedly Boo Chris Rock Over Sexual Assault Jokes

Chris Rock may want to rethink his comedy set after his rape jokes bombed last week. The comedian performed at the New York City club the Comedy Cellar Thursday, Nov. 2 and decided to...
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After Yet Another Shooting, Vic Mensa Has Had It

*   Days after the Lil Boosie concert shooting, rapper Vic Mensa is calling for stricter gun control after another gunman opened fire at a Texas church Sunday. The Chicago native is over the thoughts and...
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Morehouse Student’s Scientific Take On a Lil Uzi Vert Song Has Gone Viral

https://twitter.com/JuicyJu11/status/926240232445480960 A student-athlete at Morehouse has gone viral after creatively completing an extra credit assignment in biology class. Julien Turner, a linebacker at the historically Black college in Atlanta, used Lil Uzi Vert's "XO TOUR Llife3"...
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Diddy Walks Back Brother Love Name Change: ‘I Was Only Joking’

Turns out Sean Combs isn't changing his name to Brother Love after all. The mogul agitated WWE fans over the weekend when he said he would no longer respond to his other monikers, but on...
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Nursing Student Encourages Dark-Skinned Women to Love Themselves with Gorgeous Photoshoot 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BanRWw-BSzA/?taken-by=iamtberry Who says Black beauty only has one definition? An aspiring doctor gathered some friends for a photoshoot meant to embrace the beauty of Blackness and folks are taking notice. Sameria Gbieor, a 20-year-old nursing student,...

Oprah Donates $5M to Ron Clark Academy to Help Launch Performing Arts Center

Oprah Winfrey further solidifies her relationship with Atlanta's Ron Clark Academy with a $5 million donation. The former talk show host announced the hefty gift Friday, Nov. 3 during the school's 10th-anniversary celebration and the namesake...
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Dallas Reporter Wins Support from the Likes of Chance the Rapper After Woman Criticizes...

A Dallas traffic reporter who was slammed for her natural hair in May is keeping things classy in her response to a body shamer. Demetria Obilor, who works for the city's ABC affiliate, said she...
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Diddy’s Newest Name Change Infuriates WWE Fans

Sean "Diddy" Combs isn't Diddy anymore. The rapper announced Saturday, Nov. 4 that he will no longer answer to any other name aside from Love or Brother Love. And WWE fans are riled up,...
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Tyrese: Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith ‘Sent Us $5M to Keep Us Afloat!’

After Tyrese Gibson tearfully confessed he was broke and paying $13,000 per month in child support, the singer has announced he's got some help from his famous friends. Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith gave Gibson...
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How a Filmmaker and Reggae Artist Brought the Story of Human Zoos to Life...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GGxnkAa6MQ&feature=youtu.be Reggae singer-songwriter King Mas isn't like a typical star of the genre. A member of the conscious reggae fusion movement, his work aims not just to entertain but to heal. So his tune about Ota...
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Gabrielle Union Clarifies Sexual Reciprocity Comment, Responds to Critics Shaming People’s Bedroom Habits

https://youtu.be/pC-Z0okNct8?t=10m20s After Gabrielle Union faced backlash over her comments about giving some and getting some in the bedroom, the actress is clarifying what she meant. On "Sway In the Morning" last month (see clip below),...
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College Student Lands Modeling Contract After ‘Stunning’ Homecoming Photo Goes Viral

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba7SpQNnoqm/?taken-by=anokyai A New Hampshire college student is a Black Bill Gates in the making in her own right — as a model! After Anok Yai went viral when a photographer snapped her picture at Howard University's...
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Comedians, Celebs Have a Field Day with Tyrese’s Custody Woes But He Has a...

Tyrese Gibson can take it a little easier since the investigation into the child abuse allegations has reportedly closed. The singer's ex-wife, Norma Mitchell Gibson, alleged he hit their daughter and got a restraining...
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Colin Kaepernick Celebrated for Activism On Birthday

Happy birthday Colin Kaepernick! Although fans probably wish the free agent quarterback could be celebrating in happier circumstances. Kaepernick recently lost another opportunity to return to the NFL after the Houston Texans lost its...
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B.o.B. Questions If the Slave Trade Ever Happened

B.o.B. continues his penchant for questioning well-established facts with a new Instagram post about the slave trade. The rapper posted a video that questions the geography that colonizers established and put on Black people. "When...
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Chrisette Michele Explains Why She Posted a Photo of Miscarriage On Instagram

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KghutbsP4WI Chrisette Michele is aware of the wave of backlash she got for posting a graphic miscarriage photo on Instagram. The singer acknowledged the now-deleted picture was not hers during an appearance on "The Breakfast...

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