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Oprah Says $5M an Episode for ‘Underground’ Is Too Expensive for OWN; BET’s CEO...

When WGN America decided to cancel its hit series "Underground" last week, fans were hopeful that OWN would pick it up for a third season. However, founder Oprah Winfrey reportedly can't make it happen. "I...

The Weeknd’s Global Charity Continues with $100K Gift to Ugandan Health Center

The Weeknd's under-the-radar charity continues with a huge donation to a Ugandan medical facility. The singer's $100,000 gift to Suubi Health Center, a maternity and children's medical facility in Budondo, Uganda, was inspired by his friend...

Why Latin American Soap Operas Are Taking Over East Africa

East Africa loves its soap operas. But as residents soak up the drama that unfolds week to week on their screens, they're not seeing themselves reflected. That's because, NPR reported, most of the shows are produced in Latin...

Keyshia Cole Tells Mom She Doesn’t Want to Lose Her to the Streets, But...

The response Keyshia Cole got from her mother after saying she feared losing her to drugs is one no one wants to hear. The singer tweeted fans Saturday, June 3, about a chat she had...

Mo’Nique Says Tyler Perry Was ‘Shocked’ to Find Out Salaries for Black Actresses But...

https://youtu.be/HgxBOsYgCH8?t=5m47s Mo'Nique and husband Sydney Hicks are giving more insight into her issues with Tyler Perry, a beef the actress/comedian made public during a comedy show last month when she blamed him, Lee Daniels and Oprah for allegedly...

Kevin Hart Calls Bill Maher Use of N-Word ‘Tacky’, Ice Cube Plans to Confront...

https://youtu.be/CaoegqsUNZI?t=24m33s Kevin Hart believes there are limits to what comedians can and can't joke about — including Bill Maher's "bad judgment" in using the n-word. "You can play the freedom of speech thing all you want,"...

Indie Designer Accuses Khloé Kardashian of ‘Copying’ Bodysuits, Side-by-Side Gives Accusation Weight

Khloé Kardashian is on the hot seat after an independent designer accused her of stealing her designs, which Kardashian has denied through her company. Last week the reality TV star tweeted a campaign video for...

Retired Schoolteacher Ready to Part with Impressive Black History Collection Appraised at $10M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaELEp0hTm0 Elizabeth Meaders has been building her collection of 50,000 Black history items for years and now she's ready to part with it. "I've spent every penny I have, every penny I hope to have, every...

Halle Berry’s Rep Says She Is Not Pregnant After Red-Carpet Appearance Sparks Rumors

Halle Berry set social media ablaze with pregnancy rumors by cradling her belly on the red carpet, but according to her rep, the Oscar winner isn’t expecting. "It is completely untrue. She is not pregnant," the...

This ‘Carmichael Show’ Actress Has An Idea About How Black People Can Strike Back...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcT9Cu0sf-A "Carmichael Show" actress Tiffany Haddish says the appearance of nooses at two Washington D.C., museums is a tactic to strike fear in Black Americans. "They might be the people that don't have a lot of...

D.L. Hughley Questions Outrage for Kathy Griffin When Ted Nugent Took Aim at Obama

https://youtu.be/oRSGVR0OGns?t=1m7s D.L. Hughley has one word to describe the outrage against Kathy Griffin for holding a mock bloodied head of President Donald Trump: hypocritical. "I think she told a joke and if they didnt like it,...

Big Sean Helps Students Experiencing Financial Strain with $15K Donation

Big Sean is giving back in a major way by issuing a $15,000 donation to support financially strapped college students in his hometown of Detroit. The rapper made the gift to Wayne State University's Helping...

Bill Maher Apologizes for Using N-Word But Killer Mike and Michael Eric Dyson’s Response...

Bill Maher just said the n word, @BenSasse didn't look horrified, and the audience applauded. pic.twitter.com/kFAs1S3dyM — Yashar Ali (@yashar) June 3, 2017 Comedian Bill Maher has apologized for using the n-word during the Friday, June...

Brandy Rushed to Hospital After Early-Morning Flight, Now Resting at Home

Singer Brandy is resting following a health scare on a flight from Los Angeles Friday. The star's representatives said in a statement on Instagram that Brandy had been recording at the studio all night Thursday...

Rihanna Fans Call Out Apple VP for Appearing to Tell Her to ‘Sit Down’...

Rihanna fans swiftly moved into action Thursday when an Apple executive appeared to command the singer to sit down. The "Needed Me" singer was standing up to cheer on the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 1...

Woman Adamant About Keeping Century-Old St. Louis Confederate Monument

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdsvSA74Tuw While a dozen St. Louis residents gathered to urge the removal of a 103-year-old Confederate monument, one woman is fighting to do the opposite. "We're all dividing and fighting over stone when we should be...

Nas Explains Why He’s Not Outspoken on Race Relations Like Other Rappers in Open...

Nas knows what ideal President Donald Trump represents and he wasn't afraid to state exactly what it is in an open letter about the state of politics and race in America. "We all know a racist...

Jason Whitlock and Shannon Sharpe Have Vastly Different Reactions to LeBron’s Home Vandalism

LeBron James responds to the vandalism incident at his home pic.twitter.com/goMoicIIit — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 31, 2017 Ask Jason Whitlock and Shannon Sharpe for their take on LeBron James' statement about being Black and wealthy...

Obamas Proud Owners of $8.1M Washington D.C. House They’ve Been Renting

The Obamas are sticking around Washington D.C. for a while and have decided to buy the $8.1-million home they've been renting since the end of Barack Obama's presidency. "Given that President and Mrs. Obama will...

Father Gets Flooded with Donations After Returning $1.2K Accidentally Sent to Him

A 28-year-old self-described low-income father's generous deed is now being rewarded by other generous social media users after he sent back $1,200 mistakenly given to him. Gerrell McAllister, a resident of Tacoma raising his 5-year-old daughter, was...

Parents Forced to Go Public About Racism Experienced by Students, Leading Administration to Finally...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O7wPeUtl-Q Parents of students in the Birmingham, Mich., school district have finally gotten an answer from the administration after saying their children have experienced "blatant racism." "The principal and central administrators were not aware of the events...

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