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Chuck Berry Turns 90, Celebrates With First Album in Nearly Four Decades

Chuck Berry turned 90 Oct. 18 and announced plans to release his first album in almost four decades. A press release on the legendary musician's website states the album – titled Chuck – is due in 2017. Consisting...

Pennsylvania Mayor Finally Resigns After Posting Racist Memes About President Obama

The mayor of a Pennsylvania town offered to resign after the racist memes he posted on Facebook of President Barack Obama drew criticism. Atlanta Black Star reported West York, Pennsylvania Mayor Charles Wasko came under...

Mary J. Blige’s Estranged Husband Requests $129K in Monthly Spousal Support

Mary J. Blige's divorce from estranged husband and former manager Kendu Isaacs is getting pricey. The singer's ex spouse believes he is entitled to a hefty spousal support check each month. In documents obtained by TMZ, Isaacs said...

‘Hidden Figures’ Gets Early Release Date, Set for Christmas Day to Qualify for Oscars

The biopic Hidden Figures scored an early release date on Christmas Day to enter the 2017 Oscar race. Fox announced the NASA film will get a limited opening on the holiday, with a wide release Jan....

Nicki Minaj Blasts Kanye’s Interracial Dating Lyrics, Insecure Men and Denies Criticizing Melania

Nicki Minaj is clearing the air about blasting Kanye West's interracial dating lyrics along with whispers she dissed Melania Trump. During her performance at Tidal X Oct. 16, the MC paused her set to challenge...

Gabrielle Union Gets Support from Actors’ Labor Union in BET Lawsuit

An actors' labor union is backing Gabrielle Union and her "Being Mary Jane" cast for her lawsuit filed last week. Deadline reported The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists sent a complaint to Viacom on...

NYPD Officers of Haitian Descent Travel to Island to Provide Aid: ‘It’s Our Obligation’

Haitian members of the New York Police Department gathered to provide relief to the hurricane-struck island. The New York Daily News reported 10 brothers of the Haitian American Law Enforcement Fraternal Organization touched down in the Caribbean country last...

Colin Kaepernick Honors Muhammad Ali While T-Shirt with Rifle Scope on Him Sold Outside...

Colin Kaepernick's Muhammad Ali shirt could not protect him from the rifle target-themed tee bought by football fans Sunday in New York. The starting quarterback faced many unsupportive fans as he and the San Francisco...

Azealia Banks Reportedly Called the N-Word, Choked by Russell Crowe at Party

Azealia Banks took to Facebook to detail a harrowing experience she had at the Beverly Hills, California hotel room of actor Russell Crowe. In the now-deleted messages captured online, the rapper said she arrived at...

Toni Braxton Released After Being Hospitalized for Lupus for Second Time

Toni Braxton found herself hospitalized for lupus again this weekend. That made it her second admission since Oct. 3. The singer shared her latest health update on social media Oct. 15. "Toni Braxton was hospitalized this...

Taraji P. Henson Talks Losing Roles Because of a Director’s ‘Limited’ View of Black...

Taraji P. Henson is opening up about a role she didn't snag because of Hollywood's racist views on Black actresses. In her memoir, Around The Way Girl, Henson shared that a filmmaker specifically wrote the role...

Mother and Daughter Left Confused After Soccer Referee Demands 9-Year-Old Removes Beads From Hair

A 9-year-old girl and her mother are searching for a solution after a referee benched her for wearing her beads on her braids. On Oct. 11, Aubrey Zvovushe-Ramos' mom Amy Zvovushe-Ramos shared an image on Instagram explaining what happened. Amy...

Kevin Hart ‘Salutes’ Nate Parker, Plans to See ‘Birth of a Nation’

Kevin Hart is giving Nate Parker his support. Before Parker's movie The Birth of a Nation raked in $7 million its opening weekend, much of its success hinged on the fallout over his rape scandal....

NFL Star LeSean McCoy Extends Invite to Game For Police: They’re Taking so Much...

Buffalo Bills player LeSean McCoy wants to show his appreciation to police by inviting them to the team's next game. According to BillsWire, McCoy planned to give between 15 and 20 police officers Bills tickets....

Chris Rock Inks $40M Historic Two-Special Deal with Netflix for Stand-Up Comedy

Chris Rock is returning to stand-up comedy with a lucrative deal from Netflix. Sources told The Hollywood Reporter the actor is earning a historic $40 million for two comedy specials. Reportedly, earning $20 million for each special places...

Trump-Supporting Reporter Tries to Expose Montel Williams, But He Checks Her Threat

Scottie Nell Hughes thought she could threaten Montel Williams over a past lawsuit, but the talk-show host proved her wrong. In a direct message Hughes sent on Twitter, she told Williams she "appreciated him" and did...

Black Women Respond to Delta After They Rejected Medical Aid from Dr. Tamika Cross...

After a Black OBGYN was unable to assist a passenger on a Delta flight due to a disbelieving flight attendant, doctors spurred the hashtag #WhatADoctorLooksLike. Dr. Tamika Cross shared her experience on Facebook this week, sparking outrage online....

Pennsylvania High School Students Under Investigation After Racist Message Goes Viral

The administration is investigating at a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania high school after an image with a racist message went viral. A photo of students at Central Dauphin High School showed the group smiling in a vehicle...

Viral Teacher’s Note Complaining That Child’s Hair ‘Stinks’ of Coconut Oil Draws Backlash

A teacher's note shared by a Black Illinois mother drew outrage Monday after the instructor complained the student's hair "stinks." Tionna Norris is the mother of 3-year-old Amia, who attends Raggedy Anne Learning Center. In the...

Gabrielle Union Sues BET over ‘Being Mary Jane’ Contract, Network Responds

Gabrielle Union is suing the "Being Mary Jane" network BET over contractual issues. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court Tuesday, the actress alleged BET is combining the series' fourth and fifth seasons...

T.I. Schools Floyd Mayweather for BLM Diss: ‘This is Socially Irresponsible’

Rapper T.I. gave boxing champion Floyd Mayweather some free information on the issue of proclaiming "all lives matter" instead of "Black lives matter." While speaking to The Boxing Voice, Mayweather criticized BLM and preached respectability politics. "A...

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