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Update: Actor Wendell Pierce Cancels Rutgers Commencement Speech,  Says He Was Victim in Atlanta...

After Wendell Pierce was accused of assaulting a couple who supports Bernie Sanders in Atlanta this weekend, the actor has pulled out of a speaking engagement and says he is the victim in the...

‘Ivy Park’ a Sweatshop? Beyoncé’s Brand Spokesperson Denounces Tabloid Report

Beyoncé's athleisure brand, Ivy Park has come under fire for reportedly being manufactured in a Sri Lankan sweatshop. A spokesperson for the clothing line has denied all allegations. The company was forced to respond to...

ANC Claims U.S. Tried to ‘Undermine’ South African Government, Foreign Ministry Says Otherwise

The spokesman of South Africa’s ruling party has accused the U.S. government of trying to “undermine the (country’s) democratically elected government” — though representatives from both governments dismissed the claims and say their relationship...

#BlackPantherSoLIT: Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan Reportedly Cast in Marvel Superhero Movie

Two of Hollywood's most desirable stars are looking to get involved with Marvel's Black Panther flick with a release date moved up to February 16, 2018. Lupita Nyong'o is discussing her role, while Michael...

Wendell Pierce Released on $1,000 Bond After Allegedly Assaulting Bernie Sanders Supporter in Atlanta

Actor Wendell Pierce allegedly attacked a couple in Atlanta over the weekend when an argument between the pair and the "Confirmation" star got heated. According to The Daily Beast, Pierce was speaking with a couple at the Loews...

Azealia Banks Offers ‘Sincerest Apologies to the World’ Then Calls Skai Jackson a ‘Coon...

After Azealia Banks' Twitter account was suspended for calling Zayn Malik racist names, the rapper called out the former One Direction member for his privilege and issued a sincere apology. Banks responded to a post from Angel...

10 Astounding Facts About the Youngest Black Millionaire You Probably Never Heard Of

She Had a Dark Connection to Creek Indians Sarah Rector was born and raised on a Creek Indian plantation on March 3, 1902, in present-day Oklahoma. Her parents, Joseph and Rose Rector, were descendants of Africans...

Boeing Smacked with Another Racial Discrimination Lawsuit as 8 Black Employees Challenge Hostile Work...

A group of current and former Black Boeing employees have filed a lawsuit against the company for racial and gender discrimination. The eight men and women filed the suit in El Segundo, California May 10....

Arsenio Hall Scores His Newest Hosting Gig on Singing Show That Has ‘Something For...

Coming off the heels of a lawsuit against singer Sinead O'Connor, Arsenio Hall is set to begin a new hosting gig this summer with ABC. It will be his newest hosting stint since the...

Azealia Banks Isn’t Apologizing for Calling Ex-Boy Band Member Names: ‘Offense Is Never Given,...

Azealia Banks' Twitter page was suspended after she unleashed an insult-laden rant at former boy band member Zayn Malik and challenged child star Skai Jackson in the matter. The battle began when Banks posted a...

New Details on Prince’s ‘Emotional’ Memorial Service Reveals It Was Both ‘Happy and Somber’

Many big name celebrities gathered in Los Angeles to celebrate the life of Prince at a private memorial service held Wednesday. Much like the late icon's personal life, details of the gathering were closely...

Gene Simmons Apologizes For Self-Righteous Comments About Prince’s Death, Blames ‘Ugly’ Click Bate Headlines

Gene Simmons is backtracking on his comments that blamed Prince for taking his own life from an alleged drug overdose. The KISS bassist is now saying his family was disappointed in him for his...

Nicki Minaj Questions Men Who ‘Leech’ Off Hard Working Women in Response to Lawsuit...

Nicki Minaj is facing a lawsuit from ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels accusing her of physical and mental abuse, and the rapper lashed out on Twitter. In a series of tweets posted early this morning, the "Truffle...

Skai Jackson and Azealia Banks Lit Each Other Up on Twitter — Over Former...

Azealia Banks has entered another Twitter feud, and this time it's with Disney Channel star Skai Jackson over former One Direction member Zayn Malik. The battle began when Jackson tweeted about Banks' Instagram post where she...

Lauryn Hill’s Disgruntled Atlanta Fans Will Get Full Refunds as Talib Kweli Comes to...

After Lauryn Hill was welcomed on stage with boos for arriving 2 and a half hours late to her Atlanta concert last week, fans will be able to get their tickets refunded. The show's promoter,...

Ta-Nehisi Coates Abandons ‘Dream’ Home in Brooklyn Over Security Concerns

Ta-Nehisi Coates will not be moving to a brownstone in his former home of Brooklyn, New York after the $2.1 million purchase attracted such high-profile media attention. Coates had always dreamed of moving back...

25th Annual St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival Has The Highest Ticket Sales Ever in...

Early indicators are telling a story of a number of successes achieved from the staging of the 25th-anniversary celebration of the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival. Among these are record attendance on each night...

10 Celebrities Who Have Contributed Millions to the Black Community

 $20 million: Baltimore Apartments From "The Wire" Actor More than 45,000 homes in Baltimore sit vacant — and the government does not want homeless people moving in. As part of an expanding job program, Wendell Pierce...

bell hooks Slams Beyoncé’s Visual Album as a ‘Celebration of Rage,’ Says Violence Won’t...

Feminist bell hooks wrote a response to Beyoncé's "Lemonade" visual album, and it echoes what rapper Azealia Banks said about the short film. In the essay published on hooks' website called "Moving Beyond Pain," hooks claims...

Serena Williams Recruited for Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Because of Her ‘Strength and Courage’, Not Everyone...

Serena Williams is opening up about her appearance in Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” visual album as Khia takes aim at the tennis pro for her provocative dancing. The 21-time Grand Slam victor spoke at the Internazionali BNL...

Minnesota State Legislature Launches ‘PRINCE Act’ to Prevent Exploitation as Missouri Man Claims to...

After hundreds contacted death investigators claiming to be related to Prince, the Minnesota legislature introduced a new act protecting his image. Meanwhile, a Missouri man claims to be the Purple One’s sole heir. On Monday,...

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