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Tracy Morgan Admits He Considered Suicide After Near-Death Accident in 2014

After Tracy Morgan's accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that nearly killed him, the comedian tells Rolling Stone he thought about ending his life. "I thought I was going to die for a long time," said the...

‘Waiting To Exhale’ Sequel in the Works, Loretta Devine Says

The sequel to the 1995 hit film Waiting To Exhale is in production. Loretta Devine, one of the original stars of the film, visited Hollywood Today Live Thursday and told the show hosts that a follow-up...

John Legend and ‘Scandal’ Star Joe Morton Team Up for Off-Broadway Play About Dick...

Grammy-winning R&B singer John Legend is working with ABC's "Scandal" star Joe Morton on a play about the life of comedian and activist Dick Gregory, according to Indie Wire. The production is titled "Turn Me...

Oprah’s OWN Network Highest-Rated Thanks To Black Women

Oprah's OWN network is now the highest rated among African-Americans and women. The network reached a peak in prime-time viewership, averaging 30 percent growth and reaching 573,000 homes in the past two years. At...

Microsoft Chat Bot Goes Rogue, Starts Racist Rant on Twitter Thanks to Equally Racist...

Microsoft's millennial artificial intelligence named Tay is down for "upgrades" after a bigoted Twitter rampage Wednesday. The chat bot was introduced this week as a young, humorous girl with the ability to increase her smarts according...

Chicago Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald Afraid to Appear in Court, Fears for His...

Lawyers for the Chicago cop who shot and killed Black teenager Laquan McDonald two years ago asked a judge in Cook County to allow Jason Van Dyke to skip court appearances, according to The...

Prosecutor Recommends House Arrest, No Jail Time for Officer Involved in Shooting Death of Akai...

A Brooklyn district attorney recommends that Peter Liang gets no jail time for the shooting and killing of Akai Gurley in November 2014. Liang was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter last February for Gurley's death. The...

Black Baltimore Students Protest Societal Standards with Culture-Centric ‘Formation Week’

Students at a Baltimore high school ditched their uniforms this week in favor of traditional African garments. Titled "Formation Week" after Beyonce's hit single, the protest at Baltimore City College – a public college-preparatory high school...

Phife Dawg’s Cause of Death Revealed in Family Statement

After the sudden passing of Phife Dawg from the rap group A Tribe Called Quest, his family released a statement revealing his cause of death. According to Vibe, the lyricist – whose real name is Malik Taylor –...

Black Congresswomen Make History with First Caucus for Black Women and Girls

Three Black congresswomen made history Tuesday when they formed the first caucus focused on Black women and girls. The Black Caucus on Women and Girls is the only caucus of its kind and was confirmed...

16-Year-Old Suicidal Teen with Toy Gun Killed by Florida Police

A Black teen was killed Sunday night in Florida after calling police to say he was going to commit suicide. It took one hour for police to show up, and they shot and killed Robert...

Kelly Rowland Says Entertainment Industry Needs More ‘Chocolate Girls’

At a panel at South By Southwest this weekend, singer Kelly Rowland told the audience about the importance of dark-skinned women's representation in Hollywood. The former member of Destiny's Child told visitors at the festival,...

Prince to Write Memoir, Fans Eager to Get a Glimpse Inside the Intensely Private...

Living legend is a phrase that gets tossed around loosely, but when it comes to R&B/pop crooner Prince, it's necessary. Perhaps that is why there's so much buzz surrounding the notoriously private performer's upcoming memoir....

Obama Makes Historic Visit to Cuba, Says Change Is Coming to the Island

For the first time in 88 years, a sitting U.S. President has visited Cuba. President Barack Obama began his three-day visit to the island Sunday amid protests from the Ladies in White. The group,...
Jackie Christie

‘I Choose When I Want to’: Jackie Christie Hits Back at Disgruntled Fan After...

Jackie Christie typically keeps her Instagram comments section closed, but she reopened them in time to promote the new season of "Basketball Wives," and one fan had something snide to say about...

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