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Angie Martinez Will Bring Her Memoir To Life With New Deal

Our girl Angie Martinez has inked an epic deal to create scripted and unscripted content with Endemol Shine North America. She made the announcement as a guest co-host on FOX daytime talk show, The Real, teasing to make sure we

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Blake Griffin and ‘Black-ish’ Creator Join Forces To Remake ‘White Men Can’t Jump’

Just when you thought studios have re-vamped everything, Los Angeles Clippers star, Blake Griffin and Black-ish creator/writer, Kenya Barris are set to put a millennium spin on Ron Shelton’s classic film, White Men Can’t Jump. For those of you with

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Tupac’s Biopic Finally Has An Official Release Date

For the past year, we have been hearing rumors and bits of info here and there about the biopic “All Eyez on Me”on the legendary Tupac Shakur being in the works. Since the news circulated, actors like Adrian Arthur and

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Throw It Back: How Cory Matthews Helped Us Meet The World

Just as soon as we reunited with Cory Matthews and his growing family–thanks to the spin-off, Girl Meets World–it seems we’ll be parting ways once again. In early January, the Disney Channel announced the cancellation of the sitcom by saying

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Grace Jones Documentary Expected To Release in 2017

In what is being described as a doc-biopic, director, Sophia Fiennes and the iconic Grace Jones will soon debut their film: Grace Jones–The Musical of My Life. The endeavor has taken ten years to capture what Fiennes calls,“a multi-narrative journey

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Happy 25th Anniversary to Juice

Twenty-five years ago we were given a classic that we all love and even binge watch heavily on Netflix, “Juice”. The Ernest Dickerson film (who also collaborated with Spike Lee on “Do The Right Thing” back in 89′) not only

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Another Day to Stay Woke

Today is not only a day you get to skip out on class or work for the day, but a day we celebrate the world working toward the common goal of equality. Martin Luther King Jr. who we knew as

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Memorable Moves That Solidified Aaliyah’s Legacy

In loving remembrance, we celebrate the trend-setting angel, Aaliyah‘s 38th birthday. Its been about 15 years since her passing and we still cherish the legacy she has left behind. Her taste-making sense of style and numerous hits weren’t the only thing that

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Flashback: Sex And The City’s Carrie Bradshaw

In 1998 the first episode of the romantic/comedic television series Sex And The City aired. The show is set in New York City and follows the life of narrator Carrie Bradshaw played by Sarah Jessica Parker and her three best

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FX Network Announces ‘Atlanta’ Will Be Postponed Until 2018

It’s a sad day for Atlanta fans. Yes, it’s true. Atlanta is postponed until 2018. But don’t fret, there’s a rainbow around the corner. Amid, his major wins at the Golden Globes, the reason the breakout series’ season two will be postponed

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Happy Anniversary To An Adam Sandler Classic, ‘The Wedding Singer’

Back in 1998, Adam Sandler had hit us with another GEM featuring Drew Barrymore and even an appearance by Billy Idol in which we remember today as the Frank Coraci directed film, The Wedding Singer . From the “LOVE STINKS” anthem

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‘Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood’ is 21 Years old today

In 1996 on today’s date, the theaters were graced with one of our favorite parody classics Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. The 90’s film that stars Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans

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Happy Birthday To The Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon The Chef!

Let us give a huge Happy Birthday to Staten Island bred rapper Raekwon also known as The Chef and Lex Diamond. Raekwon was one of the rappers in the 1992 nine member hip-hop group, The Wu-Tang Clan. He performed and

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Throw It Back: Great Moments From The Classic ‘House Party 3’

Kid N’ Play have given us a lot of great moments and content during their run. High top fades, leg breaking dance moves, songs to do these dance moves to and of course a wealth of cult classic films. House

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Be Happy, It’s Mary J Blige’s Birthday

Today is the iconic  songstress Mary J. Blige’s birthday ! For the past 25  years, Mary has received 101 awards including multiple Grammys and NAACP Image awards. From hardships to success, Mary has never shied away from being a story teller

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BJ The Chicago Kid Sings National Anthem For President Obama’s Farewell To The Nation

Last night was pretty emotional. We witnessed a piece of great American history, President Barack Obama, say farewell to the nation, stepping down to make room for Donald Trump as our new president. Tears began to swell as President Obama

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Classic Moments From Type O Negative’s Peter Steele

January 4th, would have marked Peter Steele‘s 55th birthday. The late Vampire-esque rock legend is most notably known as being the front man for goth metal/doom metal band Type O Negative. Born in Brooklyn, the band often times referred to

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A Complete Recap of Last Night’s Golden Globes

From the fashions to the awards to the speeches, last night’s 74th Golden Globes Awards ceremony was the place to be.  Typically this award show isn’t the most entertaining but with Jimmy Fallon hosting, epic speeches from the always relatable

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Happy Birthday to the Voice of New York, Angie Martinez!

Next in the line up of Capricorn season birthdays is the voice of New York, Angie Martinez. For outsiders of the Tri-state area who may not know who she is, Angie is known for making her big switch from the New

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Solange & More to Perform at First Ever Peace Ball in Washington, D.C.

As a nation, our track record is far from idyllic. In many ways, we’ve been a figurehead for hate – we’ve robbed, pilaged, raped, killed, and victimized the lives of others. iconoclasts What’s worse is that the dark times of slavery,

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If You Don’t Know Now You Know: Donald Glover, The Obama’s, Oukast & More

1. Donald Glover thanks Migos for “Bad and Boujee” during Atlanta‘s Golden Globe acceptance speech.  CONGRATULATIONS!! to Donald Glover and the Atlanta team. The bunch took home two Golden Globes last night, once for Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy and

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Will ‘Moonlight’ Be The Champion of 2017’s Award Season?

In a year bleeding with social conflicts, troubles and movements, Moonlight encompasses a bevy of emotions which make it nearly impossible to classify. What is it truly about? To scratch the surface, growing up black and gay in poverty. But

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Watch John Mayer and Dave Chappelle’s Impromptu Performance in Los Angeles

Last night, John Mayer rendered a surprise acoustic performance at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles in light of his recent announcement for his upcoming album The Search for Everything. Then to his own surprise, Dave Chappelle happened to bless the stage

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Flashback: Childish Gambino And Chance The Rapper Starring In The Short Film ‘Clapping For The Wrong Reasons’

Donald Glover, who also goes by his rap name Childish Gambino wrote and starred in the short film Clapping for The Wrong Reasons featuring Chance The Rapper. The film debuted in August of 2013 and depicted a day in Gambino’s life.

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D.R.A.M. Starts His Year Off By Linking Up With PETA

D.R.A.M.‘s creation of “Broccoli” along  with Lil Yachty’s assistance gave us nothing short of magic in the club this past year . Not only did the song  provide us with a reason to diddy bop but the single earned it’s way

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MUSIC: Reese La Flare + Key! Release ‘Been Had Boyz’ Mixtape

Atlanta stallworths Reese, aka Reese La Flare and Key! aka FATMANKEY have been cited time and time again for leading the charge and the culture when it comes to spearheading this new Atlanta/Internet trap wave (for the lack of a

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FLASHBACK: Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah (Music Video) 1996

If you know anything about me, you know I have a pretty infinite knowledge about hip-hop culture and pop culture as a whole. January 6th, 2017 marks the 21st anniversary of Busta Rhymes‘ first solo single “Woo Hah!! (Got You

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Archie Comics Go Dark In Live Action Reboot ‘Riverdale’

Say goodbye to sockhops and diner malts. This ain’t your mama’s Archie. He’s gone rogue. And come January 26th on the CW, we’ll find out what that exactly means. Riverdale has been described as a noir mash-up of Gossip Girl

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Celebrities Showcase Their Split Personalities In Dual Photo Series

Just like there are two sides to every story, there are two sides to every celebrity. Andrew H. Walker brilliantly captured split photos of over 50 celebs at the Toronto International Film Festival portraying two different personas. Celebrities are constantly having

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Woman Crushin’ It Wednesday: Jennifer Lopez, Chill Out To A Marathon Of Our Top Five Movie Picks

Jennifer Lopez has been a long standing woman crush for so many for so long now. Even with the influx of new talent and game changers, J.LO’s status is practically cemented. With her everlasting beauty, triple threat abilities (maybe even

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Deray and Tracee Ellis Ross Push the Culture Forward In January Issue of Vogue

Vogue Magazine is kicking off the New Year celebrating some of the countries bold visionaries and their list include Tracee Ellis Ross and Deray Mckesson. Both are featured in the publication’s January 2017 issue along with Hair Nef and Shailene

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Watch Migos Do It For The Culture In New Video “Call Casting”

Migos are back with a new video for their song ”Call Casting,” a hard-hitting cut from their forthcoming project CULTURE which is anticipated to drop in the coming weeks. The Atlanta trio made their way overseas to Nigeria in the

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Goodbye 2016! Celebrate The New Year With These Festive Films

  With all the havoc 2016 has brought on the world, we know you’re just as excited as we are to see it go and start fresh. Whether your NYE plans consisted of an elaborate night out with the crew or

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Donald Glover and Issa Rae Sit With ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ for an ‘Epic Conversation on Creativity’

Just in time for awards season! Issa Rae–the champion and creator of HBO’s Insecure–and Donald Glover of Atlanta, shared seats at the roundtable with Jon Favreau (Swingers, Iron Man, Elf, The Jungle Book), Lin Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) and Damien Chazelle

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Keke Palmer Talks All Things Style, Social Media, and Self-Esteem With Coveteur

23 year-old actress and Scream Queens star, Keke Palmer, recently posed and shared her thoughts on a range of subjects with Coveteur. The exclusive interview dives into her love for switching up her style with wigs, blending affordable style with

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Vashtie’s Holiday Gift Guide – Under 150$

It’s that special time of year when all you want to do is hibernate and chill, but the pressure of our capitalist society has you on edge about what to get your loved ones for the holidays! Here is my

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Get Into The Holiday Spirit With These 10 Hip Hop Christmas Songs

The holiday season is typically a time filled with joy. It brings together great food, family, gifts, and sometimes rhymes. From TLC to RUN DMC, history shows us that hip-hop artist have always found the time to express their holiday spirit,

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If You Don’t Know Now You Know: Serena Williams, CeeLo Green, Chance The Rapper & More

1. Common interviews Serena Williams for ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated In-Depth On Sunday night, many tuned in for ESPN’s The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common to watch both discuss the dynamics of race, gender, fame, and sports. Williams talked about how

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Listen to The Lox New Album ‘Filthy America… It’s Beautiful’

The Lox announced that they were signing with Roc Nation only two weeks ago, and their new album Filthy America… It’s Beautiful is already here. The 12-track project includes features from Gucci Mane, Fetty Wap, Mobb Deep, Dyce Payne, and Infa-Red. Filthy America…

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Solange Performs “Rise” and “Weary” on ‘Fallon’

Solange hit The Tonight Show stage for a beautiful performance of “Rise” and “Weary” from her hit album A Seat at the Table. This has been Solange’s second performance from the album since she appeared on Saturday Night Live back in November. Recently

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