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Here are 6 things you didn’t know about “In Living Color”


by Kristina Byas Wednesday, April 15 marked the anniversary for the introduction of the half-hour comedy show In Living Color. The show had a short four year run, but during that time it broke racial barriers thanks to its group of unknown actors and comedians that included Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield, Kim Coles, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier, ...

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A Staggering 78 Percent of Former NFL Athletes Are Facing Financial Ruin


Reported by Victor Ochieng Apart from the numerous cases of injuries associated with football, many people admire the lives of NFL players. During their prime, they have all the glamour, enough cash to purchase sleek cars, and homes that are out of reach for many Americans. However, in retirement, most of the players find their luxury lives elusive due to ...

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Who Is Jean-Michel Basquiat?


by Raveen Johnson Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the most influential artists in our history. His artistic touch came from various events that happened in his life and, though his time on Earth was cut short, he still left a legacy that is still relevant in this day and age—so relevant that the Brooklyn Museum is featuring an exhibit of ...

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Model, Actress and Talent Agent Dies, Allegedly Shot Herself in the Head


By Victor O. Eurydice Davis, who was a talent agent to a number of people in the movie industry, has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The Wrap learned from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office on Monday that the talent agent, who commonly went by the shortened form of her first name, “Eury,” died last ...

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Floyd Mayweather flaunts his wealth, is it to hide his insecurities?

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By Simi Afroza Mira Floyd Mayweather, according to Forbes magazine, was the highest paid athlete last year, topping the list at over $100 million dollars. He beat out the likes of Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, LeBron James, and Cristiano Ronaldo. He enjoys flaunting what his money can buy and uses social media to help him brag. Mayweather’s most recent social ...

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Dr Boyce Watkins: Here’s why this rapper called me a f@ggot in a Lil Wayne song


Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this video, I explain in detail the decision by the rapper Tyler the Creator to call me a derogatory name in his new song, “Smuckers.”  The song, also featuring Lil Wayne and Kanye West, gives me a chance to reflect on the growing divide in hip-hop over whether or not we should ...

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Loretta Devine says Her New NBC comedy Will Tackle Tough Topics


by Kristina Byas Speaking of the taboo on television doesn’t always go over well for some shows. Ratings can drop, viewers may not agree with the topics or people just want to enjoy a good show and not think about controversial events in today’s world. Loretta Devine is set to star in a new NBC Comedy that plans to turn ...

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Amber Rose Gives Love Advice to Karrueche


by Kristina Byas When Karrueche Tran found out her on-and-off again boyfriend Chris Brown had a baby by another woman, she made it clear that she has no intentions of helping him raise the child or continuing the relationship. Now, a few months later, Amber Rose may be able to change Tran’s mind about reconciling with Brown. Why is she ...

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Black Bond Actor Says Agent 007 Must be Portrayed by a White Man


Many fans of James Bond movies have been clamoring for the iconic character to be portrayed by British actor Idris Elba, but the first black James Bond villain disagrees. Yaphet Kotto, who portrayed the character Dr. Kananga in the 1973 hit “Live and Let Die”, said the coveted Bond role should only be played by a white actor, “political correctness ...

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Ludacris’ child’s mother writes open letter to get her baby back


Tamika Fuller is the mother of a daughter conceived with the rapper Ludacris. The two engaged in a nasty custody battle, which led to the rapper getting full custody of the child. Tameka wrote an open letter ot the public explaining that the rapper didn’t want her to have the baby and begged her to get an abortion. It’s ugly. ...

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