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Prince’s Estate Update: Heirs, Taxes And More Still To Be Decided

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Work to settle Prince’s estate is moving forward, and a closed hearing is expected to be held this week to resolve an undisclosed dispute between the likely heirs and the trust company that’s managing the estate. Court papers say only that the dispute involves “confidential business agreements.” …read more

Denzel Washington Rides ‘Magnificent Seven’ To Top Of Box Office

NEW YORK (AP) — Movie stars don’t open movies anymore? Tell that to Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks.

The pair, once co-stars in “Philadelphia,” have together dominated the last three weeks of the box office. After Clint Eastwood’s Miracle on the Hudson docudrama “Sully,” starring Hanks as Captain Chesley Sullenberger, topped …read more

New Orleans Musician Buckwheat Zydeco Dead At 68

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Musician Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.

His longtime manager Ted Fox told The Associated Press that Dural died Saturday. He had …read more

‘Power’ Season 3 Finale Recap ‘It’s All Over’

Alright, Power fans. We’re at the end of our road, at least for Season 3. And so are many of the characters. This season, three major players were killed off and one’s still missing in action. Here’s what went down on the season finale “In My Best Interests.”

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Watch: All The Video In the Keith Lamont Scott Shooting

OK Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department; Chief Kerr Putney; Mayor Jennifer Roberts and NC Governor Pat McCrory, in the words of Desi Arnaz, y’all go some ‘splainin’ to do. That’s because new footage of the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott went viral this weekend.

This new video shows a different angle from …read more

The Obamas, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith Open Smithsonian’s New African-American Museum

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It’s finally here!

On Saturday, thousands flocked to Washington, D.C. to witness President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama helped open the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

Proud to help open @NMAAHC with so many heroes. African American history …read more

Rest In Power: Bill Nunn, ‘Do The Right Thing’s’ Radio Raheem, Dies

“Let me tell you the story of Right Hand, Left Hand. It’s a tale of good and evil…” RIP Bill Nunn (Radio Raheem in “Do the Right Thing”) pic.twitter.com/aJVLuA9qGZ

— Jenova 7 (@JenovaSeven) September 24, 2016

Veteran actor Bill Nunn, most famous for playing Radio …read more

Celeb Pics Of The Week 9/18 – 9/24: The Obamas Dedicate Smithsonian African American History Museum; Regina King Slays The Emmys & More!

Check out what your faves were up to this week!

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Google Donates $1M To National Museum Of African American History And Culture

This weekend, history will be made as we welcome the newest Smithsonian museum to American culture. The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) officially opens to the public on September 24, and considering the most recent events that have transpired in America, its opening is …read more

Getting the Most Out of the Money You Spend and the Money You Make

Money can be a tricky topic for many of us. We all seem to have our own money issues. We can get tangled up in our past relationship with money: not having it, not saving it, or whatever your story is.

But today I want us to take a look at …read more

The Smart Way to Use Numbers to Scale Your Business

Every entrepreneur wants to scale their business. From the first day, many are already thinking about getting a second location and continuing to sell. Scaling in business comes in many forms: a new branch, a new office, additional staff, etc. The decision to scale may come up at the six-month …read more

Here’s How Your Weekend Can Be an Epic Fail

It’s officially the weekend, and you’ve looked forward to this day since the previous Sunday night. You’ve made it through the week (barely), and now it’s time to let your hair down, throw caution to the wind, and take advantage of all that the next couple of days have to …read more

Massachusetts Court: Nothing Suspicious About Black Men Fleeing Cops

Massachusetts’ highest court ruled that the police cannot stop and frisk a Black man simply because he flees from them.

On Tuesday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court threw out the gun conviction of Jimmy Warren, based in part on an American Civil Liberties Union report and Boston Police <a target="_blank" …read more

2016 Urbanworld Film Festival ‘Queen Of Katwe’ Red Carpet

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Puff Daddy Donates $1 Million To Howard University

WASHINGTON (AP) — Puff Daddy is donating $1 million to Howard University, where he once was a student.

The rapper and music mogul, whose real name is Sean Combs, made the announcement alongside Howard President Wayne Frederick at his Bad Boy Records reunion tour show Thursday night in Washington, D.C., where …read more

Finally! The Weeknd Ditches His Famous Locs, Releases New Cover Art

The Weeknd had his fans in a frenzy on Wednesday after revealing his new album cover and title.

The singer cleared out his Instagram earlier this week before announcing his third studio album, STARBOY. The cover art, shot by Nabil, depicts The Weeknd showing off his new look sans the signature …read more

NC Congressman Says Charlotte Protesters ‘Hate White People’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Republican congressman who represents the Charlotte area said Thursday that people are protesting in the city because they “hate white people.”

U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, whose district includes parts of Charlotte and its suburbs, was asked by an interviewer for Britain’s “BBC Newsnight” what grievance the …read more

Comedian And Sitcom Star Jerrod Carmichael Can Now Add Author To His Resume

NEW YORK (AP) — Stand-up comic and TV star Jerrod Carmichael is now set to be an author.

The creator-star of NBC’s “The Carmichael Show” has signed to write his first book. The as-yet-untitled memoir will explore his life through the framework of the personal interactions that have shaped his world …read more

Chicago’s Mayor Details Mentoring Plans In Crime Speech

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel appealed to Chicago residents for help fighting the troubling rise in city violence, announcing youth mentoring efforts, policing strategies and gun legislation as his plan to fight and prevent crime.

He used the invitation-only speech Thursday to cap off announcements in recent days that the …read more

Niecy Nash Lands Web Series With Popular Hotel Chain

Niecy Nash will promote the Marriott hotel chain through a weekly web series that will premiere next month on the Above Average channel and on Residence Inn’s website and social channels, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Titled “As the Fire Pit Burns,” the four-part soap opera will feature the actress playing …read more

J. Anthony Brown’s Murdered Hit: ‘Hot Mess’

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9/23/16- Find out why J. Anthony Brown is paying homage to Kanye West’s new clothing line. You’ll be surprised at this one. Listen to the funny above.

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Michael Ealy Returns To TV In ‘Secrets and Lies’


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Michael Ealy stars in Secrets and Lies premiering Sunday, September 25th on ABC. The 10-episode crime thriller follows the story of Eric Warner, a successful heir to his parents equity firm. He’s seemingly living the perfect life until his wife …read more

Michael Jordan’s Hornet’s Store Looted, Calls For Peace In Charlotte

Michael Jordan is urging protesters in Charlotte to demonstrate peacefully in the wake of violence that has followed the police shooting of 43-year-old African-American man Keith Lamont Scott.

In a statement Thursday, Jordan expressed condolences to Scott’s family and to those injured in the ensuing protests.

”In light of the tragic events …read more

90-Year-Old Opal Lee Is Walking From Texas To DC – Find Out Why


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90-year-old Opal Lee is walking to D.C to urge the US Congress to make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance, before President Obama leaves office.

“I started my walk September 1st. I started out thinking I need to see President Obama …read more

New African-American Museum Expected To Generate Strong Emotions

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s newest museum brings to life all the pain and tribulations of the black experience and its creators expect many visitors will be shaken by what they see and hear.

Slave shackles sit ominously in a glass case, surrounded by whispering hymns of past pains. Nearby are artifacts …read more

Third Night Of Protests In Charlotte Is Largely Peaceful

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Protesters massed on Charlotte’s streets for a third night Thursday in the latest sign of mounting pressure for police to release video that could resolve wildly different accounts of the shooting of a black man.

Demonstrators chanted “release the tape” and “we want the tape” while briefly …read more

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