ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The wife of the gunman in the Orlando nightclub massacre has pleaded not guilty to charges of aiding and abetting her husband and obstruction of justice.
Noor Salman, wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, made a brief appearance before a judge in the Orlando federal courthouse …read more
Comedian Charlie Murphy has reportedly passed away at age 57 after a battle with Leukemia.
Charlie died in a NYC hospital. His manager says he’d been going through chemo.
He famously co-starred on “Chappelle Show” in some of Dave’s most memorable skits … including the night he partied …read more
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The mother of a black woman who died in a jail near Houston following a confrontational traffic stop in 2015 returned to Texas on Tuesday to back a sweeping police reform bill named after her daughter that influential law enforcement groups are fighting.
It was the first …read more
Stevie Wonder will reportedly jump the broom for a third time this summer.
The Daily Mail is reporting that the 67-year-old music legend is set to marry 42-year-old Tomeeka Bracy – the mother of his two youngest children – in front of a star-studded guest-list in Jamaica on June 17.
All …read more
Willow Smith‘s MSFTS Production is partnering with Cartel Entertainment on a pair of female-led projects for young adults.
The two companies have acquired film rights to Alwyn Hamilton’s YA trilogy Rebel Of The Sands, and will also develop “Menencholy,” an animated series based on Smith’s original book proposal, reports Deadline.
“Rebel …read more
MTV is bringing back “Fear Factor” with Ludacris set to host and executive produce.
The network’s 12-episode reboot will premiere Tuesday, May 30 at 10 p.m., according to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s the first fruit from a new overall deal MTV inked with the entertainer.
The new version will have challenges …read more
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police department denies that officers took a rapper’s jewelry.
Boosie Badazz — formerly known as Lil Boosie — says in a Tuesday video that Biloxi police seized a bag of jewelry on Sunday when they arrested five members of his entourage for assault.
Biloxi Police …read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been years since Isabell Meggett Lucas has been inside the tiny house she was born in, a former slave cabin where her ancestors sought refuge from the hot South Carolina sun.
But the 86-year-old woman never envisioned that when she finally returned, the wooden two-room house would …read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer apologized Tuesday for making an “inappropriate and insensitive” comparison to the Holocaust in earlier comments about Syrian President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons — remarks that drew instant rebuke from Jewish groups and critics.
Spicer said in an interview with …read more
CHICAGO (AP) — After people were horrified by video of a passenger getting dragged off a full United Express flight by airport police, the head of United’s parent company said the airline was reaching out to the man to “resolve this situation.”
Hours later on Monday, his tone turned defensive. …read more
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In a little over three months, fans of the breakout HBO hit series Insecure will get what they’ve been waiting for, as the comedy series will return on July 23 for a second season that is sure to be just as funny, dramatic and memorable as …read more
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A day after Cedric Anderson, the estranged husband of San Bernardino special ed teacher shot and killed his estranged wife, Karen Smith in her classroom, also killing and 8-year-old student and wounding another caught in the crossfire, more details are emerging.
The ex-wife of the …read more
The ongoing drama between Tiny, T.I.‘s wife, and Bernice Burgos, T.I.’s alleged lover, continues.
It all unfolded after Burgos and a friend posted a video of the two of them bobbin’ their heads to Xscape’s “Just Kickin It,” which begged an epic response from Tiny.
And clap back she did.
“Funny…@realberniceburgos …read more
Lordt, here we go again.
After somewhat squashing their beef, the gentleman of R&B trio TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank) are back at it. On Monday, Tyrese and Ludacris were on a radio show to promote The Fate of the Furious, when all hell broke loose.
An April …read more
Clearly, the Facebook team has a goal: to have you do just about everything in your life through Messenger.
Today, the social media company announced a bevy of new features in its Messenger App. One of the most interesting of them is that you can now send your …read more
ISF Bank of Chicago has teamed with Allpoint, the world’s largest surcharge-free ATM network. The deal means that the bank’s customers can use 4,000 ATMs across the city for free.
The bank, formerly named Illinois Service Federal, hopes to boost lending by $20 million this year, money it plans to lend …read more
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Location: San Francisco, CA
Job: Project Manager, Airbnb
Education: B.A. in Communications and Spanish, Stanford University
What was your first job, and how did you get it?
Just before spring break my senior year of college, my mentee emailed me …read more
The Washington Post ran a compelling story on an African American single mother who is struggling financially, like many Americans. The article focused on contributing factors that were keeping—and even burying—this woman further into debt and poverty.
One factor is the lack of paid leave for new parents in the …read more
NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine (AP) — They’ve got hose in different area codes.
Actually they don’t because New Gloucester, like the rest of Maine, is located entirely in the 207 area code. But New Gloucester Fire & Rescue’s parody of the song “Area Codes” by Ludacris and Nate Dogg is …read more
Troy Carter has been chosen to serve as entertainment advisor for Prince‘s estate, Billboard reports.
Carter, the former manager for Lady Gaga and Meghan Trainor and founder/CEO of the Atom Factory, joined Spotify last June as the streaming service’s global head of creative services, and confirmed to Billboard that …read more
BERLIN (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama will take part in a discussion event with Chancellor Angela Merkel at a Protestant conference in Berlin next month as Germany marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, organizers said Tuesday.
The May 25 event will take place in front of Berlin’s landmark …read more
4/11/17- Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with Iesha Evans, the Baton Rouge protester whose photo of her standing up to police in riot gear went viral.
“It was laughable at best. I was a little disgusted. I see the similarities. I see little key things. They were trying to take …read more
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Drake and EDM duo The Chainsmokers are the top contenders at the Billboard Music Awards with 22 nominations each.
Dick clark productions announced Monday that the performers set a record for most nominations in a year. The 2017 awards show will air live May 21 …read more
50 Cent hauled off and punched a woman who had a death grip on his arm during a Saturday gig in Baltimore.
According to video posted by TMZ, the rapper was performing with the Lox at Baltimore Soundstage when he reached down to shake hands with members of the crowd. …read more