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Slick Rick’s ‘Children’s Story’ To Become Kids’ Book

Once upon a time not long ago, Slick Rick‘s Children’s Story became one of the greatest tracks in hip-hop.

Now, almost 28 years since its premiere, the song is being adapted as a kids book for the April 22 re-release of The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, Okayplayer reports.

“When …read more

3 Things To Put A Smile On Your Face This Weekend

After a long week of health care drama, here are three things to put a smile on your face.

1. A kid after Sybil Wilkes‘ heart.

11-year-old Sidney Keys III of St. Louis, launched his own reading club for boys, called Books N Bros, St. Louis Public …read more

TV ROUNDUP: ‘The T.D. Jakes Show’ Cancelled; Jaleel White Back In Primetime; & More

TD Jakes Show Cancelled

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After six months, ‘The T.D. Jakes Show’ has been cancelled reportedly due to low ratings.

“We are really proud of T.D. Jakes,” said Bob Sullivan, Tegna senior VP of programming. “The economics of daytime, not Jakes or the quality of the show itself, is …read more

Keyshia Cole Explains Why She Joined ‘Love & Hip Hop’

Keyshia Cole is returning to the world of reality TV. She surprised many when she confirmed that she joined the cast of “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.”

Cole shared the news on her Twitter account last week telling fans: “I wanna tell u guys a secret.”

When several fans asked if …read more

Arkansas Inmates Make Longshot Bid To Avoid Double Execution

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month asked the parole board Friday to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a 10-day period.

While Texas has executed eight people in a month …read more

Ed Hartwell Now Wants Joint Custody Of His Daughter With Keshia Knight Pulliam

Well here’s a shocker of sorts. Ed Hartwell, who basically accused his estranged wife (Keisha Knight Pulliam) of having a baby by someone other him, now all of a sudden, wants joint custody of said child.

Earlier this year Pulliam gave birth to a baby girl name Ella Grace. …read more

Surprise, Surprise: Tiffany Whyte’s DNA Proves She’s Not Janet Jackson’s Daughter

Tiffany Whyte, the chick who claimed to have DNA proof that she’s the secret love child of Janet Jackson and James DeBarge can sit her arse down and think of somebody else to claim as her parents.

That’s because, according to, she doesn’t have a leg to stand …read more

Google Creates Training Space On Silicon Valley Campus For Howard University Students

The tech industry has come under an avalanche of criticism in recent years over its lack of racial and gender diversity.

To help bring more African-American computer scientists into its workforce, Google announced on Thursday plans to open “Howard West” on it Mountain View, California campus to train Howard University students, …read more

Coming For You: Who Is Kendrick Talking About In New Song?

NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar called out rappers by name in his infamous “Control” verse released in 2013, but the internet is playing the guessing game about his target in a new song.

Lamar released “The Heart Part 4” on Friday and caused a frenzy on social media as …read more

American Idol’s LaPorsha Renae Refuses To Be Anyone But Herself

LaPorsha Renae is most known for her stint on the final season of American Idol. While the Louisiana didn’t win the final prize, second place hasn’t been so bad. The 23-year-old is now signed to Motown, has hit the stage with another Idol alum and is on the road …read more

Denny’s CEO Wants To Help Get First Generation Students To College

John Miller, President and CEO of Denny’s talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about their partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation: Denny’s First Generation Road to Success Scholarship and Fundraiser.

“We love to feed people, whatever they’re hungry for. But what’s most important is to feed …read more

Memphis Officials To Help Save Aretha Franklin’s Birthplace

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis mayor’s office is pitching in to help figure out the future of the dilapidated house where soul singer Aretha Franklin was born, a lawyer said Thursday.

Alan Crone, special counsel to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, told a judge that a working group from the …read more

White Artist’s Emmett Till Painting Under Fire At NY Museum

NEW YORK (AP) — An abstract painting of lynching victim Emmett Till on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York was the subject of a weeklong protest by a black artist who decried the canvas as “an injustice to the black community” because it was …read more

Investigator Who Leaked Eric Garner Police Officer Record Resigns

This undated family photo provided by the National Action Network, Saturday, July 19, 2014, shows Eric Garner. Garner was confronted by police trying to arrest him on suspicion of selling untaxed, loose cigarettes on a Staten Island sidewalk, authorities said. The 6-foot-3, 350-pound Garner became irate, denying the charges and …read more

‘Hidden Figures’ Author Wins Prestigious Book Award

CLEVELAND (AP) — An author whose book was the basis for the Oscar-nominated movie “Hidden Figures” has won an award for writing literature that promotes diversity and confronts racism.

Margot Lee Shetterly’s book and the namesake movie are about the contributions of a team of black women mathematicians to the NASA …read more

Reverse Migration As Chicago Loses Population To South

CHICAGO (AP) — The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough neighborhood where she found affordable housing.

The 29-year-old, who’s pregnant with her fifth child, relocated about three years ago to a St. Louis suburb where …read more

Uneducated, Middle-Age Whites Dying ‘Deaths Of Despair’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls “deaths of despair” — suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases.

The new paper by two Princeton University economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, concludes that the …read more

Faith Drops ’10 Wife Commandments’ Ahead Of Duets Album With Biggie

Faith Evans is keeping the memory of her husband alive. Though her first husband The Notorious B.I.G., has been gone for twenty! years, she’s continuing his musical legacy with a duets collection, The King And I, using his vocals and hers. She’s just dropped a revised version of …read more

Vote On Obamacare Repeal Delayed In Rebuke To Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth Thursday, putting off a planned showdown vote in a stinging setback for the young administration.

The White House insisted the House vote …read more

Man Arrested In Trunk Escape Abduction

Brittany Diggs, the frightened young lady who managed to escape from her own car trunk after being abducted in Alabama can finally breathe easier. A man has been arrested in the case.

NBC News reports:

A man was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the kidnapping of an …read more

Beyoncé Fulfills Last Wish Of Teen Battling Rare Cancer

Beyoncé granted a life changing moment for a young teen battling stage four cancer on Wednesday.

The singer called Ebony Banks, an Alief Hastings High School senior from Houston, Texas, who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Her last wish was to meet her hero, Beyoncé.

The disease …read more

Katt Williams Accused Of Assault In Lawsuit By His Former Assistant

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It appears Katt Williams‘ legal troubles continue. The 45-year-old comedian is being sued by a former assistant who claims she endured multiple incidents of abuse from Williams. The former assistant, Yadira Torres, revealed she is the same woman Williams punched back in July …read more

Trump Met With The CBC: Here’s What Happened

Congressional Black Caucus leaders and President Donald Trump met Wednesday for a policy discussion. This first meeting between Trump and the Black lawmakers came several weeks after he awkwardly asked a Black reporter at a press conference to set up the meeting.

“There were many areas where we …read more

Texas Woman Lied About Being Raped And Kidnapped By Black Men

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In Denison, Texas, an eighteen-year-old White woman ran into a church and told congregants that she had been kidnapped and raped by three masked Black men. The accuser, Breana Harmon Talbott, appeared bloody and battered. She was only wearing a bra, T-shirt and …read more

Serena Williams Shares Romantic Photos Of The Day She Got Engaged

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Tennis champion Serena Williams shocked her fans when she announced she was engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian at the end of 2016.

Now the 35-year-old is sharing details of the day her hubby-to-be proposed, captioning a series of instagram photos with ‘#TBT to the day.’

In …read more

John Hopkins School Of Medicine Admits First Black Female Neurosurgeon

With so much depressing and devastating news populating the country right now, everyone could use some positivity to brighten up their day and there is no better example of this than a black female neurosurgeon who just made history.

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah made history being the FIRST admitted black …read more

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