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Celeb Pics Of The Week 11/26 – 12/2/16: The Obamas Light The National Christmas Tree, Rihanna Meets Prince Harry & More!

Check out what your fave celebs were up to this week!

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Apollo Nida Responds To Phaedra Park’s Open Divorce Petition

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The marriage of Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida is not over. That’s right, contrary to Phaedra saying her divorce was finalized, Apollo responded to her very much open divorce petition on Thursday, Dec. 1.

According to Us Weekly, the 38-year-old, who is currently …read more

LAPD Reaches Tentative $4 Million Settlement With Family Of Slain Unarmed Homeless Man

Justice will be served for the family of an unarmed homeless man who was left slain by an LAPD officer in Venice last year. According to the Los Angeles Times, lawyers for the city of Los Angeles have reached a $4 million settlement with the family of Brendon …read more

The African American Film Critics Association Calls 2016 the Best Year for Blacks in Cinema

(Los Angeles, CA) – In anticipation of its annual Best Of list, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has already proclaimed 2016 the best EVER for Blacks in cinema. AAFCA not only applauds the increased volume of films representing the Black experience released in 2016, but also the range …read more

Mother Of 14-Year-Old Girl Who Murdered Her Father Calls Her A Hero

Bresha Meadows, 15, to be charged as a juvenile in dad’s slaying, prosecutor says:https://t.co/1oCehxxhBj pic.twitter.com/yMMQhR9B5A

— BeHereCleveland (@BeHere_Clev) December 2, 2016

Fourteen-year-old Bresha Meadows has been charged with aggravated murder after she allegedly shot her 41-year-old father Jonathan in the head just before …read more

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Tamera Mowry Sings ‘Lord, I Believe In You’

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We’ve always known actress Tamera Mowry could sing. She and her sister Tia debuted their vocals on the iconic theme song to their hit 90s show ‘Sister, Sister.’

Within the sitcom, we got glimpses of her pipes from time to time, particularly on the episode when Tamera …read more

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Rihanna & Prince Harry Get Tested For World AIDS Day

Prince Harry joined Rihanna in her native Barbados on Wednesday (Nov. 30) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the island’s independence from British rule, as well as the Barbados National HIV/AIDS Commission’s “Man Aware” event on Thursday (Dec. 1),

The pair both got tested for HIV to show folks …read more

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Prince Scores 40th Billboard Charting Album With Posthumous ‘4Ever’

Prince‘s greatest-hits compilation “Prince 4Ever,” the first album release since his death on April 21, debuts at No. 80 on the Billboard 200 this week, and becomes the 40th album of his career to grace the chart.

The album was released off-cycle on Nov. 22 (instead of the normal Friday …read more

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Solange Announces Open Auditions For Her Band In New Orleans

Solange is looking for singers and musicians to join her live band.

The singer has put out an open casting call for “vocalists, keyboardists and guitarists” in the New Orleans area to join her in support of new album “A Seat at the Table.”

The call, seeking hopefuls aged 18-35, was …read more

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White House Announces Support For Women In Military Draft

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has declared its support for requiring women to register for the military draft, a symbolic but significant shift that reflects the U.S. military’s evolution from a male-dominated force to one seeking to incorporate women at all levels.

President Barack Obama has been considering whether to …read more

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Mall Of America, Nation’s Biggest, Hires First Black Santa

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The nation’s largest mall is hosting its first-ever black Santa Claus this this weekend.

The Star-Tribune reports The Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis hired Larry Jefferson to play Kris Kringle from Thursday to Sunday as part of its Santa Experience.

Santa Experience co-owner Landon Luther says they …read more

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Vivica A. Fox Challenges 50 Cent To Debate Their Sexual Past On ‘Live’

Just when you thought they were done with the back and forth…

50 Cent appeared on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” Thursday and host Andy Cohen just had to bring up his ex Vivica A. Fox and her accusation that 50 is gay.

Remember when she called 50 a “booty …read more

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Patti LaBelle Talks New Cooking Show, Reveals Which Celebrity Can’t Cook


After 52 years on the music scene, the legendary Patti LaBelle is returning to television and bringing her famous cooking recipes along for the ride.

Patti LaBelle’s Place premieres on the The …read more

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Does Dream Kardashian Already Have A Clothing Line?

Ain’t that just like a Kardashian. You might hate ’em, but one thing about the family that Kanye West married into … they know how to get money.

Now we’re hearing that the parents of the newest Kardashian member, Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna, are getting ready to …read more

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Looking For A Financial Adviser? Watch For These Red Flags

You’re looking for a financial adviser, and you’ve just been introduced to a truly impressive candidate. Charming. Articulate. Well-educated. Classy dresser. Hair is on point! Even God-fearing.

Is she perfectly qualified to help you manage your money? Or the next Bernie Madoff—only with a fierce weave and a great mani-pedi? If …read more

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Don’t Miss Out On $100M of Unclaimed Scholarship Money

Did you know that last year over $100 million in scholarship money went unclaimed? That amount could send up to 4,167 people to college at the average tuition of $24K a year. With the national student loan debt at more than $1.3 trillion, it is vital to your financial …read more

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Tony Rock Tells Men It’s Time To Start Thinning Your Holiday List

Comedian and actor Tony Rock is performing at the Arlington Improv this weekend, but before he takes the stage he talks tot the Tom Joyner Morning Show about thinning your list just in time for the holidays and why he didn’t leave the country after Trump was elected.

Watch the …read more

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Kendrick Lamar Performs In Miami For Art Basel Party

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hot, sticky and sweaty, rapper Kendrick Lamar performed Thursday night inside a spaceship looking dome on the beach as part of the Art Basel Miami Beach festivities.

During the intimate 75-minute show, Lamar first took off his outer shirt and continually wiped sweat from his …read more

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Holidays With The Wayans: Damon Jr. Reveals How The Family Celebrates


Damon Wayans Jr. is performing at the Ft. Lauderdale Improv this weekend, but before he takes the stage, he talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about being a big fan of fellow comedian Lavell Crawford and what the …read more

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Ex-NFL Player Joe McKnight Fatally Shot, Suspect In Custody

Former NFL player Joe McKnight was shot to death following an argument at an intersection with another motorist outside New Orleans, authorities said.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said the Thursday incident involving McKnight happened about 2:43 p.m. in Terrytown, a suburb of New Orleans.

The 28-year-old running back was …read more

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Teenager Brings Guns To School, But His Parents Disarm Him

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — Police are applauding a mother and father who disarmed their 15-year-old son at a Utah junior high school, after they noticed him acting strangely in the morning and realized he had taken the family’s shotgun and handgun.

The parents arrived shortly after the boy entered a classroom …read more

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Tribal Colleges and Universities Serve Indigenous Students

You’ve heard of HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities), but do you know about TCUs? Tribal Colleges and Universities were established by Native Americans to not only educate themselves, but to preserve native culture, languages, and traditions.

The first and largest TCU, Navajo Community College, now Diné College, was founded …read more

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Struggling With Stress? Giving Can Boost Your Health and Wellness

Following major shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, on Nov. 29, #GivingTuesday kicked off the giving season, prompting roughly $168 million in financial donations along with thousands of hours of service pledged by volunteers. While contributions made during #GivingTuesday are of great benefit to organizations addressing community …read more

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Jurors In Walter Scott Shooting Trial Ask For Transcripts And Definitions

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jurors deliberating in the murder trial of a white ex-patrolman charged with murder for shooting a black motorist asked Thursday for transcripts of key testimony and wondered about the difference between passion and fear.

Michael Slager is charged in the death of 50-year-old Walter Scott, who was …read more

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Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, John Legend And More Reinterpret ‘Hamilton’

NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway megahit “Hamilton” has already spawned a best-selling cast album, a PBS documentary and a book about its creation. Now it’s spinning off a CD by fans who happen to be some of popular music’s biggest stars.

The 23-track “Hamilton Mixtape,” set for release Friday, features …read more

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Eleven Dead In Tennessee Wildfires

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Crews discovered the remains of more people as they searched the rubble of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and businesses near the Great Smoky Mountains, bringing the death toll to 11, officials said Thursday.

Authorities set up a hotline for people to report missing friends and …read more

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