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Big Time: Beyoncé Covers “Most Influential People” Issue

Posted  April 24, 2014  by  jmurray

The 11th annual Time 100 has been revealed. According to glossy’s Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs: “The Time 100 is a list of the world’s most influential men and women, not its most powerful.” This year, Beyoncé graces the cover of the coveted issue, which includes a short explanation written by a famous admirer. It’s “Lean [...]

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Sign O The Times: Prince Partners With “Slave” Label

Posted  April 22, 2014  by  jmurray

Prince’s fallout with Warner Bros Records 20 years ago is one of music’s most epic sagas. He signed with the record company in 1977 and had many successful album releases on Warner Bros. In the late 1980′s and into the 1990′s, Prince began to have intense creative differences with the company. In 1993, during negotiations [...]

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Idris Elba: Welcomes A Baby Boy

Posted  April 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Golden Globe winner Idris Elba and his girlfriend Naiyana Garth are proud parents of a baby boy. This is the 41-year-old actor and his girlfriend’s first child together. Elba took to Twitter to reveal the news on Friday. “My Son Winston Elba was born yesterday. Truly Amazing,” he wrote. He also posted a black and [...]

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Porsha Williams: “Real Housewives” Star Gives Glamour In Mugshot

Posted  April 17, 2014  by  jmurray

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams turned herself into authorities on Wednesday day after an arrest warrant was issued by police for a fight that took place with co-star Kenya Moore at the reunion taping two weeks ago. While most were shocked that a reality show star was able to actually file a police [...]

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Aretha Franklin: Filing $10 Million Lawsuit Over Patti LaBelle Fight Story

Posted  April 16, 2014  by  jmurray

Grammy winner Aretha Franklin is furious over the story that claimed that she and fellow R&B diva Patti LaBelle had gotten into a fight during an Atlanta concert that resulted in LaBelle being arrested. The story originated on TheNewsNerd.com, a site that bills itself as a “purely satirical” site. Despite it being a news parody, [...]

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Jazz

Up All Night: Details On José James’ New CD

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  jmurray

Singer José James has announced a June 10 release date for his new album, “While You Were Sleeping.” This will be the young jazz artist’s fifth studio album and his second album for Blue Note Records. “While You Were Sleeping” is the follow-up to his widely acclaimed jazz/soul CD, “No Beginning No End.” James, a [...]

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Radio Active: Tavis Smiley Launches New Network

Posted  June 24, 2013  by  jmurray

Controversial political commentator Tavis Smiley has developed a new partnership with BlogTalkRadio. Starting this week, the former contributor to the nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show” will anchor a weekday show on BlogTalkRadio that will vary from 20 minutes to however long he wants to talk. He will also produce programs from other contributors under the [...]

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Faith

Hollywood Fresh Face: Otis Winston’s Story Of Tragedy to Triumph

Posted  June 19, 2013  by  jmurray

Otis Winston was a star college athlete Ohio State who went on to become a computer consultant and high school track coach in Columbus, Ohio. Determined to fulfill his dream to become an actor, Winston started pursuing acting full-time in 2009 and began honing his craft in various workshops with acting coaches like Tasha Smith [...]

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Driving Divas: New Online Automobile Destination For Women

Posted  June 18, 2013  by  jmurray

If you’re a lady with an appreciation for automobiles, popular journalist and online mogul SékouWrites has launched a new portal just for you. Sékou has officially launched BumperCandy.com, a multicultural women’s-interest website featuring “beautiful cars and the lifestyle that comes with owning them.” BumperCandy.com is the sister site to SimplyRides.com and both online destinations are [...]

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TV

Anchor Out: Richelle Carey Leaves HLN

Posted  June 18, 2013  by  jmurray

Emmy-winning journalist Richelle Carey has left CNN’s sister channel HLN. Carey anchored HLN’s “News Now” show weekdays from 3-4pm ET and also hosted a weekly segment called “What Matters.” The latter feature put the spotlight top issues and concerns facing the African-American community. A network rep for HLN confirmed her departure. “I am VERY happy [...]

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Dr. Duty: “Grey’s Anatomy” Stars Get Promotion

Posted  June 17, 2013  by  jmurray

Gaius Charles and Jerrika Hinton were among the actors with recurring roles on ABC’s drama “Grey’s Anatomy” who were just promoted to series regular. Charles and Hinton, along with Camilla Luddington and Tessa Ferrer, have become series regulars as “Grey’s Anatomy” enters its tenth season this fall. All four actors played interns on the Shonda [...]

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Hue View: Bill Duke Documentary Explores Challenges Of “Dark Girls”

Posted  June 17, 2013  by  jmurray

Hollywood veteran director/producer Bill Duke is set to premiere his new documentary, “Dark Girls” at the Toronto International Film Festival. “Dark Girls” pulls back America’s curtain to reveal the deep-seated biases and hatreds of racism both inside and outside of the Black American culture. Dark-skinned Black women from various walks of life open up about [...]

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Lifestyle

Sisters Summit: Female Power Players Leading Ladies In Business

Posted  June 13, 2013  by  jmurray

While businessmen are known for networking and deal making on the golf course, successful women executives will take these arts to the next level by connecting in seminars, pampering sessions and a luxurious fashion event in a luxurious Caribbean environment. Hundreds of accomplished, culturally diverse women from around the world will convene at the “Women [...]

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Steve Harvey: Talk Show Gets Long-term Renewal

Posted  June 13, 2013  by  jmurray

Good news for “Original Kings of Comedy” funnyman Steve Harvey. His daytime talk show has been renewed through 2016. NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution has solidified its agreement with Harvey’s show, which is confirmed for more than 65% of the U.S. The 56-year-old comic’s daytime talk show was a breakout hit in its first season, beating [...]

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Family Business: Will Forever Jones Breakup For Solo Projects?

Posted  June 12, 2013  by  jmurray

When family band Forever Jones was approached about doing a reality show, they entertained offers from several production companies who wanted to capture the story of the faith-based music family for television. The family patriarch, Dewitt Jones Sr., said they ultimately decided to go with Bounce TV because of a unique partnership. “When Bounce TV [...]

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Chad Johnson: Was 30-Day Jail Sentence Extreme?

Posted  June 12, 2013  by  jmurray

Was Judge Kathleen McHugh’s 30-day jail sentence issued to Chad Johnson too severe? AlwaysAList.com reported on June 10 that Judge McHugh sentenced Johnson to a month in jail after he slapped his attorney Adam Swickle on the butt after complimenting him on his work. Now the Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi tells TMZ that Johnson’s [...]

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