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Full Coverage: Vanity Fair Gets Diverse For Hollywood Issue

Posted February 3, 2014 by jmurray

In 2010, I wrote an open letter in my former column at AOL Black Voices to Vanity Fair harshly criticizing them for their lack of diversity. At the time, the famed glossy had unveiled its 16th annual Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue and completely overlooked any actresses of color on its all-female cover story. At the […]

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Donnie Simpson: Ready To Return To Radio

Posted June 4, 2013 by jmurray

In January 2010, former BET host Donnie Simpson left his post as morning show host on Washington, DC’s WPGC 95.5 FM after 17 years. On March 14, 2011, I reported for the now defunct AOL Black Voices that Simpson “struck a deal” to return to radio as the nighttime host of WHUR 96.3 FM’s slow-jam […]

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One More Try: Michael Jackson Protégés Brownstone Reuniting Again

Posted March 1, 2013 by jmurray

This week in Atlanta, Brownstone singer Nicci Gilbert-Daniels appeared on radio personality Egypt’s mid-day show on V-103 to announce that the group would be reuniting for a tour. This is Brownstone’s second attempt at a reunion effort. On Oct. 1, 2009, I reported exclusively for my “BV Buzz” column for AOL Black Voices that the […]

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Landon Brown: Bobby Brown’s Son Talks Whitney’s Death, Tabloid Tales & Missing Bobbi Kristina

Posted February 13, 2013 by jmurray

Bobby Brown’s oldest son Landon Brown got a crash-course in fame in 2008 when the National Enquirer posted a story with a headline that read: “Stepson: Life with Whitney Houston Was A Nightmare.” The tabloid spoke to Landon about growing up with stepmom Whitney Houston as a part of an interview following his appearance on […]

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Throwback Thursday: Preacher’s Kid PJ Morton Sings About Love

Posted September 6, 2012 by jmurray

PJ Morton is a Grammy Award-winning writer/producer, member of the pop band Maroon 5 and newly signed solo artist to Young Money Entertainment’s new R&B division, Soothe Your Soul Entertainment. The 31-year-old entertainer spent years developing a following as an underground artist on the independent music scene with CDs like “Walk Alone” (2010), “Live From […]

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Throwback Thursday: Interview With “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” Star Stevie J

Posted August 2, 2012 by jmurray

Music producer Stevie J is generating a lot of buzz for his philandering ways and controversial antics on VH1’s lowbrow reality series “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta.” I interviewed Stevie J (real name: Steven Jordan) back in July 2002 and even then I found him to be outrageously candid and hilariously funny. Our interview took place […]

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Splitsville: En Vogue Battle In Online Feud

Posted July 28, 2012 by jmurray

The on-again, off-again, on-again 90’s R&B girl group En Vogue is officially on the outs again! The female quartet – made up of Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron, Maxine Jones and Dawn Robinson – has had many incarnations since making their debut in July 1989. Now, after a public spat on Twitter and Facebook, it appears as though […]

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