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DOUG HYUNClaws actress Niecy Nash is enjoying married life with wife Jessica Betts, and while life has certainly hit a new high for her, she does wish the world treated her wedding as a celebration of love and not as a coming out story. Speaking with People, the 50-year-old actress says her marriage had “absolutely nothing to do with gender […]

Gareth Cattermole/Getty ImagesMary J. Blige is just one of the many celebrities lending her voice to the Black Lives Matter movement, and now she’s opening up about it.  In a recent interview with Health magazine for the September issue, the 49-year-old singer and actress got candid about her support for BLM.  While discussing how she used her platform and […]

ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty ImagesWhen Halle Berry made history becoming the first Black woman to win Best Actress at the 2002 Academy Awards for Monster’s Ball, she truly believed that she was the first of many Black women to receive the honor.   Nearly 20 years later, however, Berry is still the only Black actress to have won it, which she calls a “heartbreak.” In an […]

Courtesy of Ilyasah ShabazzMalcolm X‘s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz is bringing her father’s important narrative, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, to the masses in a new Audible recording. Narrated by Emmy-winner Laurence Fishburne, the release marks the first time that Malcolm X’s historic autobiography will be released in unabridged audio since its original publication in 1965. Shabazz tells ABC Audio that sharing her father’s […]

Columbia/LegacyMariah Carey has revealed the track list for her upcoming double album, The Rarities, due out October 2. According to Billboard, one of the 15 tracks on the first disc, “Here We Go Around Again,” is an unreleased song from her debut album.  Another song, “Mesmerized,” is an unreleased song from the soundtrack of the […]

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesIn a scary turn of events, it turns out Eminem‘s home invader wanted to do more than just meet him…he wanted to kill him.  Back in April, the “Superman” rapper came face-to-face with an intruder, later identified as Matthew David Hughes, in his Detroit, Michigan home. Luckily, Eminem, born Marshall Mathers, was able to walk away from […]

Courtesy of PJ MortonGrammy-winning musician PJ Morton debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart with his new, first-ever gospel album, Gospel According to PJ.  In less than two weeks, since its release, PJ managed to dethrone Kanye West‘s 18-week consecutive streak for Jesus is King, on the chart dated for Sept. 12.  “This album was a labor of love,” Morton says in a statement. “So for […]

Courtesy, Tia Sinclair BellRonald “Khalis” Bell, co-founder of Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 68.  Bell died at his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands with his wife, Tia Sinclair Bell, by his side early Wednesday morning. The cause of death has not yet been released but a statement from Universal Music says that he […]

Paras Griffin/Getty ImagesDrake is one proud papa. The rapper shared a photo of his 2-year-old son, Adonis, to mark the child’s first day of school on Wednesday. “First Day Of School…The World Is Yours kid,” Drake wrote in his caption.  Adonis’ mother, French artist Sophie Brussaux, also shared images to her Instagram profile, writing in French that she was “proud of her […]

Greg Doherty/Getty ImagesMara Brock Akil — the creator behind critically acclaimed shows such as Girlfriends, Being Mary Jane, and The Game — is bringing more Black magic to Netflix.  Deadline reports the streaming service has signed a multi-year agreement with Akil to produce new original content.  “It is a dream to partner with the force of Netflix, for we have the same goals—telling human […]

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