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Bryshere Gray takes on Taylor Swift on ‘Lip Sync Battle’

By |May 19th, 2017|

(Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images/Trae Patton for Spike)Bryshere Gray killed it in a wig and pink pajamas during his appearance on Lip Sync Battle, in which he performed Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” “What I hope that Taylor takes away from this… I hope she retweets it! If she could retweet it, then [...]

20 Convicted, Sentenced to Community Service for Racist Abuse of Surinamese Politician

By |May 19th, 2017|

TV presenter Sylvana Simons answers questions during a book presentation in The Hague, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Mike Corder, File)THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court convicted 20 people Thursday of insulting or threatening a politician and television personality in a racially charged case that shocked the nation. The verdicts came in the trial in Amsterdam [...]

Kobe Bryant sends Jordan Edwards’ brother birthday gifts

By |May 18th, 2017|

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Kobe Bryant has obviously been following the story of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, who was shot and killed while sitting in a car that was leaving a party last month. Bryant saw that Jordan’s brother, Kevon Edwards, who had been in the car when Jordan was killed, had just celebrated his 17th [...]

Nigeria: Too Soon to Close Camps for People Displaced by Boko Haram

By |May 17th, 2017|

Camps for thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram will have to stay open beyond the end of this month as Nigeria’s military continues to fight the extremists in so-called liberated areas, officials say. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Camps for tens of thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram will have to [...]

Kandi Burruss defamation lawsuit approved by judge

By |May 17th, 2017|

(Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/Instagram)A judge has approved a defamation lawsuit filed by Kandi Burruss against a former employee, according to theJasmineBrand.com. The suit is moving forward against Johnnie Winston III alleging that he breached a non-disclosure agreement when he made statements on The Real Housewives of Atlanta claiming that he was unsatisfied with his pay, that he had [...]

Second Graders Turn Up In Black History Month Performance

By |May 17th, 2017|

Spark Academy Black History Month A Hip Hop Tribute.

Woman charged with murder after Facebook feud with cop’s daughter

By |May 16th, 2017|

(Screen capture/Facebook)On Monday, a Chicago woman was ordered to be held without bail on a first-degree murder charge after she ran over an 18-year-old woman with her Jeep. Chynna Stapleton, 24, had been feuding both on Facebook and in person with Tatyanna Lewis, 18, who is the daughter of a Chicago police officer, over a man. [...]

Study: Book Readers Tend to be Nicer, More Empathetic People Than TV Watchers

By |May 16th, 2017|

Readers of drama and romance novels tend to be more empathetic, according to a University of Kingston study. (Photo by Hero Images/Digital Vision/Getty Images).If you needed a reason to pick up a new book or finally finish the one you started years ago, here’s one: Reading regularly might actually make you kinder. A new study out [...]

Black Lives Matter groups bail black moms out of jail for Mother’s Day

By |May 15th, 2017|

(Photo: Graeme Robertson/Getty Images) This year, more than a dozen Black Lives Matter-affiliated groups participated in Mama’s Bail Out Day for Mother’s Day, working together to bail mothers out of jail so that they could spend the holiday with their children. “The money bail system in this country is unjust and punishes people for being poor,” Serena [...]

#BlackoutTheBook: The Most Candid Look At The Music Business

By |May 15th, 2017|

Blackout also examines “legal payola” and how corporations are now the major beneficiaries of under-the-table payments and pay-to-play. “Blackout: My 40 Years In The Music Business,” is an explosive look at the corruption that is running rampant throughout the music industry. From the desperate promotion [...]