Kevin Hart, Sean Combs, Rocko and more Father’s Day posts on Instagram

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Father’s day 2014 came and it was an amazing day for all fathers. Kevin Hart, Sean Combs, Usher and more posted photos with their family having fun. Above, Kevin Hart posted, “The best Fathers Day EVER….. #Harts #TheyGrowUpSoFast #iDontWantThisDayToEnd #IveBeenSmilingEarToEarAllDay #GottaLoveEm” Check out more special celeb dads on Instagram in the gallery. –joi pearson @joiapearson

Rocko and T.I. host Oakwood CIAA weekend

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Rocko and TI hosted a party at Oakwood last night, kicking off the CIAA weekend take over in Charlotte, NC. Rocko and TI walked into a club filled with fans gathered from all over the country to see the two Atlanta, GA raised rappers host and DJ Traci Steele on the one’s and two’s. As… Read more »

Snoop, Rocko and Yo Gotti at BET Hip Hop Awards rehearsals

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The 2013 BET Awards Hip Hop Awards will be filmed on Sept. 28 at the Civic Center in Atlanta. Rolling out was on hand to capture behind the scenes moments of this year’s performance rehearsals. Snoop Dogg/Lion,  Yo Gotti, Rocko and Rich Homie Quan kicked things off. Click continue to check out images.  

Monica Brown celebrates Rocko’s 8th Birthday

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Monica shares family photos on Instagram Monica and Shannon surprised Rocko for his 8th birthday with a new set of wheels. Monica post special message on Instagram to her son, thanking him for being such a wonderful child.  Rocko’s Uncle Ludacris surprised him with a visit from Zoo Atlanta’s Reptiles.

Rocko & Plies Producer Marvelous J On Taking Over the Game

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It takes a lot of guts for a high school kid to approach a rap star, not for an autograph, but for a job. But that’s just what burgeoning producer, Marvelous J did — and it worked. “I started off producing for fun in high school,” the beatsmith, who has worked with Plies, Keyshia Cole,… Read more »

Legendary film publicist Roz Stevenson reveals her success secrets

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On Sunday, Oct. 26, Ronda Racha Penrice hosted the inaugural #BrunchTalks conversation with special guest, legendary Hollywood publicist Roz Stevenson, the retired president of Roz Stevenson Public Relations in Los Angeles. “People who know Roz, know she’s solid and good person,” Penrice started as she held back tears. “Ronda was my very first employee when… Read more »

Atlanta artist Belvee Jones: ‘Live Fast, Die Legend’

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Hailing from Atlanta’s north side, Belvee Jones is emerging on the city’s music scene with a unique sound, arguably dominating the underground scene. Jones’ melodic sound is bound to tantalize. In the course of building his musical legacy, he’s tapped Tez Mcclain, Ms. Niko, Rich Espy, Dblok, and burgeoning artist Tre Nation for features. Which… Read more »

15 best Atlanta rappers of all time

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In a matter of hours, OutKast sold out three concerts that will be held at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park in September. The shows will likely serve as the finale for the group’s reunion tour that began at Coachella in April. But the high demand for OutKast’s Atlanta shows extends beyond the duo’s success. OutKast laid… Read more »

5 best new rap songs of the week: Listen now

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In this week’s top new rap songs, Nas hustles with Rocko; 50 Cent gets belligerent with Schoolboy Q; and new Atlanta rappers rap about “New Atlanta.” Here are the top new rap songs of the week. Listen now Migos feat. Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug “New Atlanta”

Brandy, Zena Foster, Monica and more celeb mom family photos on Instagram

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Mothers are superwomen without the tight costume. Brandy, Zena Foster, Marjorie Harvey and more celeb mothers show how it’s done, posting family photos and work photos all on their Instagram. It truly is a balancing act. Above, Monica posted on her Instagram, “#Recap of yesterday #FamilyDay ️ #MyChildren #EndlessLOVE Rocko️Romelo️Laiyah” Check out more celeb family photos in… Read more »

Singer Monica talks about confronting teacher for handling her child inappropriately

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    Despite being a nationally known, Grammy-winning singer, Monica is extremely hands-on as it pertains to her children’s education. Monica — a “basketball wife” in the most literal sense of the words — was a celebrity panel guest for General Mills’ Box Tops for Education Town Hall event at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. … Read more »

Monica and Roland Martin lead General Mills’ Box Tops for Education town hall meeting

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Sultry Grammy-winning songstress Monica and moderator Roland Martin of TV One’s “News One Now” powered an august body of panelists in the ultra-successful Box Tops for Education Town Hall Press Meeting and Press Conference in Atlanta to further promote innovative ways to improve the educational ambiance for 21st century students. Facilitated by General Mills, the… Read more »

Cop chokes girlfriend’s puppy to death, then texts her the photos

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A Baltimore police officer admitted beating, then choking his girlfriend’s 7-month-old puppy and texting her a photo of the dog’s body, authorities said Wednesday, March 5. Alec Eugene Taylor of Silver Spring, Md., a five-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, has been slapped with aggravated animal cruelty, a felony, and abuse or neglect of… Read more »

CIAA day party fashions

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CIAA is currently taking over Charlotte and what better way to spend the day than partying with alumni, friends and family. Check out a few fashions from the day parties currently going on. -Joi Pearson @joiapearson Source: Instagram

CIAA 2014 reality star parties

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CIAA 2014 parties hosted by reality stars  CIAA 2014 will bring a gob of people to Charlotte, N.C., for the annual HBCU men and women’s basketball tournament. As schools, including Virginia State, Winston Salem State and Johnson C. Smith face off, the city will be packed with partygoers looking to celebrate the sporting event. Several… Read more »

Record number of black actors nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award®: Complete list

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Nominees for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2013 in five film and eight television categories as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles have been announced. Black actors (actresses) have put in work this year and it has paid off…. Read more »

Monica and Shannon Brown share new photos of baby Laiyah

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New photos of Monica Brown’s daughter Laiyah  Monica Brown and her NBA playing husband Shannon are sharing new photos of their baby girl Laiyah. As previously reported, the songstress gave birth to her daughter last month after having an extravagant baby shower. The first closeup photo of the baby was then shared by Monica’s close friend… Read more »

Wale: Young, gifted and black

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Story by Stereo Williams Photography by DeWayne Rogers “I think the hard work paid off.” Washington, D.C.-based rapper Wale is basking in the glow of realized success. The rhymer has had a busy few months, with his third album, The Gifted, hitting the streets this summer and he and Roc Nation rapper J. Cole hitting… Read more »

More photos from BET Hip Hop Awards 2013 rehearsals

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On the eve of the BET Hip Hop Awards 2013 big-name artists converged on the Atlanta Civic Center to rehearse for their performances in preparation for rap’s biggest night on television, including Snoop Dogg, Yo Gotti, Rick Ross, Future, Rocko and many others. Take a look at the photos below.    

2013 BET Hip Hop Awards nominees

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Hip-hop has had a very exciting year thus far, and with the BET Hip Hop Awards right around the corner, we’ll get a chance to see who really came out on top. While there were many big moments to remember, and many who deserve accolades for their success, only one person can win from each… Read more »

Monica shares new photos of baby Laiyah

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Laiyah Brown photos Monica Brown recently posted several photos of her baby, Laiyah Brown, on Instagram. Laiyah is Monica’s first child with husband, Shannon. The singer has two sons from a previous relationship. “A mother’s love is one with no limits or boundaries,” Monica captioned a photo of the tot’s tiny hand wrapped around her finger. “Each… Read more »

Celebrity women with multiple baby daddies

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A University of Michigan-Ann Arbor social scientists produced a study recently stating that women with “multiple fertility partners” — a nice way of saying multiple baby daddies — greatly increases a woman’s economic disadvantage. The U-M’s Institute for Social Research that MFP in no way exclusive or unique to minority or disadvantaged women. “It is… Read more »

Monica Brown and family welcome new baby girl

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Congratulations are in order for Shannon and Monica Brown. The couple finally welcomed their baby girl, Laiyah, on the evening of Thursday, September 5. Baby Laiyah will join a family full of boys. This latest addition to the Brown family joins three big brothers, Rocko, Romelo and Shannon Jr. Monica and Shannon announced the pregnancy… Read more »

White celebrities who adopt black babies

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  Adopting black babies appears to be a trend with white celebrities these days. Transracial adoptions must be the new fashion in Hollywood because stars, including Kristin Davis, are joining the new fad. Can you guess who?

‘Birds of a Feather’ movie premiere: Zaytoven, Tiffany Foxx, Trouble, and more

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    Producer Zaytoven brought out many of his friends, family and supporters to Atlanta’s Atlantic Station Regal Cinemas for the premiere of his movie, “Birds of a Feather.” The movie featured Gucci Mane, Rocko, Big Bank Black, and more. As cast members and family walked the carpet in all-white everything, rappers, Tiffany Foxx, Trouble, Gloss… Read more »

Lolo Jones compares Rachel Jeantel to ‘Madea’

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Twitter has been a breeding ground for controversy and criticism over the last few days as countless people have attacked Rachel Jeantel, the Florida teen who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin just moments before his death, as she testifies in the George Zimmerman trial. But one celebrity tweeter, Olympic track star Lolo Jones,… Read more »

Paula Deen’s QVC deal in trouble?

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It’s safe to say that no one had a worse week than Paula Deen did last week. After news reports revealed that Deen used the N-word and spoke fondly of the racist South in her past, Deen was fired from the Food Network after 11 years with the network. It now appears that Deen may be receiving another… Read more »

Serena Williams apologizes for shaming Ohio rape victim

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Serena Williams found herself in some searing hot water earlier this week when a Rolling Stone article quoted her as blaming the famous Steubenville, Ohio rape victim for her own rape.  Williams has quickly responded to the backlash, saying that she was “misquoted” by RS while also apologizing for her words. “What happened in Steubenville… Read more »