Atlanta parents forgive their sons for trying to murder them, Listen to 911 call

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Zachery and Yvonne Ervin, both age 50, have chosen to “forgive” their sons, Cameron Ervin, 22, and Christopher Ervin, 17, who drugged, beat and stabbed them, who attempted to murder them so they could “cash in on their life insurance.” On September 5, the Ervin boys drugged their unsuspecting parents with Xanax, a medication prescribed for anxiety… Read more »

Ciara looks fab at Essence Street Style Awards during #NYFW

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The 2nd annual Essence Street Style Block Party attracted fashion-forward celebrities and other stylish attendees on Sept. 13. The Brooklyn gathering, which was a part of New York fashion week, brought in a whopping 6,500 people. The day-long celebration of style featured music, food trucks, a make-over station by Shea Moisture, local vendors, a face-painting… Read more »

Waka Flocka Flame gets turnt up at #Source360 festival

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SOURCE360 events (festival, conference, concerts) have been happening throughout the Brooklyn Cultural District including signature concerts, a musical performances by Waka Waka Flocka Flame, Scarface, Faith Evans, Chase N. Cashe, Smoke Dza, Brand Nubians, Doug E. Fresh, Dead Prez, Casey Veggies, OG Maco, and other special guests, as well as surprise pop-up concerts. Launching in 2014,… Read more »

Pastor Jamal Bryant challenges Rep. Elijah Cummings 

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A battle of popular giants is underway in Baltimore. It has been announced that Pastor Jamal Bryant, well known for his advocacy and appearance on major news programs, is challenging Rep. Elijah Cummings for his congressional seat. Bryant is the pastor of Empowerment Temple in Baltimore and played a key role in calming the streets… Read more »

Did Erica Mena suffer a miscarriage?

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Erica Mena has been seemingly enjoying her time out of the drama-filled limelight ever since she walked away from “Love & Hip Hop” last season. However, Mena’s peaceful life was struck with tragedy recently when she hinted online that she’d suffered a miscarriage. As most fans will remember, Mena has been engaged to her boyfriend,… Read more »

Why does White media still define Black Leaders?

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If you watch mainstream media today, you know that every time a Black leader gets national media coverage for discussing issues that affect the Black community, he is often vilified as popularity increases. From Al Sharpton, Min. Louis Farrakhan and even President Obama, Blacks leaders are pigeonholed into what a “responsible” leader for the Black community should say… Read more »

Sena Pierre mentors youth in Houston

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Sena Pierre has an online Christian magazine that’s dedicated to children and young adults. She wants to give them something positive to interact with in the Houston area. Pierre also works with Meek Models, an organization set to empower high school girls, lift them up and build their self-esteem through photo shoots. Local make-up artist comes out to teach… Read more »

Marquette Collection presents ‘Untitled,’ a S/S 2016 collection

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Fashion designer Ty’ron Perrin debuted his “Untitled” Spring/Summer 2016 Marquette Collection, an ethereal presentation during New York City Fashion Week on Sun., Sept. 13. Perrin kicked off the show at 8:00 p.m. among an elite, standing room only crowd of industry movers and shakers as well as celebrities like Jazmine Sullivan, Pam Sullivan (manager to… Read more »

Wishing bad karma on an ex who Is also a co-parent

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I could not begin to estimate how many people have emailed me over the years wishing bad karma on one or all of their exes. I call it “blocking your own blessings.” Sure, being hurt, betrayed and disrespected can make even the most emotionally stable person feel some kind of way. However, being consumed with… Read more »

Artists Fahamu Pecou, Organized Noize team for Elevate, ‘Forever I Love Atlanta’

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“World-class cities have world-class arts and culture.” –Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed Fahamu Pecou really is the –ish, as stated on his social media handles. An internationally-recognized scholar, visual and performing artist, Pecou was selected by the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs to be this year’s curator of ELEVATE Atlanta. Pecou, whose work has been… Read more »

‘Empire’ cast hits red carpet at Saks, celebrating the Empire collection

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‘Empire’ and Saks Fifth Avenue team up on fashion collection First music, now fashion. FOX’s hit drama, “Empire,” is now making waves on Fifth Avenue. The pop culture phenomenon has its own fashion collection at the storied department store, Saks Fifth Avenue. Oscar-nominated Lee Daniels kicked off the festivities at the department store during New York… Read more »

Common slams media coverage of Trump

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The presidential campaign of Donald Trump has been on a wild upswing despite his bigoted and inflammatory remarks. Part of this is due to Trump’s coverage in mainstream media.  Now rapper-actor Common has decided to comment on Trump and the role of media. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Common made the following statements:… Read more »

Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Lawson, hospitalized

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Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Lawson, had a frightening time this weekend as it’s been revealed that she was recently hospitalized after suffering an asthma attack. Lawson revealed the medical scare on her Instagram page on Saturday, explaining to her fans that she suffered an unexpected attack while traveling with her husband, Richard Lawson. “I came to… Read more »

Interracial dating: Does it make you a race traitor?

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Recently, I received an advice email from a Black woman who was dating a White man who was treating her good, wanted the same things out of life as her, and was ready to settle down and have a family. The issue? She felt guilty about betraying black men. She said that Black men have it… Read more »

Pastor Charles Jenkins’ Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church celebrates 65 years

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Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church celebrates 65th Anniversary, a gospel star-studded, Holy Spirit-filled showcase Pastor Charles Jenkins and first lady (Dr. Tara Jenkins) of the esteemed Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, located at 4543 S. Princeton Ave. at 45th Street in Chicago, celebrated 65 years of divine worship. This celebration recognized the anointing and provision of the Lord God, Jesus Christ… Read more »

Dennis Greene of the band Sha Na Na dies at 66

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Dennis Greene, an original member of the cover band Sha Na Na, died from esophageal cancer in a Dayton, Ohio hospital on Sept. 5. He was 66. Greene was one of the founders of Sha Na Na, a group formed in 1969 that performed doo-wop music from the 1950s. The band was originally a part… Read more »

Doll maker named Jesus

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Her identity was in question. The first thought of whose she was crossed her mind and later flooded her thoughts. Many cheered her but she couldn’t receive the accolades or trust her feelings because she was unsure of her source, her foundation. She was perceived as a babydoll to many but she always wondered who… Read more »

R. City takes ‘What Dreams are Made Of’ old school amidst digital culture

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It’s been said the Internet killed the music industry. If it didn’t absolutely murder it, the Internet certainly handicapped the business. Today, we download and share singles as opposed to buying complete albums. But fans sharing non-related singles don’t work towards developing an artist’s identity and establishing a core fan base. This is just one of the… Read more »