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New York Comic Con 2013 is taking over the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and of course what would Comic Con be without the costumes. SciFi and fantasy fans went above and beyond this year, so in case you’re not in town for the festivities or looking for a creative Halloween costume, take a look…

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Every year, Comic-Con International rolls around and brings out some of the craziest costumes you could think imagine. From hot super heroes to scary zombies, Comic-Con is like the preview of this year’s Halloween festivities. This past weekend, 2014 Comic-Con attendees shared Instagram photos of themselves and other cool sightings at the San Diego Convention Center.…

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Georgia Democratic congressman John Lewis, the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington, makes history as the first sitting member of Congress to write a comic book. He promoted the autobiographical trilogy about the civil rights movement, March, at Comic-Con International in San Diego. He tells the media, “This story is about movement. It’s about people…

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Halle Berry, 46, who plays Storm in the X-Men series was spotted at Comic-Con International on Sat., July 20, sporting her baby bump. The mother of one daughter, Nahla, is expecting her second child with her third husband, Olivier Martinez. She was at the at the San Diego Convention Center helping promote the May 2014 release…

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Tamar Braxton has been hospitalized after reportedly overdosing on drugs and alcohol. Her siblings are asking for fans prayers for her recovery. The Blast and TMZ report that the Los Angeles Police Department found the youngest and arguably the most popular and controversial Braxton sibling unconscious in her hotel room by her boyfriend. Both publications…

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court voted to grant disgraced comedy legend Bill Cosby the right to file an appeal on his conviction of sexual assault. The creator of the monumental “The Cosby Show,” is in the middle of a three-to-10 year sentence after his conviction on sexual assault and drugging a woman in 2004. There are…

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Viola Davis has opened up after finding out she was diagnosed with a health condition that could affect her lifestyle. The “How to Get Away with Murder” actress knows diabetes — which affects the body’s ability to process insulin — runs in her family so she has always followed a balanced diet and tried to exercise regularly…

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Janelle Monae is speaking up about bullying. She voices the shy and smart Mandy in the upcoming animated movie UglyDolls. Monáe hopes  UglyDolls sparks conversations between parents and their children. She wants to see the film make adults reflect on their own childhood experiences and reassure their kids who have been on the receiving end  “of abuse” — or to find out…

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Rick Sullivan the "Godfather of Black Comedy" (Image Source: Courtesy of Rick Sullivan Productions)

Today’s Black comedy scene is large and thriving, but few people know the big names behind the scenes who are the first to spot young talent. One of those well-known talent management veterans is Rick Sullivan. He is one of the most sought after consultants for comedy production. He has worked with Russell Simon’s “Def…

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When it comes to comedy, subjects that were unacceptable for mainstream America were the norm in small Black clubs. Comedians such as Redd Foxx, Dick Gregory, Richard Pryor and Moms Mabley were popular first in clubs on the “Chitlin’ Circuit” in urban hubs. Subject-matter material in these clubs frequently included jokes about race relations, women…

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