Ava DuVernay shares emotional words of support for Colin Kaepernick

On Super Bowl Sunday, there were those who temporarily put aside their boycott of the NFL to watch the biggest game of the year. Count director Ava DuVernay as one person who refused to cross the picket line, instead choosing to stand in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick by boycotting this year’s Super Bowl. The filmmaker […]

‘Young and the Restless’ star Kristoff St. John found dead at 52

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg1Z-Vlu-No&feature=youtu.be Kristoff St. John, best known for his role on the long-running soap opera “The Young and the Restless,” has died. He was 52. One of St. John’s friends went to check on him at his home in California’s San Fernando Valley and found his body. Police and paramedics were then alerted. Upon their arrival, […]

Jordan Peele releases frightening new trailer for horror film ‘Us’

Before viewers could experience the horror that was a sleepy Super Bowl LIII, director Jordan Peele provided a different type of scare with the debut of a new trailer for his highly anticipated horror film, Us. The film (which Peele provided a first look for on Christmas Day) follows the Wilson family — Adelaide (Lupita […]

Did Maroon 5 just play the worst Super Bowl show of all time? (video)

When the NFL announced that pop band Maroon 5 would be performing the halftime show for Super Bowl LIII, the news was met with a collective shrug. Now that their performance is officially in the books, could this go down as one of the worst Super Bowl performances of all time? Or could the presence […]

ICE apprehends rapper 21 Savage, exposing fake persona

Rapper 21 Savage was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Atlanta early Sunday morning, with the law enforcement agency stating that he is actually from the United Kingdom and overstayed his visa. According to Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, Savage, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was apprehended in a targeted […]

Brian Tyree Henry takes us behind-the scenes on the Viola Davis hit ‘Widows’

In the event you missed the Viola Davis-led thriller Widows while it was still in theaters, don’t fret, as this slept on film gets set for digital release. In advance of the release, actor Brian Tyree Henry provided an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the chemistry between himself and actor Daniel Kaluuya. This is a must-watch feature. Widows will […]

Past R. Kelly collaborators have officially turned their back on him

A number of prominent artists are seeking to follow Lady Gaga’s lead by removing their collaborations with R. Kelly from streaming services. Past Kelly collaborations with Chance the Rapper (Somewhere in Paradise, 2015), and Celine Dion (“I’m Your Angel,” 1998) are in the process if being removed. The collaborations followed years of Kelly being dogged […]

College student robbed at gunpoint after using app to meet woman for sex

A DePaul University student has accused three people of luring him to an abandoned home with the promise of sex, then robbing him at gunpoint and forcing him to turn over his ATM PIN, according to court filings. The 19-year-old student later went to authorities but made a false claim that he was kidnapped and […]

Black news anchor fired over natural hair

A former Jackson, Mississippi, news anchor says that she was fired after not conforming to her station’s views on natural hair and beauty. Brittany Noble-Jones, who until recently was a co-anchor for WJTV This Morning, says that she was fired after filing complaints against supervisors who created what she considered to be a hostile work environment for […]

Mother uses X-rated life hack to cure her baby’s chest congestion

As a parent, it can be excruciating to watch your child suffer through sickness while feeling helpless to remedy the ailment. One mom discovered the ultimate X-rated life hack to help relieve her baby’s chest congestion. Shared on the Melons and Cuties Facebook page, the now-viral post shows a mother using a vibrator to break […]

Shocking Charlamagne Tha God tweets about R. Kelly resurface

One of the biggest criticisms of the “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary was its inclusion of radio personality, Charlamagne Tha God, who in his past has also been accused of sexual assault. To complicate matters even further, old tweets recently resurfaced in which “The Breakfast Club” host appears to be supporting R. Kelly and his sex […]

Oprah and Gayle take their friendship to the next level

Longtime BFFs Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King are taking their friendship to the next level in the form of a new monthly web series “The OG Chronicles.” Even though the two are a pair of serious OGs, the series is actually named after the first letters in Winfrey’s and King’s names. “The OG Chronicles” puts […]

Florida finally pardons 4 Black men falsely accused of rape in 1949

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s three-member cabinet granted posthumous pardons on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, to four Black men accused of raping a White woman in a 1949 case now viewed as a gross miscarriage of justice. The case became known as the Groveland Four and has long been considered a dark stain […]

It’s official: ‘Coming to America 2’ with Eddie Murphy is on the way

File this in the “I didn’t know I needed this until today” category, as word has now leaked that Coming to America 2 is officially a thing. More than 30 years after Eddie Murphy starred as Prince Akeem in Coming to America, the comedic actor is set to appear in the sequel to the film, […]

After blasting R. Kelly, journalist Touré faces his own sexual harassment fight

Touré, the veteran journalist who played a contributing role in the recent Surviving R. Kelly documentary, has now been slapped with his own sexual harassment claims. A “Good Morning America” makeup artist named Dani, who said she previously worked with Touré on a Time Inc. show, has accused him of making unwanted sexual advances in 2017. […]

These R. Kelly song lyrics are even more sketchy after watching the documentary

Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary has forced longtime fans of the singer to reexamine the lyrics responsible for building his musical legacy. When taking a second look, there are lyrics whose meanings change dramatically within the proper context. Below are some of the songs that really caused our collective brows to raise. Song: “Bump n’ Grind” […]

AKAs in hot water after severely hazed student commits suicide

According to a federal lawsuit filed this week, a Northwestern University sophomore killed herself due to the severe hazing she endured while pledging to become a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in the fall of 2016. The suit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Illinois, claims that Jordan Hankins killed herself in […]

Blac Youngsta faces trial after 100 bullets fired at rap rival

Rapper Blac Youngsta is scheduled to stand trial on weapons charges early next month. The trial, scheduled for Feb. 6 in Mecklenburg County Criminal Superior Court (North Carolina), comes nearly two years after police said 100 bullets were fired in uptown Charlotte near the end of the 2017 CIAA men’s and women’s college basketball tournament. […]