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Happy 47th birthday LisaRaye McCoy! LisaRaye as she is professionally known, is an actress who made her way to fame for her role in The Players Club in 1998, and she also played a role in “The Proud Family Movie,” which starred Kyla Pratt. She grew up as the daughter of a model and the sister of a…

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Happy 44th birthday Mystikal! Michael Lawrence Tyler is a rapper who released his debut album, Mystikal, on Big Boy Records in 1994. His 2003 album, Tarantula, was nominated for a Grammy. He started working on his music career in 1990, and it led to his debut release in 1994. His popular Neptunes hit song, “Shake Ya A–” peaked…

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Happy 51st birthday Momma Dee! Momma Dee is a reality TV star who rose to fame on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.” She is featured on the show because of her son, Lil Scrappy, but people tune in now to see just what Momma Dee might do or say next. When she was younger…

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Happy 30th birthday, Wale! Born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, a rapper of Nigerian decent born in Washington, DC, he rose to prominence with his song “Dig Dug (Shake It).” He produced and released “Dig Dug” entirely on his own and it became the most requested radio song in D.C.’s history. In high school and college he played…

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Happy 37th birthday  The-Dream! Born Terius Youngdell Nash, he cowrote the song “Baby,” which was performed in 2010 by Justin Bieber. Blessed with talent, he honed in on his skills and started writing songs at the age of 15 after the death of his mother. He released his first solo album Love Hate in 2007. He…

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Happy 33rd birthday Crystle Stewart! This beauty is a former Miss USA winner who competed in the competition four separate times before winning the crown in 2008. She won the Miss Texas USA competition in 2008 before attempting Miss USA and finished in the Top 10 during the Miss Universe competition. She grew up in Houston…

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Happy 43rd birthday Sanaa Lathan! Lathan is an American film and voice actor who has appeared in several successful productions, including “A Raisin in the Sun.” Her performance earned her a Black Reel Award for Best Actress and she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English. Nominated for a Tony Award in…

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Happy 32nd birthday Columbus Short! The actor born Columbus Keith Short Jr. is also a choreographer and singer. Best known for his role as Harrison Wright on ABC’s “Scandal, “Short, began acting in youth theater at the age of 5 and choreographed Britney Spears’s Onyx Hotel Tour. He also appeared in films such as Cadillac…

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Happy 43rd birthday Jada Pinkett Smith! Jada Koren is a lovely actress who appeared on the TV series “A Different World” before starring in blockbuster films such as The Nutty Professor and The Matrix. As a voice actor, she starred in the Madagascar film franchise. In 1989, she graduated from the Baltimore School for the Arts, majoring in Theater and Dance…

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Happy 25th birthday Serge Ibaka! Ibaka is known as the NBA shot-blocking specialist who began his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2009 and helped lead the team to the NBA Finals in 2012 where they were defeated by the Miami Heat. Before he played in the NBA he began his professional career playing…

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Happy 41st birthday Towanda Braxton! Braxton, an R&B artist, revamped her singing career by forming The Braxtons in 2010 with her sisters, Trina and Tamar. Though she started singing with her sisters at age 5, she didn’t sign her first record deal until 1989. Gaining reality TV fame for starring in the WE TV series “Braxton…

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Happy 16th birthday Cymia! Born Cymia Victoria Telleria, in Virginia Beach, Virginia she is a child actress, recording artist and model. Known for her roles in Road House 2: Last Call (2006), The Second Line (2007) and Bolden! (2015).  Cymia is also an entrepreneur, philanthropist and environmentalist. She is currently working on her smash debut…

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Happy 48th birthday Doug E. Fresh! Born Douglas E. Davis in the Barbados but was raised in Harlem, New York. He is a famous rapper, producer and the Human Beat Box who gained fame for his unique rapping abilities and his ability to imitate drum machines. He released his first album, Oh, My God in 1986 and…

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Happy 37th birthday Musiq Soulchild! R&B singer who has been nominated for several Grammy Awards, who is very popular for his hit singles “Just Friends (Sunny)” and “Love.” Professionally, Musiq started singing when he was 17-years-old. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with greats like Mary J. Blige on the song “IfULeave” and with Syleena Johnson…

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Ludacris celebrated another birthday yesterday and strolling through his Instagram timeline, we realize that he has a pretty great sense of humor. Creating the hashtag #nowthatsludicrous, Ludacris finds a way to post crazy and interesting photos he finds online. Never knowing what you will find, lets look at a few of the #nowthatsludicrous photos he posted…

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With a new crime thriller horror movie set to release, No Good Deed on Sept. 12, Taraji P. Henson is having a great year! Celebrating a birthday and having her second movie release this year, her first being Think Like a Man Too (which as of July 28, 2014, has grossed $66,800,728). Let’s take a…

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  Happy 44th birthday Taraji P. Henson! Taraji Penda Henson is a seasoned movie actress who has appeared in many acclaimed movies, such as Hustle and Flow, Baby Boy, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with Brad Pitt and the to be released on the 13th No Good Deed with Idris Elba. She attended Howard University, and in…

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As Taraji P. Henson celebrates another fabulous birthday we are reminded of just how awesome she is as an actress. Staring in more than 28 movies in 14 years, she has made a name for herself and is a force to reckon with. Changing up her look is a must in her line of work. Let’s check…

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Happy 37th birthday Ludacris! Christopher Brian Bridges, better known as Ludacris, is a Grammy Award-winning rapper who hit the charts in 2000 with the album, Back for the First Time. He has ventured over into acting and has appeared in several films, including the Fast & Furious franchise Hustle & Flow, Crash and many more.…

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Ludacris is celebrating his birthday today, and what better way to pay homage to him than to go down memory lane? Above he posted a #TBT photo with Teyana Taylor, Usher, Tyrese and Larenz Tate. Let’s look at a few more of his celeb friends in the gallery. –joi pearson @joiapearson

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