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Robyn L. Charles, Heather Hayes, Namphuyo Aisha and Keisha Jackson are the daughters of four music icons: Ray Charles, Isaac Hayes, Betty Wright and Millie Jackson, respectively. Embracing their rich musical heritage and pedigree, each has been performing and pursuing solo careers for more than 20 years, mastering her respective genres. In 2012, Jackson conceived…

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  No Jive Productions Inc. proudly announces the triumphant return of His Double Life, the two-act stage play, written and produced by Nial Martin. Committed to exploring the complexities of family values within Black culture, Martin’s His Double Life, follows a young man in his pursuit of acceptance, self-identity and unconditional love. On Nov. 11, His Double Life…

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Jamie Foxx stopped partying after Oprah Winfrey staged an intervention and warned him it could ruin his career. The 45-year-old actor received the best reviews of his career and was nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in Ray Charles’ biopic Ray in 2005, and though he was having a “good time” during awards season, he…

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President Obama is not afraid to show his vocal skills at events. This time he was at a White House tribute to Ray Charles when he decided to get the crowd jumping by singing the Charles classic, “It’s Alright.” The crowd roared its approval as Obama performed with Usher.

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One of the most significant and influential Black women in media and American publishing today, Hermene Hartman is a well-rounded media personality addressing the soul, spirit and sensibility of America with insight, curiosity, historical context, wit and reality. Rolling out recently spoke with Hartman about the N’Digo Foundation’s upcoming 2015 Jazz Enchantment gala and what attendees…

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Perhaps looking to duplicate his Oscar-winning performance as Ray Charles in the 2004 hit, Ray, Jamie Foxx is eyeing another biopic that may soon be coming to the big screen. In an recent interview with “The Breakfast Club” to talk about his new single, “You Change Me” featuring Chris Brown, the conversation segued into Foxx doing his…

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Drizzy Drake is “on a roll like Cottonelle” indeed. The Young Money rapper just made history by passing legendary band The Beatles on the list for most times appearing on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With his guest appearance on protégé iLoveMakonnen’s “Tuesday,” Drake now has 72 appearances on the chart in comparison to The Beatles’ 71 entries.…

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Happy Birthday Jamie Foxx! Eric Marlon Bishop, better known as Jamie Foxx is an actor, stand-up comedian, singer-songwriter, musician, and talk radio host. The Oscar-winning star of “Ray” gained recognition for his role “In Living Color”, and also starred in “Django Unchained”. He appeared in the films “Dreamgirls” with Beyonce’ and Jennifer Hudson and “The Soloist”. Foxx dated actress Meagan Goode from 2003…

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Black films hosts predominantly Black casts but have found success with largely non-black audiences worldwide. Check out a few blockbusters with black casts. Notice any actors or actresses who have found success in multiple movies on this list? –Joi Pearson @JoiAPearson Above, Lee Daniels: The Butler is the latest feature from the Weinstein company. It stars Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding,…

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Ray Charles the Golden Retriever is on a mission. Born blind last December, his handlers have issued a petition on ipetitions.com, trying get the Boston Bruins to invite Ray to drop the puck at a future game. This adorable little pooch has a Facebook page and more than 6,400 ‘likes.’ The social media savvy puppy doesn’t want any pity.…

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We previously posted a story about the new 2013 Pepsi commercial starring Beyonce, called “Mirrrors.” In celebration of all the amazing celebrity endorsers Pepsi has had over the years, we have comprised some interesting facts: Pepsi was created and developed in 1893 by Caleb Bradha and introduced as Brad’s Drink. It was renamed Pepsi-Cola on Aug. 28,…

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Country music is not usually  associated with the black community, but there is a small group that have made their boot print in the country world. Read the list of country musicians who made history by traveling the road less traveled. The Country Music Awards air April 7, be sure and keep a sharp eye out for…

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Some of these are easy. Some celebs changed their names after their conversion to a different religion (Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. to Muhammad Ali; Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar). Others changed their names to give it some pop and flavor in entertainment (Can you imagine saying Steveland Judkins instead of Stevie Wonder?). Some…

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Jamie Foxx is irrefutably one of of the most versatile actors of this generation, a bona fide five-star Hollywood threat as an actor, comedian, classical pianist, singer and songwriter. Starting out as a stand-up comedian who had dropped out of a San Diego college, Foxx went on to star in two highly rated sitcoms, including…

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