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By DON BABWIN and SOPHIA TAREEN,  Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the "Empire" actor with a thin, white rope...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVjjSxpqbOo A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards, which aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. ____ — Video of the year: Childish Gambino, “This Is America” — Best female R&B/pop artist: Beyoncé — Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars — Best female hip-hop artist: Cardi B — Best male hip-hop...
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By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor The painful true stories of five falsely accused young men, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, and Korey Wise, has been brought to light in excruciatingly vivid detail by director Ava DuVernay. The group known as the Central Park Five would...
By Lapacazo Sandoval Jasmin Brown is pretty. Jasmin Brown is determined.  Jasmin Brown is fascinating enough to garner one million followers on Instagram (@watchjazzy), but the really cool thing about Ms. Brown is that she’s funny enough to be employed by comedy impresario, Kevin Hart which means that sis is...
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A new Lifetime television series premiering tonight (June 6) will have a Memphis flair. “Ms. T’s Music Factory” is one of two new reality shows set to run on the Lifetime summer schedule. The star of the show is Memphis singer and independent music mini-mogul Temmora Levy, and was filmed...
By Tonja Renée Stidhum, The Root I owe a lot of my love for comedy writing to Norman Lear. As a typical black child raised by her loving grandmother, I plopped my (then) tiny butt in front of the single TV in the house every day to watch episodes of All...
Empire is gone, mayne. Deadline reports that after five seasons of twists, turns and trysts, the Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson-led series will be bowing out after its upcoming sixth season. “We are turning the final season into a large TV event, we are trying to go out guns a...
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By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Contributor Lorraine Toussaint has plans. The SAG award-winner and NAACP Image award nominee that has an acting career that spans more than thirty years, is starring as Patricia on NBC’s mid-season replacement “The Village,” a show about a motley crew of residents living...
Thursday’s announcement of the launch of a groundbreaking news channel aimed at black audiences set the internet on fire. There would finally be a news organization focused on issues important to the black community. Or maybe it’s a Trojan horse. Upon taking a closer look at the upcoming Black News Channel...
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Plot twist. The charges against Jussie Smollett have been dropped, according to CBS Chicago reporter Charlie De Mar, who tweeted the breaking news on Tuesday morning. Earlier this month, a Cook County jury indicted the 36-year-old on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct and filing a false police report in relation...