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TV Writer Damilare Sonoiki gets it right with new family comedy ‘African Time’ (WATCH)

The pilot episode of African Time has officially premiered, and it's just as funny as we hoped it would be. The comedic series is created, written and produced by former Black-ish writer Damilare Sonoiki. His initial teaser video...
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Michelle Obama to college-bound students: No matter what house Barack and I live in,...

NEW YORK (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday that her departure from the White House won't end her passion for education...
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New Will Packer film will tell the story of young African queen

(Producer Will Packer tells #theGrioLIVE's Natasha Alford and Gerren Keith Gaynor about this new film "Warrior Queen") Powerhouse Hollywood producer Will Packer's newest project will show that black history didn't start with slavery. NBC Universal has picked...
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For the culture: ‘Sleight’ is a sci-fi ride that we’re here for

Sleight keeps you at the edge of your seat because the unexpected is the norm. The film stars Jacob Latimore as "Bo," a young street magician who gets in too deep with selling drugs and the life...
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Barack Obama delivers first post-presidency speech in Chicago

Former President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career.
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True Story: Maxine Waters Talks Politics, Feminism & Being “Auntie Maxine”

On this episode of “True Story with Natasha Alford,” Natasha sits with Congresswoman Maxine Waters at her "Auntie Maxine Open Mic" for millennials at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. The Congresswoman opens up about her journey...

‘Chasing Trane’: Documentary takes intimate look at John Coltrane

The John Coltrane Documentary tells the unfiltered story of a revolutionary individual who was much more than just a musical artist. Coltrane's gift allowed him to tell stories, change lives, and ultimately make connections...
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‘Hidden Figures’ author Margot Lee Shetterly setting next book in Baltimore

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of "Hidden Figures" is setting her next book around two prominent African-American households in mid-20th century Baltimore...
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D.L. Hughley says Kendall Jenner dating black guys doesn’t give her a pass

D.L. Hughley has a pointed criticism of Kendall Jenner and the now-infamous Pepsi commercial.
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Jay Z pulls all his music from Apple and Spotify, appears on new Frank...

Jay Z has pulled his solo music from Apple and Spotify. According to Spotify, the removal was “at the request of the artist,” though that's hardly surprising. This is not the first time that Jay Z...
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Kelly Price opens up about finding love after 24-year marriage

In 2015, Kelly Price ended her 24-year marriage to Jeffrey Rolle, Sr., and since then, rumors have swirled about a new man in her life.
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Whoopi Goldberg argues women wearing weave is cultural appropriation

During a segment on "The View" about Kendall Jenner's controversial Pepsi ad, Golberg slammed the argument that it was cultural appropriation.
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‘Get Out’ leads nominations for first-ever MTV Movie & TV Awards

'Get Out' is the break-out star at this year's awards show, with six nominations.
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Kerry Washington admits ‘Scandal’ character Olivia Pope was ‘raceless’

Kerry Washington is covering the May issue of Glamour, and she has a specific message: Black Women Matter.
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Mel B says husband abused her, accused her of sleeping with Usher

Mel B took out a restraining order against her estranged husband, Stephen Belafonte, claiming that she and her children are in fear for their lives.
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KeKe Wyatt confirms that she’s expecting her 9th child

KeKe Wyatt is pregnant with her ninth child. Wyatt, who is the biological mother of seven children and stepmother to one more, confirmed the pregnancy to Centric. She released a statement through her rep on the...
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Omarosa postpones her wedding to pastor after death threats and backlash

Omarosa Manigault was supposed to get married on March 25, but she has had to postpone the ceremony after she and her husband-to-be have received death threats in addition to backlash from the church...
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Prince Jackson honors father Michael Jackson with wing tattoo

Prince Jackson has found a creative way of carrying his father with him: by getting a massive tattoo of Michael Jackson on his calf.
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NCAA champion coach Dawn Staley says she’d accept White House invite

NCAA women's basketball champion coach Dawn Staley would accept an invitation to the White House if it came up.
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Martin Lawrence is engaged to longtime girlfriend

Martin Lawrence is officially off the market. He and Roberta Moradfar are now engaged.