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Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris Denies Divorce Rumors: ‘Family Over Everything’

Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris Denies Divorce Rumors: ‘Family Over Everything’

Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris wants people to know something – she and husband Clifford ‘T.I.” Harris are not getting a divorce. The Southern-fried Will and Jada seem to have upset their fans with rumors of a divorce, especially since the couple recently celebrated the birth of their daughter Heiress, one of the seven children they raise together. And of…MORE

New ABC Chief Says She Wants Diversity In ‘The Bachelor’ And ‘Bachelorette’

New ABC Chief Says She Wants Diversity In ‘The Bachelor’ And ‘Bachelorette’

LYNN ELBER, AP   BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Six months into the job as ABC Entertainment’s president,Channing Dungey said she’s clear about where she wants to see the “black-ish” and “Fresh Off the Boat” network go, including toward further diversity. ABC is “very proud that we reflect America authentically in all of its diversity, and…MORE

Diversity Trainer Jane Elliott Says Philando & Alton Are ‘Our Family’

Diversity Trainer Jane Elliott Says Philando & Alton Are ‘Our Family’

Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with Teacher and Diversity Trainer Jane Elliott to get her thoughts on the state of race in the United States today and her iconic Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes exercise. “Racism is another symbol of our ignorance. Everything in this country is in some way, connected to racism. People think that there are…MORE

President Obama ‘Slow Jams’ His Legacy On ‘The Tonight Show’

President Obama ‘Slow Jams’ His Legacy On ‘The Tonight Show’

President Obama ‘Slow Jams’ His Legacy on ‘The Tonight Show’ | Black America Web Barack Obama delivered the second and final “Slow Jam the News” segment of his presidency on Thursday’s “Tonight Show,” reciting lyrics that reminded Americans what he has accomplished during his two terms. Backed by The Roots and assisted by host Jimmy…MORE

Bobby Brown Breaks His Silence About Bobbi Kristina’s Death and Whitney Houston’s Drug Use

Bobby Brown Breaks His Silence About Bobbi Kristina’s Death and Whitney Houston’s Drug Use

Bobby Brown Breaks His Silence About Bobbi Kristina’s Death and Whitney Houston’s Drug Use | Black America GlobalGrind.com Bobby Brown is giving his first tell-all interview since losing his daughter Bobbi Kristina, revealing what he went through taking her off life support. “My baby’s gone. I thank God I’m still here,” Brown told Robin Roberts, breaking…MORE

#BlackExcellence: Memphis Teen Gets A Perfect Score On The ACT

#BlackExcellence: Memphis Teen Gets A Perfect Score On The ACT

A Memphis 15-year-old high school sophomore recently got some pretty great news. He got a perfect score on the ACT (American College Testing) exam,LocalMemphis.com wrote. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Dwight Moore, a student from Christian Brothers High School, got a 36 out of 36 on the college entrance standardized test–…MORE

Ruben Studdard Talks Al Green Influenced New Single, ‘Can’t Nobody Love You’

Ruben Studdard Talks Al Green Influenced New Single, ‘Can’t Nobody Love You’

Fresh off of his stirring performance on the finale of American Idol, Grammy nominated soul singer Ruben Studdard is bringing the heat with his sexy new single, Can’t Nobody Love You. He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the Al Green influenced track, if he’s found love and more. On his mother’s reaction to…MORE

TV One Announces New Scripted Shows And Movies Including DeBarge Biopic

TV One Announces New Scripted Shows And Movies Including DeBarge Biopic

TV One Announces New Scripted Shows Including DeBarge Biopic | Black America Web If you remember the dramatic story of the DeBarge singing family from their Unsung episode, it should be no surprise that the network has decided to produce a DeBarge biopic. That’s just one of the scripted TV movies and shows that the…MORE

Regina Belle Releases New Single ‘Imperfect Love’

Regina Belle Releases New Single ‘Imperfect Love’

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning and Academy Award-winning singer, Regina Belle makes classic return to R&B with a new single, “Imperfect Love” from her album, The Day Life Began (Peak Records/Shanachie Entertainment). Recorded on a restored microphone used by Jimi Hendrix at The Heavyweights Studios in North Hollywood, CA, The Day Life Began is a perfect mix…MORE

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SNOOP DOGG MOTHER, BEVERLY TATE, DIES

SNOOP DOGG MOTHER, BEVERLY TATE, DIES

Snoop Dogg’s mother, Beverly Tate, has died … this according to her own son. The rapper broke the news Sunday, posting a tribute to her on Instagram and writing … “Thank u god for giving me an angel 🕊 for a mother 💖🙏🏽🌹💝 TWMA.” There’s another post where he thanks his mom for having him.…

Spike Lee, Nate Parker sued for copyright infringement over ‘American Skin’

Spike Lee, Nate Parker sued for copyright infringement over ‘American Skin’

Two independent filmmaking brothers claim that Parker and Lee’s 2019 film stole several elements from their 2017 screenplay. Spike Lee and Nate Parker were hit with a lawsuit over copyright infringement by independent filmmakers and brothers Selton and Langston Shaw. The Shaws claim that Lee and Parker’s film, American Skin, stole from their screenplay, A…

Diddy puts Kim Porter’s Los Angeles home on the market

Diddy puts Kim Porter’s Los Angeles home on the market

Sean “Diddy” Combs asks $7 million for the mansion in a listing on CompassThe Los Angeles home that Sean “Diddy” Combs purchased for Kim Porter, his ex-girlfriend and the late mother of three of his children, is now up for sale. The music mogul put the mansion in the city’s Toluca Lake neighborhood on the…

‘She’s a completely different shade’: Critics claim Beyonce’s skin tone has been lightened in new Tiffany ad to make her look ‘white European’ – and say it sends a message that it’s ‘more desirable’ than being black

‘She’s a completely different shade’: Critics claim Beyonce’s skin tone has been lightened in new Tiffany ad to make her look ‘white European’ – and say it sends a message that it’s ‘more desirable’ than being black

• Date Night, a new advert released by luxury jewelry brand Tiffany & Co this week sees Beyonce, Jay-Z, and their daughter Blue Ivy appear together• However, some critics have suggested Beyonce’s skin tone in the commercial looks considerably lighter than it really is• Writer Dominique Samuels said it ‘sends out the message lighter skin…