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Wait What?: Stacey Dash Says “Get Rid” of BET and Black History Month

Stacey Dash tried desperately to dismiss the #OscarsSoWhite controversy by claiming: “We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration, and if we don’t want segregation, then we have to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black,” she continued. “If it were the other way around, we’d be up in arms. It’s a double standard. There shouldn’t be a black history month. We’re Americans, period.” Dash then threw Morgan Freeman into the mix by dredging up a similar statement the
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Music Critic Allan Raible’s 50 Best Albums of 2015

Article from ABCNews.com Anyone who tells you that 2015 didn’t offer up a wide variety of excellent music wasn’t paying attention. This year was actually tremendous. You may have had to do a little digging to find the best records, but like many recent years, 2015 offered up an embarrassment of riches. I liked a lot more albums than I could include on this list, but what you have here is the best of the best of what the year had to offer. 50. ALABAMA SHAKES – “Sound & Color” With their second full-length album, Alabama Shakes really came into
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Bill Cosby (finally) Arrested! Bail Set at $1Million

The other shoe has finally dropped after a long laundry list of women have emerged over these last few years accusing Bill Cosby of sexual molestation spanning decades. The 78 year-old comedian was arrested on sexual allegation charges on Wednesday with bail set at $1 million. Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele said in a press conference that “Mr. Cosby is charged with aggravated indecent assault.” The charges stem from his 2004 encounter with former Temple University employee Andrea Constand. “Mr. Cosby made two sexual advances at her that were rejected,” Steele said. “Mr. Cosby urged her to
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Producer J.J. Abrams Would Pick Ava DuVernay to Direct a “Star Wars Film

Don’t tell the Star Wars fans that think black people are ruining their science fiction BUT, if J.J. Abrams had his way, a female would be directing a future Star Wars installation. And it would be an African American female! The producer of “The Force Awakens” was interviewed by Nerdist’s Dan Casey, and when asked who he would like to see direct a future episode, Abrams had this to say: “The knee-jerk reaction, if I had to, is Ava DuVernay, who I think would just kill it. She is as much a fan of genre movies, and hearing her talk
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Wait, What?! T.I. & Mekhi Phifer Cast in A&E’s “Roots” Remake

There’s a Roots remake on the horizon and the cast is made up of a rapper (T.I.), a couple of British Black actors (Rege-Jean Page & Malachi Kirby), and Mekhi Phifer! Wait, why is there a Roots remake? Was the first one not good enough? Well, A&E is already in production with the 4-part series based on Alex Haley’s book about his family’s journey from enslavement to freedom in America. This new iteration promises to be as good as 12 Years a Slave if you ignore the fact that there’s a rapper in it and just focus on the Black
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Saved by the Bell’s Lark Voorhies Reveals She Has Lupus & A Whack Ex-Husband

Lark Voorhies needs Zack Morris to step in and call a “time out,” because her life is getting hectic, or continues to get hectic. The former Saved by the Bell star has admitted to a bout of clinical depression in the past and her mother has claimed that the actress is bipolar -a diagnosis that Lark has denied. Last month Lark was facing threats of a sex-tape release by her ex-husband, and ex-gang member, Jimmy Green. Bossip reports there is no sex tape after Marky Hutt, a friend of the couple, admitted he came up with the plan to help
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Chris Rock Divorce Reveals Questionable African Adoption

Chris rock and his wife Malaak filed for divorce last year and this year it’s been revealed that their adopted child was never legally adopted. In 2008, the Rocks welcomed in to their home a 6-month-old girl from South Africa named Ntombi. The child has been living with them ever since, but after the divorce filing Chris Rock has not maintained visitation with the child. He has however kept in contact with his other 2 biological daughters. Apparently there was never a legal adoption filing for the child and now South African officials have begun investigating how Ntombi came to
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Wait What?: Stacey Dash Says “Get Rid” of BET and Black History Month

Stacey Dash tried desperately to dismiss the #OscarsSoWhite controversy by claiming: “We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration, and if we don’t want segregation, then we have to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black,” she continued. “If it were the other way around, we’d be up in arms. It’s a double standard. There shouldn’t be a black history month. We’re Americans, period.” Dash then threw Morgan Freeman into the mix by dredging up a similar statement the
Read More

Music Critic Allan Raible’s 50 Best Albums of 2015

Article from ABCNews.com Anyone who tells you that 2015 didn’t offer up a wide variety of excellent music wasn’t paying attention. This year was actually tremendous. You may have had to do a little digging to find the best records, but like many recent years, 2015 offered up an embarrassment of riches. I liked a lot more albums than I could include on this list, but what you have here is the best of the best of what the year had to offer. 50. ALABAMA SHAKES – “Sound & Color” With their second full-length album, Alabama Shakes really came into
Read More

Bill Cosby (finally) Arrested! Bail Set at $1Million

The other shoe has finally dropped after a long laundry list of women have emerged over these last few years accusing Bill Cosby of sexual molestation spanning decades. The 78 year-old comedian was arrested on sexual allegation charges on Wednesday with bail set at $1 million. Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele said in a press conference that “Mr. Cosby is charged with aggravated indecent assault.” The charges stem from his 2004 encounter with former Temple University employee Andrea Constand. “Mr. Cosby made two sexual advances at her that were rejected,” Steele said. “Mr. Cosby urged her to
Read More

Producer J.J. Abrams Would Pick Ava DuVernay to Direct a “Star Wars Film

Don’t tell the Star Wars fans that think black people are ruining their science fiction BUT, if J.J. Abrams had his way, a female would be directing a future Star Wars installation. And it would be an African American female! The producer of “The Force Awakens” was interviewed by Nerdist’s Dan Casey, and when asked who he would like to see direct a future episode, Abrams had this to say: “The knee-jerk reaction, if I had to, is Ava DuVernay, who I think would just kill it. She is as much a fan of genre movies, and hearing her talk
Read More

Wait, What?! T.I. & Mekhi Phifer Cast in A&E’s “Roots” Remake

There’s a Roots remake on the horizon and the cast is made up of a rapper (T.I.), a couple of British Black actors (Rege-Jean Page & Malachi Kirby), and Mekhi Phifer! Wait, why is there a Roots remake? Was the first one not good enough? Well, A&E is already in production with the 4-part series based on Alex Haley’s book about his family’s journey from enslavement to freedom in America. This new iteration promises to be as good as 12 Years a Slave if you ignore the fact that there’s a rapper in it and just focus on the Black
Read More

Saved by the Bell’s Lark Voorhies Reveals She Has Lupus & A Whack Ex-Husband

Lark Voorhies needs Zack Morris to step in and call a “time out,” because her life is getting hectic, or continues to get hectic. The former Saved by the Bell star has admitted to a bout of clinical depression in the past and her mother has claimed that the actress is bipolar -a diagnosis that Lark has denied. Last month Lark was facing threats of a sex-tape release by her ex-husband, and ex-gang member, Jimmy Green. Bossip reports there is no sex tape after Marky Hutt, a friend of the couple, admitted he came up with the plan to help
Read More

Chris Rock Divorce Reveals Questionable African Adoption

Chris rock and his wife Malaak filed for divorce last year and this year it’s been revealed that their adopted child was never legally adopted. In 2008, the Rocks welcomed in to their home a 6-month-old girl from South Africa named Ntombi. The child has been living with them ever since, but after the divorce filing Chris Rock has not maintained visitation with the child. He has however kept in contact with his other 2 biological daughters. Apparently there was never a legal adoption filing for the child and now South African officials have begun investigating how Ntombi came to
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