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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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Derek Jeter Said What About 50 Cent?

Rumors are swirling that Former Yankees player Derek Jeter pulled out of an underwear deal when he learned that 50 Cent was going to be part of the deal also, citing 50 as being too “urban,” which is code for BLACK. But isn’t Derek Jeter half black, you ask? That he is, and of course there is more to the story. Mathias Ingvarsson, a majority owner of Frigo, a men’s underwear company claims in a lawsuit that Jeter signed a 3-year publicity contract with the brand, but in 2013 when the underwear line approached rapper 50 Cent to come aboard,
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Anthony Mackie is “2 Legit” & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has “Rhythm”

Lip Sync Battle has to be the most original concept show in a long time, because who doesn’t love to see celebrities pantomime other celebrities songs, especially when they nail it. The Night Before co-stars Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt turned their lip-sync battle into a dance-off when Mackie nailed a performance of MC Hammer’s “2 Legit 2 Quit,” right down to the “Hammer Time” wiggle across the stage and the spandex biker shorts and Joseph Gordon-Levitt donned lipstick and a ponytail for Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation.” Is this how actors promote their movies nowadays? If so, then more please.
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Here We Go Again: Taye Diggs Rejects Labeling Son As “Black,” Prefers “Mixed”

African American actor Taye Diggs has a 6 year-old son with ex-wife Idina Menzel who is of Eastern European and Jewish descent. Diggs recently said in an interview with theGrio that he does not like to label his son as black but prefers calling him “mixed.” “When you [describe biracial kids as black], you risk disrespecting that one half of who you are and that’s my fear. I don’t want my son to be in a situation where he calls himself black and everyone thinks he has a black mom and a black dad, and then they see a white mother,
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Happy Thanksgiving With a Free Turkey From Snoop Dogg!

It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving in the hood without a rapper or actor, who made it out of the hood, returning to the hood to give out free turkeys. Because nothing alleviates financial struggles like a free turkey to gorge on during the holidays. And who better to give away free turkeys than Snoop Dogg – the rapper turned Reggae artist, turned wannabe Twitter CEO, turned cannabis peddler. Snoop Dogg showed up at The Forum in Inglewood California today and gave away over 1,500 frozen flightless birds with Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts to families in need. And we have
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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
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
Read More

Derek Jeter Said What About 50 Cent?

Rumors are swirling that Former Yankees player Derek Jeter pulled out of an underwear deal when he learned that 50 Cent was going to be part of the deal also, citing 50 as being too “urban,” which is code for BLACK. But isn’t Derek Jeter half black, you ask? That he is, and of course there is more to the story. Mathias Ingvarsson, a majority owner of Frigo, a men’s underwear company claims in a lawsuit that Jeter signed a 3-year publicity contract with the brand, but in 2013 when the underwear line approached rapper 50 Cent to come aboard,
Read More

Anthony Mackie is “2 Legit” & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has “Rhythm”

Lip Sync Battle has to be the most original concept show in a long time, because who doesn’t love to see celebrities pantomime other celebrities songs, especially when they nail it. The Night Before co-stars Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt turned their lip-sync battle into a dance-off when Mackie nailed a performance of MC Hammer’s “2 Legit 2 Quit,” right down to the “Hammer Time” wiggle across the stage and the spandex biker shorts and Joseph Gordon-Levitt donned lipstick and a ponytail for Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation.” Is this how actors promote their movies nowadays? If so, then more please.
Read More

Here We Go Again: Taye Diggs Rejects Labeling Son As “Black,” Prefers “Mixed”

African American actor Taye Diggs has a 6 year-old son with ex-wife Idina Menzel who is of Eastern European and Jewish descent. Diggs recently said in an interview with theGrio that he does not like to label his son as black but prefers calling him “mixed.” “When you [describe biracial kids as black], you risk disrespecting that one half of who you are and that’s my fear. I don’t want my son to be in a situation where he calls himself black and everyone thinks he has a black mom and a black dad, and then they see a white mother,
Read More

Happy Thanksgiving With a Free Turkey From Snoop Dogg!

It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving in the hood without a rapper or actor, who made it out of the hood, returning to the hood to give out free turkeys. Because nothing alleviates financial struggles like a free turkey to gorge on during the holidays. And who better to give away free turkeys than Snoop Dogg – the rapper turned Reggae artist, turned wannabe Twitter CEO, turned cannabis peddler. Snoop Dogg showed up at The Forum in Inglewood California today and gave away over 1,500 frozen flightless birds with Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts to families in need. And we have
Read More