Amber McKynzie

The History Behind Juneteenth: What It Meant Then and Where We Are Now


President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, which dictated that all slaves in the rebellious states “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” But the law only mattered on paper. Visit for more information With a limited number of Union Army troops (U.S. Army) on the ground, Major General Gordon Granger, […]

XXXTentacion 911 Call Audio Released, Police Asking Public for Tips


Florida rapper XXXTentacion was pronounced dead just hours ago after a drive-by shooting took place at Riva Motorsports in Pompano Beach, F.L. Visit for more information First responders reported XXX as a comatose trauma 1 patient in transport to the hospital. Officials were hesitant to release his condition to the public, but the Broward […]

John Legend to Paul Ryan: ‘Seriously, F—k You’

John Legend and Paul Ryan

While many parts of the country are in an uproar over Trump’s immigration policy, specifically the part that is tearing children away from their families, House Speaker Paul Ryan was busy creating a heartfelt family video for Father’s Day. Visit for more information As most would easily sit back, scroll through timelines and “like” […]

Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter & Whoopi Goldberg Star in Upcoming Comedy, ‘Nobody’s Fool’

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It’s been a short three months since the release of Tyler Perry’s latest flick (Acrimony), but he’s already gearing up for another summer Blockbuster with Nobody’s Fool. Visit for more information Featuring a star-studded cast including Zika Sumpter, Amber Riley, Tiffany Haddish and Whoopi Goldberg, the Tyler Perry Studios film follows the lives of […]

Waka Flocka Flame Opens Up About Fatherhood: ‘I’m Building a Classy, Strong-Minded Young Lady’ [Source Exclusive]

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Father’s Day is under way, and your favorite rappers’ favorite stars are celebrating with their mini-mes in the best ways. Visit for more information Whether it’s firing up the grill and hanging out with family over barbecue like Kevin and Eniko Hart or flipping off the camera to celebrate another Father’s Day addition like […]

Naya Rivera and Husband Ryan Dorsey are Finally Divorced

Naya Riviera's Grieving Ex-Husband, Ryan Dorsey, Moves in With Actress' Sister to Raise Son

Months after Big Sean and his former fiancee, Naya Rivera, called it quits, the Glee star was ready to walk down the aisle and already saying “I do” to actor Ryan Dorsey. But their marriage was short-lived because a judge just signed off on the now former couple’s divorce. Visit for more information Rivera […]

Donald Trump Approves of Kim Jong Un’s Execution-Style Tactics

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

After months of name calling and arguing about who has the bigger nuclear button, Donald Trump says he and Kim Jong Un “understand each other” after Tuesday’s summit meeting in Singapore yesterday (June 12). Visit for more information When the historic meeting was over, Trump spoke with Fox News’ Bret Baier for an exclusive […]

NYCHA Settles $2 Billion Deal to Improve Unsafe Living Conditions for Residents

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New York City’s public housing sector has been under fire for months for failing to maintain and upgrade NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority) buildings and units for residents. After brutal media scrutiny, and ongoing court claims, NYCHA, America’s largest public housing agency, was ordered to pay $2 billion yesterday (June 12), according to federal […]

Kim Kardashian Just Met Alice Marie Johnson for the First Time

Kim and Alice

Kim Kardashian made her way to Memphis, T.N. to meet a recently-released Alice Marie Johnson for the first time. Visit for more information Johnson was a first-time, nonviolent drug offender who received a life sentence in 1996 for conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine. Last week, Donald Trump commuted Johnson’s sentence […]

Willow Smith Says She Learned About Sex by Walking in on Her Parents

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Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Jada’s mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones recently launched a Facebook talkshow called Red Table Talk. There, three generations of women sit around a table and give the real about their thoughts on family, relationships, sex, love and more. On the series’ most recent episode, Willow gets real with her mother and […]

Avicii Laid to Rest in Private Funeral, Death Certificate Released


DJ and super producer Avicii was laid to rest during a private funeral at Skogskyrkogården, a cemetery located in the Enskededalen district  of his hometown of Stockholm, over the weekend. Visit for more information Avicii’s body was found nearly two months ago in Middle Eastern city Muscat, Oman. Though the producer, properly named Tim Bergling, […]

FX Renews Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ for Season 3

Atlanta Season

Earn, Paper Boi, Dairus and Van are coming back for a third season according to FX. Visit for more information The cable network made the announcement to renew Atlanta Thursday (June 7), a few weeks after the show’s season 2 finale, “Robbin’ Season,” aired. But the show was never guaranteed renewal for another season. […]

Phresh Off the Runway: 8 Times Rihanna Slayed a Red Carpet Premiere

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Words by Alexis Fyall  Visit for more information Rihanna never fails to shine like a diamond whenever she hits the red carpet, and as fans know, she just gets badder and badder each time. From numerous Grammy Awards appearances, worldwide tours and her successful Fenty Collection, this beauty is taking the world by storm […]

Smile: Sir and Rumi Make Their OTR II Tour Debut

Beyonce and Jay Z OTR II Tour

Jay-Z and Beyoncé kicked off their OTR II tour at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales tonight. While stans are fawning over Hollywood’s royal couple in Europe, the Internet is going crazy over family photos that were displayed on the jumbotron during the show. Visit for more information Knowing Jay and Bey have been through […]

Kate Spade Directs Suicide Note to Her 13-Year-Old Daughter: ‘Ask Daddy’

Kate Spade

As details surrounding Kate Spade’s suicide continue to unveil, new reports say the NYC-based fashion designer left a suicide note addressed to her 13-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix. Visit for more information According to TMZ, the note was retrieved from a bed near her body. “Law enforcement sources” say the note reads, “Be — I […]

Parkland Deputy Officer Finally Speaks Out About Marjory Stoneman School Shooting, Parents Outraged

Parkland Deputy Speaks Out

Scot Peterson, the Parkland sheriff’s deputy and resource officer who stayed outside during the mayhem at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has finally come forward to tell his side of what happened during the school’s Valentine’s Day massacre. Visit for more information Peterson sat down exclusively with Today’s Savannah Gutherie to express his condolences […]

Get a Little #BlackGirlMagic at Annual Empowerment & Health Conference for Women

Empowerment and Health for Women

Calling all beautiful Black women! Visit for more information With women’s empowerment on the rise, uplifting women’s organization Sister to Sister: One in the Spirit announces its 17th Annual Conference of Empowerment & Health For Women. The group behind the conference is focused on supporting and inspiring girls and women of color to “future […]

Janet Jackson Asks Police to Check on the Welfare of Her 1-Year-Old Son

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is one mama bear that refuses to let anyone mess with her cub. Visit for more information The award-winning entertainer phoned police Saturday, and asked officers to do an immediate welfare check on her son, baby Eissa Al Mana. Jackson became concerned about the 1-year-old’s safety when a nanny informed her that […]