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Former Bad Boy Records Rapper Black Rob Passes Away At 51-Years Old

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It’s with regret we report that rapper Black Rob has passed away. Mark Curry, one of Rob’s collaborators on Bad Boy in the early 2000s, shared a tearful video confirming his passing. Visit for more information “I wanna thank everybody for the donations … Rob passed away. Bout an hour ago.” he said. “I […]

[WATCH] Dating Coach Kevin Samuels Tells Joe Budden Why He Rates Saweetie A 6

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‘Dating consultant’ Kevin Samuels sat down with Joe Budden on The Joe Budden Podcast and shared that he rates rapper Saweetie an adjustable 6.He then commenced to rate several celebrity women and what they are worth based on his scale. He said that women think they are 10’s but it’s simply not true. Visit […]

[WATCH] NJ Woman Stranded In Barbados After Volcano Erupts In Saint Vincent

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Destiny Bean traveled from Bayonne, New Jersey for an extended girls weekend in Barbados. She arrived one day before a volcano erupted on the nearby island of Saint Vincent and now she’s stuck by herself in Barbados. Her friend missed her flight and Destiny’s luggage never made it, forcing her to wear a towel in […]

[WATCH] How The Original BBD Dancers Influenced The Golden Era Of Choreography

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The original dancers for Bell Biv DeVoe, Str8 Ahead, take us back on Soul Train BET to one of the most memorable times in hip hop.  Visit for more information Debra Moton, Nikita Leone, Towilla ‘Tee, Marzella ‘Pluke’ Lewis Most known for their infamous ‘Poison’ choreography and influence on B.B.D’.s fashion style, these women […]

[WATCH] Fired Police Officer Vindicated After Breaking Up Chokehold 15-Years Ago

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After 12-years, the State Supreme Court vacated a previous ruling that upheld fired Buffalo Police officer Cariol Horne and she will now receive her full pension. Visit for more information Judge Dennis Ward issued the ruling Tuesday, writing “While the Eric Garners and the George Floyds of the world never had a chance for […]

Remembering DMX: A Personal Story


Beloved rapper/actor/philanthropist DMX passed away last Friday at the tender age of 50.After a week-long battle in the hospital, family, friends—and the entire hip hop community said goodbye to the New York rapper. Visit for more information It’s difficult to write about someone that the world is attached to artistically when you know the […]

Army Lieutenant Suing Virginia Police Officers That Pepper Sprayed Him


An army lieutenant in the U.S. Army is suing two Virginia police officers after a shocking video was released last week.In the video, the officers drew their guns, pointed them at him and pepper-sprayed him before knocking him to the ground. Visit for more information The body camera footage shows Caron Nazario, who is Black […]

[WATCH] Rapper Black Rob Speaks On DMX From Hospital Bed

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A video of rapper Black Rob in the hospital appeared on social media over the weekend and fans are worried about his health. Visit for more information The exact cause of his hospitalization has not been revealed yet. Fans learned about Black Rob’s condition after  DJ Self posted a video of him on his […]

NBA YoungBoy Denied Bond And Labeled ‘A Danger To The Community’

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Last month Baton Rouge rapper NBA Youngboy, real name Kentrell Gaulden, was arrested in LA after fleeing from a vehicle that had been pulled over with a gun inside. Following the arrest which was caught on camera, NBA YoungBoy, has been ordered to remain in custody until his trial date. Visit for more information […]

[WATCH] Influencer Unboxes Lil Nas X’s Satan Shoe ‘Energy Made Me Trash Them’

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Everyone has been talking about Lil Nas X’s new satan sneakers.Nike just announced they have no affiliation with the shoe production and is suing the company responsible. Nike accuses MSCHF Product Studio, Inc. of trademark infringement over the designer’s 666 pairs of modified Nike sneakers made in collaboration with the “Old Town Road” singer. All […]

[WATCH] Head Of CDC Fears New Surge In COVID-19 And Urges Americans To ‘Hold On’

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Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that she feels “impending doom” about another surge of COVID-19 as the country averages more than 60,000 cases a day. Recent studies show hospitalizations have increased in 17 states. Visit for more information “I’m gonna lose the script and I’m going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of […]

Women’s History Month: Renowned Author Beverly Cleary Passes At 104

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Children’s and young adult fiction author and creator of ‘Ramona The Pest’—Beverly Cleary has passed at 104 years of age.One of America’s most successful authors selling 91 million copies of her books worldwide since her first book was published in 1950. Her most well known characters are Ramona Quimby and Beezus Quimby, Henry Huggins and […]

[WATCH] CDC Warns Spring Break May Cause Spike In COVID-19 Cases

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Planning on traveling this spring after being inside for a year?Not so fast, the CDC warns easing restrictions too soon could be dangerous to the nation. Despite warnings not to travel, 1.3 million people flew this past Friday. Visit for more information CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky held a press briefing that came with […]

Women’s History Month: S3 Trio Collaborates With NASA To Create Water Filter


In another Google spotlight for Women’s History Month, the company featured three girls from Washington D.C. set to change the world.Friends Mikayla Sharrieff, India Skinner, and Bria Snell, knew where they’d do their 270 hours of community service to graduate high school: In3, a place for would-be D.C. entrepreneurs to learn code, develop soft skills, […]

[WATCH] TikTok Star Kennedy Murray Slays Dedication For Women’s History Month

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TikTok star and fashion model Kennedy Murray dropped an epic dedication video for Women’s History Month. Visit for more information Known for her epic renditions of positive uplifting videos on social media, Kennedy’s knack for makeup and fashion keep us mesmerized. This month she dressed up as iconic African-American women who have changed the course […]

[WATCH] California Announces Plans To Reopen Ballparks, Stadiums And Theme Parks April 1


Californians will soon be able to attend Major League Baseball games, theme parks, concerts and other outdoor venues with limits starting April 1 under new guidelines. Visit for more information California’s top health officials said the state has learned a lot about the safety of outdoor activities compared to indoor activities. With masks and […]