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‘Black-ish’ Star Steps Into Short Film Streaming Market With His Version of Netflix

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You know, Allen Maldonado. Actor/writer/director Allen Maldonado has starred and written for some of your favorite shows: The Last O.G., Black-ish, Survivor’s Remorse and more. Since 2004, when he popped out on your grandmother’s favorite soap opera The Young & The Restless, he has been a staple on Black television. Scratch that, he has been a […]

People Call For Boycott of Ryanair Flight & They Might Have A Point

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Racism is still alive and well (damn… did I just say well) in the world. Over the weekend, video footage has emerged all over the internet of a white passenger wildin’ out on an older Black lady on the European airline Ryanair. Snapping like he had no good sense, someone this white man referring to […]

Angela Yee Gets Tamera Mowry-Housely & Adrienne Bailon Houghton To Talk Porn

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The cast of the hit show The Real appeared on The Breakfast Club recently, and while everyone thought that the bombs dropped about Tamar Braxton and her ex-Vincent Herbert would be the highlights of the interview, it was Angela Yee’s last minute “Girl Chat” question that made people run for a bottle of olive oil. […]

Dr. Kanye West Breaks Down Why Welfare Is The Reason Black Peeps Are Dems

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“It is something about when I put this hat on, you makes me feel like Superman.” Kanye passionately said to Donal Trump “You made a Superman cape to me.” Dr. Kanye West is out here breaking down politics at The White House. Not only did he blast out that the institution of welfare is the […]

The Caucasity: Harvey Weinstein Gets First Victory Against Accuser

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OH, THE CAUCASITY OF IT ALL!!!! Shock ripped through the entertainment industry, as many have mixed feelings about one of Harvey Weinstein’s counts in his criminal case being dismissed.  A New York judge threw out count 6 (a charge of a criminal sexual act in the first degree) today, during the fallen movie execs criminal […]

After a Decade, Mario Returns to Music on His Grown Man Vibe

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When Usher turned down the song “Just A Friend,” perhaps his crew did not know what they were doing. By doing so, they inadvertently opened the door for a young teen from Baltimore to slip in and steal the hearts of millions of girls (and on the low grown women) who would have been pinning […]

How Tupac Helped Amandla Stenberg Grow Up In ‘The Hate U Give’

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Six years ago, the world fell in love Amandla Stenberg as the beloved Black character from the mega-hit movie, Hunger Games. Though she played Rue convincingly, as he beloved friend of the movie’s lead Katniss, she received backlash from ignorant white viewers that hated her brown face being cast in the role. She received a […]

K. Michelle Scares The Dogcrap Out of A Teen For Twerking On Her Porch

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K. Michelle clearly is someone’s mama. Only a Black mama knows how to get that behind in check, when you out in the world acting like you have no home training. Recently, Kimberly Pate dka K. Michelle, posted a video of her snapping on a young whipper snapper who was twerking in front of her […]

Dave East & Styles P Smash Hood Goliaths With Collab Album ‘Beloved’

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Collab albums seem to be the wave, but we know few people have produced projects with their friends that truly have made us care. Of course, you got some: Jay-Z and Kanye, Redman and Method Man, Jada Kiss and Fabolous and Chris Brown and Tyga (yes, mixtapes count!). But for everyone one of those classics, […]

Kanye Calls HOT 97’s Ebro for Colin Kaepernick and ‘Plays Himself’

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It seems that whenever we hear Ebro and Kanye in the same sentence, we know it is about to go left. And we are not talking politics. Kanye reached out to Old Man Ebro via a mutual friend named T. Mills to beseech his assistance in coordinating a call between Colin Kaepernick to meet with […]

[Watch] Can’t Knock The Hustle: Is Dame Dash Cooking Up Heat for Kanye?

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Damon Dash has like 30 different grinds. Author, director, music executive, actor, historian, art curator, reality star, fashion designer, father, YouTuber, influencer, publisher, movie guy, professional wilding-outter, visionary and yep… you guessed it… producer. Producer sounds like a new title, but it is not. When you check out his discography, Dame has been listed as […]

Maybe They Didn’t Have to Grow Up… Toys ‘R’ Us Gets A New Wind in Q4

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“I don’t want to grow up, I’m a Toys ‘R’ Us kid. They got so many toys at Toys ‘R’ Us that I can play with” That jingle was the soundtrack of many an 80s baby’s birthday party or pre-Christmas joy. Sure there was Lionel Kiddie City and their Kangaroo “turned your frown upside down,” […]

WNBA President Resigns; Will Break Barriers For Women on a Different Court

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Jonathan Swift once said, “Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.” This is something that Lisa Borders knows so well. As the President of The Women’s National Basketball Association, she has had to use this power to change the way that female ballers are viewed and respected. […]

Will Bernie Sanders Back Down? Amazon Has Raised Minimum Wage to $15

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According to Reuters, digital retailer Amazon.com Inc is about to put a little extra paper into the pockets of some of their employees. Earlier today, the major distribution platform said that it would raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour for U.S. employees next month. In the past, Amazon has received criticism about sweatshop salaries for […]

15 Jewels On Hip-Hop & Politics From Street Soldier’s Lisa Evers, Basil Smikle, Dupre ‘Doitall’ Kelly and L. Londell McMillan

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This week, Hot97 and Fox News’ Lisa Evers sat down with a heavy hitting panel of cultural influencers to talk about Hip-Hop and Politics and if they culture has the power to elect the next president. Her panelists included Basil Smikle (Former Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party and Distinguished Lecturer of Politics […]

Sen. Lindsey Graham Compares Brett Kavanaugh to Dr. Bill Cosby

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In an outraged reprimand during The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing aimed to get testimony from Judge Brett Kavanaugh in regards to the alleged sexual assault of Prof. Christine Blasey Ford, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham from South Carolina invoked Bill Cosby’s name. The Democrats were drilling Kavanaugh after a very convincing Dr. Blasey Ford gave her […]