Black Celebrities

Dr Boyce Watkins on The Breakfast Club: Black people must rise and own businesses


In this interview, Dr Boyce Watkins speaks with the members of The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 in New York.  The conversation goes into a lot of interesting topics, including the show “Empire,” racial profiling, building black wealth and many other interesting and important topics. Watch the conversation or download the podcast.  Also, be sure to tell us what you ...

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Will This Comedian Replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’?

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Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ is steadfastly searching for someone to replace Jon Stewart when he leaves, but given that the show’s current comedians are either leaving for other opportunities or rejecting the hosting position outright, the show’s producers are looking elsewhere. Variety is reporting that one of the people the show’s producers are considering to replace Stewart is comedian ...

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Marvin Gaye’s Family Gets Into Nasty Dispute With Each Other Over $7M Settlement


Reported by Ashley Naples In light of the $7.4 million payment awarded to the family of the late singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye, a new feud has started. Daily Mail has disclosed that Gaye’s sisters have not received any money from the judgment that ordered Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay for infringing on the copyright of Gaye’s 1977 song, “Got ...

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Taraji P. Henson Apologizes For Claiming Son Was Racially Profiled by Police

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Taraji P. Henson said she chose to send her son to a historically black college because he was racially profiled before enrolling at USC. Dashcam video, however, proved that her son was not racially profiled during the California traffic stop. Now Henson is apologizing for claiming that her son was racially profiled by the Glendale police. The Glendale Police Department ...

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Russell Simmons Is Ready to Bring Rap to Broadway-Again


By Joshua D. Copeland Hip hop is taking another attempt at Broadway again with Russell Simmons behind the wheel. Last week, the music mogul announced that he’d be bringing hip hop to Broadway with his new production The Scenario.  The musical is made up of 30 plus years of hip hop’s greatest hits, with a mixture of rap songs and ...

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Video Proves Taraji P. Henson’s Son Was Not Racially Profiled by Police

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All this week blogs have been buzzing at how “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson sent her son to Howard University instead of USC after he was racially profiled prior to enrolling. Dashcam video from the incident, however, seems to prove that Henson’s son was not racially profiled by police. A 40 minute video obtained by the Los Angeles Times  shows ...

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Malik Yoba proves blogger lied about him using cocaine

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Actor Malik Yoba is now on the warpath to restore his reputation after a blogger spread a false rumor about him abusing cocaine. TMZ, along with hundreds of other outlets, reported that Yoba had been released from his role on the show, “Empire” because his alleged cocaine problem had become too much for his fellow cast members. It turns out ...

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Kevin Hart’s new comedy being criticized for being racist and ignorant

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How far does a comedian go in order to make a joke.  That’s the question being asked by “The Wrap” about the new film, “Get Hard” with Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell.  Take a look at what they have to say.  “Prison is not funny,” black scholar Dr. Boyce D. Watkins tells TheWrap, but the filmmakers remain defiant in the ...

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