Black Celebrities

Unwanted: Rapper Lil Flip’s Arrest Warrant Gets Squashed by the Judge

Earlier this week the rapper Lil Flip was wanted by the authorities.  The warrant was issued after he failed to show up at a hearing on his case involving drug and gun possession, which seems to be all too common for rappers these days.   But his attorneys have cleared up the mess and the judge has dropped the warrant. ...

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Kanye West Deletes All Tweets From His Twitter Feed – Except One

Kanye West is known for his rants. He may not always get the most positive press for his outbursts, but he always gets attention. On Thursday Kanye West gained even more attention from his over nine million twitter followers by deleting all of his tweets except one:  a cryptic date. The one tweet that remained reads June Eighteen. What does ...

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Acclaimed Series “Downton Abbey” Casts Gary Carr As First Black Character

Downton Abbey has finally cast its first black character on the show and accomplished actor and Death In Paradise actor, Gary Carr, fit the mold. Carr will be joining the cast as jazz singer, Jack Ross, for the fourth season of the critically acclaimed show. It was revealed earlier this year that Downton Abbey producers were searching for the perfect ...

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Daddy Duty: Jay-Z and Blue Ivy Support Beyoncé In Paris

. The Carters were in Paris as Beyoncé continues the European leg of her “Mrs. Carter Show” global tour. The family of three were spotted grabbing lunch in the “city of love,” which is where Blue Ivy was conceived, according to a song titled “Glory” rapped by Jay-Z. As seen in the picture, baby girl is quickly becoming a big girl. Back in February, her proud mother said she was learning to talk. The first pictures of Blue Ivy were initially released shortly after her birth, then she was practically hidden from the public for about a year. A day before Beyoncé released her documentary titled  Life Is But a Dream , a still from a 10-second interaction between she and Blue Ivy was leaked on Twitter and instantly became one of the most retweeted images on the social media platform. After gaining 57 pounds during her pregnancy, the singer worked diligently to get rid of the baby fat with the help of a strict diet and exercise regimen. “ Y’all have no idea how hard I worked !” the singer, sporting a body-hugging silver bodysuit three months after giving birth to her daughter, exclaimed to a cheering audience at the time to the first night’s sold-out audience. “ They had me on that treadmill. I ate lettuce !” Aside from discussing motherhood, the singer discussed her very private relationship with husband Jay-Z. “ I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man ,” she shares with tears in her eyes. She adds that what the two have “ just gives me such a foundation .”

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Whoopi Goldberg Planning Ten Series Documentary On Blacks In Entertainment

Comedian and daytime host,Whoopi Goldberg has bigger fish to fry. She has no time to worry about who is staying and leaving on The View. The projects that she has cooking are far more important to the African American community as a whole. According to Shadow and Act, it has been announced that Goldberg is planning to do a ten ...

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Late Singer and Musician Richie Havens Was More Than Woodstock He Was A Pioneer

 Richie Havens died on Monday of a heart attack, at the age of 72. Unless you study music, people in my generation may not understand the impact that this musician and singer had on music. He made history, in a then racially sensitive United States, as the first African American and the first person ever to perform at the famous ...

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Bow Down Beyonce: Rihanna Sets Record for the Most #1 Billboard Singles in History

Rihanna might be edgy and a little strange, but she is very good at making money.  The singer just set a record for having the most #1 Billboard singles in history, cementing herself as a musical legend.  Her latest hit, “Stay” gave her the tenth chart topper, officially giving her more number ones than any other artist in the 20-year history of the Billboard charts. Rihanna barely edged out Katy Perry, who’d held the record since 2008.   Believe it or not, Rihanna has only been in the public eye since 2006.   Her first major hit, “Umbrella” pushed her into the public eye. Since that first big hit, Rihanna has released seven albums in seven years.   Rihanna’s spotty relationship with singer Chris Brown has gotten more talk then her music, making her the kind of iconic figure that people remember for more than a generation.  But in spite of the controversy, she is working hard in the studio, working to be a successful artist. She is still rebellious and controversial, but has become the envy of her peers.  Even Beyonce might have to bow down to that.    

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