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Russell Simmons Is Ready to Bring Rap to Broadway-Again

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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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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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You Will Not Believe Which Rapper Is the New CEO To The Atlanta Hawks

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By Joshua D. Copeland Looks like rapper 2 Chainz got a little more than a big booty girl for his birthday (even though it probably wasn’t even his birthday)…Instead he’s now the Chief Executive Officer of the Atlanta Hawks franchise for a week. 2 Chainz’s going to host March 27th’s “2 Chainz Night” as one of his official duties as ...

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Life After Comedy Central: Where Is Dave Chapelle?

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by Raveen Johnson How many people do you know would walk away from a $50 million contract? I do not know many, but I do know of Dave Chapelle and he definitely turned the other cheek when Comedy Central offered him another contract for his hit show “Chapelle’s Show.” There have been so many inquiries as to why Chapelle said ...

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John Legend doesn’t co-sign on Common’s statement about racism

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April V. Taylor Unlike many celebrities, John Legend spoke out within days of Michael Brown being gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri this past summer. At a concert less than a week after Brown’s death, he stated, “Black and brown people are just treated differently in this country. One of our original sins in this country has been racism and slavery. ...

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Man With 34 Children by 17 Women Gets His OWN Reality Show

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A man who has 34 children with 17 women, and was once featured on Iyanla Vanzant’s “Fix My Life”, will get his OWN show on Oprah Winfrey’s network. Jay Williams, a native of Atlanta, will be featured on a show that chronicles his struggle to reconnect with his kids–aged 3 through 27–and the mothers of his children. According to OWN, ...

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Terrence Howard reportedly had Malik Yoba fired from Empire

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The show “Empire” has been a huge hit, drawing millions of viewers each week up until the season finale.  According to the UK Daily Mail, the drama from the show has spilled over into the off-screen lives of cast members, who are finding themselves dealing with the conflict that often comes with having a lot of success very quickly. It’s ...

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How Hip-Hop is Helping Kids Learn More than Just Sex and Violence

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by G. Brown How do you help a 7th grader grasp Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion…try adding a little “0 to 100” by Drake and you may have the magic formula. NASA is using hip-hop to get middle school students interested in science and math in a fun and memorable way. NASA’s award-winning program is called FMA (Forces in Motion) ...

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