Black Women

IRS Files $70k Tax Lien Against MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry

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According to the Winston Salem Journal, the IRS recently took out a $70,000 lien on the couple at Forsyth County Hall of Justice. Harris-Perry, who is a professor at Wake Forrest as well as a television host, released a statement confirming that she was aware of the tax debt, but not the lien. She said she and her husband paid ...

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Model, Actress and Talent Agent Dies, Allegedly Shot Herself in the Head

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By Victor O. Eurydice Davis, who was a talent agent to a number of people in the movie industry, has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The Wrap learned from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office on Monday that the talent agent, who commonly went by the shortened form of her first name, “Eury,” died last ...

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Loretta Devine says Her New NBC comedy Will Tackle Tough Topics

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by Kristina Byas Speaking of the taboo on television doesn’t always go over well for some shows. Ratings can drop, viewers may not agree with the topics or people just want to enjoy a good show and not think about controversial events in today’s world. Loretta Devine is set to star in a new NBC Comedy that plans to turn ...

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Investigator Reveals Tasha Smith Was Married To A Man She Didn’t Know

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by G. Brown Tasha Smith has to be asking herself “Why did I get married to this guy?” The star of Tyler Perry’s “For Better or For Worse” is living the “worse” part of those vows lately. Late last year, Smith’s husband filed a restraining order against the actress. Smith says his action was in retaliation for her publicizing that ...

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After a painful divorce, Beyonce’s mother ties the knot

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by Afiya J. Watkins “After all the rain you’ll see the sun come out again”, a line from Beyoncé’s 2003 hit single, “Me, Myself and I” sounds like something that could have been written expressly for her mother. If anything Tina Knowles, the fabulous fashion designer affectionately known by Beyoncé fans as “Mama Tina” can likely attest to the lyric’s ...

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Mother suing prison for image of her beaten son on a leash

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By Yolanda Spivey Imagine a mother’s horror when she saw a picture of her son in a compromising position being circulated around social media.  That’s exactly what happened to Demetria Harris.  In a prison photo that was apparently taken with a cell phone, her son is seen shirtless, with a severely bruised face, and what appears to be a belt/ ...

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“Selma” Director Ava DuVernay, Now Worth $3 Million, Once Made Movie With Own Money

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By Ryan Brennan Ava DuVernay, 42, is an American director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor. She first became interested in producing for broadcast journalism. She started as an intern for CBS News, working with Connie Chung and Dan Rather during the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. However, she soon became disillusioned with journalism and immediately turned to publicity. As ...

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Did You Know? Della Reese First to Perform Gospel Music in Las Vegas

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By Joshua D. Copeland Did you know that Della Reese formed “The Meditation Singers?” and that they were the first Gospel group to perform in Las Vegas?  What an interesting predicament – performing songs of worshiping God in the nightclubs of the alleged “sin city.” But if there was anyone who could make it possible, it was Della Reese.  She ...

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Michelle Alexander is outraged that Apple is discriminating against ex-felons

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We love Michelle Alexander, author of the wildly popular book, “The New Jim Crow.”   She has done a great deal when it comes to highlighting the impact that mass incarceration has had on our society.  One thing that people don’t mention are the vast economic effects of marginalizing millions of citizens, mostly black and brown, from the American economy. ...

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