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Happy 88th Birthday to the Only Mufasa We'll Ever Acknowledge—James Earl Jones Happy 88th Birthday to the Only Mufasa We'll Ever Acknowledge—James Earl Jones

Iconic thespian and dream-narrator-of-my-life-story James Earl Jones is a universal treasure.

2019 Grammys: Cardi B and Janelle Monáe Will Perform—Expect Money Moves and an Afrofuturistic Wondaland 2019 Grammys: Cardi B and Janelle Monáe Will Perform—Expect Money Moves and an Afrofuturistic Wondaland

The Recording Academy has announced its first round of performers to hit the stage on music’s biggest night.

We May Not Know God’s Plan, but Drake Reportedly Plans to Take a $10M Residency in Vegas We May Not Know God’s Plan, but Drake Reportedly Plans to Take a $10M Residency in Vegas

Drake may be taking his hotline bling to the gambling capital of the country —Las Vegas.

Miss You: On Aaliyah’s 40th Birthday, I Reminisce on the Stanning of the Hair Swoop Miss You: On Aaliyah’s 40th Birthday, I Reminisce on the Stanning of the Hair Swoop

Hi, I’m Tonja and I grew up stanning Aaliyah so damn hard, I wanted to be her.

R. Kelly Is Facing Eviction, Hot and Fresh Out the Kitchen R. Kelly Is Facing Eviction, Hot and Fresh Out the Kitchen

R. Kelly’s (self-inflicted) issues are compounding. Next up? Arrears.

Soulja Boy Tells 'Em...He Taught Drake Everything He Knows? Soulja Boy Tells 'Em...He Taught Drake Everything He Knows?

So, I was lollygagging on Twitter (half my job, half bullshitting) minding my timeline’s business when I saw “Soulja Boy” in the trending column. One of the possibilities was his reported beef with Nintendo.

R. Kelly’s ‘Goons’ Reportedly Stepped in the Name of Boxing Gloves to Attack Dave Chappelle Over Skit  R. Kelly’s ‘Goons’ Reportedly Stepped in the Name of Boxing Gloves to Attack Dave Chappelle Over Skit 

Along with giving voices to many survivors, Surviving R. Kelly also pointed the mirror toward society and how it (and we) upheld a culture that allowed the enabling of a toxic man.

Oh, Na-Na, What’s Her Name: Rihanna Sues Her Father Over Unauthorized Solicitation   Oh, Na-Na, What’s Her Name: Rihanna Sues Her Father Over Unauthorized Solicitation  

Rihanna is poppin’. With Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty thriving, as well as the high anticipation for new music, everyone wants a piece of Ms. Robyn Fenty. However, one such person is allegedly doing so through illegal means. And it’s her own father.

Alexandria Shipp Storms Twitter to Defend Her X-Men Role—Again. But, Why? Alexandria Shipp Storms Twitter to Defend Her X-Men Role—Again. But, Why?

Watch out—there’s a storm afoot. Of Alexandra Shipp’s own making.

R. Kelly's Lawyer Claimed Aaliyah Lied About Her Age. This Resurfaced Video Shows He's Full of Shit R. Kelly's Lawyer Claimed Aaliyah Lied About Her Age. This Resurfaced Video Shows He's Full of Shit

R. Kelly believed “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number” when he wrote it, but video proof of that fact is a thing.

‘Black Like Us’: Black-ish Finally Tackles the Elephant in the Room—Colorism  ‘Black Like Us’: Black-ish Finally Tackles the Elephant in the Room—Colorism 

Black-ish certainly has a way of evoking conversation on social media—its Season Four-opening “Juneteenth” episode is the best and most recent example of that phenomenon. After a recent conversation with its showrunners, I have a feeling this Tuesday night’s episode will do the same.

African American Film Critics Association Names Quincy Jones 2019 Special Achievement Honoree African American Film Critics Association Names Quincy Jones 2019 Special Achievement Honoree

How many ways are there to honor the legendary Quincy Jones? How about “One Hundred Ways”... and more! The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) have found one of those ways, and will be bestowing its 2019 Special Achievement honor onto the music icon.

John Amos Wants to Join the Coming to America Sequel and Hopes to Sell Zebra and Hippo Burgers at McDowell’s   John Amos Wants to Join the Coming to America Sequel and Hopes to Sell Zebra and Hippo Burgers at McDowell’s  

In case you didn’t know, Coming to America is ... coming back. In fact, they’re going full cheesy and titling it Coming 2 America.

No, Iyanla Cannot Fix R. Kelly’s Life  No, Iyanla Cannot Fix R. Kelly’s Life 

Iyanla Vanzant can apparently fix just about anything through the power of her comforting bosom, but not Robert Kelly.

Black Panther Finally Comes to Collect Its Things at the 2019 Critics Choice Awards  Black Panther Finally Comes to Collect Its Things at the 2019 Critics Choice Awards 

Members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) all congregated in Santa Monica, Calif., on Sunday night, while us peons watched on the CW for the 24th Annual Critics Choice Awards.

Concerned by Allegations in Surviving R. Kelly, Judge Grants Emergency Motion to Inspect R&B Singer's Studio Concerned by Allegations in Surviving R. Kelly, Judge Grants Emergency Motion to Inspect R&B Singer's Studio

Looks like someone by the self-given name of the Pied Piper is stepping in the name of investigation.

What You Want? Baby, You Got It: Aretha Franklin’s Biopic Lands Black Female Director What You Want? Baby, You Got It: Aretha Franklin’s Biopic Lands Black Female Director

As long rumored, the late Queen of Soul is finally getting her just due respect via the silver screen.

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