Yara Shahidi Lands Modeling Contract

Yara Shahidi is young, Black Hollywood on the rise. The 16-year-old Black-ish star is building a successful career. In addition to juggling AP classes (currently she’s plunged herself into biochemistry classes), a tv series, appearing on other series (she plays a young Olivia Pope on ABC’s Scandal)…she can add model to the list. Yara has been signed to New York’s Women Management and now has a new outlet to dabble in for creative expression and … Continue reading

‘Underground’ Cast Applaud Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

“We’re excited that we’re starting to represent our actual history,” Joe Pokaski tells TheWrap. With the news that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, the cast and creators of WGN America’s Underground Railroad series “Underground” could not be happier. “We’ve always said the show ‘Underground’ is about American heroes, so to finally have not only a woman but a black woman on a monetary bill is fantastic,” co-creator Misha Green told TheWrap. … Continue reading

USHER AS SUGAR RAY LEONARD

Usher is a man of many talents and he’s taking a stab at playing boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard in upcoming film Hands Of Stone. The film follows the life of Panamanian fighter Roberto Duran (played by Edgar Ramirez) from 1968 when he began fighting at 16 to his retirement at age 50 in 2002. The film’s synopsis reads: In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, … Continue reading

Vanessa Williams’ Daughter 1/2 of “Lion Babe”

Jillian Hervey, also known as 1/2 of the Neo-Soul group Lion Babe is the daughter of the legendary Vanessa Williams, actress, singer, and the first Afrikan American to be crowned Miss America! She is also the daughter of known industry manager and executive producer Ramon Hervey who managed some of the worlds greatest artist like Natalie Cole (RIP), Little Richard, and Babyface. Coming from two parents in the industry, Vanessa being a singer with an … Continue reading

50 Cent Interviews For Role In ‘Predator’ Sequel

50 Cent Lawsuit Against Former Consultant

From Get Rich Or Die Trying to the Starz show, Power, 50 Cent has been actively involved in the world acting, movie and television for years. Now the Jamaica Queens bred rapper is reportedly in talks to be part of a new movie in thePredator series. In an interview with 99 Jamz, South Florida’s TRU home for Hip-Hop and R&B, 50 Cent revealed that he may have a role in the upcoming film “You heard of … Continue reading

Pimp C Documentary ‘Long Live the Pimp’

The man born Chad Butler, aka J.R. Ewing, Jack Tripper, Mick Jagger, Tony Snow, Sweet (James) Jones and most famously Pimp C, was one-half of the monumental Southern rap duo Underground Kingz (UGK), who, alongside DJ Screw, Swisha House and Three 6 Mafia, revolutionized hip-hop in the ’90s with their instantly recognizable meshing of hip-hop hi-hats and 808s with soul ballads, chopped and screwed down to a smooth, purple-stained tempo. Hailing from Port Arthur, Texas, … Continue reading

The Answer: Yes

Former Philadelphia 76er and 9 time All-Star player also known as The Answer received his answer. The answer was YES!! Our Allen Iverson was elected this morning to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Sept 9th 2016! I say “our Allen” because Iverson definitely stayed true to himself throughout the course of his careers giving hope to little black corn-row rockin (yes corn rolls… not boxer braids) boys who grew up in a hard & similar … Continue reading

Welcome to KY [Derby Edition]

Being born and raised in the Bluegrass state I’m fully aware that most people think of 3 things when they think of KY: chicken, basketball, and horses. While moving around the country I often even hear people say they didn’t know there were black people in Kentucky. I’ve even had to argue with guys that I wasn’t from Atlanta or somewhere!!! Not only am I from Kentucky… I am the Queen of Kentucky bayyybeee and with … Continue reading

T.I. & Tiny Welcome Seventh Child

Tameka “Tiny” Harris released a statement yesterday (March 27) about the birth of her child and her husband’s location at the time of the birth. The statement is as follows: Yesterday, March 26th, at 2:58PM we welcomed a beautiful baby girl that weighed in at 5lbs. In true Harris fashion, our baby girl made us all HUSTLE, making a surprise early entrance. While we expected her to arrive around April 20th, our PERFECT baby girl … Continue reading

Recognizing Greatness

 Young Greatness seems to have been the perfect choice of name for this New Orleans Native rapper. With the well-deserved success of his mixtape, I Tried to To Em which features the blazing hit single “Moolah” (produced by Jazze Pha), has come the very significant co-sign from world renowned music mogul Akon who refers to the flourishing sensation as “the future”. I was lucky enough to catch the two sharing the stage at PeckerHeads Austin, TX during … Continue reading