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    More Sandra Bland Video Released to Prove She Arrived Alive At Jail

    *On Tuesday Texas authorities released additional video footage of Sandra Bland in jail after her arrest. The footage is in response to online critics who claim she was already dead before she got there. Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said the several hours of footage was also made public following death threats made to local […]

    Paul Mooney Says Bill Cosby Got His ‘N****r Wake-up Call’

    *Paul Mooney has never been shy about voicing his opinion on race and social injustice, and incorporating both into his controversial brand of comedy. Later this month, the comic legend will reunite with comedian-activist Dick Gregory for two special shows at Washington D.C.’s Howard Theatre (July 30) and New York City’s B.B. King Blues Club […]

    Shaq Doubles Down on Pippen: ‘I Don’t Let Bums Disrespect Me’

    *Shaquille O’Neal took time out of his podcast on Monday to explain his Instagram beef with Scottie Pippen. It popped off last week when Shaq said an all-time Los Angeles Lakers team would beat an all-time Chicago Bulls squad by 50 points. Pippen took exception, noting that his Bulls won six championships in the 1990s. Things took off from […]

    Judge Tosses Orlando Scandrick’s Restraining Order Against Draya

    *A judge has thrown out the restraining order against “Basketball Wives: LA” star Draya Michele from her ex-fiance Orlando Scandrick after he was a no-show in court today. The NFL star claimed Draya physically abused him on several occasions, including blasting him with pepper spray and threatening to pour bleach in his eyes. According to […]

    Second Suspect in 10 Days Dies in Custody of Houston Police

    *Two more suspects have died in police custody in the past 10 days in Houston, Reuters reports. As the nation focuses on the death of 28-year-old African American woman Sandra Bland, who was found hanging in a jail cell in a nearby county after being booked for a traffic stop, a 29-year-old woman charged with […]

    Tom Joyner’ Cruise Supports Students Featured on Hollywood Divas Season 2

    *(Dallas) The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage cruise presented by Ford will be featured on two episodes of the 2nd season of the Hollywood Divas on cable channel TVOne. Diva’s cast members get more than their toes wet during Joyner’s annual Party with a Purpose® that supports students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  On […]

    Azealia Banks Angers Australia by Calling Crowds ‘Belligerent’

    *New York rapper Azealia Banks says she’s had it with playing in Australia, condemning the audiences as belligerent. The Aussie-bashing follows her feud with white Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, whom Banks accused of cultural exploitation by affecting an African American accent. Banks performed Saturday at Splendour in the Grass, an annual festival in the Australian […]

    Report: Tom Brady Destroyed Cell Phone; NFL Suspension to be Upheld

    *(Via MSN Sports) – The NFL is going to reject Tom Brady’s appeal and uphold the four-game suspension he is facing for his alleged role in Deflategate, according to one report. Stephen A. Smith said on ESPN’s “First Take” Tuesday morning that a source told him Roger Goodell will not reduce or overturn Brady’s suspension. Perhaps […]

    Bobbi Kristina’s Body Released for Burial

    *Bobbi Kristina Brown’s body has been released by the Fulton County Medical Examiner and is currently at a funeral home in preparation for burial next to her mother, Whitney Houston, reports to TMZ. According to the website, the body was released Tuesday at around noon, one day after an autopsy was conducted. The Medical Examiner […]

    Joe Jackson Alert, Feeling Good After Stroke, Heart Attacks

    *At 87, Joe Jackson has turned into the iron man, so to speak. We say that because he’s doing well after a series of medical emergencies … so well in fact we hear he’s he’s cracking jokes in his hospital bed. On Sunday we reported that he suffered a stroke and partial blindness. Well that […]

    Stan Sheppard: ‘Why Do A&R Directors Positions Still Exist?’

    *The major recording companies in the U.S. have shrunk by 50% within the last 10 years. Only Universal, Sony and Warner Bros. Records still exist. Most of the smaller companies have been gobbled up years ago and labels like Motown Records, Capitol Records and Def Jam are nothing more now than glorified “Production Companies.” Major record companies use […]