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    NFL Ref Avoided Redskins Games Because of ‘Disrespectful’ Name

    *Former NFL referee Mike Carey told The Washington Post that he requested not to work home or away games for the Washington Redskins due to the team’s controversial nickname. Carey, who retired after the 2013 season following 24 years in the league, says he requested off Washington’s games beginning with the 2006 season because it […]

    Stevie Wonder to Receive Epitome of Soul Award in Memphis

    *Stevie Wonder will pick up the inaugural Epitome of Soul award at a special event to be held in Memphis in October. The music legend will be honored at “A Soulright Evening,” a musical gala hosted by The Consortium Mmt (Memphis Music Town), which aims to provide links between record industry professionals and budding musicians […]

    Kid Cudi, Giuseppe Zanotti Launch Sneaker Line

    *If a boxing glove were a sneaker, it would probably look like this new creation from Kid Cudi and shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti.     The new collection, named Kid Cudi x Giuseppe Zanotti, will be available sometime in 2015. Rapper/actor Cudi met Zanotti backstage at a concert, and the pair subsequently collaborated on a high-top red leather running […]

    Sony Denies Report of ‘Latifah’ Talk Show Being Bumped in NY

    *Columnist Cindy Adams wrote in the New York Post that because of low ratings, “The Queen Latifah Show” “isn’t a royal smash” and it is “unclear if it’s on next fall” in New York City. Sony stomped out the fire quickly. In what was called a “categorical denial,” a spokesperson for producer Sony Pictures Television […]

    Jennifer Hudson’s Half-Brother Arrested after Alleged Stabbing

    *Jennifer Hudson’s half-brother Stephen Angelo Simpson was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 19, after he allegedly stabbed a man on Monday night. The stabbing took place at Simpson’s estranged wife’s apartment in the South Haven Charter Township in Van Buren County, Mich., according to CBS’ WWMT. Simpson, 45, was said to have stormed into the apartment and […]

    Kevin Hart on Proposing to His Girlfriend; Marrying Again (Watch)

    *As we reported, Kevin Hart proposed to his girlfriend Eniko Parrish Monday night (the same night as the premiere of his ex-wife, Torrei Hart‘s show, “Atlanta Exes.”) Earlier this year HipHollywood talked with Hart about the possibility of him marrying again for the second time. And he definitely hinted at a strong possibility of I dos being […]

    Lifetime Cancels ‘BAPS’ After Only Four Episodes

    *Another TV show has bit the dust. This time it’s “BAPS.” Media sources report the St. Louis-based Lifetime show was pulled Tuesday after airing four episodes. Ratings for the show failed to make an impact with it ranging from 500,000-600,000 viewers. This, coupled with of negative backlash received on social media, resulted in a decision […]

    Minorities Will Outnumber Whites in U.S. Public Schools Starting This Year

    *According to a new report by the National Center for Education (NCES), the racial landscape of students in the public school system is about to change. Minorities – namely, Hispanics, Asians, African Americans, Native Americans, and multiracial individuals will account for 50.3% of the public school student population. 51% of grade level pre-kindergarten to 8th grade […]

    Mo’Ne Davis is First Little Leaguer to Cover Sports Illustrated

    *Mo’Ne Davis, the 13-year-old baseball wonder, covers Sports Illustrated after becoming the first female to throw a shutout in Little League baseball. Davis made history again. She’s actually the first little league player to ever cover Sports Illustrated. After making history twice as a little league player, her dream is to play baseball for the […]

    Louis Farrakhan Speaks on the Mike Brown/Ferguson Situation (Watch)

    *With flashpoints like Israel/Gaza conflict and Ferguson, Missouri, it should come as no surprised that Minister Louis Farrakhan is letting it be known what’s on his mind. To put it bluntly, he’s not happy with what he sees. In particular, Minister Farrakhan addressed the killing of unarmed Michael Brown by Ferguson police in the context […]

    Torrei Hart Weighs in on Kevin Hart’s Engagement Status

    *Monday’s premiere of “Atlanta Exes” on VH1 was supposed to Torrei Hart’s night. Instead, her shine got partially obscurred when her ex-husband, Kevin Hart, shared news of his proposal to his girlfriend Eniko Parrish on Instagram. Think Torrei is heated over what could be seen as a calculated move to steal her thunder? No way. In fact, […]