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    Transgender Black Woman Featured in ‘New Girls on the Block’

    *Discovery Life Channel’s brand new series, “New Girls on the Block”  (airing Saturdays at 10/9c) follows a group of highly inspirational women who are all friends – some couples – from Kansas City, who just happen to be transgender. One of the participants in the series, Macy, is a middle-aged black woman who was married to […]

    LL Cool J and Russell Simmons Pay Youth in Jail a Visit

    *Actor/rapper LL Cool J and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons gave young folks in jail some words of encouragement. To promote a national anti-violence program from Simmons’ RushCard, the pair visited Rikers Island. RushCard’s Keep the Peace initiative is granting neighborhood organizations. LIFE Camp is one of those organizations, which works to prevent violence from young […]

    Chrissy Teigen Blasts Troll on Twitter; Calls Man a ‘Bad Racist’

    *Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter Thursday after she had an encounter with a man who screamed racist remarks at her. She was walking down Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood when she dropped her sunglasses and a man yelled out, “f*cking ch*nks always dropping sh*t.” “Like that’s not even a stereotype. get your sh*t together. What a bad […]

    Interviewing Salli Richardson-Whitfield | BHL’s Portraits

    *Classy, graceful, & intelligent, Salli Elise Richardson is an American television and film actress. She was born November 23, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois. Salli’s acting career was first nurtured in the theater and, ever since, she has been on a non-stop journey to success. Her first feature performance was in 1991 as “Denise” in Up […]

    French Quarter Festival -Taking it to the Street

    * New Orleans- Spring is upon us. Locals can see the rainbow through the gray clouds. Yes, as they say, April showers brings May flowers. There were lots of showers in the region for the 32nd Annual French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron. The rain didn’t dampen the spirit or enthusiasm of the estimated 386,000 […]

    Teddy Riley Pays Tribute to Johnny Kemp on Tom Joyner Cruise (Watch)

    *As we’ve previously reported, singer Johnny Kemp who was supposed to perform on the 2015 Tom Joyner/Fantastic Voyage Cruise Friday night, was instead found dead on the beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica sometime Thursday. Specifically Kemp, 55, was to do a surprise appearance/performance with Teddy Riley, 47, Friday night, but obviously that didn’t happen. However, […]

    2015 Essence Festival Unveils Night-by-Night Lineup

    *(New York, NY) – The Essence Festival, now among the largest consumer live events in the nation hosting more than 550,000 annually, is thrilled to announce the all-star, night-by-night lineup of performers from July 2-5 in New Orleans, LA. In addition, stay tuned next week for a special announcement of a New Orleans fan favorite making a triumphant return to […]

    Kandi Burruss Gets Her Own Spin Off, ‘Kandi’s Ski Trip’ (Watch)

    *Kandi Burruss gets her own spinoff, “Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Ski Trip,”  in order to bring together her family and Todd Tucker‘s, according to E! Online. The three-part micro mini series will however feature a LOT of drama on a ski trip to Colorado — including Mama Joyce still accusing Carmen Cambrice of sleeping with […]

    Celebs Show with Love Ones to ‘Monkey Kingdom’s’ Premiere (Photos)

    *Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share […]