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    Teens Are Clashing With Cops in Downtown Baltimore (Watch Live)

    *UPDATE 5:20 PM: Seven police officers have been injured and one officer was knocked unconscious during the violent protests that started near Mondawmin Mall and rippled out across West Baltimore, according to  Capt. Eric Kowalczyk. Other officers have suffered broken bones. Also, demonstrators set a police vehicle on fire at North and Pennsylvania avenues and have looted a nearby […]

    State of Emergency Declared in Baltimore Amid Street Violence

    *The situation in Baltimore is worsening. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard as Baltimore braced for a night of violence and police clashes after looting, fires and rock throwing erupted this afternoon. The latest unrest began hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray, whose spine was severed […]

    Freddie Gray Rally Set for LA – Michael Brown’s Father to Speak

    *While the nation is focused on the civil unrest in Baltimore that grew out of the still unexplained death of Freddie Gray at the hands on that city’s police department, a rally for Freddie Gray is scheduled for Los Angeles. Specifically, the National Action Network a leading Los Angeles civil rights organization will hold a […]

    ‘Michelle Obama: A Life’ About an Unlikely First Lady

    *We’ve all seen Michelle Obama get funky – showing off her delightful dancing skills to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk” on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.  She was busting a move to promote healthy eating. Mrs. Obama routinely advocates for women in the U.S. and around the world – making her first speech abroad in […]

    Loretta Lynch Called to the White House Over Baltimore Protests

    *Hours after being sworn in, Attorney General Loretta Lynch has been called in to a meeting at the White House with President Obama to discuss the unfolding situation in Baltimore, CNN reports. Lynch has been monitoring the clash there between police and protestors over the death of Freddie Gray, a Justice Department official said. The […]

    Teens Are Clashing With Cops in Downtown Baltimore (Watch Live)

    *Hundreds of juveniles protesting the death of Freddie Gray clashed with police in riot gear near Mondawmin Mall in Northwest Baltimore on Monday afternoon, while the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and numerous downtown businesses have closed early fearing violence. Police covering social media were tipped about an online flyer announcing a high school “purge” set […]

    Jada Pinkett Smith on the Dilemma of Supporting Hillary Clinton

    *Jada Pinkett Smith recently posted an open Facebook letter titled, “Race vs Gender,” in which she admitted to being more “confused and anxious” about a Hillary Clinton candidacy than excited due to “old hurts and scars” stemming from race relations. The “Gotham” star mentions how black women were previously excluded from the Women’s Suffrage Movement, […]

    Jada Pinkett Smith on the Dilemma of Supporting Hillary Clinton

    *Jada Pinkett Smith recently posted an open Facebook letter titled, “Race vs Gender,” in which she admitted to being more “confused and anxious” about a Hillary Clinton candidacy than excited due to “old hurts and scars” stemming from race relations. The “Gotham” star mentions how black women were previously excluded from the Women’s Suffrage Movement, […]

    Universal, Will Packer Nab David E. Talbert’s ‘A Meyers Thanksgiving’

    *Universal Pictures has acquired “A Meyers Thanksgiving,” a spec script that David E. Talbert wrote and will direct, with Will Packer producing, reports Deadline.com. The holiday-themed comedy follows an estranged family facing their first Thanksgiving together since the death of the family matriarch. The deal was mid-six figures upfront, but is 7-figures for script and […]

    Kirk Franklin Defends ‘Trap Gospel’, Erica Campbell on NPR

    *Erica Campbell ventured into “trap gospel” with her single “I Luh God” and all hell has broken loose in the church. NPR featured a segment about this new genre of gospel – taken directly from hip hop’s southern-fried branch of “trap music” – and how it’s rubbing gospel purists the wrong way. Kirk Franklin, whose […]

    Dave Chappelle Heckled, Booed at Detroit Show; Folks Walk Out (Watch)

    *Dave Chappelle was accused of being too late and too drunk to perform during a Thursday gig in Detroit that had audience members running to Facebook demanding refunds. According to TMZ, the comedian’s 9:30 p.m. show at the Fillmore went off the rails before it even started, with the performer showing up at late. “We waited […]