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    Earl Ofari Hutchinson: The Other Mr. Cub I Remember

      *As a kid growing up on Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s I loved baseball. But most blacks then didn’t love the Chicago Cubs. There were two reasons for that.  The Cubs played  at Wrigley field on Chicago’s North Side and blacks almost literally took their lives in their hand walking or driving though […]

    Bobby Shmurda Blames Uncles for Stealing Shmoney; Can’t Make Bail

    *Bobby Shmurda wants his shmoney! He claims his record executive uncles stole $20,000 from him, which is causing him to remain behind bars, according to Bossip. Brothers Debo and Calvin Wilson, the co-owners of Hard Tymes Records, said their nephew used Instagram to accuse them of stealing money, which they’ve allegedly proven they didn’t do. “We […]

    LL Cool J Is Set to Return as Host of 2015 Grammys

    *LL Cool J is coming back to the Grammys yet again. He will be the host for the 2015 awards ceremony after hosting consecutively since 2012, according to Billboard. “As both a Grammy-winning recording artist and an accomplished actor, LL Cool J’s wide range of talent, dynamic personality and charismatic energy make him the perfect […]

    ‘Afraid Of Dark’ Doc Explores Black Male Endangerment (Watch)

    *In modern times, many black males have fallen victim to their criminalization based on systematic forms of racism. Mya B. is honoring these young black males — Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Sean Bell and Oscar Grant — with a documentary about this fear of the black male, which has led the tragic, unjust deaths of so […]

    Chris Brown: Victim of Identity Theft

    *When it come to the criminal justice system and Chris Brown, we automatically think of him as the perp and not the victim. *When it come to the criminal justice system and Chris Brown, we automatically think of him as the perp and not the victim. Well, would you believe this time around he’s the […]

    CeeLo Green Pulls a Beyonce; Releases New Album Online (Listen)

    *Surprise, surprise! If Beyonce can do it, so can CeeLo Green. Yes, we’re talking about releasing a new album minus any publicity or marketing. Actually it’s been done by unknown artists since , well always. That’s because they had no choice. But for major, branded artists with major labels behind them, it just didn’t seem […]

    ‘After Midnight’ Set to Sail with the Norwegian Escape this Fall

    *The acclaimed Broadway musical, “After Midnight,” signed a deal with Norwegian Cruise Line. The show is coming abroad the Norwegian Escape starting in November, according to AlwaysAList. The musical, which originally starred Dule Hill and Fantasia, will be showcased on the newest and largest cruise line this fall. This make sense since the show was a hit. The […]

    Hits Featuring Malik Yusef Nominated in Three Grammy Categories

    *Introducing  critically acclaimed spoken word artist, Malik Yusef, the wordsmyth from the infamous south-side of Chicago. Yusef is an artist signed to Kanye West’s record label G.O.O.D Music in which West recently green-lighted Yusef’s fourth album. Hit songs Yusef collaborates in are nominated for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in three categories with label mates Kanye […]

    Russell Westbrook Pulls a Marshawn Lynch in Post-Game Interview (Watch)

    *Russell Westbrook doesn’t like the media. And just like Seattle Seahawks‘ Marshawn Lynch has done — he gave a hostile, standoffish interview to a journalist, according to the Huffington Post. After a recent victory, the Oklahoma City Thunder guard repeated the same phrase to sports columnist Berry Tramel, “we did a good job of executing” — again and […]

    ‘Waiting to Exhale’ Sequel is ‘Dead in the Water’ says Terry McMillan

    *All hopes for a big screen sequel to Terry McMillan’s “Waiting to Exhale” have been squashed by the author herself. Chatting with, McMillan confessed that no progress has been seriously made since the 1995 original. Among the reasons cited was Whitney Houston’s unexpected death in 2012. “I don’t think that’s going to happen. I really […]

    Rodman Gets Tearful About North Korea, Admits Receiving Death Threats

    *Dennis Rodman has been able to weather lots of criticism regarding his trips to North Korea and friend ship with Kim Jong-un. But apparently all the attention and criticism may have gotten to Rodman, who, according to, opens up about those trips and the response he received for it in the documentary “Dennis Rodman’s […]