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    The Super Bowl Could Be Marshawn Lynch’s Finale with Seattle Seahawks

    *Marshawn Lynch came to the Seattle Seahawks during the team’s makeover in 2010 — becoming a superstar running back. According to Seattle general manager John Schneider, ”I kind of love his act.”  But there’s a possibility there will be no more “Beast Mode,” Skittles or ducking and dodging the media if the Super Bowl game is Lynch’s […]

    ‘Black or White’ Deals with Custody Battle Over a Biracial Child

    *The issues of race and child custody collide big time in writer-director Mike Binder’s new film “Black or White.” Kevin Costner stars as widower Elliot Anderson, who lost his wife in a car accident and has raised his granddaughter Eloise since his daughter died giving birth. While still mourning his wife, the child’s black grandmother Rowena, […]

    Person Takes Responsibility for Drone at White House (Pic)

    *The person operating the drone that landed in a White House tree Monday morning called the U.S. Secret Service Monday morning to “self-report” their involvement in the incident. The individual was interviewed by Secret Service agents and has been fully cooperative, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said in a statement Monday afternoon. As previously reported, […]

    A$AP Yams Laid to Rest in New York

    *Rappers A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg were among the mourners who gathered in New York City on Sunday to bid a final farewell to their crew founder A$AP Yams, a week after his sudden death. The 26-year-old A$AP Mob pioneer, real name Steven Rodriguez, was found unresponsive at his Brooklyn apartment on Jan. 18, and […]

    ‘Selma’s’ DuVernay, Oyelowo to Reteam for Hurricane Katrina Film

    *Ava DuVernay will direct her “Selma” and “Middle of Nowhere” star David Oyelowo in a third movie. The pair are teaming with Participant Media to develop a feature film chronicling a love story and murder mystery during the time of Hurricane Katrina, reports Variety. DuVernay will write, produce, and direct, while Oyelowo is in negotiations […]

    Drone Device Lands on White House Grounds Overnight

    *Another security breach has happened at the White House. This time, some kind of unmanned aerial drone, about 2 feet in diameter, flew onto the grounds early this morning while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India. However, first daughters Sasha and Malia were home with their grandmother, Marian Robinson. Obama’s spokesman […]

    Viola Davis Shouts Out Daughter During SAG Award Speech (Watch)

    *Viola Davis of ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” got a standing ovation for her acceptance speech at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night. “When I tell my daughter stories at night, inevitably, a few things happen,” Davis said while accepting the award for outstanding performance by an actress in a drama series. […]

    Video of Mýa Dancing/Singing in Strip Club Divides Fans (Watch)

    *Mýa’s new side hustle is making some fans do a double take. Bossip reports the singer was performing her hit songs and dancing at G5ive, a popular strip club in Miami. A video of Mya’s performance that recently surfaced has apparently divided fans. While some fans support Mýa for earning a living, others are sad […]

    Octavia Spencer Doesn’t Believe ‘Selma’ Was Snubbed

    *Despite the uproar over “Selma” supposedly being snubbed by the Academy for this year’s Oscars, Octavia Spencer believes differently. During a sit-down interview with HipHollywood.com, the “Black or White” star weighed in on the situation, as she seemed to think folks may be overreacting with talk of “Selma” being completely overlooked. “I don’t understand what […]

    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 […]