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More Cookie, Less Terrence Howard on Empire Season Two

According to Page Six, the actor's role in the upcoming second season of hit series will be scaled back because of his recent divorce proceedings, which illuminated his alleged history of domestic abuse. The season one finale of Empire saw Howard's character arrested for murder, a plotline designed specifically for this reason, the insider says. “What they are doing is two-fold,” said the source. “They have ...

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MSNBC Moves Al Sharpton To Sunday Mornings

Reverend Al Sharpton, who has hosted an early-evening program onMSNBC for four years, is moving to a once-a-week perch at the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news network as it seeks to focus more intently on breaking-news coverage and less on partisan viewpoint and opinion. The last edition of Sharpton’s weekday program, “PoliticsNation,” will air Friday, September 4, according to a memo sent Wednesday evening to ...

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Comedian Tracy Morgan to Return to ‘Saturday Night Live’ After Car Accident

Tracy Morgan is returning to host "Saturday Night Live." The former cast member will appear on October 17 for the first time since being critically injured in a car wreck that occurred in June of 2014. Morgan, 46, suffered broken ribs, a broken nose, and broken leg when a Walmart tractor-trailer hit the limo bus that the comedian was traveling in on the New Jersey Turnpike last year. One person died in the ...

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Straight Outta Compton’ conquers box office with $56.1-million opening

By Saba Hamedy, LA Times Story Posted:08/17/2015 "Straight Outta Compton" lifted the box office out of its August funk, debuting at No. 1 in the U.S. and Canada with an estimated $56.1 million. The robust haul was not shocking given the huge fan following for N.W.A, the rap group on which the movie is based, as well as the intense media coverage and strong word of mouth that came with the release. The movie ...

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NBC Silences Janelle Monáe During Black Lives Matter Speech

THE GUARDIAN Singer Janelle Monáe was in effect silenced during an appearance on NBC’s Today show on last Friday morning, shortly after saying in a speech in support of the Black Lives Matter movement: “We will not be silenced.” 'I dream about it every night': what happens to Americans who film police violence? When Feidin Santana filmed Walter Scott’s death, it marked a turning point in the US civil rights ...

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Ball-Lacy Seeks to Launch Reality Show Highlighting Blacks in STEM

  By Harry Colbert Jr. Let’s face it: reality television is not doing Black people any favors. Often, the prevailing image of Black people in almost every reality show is one of dysfunction, savagery and buffoonery. Seldom are African-Americans shown in a positive light. Even those who have achieved successes prior to television somehow seem cartoonish when shown under the lights of reality TV. Ateya B ...

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Terrence Howard in Court Trying to Undo Divorce Agreement

ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Terrence Howard agreed to a 2012 divorce settlement with his ex-wife after she threatened to leak details about his sex life, his attorney said at a hearing on the actor’s efforts to overturn the agreement. Attorney Brian Kramer later played audio of a 2011 telephone conversation between Howard and his ex-wife Michelle Ghent in which she said she ...

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African Men, Hollywood Stereotypes: Why Challenging the Status Quo Went Viral

Mama Hope launched "African Men. Hollywood Stereotypes" in 2012 with the goal of starting a movement that would shift the perception about Africa. We were tired of seeing the stereotypes: helpless children sifting through garbage with distended bellies and flies in their eyes or bloodthirsty warlords toting AK-47s, and not much in between. We saw how these stereotypes hurt everyone. They hurt the African pe ...

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Emmett Till HBO Miniseries from Jay Z, Will Smith & Aaron Kaplan in the Works

EXCLUSIVE: Emmett Till was only 14 when the black teen was brutally murdered after allegedly flirting with a white woman in Mississippi in 1955. The tragic story that galvanized the emerging Civil Rights Movement is the subject of an HBO miniseries from a A-list producing team that includes Jay-Z, Will Smith and Aaron Kaplan. The untitled mini, now in active development, is described as an immersive and in ...

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Empire Stars Reportedly Engaged

“Empire” is known for its dramatic twists – but the latest one has taken place off screen. Stars Trai Byers and Grace Gealey are engaged after several months of dating, according to multiple outlets. The actors met on the set of their hit TV show, with Gealey playing Anika, the former stepmother of Byers’ character Andre Lyons, one of the three sons gunning for his father’s titular music empire. A rep for B ...

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