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  • Friday, 17 January 2020 05:33
  • Cortney Wills

Raz BRaz B (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images) It looks like Raz B is kicking off the new year with more drama. According to reports, the B2K member was arrested for DUI on Wednesday morning in Burbank, California and it’s just another thing to add to his long list of recent legal issues. The Love & Hip Hop Hollywood star reportedly failed field sobriety tests administered by police after he was spotted running a red light around 3 am after admitting he had consumed alcohol and marijuana earlier in the night.

  • Thursday, 16 January 2020 19:03
  • Blue Telusma

Diddy thegrio.comDiddy thegrio.com(Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Something in the Water) Now that hip-hop legend The Notorious B.I.G. has been officially voted in as a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 class, his best friend and musical collaborator Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs can barely contain his excitement. READ MORE: Wednesday, after finding out that B.I.G would be honored by the Rock Hall this spring, the Bad Boy Records founder took to his Instagram account to express his jubilation.

  • Wednesday, 15 January 2020 23:39
  • Blue Telusma

Jay-ZJay-Z(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) This week it was confirmed that hip-hop mogul and prison reform activist Jay-Z has sued the head of the Mississippi Department of Corrections and the warden of the state penitentiary. The suit was filed on behalf of over two dozen prisoners who allege the two officials were willfully negligent in stopping the brutality that resulted in the deaths of five inmates over the past two weeks.

  • Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:50
  • Blue Telusma

US Senator Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson attend the Premiere Of Sony Pictures' "Zombieland Double Tap" at Regency Village Theatre on October 10, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Tuesday, 14 January 2020 20:14
  • Dawn Onley

Reunited and it feels so good. It was announced that Method Man has joined the cast of the “Power” spinoff alongside Mary J.

  • Tuesday, 14 January 2020 15:10
  • Dawn Onley

Akon theGrio.comAkon theGrio.comSEVILLE, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 03: Akon attends the MTV EMAs 2019 at FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre. (Photo by Kate Green/Getty Images for MTV) Akon is building his own city in Senegal, on a 2,000-acre plot of land gifted to the singer by President Macky Sall. READ MORE: Akon opens up about building his own solar-powered city in Senegal

  • Tuesday, 14 January 2020 05:16
  • Cortney Wills

Spike leeSpike lee (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images) Spike Lee just made history. The award-winning filmmaker has just been named President of the Canned Film Festival Jury, making him the first Black person to head the panel. Trump attacks Spike Lee over Oscar speech telling people to vote him out in 2020 The annual film festival is the largest in the world and brings Hollywood’s elite to the French Riviera each May.

  • Tuesday, 14 January 2020 01:27
  • Cortney Wills

Cari ChampionCari Champion (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence) ESPN host Cari Champion has announced her decision to leave ESPN after seven years with the network. The host will remain on-air through the end of January. The UCLA alum joined ESPN in 2012 after a three-year stint at The Tennis Channel. During her time at ESPN, she worked as a host and moderator on First Take, and was a SportsCenter anchor before securing her post as host of Sports Nation and SportsCenter Coast to Coast.

  • Monday, 13 January 2020 22:45
  • Blue Telusma

(Photo via: Kickstarter.com) This week Black Twitter found itself giving the Academy the side-eye as the nominations for the 92nd annual Academy Awards were announced and it quickly became clear that barely anybody Black had made the cut. But in that sea of alabaster there appeared one beautifully melanated spark of hope thanks to Matthew A. Cherry. We all collectively rejoiced when Hair Love, the popular – and incredibly touching – children’s book turned animated short by the former NFL player, was nominated for a well deserved Oscar.

  • Monday, 13 January 2020 18:45
  • Blue Telusma

Issa Rare thegrio.comIssa Rare thegrio.comMARCH 07: Issa Rae attends 'LinkedIn Hosts a panel discussion with Issa Rae and Chelsea Handler' at The Art of Elysium Center on March 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

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