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  • Friday, 01 May 2020 19:57
  • Tonya Pendleton

Michael Jordan (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) It’s good to be the King – or a billionaire. That’s the lucky position that retired basketball G.O.A.T. Michael Jordan finds himself in. That must be why it was easy for him to turn down a $100 million deal that required him to make a two-hour appearance to announce it. READ MORE: Michael Jordan is donating ‘The Last Dance’ proceeds to charity CNN reports that Jordan’s former agent, David Falk, who represented a good portion of the NBA stars of the 90s, said that he had once put together a deal worth $100 million.

  • Friday, 01 May 2020 14:16
  • Biba Adams

Da Brat and Lisa Raye at Liaison Lounge on September 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/Getty Images) Actress LisaRaye McCoy recently did an interview where she shared that she introduced her half-sister, Da Brat, to her girlfriend Jesseca Dupart. READ MORE: LisaRaye McCoy says she wouldn’t ‘spit’ on Duane Martin if he were ‘on fire‘

  • Thursday, 30 April 2020 22:17
  • Tonya Pendleton

A Nollywood filmmaker came up with a creative idea to explain the coronavirus to children in his native Nigeria. READ MORE: Travel entrepreneur chooses African over American in pandemic  CNNreports that director Niyi Akinmolayan wanted to find a way to engage children while making sure they took the coronavirus seriously. That turned into creating a 30-second animated video complete with siblings Habeeb and Funke who were on opposite ends of coronavirus safety. Akinmolayan added an animated version of the virus to drive home the fact that it needs to be taken seriously.

  • Thursday, 30 April 2020 15:12
  • DeMicia Inman

Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion might already have the song of the year as the two Houston artists got together on the “Savage” remix. With fiesty raps and melodic adlibs, Queen Bey refreshes the viral song, practically breaking the internet with a surprise release on a Wednesday afternoon. READ MORE: Beyoncé crowned ‘Queen of Rap’ after dropping bars on ‘Savage’ remix But there was one verse in particular in which Beyoncé manages to reference two popular online platforms in one bar. “Hips TikTok when I dance, on that demon time, she might start an OnlyFans,” she raps over the J. White Did It produced beat.

  • Wednesday, 29 April 2020 23:20
  • Tonya Pendleton

The Game (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for BET) Los Angeles native The Game is mourning two of the city’s lost sons in a new animated video. Born Jayceon Taylor, The Game openly mourned Nipsey Hussle with multiple posts on his Instagram when the rapper was gunned down last March. A year later, he posted how much he still misses his friend.

  • Wednesday, 29 April 2020 22:07
  • Amber Corrine

Kelly Rowland attends Beautycon Los Angeles 2019 Pink Carpet at Los Angeles Convention Center on August 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic) thegrio.comKelly Rowland attends Beautycon Los Angeles 2019 Pink Carpet at Los Angeles Convention Center on August 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic) As one-third of one of the most homaged girl groups — Destiny’s Child — Kelly Rowlandappeared on Red Bull Music Studios Sessions as she gave fans an exclusive look into the creative process behind her latest project, ‘The Kelly Rowland Edition.

  • Wednesday, 29 April 2020 21:24
  • Stephanie Guerilus

Diddy thegrio.comDiddy (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) Sean “Diddy” Combs doesn’t care for President Donald Trump but isn’t about to vote for Joe Biden to replace him just because—and he doesn’t want Black voters to, either. READ MORE: Stacey Abrams on sexual assault allegations ‘I believe Joe Biden’ The hip hop mogul made an appearance last week on Naomi Campbell’s web series No Filter with Naomi. He told the supermodel and those watching her Livestream program that the presumptive Democratic nominee had not yet earned his vote or that of the Black community.

  • Wednesday, 29 April 2020 18:07
  • Candice Frederick

Laura Harrier, left, and Queen Latifah, right, star in "Hollywood." (Photo: Netflix) The revisionist history genre has gotten a bad rap over the years. Anytime someone like Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Django Unchained, AND Inglorious Basterds) or Peter Farrelly (yes, Green Book counts as high-key revisionism) attempt to reimagine a sordid event from an earlier era, folks have a lot of thoughts about it — many that are not positive.

  • Wednesday, 29 April 2020 15:05
  • Biba Adams

In a recent interview with the Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrinopodcast, veteran Today Show host and NBC anchor, Katie Couric stated that one of her more difficult interviews was with Denzel Washington. Couric stated that the 2004 interview left her ‘feeling kind of shaken,’ after the conversation veered into politics. READ MORE: Denzel Washington looks back on his career ahead of receiving AFI’s Lifetime Achievement Award The interview was a part of the press junket for the film, The Manchurian Candidate, starring Washington and Meryl Streep. The film is a political and psychological thriller about a congressman running to be vice president who is controlled by a global corporation.

  • Tuesday, 28 April 2020 21:43
  • Stephanie Guerilus

Crystal HarrisCrystal L. Harris (Credit: Crystal Harris) The quarantine is forcing Black creatives to juggle many different parts of their lives to accommodate the coronavirus pandemic. For Crystal L. Harris, creator of the upcoming YouTube comedy series In My Head, finding balance has long been an act of muscle memory. Harris is a wife, mother of two, teacher and the creative force behind the YouTube series. In My Head, written and co-directed by Harris and Danangelowe A.J.

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