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  • Thursday, 19 December 2019 17:00
  • Dawn Onley

Paula PattonPaula PattonNEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 18: Paula Patton visits Build to discuss the movie "Sacrifice" at Build Studio on December 18, 2019 in New York City.

  • Wednesday, 18 December 2019 19:47
  • Blue Telusma

After months of speculation and a trial that put him at odds with a notorious Brooklyn set of the Bloods gang, Tekashi 6ix9ine has now been sentenced to two years in prison. According to the New York Daily News, on Wednesday, the Brooklyn rapper, 23, scored a pretty lenient sentence in large part due to his cooperation with federal agents against the Nine Trey Bloods, the gang that arguably made him famous. OPINION: Tekashi 6ix9ine is a five-part lesson in the problematic reality of modern day hip-hop Due to what the streets has labeled a betrayal, he’s been labeled a “snitch” on the internet and become the target of numerous memes.

  • Wednesday, 18 December 2019 17:08
  • Dawn Onley

Misty CopelandMisty CopelandLONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Misty Copeland attends the UK Premiere of Disney's 'The Nutcracker And The Four Realms' at Vue Westfield on November 01, 2018 in London, England.

  • Wednesday, 18 December 2019 14:15
  • Dawn Onley

Fans of André 3000 may have to wait a bit longer to hear any new rap music. In an interview with Rick Rubin of the Broken Record podcast, André 3000, born André Benjamin, said that his creative juices aren’t flowing for either a solo album or work as part of the Hip-Hop group, Outkast with partner, Big Boi. “I’d like to, but it’s just not coming,” André said. READ MORE: André 3000 plays a secret agent in teaser for new series ‘Dispatches From Elsewhere’ André 3000’s last album release, Idlewild with Outkast, came out in 2006. “I haven’t been making much music, man” Benjamin told Rubin.

  • Wednesday, 18 December 2019 03:07
  • TheGrio

Back down or damage your reputation.  That’s the message New York City Comptroller, Scott Stringer, issued to Comcast on Tuesday, urging the cable giant to sit with media mogul, Byron Allen, in the midst of his racial discrimination lawsuit against the company. “Through its pursuit of this case in the Supreme Court, Comcast will have a direct and possibly deleterious impact on… one of our nation’s oldest federal civil rights laws, and thereby limit access to U.S. courts for victims of discrimination,” Stringer wrote. Stringer manages more than $200 billion dollars in pension money for New York City, which is a major shareholder in Comcast, and says the city’s pension has a “longstanding history” of “challenging discrimination at our portfolio companies.

  • Tuesday, 17 December 2019 22:46
  • Blue Telusma

Porsha Williams thegrio.comPorsha Williams thegrio.comPorsha Williams (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Entertainment ) Porsha Williams‘ fiancé Dennis McKinley is experiencing a bit of public backlash this week, after the latest episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta showed him bizarrely blaming her postpartum depression for his decision to cheat on her while she was still pregnant with their first child.

  • Tuesday, 17 December 2019 19:48
  • Blue Telusma

Kevin Hart thegrio.comKevin Hart thegrio.comKevin Hart attends Morehouse College REAL TALK with "Night School" actor Kevin Hart & producer Will Packer at Morehouse College on September 11, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Tuesday, 17 December 2019 14:06
  • Dawn Onley

Nia Long theGrio.comNia Long theGrio.comLOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Nia Long attends the special screening of Netflix's "Nappily Ever After" at Harmony Gold on September 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

  • Monday, 16 December 2019 22:02
  • Blue Telusma

Orlando Jones (Getty Images) In the STARZ series American Gods, Orlando Jones plays Mr. Nancy, an African trickster god who makes stunning commentary about America’s history of slavery and racism. Now he’s reportedly been dropped from the show, because producers are concerned about the message his character sends to Black Americans. According to Gizmodo, on Saturday, in an incredibly candid Twitter video, Jones, 51, stunned his followers by announcing that on September 10, 2018 (later corrected to 2019) he was fired from the show.

  • Monday, 16 December 2019 21:32
  • Blue Telusma

Whoopi Goldberg (L) Meghan McCain (Getty Images) Verbal sparring matches between Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain on ABC’s “The View” are not new, but a Monday wordplay duel over the congressional impeachment inquiry of President Trump went in an entirely new direction. According to USA Today, Goldberg, who usually does a good job of skating around McCain’s often polarizing viewpoints, seemingly snapped and exchanged heated words with the vocal conservative and launched an afternoon buzz all across the social media universe.

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