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Queen Latifah Confirmed to Host the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Queen Latifah has landed quite an impressive gig. The daytime talk show host has been invited to host the 21st Annual Nobel Peace Prize concert-taking place in Oslo, Norway. According to ...

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Misty Copeland Gets New Show On Oxygen

Misty Copeland, who recently announced that she will be a featured soloist in the American Ballet Theatre’s production of Swan Lake at the Kennedy Center in D.C. next April, has ...

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Beyoncé’s New Single Might Debut Next Week

The rumor mill is swirling again now that we are fast approaching the Monday release of Beyonce’s box set, appropriately titled Beyoncé Platinum. There is reason to believe that her next ...

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Tracy Morgan Still Not Recovered From Highway Crash Injuries

Actor/Comedian Tracy Morgan is still hampered by the effects of the debilitating injuries he sustained from the horrific highway crash that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike this past June ...

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Oprah Refused to Pay Hula Hoopers To Perform

Oprah has always been a hustler and this past fall she was on the road again, promoting her “Live the Life You Want Weekend” tour. The production made it rounds ...

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MTV Working on Documentary About White Racism

MTV has always been a force in the world of exploratory TV – they virtually initiated the blueprint with the birth of The Real World, and now they are taking ...

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Black Media

The State of Black Media: “Difficult at Best”

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Media targeted toward people of color, specifically black Americans, is struggling. Most media consumers recognize the decline, but the Pew Research Center has confirmed it. Three of Pew’s researchers, Emily Guskin, Amy Mitchell and Mark Jurkowitz, examined several print, radio, TV and digital publications aimed...

Stop Fronting: Do You Really Want “Better” TV?

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Last week, BET president Debra Lee was surprisingly candid in explaining why her network has yet to make a 100% turnaround in terms of presenting what we typically call ‘positive’ content: “Our audience always says they want this kind of programming, but they don’t show up.” Welp....

Dumb It Down: Black Media’s Perpetuation of the Myth of the Anti-Intellectual Black Reader

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I recently met with a fellow writer and friend of mine who has been regularly contributing to a popular site that caters to a black female audience (Not Clutch). When I complimented her on the work I’ve seen so far, especially, in my opinion, in...