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Pharrell Williams Points To Michael Brown’s ‘Bullyish Behavior’ as a ‘Problem’

Multi-talented artist, Pharrell Williams is at the top of his game and garnered an enviable level of respectability in the entertainment industry. His accomplishments have at times presented him in ...

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Kelis is Headed to the Cooking Channel with 'Holiday Feast With Kelis' Special

Kelis is an artist who has never been known to charter the predictable territory of her colleagues. The ‘Milkshake’ singer is still touring and doling out her signature beats but ...

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Saturday Night Live Misses the Mark with “Annie” Spoof

Saturday Night Live never seems to be able to get it right when it comes to the realm of Black women. After years of evading the issue of why they ...

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Shonda Rhimes Slayed The Ratings Game This Season

Thursday nights have been regulated to Shondaland and the numbers prove that they are profitably thriving. ABC has a lot to celebrate  – thanks to their affiliation with Shonda Rhimes who ...

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Marlon Wayans Defends His Right to Use the N-Word

Marlon Wayans is taking his right to use the N-word seriously by filing legal docs in defense of an Instagram post that depicts him calling an extra from his film ...

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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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When It Hurts So Bad: The Cost of Being a Lauryn Hill Fan

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In 2008 I saw Erykah Badu in concert. New Amerykah (part one) had just been released and she spent a bulk of the first half of the show singing songs from the new album and providing longwinded stories about them. Ok. Fine. She told us...

Talib Kweli Speaks on White Male Privilege in Hip-Hop

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Veteran rapper Talib Kweli is an underground force in hip-hop. He’s well-respected among his peers and hip-hop audiences, which lends him a limb to express his opinions and critiques of the culture. Though Kweli needs to perfect his role as a feminist ally, he has...

With Friends Like These: dream hampton and Talib Kweli on Rick Ross & Rape Rap

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It looks like Rick Ross’ rapey lyrics still have folks talking, and rightfully so. Earlier this week, rappers Talib Kweli and Lupe Fiasco engaged in an enlightening and refreshing discussion about whether or not artists should release more responsible lyrics, and Tuesday evening Kweli and journalist...

Talib Kweli and Lupe Fiasco Have Enlightening Twitter Debate

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Talib Kweli and Lupe Fiasco proved that two people can offer differing opinions to eachother on Twitter without the conversation devolving into a slew of expletives and insults. The two rappers took to Twitter to discuss their varying views on hip hop and negative lyrics....