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U.S. Reopens Emmett Till's Murder Investigation

The federal government has reopened its investigation into the murder of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black boy who was abducted and killed by two white men. This story, even 63 years later, remains one of the most striking examples of racial violence in the South. According to the Justice Department, the renewed...

A Record number of black actors and actresses were nominated for Emmy Awards

This is a beginning of a new era for television! For the first time in its history, the Emmy Awards is recognizing more black acting talent than ever before. More than 30 actors and actresses of color have been nominated for awards across various categories. Check out the list of African-American nominees below. See the...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Vows To Help Fix Flint's Water Crisis

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DJ KHALED TEASES JUSTIN BIEBER COLLABORATION

DJ Khaled made an appearance on Conan yesterday where he revealed a plan to release another collaboration with the newly engaged Justin Bieber.   “I got a song coming out with Justin Bieber,” Khaled announced. “It’s gonna be one of the biggest anthems.” The track will appear on hitmaker's 11th studio album titled Father of Asahd, the...

Cardi B and Offset Welcome Their First Child Together

It's finally here! Cardi B gave birth to her first child with Offset on Tuesday, July 10. The Bodak Yellow rapper and husband named their baby girl Kulture Kiari Cephus. Cardi B made the announcement today with a nude photo of herself and her baby bump via Instagram. The couple kept the pregnancy a secret for some time before revealing it...

Students in Detroit Are Suing the State Because They Weren't Taught to Read

What to do when a school is infested with vermin, when textbooks are outdated, when students can’t even read? Perhaps the answer is sue the government. That’s what seven students in Detroit have done. Their class-action suit filed against the state of Michigan asserts that education is a basic right, and...

Netflix Planning Ultra Subscription Price Increase

With Netflix planning to spend $8 billion on original content for 700 shows and movies, the streaming giant is looking to expand its current subscription plans. Netflix is reportedly planning a new Ultra tier, which would end up increasing the current $13.99 premium option to $16.99. Under the new plan, Premium...

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are reportedly engaged!

According to TMZ, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin got engaged Saturday night at a resort in the Bahamas.   The couple have been inseparable since they sterted dating a month ago. They're no strangers to each other, they've dated before and it seems they got together again just after Justin and Selena Gomez broke...

Apple Music reportedly has more US subscribers than Spotify

Apple Music has more paying subscribers in the United States than Spotify, according to confidential details shared with Digital Music News this morning. The source, a US-based, major distributor, shared a report detailing the subscriber tallies of several streaming music services, including Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and Sirius XM.  That report...

Idrid Elba Will Play A Villain In A 'Fast And Furious" Spinoff

Idris Elba is set to play the villain in The Fast and The Furious spinoff titled Hobbs and Shaw alongside with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.  Elba is no stranger to playing villains, he previously appeared as a bad guy in Star Trek Beyond, and voiced Shere Khan in Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book. Dwayne Johnson took it to social...

Lil Wayne Teases The Release of 'Tha Carter V'

Following Lil Wayne's legal battle against Birdman, the rapper and his team reached a settlements to release Wayne from under Cash Money Records. At the center of the dispute has been New Orleans native's album Tha Carter V, the release of which had been stalled since he finished recording it back in...

Teyana Taylor and Ty Dolla $ign Will Release a Joint Album

Following the news of Ja Rule and Ashanti's album collaboration, it's been confirmed that Teyana Taylor and Ty Dolla $ign are also joining forces. Teyana, who recently released her sophomore album K.T.S.E., which featured Ty Dolla $ign, tweeted yesterday "We actually bout to do a whole album together."   🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 we actually bout...

Idris Elba Launches New Record Label 7Wallace Music, Announces First Signing

Idris Elba announced the launch of his new record label 7Wallace Music and his first signing, James BKS.  The television and film actor, who has also been making moves in hip-hop and dance music is adding the 'record label executive' title to his resume.  James BKS, a French artist of Cameroon origin, will become...

THE OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR Jay-Z's TRAYVON MARTIN DOCUSERIES HAS BEEN RELEASED (Video)

Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story is dedicated to the life of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old, whose murder sparked the Black Lives Matter movement. The six-part docuseries will feature Trayvon's parents, Angela Rye, Carmelo Anthony, Angela Davis, and many more. It is co-directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason, and executively...

LeBron James signs 4-year, $154M deal with Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James, four time NBA MVP, three time NBA finals MVP, fourteen time NBA All Star, and two time Olympic gold medalist has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, Klutch Sports Group announced on Sunday.

DRAKE’S ‘SCORPION’ BREAKS SPOTIFY AND APPLE MUSIC OPENING DAY STREAMING RECORD

According to SpotifyCharts.com, in its first day of release, Drake’s Scorpion broke Spotify's one-day global record for album streams. The rapper's fifth studio album was streamed 132 million times worldwide, which beats the record previously held by Post Malone's album beerbongs & bentleys.    Drake's 'Scorpion' has broken the global Spotify record for...

Drake's New Album 'Scorpion' Is Finally Out! Download and Stream It Now

Drake's highly anticipated Scorpion is finally out!  The rapper's fifth studio album, as promised, arrived just before midnight on Apple Music and iTunes. With a total of 25 tracks, Drake's new record includes the previously-released hits "God's Plan", "I'm Upset," and "Nice For What" , and features a variety of guest artists like Ty Dolla $ign, Jay-Z, and Static...

Rihanna and Kanye West Among the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet

For its fourth annual roundup of the most influential people on the Internet, TIME evaluated contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news. Rihanna "When Rihanna speaks—or, more precisely, ‘grams—the world listens. In March 2018, she posted an Instagram story denouncing an ad that...

Ja Rule and Ashanti Will be Working On a Joint Album

Following the release of Jay-Z and Beyonce's joint album Everything Is Love, Ja Rule posted on IG “Iconnic… The Carters… New album is dope! Ashanti, I think we should do one of these joint albums haha.”     Iconnic... The Carters... New album is dope!!! @ashanti I think we should do one of these joint...

Drake's "Scorpion" Album Tracklist Released

Drake has revealed the 25-song tracklist for his upcoming album Scorpion (out June 29). The record includes the hit singles "God's Plan", "Nice For What", and "I'm Upset".  Check out the full tracklist below.

The Academy Invites New Members Including Tiffany Haddish, Daniel Kaluuya, Kendrick Lamar and Others

The Academy announced on Wednesday that it’s inviting 774 new members — a record-breaking number. Among the high-profile actors newly invited to the Academy are Donald Glover, Dwayne Johnson, Tiffany Haddish, Leslie Jones, and several “Black Panther” grads (Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, and Kendrick Lamar).  Directors invited to join the new class include “Moonlight” best-picture winner Barry Jenkins...

Cardi B and Offset Have Been Secretly Married!

It's official! Cardi B and Offset are married, and have been for the past 9 months! The Bodak Yellow rapper addressed the claims on Twitter and confirmed that the story was indeed true.  "There are so many moments that I share with the world and there are moments that I want to keep...

Netflix Celebrates Black Talent In New Promo

Netflix premiered a new advertisement during the 2018 BET Awards celebrating the black actors, directors, and creatives who are able to call the streaming giant their home. Directed by Lacey Duke, the promo is titled “A Great Day in Hollywood” and takes inspiration from the 1958 photo “A Great Day in Harlem.” The video...

QUEEN LATIFAH LAUNCHES NEW INITIATIVE FOR FEMALE DIRECTORS

Queen Latifah is launching The Queen Collective - a new initiative, which will fund works of female directors of color across TV, film and commercials. The collective will work with brands including HP and Smirnoff as well as companies such as United Talent Agency Marketing, Tribeca Studios,  and others to fund and...

2018 BET Awards Winners

The 2018 BET Awards took place Sunday at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, Kendrick Lamar taking home to most prizes, for best male hip hop artist and album of the year for “DAMN.” Beyonce was crowned the best female R&B/pop artist, and Cardi B won for best female hip hop artist. Migos went got the best...

Watch the 2018 BET Awards Performances (Video)

The 2018 BET Awards is underway! Check out the performances below from Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Daniel Caesar, Wale, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, YG, Migos, Jay Rock, Miguel, SIR and more! Listen closely or you might miss the message in @JColeNC's #BETAwards performance of 'Friends' with @DanielCaesar and @Wale! pic.twitter.com/NPmc0RFPxv — #BETAwards...

Third ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Movie Is In The Works

he heroes in a half shell are coming back for more pizza. Paramount is developing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie. Paramount has made two Ninja Turtles movies based on the 1980s cult comic by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The first movie, released in 2014, grossed $493 million worldwide, while 2016’s installment,...

'Aaliyah for MAC' makeup collection goes on sale

Fans of late R&B singer Aaliyah can now get makeup inspired by her. MAC has released a new line called Aaliyah for MAC, featuring colors in burgundies and deep reds, colors that Aaliyah frequently wore. The collection pays tribute to Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash 17 years ago. MAC called Aaliyah...

Netflix Fires PR Chief After Use of N-Word in Meeting

Netflix is letting go of its top communications spokesman. Jonathan Friedland, who's served as the streaming giant's chief communications officer for the past six years, is out at the company after "insensitive" remarks he made to his team. Sources say that Friedland used the N-word in a meeting with other Netflix...