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R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty & Is Denied Bond, Will ...

R. Kelly will remain in jail after pleading not guilty in court today. TMZ: Prosecutors argued against his release … saying he’s a danger to the community, especially to minor girls. They claim the risk of obstruction is real and ongoing, and also heightened by his fame and power. Prosecutors are also saying he has the “unique ability to influence and intimidate witnesses and victims, and that continues to this day.” They added an emphatic, “It’s who the defendant is,” ...
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The Game’s Music Royalties Seized To Pay Off $7 Million ...

The Game might want to find another way to earn income, because he won’t be making much from his music royalties anytime in the near future. A judge has ordered that his music royalties be used to pay off the $7 million judgment in his sexual assault case. The Blast: According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Los Angeles judge granted a motion brought by Priscilla Rainey, which will allow her to collect any money that comes in for ...
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What’s the Difference Between Love and Infatuation?

You’re three months into your new relationship, and things are going well. You’re constantly thinking of the other person, you’re happier than you’ve ever been, and you may even feel some signs of jealousy when they’re around other people. You know it hasn’t been that long, but you think you might be in love. Some people swear that they know if they’re in love from the first couple of dates, while others say that love only develops after time, and that the new relationship ...
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Africans Migrated from Continent Sooner Than We Thought, As 210,000-Year-Old ...

Early humans have been traveling across continents for longer than we thought, some 160,000 years longer in Europe’s case. A broken skull found in a cave in Greece suggests mankind’s African ancestors left the continent 210,000 years ago, according to the journal Nature, which released the findings Monday. Until now, the earliest evidence of Homo sapiens dated back only about 50,000 years on Europe and 180,000 years on Asia, the journal reported. Still, the new research doesn’t suggest that the ...
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It’s Happening: Diddy and MTV Announce ‘Making the Band’ Revival ...

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and MTV announced that the music competition series is slated to premiere in 2020. A global casting call begins today across all major social media platforms in the search for the next breakout superstar. Deadline: Making the Band first premiered on MTV in 2002 with Combs at the helm. The series quickly became a breakthrough concept in music and television that chronicled the real-life drama and intimate journeys of chart-topping musical acts Danity Kane, Day26, Da Band and ...
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RIP: Boxing legend Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker dead at 55

Pernell Whitaker, who forged a reputation as arguably the greatest defensive boxer who ever lived, died late Sunday in Virginia Beach, Virginia, when he was struck by a car while crossing a bridge. He was pronounced dead on the scene. He was 55. A gold-medal winner on the legendary 1984 U.S. Olympic team, Whitaker was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006, his first year of eligibility. He won world championships at lightweight, super lightweight, welterweight and ...
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Jay-Z Has Entered the Legal Weed Business

Jay-Z will join the California-based cannabis company Caliva as Chief Brand Strategist as part of a new multi-year partnership. The rapper will help the company with creative decisions, outreach efforts and strategy, though a big component of his role will focus on the social justice issues surrounding legalization. Specifically, Jay will work to improve the representation and participation of previously incarcerated people who are still being kept out of the legal weed business in large numbers. Per a statement, Jay-Z’s efforts in this ...
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Regina King Nabs Big-Screen Directorial Debut With Play Adaptation About ...

Regina King has already made her mark in Hollywood as an award-winning actress, and she’s also done it by directing episodes of “Insecure,” “Scandal” “Being Mary Jane” and other television shows. Now she’ll direct her first full-length feature on the big screen, which will be an adaptation of “One Night in Miami,” a play about Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown. It was written by Kemp Powers in 2013, who also penned the screenplay to the film. The fictional story surrounds a conversation between the iconic men ...
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Rapsody Praises Cardi B For Putting On For Females In ...

(AllHipHop News) Cardi B continues to prove why she’s the superstar she is. The rap star recently took the time to shout out some other big names in hip-hop — specifically the females.  She said in a seflie video, “Let me tell you about some rappers that be really f##king dope, that be rapping their asses off. I don’t feel like they get the recognition they deserve.” The “Bodak Yellow” then listed Tierra Whack, Rapsody, Kamaiyah, and CHIKA, whose name she ...
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RIP: Phil Freelon, Designer of National Museum of African American ...

The man who headed the design of the National Museum of African American History and Culturehas died at age 66. Phil Freelon’s death was announced by his family and posted on the website and Facebook page of the church he co-founded with his wife, jazz singer Nnenna Freelon, called Northstar Church of the Arts. “This morning Philip Goodwin Freelon joined the ancestors,” read the July 9 post. “Renowned architect, photographer, fisherman, husband and father of three, Phil and his wife Nnenna Freelon founded ...
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Feds Warn Alien Seekers Not To Try Their Luck At ...

More than half a million Facebook users have signed up to storm Area 51 to “see them aliens” at the Edwards Air Force base in southern Nevada that’s long been shrouded in mystery for those who believe it’s a holding site for otherworldly creatures.  It all may be a joke or a lark for many of the supposed UFO seekers ― but federal officials aren’t laughing. An event page called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” had garnered nearly ...
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Author Michael Eric Dyson’s New Book Will Focus on Jay-Z’s ...

Georgetown sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson isn’t just a fan of Jay-Z, he taught the course SOCI-124-01, also known as “Sociology of Hip-Hop — Urban Theodicy of Jay-Z.” And now he’s writing a book on him. It’s called “Jay-Z: Made In America,” and Dyson is explaining why it’ll be important for everyone to read. “This book is the fruit of a decade of teaching about one of the greatest poets this nation has produced,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “Jay-Z is not only a remarkable recording ...