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‘Smoking Gun’ Email Revealed in Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Suit

A potentially damning email will serve as the core of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson’s mother and children. It suggests that Jackson’s personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray was pressured into getting Jackson to rehearse in spite of health concerns.

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar Specifically Requested Dark-Skinned Model for New Music Video

Kendrick Lamar says he specifically wanted a dark-skinned young woman to play the female lead in his latest music video “Poetic Justice,” explaining that there should be balance in portrayals of blackness and beauty in the media.

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Zoe Saldana Responds to Nina Simone Controversy

Zoe Saldana responds to Nina Simone film controversy: “I’m doing it for my sisters and my brothers and I don’t care who tells me I’m not this or I’m not that. I know who I am and I know what Nina Simone means to me.”

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Emmett Till’s Family Write Open Letter to Lil Wayne

The family of the late Emmett Till have penned an open letter to Lil Wayne, challenging the Young Money emcee to address the controversy surrounding the lyrics, and imploring him to help educate others on the story of Emmett Till. Do you think Wayne should respond? Will he?

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Happy Birthday Nina Simone!

An endlessly fascinating vocalist and a fierce activist, Nina Simone changed the face of American popular music. No singer was more fearless with their delivery, arrangements, style, and subject matter. A true maverick. Check out her classic “Four Women” at BlackYouthProject.com

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Epic Records Responds to Lil Wayne Controversy, Will Pull Offensive Emmett Till Line

Epic Records has announced they will be going to “great efforts” to pull a leaked song that features a Lil Wayne lyric that references Emmett Till. Are you satisfied with Epic’s response? Should Lil Wayne address the outcry over these lyrics?

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Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation Asks Lil Wayne to Remove Reference to Emmett Till from New Song

Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation has requested that Lil Wayne remove Emmett Till’s name from his verse on Future’s “Karate Chop.” Gordon-Taylor calls Wayne’s use of Till’s name “disappointing, dishonorable, and outright disrespectful to our family.”

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One Year Later, Remembering Whitney Houston

One year ago, the incomparable Whitney Houston passed away. Without question, among the finest vocalists ever. Her talent was undeniable, and she is still beloved and missed by fans across the globe. Rest in peace, Whitney.

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Happy Birthday to the Legendary Bob Marley!

Today would have been legendary singer-songwriter Bob Marley’s 68th birthday. Marley’s musical and political legacy continues to inspire people of all races across the globe. Thoughts on the incredible legacy of Bob Marley? What’s your favorite Marley track?

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Shawty Lo Wants You to Sign A Petition to Get ‘All My Babies Mommas’ Back On The Air

After public outcry, the Oxygen network announced they were canceling Shawty Lo’s “All My Babies Mommas.” Well, Shawty Lo is none too please. And he’s launched a petition of his own, calling on Oxygen to air the controversial show. Should “All My Babies Mommas” be allowed to air on television?

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