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Usher’s Son Nearly Drowns in Swimming Pool; Ex-Wife Files for Emergency Custody

R&B singer Usher’s son nearly drowned after his arm became stuck in a swimming pool’s drain. And Usher’s estranged ex-wife, Tameka Foster, has reportedly filed emergency custody in the wake of the incident.

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T.I. Says If Trayvon Was His Son George Zimmerman Would Be Dead

According to rapper T.I., if Trayvon Martin had been his son George Zimmerman would be dead: “My hat goes off to the Martin family, because if it was me and my child, there wouldn’t have been no trial. I’d have been on trial. It would’ve been the trial of the father who killed the man who killed [his child].”

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Rick Ross Samples Rachel Jeantel in New Song

Rick Ross’ latest song expresses his outrage over the George Zimmerman verdict – even sampling Rachel Jeantel’s testimony.

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Harry Belafonte Talks Celebrity Activism; Wants a Sit-Down w/ Beyonce and Jay Z

Harry Belafonte has both clarified his comments about and extended an olive branch to Beyonce and Jay Z. This, of course, is in response to Jay Z’s remarks about Belafonte’s claim that he and wife Beyonce aren’t socially active and responsible enough. In an interview with MSNBC, Belafonte talked about the wasted power of black […]

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Chaka Khan Joins Boycott of Florida

In a recent interview with Chaka Khan, the soul legend announced her intentions to boycott Florida in protest of the state’s Stand Your Ground laws.

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Jay Z Responds to Criticism from Harry Belafonte: ‘My presence is charity, just because of who I am’

Remember when Harry Belafonte went in on young black celebrities like Jay “no hyphen” Z and Beyonce on their lack of political activism? Well, Jay has finally responded: “Yeah I’m offended by that because first of all…this is going to sound arrogant…but my presence is charity, just because of who I am.”

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Kanye West and Rhymefest Team Up for Free Music Writing Program for Chicago Youth

Chicago’s own Rhymefest and Kanye West are using their skills and resources to bring a free music writing program to youth on the South Side of Chicago.

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WATCH: Trailer for VH1′s ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story’

Vh1 has finally released an official trailer for their upcoming biopic on legendary 90′s girl group TLC.

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Black Former Contestants Sue American Idol over Racism for $25 Million a Piece

Ten black former contestants of American Idol are suing the show for $25 million. They allege that American Idol produces targeted the contestants because of their race, and then illegally dug up their criminal records in order to expose and disgrace them on national television.

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Lauryn Hill Pens Letter from Jail

Lauryn Hill has penned a letter to her fans from behind bars: “Although it has taken some adjustment, I cannot deny the favor I have encountered while in here, and general warm reception from a community of people who despite their circumstances, have found unique ways to make the best of them.”

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