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Mo’Nique now says Lee Daniels ‘blackballed’ her, not Hollywood

Academy Award-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique now believes that it was critically-acclaimed director Lee Daniels who “blackballed” her, including snatching away the role of Cookie in the monster hit “Empire” and giving it to Taraji P. 410 more words

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Dr. Chandra Gill Talks ‘Black Genes-Black Genius’ [VIDEO]

Dr. Chandra Gilleducator, author, founder and CEO of Blackademically Speaking®,oined “NewsOne Now” guest host Armstrong Williams to discuss her new book, “Black Genes-Black Genius… 443 more words

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‘Beyond the Lights’ Director Dishes On DVD Release, Opposition From Hollywood [VIDEO]

The critically acclaimed movie “Beyond The Lights” is now out on DVD/Blue Ray. On Monday, the film’s director, Gina Prince-Bythewood, joined “NewsOne Now” guest host  643 more words

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Cuba Gooding takes legal action to protect HBCU schools Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman

Cuba Gooding, Sr., long-time lead vocalist of the Grammy-nominated R&B ensemble, The Main Ingredient, and Father of Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr., thought it was a great idea to hold two benefit concerts in Orlando late last year during the annual Florida Classic Weekend – a historic and annual college football game between Bethune-Cookman University and Florida A&M University – to raise needed money for the two historically black colleges. 327 more words

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‘RHOA’s’ Cynthia Bailey, Claudia Jordan, Demetria McKinney party at CIAA Tournament

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas lit up the highly popular CIAA Tournament at their new sports bar and lounge, Sports One Bar in Charlotte. 37 more words

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Celebrity Obsessions

Why do people obsess over celebrities? This is a question I’ve actually sat here and wondered for a long time. I’ve met several UFC fighters for example and have never felt the need to just freak out over seeing them. 417 more words