Dr. Dre Announces New Album For Release This Week

by Sameer Rao on Aug 3, 2015 4:39PM

"Compton: A Soundtrack" will be released this Friday.

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New W Magazine Pictorial Exclusively Features Black Models With Natural Hair

by Sameer Rao on Aug 3, 2015 2:29PM

A new photospread exclusively featuring black models is prominently featured in the August issue of W magazine. 

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Hannibal Buress Revokes Hulk Hogan's 'Brother' Card

by Sameer Rao on Jul 31, 2015 2:51PM

The comedian addressed Hulk Hogan's racist remarks and officially revoked his right to say the word "brother." 

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Univisión's 'Sesame Amigos' Premieres Tomorrow

by Sameer Rao on Jul 31, 2015 12:53PM

The new Spanish-language show will feature Elmo, Cookie Monster, Rosita and new friends alongside appearances from Diego Luna, Aislinn Derbez and others. 

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Baltimore Police Didn't Allow Rihanna Permit for Free Concert, Walking with Protestors

by on Jul 30, 2015 1:49PM

The superstar wanted to hold a free concert and join protesters in the wake of the protests after Freddie Gray's murder, but was not allowed to, according to recently-surfaced internal police memos. 

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#TBT: Spike Lee's 'She Hate Me' Came Out Today in 2004

by Sameer Rao on Jul 30, 2015 12:45PM

The unconventional comedy-drama may be one of Spike Lee's least-heralded films, but it's an important entry in the prolific filmmaker's canon. 

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ICYMI: Movement for Black Lives Protestors Chanted Kendrick Lamar's 'Alright' During Sunday Protest

by Sameer Rao on Jul 30, 2015 11:54AM

The rapper's latest single became a rallying cry in Cleveland this weekend. 

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Five Powerful BlackStar Film Festival Documentaries to Look Out For

by Sameer Rao on Jul 30, 2015 10:55AM

Philadelphia's BlackStar Film Festival—known as "the black Sundance"—begins today. Here are five documentaries featured in this year's fest that are worth your full attention.  

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Chief Keef Running For Mayor of Chicago

by Sameer Rao on Jul 29, 2015 12:25PM

State violence—that's that s**t he don't like! 

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Jar Jar Binks Actor Talks Vitriol Toward His 'Star Wars' Character

by Sameer Rao on Jul 28, 2015 5:18PM

Ahmed Best, the man behind the infamous "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" character Jar Jar Binks, talked with Vice about his reviled character and upcoming series "2 Black Dudes." 

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