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Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesLetitia Wright had some pretty big shoes to fill in the new feature Mangrove from Steve McQueen‘s anthology film series Small Axe. The film, which follows the Mangrove Nine — a group Black British activists who were arrested and tried for inciting a riot at a protest against police — stars Wright as Altheia Jones-LeCointe, the leader […]

Huxley WorldMegan Thee Stallion‘s debut album is finally here! At midnight on Friday, the Houston native dropped Good News, her first official album after a trio of EP’s — Make It Hot, Tina Snow, and Suga.  The long awaited album kicks off with “Shots Fired,” a track that seems to be a response to Tory Lanez, who Megan said shot her in […]

Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesIt remains unknown what caused the death of Bobby Brown Jr., the 28-year-old son of Bobby Brown.  However, some family members have spoken with TMZ and claim the aspiring singer was feeling ill. Bobby Brown also released a statement to TMZ, pleading for everyone to “please keep my family in your prayers at this time.” “Losing my son […]

Ivan GuajardoDeborah Cox will receive the Entertainer Icon Awards at the 2020 Black Music Honors ceremony. The established R&B singer says she feels “honored” to be celebrated for her music contributions over the last two decades.  “I feel even more honored and moved by the gesture and by the recognition, especially at this time,” Cox tells ABC Audio. “This time…I’ve […]

JD BarnesGospel singer Tasha Cobbs-Leonard teamed up with R&B star Ciara for Tasha’s latest single, “In Spite of Me.” Cobbs-Leonard recalls the moment she mentioned to her husband and producer Kenneth Leonard and songwriter Dontae Bowe that she needed a “pop-ish kind of guitar” song to showcase the guitar skills she began learning two years ago.  “I said to [Bowe], ‘I need like a pop kind of song […]

David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty ImagesAva DuVernay has landed her first television series at HBO Max. According to Variety, Warner Bros. Television has ordered DMZ, a four-part limited drama series from DuVernay and Westworld writer Roberto Patino.  Headlined by Rosario Dawson, DMZ is based on the DC comic series of the same name, which is “set in the near-future when America is embroiled in a […]

Steve WestKiller Mike, rapper, activist, and one half of the hip hop duo Run The Jewels, is planning a massive Thanksgiving drive-thru-giveaway, courtesy of Atlanta’s legendary Bankhead Seafood restaurant and food truck. To address unmet needs in the spirit of giving, the event will serve as a partnership with Mike’s Greenwood digital banking initiative, its co-founder Ryan Glover, as well […]

Derek BlanksR&B singers Brandy and Summer Walker are set to perform for the Pandora LIVE Sounds of Soul event next month.  “So excited to announce a special #PandoraLIVE event on December 1, hosted by @pandora!” wrote Brandy on Instagram. “Join @summerwalker & I for a magical night of performances, interviews, and more.” Pandora LIVE Sounds of Soul highlights top artists from all music genres, […]

Marcelo CantuThis Thursday, Megan Thee Stallion will premiere a brand new music video from her upcoming debut album, Good News. The video will be shared after Megan’s appearance on YouTube Originals’ weekly series, Released, which follows today’s biggest artists and other music highlights throughout the week, leading up to an exclusive video premiere. Fans will also have access to behind-the-scenes clips and secrets […]

Prince Williams/WireimageLil Baby has won the award for Artist of the Year at the second annual Apple Music Awards thanks to his monumental sophomore album, My Turn.  This year, Lil Baby positioned himself as an authoritative voice in the music industry after releasing his moving protest anthem, “The Bigger Picture” in June, which was hand-selected by the streaming service’s global editorial […]