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Leon Bennett/WireImageHosea Chanchez has a bone to pick with his fellow celebrities. In a series of tweets over the weekend, The Game star called out “black celebrities, restaurant, club, hookah and strip club owners” for their lack of responsibility during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Wake the [heck] up!,” Chanchez wrote. “Stop leading your people to the slaughter at the hands of this […]

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesHoward University alumna Kamala Harris was officially introduced as the 49th Vice President of the United States on Wednesday morning at her alma mater in Washington, D.C., as the school bell rang 49 times to honor the historic moment. Harris is the first woman Vice President and the first person of Black and South Asian descent to hold this office after she […]

Marvel StudiosAs part of Variety‘s ongoing “Actors on Actors” series, Oscar-nominated Get Out star Daniel Kaluuyasat down — virtually — with his fellow Marvel movie star Tom Holland and discussed the cultural impact Black Panther had.  Brit actor Kaluuya played W’Kabi, the friend who betrays the peaceful ideals of the late Chadwick Boseman‘s T’Challa, after Michael B. Jordan‘s Killmonger appears to take the Wakandan throne. Spider-Man star Holland asks, […]

Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesKodak Black and Lil Wayne are among the people Donald Trump pardoned on his last day in office late Tuesday evening. Fans on social media are excited about the possibility of Kodak’s early release from federal prison. Last March, the rapper, born Bill Kahan Kapri, pled guilty to a firearms possession charge after being detained at the Canadian-American border in April 2019.   In […]

Courtesy of STARZ; DaVinchi photo is Courtesy of PantheonDemetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr., the son of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory, has been tapped to star in 50 Cent‘s Black Mafia Family, a series that centers on Flenory’s life. Starz announced on Wednesday that Flenory Jr. will make his acting debut by playing his father, Big […]

Courtesy of STARZ50 Cent has enlisted some major talent for his upcoming Starz Original series, Black Mafia Family. Starz announced Thursday that the show — which is inspired by the real Black Mafia Family, a powerful drug trafficking organization that had ties to hip-hop — has added Russell Hornsby and Steve Harrisas series regulars. Arkeisha Knight, better known as Kash Dall, has […]

Rachel Murray/Getty Images for L’Oréal Paris Viola Davis plays the titular character in the upcoming Netflix film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and Davis described her process for getting into character as the legendary blues singer in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. Few photos exist of Rainey, dubbed the Mother of the Blues, but Davis attempted to capture her […]

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic“Happy” singer Pharrell Williams is helping more Black and Latinx entrepreneurs succeed thanks to his new non-profit initiative, Black Ambition, which he launched Wednesday. “Black Ambition’s vision is a future where ideas flourish, ruinous risk is alleviated and Black and LatinX entrepreneurs are positioned to transform the American landscape,” the organization states.   Speaking with Variety, Pharrell explained what inspired him to […]

Chance DavisKeKe Palmer gave us with Black girl magic meets queendom for the cover of Basic magazine’s 15th anniversary issue. On Tuesday, the multi-hyphenated singer, actress and TV host shared three alluring photos of herself on Instagram, dressed in florescent pink, glittering gold and sporting a stunning winged eyeliner makeup look.  “If this basic, I’m here for it,” Palmer captioned the post. […]

Steven Ferdman/Getty ImagesSorry to burst anyone’s bubble, but Rihanna won’t be starring in the upcoming Black Panther sequel. E! refuted the rumors that started swirling on Monday and confirmed that the “Umbrella” singer will not be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The publication noted that, while there was good cause to believe that the nine-time […]