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Chris Brown Says He Lost His Virginity at Eight Years Old

Chris Brown Says He Lost His Virginity at Eight Years Old

by Jamilah King on October 7 2013, 10:34AM

“It’s different in the country,” Brown told The Guardian.

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Lauryn Hill Marks Release From Prison With New Track 'Consumerism'

Lauryn Hill Marks Release From Prison With New Track ‘Consumerism’

by Jamilah King on October 4 2013, 11:41AM

The former Fugees singer is back to making music.

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Watch Angel Haze's 'Echelon (It's My Way)' And Hop on the Bandwagon

Watch Angel Haze’s ‘Echelon (It’s My Way)’ And Hop on the Bandwagon

by Jamilah King on October 3 2013, 2:18PM

She’s arguably one of the best new rappers out these days.

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Big Freedia's 'Queen of Bounce' Debuts on Fuse TV

Big Freedia’s ‘Queen of Bounce’ Debuts on Fuse TV

by Jamilah King on October 3 2013, 1:25PM

Now you can get your weekly dose of the country’s most talented twerker.

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Cleveland's Loss in MLB Playoff Game Made Worse By Fans' Redface

Cleveland’s Loss in MLB Playoff Game Made Worse By Fans’ Redface

by Jamilah King on October 3 2013, 10:04AM

The Cleveland Indians lost to the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League wild-card game Wednesday night. But that’s not the worst part.

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Join Issa Rae's Black Twitter Party

Join Issa Rae’s Black Twitter Party

by Jamilah King on October 3 2013, 9:54AM

Because Twitter is ridiculous, but we love it anyway.

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Because You Know You Can't Wait for Tonight's Premier of 'Scandal'

Because You Know You Can’t Wait for Tonight’s Premier of ‘Scandal’

by Jamilah King on October 3 2013, 9:50AM

Here’s a sneak peek at the show’s third season.

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Ten Years After 'Chappelle's Show,' A Writer Looks Back

Ten Years After ‘Chappelle’s Show,’ A Writer Looks Back

by Jamilah King on October 2 2013, 12:25PM

Essayist Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah writes about what the comic means to the discussion of race in America.

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Amplifying Women in the Recording Industry

Amplifying Women in the Recording Industry

by Jamilah King on October 2 2013, 7:00AM

Ebonie Smith wants to bring music technology to the masses of women who are in the minority of the recording industry. And she’s not alone.

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Watch the Ohio State Football Team Hug Anchor After Daughter's Death

Watch the Ohio State Football Team Hug Anchor After Daughter’s Death

by Jamilah King on October 1 2013, 11:36AM

 It’s not often that you see this type of camaraderie in Big Time college football.

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Jennifer Hudson Channels Olivia Pope in Health Care 'Scandal' Spoof

Jennifer Hudson Channels Olivia Pope in Health Care ‘Scandal’ Spoof

by Jamilah King on October 1 2013, 8:59AM

The singer has a new role to play. But don’t call her a “fixer.”

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NBA Player Learns How to Swim With Kids at Boys and Girls Club

NBA Player Learns How to Swim With Kids at Boys and Girls Club

by Jamilah King on October 1 2013, 8:46AM

Brandon Bass, 28, is conquering his fear of the water.

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Janelle Monáe: 'Love Has No Sexual Orientation'

Janelle Monáe: ‘Love Has No Sexual Orientation’

by Jamilah King on September 30 2013, 11:50AM

The singer had a little love for all the haters out there.

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Rah Digga Raises Nearly $5k for Newark Community Dance Center

Rah Digga Raises Nearly $5k for Newark Community Dance Center

by Jamilah King on September 30 2013, 11:35AM

The rapper wants to create jobs for people in her hometown.

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Read Chef Roy Choi's 'Lost' Chapter on Food, Growing Up in Immigrant LA

Read Chef Roy Choi’s ‘Lost’ Chapter on Food, Growing Up in Immigrant LA

by Jamilah King on September 30 2013, 11:17AM

Here’s what you won’t see in the popular chef’s new biography ‘L.A. Son.’

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MC Lyte and Kendrick Lamar Shine at This Year's BET Hip-Hop Awards

MC Lyte and Kendrick Lamar Shine at This Year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards

by Jamilah King on September 30 2013, 10:41AM

This year’s annual BET Hip-Hop Awards ceremony in Atlanta was a celebration of old and new trendsetters in the industry.

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Maya Angelou to be Awarded Mailer Lifetime Acheivement Award

Maya Angelou to be Awarded Mailer Lifetime Acheivement Award

by Von Diaz on September 30 2013, 10:13AM

Angelou was also awarded an honorary National Book Award earlier this month, making this her second major literary prize of the year.

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Issa Rae's New Web Series Draws Criticism For Christian Rap Song

Issa Rae’s New Web Series Draws Criticism For Christian Rap Song

by Jamilah King on September 27 2013, 8:06AM

Not everyone is a fan of Issa Rae’s latest parody.

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Tupac's Mom Sues for More than $1 Million in Royalties

Tupac’s Mom Sues for More than $1 Million in Royalties

by Jamilah King on September 27 2013, 7:38AM

The suit alleges that the defendants didn’t pay royalties for more than four years and refused to return the masters of unreleased recordings.

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Your Favorite Childhood Cartoons Grew Up and Got Radical

Your Favorite Childhood Cartoons Grew Up and Got Radical

by Jamilah King on September 25 2013, 9:26AM

Daria, Lisa Simpson, and Dora the Explorer went and became activists just like you.

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