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2017 BMI R&B Hip-Hop Awards

Another Awesome BMI R&B Hip-Hop Awards By Zahra Mcclendon BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Multi GRAMMY Award winning, singer and songwriter

Lionsgate Making 2 Live Crew Movie

RJ Cyler Eyed To Play Luther Campbell Lionsgate is in development on The Book Of Luke, a drama about Miami rap group 2 Live Crew and its leader Luther Campbell, whose parody of Roy Orbison’s “Oh Pretty Woman” was the center of a victorious Supreme Court case that paved the way for

‘The Carmichael Show’ tackled the n-word —

  By Bethonie Butler Lil Rel Howery, Amber Stevens West, David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine and Jerrod Carmichael in NBC’s “The Carmichael Show.” (Chris Haston/NBC) “The Carmichael Show” is known for confronting controversial topics, so it’s not surprising that the NBC sitcom would dedicate an episode to the

‘Dear White People’ Gets Renewed For Season 2

By Sonya Eskridge Netflix is bringing Dear White People back for another semester! Creator Justin Simien announced during an appearance at The Essence Festival that Dear White People has been renewed for Season 2, according to Entertainment Weekly. The show, which follows the interconnected lives of Black students at Winchester

Forest Whitaker Joins ‘Empire’

The Fox network says Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on “Empire” this fall. Whitaker will play “Uncle Eddie,” a charismatic music mogul who long ago gave an unknown Lucious Lyon (series star Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay. Now, decades later, Eddie

O.J. Simpson Freed After Eight Years In Prison

O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. A Nevada parole board decided Thursday that the 70-year-old former football, TV and movie star will be released in October after serving his minimum