Tyrese and his wife, Samantha Gibson, have welcomed their first daughter together, Soraya Lee Gibson. Tyrese announced the birth of his new baby girl on Instagram, Saying, “Father God we love you for delivering on your promise princess Soraya Lee Gibson is here…… 8 pounds 6 Oz our lives just changed forever……. #PrincessGibson #ShaylasLittleSister #SamanthaGibsonGreatestMotherOfAllTime my wife is the […]


Snoop Dogg has announced that he will be releasing his first cookbook, From Crook to Cook. According to Rap-Up, Chronicle Books reports that the 192-page book will offer “snacks to satisfy those munchies.” The book will also include “epic stories and behind-the-scenes photos that brings this masterpiece to life.” Snoop said in a statement to The Guardian, “You know it’s blazin’ […]


Timeless songs like I Wanna Be Down, The Boy Is Mine, Have You Ever, and so many more beloved Brandy jams, will forever be on our playlists. Brandy, who has been dubbed the “vocal bible,” has a classic catalog that served as the soundtrack to our 90s existence. It’s no wonder she reportedly became the first 90s artist to […]

Saw this and needed to share it with you.  The first death has been reported from the national E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, with the fatality taking place in California. In an update yesterday (May 2nd), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 121 people had gotten sick in 25 states, […]


In the first ever Instagram Live from the International Space Station [ISS], Will Smith will virtually join NASA astronaut Drew Feustel for a discussion about space, music and more. Tune into National Geographic’s Instagram Live today (April 12), at 11:45 AM EST, to watch NASA’s Expedition 55 Flight Engineer Feustel chat from the ISS with Smith, who […]

Eric B and Rakim have announced their first tour in 25 years : The duo will be embarking on a 17-date trek, which kicks off in April. The tour will start in Boston, and will make stops in NYC, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston and San Diego, before wrapping up in San Francisco on May 3rd.


While first-responders are busy in the relief efforts of the Harvey flood event, some local eateries are doing their part to make sure they are also well fed. Goode Company Barbeque restaurants (Kirby Drive, Katy Freeway, Northwest Freeway) are offering free meals to first responders for the foreseeable future (dine in and take out). Goode Co. […]

Camille Cosby accompanied her husband Bill Cosby in court for the first time during the trial. Meanwhile, Cosby declined to testify in his criminal indecent assault trial and his defense rested after calling just one repeat witness for further questioning. In a sworn statement without the jury present, Cosby stated that he did not plan […]

Xscape will reunite for their first full-length live show in over 15 years at the 2017 Essence Festival on July 2nd at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. “We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the return of Xscape than in New Orleans with our fans at the world famous, Essence Festival,” the […]

Solange has landed her first Grammy nomination!  Solo is up for Best R&B Performance for her song “Cranes In The Sky” off of her album A Seat At the Table. Congrats, Solo!!  We love you!!


According to The Houston Chronicle, Texas reported its first likely locally-transmitted case of the Zika virus yesterday (November 28th), with someone infected from a mosquito bite within the state. Florida had previously been the only U.S. state with locally-transmitted cases of the mosquito-borne disease. Health officials say that the woman who was infected in Texas […]

Tika Sumpter and her boyfriend, actor Nicholas James, have welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Ella Lorenon October 8th. She didn’t share any deets about the birth, but posted this via Twitter, “Dear Mom’s, dad’s and caretakers. I’m slow clapping for each and every one of you. It ain’t no joke.” Congrats to them!