From CNN, Saint Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch on Monday (March 13th) criticized the portrayal of store surveillance footage in a new documentary about the 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, charging that it is heavily-edited and distorts what happened at the store several hours before Brown was killed. He alleged […]

Trey Songz will be starring in a new love-search reality show on VH1 called, Tremaine the Playboy. According to Rap-Up, Trey will be looking for love as “Tremaine the Playboy” as a number of women try to seek his attention. In the trailer, Trey says, “I’m here looking for love. Hopefully I find the love […]

Tyler Perry, who built his career on creating movies for African-American audiences, is now under fire for his upcoming TLC series, which stars mostly white actors. “That’s totally reverse racism because it was coming from African-American people,” Perry said in a new interview with the Associated Press. “I don’t know if it was because they thought […]

NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records have announced two new albums from the Prince, slated to feature music from his famed vault. One of those is Prince 4Ever, a greatest hits collection due to arrive Nov. 22nd. It will feature 40 of Prince’s hits, including “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Kiss,” “Little Red Corvette,” […]

TBS announced on Monday that it’s picked up 10 episodes of a new comedy series starring Tracy Morgan and produced by Jordan Peele. Morgan will play a character who has just been released from prison after serving 15 years, and returns to his freshly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood surprised by all the change in the world. […]

New Music

JOE is back! The R&B veteran has returned with a brand new single, “So I Can Have You Back” and accompanying music video. Heartbroken and searching for a way to recapture the love of the girl that got away, Joe sits alone in a steak restaurant and at the piano, belting out the emotional piano […]

A number of celebrities are preparing to put on their dancing shoes for season 23 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars. Among them are” Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and two U.S. Olympians who just returned from Rio. Swimmer Ryan Lochte [[ LOCK-tee ]] and gymnast Laurie Hernandez are part of the new cast. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry […]

Mary J. Blige’s A&R, Eddie Fourcell said that she will be releasing a new album this summer. According to, Fourcell also teased, “I think this is gonna be the first time that the world sees a Mary J. Blige and Kanye West [collaboration].”  The album is expected to drop in either August or September. That would be cool. […]

Eddie Murphy is a father for the ninth time. His girlfriend Paige Butcher gave birth to daughter Izzy Oona Murphy on Tuesday (May 3rd.) His rep confirmed the birth and said both mother and daughter are doing well. Eddie is also dad to 26-year-old Eric, 25-year-old Christian, 25-year-old Bria, 22-year-old Myles, 21-year-old Shayne, 15-year-old Zola, […]

Idris Elba has signed on to star in a new Showtime mini-series called Guerrilla. The project takes place in the UK in the 1970s during the country’s Black Power movement. It was created by American Crime’s John Ridley.

MHP got a new gig!!  According to CNN Money, Two months after a public dispute and departure from MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry is joining as an editor at large. Harris-Perry will write columns, host videos and conduct interviews for the web site, beginning later this week. Elle is the first of several new media homes […]

Brandy has released a visual for her new single “Beggin & Pleadin.” Directed by Mike Ho, the clip takes us back to the roaring 20s and features a special appearance from Brandy’s brother, Ray J. Earlier this month, Brandy performed “Beggin & Pleadin” for the first time on television at BET’s Black Girls Rock!  And […]