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Celebrities
Saturday, 07 November 2009
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Bria Murphy In The Spotlight With Gucci Mane

Eddie & Nicole Murphy’s eldest daughter, Bria Murphy, is looking to get her shine on like her talented parents. The 19 year old part time catalog model is being featured in her first video, playing opposite Gucci Mane in his Benny Boom directed video for...

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Music
Saturday, 07 November 2009
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Hov & A.Keys Ready 'Empire State of Mind 2'

Word is one of the reasons Alicia Keys decided to push back her new album The Element of Freedom is because she wanted to spend more time working on “Empire State of Mind Part 2”. Yep, her duet with Jay-Z was so monumental that the...

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Editor's Corner
Friday, 06 November 2009
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'Precious' Raises Issues of Sexual Abuse

I have to admit to increasing anxiety tonight as I prepared for the screening room to darken. I was there to view the movie “Precious” and my stomach was in knots. What I had heard and read emphasized a dark, depressing sordid tale of incest,...

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Celebrities
Friday, 06 November 2009
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Black Male Celebrities in the Age of Obama

Ludacris “I always believed that anything was possible with hard work and preparation, but Obama is a tangible example of this. As a Black man in America who is very aware of our history in this country, President Obama’s election means a lot to me....

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Rumors
Friday, 06 November 2009
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Rihanna Gives Painful Details of Assault

Nine months after she was assaulted by Chris Brown, Rihanna finally opens up about the night that left her bruised and bloody. “This happened to me. … It can happen to anyone,” the singer, 21, tells Diane Sawyer in an interview airing Thursday on Good...

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Top Stories
Friday, 06 November 2009
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Trey Songz & Toni Braxton Soul Train Lip Lock + Toni Braxton Divorce

Trey Songz & the very married Toni Braxton Lock lips during the Soul Train Music Awards performance…Thoughts? JUST IN: ESSENCE.com has learned that superstar singer Toni Braxton is separated from her husband Keri Lewis, formerly of Mint Condition, after 8...

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WTF of the Week
Friday, 06 November 2009
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Soldier Opens Fire on Texas Military Base, 12 Killed

Twelve people have been killed, and thirty-one injured, after a solider went on a shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas. The shooting took place today (November 5) at the military base. One of the dead is the gunman, 39-year-old Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. According to...

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Reviews
Friday, 06 November 2009
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Movie Review: Precious

Claireece Jones, the Harlem teenager at the center of “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” lives in a world of specific and overwhelming horror. She goes by her middle name, Precious, which seems like a cruel taunt, since nearly everyone around...

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Fashion
Friday, 06 November 2009
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How To Rock All Black Everything Like Jay-Z

1. PERSOL ORIGINAL KEYHOLE BRIDGE Asos – $338 2. PLAY CLOTHS DIGI JACK 691-4203 Play Cloths, $35 3. AIR JORDAN III Fight Club, $260 4. MARC JACOBS TECHNO FABRIC The Corner, $635 5. DAVID YURMAN SPIRITUAL ONYX David Yurman, $525 6. STAPLE DESIGN STAPLETON 1975...

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Celebrities
Friday, 06 November 2009
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Gabrielle Union Blogs About Being Raped

So as I’m on the way to shoot Chelsea Lately…I’m sad more than anything. After googling the gang rape story in Richmond and reading comments on blogs, it just leaves me sickened and really sad. The fact that race and socio-economics have been used to...