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R&B Legend Ben E. King Dies at Age 76

Legendary soul singer Ben E. King, best known for his classic “Stand By Me,” died Thursday of natural causes. He was 76. King’s publicist confirmed the singer’s death to the Telegraph, though no other details were provided. According to his website King recorded 13 songs with the Drifters, including “There Goes …

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Viola Davis To Executive Produce And Star In HBO’s Harriet Tubman Telepic

In an article released Monday by Variety it was noted that Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis will play Harriet Tubman in an HBO Films and Amblin TV production. The untitled project will be based on the book Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero, which was written …

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Not Out of the Woods Yet

Cissy Houston, mother to the late Whitney Houston gave a health update on the condition of Bobbi Kristina Brown earlier this week. She states that although her granddaughter is out of a medically induced coma, she remains “unresponsive.” “I have just returned from visiting my granddaughter Bobbi Kristina in the hospital …

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Issa Rae: More Than an Awkward Black Girl

While surfing YouTube one evening I stumbled upon a web series with an interesting title. Having nothing else to do I decided to watch it. To my surprise I quickly became addicted and wanted more of this hilarious comedy. I just couldn’t get enough of “Awkward Black Girl“. This series …

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R&B Singer Percy Sledge Dies at 74

R&B singer Percy Sledge, whose biggest hit, “When a Man Loves a Woman,” became a cornerstone of soul music, died of natural causes in Baton Rouge Louisiana on Tuesday. He was 74. In a career that started in the 1960s, Sledge had a number of hits, including “Take Time to …

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