How Tyler Perry brought Black romantic comedies back from the dead

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Black romantic comedies are back! In many cases now they are making more money than white romantic comedies. Steve Harvey’s, Think like a man was 2012’s biggest of the genre, period, grossing $98 million in North America alone.  This successful return didn’t happen overnight or by accident, so who should get the full credit? In the 1990’s romantic comedies like The Best man with Taye

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Watch the new movie trailer for Idris Elba’s Nelson Mandela Bio pic

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New trailer released for the Idris Elba and Naomie Harris new film on the life of the legendary Nelson Mandela.  Watch the trailer below and read the movie description below. MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President

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Bob Marley’s grandson wreaks havoc, on the field

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The King of reggae Bob Marley may have left the world in 1981 but his legacy in music and his children continues. Now more recently his grandson Nico is the latest Marley to grab the spotlight but this time it’s not for music. Nico Marley is the superstar linebacker for Tulane University that is ripping college football fields all over; his teammates have nicknamed him

Category: sports

The top 10 richest black men in the world.

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There are more black billionaires in Africa than anywhere else on the planet; in fact the richest man on our inaugural list is Mohammed Al Amoudi from Ethiopia. With an estimated net worth at $10.4 billion US dollars, Mohammed Al Amoudi’s fortune  is approximately $8.2 billion US greater than the next man black man our list, South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe. Forbes magazine and others, estimate

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The US Republicants slowed job hiring in October.

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The private payroll processor ADP forecast 130,000 new private sector jobs were created in October the lowest in 6 months. Now many are pointing fingers at the Republicans and its depraved henchman Sen. Ted Cruz as the primary cause of the slow job growth. According to the Cnn money… “Private sector employers added just 130,000 jobs in October — their lowest level of job growth

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Can Sloane Stephens ever be greater than Serena Williams?

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Tennis star Sloane Stephens is currently ranked #12 in the world but the young woman is rising fast. She has a career win this year totaling $1.45 million US coupled with a career prize take of $2,091,000. Many are now wondering if she has what it takes to even match yet alone surpass tennis Goddess Serena Williams. Will she inherit the throne that Williams currently

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Hot models Eva Marcille and Selita Ebanks appears on Kevin Hart’s show

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Models Selita Ebanks and Eva Marcille appears on funny man, Kevin Hart’s hit mock reality show on BET television network, Real Husbands of Hollywood. The models appear in this fraudition” casting couch episode, Selita is the judge and Eva’s vying for a role as Kevin’s future girl.  Check out this link to the BET show for the full episode or check your local cable listings.

Category: entertainment

President Obama’s twitter feed hacked!

5 years ago by

Tweets that were supposed to be about immigration reform were hacked and links to 911 videos were inserted instead. A hacktivist group called Syrian Electronic Army took responsibility for the hack. According to the Cnn money… In a statement to CNNMoney, the hacktivist group known as the Syrian Electronic Army took responsibility for the hack, claiming to have broken into the president’s ShortSwitch account —

Category: politics

Warren Buffett approves of Obamacare

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Warren Buffett the third richest man on Earth supports Health reform in America and particularly the so called, “Obamacare” act championed by President Obama. The Billionaire acknowledged the rollout of the President Signature accomplishment thus far of his Presidency was not impressive. Buffett who’s long-term thinking has helped him amassed an incredible fortune says that in time the critics will appreciate the significance of the

Category: politics

President Obama’s approval ratings inches up

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President Obama’s job approval ratings are slight improving, according to Gallup polling organization. Right after his second term began the President daily approval ratings hovered above 55% . It went as low as 40 percent recently but now tracks about 45%. To put this in perspective President Clinton at the same point in his presidency was clocking a 58% job approval rating. Of Clinton didn’t

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Barney’s racial profilling allegations puts partner, Jay-z in moral dilemma

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Rapper Jay-z is being urged to pull out of business dealings with luxury retail chain, Barneys New York. This comes after two separate incidences involving black customers who accused the chain of blatant racial profiling. Jay-z is taking a very cautious tone in the blow up, that’s mainly come to light because of a online petition on petition.org by one of the alleged victims According

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Quincy Jones suing the Michael Jackson estate for $10 million in royalties

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Legendary music producer, Quincy Jones is suing the Michael Jackson estate for back royalties he claimed were unscrupulously kept from him, since the singer death. Much of these royalties, Jones argues, was made from material he co-wrote and produced on Michael’s earlier albums such as Thriller and Bad. According to the E! news… “..The 80-year-old music legend, who coproduced Michael Jackson‘s biggest albums, including Thriller, has

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Steve Mcqueen’s 12 years a slave a hit in only 123 theartres

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12 years a slave, movie director Steve McQueen’s latest work is showing in very limited release in Canadian and American cinemas but its gathering momentum for a larger role out next week. The movie studio and producers behind the film have deliberately slowly widening the theatre count over the past two weeks, picking up critical and financial success along the way. The film took in

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Billionaire creator of Patron liquor and Paul Mitchell hair care products thanks rappers

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John Paul DeJoria is the brains behind Paul Mitchell hair products and Patron Liquor empires. He had a sit down interview with a Forbes magazine writer a few months back, which was filled with inspiring thoughts for new entrepreneurs. However, in one of the most interesting portions of the interview John flat out thanked all rappers in a sincere moment, for making his products successful

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Kanye West honors Steve Mqueen at awards

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Kanye West surprised guests at an awards ceremony in Hollywood by showing up to present film director, Steve Mcqueen with an accolade. They were both at the Hollywood Film Awards, where Steve was presented with the Breakout Director Award (by West). Mcqueen’s being recognized for his work as director on for his films like 2012’s Shame and  12 years a slave. The two previously collaborated

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