Issa Rae's 'Butter + Brown' Web Series Finds Home On Magic Johnson's Aspire TV


Looks like Issa Rae is winning again! The actress, creator of Insecure is seeing more life from one of her popular web series Butter + Brown. Yesterday, Aspire TV announced that it would air Issa Rae's culinary web series on the network at the beginning of October.

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Beyonce Pledges To Help As Many Hurricane Harvey Victims As Possible


Grammy-Award winning artist and Houston, Texas native is using her platform to help victims affected by Hurricane Harvey. The singer issued an exclusive statement with the Houston Chron about her plans.

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Joel Osteen Opens Up Houston Church As Shelter After Social Media Criticism


After much criticism on social media, Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church has opened its 16,800-seat Houston mega church as a shelter to those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Controversy began on Sunday evening when a post circulated on Twitter after Joel Osteen began tweeting Bible verses and words of encouragement rather than opening up the church as a shelter.

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50 Breathtaking Portraits From Afropunk 2017

Photo: Mike Orie/Curly Nikki

Over the weekend, CurlyNikki.com was live from Afropunk Fest. While this year featured one of the most impressive lineups to date, there was something else that stole the show at the Brooklyn festival. The fashion!

Check out some of our favorite images from Afropunk below. All photos by Mike Orie for CurlyNikki.com

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Girls Trip Producer Will Packer Speaks On Possible Sequel: "We're Definitely Talking About It"


After completely shattering the box offices opening weekend, Girls Trip continue to raise the bar, exceeding any expectations set for the film. To date, the film starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith and the hilarious Tiffany Haddish, has exceeded over $114 million in revenue. Not bad for a film with a $19 million budget.

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While on a tour of Washington D.C., two white New Jersey high school students decided to pay a visit to Howard University's campus to have lunch. The problem is, they decided to show up on an historically Black campus wearing 'Make America Great Again' hats.

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Master P Announced Owner of New Orleans Gators Basketball Franchise


If you've ever wondered what Master P aka Percy has been up to, well here's an update. The New Orleans native was announced yesterday as the owner of the New Orleans Gators.

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Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million Of Concert Revenue To Flint Water Crisis


During his concert over the weekend in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Bruno Mars announced that he was donating $1 million to support victims affected nearby by the Flint Water Crisis.

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Dave Chapelle Finally Meets Dylan From 'Making The Band'


You're not a true Dave Chapelle fan if you're not familiar with his famous Making The Band skit, where he imitates hip hop artist Dylan.

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'Insecure' Renewed For Season 3 On HBO


Looks like we'll be seeing more of Tasha and Lawrence!

HBO has officially renewed Issa Rae's Insecure for season-three.

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'Get Out' Is Now Officially The Most Profitable Film of 2017


Jordan Peele's "Get Out" has officially become the most profitable film of 2017. The film, released on February 24, 2017 is making record-breaking numbers.

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OWN to Air New Docu-Series 'Black Love' With Tia Mowry, Meagan Good and Viola Davis

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Oprah Winfrey has enlisted filmmakers Tommy Oliver and Codie Elaine Oliver (The Perfect Guy) to produce a new show called Black Love. Black Love will feature the lives and relationships of Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin; Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict; Viola Davis and Julius Tennon; Erica Campbell and Warryn Campbell; among many other additional couples.

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Trump Bans Transgender Community From Serving In The Military


Early this morning, Trump released a series of tweets banning the transgender community from serving in the military. The series of three tweets read as following:

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After being accused in an alleged sex cult, singer R. Kelly has hired attorney, Monique Pressley according to sources revealed exclusively to DailyMail.

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'Girls Trip' Brings In Over $30 Million In Opening Weekend


The numbers are in for #GirlsTrip and they're impressive! The comedy starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith brought in $30.4 million in its opening weekend. This figure makes the film the largest opening of any live-action comedy this year.

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Michael Vick Says That The NFL Is Put Off By Colin Kaepernick's Hair


It's no secret that Colin Kaepernick still doesn't have a job in the NFL. Some would say that it has a lot to do with his protests during the National Anthem, while others would suggest it has to do with his inconsistent playing on the field. But if you ask Michael Vick, he'd suggest that it has to do with Colin Kaepernick's hair and image.

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5 Events For Black Professionals Attending Essence Fest 2017

Photo Courtesy of Nappi Hour

Last year, over 450,000 attendees showed up for Essence Fest in New Orleans. This weekend, Essence Magazine returns to New Orleans for the 22nd annual Essence Festival. While many attendees are there for the concerts, each year, tens of thousands of young Black professionals peruse the city and attend local events. Below we've put together a list of must attend events for Black Professionals headed to Essence Fest 2017. Check out the list and let us know if you're coming.

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Nappi Hour Is Headed to New Orleans for Essence Fest

Photo by Nicci Briann/AFROTRAK
After successfully celebrating its sixth month anniversary in Chicago, Nappi Hour is headed to New Orleans for Essence Fest. Since launching in January, the event produced by AFROTRAK has grown to become one of the largest happy hour events for Black millennials in the Chicagoland area. Dubbed a place for us to "Come let your hair down after work," Nappi Hour fuses Afrobeats, Reggae, Jerk Chicken and Old School Family Reunion Vibes. Check out the photo recap below by in-house photographer Nicci Briann.

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'The Real Sidechicks Of Charlotte' Is A Real Thing And It's Sad


While it's safe to say that many of us enjoy our fair share of ratchet television, the real question is...where do you draw the line?

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Nas Calls Trump A Racist In Open Letter


In an open letter on Mass Appeal, rapper turned mogul, Nas pens an open letter in which he calls Donald Trump a racist. Nas, a co-founder of Mass Appeal Records among many other things, speaks on the power and influence of politics, and the importance of making an impact through everyday work.

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