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‘Black-Ish’ Actress Yara Shahidi Has Gotten Accepted Into Every College She Applied To

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Yara Shahidi is best known as actress Zoey on television show Black-ish. Yara Shahidi (Black-ish) has been a beacon of light for young girls to look up to, not only starring on a hit primetime TV show, but slaying the fashion game, speaking out for social justice and overall presenting herself to be an eloquent and sophisticated role model. Continue…

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Janelle Monae To Deliver Dillard University 2017 Commencement Speech

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Photo Credit: Hopper Stone Dillard University will be setting a spark at their 2017 Commencement ceremony as the Electric Lady herself, Janelle Monáe has been confirmed as the Commencement speaker! Continue Reading The multi-Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer and CoverGirl spokesperson has recently made waves as an actor in Hollywood this past award season, double-dipping in Academy Award nominated Hidden…

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Comedian Charlie Murphy Dead at 57 From Leukemia Battle

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Sad news, folks. Successful pop culture and stand-up comedian Charlie Murphy has passed away this morning after a leukemia battle, via TMZ and confirmed by his manager. He had been undergoing chemotherapy in a NYC hospital. Continue Reading Arguably, Murphy’s most infamous comedic performances occurred when he co-starred on Chappelle’s Show in some of Dave’s most memorable skits … including…

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Husband-Wife Duo Are Developing An Ethiopian Adventure Series Inspired By Powerpuff Girls

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Brown girls now have a formidable trio that looks like them in the animation world! Continue Reading The Tibeb Girls is a Powerpuff Girl-inspired Ethiopian adventure series, with a serious heart for social justice, that’s geared towards teaching adolescents about activism and leadership. The action-drama radio series takes on the most devastating and pressing issues faced by girls in the…

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HBCU Student Recreates Martin Sitcom for ‘Miss Senior’ Campaign Video

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Written by Tonja Renée Stidhum of www.cinemabunpodcast.com Whether it’s for a government or school platform, marketing campaigns are usually a battle of “Who Sticks Out,” so creativity is key! Luckily, Alcorn State University student, Shemesha Martin has creativity in spades! The HBCU student, who is in the running for Miss Senior 2017-2018, decided to forego the traditional bland campaign video…

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