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Prolific writer and playwright J. California Cooper has died at the age of 82, a family friend has confirmed to EBONY.com. Cooper… Read More

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Throughout baseball stadiums all around the country, fans and players are paying their respect to New York Yankees shortstop Derek… Read More

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Kanye and Kim Don’t Believe in Physical Discipline Adrien Peterson might disagree, but you probably… Read More

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The goal of the Urbanworld Film Festival has always been to spotlight the world of filmmakers of color since its beginning in 1997… Read More

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New York Times television critic Alessandra Stanley has a long history of being wrong about a great many things. But her… Read More

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In 2011, the only person stopping R&B singer Marsha Ambrosius from topping the Billboard album chart was Adele. Ambrosius, the… Read More

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The Mission College football game in director Spike Lee’s 1988 HBCU homage School Daze is infamous for not showing… Read More



When Bosco sings to you, sweetly, to keep her name out your mouth over a sick house beat… just go ahead and drop into… Read More

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Michael Arceneaux, EBONY.com contributor and Master of Shade, calls out five of his biggest gripes from the past week… Read More

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