Jessica Bennett

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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.

On This Day: Martin Luther King Jr. is Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

On This Day: Martin Luther King Jr. is Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

by Jessica Bennett   Oct 14, 2018

On this day 54 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize at just 35 years... Read More

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Kehlani Announces Pregnancy & Reveals Baby Bump (PHOTOS)

by Jessica Bennett   Oct 12, 2018

Oakland songstress Kehlani recently surprised fans with her pregnancy announcement, revealing her baby bump for the first time on Instagram. In a lengthy note... Read More

Mariah Carey Goes Full Glam in New Video, ‘With You’

Mariah Carey Goes Full Glam in New Video, ‘With You’

by Jessica Bennett   Oct 12, 2018

Mariah Carey has a little something up her sleeves for fans, as the songstress has just dropped the official first single from her upcoming... Read More

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Lauryn Hill Misses Nashville Show Due to Hurricane Michael

by Jessica Bennett   Oct 12, 2018

It’s unfortunate, but Lauryn Hill has undoubtedly developed a reputation for tardiness when it comes to her live shows. There have even been times... Read More

Idris Elba Talks Role as Villain in ‘The Fast & The Furious’ Spin-Off

Idris Elba Talks Role as Villain in ‘The Fast & The Furious’ Spin-Off

by Jessica Bennett   Oct 12, 2018

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced British actor Idris Elba would be joining his Fast & The Furious spin-off this past summer. The Golden-Globe winner... Read More

Usher Returns With Trap-Inspired Surprise Project, ‘A’

Usher Returns With Trap-Inspired Surprise Project, ‘A’

by Jessica Bennett   Oct 12, 2018

Usher Raymond is an R&B veteran, with plenty of club bangers and bedroom burners under his belt. Last night, the southern gentleman dropped surprise... Read More

It’s Official! Eva Marcille Shares Stunning Wedding Photos

It’s Official! Eva Marcille Shares Stunning Wedding Photos

by Jessica Bennett   Oct 12, 2018

Model Eva Marcille and Atlanta politico Michael Sterling exchanged vows this weekend before friends and family. Bravo cameras were present for the nuptials, and... Read More

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Kevin Hart to Develop Family Programming for Nickelodeon

by Jessica Bennett   Oct 12, 2018

Kevin Hart is expanding his already impressive portfolio with a new partnership with kids cable network, Nickelodeon. Variety reports the Night School star has... Read More

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50 Cent Signs $150 Million Deal with STARZ

by Jessica Bennett   Oct 12, 2018

50 Cent’s POWER character may have been killed off, but the STARZ hit is still bringing in major dollars for the show executive. 50, real name... Read More

Colin Powell to Candace Owens: Black Conservatives Representing for the Right

Colin Powell to Candace Owens: Black Conservatives Representing for the Right

by Jessica Bennett   Oct 11, 2018

Contrary to what Kanye West believes, there are plenty of Black people who identify as conservatives. Yes, there can be a certain stigma attached... Read More