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Janet Jackson, MTV EMAs
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Janet Jackson Delivers #MeToo Speech at MTV EMAs

Janet Jackson gave a powerful speech, which made a subtle reference to the Me Too era, as she accepted the Global Icon award at the MTV European Music Awards on Sunday. The musical legend, 52, revealed that she had been a victim of gender inequality despite her success. “I accept this award with profound gratitude.

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Madonna Addresses Backlash From VMA Aretha Franklin Tribute

Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards found Madonna honoring Aretha Franklin with a story from her own life, rubbing some fans of the Queen of Soul the wrong way. The pop superstar has taken to Instagram to address the backlash she received, explaining that MTV asked her for an “anecdote” connecting her to Franklin and

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Lena Waithe to Receive Trailblazer Award at 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Emmy winner Lena Waithe is set to receive the Trailblazer Award at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, taking place in Los Angeles. The honor is bestowed upon content creators that introduce new and unique voices within the entertainment industry, according to Deadline.    Waithe is the first and only African-American woman to

Angel Haze Talks New MTV Show, Injustice and New Music
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Angel Haze Talks MTV, Injustice and New Music

A year before Cali-native Kendrick Lamar claimed that he was the king of the Big Apple, a bold Detroit native rapper intrigued the hip-hop community by declaring that they*, in fact, ‘ran New York’. Angel Haze, emerging from the mixtape circuit, had started to make a name for themselves with their highly reviewed EP Reservation.

keith clinkscales
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Keith Clinkscales Leads Revolt [INTERVIEW]

Revolt TV CEO Keith Clinkscales stays forever lodged in my mind as the guiding force behind Vibe, its president in the magazine’s most influential heyday: 1993-1999. (I served as music editor in ’99, and interned there fresh out of college.) Vanguarde Media followed—Clinkscales oversaw Honey, Heart & Soul and Savoy magazines as chairman and CEO

mixed race group
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Dear Millennials:Ain’t Nothing Post-Racial About America

I could’ve sworn a few of us Blacks with better senses had kidnapped the term “post-racial” and sent it on a first class flight to Bye, Felicia Island alongside current inhabitants rappers Huey and Chingy, the TV series Homeboys in Outerspace, and Iceberg jeans. Alas, the hilariously fairytale phrase has somehow escaped the island and

Lupita Nyong'o, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Steve McQueen
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12 Years a Slave Lands Four MTV Movie Award Nominations

With awards season over, Oscar heavyweights and box-office juggernauts will vie for the top prizes at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. After coming up empty-handed at the Academy Awards, Paramount's The Wolf of Wall Street with Leonardo DiCaprio and Columbia's American Hustle featuring a top-billed cast will have another shot at taking home hardware at

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From the Black Eyed Peas, to Macklemore Rap Lightens Up

  In the summer of 1998, The Black Eyed Peas, who at that time consisted of will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo, released their debut album Behind the Front. A few years prior, will.i.am. and apl.de.ap were known as Atban Klann, a group signed to Ruthless Records before the passing of label head Eazy E (the album—called Grass Roots for

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MTV Movie Awards Gets Super-Powered! [PHOTOS]

It’s not the Oscars—it’s waaaaaaay more fun. And risqué, just the way we love it! The 2013 MTV Movie Awards happened Sunday night, and as usual featured some of the best categories—and let’s face it, the awards we really want to see doled out, like Best Shirtless Moment. In other words? It’s the awards show

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‘Catfish: The TV Show’: MTV’s Latest (and Most Ratchet) Must-Watch Reality Series

A seven-car pileup worthy of the most irksome rubbernecking has nothing on Catfish: The TV Show, MTV’s latest reality series. You can’t-won’t-mustn’t watch the tragic, horrific occurrence taking place on your television screen, but you find yourself unable to turn away. A demented romance thriller of sorts, the show spins off of the 2010 Catfish

Joan Smalls
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Catwalking to the Mic: Joan Smalls Named New MTV Host

A darling of the fashion industry, model Joan Smalls is strutting all the way to mic as the new host of MTV's House of Fashion. We caught up with Smalls to talk her new gig and how she hopes to bring awareness about models and designers of color.  EBONY: In addition to this amazing announcement during

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