Phaedra Parks reportedly gets ‘RHOA’ peach revoked

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by thegrio |

Phaedra Parks has reportedly been fired from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” sources exclusively told LoveBScott.com. The self-proclaimed Southern Belle’s contract was allegedly not renewed after taping the show’s explosive reunion special and comes after an especially tense season between her and former best friend Kandi Burruss. “Everyone was given their renewal papers last week and Phaedra didn’t get hers. She got caught in so many treacherous lies this season that even the producers (including Andy Cohen) have had enough,” the source said.

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It takes a village, and Chance the Rapper is leading the charge

by Mike “Orie” Mosley

“I miss the old Kanye, straight from the Go Kanye. Chop up the soul Kanye, set on his goals Kanye.” A few months ago, I let go of hopes of ever seeing the old Kanye. I realized that in spite of how much he’s taught me about myself through hip hop, there was room for another star from Chicago: Chance The Rapper. The irony is that, in 2009, while still in college

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‘Guerrilla’ drama creator John Ridley defends characters’ ethnicity

by Lynn Elber, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Ridley said he expected his “politically sharp” TV miniseries “Guerrilla,” about England’s 1970s black power movement, to be provocative. But criticism that the drama excludes the role played by black female activists took him by surprise at a screening in London, he said Monday. He pointed to his track record of writing for black actresses in projects including TV’s “American Crime” (Regina King) and “12 Years a Slave” (Lupita Nyong’o, Quvenzhane Wallis), among others.

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D.L. Hughley says Kendall Jenner dating black guys doesn’t give her a pass

by thegrio |

D.L. Hughley has a pointed criticism of Kendall Jenner and the now-infamous Pepsi commercial. The problem, he said, was not just that the commercial coopted the Black Lives Matter movement but that Jenner can’t be qualified to play a social activist just because she dates black men.

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Comedian Charlie Murphy Dead at the Age of 57 After Fighting Leukemia Battle

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Charlie Murphy, Eddie’s older brother, and a very successful and popular stand-up comedian in his own right has died … TMZ has learned. According to Charlie’s manager, he died from leukemia Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital. He’d been going undergoing chemotherapy. Family members tell us they’re absolutely shocked because they thought he was getting better.

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