Tyler Perry Supports Urban Entrepreneurs in Pitch Competition


In search of role models, some 400 young — and mostly black –Atlanta entrepreneurs found one Friday in the form of Tyler Perry. First and foremost, Perry is a movie star and one of Hollywood’s most bankable commodities. But Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the White House also noted to the audience that he is […]

Ayvaunn Penn: What If You Were Beaten by Your Husband On Your Wedding Night?


Ayvaunn Penn from Your Black Poets presents “The Power of Silence” by E. D. Arrington out of Wilson, North Carolina.   [youtube FHm4ulnvRSs]  

Harry Belafonte, Tatyana Ali Speak Up on Negative Black Imagery in Hollywood


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Harry Belafonte, the famed entertainer who is now 84, is concerned about the image of black America in Hollywood films, and he says the industry will “never ever yield to the needs of people of color.” He made these comments on the artists and activism panel at the 102nd annual NAACP […]

Former Diddy Rapper Shyne Is Now Celibate, Refuses to Curse in His Lyrics


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Music artist and ex-convict Shyne is apparently done sowing his wild oats. Perhaps it is better stated that when he tried to sow his wild oats, his crop failed horribly, so he decided to give it up.HipHopWiredreports, “After serving nearly 10 years in prison, the rapper was released in 2009, […]

Keri Hilson Takes Major Heat for Poor Taste Joke about Deceased Amy Winehouse


HotMessNews… Keri Hilson decided to get on Twitter and make a joke about the deceased Amy Winehouse, even though she thought it was funny no one else seemed to laugh with her. CLICK TO READ  

Black Teen Is Internationally-Recognized Chinese Opera Star


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Yes, you read correctly. A 15-year-old African-American boy from Oakland, California, has been recognized for his talent of singing Chinese opera not only in the United States but also in China. According to the Associated Press, it is not merely Tyler Thompson’s ability to sing but his specific “ability to sing pitch-perfect Mandarin […]

Rapper 50 Cent Refuses to Release New Album, Black Leaks by the Company


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World If you are a 50 Cent fan, and you couldn’t wait for his next album to be released, kiss that anticipation good-bye. His new album was originally planned to be released this coming November, but the rapper is currently too fed up to even consider a new album-release date.HipHopDX […]

Lala and T.O. Stepping Out with New Reality TV Shows


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Terrell Owens and La La Anthony are coming back to reality — TV that is. Their reality shows are set to be back on the air as soon as next month. RollingOut.comreports that “La La Anthony returns to VH1 on Monday, August 22 with LA LA’s Full Court Life at 9:00PM ET/PT.” Now […]

Oprah’s Magazine and Network are Suffering Losses


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World When The Oprah Winfrey Show bid its last goodbye, women across the nation were wondering what life would be like without their daily dose of Winfrey. Oprah assured everyone, however, that although The Oprah Winfrey Show would be gone she had no plans of disappearing for good. We would still have O Magazine. […]

Wanda Sykes Makes Awkward Appeal for Gay Marriage at NAACP Convention


By JasmineHughes Gay rights are an awkward topic for the NAACP.   An appearance by Comedian Wanda Sykes may have made some attendees uneasy at a panel discussion in Downtown L.A. Sykes opened up her Monday appearance at the NAACP annual convention by saying “I didn’t have to ‘come out’ black.” Continue reading →        

Michael Jackson’s Mother Seeks to Squash Conspiracy Theories of His Death


By JasmineHughes Even two years after Michael Jackson’s untimely passing, it is still a very sore subject for many.  And with rumors still running rampant surrounding his death, it’s hard to imagine when people will get closure. These conspiracies have taken shape in many forms and his mother Katherine Jackson has decided to address one […]

Jay-Z and Kanye West Begin Their “Throne” Tour


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Jay-Z and Kanye West are collaborating their great lyrical minds in a music venture that is to sweep the nation.  Entertainment Tonightreports that the two “have launched a new group, the Throne, and the duo will hit the road in a nationwide tour beginning in September.” Read more »     […]

Are Black Rappers to Blame When a White Rapper Uses the N-Word?


With criticism growing by the day of a white female rapper’s use of the N-word (V-Nasty), people are beginning to speak out. Andy Milonakis,a white actor, who often imitates hip-hop culture, has decided to defend V-nasty’s use of the N-word. On a clip posted on YouTube by the actor himself, Milonakis said, “My problem is […]

Basketball Wife Tami Roman Gets into a Massive Car Accident


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World One of the stars in VH1‘s reality television show Basketball Wives is reported to have been involved in a three-car accident in Los Angeles. TMZ reports that just prior to the accident, Roman had just flown into LAX and was picked up by a car service. Read more »  

Damon Dash Is the Latest Celeb to Have Tax Trouble


By JasmineHughes Co-Founder of the infamous Roc-A-Fella Records, Dame Dash, continues to make headlines over his financial issues. According to multiple reports, Dame owes nearly $3 million dollars to the IRS for past taxes. The Detroit News reports the IRS filed a tax lien against the former Rocawear executive on June 30 with the New York City Register’s Office. Dash’s […]

The Mo’Nique Show Reportedly Canceled by BET


Your Black World reports. It is being reported that the highly-rated BET Show, “The Mo’nique Show” has been canceled by the network. Rodney Perry, the sidekick on the show, wouldn’t say much, only stating that  “I was told indefinite hiatus.” Continue reading →          

Lil Wayne Shows His New Child with Lauren London…Four Kids, Three Baby-Mamas


by: PatriceJohnson ParenthoodNews… After successfully hiding her son from the world for almost 2 years, www.StraightFromTheA.com claims that this little boy is Lauren London and Lil’ Wayne’s love child. His name is Cameron Carter, and if the website was correct that this is their child, I must admit that he is definitely a cutie pie! Lil’ Wayne […]

R. Kelly Is Having Tax Problems


By JasmineHughes After overcoming a potentially career killing throat problem, singer R. Kelly is now facing some serious financial woes. The singer made headlines last week when he was rushed to the hospital for emergency throat surgery to drain a painful tonsil abscess. Kelly is said to be taking an indefinite break from performing to recuperate […]

Nicki Minaj Named New Spokesperson for M.A.C. Viva Glam 2012


By JasmineHughes Mac Cosmetics has announced the new stars of its Viva Glam campaign, which benefits the MAC AIDS Fund. Along with Ricky Martin, rapper Nicki Minaj will be the newest spokesperson who will represent the 2012 Viva Glam campaign that will launch in February of next year. READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY →   […]

Morgan Freeman Livid that Republicans Copied His Voice for Attack Ad


Your Black World reports. The actor Morgan Freeman is livid that conservatives used a voice that sounded like his to campaign against a Democratic opponent.  Freeman went out of his way to make it clear that he didn’t authorize the use of his voice or a likeness of it for the video.   The ad is […]

Dr. Boyce: Mary J. Blige’s Abuse Story is Far Too Common


by Dr. Boyce Watkins I recently read an article about the amazing singer, Mary J. Blige, and how molestation at an early age played a role in some of her poor choices later in life.  After confronting the demons of drug and alcohol addiction, Mary J. stands as arguably the most inspirational songbird in America, […]