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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 »  

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 […]

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 […]

Mary J. Blige Speaks about How Molestation Played a Role in Her Addictions


By JasmineHughes For her episode of VH1’s Behind The Music, that aired this past Sunday, July 24th,  R&B legend Mary J. Blige goes deep into her painful past and opens up about her childhood molestation and how the pain of her abuse led to a near-fatal addiction to alcohol. Continue reading →      

Rapper Missy Elliott Opens Up about Childhood Sexual Abuse and Poverty


By JasmineHughes Acclaimed rapper-producer Missy Elliott is now opening up about her painful childhood of poverty and sexual abuse. In VH1’s latest episode of Behind The Music, which premiered earlier this summer, Elliott reveals that she grew up impoverished with her mother and father in Portsmouth,Virginia. READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY →       […]

Lauryn Hill Has Her Sixth Child after a Baby Scare – Photos


Talk of the town is that Lauryn Hill had her sixth child shortly after the child’s father, Rohan Marley, has entered into another relationship. “Mother and baby are fine,” says a source who is close to the family.  Hill had a scare when the child came out of the womb with the umbilical cord wrapped […]

Wesley Snipes: “I was NOT Convicted of Tax Evasion”


Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World To view previous report click here. Recently the renowned Wesley Snipes decided to iron the wrinkles out of his image. It is probably debatable how effective it was, but you figure that our for yourself. In an interview on the Ronald S. Martin show, Wesley explicitly states, “Not only was I not […]

Tiger Woods’ Caddie is the Latest Person Seeking to Destroy Him


by Dr. Boyce Watkins It appears that Tiger Woods’ wife is not the only person who has a bone to pick with him.  Tiger’s former caddy, Steve Williams, is planning to write a tell-all book about his life with Woods, and some expect that it’s not going to be pretty.  After serving by Tiger’s side […]

L.A. Reid Says He Only Wants to Work with “Good Looking People”


By JasmineHughes It seems mogul L.A. Reid isn’t pulling any punches in an effort to “keep it sexy.” Insiders joke that Reid only wants good-looking people working in his office at Epic Records. With his new gig as a judge on the T.V. show “X-Factor,” Reid is set to become a household name. Reid has […]

Beyonce Plans to Start Having Kids at the Age of 40


The American songstress released her fourth studio album entitled 4 at the end of last month after taking a break from the industry. The superstar has now revealed her plans to turn her back on her career for a little longer in a bid to start a family with her husband Jay-Z, 41. The 29-year-old […]

R. Kelly Recovering After Emergency Surgery


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Famed R&B singer R. Kelly underwent emergency surgery on yesterday. TheAssociated Press just reported minute ago that “a spokesman for R. Kelly says the R&B singer is in the hospital after emergency throat surgery.” Allan Mayer, Kelly’s publicist, announced today that physicians drained an abscess on located on one of the […]

Chris Brown’s Neighbors Hate Him for Parking in Handicapped Spaces


By JasmineHughes The tale of the crazy condo. It seems Chris Brown is in a battle with his fellow West Hollywood condo owners, who claim the pop-star is the neighbor from hell. Brown is reported to be parking in handicapped spaces, blasting music, and racing dogs in hallways at all hours of the night. TMZ obtained several pictures […]

Tyler Perry Makes Up for His Remarks about Spike Lee


Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Apparently Spike Lee has been doing some not-so-positive talking about Tyler Perry and his films. After getting fed up earlier this year, Perry said during a press conference that ”Spike can go right to hell and all ya’ll can print that. I am sick of him talking about me.” Having thought things […]

PatriceJohnson: Beyonce’s Dad Denies He Ever Stole Money from His Daughter


by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World ParenthoodNews… After being fired by his daughter two months ago, Matthew Knowles has been accused of unethical business behavior, including allegations that he stole money from his own daughter.  Matthew has denied stealing any money from Beyonce at any time. He claims that he and his daughter still have a great relationship, […]

Rihanna Passes Up Lady Gaga to Take Crown as Social Media Queen


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Rihanna and Lady Gaga have been going head to head on the social networks. That is not to say they are engaging in verbal combat, but they are competing for popularity.   Currently, Rihanna is winning on the Facebook front. The Wrap News reports, “The ‘Rude Boy’ singer has overtaken the “Judas” […]

Tone Loc Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Domestic Violence


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World According to prosecutors, music artist Tone Loc known for his hits “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina” is pleading not guilty to a felony charge of domestic violence in association with an arrest that took place earlier this year. Real name Anthony Smith, Loc entered a plea on Thursday at […]