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Baller Alert’s Today In Hip-Hop: “Higher Learning” Was Released

– blogged by @lanaladonna Twenty-three years ago today, the timeless film, “Higher Learning,” was released, bringing awareness to a multitude of things. Director John Singleton used this film to examine the personal, political, and racial challenges a group of college students faced. This was neither the first or last appearance …

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Taraji P. Henson Set To Produce And Star In Emmett Till Film

– blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The story of Emmett Till is a tragic one that has been told throughout American History. In 1855, Till, who was a 14-year old African- American boy, was kidnapped, brutally beaten, and shot in the head by a group of white men. His alleged crime …

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The Recording Academy Announces 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree List; Includes Neil Diamond, Louis Jordan, and Tina Turner

 – blogged by: @ashleytearra The Recording Academy has just announced their 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, and this year’s list comprises a number of industry greats who are certainly well-deserving of the recognition for their wide contribution to the world of music. The impressive catalog of honorees leads with none …

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Two Women File Criminal Complaints Against Russell Simmons

Amid the allegations of rape and sexual misconduct against Russell Simmons, the music mogul has now been hit with additional allegations, coupled with recently filed criminal complaints against him. According to TMZ, two women reportedly filed police reports late last month, claiming Simmons raped them in 1983 and 1991, respectively. …

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