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Motown RecordsOn Friday, KEM released his fifth studio album, Love Always Wins.  The father of three, who says parenting is the “most challenging and the most rewarding thing” he’s ever done, says a song or two from the album were inspired by his oldest son, Christopher. “Having children exposes your vulnerabilities,” KEM tells ABC Audio. “[It] exposes things about myself, things that I wasn’t even aware […]

Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for RevoltCulture commentator and podcast host Joe Budden has decided to end his podcast deal with Spotify, alleging they were “pillaging” his audience to sell their wider podcast platform. NME reports the former rapper expressed his frustrations with the streaming platform on the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast. After exclusively hosting his podcast for the last two years, […]

Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesThe NBA has officially postponed Thursday night’s scheduled playoff games, again in response to last Sunday’s shooting in Jacob Blake. “We are hopeful to resume games either Friday or Saturday,” NBA Executive Vice President Mike Bass tweeted, in part. Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot seven times times in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, […]

Courtesy PhotoBun B, Young MA and Summer Walker will headline Tito’s Vodka virtual music festival next month. From now through October, various artists across the nation will take the virtual stage during Tito’s Made to Order, an online music festival hosted by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. The four-part concert series will benefit World Central Kitchen, Black-owned restaurants, and healthcare workers with performances from Kali Uchis, Louis […]

Paras Griffin/Getty ImagesNas celebrates Black empowerment in his new video for “Ultra Black,” from his latest album, King’s Disease. The video features nostalgic scenes of grandmothers cooking in the kitchen, family bonding, Black men embracing fatherhood, and Black girls and boys smiling with joy. Hit-Boy, the song’s producer, also makes a cameo appearance in the Spike Jordan-directed video, along […]

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesJust Mercy star Michael B. Jordan is teaming up with American Black Film Festival creators Jeff and Nicole Friday to launch the very first The Film Life Foundation, with Jordan and Black Lives Matter co-Founder Opal Tometi serving as its co-ambassadors The Film Foundation is a “first-of-its-kind festival” merging art and activism to drive today’s necessary conversations forward toward lasting social […]

Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty ImagesRihanna and A$AP Rocky recently collaborated on a campaign to promote Fenty Skin and now they’re back in front of the cameras talking about skincare, their favorite TV shows, and more. In videos published on Wednesday, the two artists teamed up with both Vogue and GQ to interview each other. For Vogue, Rocky dished out some hard hitting questions right away, […]

Courtesy of QuibiWith the new Quibi drama #FreeRayshawn, Laurence Fishburne, Stephan James and Jasmine Cephas Jones all share a common experience: they received Emmy nods for their captivating portrayals. When Jones learned that she received a Best Actress in a short form series nomination for playing Tyisha, the girlfriend of Rayshawn, it was so unexpected that she didn’t intially believe it. “When I first found out, I […]

Walt Disney Television/Yolanda PerezEmmy voting is in fully swing this week, and Pose star Billy Porter could possibly repeat as best actor in a drama series. And he tells ABC Audio that the thought of that is incredible, because for so long he lived in a world where it wasn’t possible. “The idea that there is a world where […]

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicHalle Berry plans to act as her own attorney in a divorce case against her soon-to-be ex-husband, actor Olivier Martinez. According to Entertainment Tonight, Marina Zakiyan Beck, Berry’s former attorney, accepted the change in July, with Berry signing off earlier this month.   Martinez will be represented by celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser. Her former clients include Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Heidi Klum, and Johnny Depp‘s […]