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Common, Issa Rae and Regina Hall Will Star in Film Adaption of Angie Thomas’s ‘The Hate U Give’ Book


Angie Thomas’s bestselling book ‘The Hate U Give’ will be transferred to the big screen this fall. The film will be starring Regina Hall, Common, Issa Rae and Amandla Stenberg as the lead character. The book was applauded for tackling the issue of police brutality and other social issues. “I think the movie, in a lot of ways, will be cathartic, especially for people who are dealing with this every single day. I think this is an experience that will heal in a lot of ways. And it’s going to open more eyes,” Thomas said. The movie trailer debuted during the BET Awards last month. Check it out below

GoFundMe for Kylie Jenner looks to boost her into billionaire status

Kylie Jenner has more than 108 million followers on Instagram. This is translating into serious cash per post for the 20-year-old. According to the firm D’Marie Analytics, she makes over $1,000,000 per post across her social media portfolio. This means that every one of Jenner’s tweets, Snapchat Stories or Instagram posts including is reportedly equivalent to $1 million. The Kylie Cosmetics founder’s sisters trail far behind.

By: Cicero Estrella

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This stunt will go a long way into further delegitimizing Kylie Jenner as a “self-made” billionaire. Continue reading

Ciara, Odell Beckham Jr. and More Dance to Drake With the ‘In My Feelings Challenge’


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This summer’s viral dance challenge has finally arrived, courtesy of Drake and an Instagram star who goes by the name of “The Shiggy Show.” The dance challenge, which consists of people showing off dance moves that caricature the lyrics of Drake’s song “In My Feelings,” became a hit online after Internet comedian Shiggy posted a video of himself last week interpreting lyrics like “Are you riding?” by dancing and miming steering a car and making a heart with his hands for lyrics like “Keke, do you love me?” The caption to the video used the hashtags, #InMyFeelingsChallenge and #DotheShiggy, which thousands of fans have now adopted to show off their own interpretive dance videos to Drake’s song. Continue reading

Thanks to these four artists, Nina Simone’s childhood home is now a National Treasure

“We envision this being a physical site for people to visit and interact with, and to find out who Nina Simone was”


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Nina Simone Plaza in downtown Tryon, NC. Nancy Pierce

A dedication rocked the small town of Tryon, North Carolina, on Wednesday. It was the celebration of the preservation of the birth home of revolutionary, musician and activist Nina Simone — the place where she was born as Eunice Kathleen Waymon on Feb. 21, 1933. Delivered in the 660-square-foot house owned by her parents just 79 miles from buzzing Charlotte, she was raised there with her seven siblings. Dilapidated and crumbling, but structurally still standing, the home is now known as a National Treasure. Continue reading