Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BET Tasha Cobbs Leonard is celebrating the success of her song “Gotta Believe.” The track has hit number one on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart, making it her fifth number-one on the chart overall. “I wrote ‘Gotta Believe’ as a testament of God’s faithfulness through a difficult time on our fertility journey,” […]

Paul Archuleta/Getty Images Traci Braxton, the sister of Toni and Tamar Braxton, has passed away after a private battle with esophageal cancer. She was 50. The Braxton family shared the news in a statement Saturday. “It is with the utmost regret that we inform you of the passing of our sister, Traci,” the statement reads. […]

Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Instagram recently announced the launch of a new enhanced tag feature that will ensure Black and underrepresented users get credit for their creations.  “As creators collaborate, inspire each other and drive culture forward on Instagram, proper crediting has never been more important,” the social media company said in the statement. “This is […]

Disney/Carell Augustus On Friday, Raven-Symoné returns in season five of Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home, which sees her titular character moving back to San Francisco to help her dad recover from a heart attack. Speaking to ABC Audio, Raven said season five is jam-packed with “nostalgia.” That’s So Raven stars Adrienne Bailon and Rondell Sheridan return as Alana and Victor, respectively — as does Bayside […]

Paras Griffin/Getty Images Letsgetfr.ee, a diverse movement created by and for people of color, announced its inaugural festival kicking off on August 20 this year, to be held in Queens, New York. Jhené Aiko, Missy Elliott, Wizkid and Anderson .Paak are among the stars set to perform during the two-day event. “Get ready for a real diverse lineup and show […]

The Weeknd ‘Dawn FM’ album cover-Matilda Finn The Weeknd‘s much-awaited fifth studio album, Dawn FM, dropped at midnight Friday. The “Save Your Tears” singer features a wide variety of stars on the project, including Lil Wayne, Tyler, the Creator, Quincy Jones, and actor Jim Carrey. Along with the album’s release, The Weeknd hosted an exclusive livestream experience with Amazon Music. […]

LISA O’CONNOR/AFP via Getty Images Following the fatal shooting Wednesday morning of Jacqueline Avant, wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, Tyler Perry is vowing to help find the killer. Jacqueline was shot and killed during an invasion of the Avant home in Beverly Hills. She was 81. “I have no idea what kind of sub-human could shoot an […]

Paras Griffin/Getty Images After Al B. Sure! posted Tuesday on Instagram that Christopher Williams was in a coma, a post on Williams’ social media refutes that claim. “Contrary to reports on social media, Christopher Williams is NOT in a coma and is in stable condition and resting comfortably,” reads a statement on the New Jack City star’s Instagram page. “Christopher sends his most heartfelt thanks […]

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images Missy Elliot is still beaming about her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. After her star-studded Walk of Fame ceremony on Monday, where Lizzo and Ciara helped to pay tribute to Elliot’s illustrious career, Missy took to Instagram to post a touching message. “We here baby!” she began, sharing photos and […]

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