On today’s 109th Founder’s Day of #OmegaPsiPhi, Dr. David Marion joins the show to celebrate the fraternity. See more at the https://rickeysmileymorningshow.com! * https://facebook.com/rickeysmileymorningshow * https://instagram.com/rickeysmileymorningshow * https://twitter.com/thersms #RickeySmileyMorningShow #DivineNine

Courtesy of The National WWII MuseumBY: ZOE MOORE, ABC News (NEW ORLEANS) — The oldest known living U.S. veteran of World War II celebrated his 111th birthday in style thanks to the National WWII Museum. New Orleans native Lawrence Brooks served in the predominantly African-American 91st Engineer Battalion, which was stationed in New Guinea and […]

Paras Griffin/Getty ImagesDrake is one proud papa. The rapper shared a photo of his 2-year-old son, Adonis, to mark the child’s first day of school on Wednesday. “First Day Of School…The World Is Yours kid,” Drake wrote in his caption.  Adonis’ mother, French artist Sophie Brussaux, also shared images to her Instagram profile, writing in French that she was “proud of her […]

Warner RecordsSaweetie is twerking with joy after scoring her first VMA nomination for her latest single, “Tap In.” The “Icy” queen had all the pretty girls wanting to “Tap In” on the track that samples Too Short‘s 2006 single, “Blow the Whistle,” after it was released in June. Saweetie shared the exciting news on Instagram with an upside-twerk routine that had all […]

Courtesy of BETBefore Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell The Play hits BET+ on August 27, BET will honor Tyler Perry‘s hilarious character with “The Virtual Madea Museum.” On display for a limited time, the museum highlights Madea’s 20-year “wise-cracking” legacy, cultural influence and achievements in a series of original exhibits. Some of those exhibits include: The Legacy Portrait […]

Eric Lars Bakke / ESPN ImagesWeeks after welcoming her second child with Russell Wilson, Ciara has released her new song and video for “Rooted,” a new collaboration with Ester Dean. The singer celebrates Black pride and excellence, singing “All my songs come with melanin/ Got the heart, got the soul like Harriett/ A queen since she born, that was evident/That’s […]

In celebration for the 6th annual National Bump Day, author of the longest-running book ever on the New York Times Best Seller List What To Expect When You’re Expecting, Heidi Murkoff talks about pregnancy safety. See more at the https://rickeysmileymorningshow.com! * https://facebook.com/rickeysmileymorningshow * https://instagram.com/rickeysmileymorningshow * https://twitter.com/thersms #RickeySmileyMorningShow #NationalBumpDay #HeidiMurkoff

Watch Rickey Smiley turn up for his birthday, at the party that also celebrated the launch of The Rickey Smiley Foundation.

Aaron J. Thornton/Getty ImagesFor the first time in five years, Kem returns to the top of Billboard‘s Adult R&B Songs airplay chart with “Lie to Me,” a track from his forthcoming album, Love Always Wins. “Having a No. 1 record is definitely an accomplishment that I don’t take for granted especially considering that I haven’t released any new music in […]

Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesIt’s safe to say Ava DuVernay is having a pretty good week. After being honored Wednesday with a Peabody Award for her critically acclaimed Netflix series When They See Us, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that DuVernay has been elected to the 2020-2021 Board of Governors. “Thank you to the members of the Directors […]

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