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YaYa DaCosta Alafia To Play Whitney Houston, B. Smith Battles Alzheimer’s Plus Audra McDonald Does It Again and Other Big Tony Winners

Greetings and Salutations! Here’s your daily dose of black entertainment news to get your week started: YaYa DaCosta Alafia is prepping to channel Whitney Houston in a Lifetime biopic, Lifestyle guru B. Smith shared that she has Alzheimer’s and Audra McDonald makes Tony Award history. Plus, there’s my watchlist and what’s hot (Lil’ Kim is […]

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Bigger than Rick Ross: Hip-hop Has to Take Responsibility for Objectification of Women

By Lauren Carter, theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) Rick Ross has rightfully caught flak for lyrics that allude to date rape on the song “U.O.E.N.O. (You Ain’t Even Know It),” a track from Atlanta rapper Rocko which also features up-and-coming artist Future. Amid talk of having “a hundred rounds in this AR” and “a bag of […]

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