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Jul 26th

Chris Rock takes the number two spot on Top Earning Comedians list

(Taylor Media Services) The leading financial publication Forbes was out last week with another one of those “top earners” list. This one focused on the nation’s richest comedians. Standing way atop the list was Jerry Seinfeld whose “Seinfeld” show re-runs, stand-up comedy performances and a lucrative deal with Microsoft brought him in $85 million during the last 12 months.

Rapper Lil Wayne battles $432,000 lawsuit from Bahamian concert promoter

Rapper Lil Wayne battles $432,000 lawsuit from Bahamian concert promoter(Taylor Media Services) U.S. rapper Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne Carter) is battling back against a $432,000 claim from Red City Entertainment. Via his manager Lil Wayne is denying that he was a no-show for an agreed upon concert in the Bahamas on September 27th of last year. Red City maintains that on the night of the concert, the much-tattooed, 26-year-old rapper was found unconscious in his hotel room by the police.

Soledad O’Brien hosts second annual special about African-Americans

Black in America 2 premieres on CNN on Wednesday, July 22 and Thursday July 23.

A year ago, “Black in America” debuted on CNN to a lot of fanfare, but the 2-part special failed to live up to the hype basically because it bit off more than it could chew. After all, there is tremendous diversity among African Americans, and the show did its best to cover as many sectors of the Black community as possible. Unfortunately, the upshot of that overambitious endeavor was that the program introduced more storylines than it was capable of addressing satisfactorily, and ended up looking less like a documentary than a string of unrelated news stories.


Jazz for a change: Music for a brave new world

Jazz for a change: Music for a brave new worldThis year, 2009 is witness to the monumental changes that have taken place in America; the changes in our economy, our political leadership, and our society.  These historic moments were the inspiration for the theme of the 10th Annual Freedom Jazz Festival.  This year we present “Jazz for a Change – Music for a Brave New World!”

The Steve Harvey Morning Show pays tribute to Michael Jackson on July 24

The Steve Harvey Morning Show pays tribute to Michael Jackson on July 24LOS ANGELES – On Friday, July 24, The Steve Harvey Morning Show will broadcast a special four-hour tribute to Michael Jackson. Harvey, a long-time friend of Jackson, will welcome the following celebrity guests and join them in sharing uplifting thoughts and memories of the King of Pop: Jamie Foxx, Rev. Al Sharpton, Kobe Bryant, Robin Thicke, John Legend, Magic Johnson, Wayne Brady, Anthony Hamilton, Anthony Anderson, Bill Bellamy, Stephen A. Smith, Musiq Soulchild, Eddie Levert, Chrisette Michele, Tank and many more. Airing live from 6 - 10 a.m. ET, the special will also feature Jackson’s hit songs from throughout his career.

Book Review: Reputations Fade Away by Dawayne Williams

Book Review: Reputations Fade Away by Dawayne Williams“I can understand and relate to why most Black men are giving up on life, especially the ones my age… Only a few of us make it off the streets and become successful... It’s sad that for many of the guys I knew growing up, their first job was selling drugs. "

Cicely Tyson gets Emmy nomination for Hallmark Channel, Relative Stranger

Cicely Tyson gets Emmy nomination for Hallmark Channel, Relative StrangerEmmy winning actress Cicely Tyson knows plenty about fatherless families, having been raised by her mother without a father around, a theme which rings true in her latest film for Hallmark Channel, Relative Stranger, which premiered Saturday, March 14th 2009. The film portrays a family whose father played by ER’s Eriq La Salle returns after a six year absence, and explores the effects that absence has had on his wife and two children, as well as other members of the family.
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