Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ video “Empire State of Mind”

After their performance at the World Series, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys are set to drop the video for “Empire State of Mind.”  Check it out:

Jay-Z - "Empire State Of Mind" ft. Alicia Keys

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Wanda Sykes joins late night TV


Move over Mo’Nique.  Comedian Wanda Sykes is the next African American female to get her own late night talk show.  “The Wanda Sykes Show” airs Saturday nights beginning Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. central time on FOX.  In a news release, the network said the show will feature comedy segments and panel discussions where “everything from news, politics, sports and pop culture will get examined from a point of view not currently offered on television.”

Rapper Shyne released from jail and deported to Belize


After serving nearly nine years in jail for a New York nightclub shooting for which Diddy was acquitted for, rapper Shyne was deported to his native country of Belize, where his father, Dean Barrow, is currently prime minister.  The rapper was raised in the U.S. by his mother and is estranged from his father, reports MTV. Shyne’s lawyer said he would continue to fight for the rapper’s return to the States so he can resume his rap career.

Chris Rock talks ‘Good Hair’

chrisrockhair2by Allison Horton

It all started when Chris Rock’s then five-year-old daughter asked him, “Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?”

The question set the comedian on a path to learn more about the importance African American women place on their hair, specifically what they will go through to have straight or relaxed hair. The result is “Good Hair,” an entertaining documentary opening Oct. 23 that takes a look at how women achieve that goal. From visiting beauty shops where perms are applied to traveling to India to see how weaves are created, Rock leaves no stone unturned in his quest.

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