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Empire Ratings Continue To Soar And Break More Records….

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 Empire dose it again… According to billboard.com, The series has,”…hit a 5.7 rating among adults 18-49 during its ninth episode on Wednesday night. And that’s just the preliminary score…Empire rose another three-tenths of a point in the key demo to hit its latest series high. And American Idol (2.1 adults) bleeding into the 9 p.m. hour means it’s all but guaranteed to grow again in the final score. Empire also hit a new viewership high of 14.2 million viewers….” Congrats again.

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Dominique Wilkins’ amazing tribute before Hawks outclass Cavs in Conference Showdown

Originally posted on Atlanta Daily World:

Dominique Wilkins stands in front of the number 21 as his statue is unveiled before a prestigious crowd of NBA legends in attendance. Dominique Wilkins stands in front of the number 21 as his statue is unveiled before a prestigious crowd of NBA legends in attendance.

It has been a whirlwind of emotions for Dominique Wilkins the past two days and it served as inspiration for the Atlanta Hawks organization he’s been a part of for more than 30 years.

Dominique Wilkins' niece sung the national anthem. Dominique Wilkins’ niece sung the national anthem.

On Thursday, Wilkins’ bronze statue was unveiled in a private ceremony before his family — including brother Gerald, who also played in the NBA — along with the creme de la creme of NBA legends, including Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Charles Barkley, Karl “The Mailman” Malone, Clyde “The Glide” Drexler, Dikembe Mtumbo, along with boxer Evander Holyfield and actor-comedian Chris Tucker.

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On Friday, the Hawks displayed a dazzling 3-D on-court tribute to Dominique Wilkins, replete with highlights of his most spectacular dunks being projected onto the court…

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Paula Patton Talks Split with Robin Thicke on ‘GMA’

Originally posted on 93.1 WZAK:

Up until now Paula Patton hasn’t said much if anything about her split from Robin Thicke.

But earlier today the actress appeared on “Good Morning America” with Robin Roberts to talk about new life as a single woman.

“I’m doing really well,” Patton said. “I mean, the honest truth is it has been challenging, but it’s been a year of growth, learning about all new things. My son’s happy and I’m very — you know, I feel like everything happens for a reason. And then you have to move on and grow from there.”

“The thing is you can’t wallow in sadness or stay in bed when you have a child. And they’re so full of life and wonder. And he brings me so much joy,” she added, referring to the couple’s four-year-old son Julian.

Read more of this story at http://blackamericaweb.com/2015/03/06/paula-patton-talks-split-with-robin-thicke-on-gma-watch/

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Dame Dash Addresses NY Daily News Linking Jay Z To A DEA Informant

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In May of 2014, the New York Daily News ran a story about New York Yankees’ third baseman Alex Rodriguez and his relationship to an alleged DEA informant named Desiree Perez. The report claimed Perez was advising Rodriguez in the Biogenesis case that ultimately resulted in Rodriguez being suspended for 162 games. The report also claimed Perez was “a Manhattan nightclub manager with a lengthy criminal record and close links to hip-hop mogul Jay Z,” and described her as having “a long and wild history as a DEA cooperating witness and then a fugitive.”

When Sway Calloway brought up the subject of his relationship with Jay Z, fellow Roc-A-Fella co-founder, Damon Dash, referenced the allegations of a relationship between Perez and Jay Z.

“This is the one time that the paper did scared me, and I was like…

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Scandal” Went There: Did Shonda Rhimes Get Ferguson Right?

Originally posted on 93.1 WZAK:

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On this week’s episode of Scandal, art imitated life as Olivia Pope and her team found themselves in the middle of Rosemead—just blocks away from the White House, where an African-American teenager named Brandon Parker was gunned down by a police officer. The storyline closely mirrored the real life murder of Ferguson, Mo. teen Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in August 2014.

Here are five striking similarities between last night’s Scandal episode and the events in Ferguson.

1. Brandon was left lying face down in the street.

Scandal included the teen’s father, Clarence – played by Courtney B. Vance – toting a shot-gun at the site where his son was gunned down. The grieving father ultimately sets a chair over his son and sits down, waiting to find out which cop is responsible for his death.

One of the key and…

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Could Rosa Parks Or Harriet Tubman Be On The $20 Bill By 2020?

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Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, has been the face of the $20 bill since 1928. 87 years later, a women’s group called WomenOn20 are waging an interesting battle to give the bill a new, empowering look! WomenOn20 want to see a historic and significant woman on the bill and have listed fifteen heroines for the Obama administration to consider, including Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks.

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It sounds a bit sudden or random, but there is some math to WomenOn20’s logic to change the all-boys club of currency. In 2020, it’ll be the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that solidified a woman’s right to vote in America. Susan B. Anthony famously led the woman’s suffrage to get that amendment passed and in memory of the women who made

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Emmys 2015: Are Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis About to Make History?

Originally posted on TVLine:

Remember the historic whiteout that hit Hollywood on Jan. 15, 2015?

We’re not talking about the weather, of course, but rather this year’s Oscar nominations — in which not a single person of color snagged one of the 20 major acting nominations.

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