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SUNDAY PAPER: Estelle’s Going To Be On ‘Empire'; Azealia Banks To Pose In Playboy & More

Originally posted on 97.9 The Beat:

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Estelle revealed that she?s going to be making an Fox?s record-smashing hit drama ?Empire?!

As if we didn?t have enough reason to tune in already, Estelle revealed during the latest episode of ?The Read? that she?ll be doing a guest spot on the show.

?I?m going to be on ?Empire? March 4. I?m so excited!? she dished. ?I sing my single ?Conqeror? for someone special. It?s a moment. It?s a moment.?
Host Crissle West immediately assumed that Estelle would be singing for Terrence Howard, and the singer got a hearty chuckle off of that. And when questioned if Terrence was fine in person, she politely hinted that he?s not her cup of tea. ?You know what? He?s?he?s good looking,? said Estelle. ?He?s like an older guy.?
We could definitely see Estelle singing for Terrence?s character, Lucious Lyons, but it would be interesting to see that song dedicated to Cookie! Check out the rest of ?The Read? below.
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Baby Bump Alert ! Is Ludacris New Bride Eudoxie Pregnant ? [ Photo]

Originally posted on Z 107.9:

Congratulations are in order! Ludacris and newlywed wife Eudoxie  are expecting their first child together… and we’ve got the photo of the baby bump that proves it!

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This picture she posted on her insagram

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The same outfit but later on that day

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ILOVEMAKONNEN Releases Tribute To Whitney Houston

Originally posted on AllHipHop:

It’s been a year and three days since the legendary singer, Whitney Houston, passed away. Three years later, it seems like the Houston (and Brown) name isn’t getting any better news since Bobbi Kristina Brown is struggling for her life. Fortunately, Houston’s legendary name in music still lives on and oddly inspires artists like iLoveMakonnen. Recently, the OVO musician released a cover of Houston’s classic song “I Will Always Love You”. It might not be as melodic as the original, but Makonnen still provides the classic with a serious tone, adding a slideshow full of pictures to make the vibes more emotional. Check out the remake below.

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President Obama Is The Butt Of His Own Jokes In New Video! [WATCH]

Originally posted on 97.9 The Box:

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This is one of the coolest ways to get the youth’s attention about healthcare! A lot of us are guilty of not handling our business when it comes to some of the most important things in life. Watch President Obama’s funny new video below and sign up for healthcare cause the deadline’s tomorrow (Feb 15, 2015)!

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Talib Kweli’s Committee Raises $100,000 For Ferguson Activists

Originally posted on Elev8:

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In the wake of former officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown that left Brown dead and Wilson a free man, dozens of protestors and organizers took to the Missouri streets. Some were pepper sprayed and even arrested, and in the midst of the unrest, Talib Kweli helped establish a The Action Support Committee. The Committee aimed to raise $25,000 and disperse the money in the form of grants to those in need. Kweli addressed the Committee’s goals via the following written statement:

‘These are young men and women who have put their lives on hold to stand up for all of our freedoms. The overly militarized police force in Ferguson has attempted to criminalize them by harassing and throwing them in jail for exercising their right to peaceful protest. We hope these funds help to empower.’

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Music Education Program In Baltimore Earns National Attention

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Orchkids, short for Orchestra kids, is a program of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, developed by Marin Alsop, the symphony’s music director. It was adapted to fit Baltimore from a Venezuelan program known as ‘El Sistema’ which is a successful model of just how a music program, started early, can change the lives of a nation’s neediest kids. Orchkids has been recognized on CBS’ 60 Minutes, PBS, New York Times, Washington Post and received the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama.

(Photo Courtesy of Nick Skinner) (Photo Courtesy of Nick Skinner)

Nick Skinner, believes fervently in the concept of music education as a means of social change. He began with Orchkids when it was only 30 kids; it has now grown to serve about 850 kids in more than 20 schools in East and West Baltimore who otherwise would not have access to musical instruments or music instruction.

Skinner is…

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13-Year-Old Remakes Beyonce’s ‘7/11′ [VIDEO]

Originally posted on Black America Web:

Watch out Beyonce, 13-year-old Kyla Imani is coming for your spot! What do you think about Kyla’s “7/11″ remake?

Want to see more videos like this? Head over to “Gone Viral!” to see more videos and stories we’re sharing! Visit HERE

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Tupac Shakur Exhibit To Open At Grammy Museum In Los Angeles

Originally posted on AllHipHop:

(AllHipHop News) Items once belonging to emcee/actor Tupac Shakur will be on display at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles starting next month. The Los Angeles Times reports the “All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur” exhibition will include Pac’s handwritten notes, lyrics, poems, interview and performance footage, and outfits.

[ALSO READ: Ciara & Her Dad Rap 2Pac’s “So Many Tears” (VIDEO)]

The Tupac Shakur estate provided the items for the exhibit. The late entertainer’s mother, Afeni Shakur, is overseeing the project.

“It means a lot to me that [Grammy Museum Executive Director] Bob Santelli and the Grammy Museum have chosen to honor my son with their upcoming exhibit of his works,” stated Afeni. “Tupac’s writings are an honest reflection of his passions for, and about life. His timeless messages have instilled hope for those who have little, and for others, they serve as a catalyst for change. His words continue…

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Broadway’s The Color Purple Welcomes Dreamgirl Jennifer Hudson!

Originally posted on 97.9 The Box:

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Jennifer Hudson has been cast as Shug Avery on Broadway’s revival of The Color Purple! I think this is a good look for her. She already used to singing and acting her azz off; I KNOW ya’ll remember the Dreamgirls movie. *Starts Singing* And I am teeeeeeelling you! LOL

Hudson has won a Grammy, an Academy Award, and I’m almost betting that she could snag a Tony for her role in this musical (If that’s even possible for small celebrity stints).

Read Broadway.Com’s full statement HERE.

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