Best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey dies at 59

Eric Jerome Dickey, the best-selling author known for his novels exploring contemporary Black life, died Jan. 3 in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 59. publicity director at Penguin Random House’s Dutton imprint, said in a statement, “Eric Jerome Dickey loved being a writer and all that it encompassed. He loved challenging himself with each book; he adored his readers and beloved fans and was always grateful for his success. We are proud to have been his publisher over the span of his award-winning career. He will truly…

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Sabrina Peterson Requests Lie Detector Test After T.I. & Tiny Deny Sexual Abuse Allegations (Update)

 Social media was set ablaze, when Sabrina Peterson alleged T.I. held a gun to her head. Once that statement was made, a lot of other allegations were said, including those of sexual abuse, and Tiny was also implicated. In response to those allegations, T.I. and Tiny released a statement through their spokesperson and said, “Mr. and Mrs. Harris want to be on record and more importantly want the public to know they emphatically deny in the strongest way possible the egregiously appalling allegations being made against them by Sabrina Peterson.…

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Wendy Williams Revisits Cocaine Use, Sober Living, Her Abortion and More in Lifetime Biopic

The Movie stars Ciera Payton as the TV personality and follows her entire life, from her upbringing in New Jersey to her tumultuous relationship with ex-husband Kevin Hunter, and yes, the infamous moment when she fainted on screen in costume on Halloween. Other tough moments the movie highlights are Williams’ substance abuse issues, her experience with sexual assault and her fertility struggles before giving birth to son Kevin, now 20. Still, Williams previously told PEOPLE that “it wasn’t tough at all” looking back on her life. “The life that I’m living right now is my best life,…

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GEORGIA POLICE CHIEF RESIGNS AFTER SHOCKING, RACIST CONVERSATION SURFACES … Says Slaves Had Their Needs Met

A police chief in Georgia has resigned and one of his officers was fired after video surfaced of an absolutely shocking, racist conversation in which they casually drop the n-word and say slavery met the needs of black people. Hamilton Police Chief Gene Allmond and Patrolman John Brooks didn’t realize Brooks’ bodycam was recording during their racist conversation. The patrolman talked about who he’d rather have sex with — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms or voting rights activist Stacey Abrams. Then, as they repeatedly drop the n-word, the Chief discusses slavery … “For the most part, it…

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Kelly Rowland and Husband Welcome Second Child Together: ‘We Are Truly Grateful!’

Congratulations are in order for Kelly Rowland and her husband Tim Weatherspoon, who welcomed their second child together. The Destiny’s Child alum took to social media on Saturday (Jan. 30) to announce the birth of the couple’s new baby son, Noah Jon Weatherspoon. “On the 21st day, of the 21st year, of the 21st Century, Noah Jon Weatherspoon greeted us!” the singer captioned a cute photo of her newborn spending time with his older brother, 6-year-old Titan. “We are truly grateful!” Rowland, 39, noted that Noah Jon was born on Jan. 21 at 8:13 p.m., measuring…

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Sauce Walka Calls Out Lil Uzi For “D**k Munching” His Style With Face Diamond

  Update 01/30/2021 4:39pm: Previously, Lil Uzi Vert took to social media to reveal that he had a new diamond in the works for himself, one that he reportedly spent $24 million on with Eliantte Jewelers. Now, Sauce Walka has called out the Philly rapper for biting his style. Via Instagram, Sauce Walka posted a screen shot of Uzi with the pink diamond being placed in front of his forehead. The caption on his post said “Keep following The leader lol 😂 YALL LOOK AT @eliantte@liluzivert GETTIN TO COPY A N***A DRIP…

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Lil Uzi Reveals He Paid Eliantte Jewelers $24M for Pink Diamond in Forehead

Lil Uzi Vert has been talked about amongst those who cop jewelry, and his creations with Elliot Eliantte Jewelers have always been highlighted. Now, the rapper has revealed that he has been paying millions of dollars for the last few years to implement a natural pink diamond in his face. According to the rapper, he spent millions on the stone, saying, “I’ve been paying for a natural pink diamond from Elliot for years now. This one stone cost so much I’ve been paying for it since 2017. That was the…

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Update: Lil Durk Releases Official Video for ‘Kanye Crazy’

  Update 01/29/2021 9:58pm: After previewing the wardrobe for his newly released video, Lil Durk had the internet buzzing about his visual homage to Kanye West. The Cole Bennett directed video for “Kanye Crazy” recreates some of the most iconic music videos and moments from Ye, ranging from the “Bound 2” video, to his MAGA phase, and even his infamous interview with Sway Calloway. Original 01/27/2021 9:45pm: Behind-the-scenes footage and images from Lil Durk’s upcoming video for “Kanye Crazy” shows the Chicagoan paying homage to his hometown legend. Durk dons…

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G Herbo Affiliate Lil Greg Reportedly Killed in Chicago

G Herbo affiliate Lil Greg was shot and killed in broad daylight on Thursday (January 28). According to local reports, authorities responded to calls of a shooting around 12:15 pm on the 1900 block of South State Street. Police say a suspect entered a business on the block and fired shots at 24-year-old Lil Greg before fleeing southbound on State Street. Lil Greg was shot in the face and transported to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead. There is an ongoing investigation surrounding the murder. G Herbo has yet…

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