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The first trailer has been released for the upcoming “Annie” remake, with Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis in the title role. Like the classic 1977 musical, Columbia’s modern-day “Annie” update follows 11-year-old little orphan Annie (“Beasts of the Southern Wild’s” Wallis), who has a chance encounter with wealthy businessman Benjamin Stacks (Jamie Foxx), an update on the Oliver […]

Congratulations, inspirational quotes and stunning photos of a Cinderella-esque Lupita Nyong’o are still circulating around social media after the “12 Years A Slave” actress’ epic…

In a rare television appearance, the incomparable Prince took over The Arsenio Hall Show kicking the show off with a debut performance of FUNKNROLL, a track off his upcoming album. The pop icon took a moment to answer questions from Arsenio’s audience, revealing his biggest pet peeve and what got his blood boiling at a […]

Now that Being Mary Jane is on hiatus until it returns for its second season on BET, it’s hard to get an Omari Hardwick fix. He played cheating married man Andre Daniels on the show, and at the season’s end, it looked unlikely that he would be back. Fortunately, he and 50 Cent have teamed […]

9-year-old Asean Jackson has had it up to here with Chicago politicians. He lets them know in an impassioned speech to protest school closures in Chicago. The Chicago public school district shut down 49 schools most in minority districts last year, forcing children to go to unfamiliar schools in different neighborhoods. Although the idea was […]

A group of black students at Harvard are making a powerful statement about the institutional racism they say they have experienced through an eye-opening photography project. “Our voices often go unheard on this campus, our experiences are devalued, our presence is questioned,” their website, itooamharvard.tumblr.com, says. “This project is our way of speaking back, of […]

At this point, anyone can get a reality TV show, and it looks like nobody’s tired of them yet. In an obvious nod to the successful TLC show “Dance Moms,” Lifetime is premiering their brand new reality show Bring It. Set in the world of hip-hop dance majorettes – which we frankly didn’t even know […]

Check out what happened when Pharrell gave a “priceless” surprise to one of his fans named Queen while she was having fun with a play group dancing to his gleeful hit “Happy”. Kudos to Queen for rocking an awesome fairy costume! Like this video? Head over to “The Black Beat” to see what other viral […]

Pharrell Williams performed Happy at the 86th Academy Awards and the best part of the performance was his moment with Lupita Nyong’o! How can you not love her! (GIF: Buzzfeed)

Uh oh, Ms. Chaka Khan did not appreciate the comparison to Beyoncé at all. The 60-year-old red-headed beauty isn’t the first “old school” diva that’s not exactly Beyoncé friendly. Remember when Aretha Franklin went in on her for calling Tina Turner “the queen?” How about when the late Etta James let the world know how pissed […]

Has the question ‘I wonder what it would be like to date a white woman’ ever popped up into any of your heads? Are you the type of person that will strictly put down the possibility of even dating a white woman?  If that is you, then Steve Wilson of The D.L. Hughley Show wants […]

CNN’s Don Lemon has an emotional reaction to President Barack Obama‘s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. What do you think about Obama’s plan for young men of color? Want to see more videos like this? Head over to “The Black Beat” to see what other viral videos and stories we’re sharing! Visit HERE