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‘Saturday Night Live’ writer catches flak for slave skit

‘Saturday Night Live’ writer catches flak for slave skit

BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM Leslie Jones is under fire for her offensive “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update” skit about slavery. In fact, her “jokes” fell flat — leaving many uncomfortable. She put on her “Super Slave” skit — making offensive jokes about herself, slavery and the Black community. “The way we value Black beauty has changed,” Jones said.  “I’m single […]

First lady wows crowd at White House dinner

First lady wows crowd at White House dinner

FROM STAFF REPORTS President Obama got the laughs but First Lady Michelle Obama received the oohs and aahs for the dress she wore at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner last Saturday night in D.C. Blackvoices.com had this to say: “A-listers and politicos flocked to D.C. for the annual 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner wearing […]

Cee Lo Green almost released version of ‘Happy’ song

Cee Lo Green almost released version of ‘Happy’ song

EURWEB.COM When a song becomes a huge, international hit — like “Happy,’’ it’s hard to imagine any other singer — like Pharrell Williams – covering or releasing that song. Cee Lo Green is the R&B/pop/soul artist who almost released “Happy” as his own. But although, Green did the song — something (or somebodies) worked in Williams’ […]

OWN orders more of Deion Sanders’ reality show

OWN orders more of Deion Sanders’ reality show

FROM WIRE REPORTS Oprah Winfrey’s network has ordered more episodes of “Deion’s Family Playbook,” the cable channel has announced. The reality show follows Deion Sanders and his girlfriend, Hollywood producer Tracey Edmonds, as they juggle being public figures with each having their own kids, their individual careers, and splitting time between Texas and California. “Deion’s […]

Jazz and blues singer to perform at library

Jazz and blues singer to perform at library

Jazz and blues vocalist Sybil Gage will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway. Her performance will include pre-war blues, vaudeville, traditional jazz and original compositions. Born and raised in New Orleans, Gage had front-row schooling in jazz and blues. She has released two […]

WPUL-AM 1590 goes silent

WPUL-AM 1590 goes silent

Technical problems cause shutdown FROM STAFF REPORTS After 25 years, five months, 18 days, 21 hours, three minutes and 21 seconds of continuous radio broadcasting, WPUL-AM 1590, Volusia County’s only Black-owned radio station, signed off for the foreseeable future on Monday morning, Feb. 17, at 3:03 a.m. The reason for the shutdown: Technical problems. Covered […]

Traditional radio still popular as streaming grows, study says

Traditional radio still popular as streaming grows, study says

BY RYAN FAUGHNDER LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT Streaming music apps may be hot these days, but it will be a long time before they top the old-fashioned radio dial. Traditional AM / FM radio is still the most popular way for people to listen to music, news and talk, even as digital music offers more control […]

Shaq and Shaunie head to court over family reality show

Shaq and Shaunie head to court over family reality show

FROM WIRE REPORTS Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is saying “no way” to his ex-wife Shaunie’s plans for a new reality TV show. Shaunie, who is currently the executive producer of VH1’s “Basketball Wives,” has received a deal from the network for a new reality bit, titled “The Shaunie Project.” The show is to follow […]

Competition By Cable Networks for Black Viewers Grows With Popularity of OWN

Competition By Cable Networks for Black Viewers Grows With Popularity of OWN

Competition by Cable Networks for Black Viewers Grows With Popularity of OWN Cable viewing for the first week of June climbed significantly after the Memorial Day holiday, and competition for viewers’ attention was strong. Black households were locked in on new and old favorites: The NBA for the men, Disney for the kids and OWN’s […]

Al Jazeera America to Air Current Affairs Show With Kim Bondy

Al Jazeera America to Air Current Affairs Show With Kim Bondy

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch later this year, announced Thursday that a one-hour current affairs magazine program called “America Tonight” will be at the heart of its daily schedule. Former CNN executive producer Kim Bondy will be America Tonight’s senior executive producer. Adam May, Lori Jane Gliha and Christof […]

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