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Maya Rudolph’s NBC Variety Show: Guest List and Air Date Revealed

Maya Rudolph’s NBC Variety Show: Guest List and Air Date Revealed

(Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

(Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Maya Rudolph will make her return to NBC next month with some song and sketch — not to mention, a little help from her famous friends.  The network has slated her variety show special, titled The Maya Rudolph Show, to air on May 19 at 10 p.m., and the Saturday Night Live veteran — who recently starred in another Peacock comedy series, Up All Night— will be joined by

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Pharrell Interview on “Oprah Prime”. The whole interview is humble and thoughtful and definitely worth watching. Check it out on OWN!

Harvard Accepts Record Percentage of Black Students to Class of 2018

Harvard Accepts Record Percentage of Black Students to Class of 2018

475924741.jpg.CROP.rtstory-largeCollege admissions letters are out, and for the Class of 2018, Harvard University has accepted a record-high percentage of black students.

According to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, of Harvard’s total acceptances for the Class of 2018, 11.9 percent are black, the highest ever for the university. The journal estimates that nearly 170 black students will enter Harvard this fall.…

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Pharrell & Ellen Surprise Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences Students with $50K

Pharrell & Ellen Surprise Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences Students with $50K

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Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences (DAAS) students have a lot to be happy about today. In addition to dazzling web viewers with their now-viral rendition of Pharrell’s hit single, the kids got a huge gift from Ellen Degeneres today: $50,000!

According to DAAS CEO Maurice G. Morton, 80 percent of the schools’ students live at or below the poverty line, and 98 percent of them qualify for free or…

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Seattle Seahawks Superbowl Champ Christine Michael Takes Houston Teen Taylor Kirkwood to Prom

Seattle Seahawks Superbowl Champ Christine Michael Takes Houston Teen Taylor Kirkwood to Prom

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For most, prom night is one of the most memorable moments of a young girls life. For 18-year-old Taylor Kirkwood, Saturday night was her special night.  Kirkwood had everything a girl could ask for: the perfect earrings, perfect bracelet and the perfect pink dress.  In another room her date to the Anahuac High School prom was getting ready as well. He’s plays football but not for the high school…

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UPTOWN Magazine to Launch Initiative for Fathers of Color

UPTOWN Magazine to Launch Initiative for Fathers of Color

notorious-popU Brands and Nia Enterprises are collaborating to create a brand-new, multi-platform destination created exclusively for fathers of color called Notorious POP. The site will be a go to social destination dedicated to educating, entertaining and inspiring African American fathers and their families. U Brands, which owns and licenses underdeveloped brands that target underserved audiences, is the…

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Brooklyn Man Jonathan Fleming Cleared of Murder After Serving 25 Years

Brooklyn Man Jonathan Fleming Cleared of Murder After Serving 25 Years

Jonathan Fleming hugs his mom for the first time in 25 years.

NEW YORK – From the day of his 1989 arrest in a deadly New York City shooting, Jonathan Flemingsaid he had been more than 1,000 miles away, on a vacation at Disney World. Despite having documents to back him up, he was convicted of murder.  Prosecutors now agree with him, and Fleming left a Brooklyn court as a free man…

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Happy 68th Birthday, Singing Legend Al Green

Arkansas native Al Green, known as one the best soul singers of all time, celebrates his 68th birthday today.  

Happy 68th Birthday, Singing Legend Al Green

Arkansas native Al Green, known as one the best soul singers of all time, celebrates his 68th birthday today.  

Alonzo Mourning to be Inducted in 2014 NBA Hall of Fame

Some really big news for Alonzo Mourning, who won his NBA title with Miami Heat.  Mourning’s not only being inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame, but it’s a nice addition to being a board member of his alma mater, Georgetown University.

Alonzo Mourning to be Inducted in 2014 NBA Hall of Fame

Some really big news for Alonzo Mourning, who won his NBA title with Miami Heat.  Mourning’s not only being inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame, but it’s a nice addition to being a board member of his alma mater, Georgetown University.

Drake Grants 15-Year-Old Brain Cancer Patient Kennedy Brown’s Wish

Drake Grants 15-Year-Old Brain Cancer Patient Kennedy Brown’s Wish

Drake Grants Brain Cancer Patient's Wish

If you haven’t already figured it our from his music, hip-hop/pop star Drake has a really big heart and we’re super happy to see him share it in this way.

Last night, 15-year-old Kennedy Brown got the surprise of her life when Drizzy showed up on her doorstep unexpectedly. According to ABC News, Kennedy, who’s currently in hospice, was diagnosed with brain cancer two years ago, but this weekend…

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