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via BlackDoctor: Patti LaBelle, Auntie Patti, Ms. LaBelle, Lady Marmalade…whatever you want to call her, Patti’s name is synonymous with good music and big smiles. Born Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards in Philadelphia on May 24, 1944, her career spans over a half of century with awards, critical acclaim and a string of hits. When Patti LaBelle learned […]

via Joy105: Singer Jennifer Hudson sings “Amazing Grace” in tribute to Aretha Franklin, who received a special music citation during the 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners awards luncheon at Columbia University, Tuesday May 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)  With bad weather in Chicago on Monday and her flight canceled, Jennifer Hudson fretted at […]

WELLINGTON, Ohio – There is a train derailment in the village of Wellington at Magyar and Wheeling street. This is just a few blocks off of main street. The first reports of the derailment came in around 6 a.m. State Route 18 and 58 are closed. 10 to 15 cars derailed. Assistant Fire Chief Bill […]

ROCKY RIVER– It’s the Tuesday lunch hour. Phones have been ringing off the hook and tables filling fast, as many are just hearing the news. After 42 years, Michael’s Restaurant in Rocky River will soon be closing its doors for good. “I have a really hard time to make the decision, but it finally happened, […]

CLEVELAND– There were eight overdose deaths in the county over Memorial Day weekend, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office. Fentanyl is likely to blame. The fatalities happened from May 24 to May 27. Victims’ ages ranged from 41 to 65, and most were from Cleveland. “I’m deeply concerned about the number of overdose […]

via MissyB/GetUpMornings: This is a super deal for the kids this summer! via CNN.com: This summer, AMC Theatres is offering a sweet $4 deal for a movie, popcorn, fruit snacks and a drink. From June 5 to August 14, participating theaters will offer discounted showings of PG movies on Wednesday mornings. The list of titles includes “Smallfoot,” […]

The community made it clear that there is a demand to hear more from uninterrupted, black voices… check out A Space For Creators for some wish fulfillment. The entertainment landscape is changing rapidly. A growing wave of multicultural content appears to be hitting its stride. Recently, NewsOne informed you about the launch of the financial […]

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via BlackAmericaWeb: As previously reported, eight months after the death of Aretha Franklin, three handwritten wills have been found in her suburban Detroit home. At the time of her death last August of pancreatic cancer, lawyers and family members said the Queen of Soul had no will, but three handwritten versions were reportedly discovered earlier this […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: Moviegoers voted with their dollars and chose the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend. The Walt Disney Co.’s live-action remake of “Aladdin” crushed the competition at the box office, which included two new original R-rated films that opened as counterprogramming to the family pic: The critically acclaimed teen comedy “Booksmart” and […]

via essence/fox8: FOUR-YEAR-OLD MADISON JADE IS ADAMANT ABOUT PRINCESS JASMINE’S INDEPENDENCE. A message from a four-year-old girl to Disney has gone viral after she critiqued the company’s damsel in distress storyline in the new live-action remake of the classic Aladdin. According to USA Today, Madison Jade and her family were planning to see the new flick this […]

via essence: CELEBS ARE SHOWING OFF HOW THEY PLAN TO SOAK UP THE SUN THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. It’s been a long winter, and summertime is finally here! Check out how your favorite celebrities are enjoying their first peek into the new season this Memorial Day weekend. 01 Ciara and Russell Wilson The gorgeous couple […]