It has been announced that Keke Palmer will host her very own daily talk show on BET this summer, making her the youngest talk show host ever at the age of 20. The actress/singer will cover many topics like fashion, social issues, pop culture, and interview special guests.
Judge Greg Mathis will executive produce the daily show that is tentively titled “The Keke Palmer Project.” It is set to air on BET this July. Big congrats goes out to Keke Palmer!
Kanye West and Common have decided to collaborate in an effort to help their native city of Chicago. The city has been filled with crime and violence that seems to have increased more and more over recent years. One of the issues that Chi Town has faced is the unemployment rate specifically for young black males between the ages of 16 to 24. A 2014 January report revealed that 92% of this demographic is currently unemployed.
After hearing about this major issue, Kanye and Common have joined forces by deciding to combine their two charities, Common Ground Foundation and Donda’s House. The two organizations will team up to help rapper Rhymefest host an annual music festival which will help promote job creation for the youth of Chicago. Common had this to say about the decision to help create jobs:
“Any time I hear of innocent people getting shot and killed and young people with guns, it hurts. I felt I have to do more than just write songs about Chicago. Obviously, one of the biggest reasons our kids are going through what they’re going through is because of poverty. I was doing an event in the neighborhood and there were some kids from Englewood and I said, ‘Man, what do y’all really need? What’s gonna stop this?” And they were like, ‘We need money. Man, if we could work.’ They want a chance.”
The two charity organizations plan to launch at least 1,000 jobs this summer and add more and more jobs on a yearly basis.
Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs has been chosen by Howard University to deliver the Commencement Speech this year.
The Hip Hop mogul attended Howard in the late 1980s, where he gained a reputation for throwing parties that attracted thousands of college students. The University President, Wayne Frederick believes that him being a Howard student is what ignited his entrepreneurial spirit.
The school will honor him by giving him an honorary doctorate in the humanities. They will also honor jazz legend Benny Golson, Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi, CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer, and transplant surgeon Clive Callender.
A 15 year old teenage girl named Kennedy Brown got a very surprising visit from Drake in Houston, Texas after her friends used social media to get his attention. Kennedy, a huge fan of Drizzy, is currently suffering from a cancerous brain tumor that has forced her to stop attending school.
After organizing a prom and graduation for Kennedy, her friends decided to do more for her by using the hashtag #DrakeForKen in hopes that Drake would get wind of her story and he did. After stating that he would record a personalized video for Kennedy, Drake decided to actually pay her a visit and meet her face to face.
Check out these great photos below posted on Drake’s Instagram after stating “All these beautiful people #drakeforken turned into #kenfordrake I am so happy.”
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nas’ hip hop debut album “Illmatic,” a documentary following the career and impact of the legendary rapper is being released. The film is set to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival the day after Illmatic’s re-release on April 16th.
A thankful Nas issued this statement about the upcoming documentary:
“I want to thank the Tribeca Film Festival for supporting the film with the incredible platform they’ve built over the years. It’s an honor to premiere this film in my hometown. I also want to thank One9 and Erik Parker for their persistence and hard work. Those guys and I come from the same place and era, which gives the doc an authenticity that is important to me. We wanted this film to represent the real, from the storyline all the way down to the directors and producers.”
Sneaker heads won’t have to wait long for a new release from Kanye West according to the man himself. Today at the Adidas Global Brand Conference in Germany, Kanye spoke about the new shoes and added, “You will see the next Yeezys in June!”
After a public war with Nike about release dates and treatment from the people up top, it appears that Kanye is in a much happier space making shoes for the Adidas brand. Check out the video below as Kanye speaks about creativity and the new Yeezys!
After a mass shooting at The Fort Hood Military base in Texas, which left over a dozen people injured and four dead, including the shooter, President Barack Obama spoke about the tragedy. Watch as Obama speaks about being heartbroken over the shooting.
According to the trailer for season 3 of MTV’s ‘Catfish,’ it looks like people are still being fooled by internet users who pretend to be someone else. The very popular MTV show is back for another season and from the looks of this new trailer, you can bet that there will be many shocked and heartbroken people once they meet who they thought was their online lover.
Stop being fooled by pretty pictures and do your research when you meet someone online! Check out the trailer for season 3 of ‘Catfish’ below! The show will make its return May 7th on MTV.
In 2011, Jazmine Sullivan announced that she would no longer make music after only two albums. Well, it looks like she now has a change of heart and fans can rejoice!
During a show in London, Jazmine announced that she is currently making music and promised that a new album will be released this year. Check out the songstress singing her hit single “Need U Bad” below!