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You Got Your Degree in Beyoncénomics? Surprising Pop Culture College Courses

July 10th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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Pop culture always seems to have a way of influencing society whether it’s through trendy styles and habits. Should it be that surprising that universities across the country are also taking note and even tailoring classes to discuss non-traditional topics? Take a look at these surprising pop culture college courses. Does it make you want to go back to school?

From “Friend Of Mine” To “Honey”: Classic Songs You Didn’t Know Stevie J Wrote And Produced

June 19th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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While Stevie J is known for many things these days that aren’t the most positive (including slacking on paying child support, acting the fool on reality TV and being a habitual cheater), his work in music is something he can look back on with pride. He’s behind a slew of classic jams, as he was one of the key in-house producers and writers for Bad Boy Entertainment in the ’90s. What jams you say? Why, take a look…

“Friend Of Mine” by Kelly Price

Stevie J was co-writer and co-producer of this popular track about a downtrodden woman recounting the pain of a trifling friend who stole her man by hopping in the sack with him. The award-winning song went all the way to the top of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and is one of Price’s biggest hits (for songs she was the main performer on). 

Dr. Diddy? 12 Celebrities Who Received Honorary Doctorate Degrees

May 12th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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With graduation season in full swing, there has been an increase celebrities being asked to give commencement speeches. Many of them inspire us not only with their star power but also with lives that have been an example to dream big and work hard to reach those goals.

But does that mean they are entitled to a PhD?

Here’s a look at 12 celebrities who received honorary doctorates. You might be surprised by some on the list and not so much for others. Are you a part of the group who believe it’s OK to honor them? Or do you think it’s unfair that they’re rewarded without cracking the books?

“#ProudDaD”: Diddy’s Son, Christian Combs, Heads Off To His First Senior Prom As A Sophomore [Photos]

May 7th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Twins!

Christian Combs, the youngest son of Diddy…Puff Daddy…or just Sean Combs, went to the prom for the first time last week. A sophomore at his high school, Combs, 16, actually attended the senior prom, rolling through as the date of an older friend (or his girlfriend–you never know. I knew senior girls who dated freshman boys when I was in school…). Decked in a white suit jacket, leather pants and sneakers, Combs did prom his own way, but still managed to coordinate with his date with an orange boutineer to match her orange skirt and lace top. For the night’s festivities, Combs and his date were driven in a Maybach (but now that he’s 16, he could have driven himself). Daddy Combs was quite excited about his son’s first prom, posting pics on Instagram with captions that included the following:

“My son who is a sophomore going to his first senior prom. Man life is moving faster than a muthaf**ka! Have fun tonight @kingcombs and don’t do anything I would do! Lol Love you king!! #CombsFamily#KingCombs”

“So fresh so clean! Christians 1st prom. Crazy#proudDaD”

Looks like a good time was had by all. Check out a few more of the pics from Christian’s big night out and share your thoughts.

 

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The LA Clippers Are (Probably) For Sale! Here Are Potential Buyers Of Donald Sterling’s NBA Team

April 30th, 2014 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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clippers warriorsSorry Donald Sterling. Your foul, bigoted mouth has finally caught up with you!  The  Los Angeles Clippers owner is not only banned from the NBA after his vile tirade, but it’s likely that he’ll be forced to sell the team, as announced by league commissioner Adam Silver.

In response to the Sterling tape, Magic Johnson, who was at the center of his narrow-minded diatribe said: “He shouldn’t own a team anymore. And he should stand up and say, ‘I don’t want to own a team any more.” Siding with the basketball legend, tons of potential buyers are lining up to place their bid on the Clippers. The team is worth $575 million, up from $12 million when Sterling purchased the team in 1981, according to CNN Money.

First, a thumbs up from 22 out of 29 owners is needed to revoke Sterling’s ownership rights. That’s not stopping the likes of Diddy and Rick Ross from showing early interest in the LA Clippers! Check out the list celebrities who cannot wait to get their hands on the frazzled NBA team!

“My Princesses”: Diddy’s Daughters Model For Clothing Line, And He’s Already Issuing A Warning To Future Suitors [Photos]

April 28th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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As beautiful as Diddy’s (or Puff Daddy…or Sean Combs–whatever) daughters are, he’s going to have his hands full when they get older and the little snot-nosed boys start coming around, and he already knows it.

Chance, D’Lila and Jessie took part in a campaign for the children’s line, Ruum American Kids Wear and their spring/summer collection. According to Black Celeb Kids, the line is currently celebrating one year of business of making clothes for toddlers and kids, and it looks like they wanted to put some new faces to their line, and they got these three little ladies. 

Diddy posted the photos from the campaign on his Instagram, referring to the girls as “my princesses” and saying “I think I’m in love!” But he also sent out a message to future suitors, since he knows that his daughters will be heartbreakers:

Attention all boys!! Oooooohhhh I’m in trouble!!! But trust me on everything on my life … It’s not going down lol haaaa”

What do you think of the girls and their shoot for Ruum? Check out more shots of the girls below, and also, get to know more about the clothing line by checking out their website. These gals are models in the making!

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Check Out The Combs Family Easter Card, Ciara’s Baby Bump, And Roc And Roe

April 21st, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Another holiday has come and gone, which means another special message from Diddy and his crew.

Yesterday, the proud papa of six revealed the Combs Family Easter card and it’s just as adorable as the one they debuted this past Christmas. Posting the pic on Instagram, Diddy wrote:

Happy Resurrection Sunday! Happy Easter! Spend today with the ones you love! Wishing nothing but love and happiness to you and yours, Love #CombsFamily@quincy @princejdc @kingcombs #JessieJames#DlilaStar #FancyChancey photo cred:@nicksaglimbeni

Featured are Diddy’s 7-year-old twins D’Lila and Jessie, looking just like their mama Kim, and 7-year-old Chance, while front and Center sits Diddy himself along with sons Justin, Quincy, and Christian.

Diddy wasn’t the only celebrity family man spending time with the kiddos this past Easter Sunday. The Carey-Cannon crew looked like they had an amazing time painting Easter eggs yesterday and we are gushing over Ciara’s baby bump with the Easter bunny. Check out the pics on the next few pages.

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Who Finally Beat Jay Z? Check Out Forbes’ Top 5 Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists Of 2014!

April 17th, 2014 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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Forbes‘ Top 5 Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists list has remained unchanged for three years — until now! Jay Z can no longer claim his throne as the second-richest rap mogul in America. And while Diddy (unsurprisingly) tops the list again, he’s about $120 million richer this time around!

Diddy can now boast to being worth a whopping $700 million — a sweet upgrade from last year’s $580 million, thanks to a majority equity stake in Revolt TV, a new channel focused on up-and-coming music aficionados.

“Right now my focus is Revolt and making it the number one, most-trusted, most credible worldwide brand for music,” he recently told Forbes in an interview. “And to get Revolt to be the quintessential definition of real time. I think that’s the future.”

Diddy is closer to becoming a billionaire than ever! At $700 million, Ciroc Obama — as he once dubbed himself — damn near can’t be surpassed.

Jay Z and Dr. Dre, however, have been neck-and-neck for years with Hov having the slight advantage. But this time, the Beats headphone tycoon penned a deal with Carlyle for a cool $500 million — “Beats’ value is soaring toward $2 billion,” Forbes adds. Dr. Dre pushed Jay Z out the way and secured second place with a net worth of $550 million; he was at $350 million just last year!

Jay Z falls down to third place with a net worth of $520 million, a step up from 2013′s $475 million. Much of Jay Z’s recent growth comes from Roc Nation, the sports management agency that the Holy Grail rapper added to his record label.

Birdman, founder of Cash Money, has seen a slight jump in his net worth — $150 million to $160 million in one year. The record label includes hip hop’s most lucrative artists such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne. “Diversification is on the way with Cash Money Content, a YMCMB clothing line and GT Vodka,” Forbes adds.

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson saw his net worth increase by $15 million. Currently worth $140 million, the laid-back rapper owes his fortunes to his VitaminWater venture.

The Forbes‘ Top 5 list hasn’t seen new rappers on the list since 2010 — Jay Z and Diddy was No.1 and No.2 respectively, but Akon and Lil Wayne followed with Dr. Dre in fifth place.

And if you want to learn more about how Hov made it to the top of this list, check out the latest Moguldom Studios documentary.

#DroppingBars: Howard University Commencement 2014 Speaker Will Be Sean Combs

April 16th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University’s commencement speech this year in Washington.

The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields.

Combs was a Howard student in the late 1980s. He will receive an honorary doctorate in the humanities. He went on to create his Puff Daddy persona and built his own business and brand. Last year he launched an all-music TV channel, Revolt, aiming to create the ESPN of music. It airs in about 20 million U.S. homes.

Read more about Sean Combs’ commencement address at BlackVoices.com  

Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs To Speak At Howard U’s Commencement Ceremony, Receive Honorary Doctorate

April 15th, 2014 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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Next month, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs will be delivering a speech to Howard University seniors Diddy-bopping their way out of college, Complex reports. And Black Twitter seems to be quite pleased with this year’s selection!

“Diddy’s net worth is greater than Howard’s Endowment. Just to give some context,” one Twitter user said. “Diddy is the speaker at Howard’s graduation this year. that’s pretty cool,” another posted. But as expected, there will always be a handful of critics. A few are just a bit unimpressed with Diddy’s educational background — or lack there of:

Diddy is gonna make the commencement speech at Howard but what is he gonna say. ‘Well I dropped outta here & got rich but good luck,’” Alex Newell tweeted.

“Lmao why is Diddy Howard’s commencement speaker? He didn’t even graduate from college,” Lindsey posted.

Combs did in fact attend Howard University as a business major, but he barely completed a semester before dropping out in 1989. The ambitious young Diddy went on to intern at Uptown Records in New York City. Fast forward to the present — and well — let’s just say it was well-worth skipping the four-year college track.

Perhaps Combs, now worth $580 million, learned more about business and entrepreneurship on-the-job, in the real world, than he ever would at Howard.

“He sat in classrooms where our students sit, walked ‘The Yard,’ and like many students, his entrepreneurial spirit was sparked at Howard. We know he will inspire our class to work hard and to always strive for excellence,” interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick said of Combs. “We are honored to have Mr. Combs serve as our speaker,” Frederick added in a press statement.

The man of many names will be receiving an honorary doctorate in humanities. Other special guests receiving honorary doctorates include CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, transplant surgeon Clive Callendar, jazz musician Benny Golson, and PepsiCo’s CEO Indra Nooyi.

A few other HBCUs have announced their commencement speakers for Spring of 2014 as well:

Xavier University of LouisianaBlair Underwood, actor, producer, and writer.

Morehouse CollegeJeh Johnson, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Tuskegee UniversityLt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, the 53rd U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Claflin UniversityDr. Charles Ogletree, prominent law professor at Harvard, mentor to President Obama

North Carolina A&T State UniversityBill Haslam, the 49th Governor of the State of Tennessee

Speakers for other HBCUs such as like Spelman, FAMU, Fisk University, Dillard University, and Clark Atlanta University are TBA.