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"Thanks Obama" mixes funk, soul, hip-hop, R&B, jazz from the contemporary to the classic.

Ferguson released a statement saying she would "graciously accept" the Inauguration proposal if she was permitted to sing one of the most impactful psalms about racism in America.

If The Donald is real enough to oblige, we have a few more musical suggestions that could help re-define his already tarnished presidency and maybe, just maybe, make America great for once.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Illinois has lost more people than any other state during the course of the year.

Jamilah Lemieux reflects on the prospect of Donald Trump's presidency, its causes and inevitable consequences.

Ayesha Curry, the wife of Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, was very vocal throughout the entire NBA Finals. Now that LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have won the 2016 title, Cavs fans are wasting no time mocking Ayesha. Brandon Lamp, the creator of Lamp Apparel, designed a t-shirt inspired by the film […]

Zoe Saldana has received a lot of scrutiny ever since she was chosen to play Nina Simone in the legendary singer's recent biopic.

There’s no doubt in my mind that when Zoe Saldana signed on to do the Nina Simone biopic, her heart was filled with pure reverence for the high priestess of soul. I’m sure she thought it would be one of the greatest challenges of her life and if she could pull it off, she’d be […]

Fox Searchlight released the first trailer of The Birth of a Nation. The award-winning biopic of Nat Turner is scheduled for release in October.

During Thursday's edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed the backlash over Saldana's portrayal of Simone and the subsequent discussion of colorism within the African-American community.

Similar to Tyra Banks, who recently had her son York at age 42, Queen Latifah says she's ready to be a mom at age 45.