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Don Lemon Criticizes CNN, Suggests Its Coverage of the Va. Gunman Was Slightly Homophobic   

By Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele The CNN anchor didn’t understand why the cable news channel kept focusing on Vester Flanagan II’s sexuality.  Read More

Joseline and Her ‘Steebie Jay’ Are Getting Their Own Spin-Off Show on VH1

By Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele They’ll probably get to film with whomever they want, so there will probably be less of the unnecessary drama and more of their work lives.  Read More

Kanye West’s Best Moment Came During Hurricane Katrina 

By Yesha Callahan Ten years later, the Chicago rapper’s impromptu speech is still one of his best pieces of work—ever.  Read More

Spike Lee to Receive Honorary Oscar  

By Yesha Callahan It’s been a long time in the making for the legendary filmmaker.  Read More

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