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Atlantic RecordsMeek Mill is reporting live from the “Other Side of America” with his new single.  The Philly rapper passionately expresses his anguish and fear towards police in the wake of George Floyd‘s death, while reflecting on his childhood growing up in Philly. The track closes with a clip from Meek’s 2018 interview with CNN’s Michael Smerconish, where he recalls the experience of many black […]

ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty ImagesKanye West will pay for George Floyd‘s daughter’s college education, the rapper’s representative told ABC News. West has donated $2 million to charities associated with Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, set up a college fund for six-year-old Gianna Floyd, and has promised to pay legal costs for the families of Arbery and Taylor, his spokesperson added. West, […]

ABC/ Heidi GutmanKerry Washington is proud of her 2019 Netflix film American Son, and prouder that people are watching it as a way of “deepening their compassion” amid the death of George Floyd and the national protests that followed. The film, an adaptation of Kenny Leon’s critically acclaimed Broadway play, examines race relations in America, and follows a recently separated interracial […]

Emma McIntyre/Getty ImagesOprah Winfrey, along with the Oprah Winfrey Network, will host a global 2-night special OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here? in response to the country’s current state of civil unrest following the death of Geroge Floyd.  The special hopes to shed some light and “offer insight” through discussions on how the country can move forward. Winfrey and some […]

Courtesy of Sharp & Associates PRKellita Smith is opening up about Bernie Mac‘s behind-the-scenes struggle to bring his Emmy-Award winning comedy, The Bernie Mac Show, to broadcast. Smith, who played Mac’s wife Wanda McCullough on the series, tells ABC Audio that the network wasn’t initially on board with the way Mac wanted to air his family comedy. “I think […]

ABC/Image Group LAOn Thursday, Gabrielle Union filed a harassment lawsuit against NBC and the production behind America’s Got Talent. A statement from the actress’ attorney, Bryan Freedman, explained why she is suing the Comcast-owned network, along with Freemantle Productions, Simon Cowell and his entertainment company Syco.  The statement begins, “When Gabrielle Union informed NBC of racially offensive conduct during the taping of America’s […]

Noam Galai/Getty ImagesOutkast‘s Big Boi says his collaboration album with smooth singer-songwriter and producer Sleepy Brown, Big Sleepover, was “complete and ready to go” before COVID-19.  Now he’s just waiting to release it. “Yeah, it’s done. The whole pandemic happened and then, we put the brakes on it,” he tells ABC Audio. “But the album is complete and ready to go.” […]

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicN.W.A.’s classic 1988 anti-police-brutality anthem “[Eff] tha Police,” Childish Gambino’s “This Is America,” YG’s “FDT” and more protest songs have seen a huge spike in streaming numbers in the last week.  Thousands have sought classic protest songs and music of comfort for inspiration and strength amid protests after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after a […]

Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.comBeyoncé is among the many celebrities who continue to speak out in the name of racial injustice, following the tragic death of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody. Like many, Queen B accepts as a small victory the fact that on Wednesday, charges were brought against all four officers involved in Floyd’s death. […]

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria’s SecretAfter the music industry’s Black Out Tuesday, Warner Music Group announced a $100 million fund to “support charitable causes related to the music industry, social justice and campaigns against violence and racism.”  The announcement comes after The Weeknd called out major record labels and streaming services — including Warner, Sony, Universal, Spotify […]


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