Common Fired as Graduation Speaker in NJ Because of Assata Shakur Song

The crusade of New Jersey responding ignorantly to Assata Shakur continues; this week Kean University cancelled Common as their commencement speaker because of his 2000 song, “A Song for Assata,” detailing how Shakur was framed by New Jersey State Police and later found asylum in Cuba. » 4/01/15 4:15pm 4/01/15 4:15pm

Kim Kardashian Broke The Internet and Now Rob Broke Instagram 

Wishing people a Happy Birthday on social media is sort of a cop out: a way to spread tidings of good cheer without having to pull aside a waitress to request a secret birthday tiramisu to arrive at the table after dinner, or even go to a group dinner and figure out how to split the bill 8 ways to begin with. » 3/22/15 7:40pm 3/22/15 7:40pm

Beyoncé Closed Out the Grammys With 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord'

Beyoncé, the artist who should've won Album of the Year, effectively glowed on the Grammys stage to close out the show tonight, performing "Take My Hand, Precious Lord," a gospel hymn that her mom Tina Knowles used to sing to her. (Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin also both performed the song at two separate… » 2/09/15 12:01am 2/09/15 12:01am

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Sent Food Trucks to Feed NYC Protesters

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen did their part to support the protesters who were out demonstrating against the death of Eric Garner, racism and police brutality over the weekend. On Sunday, the celebrity power couple paid for several food trucks to go to Lincoln Square in New York City—where some protesters have… » 12/08/14 10:28am 12/08/14 10:28am

Clichéd Yet Moving John Legend Video Stars Laverne Cox and Tig Notaro

John Legend has a video out for his song, "You & I (Nobody in The World)." The whole thing is cheesy in that "you don't know you're beautiful" way, but it does feature a diverse range of women — in terms of race, age, and experience — and showcases the great Laverne Cox and Tig Notaro. Check it out. » 7/11/14 3:45pm 7/11/14 3:45pm