Plus: Beyonce to headline Global Citizens Festival, T.D. Jakes will guest star on Braxton Family Values, Kel Mitchell returns to Nickelodeon and more!
Arrest Warrant Issued for Bill Cosby
The comedian is being charged for aggravated indecent assault.
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Beyonce to Headline New York's Free 2015 Global Citizen Festival
We don't think you're ready for this jelly. Billboard reports that Beyonce will be headlining the free September Global Citizen Festival in Central Park. Yes, you read that correctly—free! Tickets are available to anyone who commits to some form of community service. Visit the festival website for more information. [Pitchfork]
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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Fires Police Commissioner Anthony Batts
Citing the city's increasing homicides, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced during a news conference yesterday that she would be firing police commissioner Anthony Batts. "…As we have seen in recent weeks, too many continue to die on our streets, including three just last night and one lost earlier today," she said. "Families are tired of feelings this pain, and so am I." Deputy police commissioner Kevin Davis will be serving as interim police commissioner. [Wall Street Journal]
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Ciara is the New Ambassador of Topshop
Ciara is the new USA ambassador of major fashion brand, TopShop. The news was announced at the Fashion Retail Academy Awards in London, and Ciara later took to Twitter to confirm. "I'm So Excited!" she wrote. There's nothing better than an ongoing winning streak! Congratulations Ciara! [The YBF]
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T.D. Jakes to Counsel Braxton Sisters on 'Braxton Family Values'
It's time for a Braxton intervention. T.D. Jakes is scheduled to guest star on tonight's Braxton Family Values to help smooth out some of the drama between the sisters. We hope Jakes and all of the Braxtons are able to work everything out! [Hello Beautiful]
Kel Mitchell is Returning to Nickelodeon for a New Series
Who says you can't come home again? Kel Mitchell of Kenan & Kel is returning to his home network of Nickelodeon to star in an upcoming series, Game Shakers. Kel will be playing a rapper who befriends a group of middle school students who have created a successful app. Who cares that it's a kids show? We'll definitely be tuning in! [Entertainment Weekly]
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LA Times Hires #BlackTwitter Reporter
Does Black Twitter warrant its own reporter? The L.A. Times seems to think so. The California newspaper just hired a #BlackTwitter reporter to cover the hottest news stories trending on Black Twitter on any given day. We bet Black Twitter has a few thoughts about this new position! [Huffington Post]
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Black Twitter Comes to MTV2 with Charlamagne tha God
What if someone took all the shade, and real talk elements of Black Twitter and put it on television? That's exactly the premise of Charlamagne Tha God new MTV2 show, premiering this Friday, July 10th. Uncommon Sense is a half-hour comedy talk show discussing social media's hottest topics. There's no word on whether the show will also cover the activism side of Black Twitter. [All Hip Hop]