Coffee Talk: Activist Group Demands White House Revoke Bill Cosby's Medal of Freedom

Plus: Beyonce to headline Global Citizens Festival, T.D. Jakes will guest star on Braxton Family Values, Kel Mitchell returns to Nickelodeon and more! 

Taylor Lewis Jul, 09, 2015

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The comedian is being charged for aggravated indecent assault.

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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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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 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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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]

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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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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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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]


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