Coffee Talk: Is Janet Jackson Getting Ready to Release a New Album?

Plus: Jay Z and Beyoncé reportedly buy a home in New Orleans, Cissy Houston opens up about Bobbi Kristina's condition, Chris Rock shares his thoughts on Freddie Gray, and more!

Jolie A. Doggett May, 11, 2015

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Janet Jackson may have been laying low for a while but now she’s ready to get back to work. The singer reportedly joined Atlantic Records and plans to release a new album this summer, possibly as soon as July. It’s been so long since we’ve had new music from Janet but we’re so excited, we’d even settle for a greatest hits record. [Hello Beautiful]

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Beyoncé and Jay Z are have reportedly bought a a home in the Big Easy, and where else would the couple live except an extravagant church turned mansion in the Garden District? Bey and Jay just purchased “La Casa de Castille” in New Orleans, a 13,292 square foot manor listed at $2.6 million built in 1925. The building was formerly a Presbyterian Church that was later used as a ballet studio. [Hello Beautiful]

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Cissy Houston has come to terms with her granddaughter’s condition. She’s sure Bobbi Kristina isn’t getting any better and is leaning on the Lord for strength and peace.

"She's the same, she's not progressing at all," Houston told Entertainment Tonight. "She's not gone yet, but you know, whatever the Lord decides, I'm ready for her... I have nothing to do with that. That's His job. It's His territory, you know? And I understand it." [ET Online]

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Chris Rock has always been one to tell it like it is and he did just that in a recent interview with Guardian about the Baltimore Uprisings and the death of Freddie Gray. 

“What’s weird is that it never happens to white kids,” he said.  “There’s no evidence that white youngsters are any less belligerent, you know? We can go to any Wall Street bar and they are way bigger assholes than in any other black bar. But will I see cops stop shooting black kids in my lifetime? Probably not.” [Guardian]

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Magic Johnson loves the kids. The NBA legend donated $1 million to the nonprofit OneGoal Chicago, an organization that helps to support and train the nation’s most effective teachers. Johnson joined the organization’s national board and has been a long-time supporter of improving the lives of low income youth. [Black Enterprise]

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