nia long

Actress Nia Long graces the cover of the April/May issue of UPTOWN magazine. Long is best known for her roles in urban/hood movies such as Boyz n the Hood, Love Jones, Friday and The Best Man.

At 45, the sexy actress says she’s done playing roles that limits her growth as an actress.

“I’m a woman over 40, so thank God I’m working,” she told UPTOWN. “I’m not trying to be an ingénue anymore. I wouldn’t want those opportunities because then that would just mean that I haven’t grown.”

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Bryshere Gray

Bryshere Gray covers the Spring 2016 issue of Heed magazine. The digital issue will be available for download just in time for the season 2 return of Empire tonight (March 30).

Inside Heed magazine, Bryshere reflects on using his social media fame to affect social justice for young black people in America.

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Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani says she hopes one of her sons turns out to be gay. In an interview with gay website Pridesource.com, the 46-year-old singer said her love for her son would not change if he came out of the closet.

“I would be blessed with a gay son,” said Stefani, who is mother to three boys, Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 2.

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Khia and Funky Dineva

Queen Khia went all the way IN on troubled blogger Funky Dineva during a no-holds barred radio interview in Atlanta on Tuesday.

Khia, who is best known for her rap song “My Neck, My Back”, dragged Dineva unmercifully in a profanity-laced read on ARS Atlanta radio.

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Lord Jamar

Outspoken rapper Lord Jamar says singer Ciara Harris‘ lawsuit against her baby daddy, rapper Future Hendrix, is “more destruction of the black family.”

Jamar said Ciara and Future should come together to raise their son.

He said the welfare system promotes single mothers in the black community. But he also notes that single mothers raising black boys alone contributes to the problem.

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