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Convicted murderer Cyntoia Brown is a free woman. She was released from prison today, Aug. 7. after Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam commuted her life sentence in January. Brown was a 16-year-old runaway when she fatally shot real estate agent John Allen, 43, in the back of the head while he slept in 2002. She was sentenced to life in prison in 2004.

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Netflix Killer Mike

Rapper Killer Mike stars in a new six-episode Netflix original series titled Trigger Warning, that takes on social issues and promotes the growth of Black-owned businesses in Atlanta. In the series, Mike tests the power of the Black dollar by only spending money in the Black community for three days.

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Michelle and Barack Obama

Barack and Michelle Obama became ordinary civilians on Jan. 20, 2017, after Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. But he won't get rid of them that easily. Netflix just signed the power couple to a multi-year web programming deal.

Barack and Michelle formed a production company called Higher Ground Productions to produce online programming that will promote their political and social agendas.

Netflix said the Obamas would make “a diverse mix of content,” potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries or features, according to the Associated Press.

“We hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the wider world,” Barack said in the Netflix statement.

“Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others,” Michelle Obama added.

“We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer.

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Blue Ivy and JAY-Z

JAY-Z and Beyonce's precocious daughter Blue Ivy is beginning to assert herself in a way her mother, Beyonce, never could.

In a sit down chat with talk show veteran David Letterman for his new Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, JAY-Z told Letterman about a touching moment he shared with his daughter.

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Whoopi Goldberg and MoNique

Mo'Nique's career isn't dead in the water. The comedian and actress visited ABC's The View on Thursday to explain why she called for a Netflix boycott. The 50-year-old actress accused Netflix of racial and gender bias after she was offered millions less than her comedic counterparts.

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