Aretha Franklin and Tamron Hall

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is calling on the Motown family to help Flint, Michigan residents during the manmade water crisis.

Flint’s water supply became contaminated with lead and other pollutants when the city switched its drinking water source from Detroit’s water supply to the Flint River.

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Actor Will Smith is one of the few black stars on the official (read: white) Hollywood A-list. But his membership into that exclusive club may be in jeopardy.

In an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America, Smith confirmed he will not attend the Oscar Awards on Feb. 28.

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Jada Pinkett-Smith and Janet Hubert

Janet Hubert, aka the original mom on Fresh Prince of Bel Air, put Jada Pinkett-Smith on blast for joining Spike Lee in calling for a boycott of the Oscars Awards.

It seems Mrs. Smith’s agenda is a self-serving one. She is reportedly upset that her husband Will Smith was not nominated for an Oscar for his role in the flop movie Concussion.

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TI Special education

The King of the South, rap mogul T.I., joined Tiffany “Special” Lintner for this episode of “Special Education.”

They discussed that time when T.I. was released from prison, and he brought Magic City’s finest dancers to his mansion to shoot the “Freak Through” music video with producer Pharrell Williams.

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Adam 'Pacman' Jones

The Cincinnati Bengals nearly won a thrilling come-from-behind victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a NFC wild card game on Sunday. The Bengals who were down 15-0 in the 3rd quarter scored 16 straight points to take a 16-15 lead with a minute and a half left on the clock.

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Prince Moulay Hassan

In America, a random stranger kissing a boy’s hand would be placed on the sex offender registry. But hand kissing is a tradition amongst royalty in Morocco and elsewhere around the world.

12-year-old Moroccan Crown Prince Moulay Hassan can do without the royal tradition of hand kissing. A hilarious video, originally published in 2013, shows the then 10-year-old prince snatching his hand away when men attempted to kiss it.

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R. Kelly

Life for R&B singer R. Kelly hasn’t been easy since the 48-year-old Chicago native was repeatedly accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with underage girls. Kelly settled a lawsuit filed against him in 1998 by a woman who claims he had sex with her when she was 15 and he was 24.

Then there was his illegal marriage to 15-year-old singer Aallyah, whom he met when she was only 12.

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