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Award-winning & Grammy nominated producer Harmony Samuels hosted the first musical performance showcase for accomplished actress and rising music star, Rhyon Brown, to a star-studded crowd of thousands on Monday, October 23rd at the Avalon in Hollywood.

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Many know Rhyon as an accomplished actress as seen on “Lincoln Heights,” and Lifetime’s original film “Surviving Compton.” Rhyon performed songs from her new album “Pretty Girl”. Rhyon has been compared to being a mix between Ariana Grande meets Janet Jackson; she recently met Janet Jackson and is now in talks to be working on Janet’s album with super producer Harmony Samuels.

Tastemakers and celebrities out supporting her showcase included: Robi ReedWoody McClainBre-Z (“Empire”), the cast of “Tales” on BET, label-mate MAJOR., singer & sister RaVaughnDorien WilsonA.D. Dolphin, and more.

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Rhyon’s debut album “Pretty Girl” is available digitally on all major music platforms now. Watch the music video for Rhyon’s debut single, “GONE” below as well!

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Mehcad Brooks Petitions Hollywood to Change Tarzan’s Racist Narrative

Tarzan has been known as the “King of The Jungle” for well over a century now. However, the origins of the character are steeped in anti-African and racist ideology in relation to Black people. 

Actor and former “Supergirl” star, Mehcad Brooks is calling out Hollywood on its historic portrayal of Tarzan. Mehcad took to his Instagram and alerting the industry and public the character needs a modern and realistic makeover.

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Tarzan has been known as the “King of The Jungle” for well over a century now. However, the origins of the character are steeped in anti-African and racist ideology in relation to Black people.

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Actor and former “Supergirl” star, Mehcad Brooks is calling out Hollywood on its historic portrayal of Tarzan. Mehcad took to his Instagram and alerting the industry and public the character needs a modern and realistic makeover.

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Not only is Tarzan racist it has been used as an instrument of White Supremacy to inject the psychological poison of racial hierarchy, genocide, eugenics and anti-black politics for 108 years. Let’s talk about it. Author #EdgarRiceBurroughs was a known to be proud of his views on #eugenics , African #genocide and White skin being the key to absolute dominion over the world. He believed Blacks to be racially impure and should be exterminated and sterilized. #Tarzan is quoted introducing himself as a title“…The House of Tarzan, the killer of beasts and many black men.” The name “Tarzan” literally means “white skin” in the ape language Burroughs envisioned. Tarzan often boasted about #lynching Black Men for sport and honor and saves Jane from the “black ape rapist”. Tarzan was used as #racist propaganda to debase #Africa and Black People when #MarcusGarvey ‘s “Back To Africa” initiative was gaining support. Tarzan has been devastating to Black Culture and has even been linked to a rise in lynchings around the releases of its titles. @wbpictures Holla at me. Let’s get this right this time. Let’s #remaketarzan with a #BlackLead 🎥🍿🌴 #justakidfromaustin who wants to be #kingofthejungle ▪️We Are Here to Repair This ▪️ Enjoy these excerpts from #tonywalker a #diaspora historian and activist. ♾🙏🏾 . . . . . #mehcadbrooks #tarzan #antiracism #antiracist #blacktraumamatters #wearehere #strongblacklead #wbpictures #warnerbros #blm #blacklivesmatter #blackactors #blackhollywood #blackstoriesmatter

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We did our own research and can confirm Mehcad’s allegations wholeheartedly. There are a number of articles posted below you can read for yourself. A New York high school even canceled its Tarzan musical due to the racist epithets and ideology of the character!

https://weareorlando.co.uk/page13.php

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/09/us/new-york-high-school-tarzan-racism-trnd/index.html

https://www.thehindu.com/thread/entertainment-variety/the-curious-connection-between-indias-republic-day-and-a-hoary-film-franchise-of-tarzan/article30666465.ece

Hollywood definitely has some work to do with some of its older franchises. We are glad Mehcad is bringing this to light. Honestly, we would not mind seeing him cast as the new Tarzan. He definitely has the build, skill, and credentials to be the true “King of The Jungle!”

 

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Just A Second! Jada Pinkett-Smith States August Alsina is Lying About Their Alleged Affair

Jada Pinkett-Smith is not here for the allegations singer, August Alsina, has made stating they were involved in a romantic and sexual affair approved by her husband, Will Smith. Jada, via her representatives, has completely denied an affair between she and August ever occurred. 

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Jada Pinkett-Smith is not here for the allegations singer, August Alsina, has made stating they were involved in a romantic and sexual affair approved by her husband, Will Smith. Jada, via her representatives, has completely denied an affair between she and August ever occurred.

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For years Will and Jada have denied any open relationship in their marriage for years however; in the latest August Alsina interview with Angela Yee, August admits that he was in a relationship with Jada Pinkett-Smith & that Will Smith gave him the blessing to do so. August also mentions he fell in love so hard that he had to walk away HURT because he realized they could never be together since Will & Jada are “life partners.” Thoughts? 👇🏿 ———— #CelebrityNews #CelebrityInterviews #AugustAlsina #AngelaYee redtabletalk #willsmith #jadapinkettsmith #openrelationship #openrelationships #talksandthoughts #mp #HeyMikey #HeyMikeyATL #MichaelJFanning #Mikey #atlantablogger #radiopersonality #mediapersonality

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August recently sat down with The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee … claiming he had been in a relationship with Jada after being introduced to her by her son, Jaden, in 2015, and, according to him, it lasted quite some time.

AA was emotional as he explained how Jada is the only person he’s ever loved, and how he devoted himself to her and poured himself into their relationship for many years. However, Jada’s rep was quick to denounce his claim … saying it was “absolutely not true!!!”

August also insists Will gave their relationship his blessing. Will and Jada have been very public over the years about their open relationship, but her team says the whole thing is made up.

The singer claims walking away from his relationship with Jada when she “butchered” him and basically “killed” him … so it sounds for his part like he was pretty deeply in love with her.

August hinted at a sexual relationship with Jada last year, when he made some thinly-veiled references to her in his song, “Nunya.”

Now, August has spoken his piece about his alleged romantic past with Jada … but reps for Jada could not have been more clear about their stance.

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Honestly, we do not know what to believe. An affair between Jada and August is totally feasible, and if they are in an open relationship, not wrong. However, August does seem emotional and wounded, which to indicates he was in love with a woman who could not give him everything he wanted. At the end of the day, as he himself stated, Jada and Will are “life partners” and he cannot compare to a commitment like that. How about Jada just have August, herself, and Will at The Red Table Talk to clear the air. It would be a real hoot!

We will keep you posted as more on this story develops.

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Saweetie Talks Music & Black Lives Matter on Quibi’s Musicology w/ Tim Kash

‘Tap In’ and ‘My Type’ Rapper, Saweetie, sits down with Tim Kash and discusses her upcoming album, as well as the current headlines surrounding the speculation of lynchings and how she is involved in the Black Lives Matter movement.

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‘Tap In’ and ‘My Type’ Rapper, Saweetie, sits down with Tim Kash and discusses her upcoming album, as well as the current headlines surrounding the speculation of lynchings and how she is involved in the Black Lives Matter movement.

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We are really glad to hear Saweetie’s forthcoming album is nearly here. She has been in the spotlight for a minute now and her fans (we are fans) deserve to hear a full body of work from her.

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More importantly, however, we love to hear she is doing her part in the Black Lives Matter movement. Someone with a platform as large as Saweetie’s is definitely needed in this good fight! These recent lynchings of Black men in various parts of the country being labeled as suicides is nothing short of nonsense and murder at the hands of white supremacists. Thanks Saweetie for speaking out!

You can catch Saweetie’s interview with Tim Kash below! Happy viewing!

 

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