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Justin Timberlake: I’m not cool

Justin Timberlake: I’m not cool



Justin Timberlake and Kanye West may not always see eye-to-eye, but they have at least one trait in common: the inability to be cool.

As Timberlake explains in the December issue of GQ, "being cool is

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  • Written by Breeanna Hare/CNN

Morris Chestnut: “The Best Man Holiday” interview

Morris Chestnut: “The Best Man Holiday” interview

Morris Chestnut was born on New Year's Day 1969 in Cerritos, Calif., where he was a student-athlete in high school, en route to majoring in finance and drama at California State University. He made his big screen debut opposite Ice Cube in John Singleton's "Boyz n the Hood," and subsequently enjoyed his breakout role as the groom-to-be in Malcolm Lee's "The Best Man."

The handsome heartthrob has been a much-in-demand leading man ever since, starring in hits like "The Call," "Think Like a Man," "Identity Thief," "The Brothers," "Not Easily Broken," "Kick Ass 2," "Two Can Play That Game," "Breakin' All the Rules," "The Perfect Holiday," "Half Past Dead," "Like Mike," "Ladder 94" and "The Game Plan." A dedicated family man away from work, Morris and his wife, Pam, live in suburban L.A. with their son, Grant, and daughter, Paige.

Here, he talks about reprising the memorable role of Lance Sullivan in the eagerly-anticipated sequel, "The Best Man Holiday."

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Meet the ‘Africapitalist’ who wants to power Africa

Meet the ‘Africapitalist’ who wants to power Africa

You've probably heard by now about the Afropolitans and the Afropreneurs – but what about the Africapitalists?

It's the term created by Nigerian entrepreneur Tony Elumelu, one of Africa's most successful businessmen, to describe what he believes holds the key to the continent's future well-being.

According to Elumelu, Africapitalism is the economic philosophy "that the African private sector has the power to transform the continent through long-term investments, creating both economic prosperity and social wealth."

 

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  • Written by Earl Nurse and Jill Dougherty/CNN

Judge Mathis taking it to the streets

Judge Mathis taking it to the streets

Judge Mathis has a new project – literally.

"The Mathis Project" premieres tonight (Nov. 8th) at 9 p.m. CST on BET.

"Thousands of African-American murders go unsolved each year. I'll be on the ground in the toughest neighborhoods seeking tips for cold cases," says Mathis.

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Terry McMillan returns with ‘Who Asked You?’

Terry McMillan returns with ‘Who Asked You?’

Terry McMillan writes best-selling fiction, but it was real-life drama – a very public divorce – that garnered her some of her biggest headlines.

The nasty split with ex-husband Jonathan Plummer, the inspiration for the popular novel and movie "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," was dissected everywhere, from book blogs to "The Oprah Winfrey Show." A lawsuit, fraud allegations and public accusations all played out like plot points in one of her novels.

A lot has changed since then.

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  • Written by Alicia W. Stewart/CNN

‘Saturday Night Live’ addresses lack of diversity

‘Saturday Night Live’ addresses lack of diversity

"Saturday Night Live" wasted no time addressing a brewing controversy about the lack of black women in its cast this week when Scandal star Kerry Washington hosted the show.

In the opening sketch of the night, Washington was cast as first lady Michelle Obama opposite Jay Pharoah's President Barack Obama.

"It feels like it's been years since I've seen you," quipped Pharoah poking fun at the fact that the first lady only gets portrayed on the show when an African-American woman, like Maya Rudolph, hosts.

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  • Written by theGrio

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