Two Time Gemini Award Winning Actor Clé Bennett To Play R.Kelly In Lifetime's Original Movie Aaliyah Princess of R&B

Two Time Gemini Award Winning Actor Clé Bennett To Play R. Kelly In Lifetime's Original Movie, “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B”

October 21, 2014 - Two time Gemini award winning actor Clé Bennett takes on the role of R. Kelly in Lifetime's Original Movie, "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B" premiering November 15, 8/7C. The movie is executive produced by Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and Wendy Williams.

The versatile actor is barely recognizable in the released trailers, appearing baldheaded, and hidden behind sunglasses, but his unmistakable commanding presence permeates on-screen.

Bennett's credits range from the critically acclaimed Barney's Version to ABC's Rookie Blue, and CBS's Flashpoint. Bennett has also been featured in the HBO series Sensitive Skin, and The Line, as well as a multitude of other appearances, including Arrow, Cracked, The Listener, Guns, Shattered, and Lost Girl.

The multi-talented actor has also earned a ReelWorld Film Festival Trailblazer Award and an ACTRA Award nomination for Outstanding Male Performance.

Upcoming projects include lead roles in the Brazilian feature film Zoom, from the producers of City Of God; and Borealis, in which Bennett co-stars alongside Kevin Pollak.

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Meet Bobbi Morse and Stay Tuned For a Special Announcement Following Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tonight 9|8c on ABC


Fans will finally meet Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird, in next Tuesday's all-new episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," but if you can't wait until then we've got her introduction RIGHT HERE
With the stakes growing higher for the undercover Agent Simmons, the appearance of Bobbi Morse as Hydra's head of security can only spell trouble...but you'll have to tune in Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC to see what happens next.

While you're waiting for the latest episode, keep your eyes on, follow@AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter and like "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."on Facebook for all the latest news!

New music from Michel'le available on itunes - It Still Hurts

New single from on of the vocal greats. Michel'le has a new song "It Still Hurts" available on itunes by clicking HERE Also check out her website and social media information Twitter and Instagram Support music Timeless music

See A Sneak Preview of A Hen in the Wolf House - Marvel's #AgentsofSHIELD

Director Phil Coulson's team is up against the beautiful and deadly Bobbi Morse — Security Chief for Hydra. Meanwhile, Skye's father forces Raina to reunite him with his daughter at any cost. Will she reveal to Hydra that Simmons is a double agent? Tune in to next all-new episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "A Hen in the Wolf House" on TUESDAY OCT 21 9|8c on ABC!

Last Chance to Submit Your Football Story #NFL

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Coulson and May Cut a Rug in a New Clip from Next Week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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ABC and Marvel Entertainment have released a two-minute clip from episode 2.04 of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and it features Clark Gregg’s Director Phil Coulson doing an undercover tango with Ming-Na Wen’s Agent Melinda May.
Titled “I Will Face My Enemy,” the episode is officially described as follows:
“While on a mission to learn more about the secrets of the mysterious writing, Coulson finds himself attacked by the only person he can trust: Agent Melinda May. Meanwhile, the rest of the team is trapped in an explosive situation, and it’s up to Fitz to save them – but is he up to it?”
Written by Drew Greenberg and directed by Kevin Tancharoen, the episode is set to air on Tuesday, October 14. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.

 Check it out in the player below!

Your Official First Look at Charlie Cox in Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix!

We've known for quite a while that Charlie Cox would bring the Man Without Fear to life in "Marvel's Daredevil" on Netflix, but now we've got your first look at the actor in character with the first two images from the series!
Along with the first image of Cox as Murdock, you can also check out a photo featuring Matt in his first costume, inspired by Frank Miller and John Romita, Jr.'s seminal DAREDEVIL: MAN WITHOUT FEAR series, widely considered to be one of the most important and influential Daredevil stories of all time.
Combined with the intense footage seen by lucky fans at New York Comic Con, we're even more excited to see Charlie Cox as the badass Daredevil we've always wanted!

Kirko Bangz Jumps on Hot New Reocrd w/ Young Marqus



The "Young ​Dons of Houston" come with a sexy new collab for the ladies
“She Got It”
Young Marqus x Kirko Bangz

HOUSTON, TX (Oct. 10, 2014)  -- Houston native and Hip-Hop fan favorite Young Marqus brings the heat again with his new single “She Got It” featuring fellow Houston star Kirko Bangz. The young new “Dons of Houston” are giving the ladies something sexy with this mid-tempo banger, guaranteed to make you want to play it on repeat. “She Got It” is the latest taste of what’s to come on Young Marqus’ highly anticipated upcoming mixtape “C.L.A.E.” (Creating Legacy All Day Everyday) hosted by DJ Mustard.

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E-40 drops Explosive Video | Red Cup

E-40 "Red Cup" featuring B.O.B., Kid Ink & T-Pain.

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(Los Angeles, CA) October 9, 2014 -  The red Solo cup has been a staple among college kids forever. In his new video for “Red Cup,” E-40 shows us that it can be useful for something else as well.

The video, produced by Kristo, begins at a pool party, where the Bay Area legend is joined by collaborators T-Pain, B.o.B. and Kid Ink. There are plenty of red cups and bikini clad women around — plus a few comedians. Lil Duval, Emmanuel Hudson, Phillip B. Hudson and DC Young Fly all make cameos, and Duval even lends a helping hand to a few women in the gym.

“Red Cup” will appear on E-40′s upcoming album, which will be released on December 9. 
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MC Lyte Tops the Charts with New Single "Dear John"

MC Lyte Tops the Charts with New Single "Dear John,"
Paves the Way for the #EducateOurMen Campaign, and Names Interim Executive Director of Hip Hop Sisters
LOS ANGELES (October 7, 2014) -- Legendary BET Lifetime Achievement Award Winner MC Lyte continues to blaze trails with her first chart-topping single in eleven years, "Dear John," featuring Common  and 10 Beats (the first release from MC Lyte's upcoming LP, which is slated to be released later this year).  "Dear John" (listen at is the anthem for #EducateOURMen, which is the signature scholarship initiative of MC Lyte's Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, which has presented two $100,000 university scholarships during the Soul Train Music Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show each year since the organization's founding.  This year, the foundation will present scholarships earmarked to send men of color to Dillard University (  Hip Hop Sisters Foundation is also beaming with the appointment of its new interim Executive Director, Monica Newman McCluney, who comes to the organization with a strong background in leading educational, corporate, and philanthropic programs and initiatives.  In her role, Monica will further develop HHSF's growing base of national partnerships through innovative programs, increased brand presence and new initiatives. 

"The single 'Dear John' is just the beginning of our mission to infiltrate the musical airwaves and tell the story we want to see with language of empowerment.  #EducateOURMen is a timely campaign that will engage holistic methods to empower our men and heal people of all cultures in our nation and world. I am excited about partnering with Common and 10 Beats on the single and with Russell Simmons, Jeff Johnson, Dr. Damon Williams, Kenny Lattimore, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Dillard University President Dr. Walter Kimbrough, and other members of our advisory board as we expand the reach and impact of this important initiative," says Chairman and Founder MC Lyte. 

The MC Lyte #EducateOURmen Scholarship is open to high school seniors applying for fall 2015 admission to Dillard University.  "Dillard University is pleased to be a partner with MC Lyte and the Hip Hop Sisters Foundation. Her desire to educate our men is consistent with the work we've done at Dillard, not just on campus, but in the broader community," beamed Dr. Walter Kimbrough, President of the prominent HBCU in New Orleans, LA.  Applications for admission to Dillard University must be submitted no later than December 31, 2014.  Initial scholarship winners will be announced during the Red Carpet pre-show at this year's Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas, NV and additional winners will be announced during signature events and awards shows in the first and second quarters of 2015.  Jada Pinkett Smith, Faith Evans, Kelly Price, Salt, and Nicci Gilbert are just of the few celebrities who support the foundation's movement ( 

About the foundation's new leadership appointment, President and CEO Lynn Richardson, who has run companies for Russell Simmons, Les Brown and others, says "as we develop and grow the foundation's signature programs, initiatives and infrastructure, we recognize the need to hire an accomplished executive like Monica McCluney to strengthen our existing platforms and provide the creativity and innovation we aspire to deliver in fulfilling the organization's global mission.  She knows what corporate America wants, she is a skilled relationship builder, and she has proven experience both nationally and internationally in developing sustainable strategies that will take our organization to the next level."

Hip Hop Sisters Foundation will continue to work with partners like BET, Centric, All Def Digital, Global Grind, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN), and the Hip Hop Summit Action Network to advance its global mission and related goals.

Notable "Dear John" Press

About Hip-Hop Sisters Network 
Founded by MC Lyte, the legendary lyricist and iconic hip-hop pioneer, Hip Hop Sisters Network includes Hip Hop Sisters Artistry, which provides a platform for female artists to showcase their talents in an environment of encouragement and respect, as well as Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, which is a non-profit charity that promotes positive images of women of ethnic diversity by bringing together leaders from the world of Hip Hop, the entertainment industry, and the corporate world.  HHS provides national and international support to women and youth around the globe on the topics of: Cultural Issues; Financial Empowerment; Health and Wellness; Mentorship; and Educational Opportunities.  Advisory board members include Faith Evans, Ledisi, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chilli, Russell Simmons, Cheryl "Salt" James, Malinda Williams, Lil Mama, Kelly Price, Fantasia, Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Kenny Lattimore, Melanie Fiona and Dr. Benjamin Chavis.  Join the Movement:

About Dr. Walter Kimbrough
In 2012, Dr. Water Kimbrough became the 7th president of Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Kimbrough has been recognized for his research and writings on HBCUs and African American men in college and has also has been noted for his active use of social media to engage students in articles by The Chronicle of Higher Education, CASE Currents, and Arkansas Life. He was cited in 2010 by Bachelors as one of 25 college presidents you should follow on Twitter (@HipHopPrez).  A 1986 initiate of the Zeta Pi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at the University of Georgia, Kimbrough was the Alpha Phi Alpha College Brother of the Year for the Southern Region and served as the Southern Region Assistant Vice President. Dr. Kimbrough has forged a national reputation as an expert on fraternities and sororities, with specific expertise regarding historically Black, Latin and Asian groups. He is the author of the book, Black Greek 101: The Culture, Customs and Challenges of Black Fraternities and Sororities.  Dr. Kimbrough was named the 1994 New Professional of the Year for the Association of Fraternity Advisors, and selected as a 2001 Nissan-ETS HBCU Fellow. In 2009, he was named by Diverse Issues in Higher Education as one of 25 To Watch. In 2010, he made the coveted Ebony Magazine Power 100 list of the doers and influencers in the African American community, joining the likes of President and Mrs. Obama, Jay-Z, Richard Parsons, Tyler Perry, Debra Lee, and Tom Joyner. Finally, in February of 2013, he was named to NBC News/The's 100 African Americans making history today, joining another impressive group including Kerry Washington, Ambassador Susan Rice, Kendrick Lamar, Mellody Hobson, and RG III.  Dr. Kimbrough and his wife Adria Nobles Kimbrough, attorney with the Kullman firm in New Orleans, are the proud parents of two children: Lydia Nicole, 7, and Benjamin Barack, 5.  Follow Dr. Kimbrough on his blog:

About Lynn Richardson
Known to thousands and named by Urban Influence Magazine as one of the 20 Hottest Influencers in America, Lynn Richardson is an author, entrepreneur and financial coach who uses her quick wit and humorous presentation style to help others face their money issues and achieve personal, professional and spiritual harmony.   With more than a decade of leading roles in the banking and real estate sales industries, Lynn vision is best portrayed in her books, most notably Living Check to Monday:  The Real Deal About Money, Credit and Financial Security, which achieved Best Seller status at the 2008 Congressional Black Caucus Conference Book Pavilion.    Lynn has been featured in Essence, Jet, Upscale, on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and in countless media outlets nationwide and she is currently the President of MC Lyte's Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, COO of MC Lyte's Sunni Gyrl enterprise -- and has served as the Chief of Operations for Russell Simmons' and Dr. Benjamin Chavis' Hip Hop Summit Action Network -- where she oversees empowerment programs that impact the globe.

About Monica Newman McCluney
Monica Newman McCluney boasts more than 18 years of community relations and fund development experience and has played key roles in major strategic initiatives for a variety of organizations, including United Parcel Service, Bank of America and the national office of the NAACP. Monica is certified as an expert in Philanthropy and Education for TV, Print and Radio through the NewsCertified Exchange and is a graduate of Leadership North Carolina and the American Express Non-Profit Leadership Academy.  For the past seven years, Monica has served in a senior leadership capacity with two of the nation's leading minority education organizations and was responsible for a portfolio of strategic partners, including corporations, media, government agencies, non-profits, associations, celebrities and their foundations. Monica directed sponsorship efforts for the UNCF's "An Evening of Stars" and the organization's national corporate relations efforts.  Some of the highlights of her career include iLEAD South Africa, a global youth empowerment and education platform and the nationally-recognized UNCF Empower Me Tour, both of which she developed, launched and executed.

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