When a young man was driven to suicide because he was bullied for dating a trans woman, Malik Yoba stood up to defend him and reveal that he can relate to him because he too is attracted to transexual women.

Little did he know that his admission would see him face claims that he sexually assaulted an individual named Mariah Lopez in the cold streets of New York City when they were a minor.

During a recent interview , The Root set out to get to the bottom of the allegation.

See what happened below…


Netflix have have unleashed the full length trailer for their new talent search ‘Rhythm & Flow.’

Anchored by Cardi B, T.I, and Chance The Rapper, the series sets out to discover Hip-Hop’s next big star.

Prior to its October 9th premiere, check out the extended sneak peek and more on the hotly anticipated show below…


Nick Cannon‘s quest to conquer a multitude of TV formats has been gifted a gargantuan boost. For, it’s been announced that the media maestro has nabbed his own daytime talkshow.

Details below…


New parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have reconvened their royal duties after welcoming son Archie.

And the much-loved couple are being sure to have the youngster close by.

Currently on a royal trip to South Africa, the pair took their 4-month old with them – in the process giving the world the first full glimpse of newest monarch.

Part of the trek saw the family visit Bishop Desmond Tutu, who blessed their baby.

Check out snaps below…


Mariah Lopez, the trans woman who has accused Malik Yoba of her molesting her when she was a teen, has given any other celebrities who may be linked to similar activities cause for concern.

For, she claims that Malik is just one of many who used their power, wealth and privilege to take advantage of trans teenagers.

Watch below…


Two of the 90’s most enduring classics – the Kid-N-Play-led ‘House Party’ (1990) and Wesley Snipes’ 1991 action-gangster film, ‘New Jack City’ – are getting the reboot treatment if reports are to be believed.

Details inside:


She’s back!

In a surprise move, Joseline Hernandez will be making splash on ‘Married To Medicine.’

Details and a preview below…


Nicole Murphy hit headlines the world over earlier this year when she was snapped kissing director Antoine Fuqua — who is still married to actress Lela Rochon. 

A haphazard press statement followed, but now Eddie Murphy‘s ex-wife is speaking up and out in her own words.

Today, she stopped by The Wendy Williams Show and told her side of the story.

More below…


Kerry Washington plays a woman swept up into a storm of lies, danger, wickedness and deceit in ‘American Son’, a new Netflix release set for takeoff on November 1st.

The project originally stood as a play (co-produced by Shonda Rhimes,  Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabrielle Union, Nnamdi Asomugha and Steve Stoute) and was picked up by Netflix who have teamed up with Kerry to turn it into a thrilling TV movie.

What happens when a mother is forced to step inside a maze of deception to find her missing child?

‘American Son‘s trailer awaits your first look below…


The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards aired live Sunday night (September 22) from its new network home, FOX, and while the move was trumpeted by the academy, ratings suggest viewers couldn’t have cared less.

Much like this year’s Oscars, the Emmys opted to go host-free and relied solely on a star-studded list of presenters to keep the show moving and deliver the punchlines.  Unknown to the ceremony at the time, their ratings would see them become the punchline.

Ringing in their lowest numbers to date, this year’s figure goes down in history as the first time in history viewership dipped below 7 million.


No stranger to superhero films, Michael B. Jordan plays double duty in the forthcoming Netflix movie ‘Raising Dion.’  Acting as the flick’s producer and featured actor, Jordan portrays the father of a young boy who is developing superhuman powers (telekinesis and teleportation to name a few).  As those powers increase, so does interest from shady government organizations and entities.

Centered around the child’s mother (portrayed by Alisha Wainwright) and her quest to keep him safe from the dangers that await, the lengths she goes through to protect him prove that a mother’s love may be the strongest superpower of all.

Look inside for the film’s first gripping trailer:


It’s been 6 long years since ‘Frozen’-mania swept the nation but now, as a newly unveiled trailer reveals, Elsa and the gang are coming back for a redo.

Picking up just where the original left off, the movie – which hits theaters on November 22nd – promises to give a bit of backstory on Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa’s (Idina Menzel) childhood in the enchanted forest.

A surefire way to complete Disney’s already colossal year of blockbusters, look inside for your first peek at round 2 of ‘Frozen’: (more…)