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Kanye, Common Launch Collaborative Effort to Bring Jobs to Chicago
Originally published April 17, 2014

Megastar hip-hop entertainers Kanye West and Common are showing love to their home city of Chicago by collaborating with local organizations in an effort to bring 20,000 jobs to inner-city youths.more More Arrow

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Rapper Flavor Fav is seen with his attorney Kristina Wildveld in Clark County District Court on Monday, April 14, 2014, in Las Vegas. Flavor Flav has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in a Las Vegas domestic violence case in a move that will avoid a trial and possible jail time. He acknowledged Monday in court that he wielded a kitchen knife during an October 2012 argument at home with his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son. Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal
- LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Flavor Flav pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges and was sentenced to probation and more counseling in a Las Vegas domestic violence case involving the teenage son of his longtime girlfriend.more More Arrow

Marlan Wayans' latest film is called A Haunted House 2.
- Born in New York City on July 23, 1972, Marlon Wayans graduated from the High School of Performing Arts before matriculating at Howard University's Film School. He started out in Hollywood on TV as a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning variety series, In Living Color. Next, Marlon created and starred in the hit sitcom The Wayans Bros.more More Arrow

Jay-Z Carter, also known as Shawn carter, announces the Made in America Festival during a news conference at City Hall on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. The music mogul was joined by the city’s mayor Wednesday at Los Angeles City Hall to announce the two-day concert, which is planned for Labor Day weekend. Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision
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In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Michael Strahan attends the opening night performance of
- NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Strahan has made good on reports that he's joining "Good Morning America" by paying a visit to the ABC breakfast show on Tuesday.more More Arrow

Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs.
- WASHINGTON (AP) — Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University's commencement speech this year in Washington.more More Arrow

This March 6, 2006 file photo shows Don Cornelius, the founder of
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- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Big Sean and actress Naya Rivera are no longer engaged.more More Arrow

Big Boi, left, and Andre 3000 of Outkast perform behind a screen during their headlining set on the first day of the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Indio, Calif. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision
- Outkast reunited onstage after a near decade long hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year.more More Arrow

In an April 29, 2006 file photo, Hugh Masekela performs during the 2006 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Photo/Jeff Christensen
- NEW YORK (AP) — South African trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela celebrated his 75th birthday with a little help from some old friends — Paul Simon and Harry Belafonte — in the city where he began what turned out to be a 30-year exile from his homeland.more More Arrow