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Tiffany Haddish Will Be The First Black Woman To Host The 2018 MTV Movie Awards! AND IT'S ABOUT TIME

“That’s gonna be off the chain,” Haddish exclaimed in the video. “You know why?! I’m hosting. And you know what that means: it’s gonna be hilarious.”

MTV released a press release confirming the information, saying Haddish is “quickly establishing herself as one of the most sought-after actresses and comedic talents in television and film.”

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Haddish has had a banner year and shows no signs of slowing down.
This announcement comes a day after she met her idol, Oprah Winfrey, on the Ellen Show.

#tiffanyhaddish #mtv #mtvawards #history #blackgirlmagic #comedy #comedian #media #entertainment #blackexcellence #oprah #ellenshow #congrats

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Author Roxane Gay Clapbacks With The Fury Of God At Fan Insinuating She's Unfit To Write 'Batgirl' --

After director Joss Whedon announced that he was no longer attached to DC Comics' Batgirl solo film, Roxane Gay expressed interest and offered to write the film via Twitter.

Shadow & Act reported that Whedon stepped away Thursday, claiming that after a year of being on the project that he just did not have a story in mind for the DCEU installment.

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The acclaimed novelist and social media maven sent shockwaves throughout Twitter when she threw her name into the ring -- sparking a response from Michele Wells, vice president at Warner Brothers Entertainment - "If you're serious..contact me !."

But some people had an issue with the possibility of Gay penning the DC Comic story. Twitter user Jake Pentland decided to make a comment about Gay's weight and seemingly dismissing her as if she was not deserving enough to write the film's screenplay.

With a whole lot of class, Gay destroyed the Twitter troll in a single tweet.

Somebody should have told Jake to not be so quick with the Twitter fingers.
While nothing has been confirmed, Batgirl wouldn't be Gay's first time venturing into the comic book world. Despite being cancelled in 2017, she wrote “Black Panther: World of Wakanda” for Marvel Comics in 2016.

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Chance the Rapper came to bat for legendary comedienne Mo'Nique after recent interviews reignited her Netflix contract dispute on social media.
In late January, the Oscar-winning comedienne demanded that the streaming service pay her more than the $500,000 they offered because she has the accolades, the fanbase and a 20-year comedy pedigree.
The contract stated Mo'Nique wouldn't be able to work for anyone else for 12 months and following that year, she could do a special wi...th another network only after Netflix passed. Additionally, she wouldn't be able to negotiate a comedy special for a year after the Netflix special aired and couldn't tell jokes that were featured in the special for two years after the special aired.
The "Coloring Book" musician wrote a few tweets on Twitter and posted on Instagram Saturday to declare his support for Mo'nique when others have dismissed her call for equality.
In a series of tweets, the Chicago rapper reminded his fans that black women deserve our support, and Mo'Nique has never turned against the black community in her two-decade-long career.
It is clear people are still divided over the issue but the fact remains that the pay gap is very real, especially where black women are concerned. The state of fair pay for black women was most eloquently put by Serena Williams in a July op-ed she wrote for Fortune
"I’d like to acknowledge the many realities black women face every day. To recognize that women of color have to work — on average — eight months longer to earn the same as their male counterparts do in one year. To bring attention to the fact that black women earn 17 percent less than their white female counterparts and that black women are paid 63 percent of the dollar men are paid. Even black women who have earned graduate degrees get paid less at every level. This is as true in inner cities as it is in Silicon Valley."
So, in the words of Chance, when it comes to fairly paying black women and Mo'Nique: "give her her coin."

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New Documentary on Civil Rights Activist Fannie Lou Hamer Awarded Grant - Full Story on XXTRA>ORG ( http://ow.ly/QPbx30iBxQf )

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Black Incomes Outperform National Average in 124 Cities - Full story on XXTRA.ORG - http://ow.ly/VU3t30iBxMN

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Incase you missed some of the fun from this weekend’s @powerrising18 POWER RISING EVENT 💜 Here we have “smartfunny&black” @amandaseales getting down with REAL LOVE 💕 VISIT OUR TWITTER FOR MORE COVERAGE ON THIS WEEKENDS INCREDIBLE SUMMIT 🤚🏼🤚🏽🤚🏾🤚🏿 #iampowerrising #amandaseales #reallove #blackgirlmagic #iamsoxxtra #xxtra #rp

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OUR GIRL MICHELLE OBAMA SHARES A LITTLE INSIGHT ON HER NEW BOOK : “Writing BECOMING has been a deeply personal experience. It has allowed me, for the very first time, the space to honestly reflect on the unexpected trajectory of my life. In this book, I talk about my roots and how a little girl from the South Side of Chicago found her voice and developed the strength to use it to empower others. I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be. I can't wait to share my story. Please visit the website in my bio for more information.”

#rp #michelleobama #becoming #author #book #quotes #blackgirlmagic #woc #xxtraspecial #firstlady #woman #women #empowerment

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Zuriel Elise Oduwole is an American girl education advocate and film maker best known for her works on the advocacy for the education of girls in Africa. Zuriel is the youngest Professional Film maker with 4 documentaries under her belt already! Incredible Young Lady -

#zurieloduwole #film #documentaries #11 #educate #education #africa #advocacy #woc #women #girls #xxtraspecial #love

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Our girl Char'Nese Turner reppin XXTRA at the Power Rising summit this weekend.

"I’m here at the @PowerRising18 summit on behalf of @XXtraSpecial covering stories of great Black Women in our community and beyond!" #IamPowerRising #ImSoXXTRA #XXTRAxPowerRising

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“Our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry. We honor our ancestors that came before us and made this journey possible” — @StarJonesEsq

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