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Andrew H. Walker  BET Photographer

Andrew H. Walker BET Photographer

After collaborating with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Rick Ross, R&B newbie and Houston native Miss Mykie has landed her biggest gig to date, as the new co-host of BET’s 106&Park. The Howard University alum and AKA (she penned the unofficial, underground theme song for the sorority “Imma AKA”) dishes on her jitters about her new gig, lame pick-up lines and what’s really important in the upcoming election. –J.H.

Laila Ali: Out of the Box

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Laila Ali talks competing, love and shoes

Retired Super Middleweight Champion boxer Laila Ali is no stranger to difficult physical activity. With a boxing record of 24 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, she has won more than any other female boxer in history. Most recently she appeared on the NBC reality series, Stars Earn Stripes, where she competed in various challenges for charity. Although Ali was eliminated on Mission Three, she still hopes that the show helps viewers understand the importance of recognizing the sacrifice of United States Armed Forces personnel.

Sanaa Lathan Gets Bossy

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The actress dishes on working on the Starz hit series Boss

These days a lot of people enjoy pretending to be a boss, but Sanaa Lathan actually gets paid to play the role. Her new gig as “Mona Fredricks” on the Kelsey Grammer-helmed Starz series, Boss, is one of her most powerful to date. We caught up with Lathan to get her take on her character and why she loves working on the second season of the critically-acclaimed series, which premiered on Starz on Aug. 17. —J.H.

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