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Yvonne Orji Is Filming Her First HBO Comedy Special At Howard & We Are Here For It

Plus, more celebrity headlines that are buzzin' in the news this week.

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In a little over two months, Insecure will finally return to HBO after a two-year hiatus, but it's clear that the cast has been doing everything but taking time off since the last time we saw them on-screen.

Amanda Seales, who recently became a permanent host on The Real, and showrunner Issa Rae have been all the way in their bags with their latest business endeavors and reports show that our good sis Yvonne Orji has also been silently securing a check.

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Along with releasing her first book, Bamboozled by Jesus: How God Tricked Me Into the Life of My Dreams (and 20 Lessons I Learned Along the Way), and working on her own TV show, the 36-year-old Nigerian-American entertainer will also be taping her first HBO stand-up comedy special on Howard University's campus and we are here for absolutely all of it.

Yvonne told the Chicago Tribune that although her comedic talents may not be what she's widely known for, her jokes are what her land her first major gig in the industry:

"It's funny, Issa met me as a standup, yet so many fans are just discovering that this is a thing that I do. This is how I got my start. So going on this tour has kind of introduced my fans to, this is what the creator of the show saw and that's how we became friends."

The hour-long special will be filmed live at the DC-based HBCU on February 29 and will premiere on the network this summer.

Scroll below for more Black AF headlines in the news this week!

1.'Queen Of Katwe' Actress Nikita Waligwa Dies At 15 Years Old

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On Saturday, Disney actress Nikita Waligwa, who was described by friends as a "ball of light" died of a brain tumor after an intense battle with brain cancer. The actress starred in the 2016 film Queen of Katwe alongside Lupita Nyong'o.

2.Ne-Yo Confirms Split With Crystal Harris

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This month, both R&B singer Ne-Yo and his estranged wife, Crystal Smith have broken their silence on their divorce after four years of marriage. In an interview released last weekend, Ne-Yo explained:

"We realize that our demons don't mesh and until both of us get a hold of our personal demons, it's gonna be just difficult for us to stay married. With that being said, that's that, that's the end of that chapter, not the end of the book. Like I said, that's the mother of my kids and I love her to death. We're going to be family forever."

3.According To The Internet, Tiffany Haddish & Common Are Totally A Thing

After Common's (very amicable) split with political commentator, Angela Rye, rumors swirled that the two were a thing and their recent appearance at the All-Star game pretty much confirmed that for Black Twitter.

4.K Camp Shows Love To The 14-Year-Old Tik Toker Whose Viral Dance Broke The Internet

Cultural appropriation is alive and well in America and this 14-year-old TikTok user is proof that representation is powerful AF. Jalaiah Harmon and her friend Skylar are the originators of the most viral dance on the internet right now. Since no one gave her credit for it, K Camp pulled up and showed lil' sis some love and it's probably the best thing you'll see all day.

Featured image by Instagram/@Yvonne Orji.

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