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MOVIES & TV
 
‘A Love Letter to Its People’: Spike Lee Releases Short Film About New York City, COVID-19 and First Responders
May 13, 2020 06:56pm
In what he calls a love letter to New York — one of the cities hit the hardest by COVID-19 — Spike Lee has created a three-and-a-half-minute short film in the face of the pandemic.

Lee posted the short film of his called “NEW...    

HEALTH & WELLNESS
 
Jay-Z, Meek Mill Partner with Twitter Founder to Get Surgical Masks to Every Prison and Jail In the United States
May 13, 2020 06:47pm
Jay-Z and Meek Mill have been involved with trying to protect U.S. prison inmates from COVID-19 since it began spreading in the country. They’ve now made their largest donation of personal protective equipment by giving surgical masks to every ...    

MUSIC
 
Beyoncé Now Has a Song on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart In Each Decade Since the ’90s with ‘Savage’ Remix
May 13, 2020 06:43pm
Beyoncé keeps racking up the awards and career milestones, despite not releasing a solo album since 2016.

The singer’s latest achievement comes after her “Savage” remix with Megan Thee Stallion hit the number-two posit...    

EXTREPRENUER
 
RETIRED HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL PROFESSOR: BLACK BUSINESSES, PLEASE TAKE THE PPP MONEY!
May 13, 2020 06:39pm
In his latest podcast, retired Harvard Business Professor Steve Rogers encourages black business owners to apply for funds through the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, designed by the federal government to make forgivable loans available to s...    

BLACK EXCELLENCE
 
MEET HARVARD LAW SCHOOL’S FIRST NIGERIAN PROFESSOR
May 13, 2020 06:32pm
Diversity in academia has been an issue for decades across most of the country’s elite universities. While diversity among the student body is rising, academia is still lagging behind. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, ...    

TECHNOLOGY
 
IN THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES, WOMEN ARE BETTER AT CYBERSECURITY THAN MEN
May 09, 2020 11:07pm
Women are arguably better than men at a lot of things, and the latest research suggests that cybersecurity can be added to that list. Women are better at protecting themselves online, tending to be more concerned about their accounts getting hacked a...    

BLACK EXCELLENCE
 
NICHOLAS JOHNSON BECOMES FIRST BLACK VALEDICTORIAN IN PRINCETON’S 274-YEAR HISTORY
May 09, 2020 10:49pm
History has been made at one of the most prestigious universities in the world! Nicholas Johnson becomes the very first black valedictorian at Princeton University.

Nicholas Johnson, who is an operations research and financial engineering conc...    

SPORTS
 
Evander Holyfield Returns to Boxing After Mike Tyson Does the Same, Fans Beg for a Third Showdown
May 09, 2020 10:29pm
It’s official. Evander Holyfield is making a boxing comeback at 57 years old. He announced it in pretty dramatic fashion during a video posted to Instagram on Wednesday, May 6.

He’s not going to fight professionally but in exhibiti...    

BLACK EXCELLENCE
 
Hip-Hop Industry Giant Andre Harrell Passes Away at 59
May 09, 2020 10:22pm
Uptown Records founder and veteran music executive Andre Harrell has passed away at the age of 59.

Harrell’s mark on the music industry runs deep. Before founding the legendary record label in 1986, he began his career as rapper Dr. Jeky...    

MUSIC
 
Rock ’n’ Roll ‘Architect’ Little Richard Dies at 87
May 09, 2020 10:17pm
Rock ’n’ roll legend Little Richard is dead at 87 years old.

Danny Penniman, the singer’s son, confirmed his death to Rolling Stone on Saturday morning. A cause of death has not been announced.

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