Apr 02, 2020 04:32pm
Jay-Z and Rihanna continue to shake up the world, and it’s not through their music. Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation and Jay Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation are joining forces to donate a combined total of $2 million toward COVID-19 re...
Apr 02, 2020 04:28pm
The technology behind automated speech recognition systems at some of the nation’s top tech firms are twice as likely to misinterpret words spoken by African-Americans compared to those spoken by whites, according to a new study out of Stanford...
Apr 01, 2020 06:24pm
With the ability to pay and receive payments from the comforts of your mobile phone, online payment services Venmo and CashApp want to help stimulate the quickness of receiving the stimulus checks the government has just authorized, according to CNN....
Apr 01, 2020 06:13pm
Professional basketball players are itching to play and most sports fans are going through basketball withdrawal since the NBA season was placed on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s come down to this! The NBA announced that it will lau...
Apr 01, 2020 06:06pm
The spirits industry is not an easy field to enter as a female entrepreneur. As a woman of color, the barrier to entry becomes even more challenging. For Nayana Ferguson, those obstacles were only heightened by her lack of experience within the indus...
Apr 01, 2020 06:00pm
Cavanaugh Bell is living proof that giving back has no age limit. At just 7-years-old, Bell has a servant’s heart and has used $600 of his savings to put together COVID-19 care packages for senior citizens.
Apr 01, 2020 05:53pm
Desperate for something to talk about during your virtual happy hour other than quarantines, curfews, COVID-19, and Tiger King? Consider Same God, a timely documentary screening virtually on Sunday, April 5, with a talk-back featuring the film’...
Mar 26, 2020 10:33am
The musical artist best known for his 1972 hit “Soul Makossa,” has died of COVID-19, according to Music Times. One of the pioneers of Afro-funk music, saxophonist Manu Dibango died at the age of 86 in Paris.
Mar 26, 2020 10:20am
Derrick Jones, better known as rapper-turned-celebrity DJ “D-Nice,” has taken his turntable skills online while millions of people are remaining indoors in wake of the coronavirus lockdown. Now, the popular DJ is using his digital parties...
Mar 26, 2020 10:11am
Working from home has become the new reality for many people in the U.S. For one entrepreneur, that meant creating an innovative platform to teach them how to create new hairstyles through an online school.
Mar 26, 2020 10:03am
A U.S. district judge in Illinois has dismissed a police training firm’s suit accusing Netflix and director Ava DuVernay of making “false and defamatory” remarks in the award-winning miniseries “When They See Us.”
Mar 25, 2020 07:14pm
Stephen Curry is teaming up with Lineage Logistics Holdings L.L.C. to launch its “Share A Meal” campaign that will provide 100 million meals to people in need in response to the COVID-19 outbreak currently spreading through the states.
Mar 25, 2020 07:08pm
House Democrats scrubbed any mention of a digital dollar from the coronavirus relief bill Tuesday morning. Now, just a few hours later, the U.S. Senate has picked up the ball on a potential U.S. digital currency.
Mar 25, 2020 07:04pm
Skating rinks are a timeless piece of African American culture with a legacy of vibrant style and personal expression dating back to the 1960s. Even celebrities like actress Taraji P. Henson celebrated her 49th birthday with an 80’s-themed roll...
Mar 25, 2020 06:54pm
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic afflicting the world, American Idol host and musical icon Lionel Richie is proposing doing a remake of the 1985 global hit “We Are the World” that he co-wrote with Michael Jackson, according to People ...
Mar 25, 2020 06:42pm
The stigma of colorism has negatively impacted the self-esteem of many young black girls and women. For one model, her dark skin helped her give birth to a thriving modeling career with a net worth of $4 million.