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MOVIES & TV
 
Kevin Hart, Eddie Murphy, Tiffany Haddish Join Huge Cast for Byron Allen’s ‘Feeding America’ Comedy Special
May 08, 2020 04:54pm
Byron Allen has gathered some of the world’s biggest comedians for an event that he’s created called the “Feeding America Comedy Festival” that will lend support to the Feeding America organization.

Allen, a former come...    

BLACK EXCELLENCE
 
Black Novelist Colson Whitehead Enters Elite Literary Territory With His Second Pulitzer as Three African-Americans Win on Same Day
May 08, 2020 04:50pm
Black novelist Colson Whitehead has become the fourth writer to have won two Pulitzer Prizes for fiction, and on the same day The New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones and California music professor Anthony Davis also were African-Americans hon...    

ENTERTAINMENT
 
D-Nice Will DJ a Virtual Prom for High School Students Due to COVID-19 School Closures
May 08, 2020 04:45pm
D-Nice wants to make sure the high school students won’t go without a prom this spring since schools are closed due to COVID-19. He has partnered with the app Houseparty to host a virtual prom on May 7, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m EST.

During ...    

MOVIES & TV
 
Tracee Ellis Ross Says She Spent Too Much Time Dreaming of Marriage and Not About Her Life Plans
May 08, 2020 04:42pm
Tracee Ellis Ross said that a lot of people confuse someone being single with not wanting to be in a relationship.

Ellis Ross, who’s 47, has never been married and doesn’t have children. She explained that many have made her feel l...    

SPORTS
 
Gabrielle Union Says Dwyane Wade Has Been Making Her Watch His Old NBA Games, Turning Her Into His Heckler
May 08, 2020 04:39pm
Gabrielle Union said she’s keeping active while self-quarantining with her husband Dwyane Wade during the COVID-19 outbreak.

One of the things they’ve been doing together is watching Wade’s old NBA games, something that Union...    

RELATIONSHIPS
 
Charles Barkley Says He’s ‘Saddened’ Over His Broken Friendship with Michael Jordan
May 07, 2020 10:51pm
“Saddened” is the word that Charles Barkley used when he described how he felt about falling out with Michael Jordan. They were close friends at one point, but that changed after Barkley said Jordan wasn’t a very good owner of the C...    

HEALTH & WELLNESS
 
TINA KNOWLES LAWSON PARTNERS WITH BEYONCE FOR COVID-19 MOBILE TESTING RELIEF IN HOUSTON
May 07, 2020 10:38pm
Philanthropist, entrepreneur, and fashion designer Tina Knowles Lawson, mother to singing sensation Beyoncé Carter, has created the #IDIDMYPART initiative to encourage Houston residents to get themselves tested in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic...    

TECHNOLOGY
 
ZOOM CONFERENCE CALL FOR DELAWARE BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES INTERRUPTED BY HACKERS SPEWING RACIST RHETORIC AND PORNOGRAPHY
May 07, 2020 10:28pm
It seems as if nothing is truly safe online. A Zoom conference call that was set up by the Delaware Legislative Black Caucus last week was interrupted by hackers who forced their way in with racist language, Nazi imagery, and graphic pornography, acc...    

SPORTS
 
BASEBALL HALL OF FAMER ANDRE DAWSON IS EXPERIENCING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS AS A MORTICIAN
May 07, 2020 10:24pm
Many sports figures enter into businesses you wouldn’t expect—especially as they’re better known for their athletic prowess than their business acumen. Former Montreal Expos and Chicago White Sox baseball player Andre Dawson sees th...    

EXTREPRENUER
 
THIS ENTREPRENEUR IS PROVIDING NEW SOLUTIONS FOR STUDENT HOUSING
May 07, 2020 10:20pm
One of the most difficult problems students deal with when they are in college is finding housing, whether they are living on or off-campus. For Ivy League-grad-turned-entrepreneur Derrick Milam, his experiences with student housing as an undergradua...    

BLACK EXCELLENCE
 
Trevor Noah Pays Salaries for Furloughed Staff of ‘The Daily Show,’ Gives Free Laptops to Teachers During COVID-19 Work and School Shutdow
May 06, 2020 09:01pm
Trevor Noah is making sure that some of his staff on “The Daily Show” are still receiving paychecks as their work continues to be halted because of COVID-19.

Noah isn’t using some big fund that was set up by Comedy Central, t...    

BLACK EXCELLENCE
 
DON HARDIN SPEARHEADS THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC
May 06, 2020 08:53pm
BLACK ENTERPRISE spoke with Don Hardin, founder of the Don Hardin Group and project manager of the construction project. During the conversation, he expressed the importance of having black-owned businesses involved in projects of this magnitude and ...    

BLACK EXCELLENCE
 
Breath of ‘Fresh’ Air: DJ Jazzy Jeff Throwing All-Day Virtual Block Party to Aid COVID-19 Relief, Mark Fresh Prince/Summertime Collection
May 06, 2020 08:37pm
DJ Jazzy Jeff is throwing a virtual block party on Saturday, May 9, to celebrate the launch of a new limited-edition merchandise collection called “Fresh Prince/Summertime.” The party will also be to give people something to enjoy during ...    

HEALTH & WELLNESS
 
Georgia Man Tests Positive and Negative for COVID-19 Within Four Hours
May 06, 2020 08:29pm
A Georgia man is unsure of his health status after he tested negative and positive for coronavirus within four hours.

Shaun Smith was 10 days out from his first test when he decided to get retested again Saturday, May 2 at Piedmont Hospital. S...    

EXTREPRENUER
 
Natural Hair Care Founder Talks Plans to Give Back to Mothers, Youth
May 06, 2020 08:18pm
Jerricha Hoskins knew that if she worked hard enough and embraced every stage in her business, she would accomplish success. Before creating her business, Hoskins grew up in foster care and was homeless with one child. The 30-year-old native of Dayto...    

BLACK EXCELLENCE
 
South Carolina Community Moves Ahead with Restoration of Historic Black School from 1920s
May 05, 2020 08:33pm
Dorchester County officials in South Carolina are hoping to complete renovations to a historic school once used to educate Black children.

Dorchester County Council members approved a $400,000 grant Monday, April 20, for repairs on the St. Geo...    

TECHNOLOGY
 
AT&T TO CONTINUE TO WAIVE LATE FEES AND KEEP PUBLIC WIFI HOTSPOTS OPEN THROUGH JUNE
May 05, 2020 08:24pm
The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has been catastrophic for millions of Americans around the country. With over 700,00 jobs lost and over 26 million people filing unemployment, the ramifications from this public health crisis will be fe...    

BLACK EXCELLENCE
 
Kanye West Buys Childhood Home In Chicago After It Was Surrounded In Controversy Over Nonprofit Organization
May 05, 2020 08:21pm
Kanye West has purchased his childhood home in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood for $225,000, after earlier plans by another group to turn it into an arts hub.

Kanye’s late mother Donda West bought the two-story home in the early...    

ENTERTAINMENT
 
‘Better Sleep with One Eye Open’: Will Smith Crashes Jada and Willow’s Beauty and Baking Time
May 05, 2020 08:16pm
Will Smith interrupted his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and daughter Willow Smith during their mother-daughter bonding time and although his ladies weren’t too amused, Will’s fans got a good laugh out of seeing a relatable side of the family w...    

MUSIC
 
Brandy Explains Why She Doesn’t Watch ‘Moesha’ with Her Teenage Daughter
May 05, 2020 08:17pm
If anyone’s aware that the sitcom “Moesha” is a part of Brandy‘s impressive resume it would be family members of the singer and actress, including her 17-year-old daughter Sy’rai Iman Smith. But that doesn’t mean t...    


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