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SPORTS
 
Kevin Durant and Trae Young to Join Other League Stars in NBA 2K Tournament as Season Suspension Continues
Apr 02, 2020 04:38pm
Kevin Durant, Trae Young and Donovan Mitchell are just a few of the NBA players who will participate in a players-only NBA 2K tournament, according to Yahoo Sports.

The tournament will include 16 players in all, and it comes at a time when the...    

BLACK EXCELLENCE
 
‘Boss Moves Only’: Rihanna and Jay-Z Partner Up to Donate $2 Million to COVID-19 Relief Efforts
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...    

TECHNOLOGY
 
Study: Nation’s Leading Speech Recognition Systems Twice as Likely to Misinterpret Black Speech
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...    

MOVIES & TV
 
‘Just Wow’: Spike Lee Gifts Fans With a Free Script to a Jackie Robinson Film He Wrote, People Are Thrilled
Apr 02, 2020 04:23pm
Spike Lee gave his fans a gift that they seem really excited about. It’s a script that Lee wrote for a film on Jackie Robinson, which he said will never get made.

The director took to Instagram TV on Sunday, March 29, to explain that he ...    

MUSIC
 
‘It’s the Same’: Rihanna Says People in the United Kingdom Are Just as Racist as Folks in the United States
Apr 02, 2020 04:20pm
Rihanna has been a resident of London, England, for the past three years and recently talked about the racism she’s seen there.

According to the Barbadian singer, there’s not much difference between the racism in the U.K. and the U...    

TECHNOLOGY
 
VENMO AND CASHAPP PROPOSE DELIVERING GOVERNMENT STIMULUS PAYMENTS
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....    

SPORTS
 
NBA LAUNCHING PLAYERS-ONLY NBA 2K TOURNAMENT
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...    

EXTREPRENUER
 
THIS ENTREPRENEUR IS RUNNING THE ONLY BLACK FEMALE-OWNED TEQUILA BRAND
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...    

HEALTH & WELLNESS
 
7-YEAR-OLD CREATES CORONAVIRUS CARE PACKAGES FOR THE ELDERLY IN MARYLAND
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.

_Fox News DC originally report...    

MOVIES & TV
 
DOCUMENTARY PROFILES BLACK PROFESSOR’S FIGHT FOR HER HEALTH, CAREER, AND FREEDOMS
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’...    

MUSIC
 
SOUL MAKOSSA’ SONGWRITER AND PIONEERING SAXOPHONIST MANU DIBANGO DEAD FROM COVID-19
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.

A voice raises from fa...    

TRAVEL
 
US AIRLINES MAY SHUT DOWN ALL PASSENGER FLIGHTS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS
Mar 26, 2020 10:26am
A number of major domestic airline carriers in the U.S. are contemplating a complete shutdown of passenger service flights due to the coronavirus outbreak.

According to an article by The Street, more than 9,000 flights were canceled Tuesday an...    

MUSIC
 
MICHELLE OBAMA AND DJ D-NICE TO HOST ‘COUCH PARTY’ VOTER REGISTRATION LIVE ON INSTAGRAM
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...    

EXTREPRENUER
 
MEET THE ENTREPRENEUR CREATING AN INNOVATIVE ONLINE HAIR SCHOOL FOR LOCS
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.

Licensed social worker and entrepren...    

MOVIES & TV
 
Ava DuVernay, Netflix Snag a Win After Judge Dismisses Interrogation Firm’s Defamation Suit for ‘When They See Us
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.”

BLACK EXCELLENCE
 
STEPHEN CURRY TEAMS WITH LINEAGE TO LAUNCH ‘SHARE A MEAL’ CAMPAIGN TO HELP PROVIDE 100 MILLION MEALS
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.

TECHNOLOGY
 
U.S. SENATE IS NOW FLOATING THE IDEA OF A “DIGITAL DOLLAR”
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.

According to CoinDesk, S. 3571...    

EXTREPRENUER
 
THIS POP-UP ROLLER DISCO IS REVIVING THE ROLLER SKATING COMMUNITY
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...    

MUSIC
 
LIONEL RICHIE IS REPORTEDLY CONSIDERING REMAKING ‘WE ARE THE WORLD’ TO SUPPORT COVID-19 RELIEF
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 ...    

ENTERTAINMENT
 
INSTAGRAM MODEL, NYAKIM GATWECH, IS ALLEGEDLY WORTH $4 MILLION
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.

Nyakim Gatwech, the 24-year ol...    


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