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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...    

SPORTS
 
MIKE TYSON IS TRAINING AGAIN AND WANTS TO BOX FOR CHARITY
Apr 30, 2020 05:29pm
Ex-heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is reportedly considering making a return to the ring, according to The Score.

Tyson spoke to rapper and entrepreneur T.I. on Instagram Live and revealed that he is back in the gym and wants to involve...    

TECHNOLOGY
 
MOREHOUSE COLLEGE PARTNERS WITH MICROSOFT TO PROVIDE NEW STUDENTS WITH MICROSOFT SURFACE 2-IN-1 TABLETS
Apr 30, 2020 05:26pm
Microsoft is making sure that students at Morehouse College have no excuses about not having access to computers. The HBCU has announced that it has initiated a partnership with Microsoft Corp. to address the digital divide. Morehouse and Microsoft l...    

EXTREPRENUER
 
HOW AN INCURABLE BRAIN CONDITION GAVE THIS BLACK WOMAN NEW LIFE AS AN ENTREPRENEUR
Apr 30, 2020 05:22pm
Today Ashlyn Sanders is an entrepreneur, the founder of a medtech company called NeuroVice, which is in the final stages of clinical development of a medical device to help people who suffer from seizures.

But just a few years ago she was a gr...    

BLACK EXCELLENCE
 
THIS BLACK-OWNED CONSTRUCTION COMPANY WENT FROM BROKE TO RAKING IN BILLIONS
Apr 30, 2020 05:03pm
Owning a business can be a tumultuous journey filled with ups and downs. Many entrepreneurs have to create strategies to keep their accounts in order and deal with a fluctuating market. For this Georgia-based entrepreneur, his business represents a s...    

SPORTS
 
MAJORITY OF NFL 1ST-ROUND PICKS HAVE BLACK AGENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME
Apr 30, 2020 04:41pm
History was made at the latest NFL draft! For the first time in National Football League history, more than half of the players selected in the first round of the draft were being represented by black agents, according to The Washington Post.

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SPORTS
 
Tee Higgins Offers Refreshing Response After ESPN Graphic Highlights Mother’s Past Struggles with Drugs During NFL Draft
Apr 29, 2020 09:38pm
ESPN has apologized for highlighting a graphic relating to Tee Higgins‘ mother and her former drug struggles when the second round of the NFL draft took place on Friday, April 24.

Higgins was selected as the 33rd overall pick by the Cinc...    

HEALTH & WELLNESS
 
Couple Blocked from Entering Chinese Maternity Hospital Releases Audio of Chinese Officials Asking Them to Deny Discrimination, Declare Government Tre
Apr 29, 2020 09:31pm
The ongoing problem of anti-Black racism in China was brought further into focus when a video of a Ugandan couple that was apparently turned away from a hospital for a pregnancy scan went viral. Chinese officials then made efforts to persuade the cou...    

MUSIC
 
R&B Singer Sammie Opens Up About New Studio Album, Dating and Newest Business Venture: I’m as Happy as I’ve Ever Been
Apr 29, 2020 09:21pm
Singer/songwriter Sammie captured the nation’s attention at the tender age of 12. His 1999 single “I Like It” debuted on the top 25 Billboard Hot 100 list and was certified Gold. He’s one of a few artists who have successfully...    

MOVIES & TV
 
Michelle Obama ‘Becoming’ Tour to Be a Documentary On Netflix
Apr 29, 2020 09:10pm
Michelle Obama‘s memoir “Becoming” was the bestselling book of 2018 when it was released. Forbes reports it sold 10 million copies, and Obama made $36 million from it. She went on a 34-city tour in the United States and Europe for t...    

HEALTH & WELLNESS
 
Dr. Dre Donates Money to Purchase Additional COVID-19 Testing for Compton Residents
Apr 29, 2020 09:03pm
Dr. Dre is making sure there is more COVID-19 testing in his hometown of Compton, California, in addition to helping with other relief efforts.

He and Jimmy Iovine gave a donation that will purchase over 145,000 meals for those who live in Com...    

HEALTH & WELLNESS
 
‘She Wasn’t Severe Enough’: Detroit Health Care Worker Dies After Hospital Where She Worked for 31 Years Refused to Administer COVID
Apr 28, 2020 09:29pm
When Kaila Corrothers thinks about the final moments of her mother’s life one thing lingers: “This did not have to happen this way,” she told NBC News.

For the past 31 years Corrothers’ mother, Deborah Gatewood, worked ...    

MUSIC
 
Wale Explores What It Would Look Like If Roles Were Reversed for Black and White People In New ‘Sue Me’ Video
Apr 28, 2020 09:21pm
Wale released the video to his song “Sue Me,” featuring Kelly Price. The title is from the rapper’s “Wow… That’s Crazy” album, which came out in October 2019.

The video, directed by fashion designer K...    

MOVIES & TV
 
Tyler Perry May Be Reopening His Film Studio During COVID-19 in a Really Inventive Way
Apr 28, 2020 09:15pm
Tyler Perry may be showing the TV and film industry how they could resume production amid the COVID-19 crisis.

TMZ reports that Perry is now weighing some novel options in deciding the safest way possible to reopen his 330-acre studio located ...    

ENTERTAINMENT
 
Ashley ‘Minnie’ Ross of ‘Little Women: Atlanta’ Dies After Car Accident
Apr 28, 2020 09:01pm
Ashley Ross, also known as “Ms. Minnie” on Lifetime’s “Little Women: Atlanta,” died Monday, April 27 from injuries sustained in a car crash that took place the day before.

CNN reports the accident occurred in Atla...    

EXTREPRENUER
 
Anthony ‘Top Dawg’ Tiffith, Founder of Label TDE, Pays Rent for 311 Watts Families In Public Housing
Apr 28, 2020 08:51pm
Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, the founder of Top Dawg Entertainment — a label behind artists such as Kendrick Lamar and SZA — just stepped up in a major way for families residing in public housing in Watts, California.

Ti...    

ENTERTAINMENT
 
50 Cent Clowns Trump for Implying That Injecting Disinfectant Can Cure COVID-19
Apr 27, 2020 09:31pm
President Donald Trump recently implied that he believes injecting disinfectant into one’s body could cure that person of COVID-19. It’s a comment that 50 Cent responded to and clowned him for on Instagram.

“I see the disinfe...    

MOVIES & TV
 
Niles Fitch of ‘This Is Us’ Will be Disney’s First Black Prince in a Live Action Film
Apr 27, 2020 09:23pm
Actor Niles Fitch is making history. Fitch of “This Is Us” fame will become Disney’s first Black prince in a live action film. Fitch, who plays a younger Randall Pearson on the popular NBC series, will take on the role of Prince Tum...    


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