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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.

...    

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...    

RELATIONSHIPS
 
Jermaine Dupri Reveals How He Met Janet Jackson and Why They Didn’t Get Married
Apr 27, 2020 09:14pm
For years, many grew accustomed to Jermaine Dupri and Janet Jackson as a couple, but what most probably don’t know is the story of how they got together, and why, in 2009, their roughly eight-year relationship ended. In an interview for T.I.&ls...    

SPORTS
 
Marshawn Lynch Seen Handing Out Free Face Masks In His Hometown of Oakland
Apr 27, 2020 09:08pm
Marshawn Lynch was seen handing out free face masks in his hometown of Oakland, California, to help protect people from COVID-19. The NFL running back did it while he rode on a cart that had the words “’Bout That Action” written on ...    

HEALTH & WELLNESS
 
T.I. Talks to Former Surgeon General About COVID-19’s Effect on Black People, Doctor Says Some Don’t Know They Have Pre-Existing Condition
Apr 27, 2020 08:32pm
T.I. sat down with Dr. Regina Benjamin on his “ExpediTIously” podcast in an interview that was published to YouTube on Wednesday, April 22.

Dr. Benjamin served as surgeon general during Barack Obama’s presidency. She was also...    

MOVIES & TV
 
‘Blue Suits You’: Fans Rave Over ‘LHHATL’ Reality Diva Rasheeda Frost’s Blue Bob
Apr 26, 2020 09:57pm
Even amid a pandemic, “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” reality diva Rasheeda Frost is making sure she keeps her looks together from head to toe.

The Pressed boutique owner took to her Instagram over the weekend to showcase to her fol...    

TRAVEL
 
St. Lucia Has Healed All of Its Coronavirus Patients, But Haiti Is Anticipating a Disaster: ‘Basically We Are Alone’
Apr 26, 2020 09:41pm
One Caribbean nation has healed all its coronavirus patients, while another could be facing a catastrophic situation.

St. Lucia only recorded 15 COVID-19 diagnoses, and all those patients have been treated and released from the hospital as of ...    

MUSIC
 
‘We Ready!’: Fans Want a New Collab From Toni Braxton and Her ‘Musical Husband’ Babyface
Apr 26, 2020 09:09pm
‘We Ready!’: Fans Want a New Collab From Toni Braxton and Her ‘Musical Husband’ Babyface_By Jasmine Alyce -April 26, 20200131_Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter

Toni Braxton and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds ...    

SPORTS
 
NBA Players Will Have 25 Percent of Their Paychecks Withheld Because of the League’s Suspension of Play
Apr 26, 2020 09:01pm
NBA players will have 25 percent of their paychecks withheld as of May 15, in case there’s “a permanent cancellation of the 2019-20 regular season or playoff games due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a statement from the lea...    

EXTREPRENUER
 
‘Truly Excited’: Snoop Dogg to Launch His Own Brand of Wine This Summer
Apr 26, 2020 08:55pm
Snoop Dogg is now officially in the wine business after he struck a multiyear partnership with Australian wine brand 19 Crimes, whose parent company is Treasury Wine Estates.

The new product is called “Snoop Cali Red,” and, accordi...    

EXTREPRENUER
 
BLACK BUSINESSES SEEKING FAIR SHARE OF $310 BILLION COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS MUST LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST
Apr 25, 2020 08:03pm
One of the best podcasts for black businesses seeking to access funds from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, which provides forgivable loans for small companies to keep workers on payrolls in response to the COVID...    

BLACK EXCELLENCE
 
UNSTOPPABLE: CARLA HARRIS’ LEADERSHIP TOOLS FOR UNPRECEDENTED TIMES
Apr 25, 2020 07:58pm
UNSTOPPABLE: CARLA HARRIS’ LEADERSHIP TOOLS FOR UNPRECEDENTED TIMES_It’s been said that crisis doesn’t build character, it reveals it. Carla Harris, Vice Chair, Wealth Management and a senior client adviser at Morgan Stanley, takes ...    

HEALTH & WELLNESS
 
QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS ARE LEADING TO LOWER GROOMING STANDARDS
Apr 25, 2020 07:55pm
Quarantine restrictions have been implemented for over a month in most parts of the U.S. and personal grooming routines are starting to fall.

According to the Financial Times, Graeme Pitkethly, Unilever’s chief financial officer said hai...    

MUSIC
 
KANYE WEST IS OFFICIALLY HIP HOP’S NEWEST BILLIONAIRE
Apr 25, 2020 07:52pm
KANYE WEST IS OFFICIALLY HIP HOP’S NEWEST BILLIONAIRE_by Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton_April 25, 2020_Kanye West is Officially Hip Hop’s Newest Billionaire_(Image: Adidas)_Move over Jay-Z, you have company in the Hip Hop billionaire’s r...    

EXTREPRENUER
 
ENTREPRENEUR DANIKA BERRY ON HOW OVERCOMING ADVERSITY PROPELLED HER TO NEW HEIGHTS IN BUSINESS
Apr 25, 2020 07:47pm
Danika Berry, founder and president of DB Agency, is known for helping celebrities and entrepreneurs make their mark in their respective industries. Over the span of her career, Berry has worn many hats. She has created, sold, and produced TV shows f...    

TECHNOLOGY
 
8 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOUR NEXT VIDEO CONFERENCE CALL
Apr 24, 2020 04:52pm
Are you all “zoomed out?” You know, fatigued from having to get ready for your next video conference call? Let’s face it, we’re all there. And if you’re not, you will be sooner or later.

Nevertheless, it’s a...    

MOVIES & TV
 
Despite the scenic beauty of Dominica, the women who reside on this Eastern Caribbean island nation are among those who have the highest risk of devel
Apr 24, 2020 04:48pm
It’s Byron Allen‘s turn to contribute to the coronavirus relief efforts. Entertainment Studios announced that it is producing a live-streaming comedy show called Feeding America Comedy Festival to support and raise money for America&rsquo...    

BLACK EXCELLENCE
 
BLACK WOMEN ARE TAKING THE LEAD AT PFIZER TO IMPROVE HEALTH DISPARITIES IN OUR COMMUNITIES
Apr 24, 2020 04:39pm
Despite the scenic beauty of Dominica, the women who reside on this Eastern Caribbean island nation are among those who have the highest risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. In fact, the women of Dominica who reach the age of 52 are tw...    

MUSIC
 
ATLANTA RAPPER KILLER MIKE: ‘WE’RE GONNA WAIT A WHILE BEFORE WE REOPEN’
Apr 24, 2020 04:34pm
The prospect of Georgia reopening businesses when the coronavirus is still a major threat has caused objections from many people. One of them just happens to be rapper and businessman Michael Santiago Render, also known as Killer Mike, of the hip-hop...    

EXTREPRENUER
 
A GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA DOCTORS ARE GIVING FREE COVID-19 TESTING TO UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
Apr 24, 2020 04:31pm
Since the start of the COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, pandemic, hospitals have been overwhelmed by the rising number of new cases coming in. Healthcare professionals have been forced to work around the clock to provide medical treatment to the i...    

HEALTH & WELLNESS
 
HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND ANTI-QUARANTINE PROTESTERS DUEL IN COLORADO
Apr 22, 2020 09:21pm
Healthcare workers in Denver blocked a group of anti-quarantine protesters planning to storm the capital to fight the state’s stay-at-home order.

According to Now This News, two healthcare workers, dressed in scrubs and N95 masks, stood ...    

MOVIES & TV
 
IDRIS ELBA AND WIFE LAUNCH $40 MILLION FUND TO HELP PEOPLE IN POOR RURAL AREAS AFFECTED BY COVID-19
Apr 22, 2020 09:02pm
Having been directly affected by the coronavirus, actor and DJ Idris Elba and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba are launching a $40 million fund to help others in the rural and poor areas as they are suffering the most, according to The Associated Press....    


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