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Man Gets Jail, Probation In Fatal Dog Attack On Detroit Boy

DETROIT (AP) — The mother of a 4-year-old Detroit boy who was mauled to death by pit bulls described the lingering emotional effects of the attack that only ended when police shot the animals, as the dog’s owner was sentenced Thursday to jail time and probation.

Before Geneke Lyons was sentenced …read more

HLN’s Nancy Grace Leaving Her Legal Show

NEW YORK (AP) — Tough-talking former prosecutor Nancy Grace is leaving her prime-time show on the HLN network in October.

The CNN sister station said Grace told her staff Thursday that her show would be ending after 12 years. Grace, 56, said in a statement that she’ll be leaving “with a …read more

3 Reasons Why Your Boss Should Want You to Work From Home

If you aren’t one of the lucky ones that has the option to work from home, you’ve probably been hit with a few reasons from management why working for home isn’t best for you, the company, or the nature of the business.

What if, for each reason management has for you …read more

Shooter At Joint Base Report Stemmed From Misunderstanding

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on reports of an active shooter at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington (all times local):

11:45 a.m.

Officials say reports of an active shooter at a military post outside Washington stemmed from someone who made a distress call after seeing security forces doing a …read more

Is EJ Johnson Thinking About Transitioning?

In a preview of Wednesday’s episode of “EJNYC,” EJ Johnson confessed he once thought about transitioning into a woman.

“Since everybody’s talking about Caitlyn Jenner and being transgender, people are quick to say, ‘Oh just because you’re dressing like that means that you’re going to transition to become a woman,’” Johnson …read more

Malia Obama To Intern This Summer At U.S. Embassy In Spain

It appears as if the eldest first daughter is preparing for a future in international affairs.

Malia Obama, freshly graduated from high school, will spend her summer interning at the U.S. Embassy in Spain, according to ABC España. The 18-year-old will trade Pennsylvania Ave. for Serrano St. in Madrid.

The eldest daughter …read more

How Major Corporations Can (and Should) Think Like Startups

“Wow! Look at your mural—you guys really are like a startup.”

I hear this at least a few times a week. Whenever we have guests to the office, the first thing they notice is the giant colorful mural that runs the length of the office. It’s not prospective employees or investors …read more

Usher’s ‘Don’t Trump America’ Shirt From BET Awards Now On Sale

The “Don’t Trump America” shirt that Usher sported during his performance at Sunday night’s BET Awards is now part of a new line of tees he’s selling for $15 a pop.

According to the website, the new venture is being run through custom apparel platform Teespring for one week only, with …read more

Military Base Near DC On Lockdown, Active Shooter Reported

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — Joint Base Andrews tweeted Thursday that the base was on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter and that first responders are now on scene to secure the base.

The base has instructed all personnel at the base in Washington’s Maryland suburbs to …read more

Arsenio Hall On Donald Trump: ‘He’s Got Omarosa’s Left Nipple’

Fans of some of music’s greatest hits can expect to see performances by Andra Day, Boyz II Men, Ceelo, Coolio, En Vogue, Jason Derulo, John Legend, LL Cool J, Miguel, Pitbull, Wiz Khalifa and …read more

Maxwell Drops New Album, Talks Relationships: ‘I’m Transitionally Single’

R&B singer Maxwell is known for hitting us with some of the sexiest lyrics (and visuals) and then out of nowhere he vanishes. When asked why, he says that he likes to take his time, and that length of time is usually seven years. While he admits that it is …read more

8 Summer Jobs That Are Better Than What You’re Used To

For some, summer time screams play time; for others, this time of year presents the perfect opportunity to earn a little extra cash with a summer job.

The scurry for summer jobs is real. Malls are packed with teens and college students looking to secure easy and brief employment, restaurants flood …read more

CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill To Host Late-Night Talk Show For VH1

CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill is bringing his punditry to late night, courtesy of VH1, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Ivy League educated pundit will anchor the weekly series “VH1 Live,” which will deliver pop culture spin on entertainment news and gossip.

Hill will infuse his opinions with a “raw street …read more

Iggy Azalea Dumped Nick Young Because He Impregnated His Ex

If you thought the situation between Iggy Azalea and Nick Young was messy, we’re now finding out it’s even messier than we thought. As we reported earlier, the Australian raptress said she kicked him to the curb because she couldn’t trust him. Well now we’re finding out that was an …read more

Jessica Williams Leaving As ‘Daily Show’ Correspondent, Lands Own Series

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Williams is leaving as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” this week after four years. But she’s not straying far.

The network said Wednesday that Williams will be concentrating on a new scripted show that she’s developing for Comedy Central. That development deal had …read more

#RIP Lor Scoota, Baltimore Rapper Who Tried To Stop Violence

BALTIMORE (AP) — The news tore across Twitter: A beloved Baltimore rapper was gunned down in broad daylight, moments after promoting peace on the streets at a charity fundraiser.

Hundreds of inner-city youths — the people most exposed to Baltimore’s pernicious gun violence — have mourned Tyriece “Lor Scoota” Watson as …read more

Here are Some Results-Driven Ways to Grow Your Company’s Email List

“The money is in your list.”

Marketers have said this over and over again throughout the years, and even in 2015 it remains accurate. Email is still a very effective form of digital marketing, and building an email list should be one of the main focuses of your marketing strategy, regardless …read more

Here are Some Results-Driven Ways to Grow Your Company’s Email List

“The money is in your list.”

Marketers have said this over and over again throughout the years, and even in 2015 it remains accurate. Email is still a very effective form of digital marketing, and building an email list should be one of the main focuses of your marketing strategy, regardless …read more

Cleveland Police To Wear Body Cameras During GOP Convention

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police officers will have body cameras affixed to their riot gear during the Republican National Convention this month.

The Arizona company TASER International says it will loan 300 mounting units to the city that will allow officers to attach the body cameras to their riot gear to …read more

How This Woman Monetized Her Instagram Presence

In case you haven’t noticed, Instagram is a powerful money-making platform, especially for bloggers and small businesses.

So if you’ve ever wondered how to turn your Instagram followers into customers, meet Sharon Beason; the founder of Womeneur, an entrepreneurship-based platform offering everything from digital guides and coaching sessions, to skill-building events …read more

How Periscope Increased This Salon Owner’s Clientele and Product Sales

In the last year, live streaming video apps like Snapchat and Periscope have exploded in popularity. In 2015, Snapchat reported that it had more than 100 million daily users, while Periscope reported in that it had about 2 million daily users during the same year. For salon owner Darrius …read more

Military Seeks More Time On Transgender Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior military leaders expressed deep concerns this week that the launch of new Pentagon rules allowing transgender service members to serve openly in the U.S. military is moving too quickly, arguing that a number of details and questions must still be resolved, several senior U.S. officials told …read more

Deion Sanders Hit With Million Dollar Lawsuit Due To Son’s Beatdown

NFL legend Deion Sanders has been hit with another lawsuit over his son’s alleged vicious beatdown of a school employee, reports. The victim was allegedly beaten so bad he needed surgery, and he’s now heading to court and demanding $1 million in damages.

John Darjean, an …read more

Ebony Swank creates ‘Business Best Friend’ to put small businesses in the black

The superlative title of “best friend” usually goes to someone who has our well-being and best interests in mind—someone we trust enough to confide in. But in business, it can be difficult to share our intellectual property with anyone, even professionals we trust. That’s why Detroit entrepreneur Ebony Swank created …read more

Is Apollo Nida Breaking Rules In Prison?

Apollo Nida, estranged husband of Phaedra Parks from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” has reportedly been making trouble in federal prison. According to sources, Apollo thinks he’s entitled to call the shots on his cell block because he’s a reality TV star. He’s reportedly bullying his fellow prisoners at New …read more

Motion Picture Academy Invites Record Number Of New Members, Many Of Color

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six months after announcing intentions to double the number of female and minority members in its ranks by 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 new members to join the organization.

The academy says its invitees are 46 percent female, 41 percent …read more

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