The Social Security Administration announced the cost-of-living increase Friday.
The COLA affects benefits for more than 70 million U.S. residents, including Social Security recipients, disabled veterans, and federal retirees. That’s about one in five Americans.
By law, the COLA is based on a broad measure of consumer prices generated by the …read more
Washington, D.C. is home to some of the most powerful people, business, and government entities in America. Paradoxically, the nation’s capital also has some impoverished neighborhoods with woes that include high joblessness, failing businesses, and inadequate affordable housing.
(A street in D.C. Image: Flickr/tedeytan)
Banking giant JPMorgan Chase & …read more
BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A severely burned Mississippi woman told firefighters before she died that someone named Eric set her on fire, several of the firefighters testified Wednesday.
The firefighters and paramedics testified in the trial of Quinton Tellis in Batesville, Mississippi, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Memphis, Tennessee.
Tellis …read more
He just can’t quit his old job.
Before Shemar Moore debuts in his new CBS series “S.W.A.T.” in November, the actor will return to his old stomping grounds (and his beloved Baby Girl Nation) at the CBS drama “Criminal Minds,” the network announced Thursday (Oct. 12)
Moore will reprise …read more
Tyrese Gibson’s 10-year-old daughter will be allowed to testify about child abuse allegations filed against him by her mother, reports The Blast.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets owner Michael Jordan is donating $7 million to launch medical clinics that he hopes will help at-risk communities in Charlotte.
It’s the largest philanthropic donation ever by the former NBA champion.
The donation will fund two Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics, which are projected to …read more
NeNe Leakes got the boot after saying an inappropriate comment towards a heckler.
Leakes was supposed to host the Xscape reunion show but was taken off after she told someone at her recent comedy show she hoped they got raped by their Uber driver.
Xscape released a statement to TMZ saying, …read more
Nearly two weeks after one of the deadliest shootings in modern U.S. history, authorities have yet to sort out the basic facts surrounding the case of a high-stakes video poker player who murdered 58 people from his high-rise hotel room in Las Vegas.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The girlfriend of Marion “Suge” Knight has been sentenced for selling a video that was sealed evidence in his murder trial.
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Who needs freedom when the state feels entitled to your cheap labor!
This is the attitude that one Louisiana sheriff has when he found out that a new law—set to go into effect next month—will release 192 “good” nonviolent inmates in his area out early.
Tamar Braxton needs your prayers!
The Bluebird of Happiness singer was apparently rushed to the hospital Wednesday night after having a bad reaction to her flu medication.
Braxton bowed out of several appearances in the past few days while promoting her latest album in New York. Apparently she was so sick that …read more
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An African-American novelist praised for her raw and powerful depictions of poor African Americans confronting racial and economic inequalities in the rural South said Wednesday that winning a MacArthur fellowship gives her time and freedom.
“I think those are the two most important gifts you can give …read more
If you have to see one motion picture this weekend or place a film on your must-see list of fall films, I wholeheartedly recommend Marshall. As the title suggests, the movie is about Thurgood Marshall, the iconic civil rights attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund who used the courtroom …read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by health care failures in Congress, President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to rewrite some federal insurance rules as a beginning of renewed efforts to undermine “Obamacare,” the program he’s promised to kill.
“With these actions, we are moving toward lower costs and more …read more
This industry had revenue of $1.03 billion last year and it’s not the technology sector— it’s comic books. Comic book sales are soaring as the demographics of the average comic book fan broaden. Sales are up in all forms of comics including month-to-month titles and graphic novels.
The lion’s share of …read more
Word on the street is that headlines about a certain talk show host being “distraught” over her cheating husband are nothing more than FAKE NEWS — concocted by the talk show host herself to drum up publicity. Even more laughable about this so-called PR stunt is that she got her …read more
Drake took time out of his schedule to visit the sick and shut in on Wednesday.
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had his season cut short on Sunday, October 8, 2017, when he fractured his ankle in a game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
While his fans …read more
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history.
Winds up to 45 mph (72 kph) were expected to pummel areas north …read more
When celebrities do something like a buying a dream car for a parent or blessing them with a house, it’s usually to say thank you.
However, singer and actor Tyrese’s situation is a bit different. In an Instagram video posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, he writes about his mother’s …read more
Queen Sugar Episode 211 (OWN)
This episode “Fruit of the Flower” picks up pretty quickly from the last one. Nova (Rutina Wesley) is preparing for her upcoming television appearance with Doc Sexy, I mean Dr. Robert Dubois. (Alimi Ballard).
She’s more flustered than we’re used to seeing her and thinking a lot …read more
Each year, the Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit brings together tech leaders, executives, innovators, renowned speakers, and entrepreneurs with the goal of empowering people of color in the tech industry. The two-day conference is packed with insightful talks, interactive workshops, and one-on-one chats with some of the brightest minds …read more
The BET show Being Mary Jane will come to an end in 2018. The show will close with a two-hour series finale movie that will be aired on BET.
Shonda Rhimes can add another accolade to her crowded trophy case.
Announced Thursday morning, the prolific showrunner behind “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” will take her place in history among the latest inductees into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.
Rhimes will be …read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting that federal help will be limited and blaming the U.S. territory for its financial struggles. The broadside came as the House headed toward passage of a $36.5 billion disaster aid package, including …read more
TV personality, best-selling author, and chef Ayesha Curry has just secured an exclusive deal for unscripted content with Endemol Shine North America, reports Deadline.
Under the pact, the studio will develop original unscripted content with Curry and Flutie Entertainment’s Yardie Girl Productions for Curry to both appear in and also …read more
In honor of International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11, Beyoncé — mom of two girls and the mastermind behind the girl-power anthem “Run The World (Girls),” released a new video for her 2016 song “Freedom.”
The clip, produced by Beyoncé and Salma Hayek’s Chime for Change initiative and …read more