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‘Greenleaf’ Recap Season 2 Episodes 9 and 10: ‘Handle Your Scandal’

Get Caught Up: Before you indulge in this juicy meat and potatoes of last night’s episode, first get caught up on what you’ve missed thus far by watching OWN’s brilliant 6-minute recap of season 1.

Part 1 of Greenleaf‘s mid-season premiere aired last night, Wednesday August 15, with a …read more

CEO’s Flee Trump Business Panels, So He Dismantles Them

NEW YORK (AP) — With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils Wednesday —an attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump announced the action via tweet, although …read more

5 Steps To Creating Content That Successfully Attracts Customers

Whether it’s producing videos, taking photos, hosting a podcast or writing articles, creating engaging content is one of the best ways to attract new customers. But before you hit publish, your content should focus on four key components: your expertise, company values, content that teaches your customers, and content that …read more

Baltimore Quietly Removes Confederate Statues Overnight

A monument dedicated to the Confederate Women of Maryland lies on a flatbed trailer near the intersection of Charles St. and University Parkway early Wednesday morning after it was taken down. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has a few words of advice for leaders in other …read more

Black People in Racist Work Environments: Sellouts or Changing Perspectives?

Progressives aren’t the only people who have harshly criticized President Donald Trump for delivering two controversial statements following the racially charged protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in the killing of a counterprotester. A number of Republican leaders, along with right-wing hosts and correspondents on Trump’s beloved Fox News …read more

Black Female Lawyer: ‘Attorneys Are Either Social Engineers or Parasites’

Lakeila R. Stemmons is a zealous advocate—exactly the kind of attorney you want on your side if you are ever pitted against the law. She is the principal and CEO of Stemmons Strategies, a DC-based firm providing strategy and policy consulting services to attorneys, business leaders, civil rights and social …read more

How This Millennial Made A Boss Move In The Accounting World

Black Girl Magic is in full force in Jamila Abston’s world. After graduating from Florida A&M University with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and earning her Masters in Accounting from the University of Virginia, Abston was recruited to work for one of the most prestigious accounting firms on the planet, …read more

Did Bravo Just Green Light A ‘RHOA’ Spin Off Starring Peter Thomas?

Word has it that the long-rumored “Real Housewives of Atlanta” spinoff starring Cynthia Bailey‘s ex-husband Peter Thomas has officially been picked up by Bravo.

Blogger Tamara Tattles says the paperwork has just been signed and cameras will follow Thomas as he runs his Charlotte Sports Bar in …read more

45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 33: BE 100s Define New Era for Black Business

For the 45th Anniversary of the BE 100s—the nation’s largest black-owned businesses—we share 45 milestone events that have had widespread impact on black economic development and American industry across four decades. This tribute salutes the iconic companies and CEOs that have been found on BE‘s annual list of the largest …read more

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Mourners Gather To Remember Woman Killed At Virginia Rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mourners will gather in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally that descended into violence last weekend.

A memorial service for Heather Heyer is scheduled Wednesday morning …read more

Ne-Yo Swears He Was A T-Rex In A Past Life

Ne-Yo has become a vegan after watching the documentary What The Health on Netflix.

Ne-Yo explained, “none of us are getting any younger. I’ve got a lot of shows. Aches and pains are lasting a little longer. I swear …read more

China Urges U.S., North Korea To ‘Hit The Brakes’ On Threats

BEIJING (AP) — China has urged the United States and North Korea to “hit the brakes” on threatening words and work toward a peaceful resolution of their tense standoff created by Pyongyang’s recent missile tests and threats to fire them toward Guam.

The dispute has also raised fears …read more

Queen Latifah To Be Honored At Diddy’s REVOLT Conference

NEW YORK (AP) — Queen Latifah will be honored at Diddy’s fourth annual REVOLT music conference in October, where performers will include Lauryn Hill and 2 Chainz.

REVOLT announced Wednesday that the conference will take place Oct. 12-15 in Miami. Latifah will receive the Icon Award for …read more

‘New Edition Story’s’ Algee Smith Joins Amandla Stenberg In ‘The Hate U Give’

Detroit” actor Algee Smith has joined “The Hate U Give,” Fox 2000’s adaptation of the Black Lives Matter YA novel of the same name from first-time author Angela Thomas.

The story follows a 16-year-old girl named Starr who grew up in a poverty-stricken slum, but now attends a …read more

LeBron Calls For Love, Unity Before Taking Swipe At Trump

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Along with getting good grades and listening to their parents, LeBron James has encouraged kids in his foundation’s educational program to stand up for their beliefs.

On Tuesday night, the superstar gave a lesson in how it’s done.

Concluding a day of fun and games at an …read more

Alicia Keys, John Legend Take Over ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Alicia Keys and John Legend took a ride in James Corden’sCarpool Karaoke,” with just each other belting out their popular tracks.

Apple Music released new clips teasing the second and third episodes of the “Late Late Show” spinoff-turned-standalone series, featuring Billy Eichner with Metallica …read more

Defiant Trump Doubles Down On Charlottesville: ‘Blame Both Sides For Violence’

President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

NEW YORK (AP) — Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday “there is blame on both sides” for the deadly violence last weekend in …read more

Chris Brown Addresses Rihanna Incident In Detail In New Doc

is years past his infamous incident with Rihanna but he’s still struggling to accept his actions on that much-publicized night. Now that his probation is over and both have moved on in their lives and careers, Brown has decided to finally address the rumors of what happened that …read more

Jesse Williams Estranged Wife Asks For Full Custody In Divorce Battle

The messiness continues on in the custody battle between Jesse Williams and Aryn Drake-Lee.

According to new divorce documents obtained by TMZ, Aryn is now seeking full custody of their children after accusing her estranged husband of having rage issues and exposing their children to a “revolving door” of women.

Drake-Lee …read more

Lessons from the BE 100s: The 2017 Auto Dealer of the Year

What does it take to become a B.E. 100s company? Along with grit, innovative thinking, and the drive to continually excel, it often takes qualities that make a business stand out in a way that goes far beyond just meeting its revenue goals.

While working on the Black Enterprise Auto Dealer …read more

Second Lawyer Wants Off Bill Cosby Case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A second lawyer who defended Bill Cosby in his sex assault trial that ended with a deadlocked jury wants off the case before the start of his retrial that’s set for November.

Los Angeles-based lawyer Angela Agrusa filed documents Tuesday seeking to withdraw as Cosby’s counsel.
Lead …read more

Entrepreneurs: Here’s Your Chance to Realize Your Wildest Business Dreams

If building a successful business was easy everyone would have one. Striking out on your own and launching your business venture is exciting, can be rewarding, and always challenging.

For some, the challenges that can crop up are so daunting that they give up their dreams of business ownership entirely. If …read more

Thousands Flee As Iraq Steps Up Airstrikes On IS-Held Town

BADOUSH, Iraq (AP) — Thousands of Iraqis have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the militants.

Tal Afar and the surrounding area is one of the last pockets of IS-held territory …read more

Did Stephanie Mills Accidentally Reveal That Tyler Perry Is Married?

If an Instagram caption from Stephanie Mills was accurate and not a simple misstatement, Tyler Perry may be secretly married to his longtime girlfriend and baby mama, Gelila Bekele.

In June, Mills shared a photo of herself flanked by the couple. She captioned the pic: “Tyler Perry, his …read more

Steve Harvey’s Funderdome: Fishing Caddy Creator Joe Pippins

Joe Pippins from Kansas pitched his product, the Fishing Caddy, on “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome.” On the show, entrepreneurs pitch in a head-to-head competition for the chance to win up to $100,000 in funding. The pitch that gets the most audience votes wins the money. Before the winner is announced, …read more

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