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How Better Cash Flow Management Is Helping This Babysitting Business Thrive

Hope Oriabure-King calls herself “mommy deluxe”—she’s a single mom of four and the owner of Black-Tie Babysitting Inc., a company that provides on-site childcare for special occasions and events like weddings and corporate functions. Over time, Oriabure-King has learned that cash flow management and a diversified revenue stream …read more

Sneak Peak Of OWN’s ‘Released’ Episode Four

The United States has approximately 2.3 million people in correctional facilities across the nation (Prison Policy Initiative) – more than any other country in the world. The first 90 days of being released are crucial for those who have been incarcerated – as they often face many challenges and few …read more

Tyler Perry’s ‘Acrimony’ Trailer Starring Taraji P. Henson Is Intense

Lionsgate, the entertainment company by Tyler Perry, released a trailer for a new film called Acrimony.

Starring Taraji P. Henson as a loyal wife who’s had enough of supporting her lying, cheating husband who’s played by Lyriq Bent. And when she finds out that’s she’s been stabbed in …read more

Tracy Morgan’s TBS Comedy ‘The Last O.G.’ Delayed Until 2018

Folks will have to wait a little longer for Tracy Morgan’s anticipated TBS comedy series “The Last O.G.”

Variety reports that executive producer and showrunner John Carcieri has dropped out of the project, which was originally scheduled to premiere next week. It’s now set to debut some time …read more

Mariah Carey’s Los Angeles Home Burglarized; $50K In Possessions Gone

Mariah Carey has become the latest victim of thieves.

Around 3 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017, her Los Angeles mansion was stripped of about $50,000 worth of items, according to TMZ. Law enforcement sources say the culprits entered through a window or door on an upper floor. A ladder …read more

Pittsburgh Woman Arrested For Assaulting A Teacher

An argument turned physical when a mother of a student assaulted her child’s teacher over a cell phone.

On October 19, 2017, Janice Watkins, a teacher at King pre-K-8 in Pittsburgh, PA, was assaulted with a brick by Daishonta Williams for taking her child’s phone away during class.

Channel 11 …read more

Evoking Slain Son, Kelly Defends Trump On Condolence Calls

WASHINGTON (AP) — He started by describing the reverent handling of America’s war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to an Air Force base in Delaware.

From that opening, White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered a raw and searing monologue Thursday about the …read more

Serena Williams Snapchats Bruno Mars Turn Up & Spotted Wedding Planning!

Serena Williams and her fiancé Alexis Ohanian went to the Bruno Mars concert in Miami on Wednesday and Serena documented the entire evening on Snapchat, from her pre-concert hangout with the singer backstage to returning home to her baby girl.

She started off backstage before the concert, with …read more

Blue Ivy Is Responsible For Beyonce’s ‘Mi Gente’ Spanish Remix

Turns out 5-year-old Blue Ivy paved the way for Mama Beyonce’s Spanish language remix to J Balvin & Willy William’s hit single “Mi Gente.”

Surprising fans with the release on September 28, 2017, Queen Bey announced on social media that funds raised from the song will …read more

Playboy Welcomes It’s First Transgender Playmate, Ines Rau

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The passing of Hugh Hefner in the end of September brought a lot of emotions from different communities who both loved and were weary of his developments throughout his life. Of course, Hugh was the founder of the legendary publication Playboy, and has been overseeing the …read more

Obama Tells Democrats To Reject Politics Of Division, Fear

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama called on fellow Democrats to reject politics of “division” and “fear” while rallying on Thursday with party’s candidates for governors in Virginia and New Jersey.

“Why are we deliberately trying to misunderstand each other, and be cruel to each other and put …read more

Senate Panel Votes For Nominee Opposed By Black Lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel on Thursday narrowly backed the nomination of a North Carolina attorney to fill the nation’s longest judicial vacancy over the objections of Democrats, black lawmakers and some civil rights groups.

The Judiciary Committee voted 11-9 to recommend the nomination of Thomas Farr to the full …read more

Lupita Nyong’o Reveals Harassment By Harvey Weinstein

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has revealed that she, too was a victim of Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein’s reign of sexually predatory behavior. The actress wrote an op-ed for The New York Times where she detailed her naiveté in her dealings with Weinstein at the start of her career.

She says …read more

Netflix’s New Show Imagines What It’s Like To Raise A Superhero

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Michael B. Jordan has signed on to executive produce a new series for Netflix that we didn’t even realize we truly needed.

The streaming service has given a 10-episode series order to a sci-fi family drama “Raising Dion,” based on a short film and comic book …read more

Ken Chenault to Retire From AmEx, Leaving Just 3 Black CEOs at Fortune 500 Companies

On Wednesday, Kenneth Chenault announced that he is retiring from American Express in February 2018 after serving as the company’s chief executive for the past 16 years. This leaves just three black executives leading America’s largest companies: Ken Frazier of Merck; Roger Ferguson of TIAA; and JCPenney’s Marvin Ellison.

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Father Of Nine Killed By Wife At Johns Hopkins Hospital

It’s pretty rare that a murder takes place at one of the nation’s top hospitals but that’s the reality for one man, a father of nine, who was killed this week in a bizarre murder while one of his sons was being treated at the same hospital.

The alleged murderer – …read more

Did Wendy Williams Fire Staff Who Leaked Cheating Rumors About Her Husband?

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Wendy Williams reportedly shook up things behind the scenes at her daily show, allegedly firing members of her staff who she believed leaked cheating rumors about her husband, Kevin Hunter.

It all came to head when an explosive report alleged Hunter, who is also Williams’ manager, …read more

The Woman Furthering Obama’s ‘Every Student Succeeds’ Quest

Lillian Lowery is a woman on a mission. The vice president for P-12 Policy and Practice at the Education Trust, the education advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., Lowery has deep experience in the trenches not only as a teacher of English, as well as a high school assistant principal …read more

Black-Owned Firm Will Manage Multimillion-Dollar Construction Projects for Texas A&M

For the third time in five years, an African American-owned project management consulting firm has landed a major deal with Texas A&M University.

A Black Enterprise Small Business Award Winner

The contract awarded this month to Houston-based Taylor Construction Management (TCM) means the firm will manage the development of capital …read more

Lebron James & Gabrielle Union Developing Comedy ‘White Dave’ At ABC

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and his teammate’s wife Gabrielle Union are now working together on a new comedy series in development at ABC, reports Variety.

Titled “White Dave,” the single-camera series would follow a young African-American teenager who has grown up in an all-white suburb who suddenly moves …read more

Morgan Freeman To Play Colin Powell In Reginald Hudlin Directed Biopic

Morgan Freeman will take on the role of former Secretary of State Colin Powell in “Powell,” a biopic from Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Reginald Hudlin, fresh from his Thurgood Marshall biopic “Marshall,” will direct the drama, which will be produced …read more

Montia Sabbag Is Not Happy About Kevin Hart’s New Set Of Jokes

Kevin Hart mentions his sex tape scandal in the promo for his upcoming standup tour, suggesting the topic will take up some portion of his act.

But his partner in the tape doesn’t think it’s funny.

As previously reported, the promo for Hart’s “Irresponsible” comedy tour features him in various characters …read more

‘Destiny’s Child’ Michelle Williams On Depression: ‘I Was Suicidal’

On the October 18, 2017, episode of “The Talk,” singer and guest co-host Michelle Williams opened up about her struggles with depression.

“I think at the age of 25, had I had a name to what I was feeling at the time, I would have disclosed that, ‘I’ve been suffering …read more

Obama Is Back! On The Campaign Trail In New Jersey & Virginia

Obama is back! No, not running for president but he is on the campaign trail for gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia. He’s campaigning support for the Democratic nominees in the race for the November election. Read more about his campaign trail below. reports:

Former President Barack Obama …read more

Frank Ocean Victorious Over Father In $14.5 Million Defamation Suit

Frank Ocean’s father has lost the defamation suit he filed against his son for calling him a bigot.

In a 2016 Tumblr post, Frank had accused his father, Calvin Cooksey, of calling a transgender waitress “a f****t” when he was a child. Cooksey sued Ocean claiming the post cost him …read more

Jury Convicts Ex-Oklahoma Police Officer In 4th Murder Trial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white former Oklahoma police officer was convicted of first-degree manslaughter late Wednesday in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter’s black boyfriend after jurors in three previous trials couldn’t decide whether to find him guilty of murder.

Jurors deliberated about six hours before finding ex-Tulsa …read more

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