So, my personal credit score dropped a whopping 169 points the other day. I’m almost embarrassed to admit it. After all, I co-founded a company passionately devoted to teaching entrepreneurs how to avoid that kind of headache.
How did it happen? …read more
NEW YORK (AP) — By former pro tennis star James Blake’s account, the man approaching him in 2015 outside his hotel caused no alarm because he looked like an old high school buddy.
Blake found out the hard way that it was instead a plainclothes police officer who mistook him …read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math.
Of the states that opted in after the standards were introduced in 2010 — 45 …read more
”Insecure” costume designer Ayanna James believes relatability is the key to the show’s styling success, and she aims for authenticity when dressing the star of the show, Issa Rae.
“I feel like every character on the show is relatable,” she says. “You either know someone like that or you’ve been that …read more
Black Girls CODE has frequented the media a lot as of late, particularly for turning down a $125,000 grant from Uber that the founder, Kimberly Bryant felt was disingenuous.
“The Real” kicked off its LIVE season four premiere with a daytime exclusive.
Pace, 24, shares how she went from being a superfan to …read more
FILE – In this Oct. 8, 2013 file photo, Torrei Hart attends ASCAP’S 5th Annual Women Behind the Music Series in Hollywood, Calif. Torrei Hart is among a group of exes having yet another moment in the spotlight, thanks to a new phenomenon in reality television shows: spinoffs based solely …read more
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian-American.
In a handwritten request filed Monday with …read more
NEW YORK (AP) — Jesmyn Ward’s ghostly “Sing, Unburied, Sing” and Mohsin Hamid’s acclaimed novel about refugees “Exit West” were among the finalists Tuesday for the fourth annual Kirkus Prize.
Presented by the trade publication Kirkus Reviews, the prize includes six nominees each in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, and young …read more
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters chanting “free our people” gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis for more than two hours to show solidarity with those arrested during demonstrations that turned ugly over the weekend, but there was no new vandalism overnight.
Demonstrators outside the jail late Monday criticized authorities …read more
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Elected on the nationalist slogan “America first,” President Donald Trump will use his debut address to the U.N. General Assembly to argue that individual nations should act in their own self-interest, yet rally together when faced with a common threat such as North Korea.
Trump, who …read more
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys ‘R’ Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and says its stores will remain open for business as usual.
The company said the proceedings …read more
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the small island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger.
The storm was following a path that could take it on …read more
Antigua and Barbuda’s Governor General Sir William Rodney, left, and actor Robert De Niro shake hands after they addressed a high-level meeting on hurricane Irma at the United Nations, Monday Sept. 18, 2017, U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Marcia Pruitte-Coleman and Marla Pruitte are the co-founders of Pink Rubber Tires, a service that sells used automobile tires and tire services—and is targeted to women.
The twin sisters recently pitched their product on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. Brandon Andrews of Values Partnerships sat down with both for an exclusive interview …read more
Fans of the Starz series Power are about to see a lot more of Larenz Tate.
After recurring in four episodes during the recently wrapped fourth season, the House of Lies alum has been promoted to series regular for Season 5, according to Deadline.
Power follows James “Ghost” St. …read more
Najma and Yusuf Jamaludeen are siblings that collaborated to create an innovative laundry product, BasketMate. The duo pitched their product recently on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. Brandon Andrews of Values Partnerships sat down with Najma and Yusuf after the show for an interview with the brother-and-sister team.
A rep for Charlie Murphy is steaming pissed at the Emmy folks for excluding the late actor/comedian in its “In Memoriam” segment. He says they have no excuse. None.
The rep is Domenick Nati. He says a producer for the Emmys reached out to him on August 18 …read more
Brandyn Armstrong is CEO, founder, and inventor of the Studio Stick, a device that allows artists—musicians, podcasters, lecturers, book recorders and others—to record their songs/ideas at the moment they’re inspired while giving them a full mobile recording studio experience.
Recently, Armstrong pitched his product on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. Brandon Andrews …read more
Project Runway Alum, Layana Aguilar, showed her Spring/Summer 2018 collection at Latinista Fashion Week. The designer, who also designed Disney Princess Elena’s dress has evolved her fashion, showing us detailed designs with thoughtful construction, truly highlighting the woman’s body. The South American designers collection is full …read more
Latinista Fashion Week stood out at New York Fashion Week with conversational pieces and beautiful designs by haute couture designer Cesar Gallindo, Project Runway alum Layana Aguilar, artist and fashion designer Chris Barreto, and ready-to-wear designer Cenia Paredes. See our favorite pieces …read more
Chris Barreto is known for her original artwork, however, she brings her art to fashion by showcasing her prints and designs on beautiful dresses, kaftans, and skirts. Her Spring/Summer 2018 collection didn’t disappoint with original prints that are unique and sure to be a conversation starter.
Sterling K. Brown’s big moment at the Emmy’s Sunday night was cut short when the music started playing during his acceptance speech, drawing loud boos from the audience.
The This is Us star wins for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for the first time since Andre Braugher in 1998 …read more
On Episode 8 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Michalyn Porter, Ph.D., pitched her product, Weave Dryer, in the Funderdome. On the show, entrepreneurs pitch in a head-to-head competition to “The Funderdome” (a live studio audience) for the chance to win up to $100K in capital. The pitch that gets the …read more
Eniko made her first public appearance since her husband’s cheating scandal erupted over the weekend. She was spotted taking their family dog to an …read more