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R. Kelly Sued By Man Who Says He Was Having An Affair With His Wife

It seems like the man who brought you ‘Bump and Grind’ just can’t stay out of trouble when it comes to his alleged sex life. A Mississippi man claims that R. Kelly has been having an affair with his wife and is suing him under the state’s alienation of …read more

Ben Carson Says He Wants More Private Sector Partners For HUD

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Wednesday he expects to release a policy agenda within the next few months that delivers “bang for the buck,” partly by encouraging more private-sector collaboration.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Carson said he expects to advance public-private …read more

Minnesota Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Shooting Black Protesters

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A white Minnesota man who was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison Wednesday for shooting and wounding five black protesters said he’ll live with the consequences of his actions for the rest of his life, but stopped short of apologizing.

Allen Scarsella’s sentence of 15 years …read more

Survey: Millennials Are Surprisingly Traditional When it Comes To This

Recognized as the most digital savvy generation in U.S. history, millennials are well known for buying everything, from smartphones to clothing, online or with mobile apps.
Yet, when it comes to purchasing a house—the biggest investment most consumers ever make—millennials are not completely clicking on the internet or apps for a …read more

[RECAP] Underground Season 2, Episode 8 “Auld Acquaintance’

As Underground winds down to its conclusion this season, we have another episode to check out. Every week has been yet more suspense about the fate of the Macon 7 – or what’s left of them. This has been a pretty tough season for Cato, Rosalee and Ernestine, but …read more

Serena Williams Says Pregnancy Annoucement Was An Accident

Serena Williams revealed Tuesday that she never meant to send the Snapchat of her baby bump to all of her followers, effectively announcing her pregnancy.

“Well, actually it was an accident,” said the pregnant tennis champ to Gayle King at Tuesday’s 2017 Ted Talks conference at the Vancouver …read more

John Legend Says Exactly What He Thinks About Trump At ‘Time 100’ Gala

John Legend will drag your name all across the red carpet if he feels you’re a President not doing your job right. The singer, who has not been shy about taking shots at Donald Trump, positively ethered 45 during the Time 100 gala, saying out loud what the …read more

Baltimore’s 2017 Murder Rate Surpasses 100 Before End Of April

Baltimore officials recorded the 101st homicide this year on Monday, marking the first time since 1998 that the city reached that grim milestone before the end of April, ABC News reports.

The 2017 murder rate is 34 percent higher than the same time last year, according the …read more

Trump Signs Executive Order To Reduce Federal Involvement In Schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that aims to reduce the federal government’s role in K-12 education.

Trump is giving Education Secretary Betsy DeVos just short of a year — 300 days — to identify areas where Washington has overstepped its legal authority in education, …read more

WATCH: Trailer Released For VH1 Documentary About Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige has a new documentary titled The Making Of: Strength Of A Woman, set to air on VH1, explores her journey through her 25-year career, showing off her many accolades and offering fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the making of her upcoming album (out on April …read more

4 Steps to Turn Your Expertise into Business

Everyone has a skill they can teach someone. So whether you’re looking to turn your knowledge into a profitable side hustle or ready to launch a full-time business, here are four steps to turn your expertise into a business.

1.Identify the problem you solve – Buying is an emotional decision. So …read more

The Advertising Industry Wants (and Needs) You!

The Pepsi ad trivialized protests held because black people had lost their lives. The Nivea ad asserted “white means purity.”

These ads—which many accused of gross insensitivity in an age of diversity and “the browning of America”—may have exposed another, much less obvious truth: that the advertising industry is overwhelmingly white.

The …read more

Diversity in Silicon Valley and an Uber Engineer’s Suicide

Joseph Thomas signed a contract with Uber’s San Francisco headquarters that would yield him $170,000 as a software engineer, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Yet, just months after purchasing a new home and moving to San Francisco from Atlanta with his wife Zecole and two children, Thomas committed …read more

Bill Cosby’s Youngest Daughter Comes To His Defense: ‘He Is Not Abusive, Violent Or A Rapist’

Evin Cosby, the youngest of Bill Cosby‘s children, unexpectedly dropped a heartfelt defense of her father on his Facebook page Wednesday morning.

I know that my father loves me, loves my sisters and my mother. He loves and respects women. He is not abusive, violent or a …read more

Flint Will Not Have Clean Water For At Least Another 3 Years

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Flint is a city located 70 miles north of Detroit and inhabits a little over 98,000 people, 41.2 percent of them living below the poverty line and a median household income of $24,862.00. 56.6 percent of Flint residents are African-American.

While Flint was once a thriving automotive, …read more

Sasheer Zamata Talks About Her Exciting Role In ‘Sleight’

Sasheer Zamata is showing off her acting chops in the new film Sleight that also stars Jacob Lattimore and Dule Hill.

The Saturday Night Live star called into The Tom Joyner Morning Show to talk about her role in the …read more

OZY Genius Award Winner Designs 3-D Printed Prosthetic Socket

Claudine Humure, a senior at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, is one of the 10 young people awarded $10,000 as a winner of one of the OZY Genius Awards distributed by OZY, the funky news site.

Humure won for her innovative and compassionate 3-D printed adjustable prosthetic socket, which will …read more

Shea Moisture’s Painful Lesson in Marketing While Black

It all started late Monday afternoon. “Shea Moisture” was trending on Twitter. Typically, haircare products are not trending topics. However, a new ad from the natural haircare company lit Twitter on fire.

The company’s ad features three women extolling the virtues of Shea Moisture products and how they made them get …read more

Federal Judge Blocks Trump From Defunding Sanctuary Cities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s attempt to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.

U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the preliminary injunction in …read more

‘Hustle and Soul’ Brings Good Cookin’ To WEtv

Lawrence Page stars in a new WEtv docu-series, Hustle & Soul. The six-episode, one-hour series follows Page, owner and head chef of The Pink Tea Cup restaurant in New York, on his quest to rise to the next level and score a coveted Michelin star.

Viewers will witness Page struggle to …read more

Florida Principal Transferred After Requesting That White Students Remain Together

A Florida principal has been transferred after she admitted to asking teachers to keep white students together in a predominantly Black elementary school. Principal Christine Hoffman said that the request would keep the white students ‘more comfortable.”

Her school, Campbell Park Elementary in St. Petersburg Florida, has 49 white students out …read more

Jeremy ‘Felon Bae’ Meeks Denied Entry In London

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Jeremy Meeks was ready to make his overseas debut, but the United Kingdom wouldn’t let him. Nicknamed “Felon Bae,” Meeks had social media swooning when his mugshot from the Stockton Police Department went viral. Meeks was facing federal gun charges in California at the time.

After serving …read more

Aretha Franklin Shades Dionne Warwick Over Whitney’s Funeral

NEW YORK (AP) — The Queen of Soul is coming out swinging against fellow legend Dionne Warwick, accusing her of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston’s godmother, even though the alleged offense happened five years ago at Houston’s funeral.

“She blatantly lied on me … fully …read more

Beyoncé Creates Scholarship Program to Empower Young Women in College

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter brought the world to its knees last year when she dropped her groundbreaking visual album Lemonade, which explores the themes of infidelity and forgiveness while celebrating black womanhood and feminism. Last week, Lemonade even received a prestigious Peabody Award, which honors powerful storytelling. Now, one year after …read more

Jesse Williams Makes A ‘Statement’ On Divorce And Dating Rumors

Just one day after reports emerged “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams filed for divorce from his wife, Aryn Drakelee-Williams, new details point to more trouble in paradise. Reports say that the couple has been separated for a year, and that Williams is now seeing former Friday Night Lights …read more

Microsoft Hosts Encouraging and Empowering Girls STEM Tech Day

Last week, Microsoft co-hosted a fun-filled day of all things tech for African American girls. The event was held in conjunction with Girl STEM Stars, a nonprofit academy dedicated to advancing young people of color in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education.

(Image: Kiwoba Cares)

The girls gathered …read more

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