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Rethink That Daily Soda

One can of sugary soda every day can heighten significantly a person’s risk of developing prediabetes, a new study finds.

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A person who drinks a can of sugar-sweetened beverage a day has a 46 percent increased risk of developing prediabetes, said senior researcher Nicola McKeown, a scientist …read more

Oberlin College Chooses African American Visionary as Its Next President

Although a recent study reveals that the diversification of college presidents is moving at a slow pace, Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, shows how it marches to the beat of a different drummer. The college recently announced that Carmen Twillie Ambar, an African American woman, will be its 15th president.

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Every Business Needs a Mobile App—Including Yours; Here’s How to Make One

In case you haven’t noticed, these days, nearly every business has a mobile app. And believe it or not, you don’t have to be a big brand name like Domino’s Pizza to take advantage of this next-level marketing and advertising solution. For a small business, adding a mobile app component …read more

Meet the Tech Founders Connecting You to Pharmacies That Deliver

After co-founder Halston Prox watched his busy dad struggle to find the time to pick up his blood pressure medicine from the pharmacy, he decided to join the latest wave of on-demand delivery services and co-founded Heal Now. HealNow is an app that connects consumers, hospitals, and telehealth companies …read more

80 Low-Cost Franchises You Can Buy For Under $100,000

Many newcomers to franchising might find it hard to believe that they can enter the business without being a big spender or breaking the bank.

The good news is that there are hundreds of economical franchise brands in numerous types of businesses with a price tag below six figures.

Some 471 …read more

Music Business Couple Puts Musical Soul Food Fest on the Map

Rejoice Musical Soul Food Radio Network CEO Mike Chandler has been working in every aspect of radio for over 30 years. His wife, April Washington Chandler, launched her career as a marketing manager for major record labels such as Warner Bros. and Sony Music in the 1990s. This dynamic duo …read more

A 2nd Mistrial: Jury Deadlocks In Ohio Cop’s Murder Retrial

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A mistrial was declared Friday in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on charges in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist.

The Hamilton County …read more

High-Fashion Brand Unapologetically Appropriates #BlackLivesMatter

The #BlackLivesMatter movement began in 2012 in response to the killing of Trayvon Martin and has since become a rallying cry heard around the world. While many celebrities, brands, and companies have shown support for BLM, many have criticized the exploitation of the movement for profit.

For instance, in April, Pepsi …read more

Meditation and Yoga Ease Breast Cancer Symptoms

A breast cancer diagnosis and its subsequent treatment can come with a mix of symptoms that affect quality of life, including anxiety and depression. A new study finds using mind-body therapies, such as meditation or yoga, may help relieve these issues.

“We have good evidence that [some] mind-body therapies—such as meditation, …read more

Blacks May Receive Different Advice on Statin Therapy

We have a disproportionately high risk of cardiovascular disease, and statin treatment can be an effective tool in lowering the risk of plaque building up in the arteries. Statin guidelines from different organizations, however, can vary significantly, says a new paper published in JAMA Cardiology.

Guidelines released by …read more

Queen Latifah & Jada Pinkett Smith Jamming Out To Prince Is The Best Thing On The Internet Today

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Black women everywhere are anxiously waiting for ‘Girls Trip’ to hit theaters. Hailed as the melanated version of ‘Bridesmaids,’ this laugh out loud comedy is guaranteed to have you and your friends in tears on the floor.

While we wait for the movie to premiere nationwide on …read more

Chadwick Boseman Is A Fierce Thurgood Marshall In Upcoming Biopic Trailer

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Chadwick Boseman is absolutely killing the game in Hollywood. The star of 42 and the upcoming Black Panther, he has also lined up a new film about the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall…and it looks good!

Having already portrayed both Jackie Robinson and James …read more

Snoop, Mary J. Blige, Taraji P. Henson And More Among 2016 Walk Of Fame Class

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Snoop Dogg, Shonda Rhimes, Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige, Niecy Nash and late entertainers Bernie Mac will be receiving stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame next year.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce revealed the 2018 honorees Thursday.

Other recipients include Lin-Manuel Miranda, RuPaul, Simon Cowell, Jennifer Lawrence, …read more

Jesse Williams Accuses Estranged Wife Of Restricting Time With Their Children

We hate to see their divorce get ugly, but it’s being reported that Jesse Williams and his estranged wife Aryn Drake-Lee are fighting over custody of their two children.

According to US Weekly, the Grey’s Anatomy star, 35, and his attorneys claim that the …read more

Trump Admits He Doesn’t Have Tapes Of Comey Meetings

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In addition to all the negative things we can call President Trump, add “the boy who cried wolf” to that growing list. After all that tough talk on Twitter about the possibility of having recordings of former FBI head James Comey, y’all president admitted …read more

Jay Z Says Artists Should Do More For Social Justice

With an executive producer hand in the Spike documentary series on Kalief Browder and the upcoming project on Trayvon Martin, Jay-Z is calling on more producers, filmmakers and activists to turn a creative eye toward addressing socially issues that can spark activism.

The rap mogul shared his call …read more

Bill Cosby Plans Speaking Tour To Inform Young People About Consequences Of Misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby will organize a series of town hall meetings to help educate young people about problems their misbehavior could create, a spokesman for Cosby said Thursday.

Cosby is eager to get back to work following a deadlocked jury and mistrial in his sexual assault trial, …read more

Terrence Howard’s Second Divorce Judgment Upheld

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Wednesday reinstated Terrence Howard’s divorce judgment involving his second wife after finding the actor was not coerced into signing it.

The ruling could allow Michelle Ghent to claim some of Howard’s lucrative earnings from the hit Fox television series “Empire.”

The three-justice …read more

‘Queen Sugar’ Recap Episodes 1 And 2: We’re Back

Yesssssssss. After a long offseason wait, Queen Sugar has returned and we are so ready for it. This year’s season has expanded to 16 episodes so it should be amazing. As you know, last season introduced the Bordelon family of Louisiana and the siblings Charley (Dawn Lyen Gardner) Nova (Rutina …read more

Glenda Hatchett And Son Join Vigil In Memory Of Son’s Wife

TV Judge Glenda Hatchett will join her son, Charles S. Johnson IV and MomsRising, an organization of more than 1 million mothers and their families, for a candlelight vigil at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Friday, June 23, on what would have been the 41st birthday of …read more

Misty Copeland Joins ‘World Of Dance’ As A Guest Judge

Ballet star Misty Copeland will take on guest judge duties for two episodes of “World of Dance,” NBC’s new competition series from fellow judge and executive producer Jennifer Lopez.

The prima ballerina will appear on the July 18 and July 25 episodes, during Round 3 of the competition “The …read more

Afrikrea Let’s You Shop for Exclusive Fashion From Africa

We spend lots of time on websites looking for the hottest new trends to purchase, but how much of that stuff is made by someone from the motherland itself.

While in Paris, Black Enterprise connected with co-founder and CEO, Moulaye Taboure to talk about why he started Afrikrea, the online …read more

Benny Boom Not Feeling John Singleton’s Comments On Tupac Biopic

Director Benny Boom has opened up for the first time publicly about director John Singleton’s unsavory remarks about the upcoming Tupac biopic, All Eyez On Me. The film chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom, as well as his imprisonment and controversial …read more

Barack Obama Responds To Being Blamed For Otto Warmbier’s Death

Former President Barack Obama has issued a statement regarding Otto Warmbier, the Virginia Tech student who died this week, days after being freed from North Korea in a coma after more than a year in captivity.

Warmbier’s father had blasted Obama during a news conference at the time of his …read more

Ne-Yo Discusses the Fine Line Between Tech and Entertainment

In the wake of the backlash against Silicon Valley over the lack of diversity in the tech industry, several tech companies have made an effort to open doors to more people of color. For example, at this year’s American Black Film Festival (ABFF), Google hosted a panel discussion titled …read more

Meet The 10-Year-Old Girl Who Invented A Million-Dollar Barrette

Just imagine, a hair accessory being sold in 50 stores and 16 states across the country…and the CEO of the hair brand is still in elementary school! That’s right, 10-year old Gabrielle Goodwin has come up with a solution that will bring nothing but relief to Black moms around the …read more

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