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‘RHOA’ Star Kandi Burruss Makes The Cover Of The October Essence Issue

Kandi Burruss, co-star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, has another “first” under her belt: her first ESSENCE cover!

The singer, songwriter restaurateur, entrepreneur, and mother lets ESSENCE in on the art of the hustle and how she’s surviving drama while building a legacy.

Kandi Quotes:
On the frailty of fame: “It’s …read more

Protesters March In St. Louis Suburb Over Police Shooting

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters took to the streets again Wednesday in the St. Louis area to demonstrate against a judge’s recent acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect in 2011.

The demonstration was the latest part of an effort by protesters to disrupt business …read more

Nielsen Study Quantifies the Power and Influence of Black Girl Magic

The power of Black Girl Magic just got real.

More than a hashtag or catchphrase, Black Girl Magic is a mantra that celebrates the achievements, strength, and sisterhood of black girls and women around the diaspora. Those three simple words profess our beauty, creativity, and brilliance, which has been imitated and …read more

Shaq To Back Democrat After GOP Christie Endorsement In ’13

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey native and former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is backing Democrat Phil Murphy in this year’s contest to succeed Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

Murphy campaign spokesman Dan Bryan says O’Neal will formally endorse Murphy on Monday. He had no further details.

O’Neal backed Christie in …read more

South Carolina: Call For A Monument To Black Civil War Hero

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A call to honor a black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, onetime epicenter of a groundswell movement to rid communities of Confederate symbols, is being made by two lawmakers in a bid to encourage consensus-building in a nation divided …read more

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Tina Campbell Says, ‘I Wouldn’t Trade My Pit For Nothing!’

“It’s wonderful when you can go through hell and God has something for you out of it,” explains Tina Campbell on her new music.

It’s Still Personal is her …read more

Florida Twin Accused Of Killing His Brother’s Romantic Rival

We’re not quite sure where things went wrong here. Was it Florida, where it seems that most of the crazy crimes you read about in the news are committed? Maybe its the heat or the hurricanes, we’re not sure. Or maybe it’s just that twins stick up for each other, …read more

Family Of Accused Louisiana Killer Says He Was Eagle Scout With No Racist Views

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An Eagle Scout at age 18, Kenneth Gleason graduated with honors from one of Baton Rouge’s most elite high schools and enrolled at Louisiana State University.

Five years later, the 23-year-old white man was jailed on charges he gunned down two black men and shot up …read more

‘Greenleaf’ Recap: Season 2, Episode 15: ‘What’s Done in the Dark…’

Just as soon as one secret and story unfolds – the silhouette of another one is silently lurking in the background, waiting for an opportunity to emerge from the darkness. But until that happens, let’s focus on the secrets that are exposed in episode 15 – “Two By Two.”

Bishop Greenleaf …read more

Actor Bernie Casey Dead At 78

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” has died. He was 78.

Casey died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness, his talent agent Erin …read more

10 Must See Fall 2017 TV Shows You Should Be Watching

It’s that time of year again when you switch out the flip-flops and sandals for a nice new pair of camel-colored knee boots; with or without the heel. The air is so crisp and cool you really don’t need the AC any longer – now you need the heat. And …read more

Naval Hospital Corpsman Slammed For Newborn Baby ‘In Da Club’ Video

Hip-hop music has long provided the soundtrack to parties, political movements, and personal motivation. But it’s also guilty of at times being associated with outrageousness. Such was the case in a Jacksonville, Florida, naval hospital when Corpsman Allyson Jeanette Thompson recorded herself jerking a newborn baby to the beat of …read more

Chance the Rapper’s Intern Shares Tips and New Business Venture

Since responding to Chance the Rapper’s tweet looking for an intern with a package that would impress even a Grammy-winning hiring manager, Negele “Hospey” Hospedales’ life has never been the same.

I’m looking for an intern, someone with experience in putting together decks …read more

Oklahoma City Police Kill Deaf Man Despite Witnesses Saying He Couldn’t Hear

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man in front of his home as he approached them holding a metal pipe didn’t hear witnesses yelling that he was deaf, a department official said Wednesday.

Magdiel Sanchez, 35, wasn’t obeying the officers’ commands before one shot …read more

Gina Torres Acknowledges Split With Laurence Fishburne

09/18/2011 – Laurence Fishburne and wife Gina Torres – 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrivals – Nokia Theatre L.A. Live – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos – Contact (1-866-551-7827) – Portrait …read more

Singer Andra Day Channels Billie Holiday in Google Racial Justice Effort

On Wednesday, Google launched Andra Day’s cover of Billie Holiday’s classic song about the lynching of black people in the South, “Strange Fruit” on its “Lynching in America” site.

(George Meadows, “murderer & rapist,” lynched on scene of his last alleged crime. George Meadows was lynched at Pratt Mines (in …read more

Why Was Laurence Fishburne’s Wife Kissing Another Man?

09/18/2011 – Laurence Fishburne and wife Gina Torres – 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrivals – Nokia Theatre L.A. Live – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos – Contact (1-866-551-7827) – Portrait …read more

Why Does This Young Man Look Shocked Out Of His Mind?

You know how the saying goes, “once you go Black you’ll never come back!’ Well this doesn’t quite work here. In fact this takes the saying to a whole new level in reverse!

Martina Big like a lot of people nowadays wanted to get plastic surgery to enhance her looks. She …read more

Fox Buys Two More Lee Daniels Projects

Fox is currently developing two more drama projects from Lee Daniels, the co-creator/executive producer of the network’s Empire and Star, reports Deadline.

Victory, with writer Julian Breece, is set in the world of competitive gospel choirs, while East of Hope is described as a multi-racial soap opera.

Written and executive produced …read more

Halle Berry Shows Off New Boyfriend Alex Da Kid On Instagram

Halle Berry has a new man.

The Oscar winning actress, 51, went Instagram official Tuesday with her new boo, 35-year-old British music producer Alexander Grant…a.k.a. Alex Da Kid.

She captioned cuddly black-and-white shot, “My balance.”

Alex Da Kid followed by posting the same photo with an almost identical caption.

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Apply Now: Black Enterprise TCX Pitch Competition for Tech Startups

It’s tough for entrepreneurs of color to raise capital—any dollar in funding helps. This year, Black Enterprise is launching its first-ever pitch competition for tech startups at the TechConneXt Summit.

To enter the Black Enterprise TCX Pitch Competition sponsored by Prudential, simply record and upload your best 60-second technology startup …read more

Atlanta Father Wanted For Murder Of His Daughter

44-year-old Charles Hamilton is accused of murdering his 3-month-old daughter at their home in Atlanta.

Hamilton has not been seen since September 12, 2017, which was exactly three days after his daughter, Adriana, was taken to the hospital with head trauma.

According to a Fox 5 Atlanta article, firefighters …read more

Trump Pressing GOP Senators To Act On New Health Proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — With time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders are engaged in a frantic search for votes in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law. The outcome is uncertain in a Capitol newly engulfed in drama over health care.

Senate …read more

Serena Williams Writes A Letter Thanking Her Mother

New mom Serena Williams is thanking her own mother for being the role model she says she needed.

In an open letter to her mother posted to Reddit , Williams calls mom Oracene Price “one of the strongest women I know.” Williams mentions some of the criticisms she’s endured …read more

Is Jermaine Dupri Sliding Back Into Janet Jackson’s Life?

It’s been a year of up’s and downs for Janet Jackson so far. In January she gave birth to her first child Eissa with Wissam Al Mana.

She then divorced him three months later and the public found out that during their marriage and throughout her pregnancy that El …read more

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