Ohio Teen Who Killed Her Father Accepts Plea Deal

#FreeBresha: Bresha Meadows accepts plea deal. Sentence includes jail time and six months at mental health facility https://t.co/PcYofjicMp pic.twitter.com/0Mq1J7pDAA

— The Root (@TheRoot) May 22, 2017

Bresha Meadows, 15, just received a real-life get out of jail free card.

On Monday, the …read more

Research Says After-School Programs Foster Interest in STEM

After-school programs can help students develop an interest in science, technology, engineering, or math.

If children haven’t developed an interest in those fields by the time they leave middle school, then it’s unlikely to happen. After-school programs can help expose students to more than they see in the regular school day, …read more

Femology Co-working Space Plans to Help Women-Owned Businesses Thrive

Meagan Ward (Image: creativelyflawless.com)

When Meagan Ward, founder and CEO of Creatively Flawless, met client-turned-business-partner Ashleigh Brock they immediately bonded over the need for a physical space to connect and support other women in business. Next thing you know, Femology was born. Femology is a membership-based co-working space expected …read more

REPORT: Baltimore Police May Fire 3 Cops For Freddie Gray’s Death

Five officers involved in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray are facing Baltimore Police Department charges and three of them may lose their jobs, reports The Baltimore Sun.

From The Baltimore Sun:

The three who face firing are Officer …read more

Five Jurors Selected For Cosby Trial; Three White Men And Two White Women

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The panel that will decide Bill Cosby’s fate in his sex assault trial began to take shape Monday with the selection of five jurors, three white men and two white women.

The search for 12 jurors and six alternates got off to a brisk star, even though a …read more

Black Twitter’s Movie Idea With Rihanna, Lupita And Ava Is Greenlit By Netflix

After intense negotiations at the Cannes Film Festival, Netflix has nabbed a film project starring Grammy winner Rihanna and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, based on a storyline created entirely via Twitter.

Ava DuVernay has signed on to direct and Insecure star Issa Rae is in talks …read more

New ‘Queen Sugar’ Trailer Released: Will Ralph Angel Inherit The Farm?

The highly anticipated second season of Queen Sugar begins next month, and OWN has just released the first trailer.

In the clip, Nova, Charley and Ralph Angel struggle to move forward with their lives in Saint Josephine Parish while honoring the legacy of their father after his unexpected passing in season …read more

10 Reasons You Should Visit Turtle Island

If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime event, sometimes you need a once-in-a-lifetime location. And if you’re planning a wedding, anniversary, vow renewal, or just a long overdue getaway, there’s no place like Turtle Island.

A 500-acre, privately owned island in Fiji that looks like a picture postcard come to life, Turtle …read more

Michael Flynn Evokes Fifth Amendment – What Does It Mean?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination being invoked by President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is a bedrock legal principle. It’s enshrined in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights and relied on by witnesses before Congress and the courts alike.

A look at those protections and …read more

Former NFL Player Myron Rolle Begins His Neurosurgery Residency at Harvard

Everyone knows that the professional football has been besieged by scores of players who were found to have suffered brain damage in the form of CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which can only be diagnosed after death.

In fact, PBS confirmed that 76 of 79 former players …read more

Turkish National Arrested After Disturbance On U.S. Flight

HONOLULU (AP) — A man who caused a disturbance on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu had no luggage other than a laptop and needed a wheelchair to board the plane because he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to court documents released Monday.

Anil Uskanli, who …read more

Prince’s Engineer Can’t Release Any New Music

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A sound engineer who worked with Prince is barred from publishing or disseminating any unreleased recordings that compromise the late superstar’s work.

George Ian Boxill worked with Prince on five tracks in 2006 and made at least one recording — “Deliverance” — available online last month. Prince’s …read more

Trump Budget Proposal Will Make Severe Cuts to Medicaid, Food Stamps, Federal Pensions And Prisons

When President Trump asked Black folks what they had to lose by voting for him, the answer would be a slew of “mandatory” programs that we depend on for survival, including Medicaid, federal employee pensions, tax credits for the working poor and food stamps, where millions would be driven …read more

19 Dead, 50 Injured After Blast At Ariana Grande Show In U.K.

LONDON (AP) — Several people have died following an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police and witnesses said. The singer was not injured, according to a representative.

BREAKING: At least 19 people are dead after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert …read more

Multiple Fatalities After Blast At Ariana Grande Show In London

LONDON (AP) — Several people have died following an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police and witnesses said. The singer was not injured, according to a representative.

There were no immediate details of what happened during the concert by the American singer, but witnesses …read more

CreativeSoul Honors Natural Hair and Black Life Through Art

Mastering a skill as an individual is something truly amazing, but this husband-and-wife duo tackles the photography industry together. Regis (husband) and Kahran (wife) both went from the world of marketing to capturing the essence of all things beauty within a few frames. Each of their skill sets has awarded …read more

Turn On and Tune In: 5 Summer TV Premieres You Can’t Miss (the Competition Show Edition)

Spring is officially in full swing, which means summer is just around the corner! Although warm weather is an excellent excuse to get outside and enjoy all the majestic beauty that Mother Nature has to offer, for self-proclaimed sofa spuds like myself, it’s also a great opportunity to embrace the …read more

Denzel Washington Memed Over New Movie Role

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New Program Molds HBCU Students into Tech Investors

An entrepreneur and co-founder of the Black Founders has launched HBCU.vc, a new program to teach students at the nation’s black colleges and universities how to become tech investors.

Hadiyah Mujhid, founder and executive director of HBCU.vc, is partnering with several black investors who run some of Silicon Valley’s …read more

The 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit Daily Highlights: Day 3

Day 3 of the 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit was filled with insightful panels, powerful presentations, meetup sessions, and the BE 100s 45th Anniversary Celebration & Awards. Plus, attendees had the opportunity to shop at the expo hall, relax in the AT&T digital lounge, and sign up for one-on-one business consultation provided …read more

Personal Finance Expert Ash Cash on Ways to Manage Your Money(Presented by New York Life)

Personal finance guru and author Ash Cash offers practical and actionable personal finance tips, which you can get a jump on now. His expertise extends to subjects like getting the right life insurance, the importance of property investment, and more.

Take a look at this video to get all of Ash …read more

6 Ways to Build a Strong Personal Brand and Become a Celebrity Entrepreneur

Exposure and visibly are essential components to running a successful business. However, in the age of digital media and influencer marketing, developing a strong personal brand can be just as important as developing your corporate brand.

Your personal brand can (and should) complement or even enhance your corporate brand. This …read more

Keke Palmer Shaves Off Her Hair!

Keke Palmer has a brand new look y’all!

The former Scream Queens actress recently evened out her half-shaved head and shared the results with her fans on Twitter with the caption, “Haters will say it’s photoshopped.”

And she looks gorgeous.

Haters will say it’s photoshopped 🤷‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/y2CnYb5r67

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This ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Actor Got Arrested For Allegedly Beating Up A Security Guard

One Straight Outta Compton actor had a run in with a security guard and is now facing charges. The person in question is Richard M. Taylor, who played controversial business head Suge Knight in the movie Straight Outta Compton. Police say Taylor beat up the guard …read more

Justin Simien’s ‘Dear White People’ Is Worth The Watch

Houston native Justin Simien stops by The Tom Joyner Morning Show to discuss his Netflix series Dear White People which is a spin-off from his hugely popular movie Dear White People which was released back in 2014.

The cast includes Logan Browning (Sam), Brandon P. Bell (Troy), Antoinette Robertson (Coco), DeRon …read more

3 Tips for Parents of Graduating Seniors

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Congratulations! Your child is graduating from college—but parents of graduating seniors all over are wondering: Is there a J-O-B lined up on the other side of the commencement ceremony?

If not, this can be an anxious time for parents, says Avis Hinkson, dean of Barnard College, the women’s college …read more

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