5 Career Gems That Obama Dropped at the University of Chicago

Former President Barack Obama re-emerged into the public eye on Monday after spending the first three months of his post-presidency life writing a book, vacationing with celebrities, and kite-surfing.

During Obama’s highly-anticipated public appearance, he participated in a 90-minute forum about community organizing and civic engagement with six young men and …read more

Rumor Report: Actor Jesse Williams And HIs Wife Are Breaking Up

Source: Jesse Grant / Getty

Jesse Williams and his wife Aryn separated in April, citing irreconcilable differences, The Jasmine Brand and other outlets are reporting.

“They’re trying to keep their split top secret and away from the public. They’ve actually been separated for awhile now,” a source …read more

New Malaria Vaccine to be Tested in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi

Malaria (Image: Child with malaria in Ethiopia | Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

In wake of World Malaria Day on Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it will begin testing the first malaria vaccine in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi starting in 2018.

According to a …read more

Teenage Couple Commits Suicide Days Apart And Leaves Facebook Video

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This past week, a young couple committed suicide only a few days apart. Mercedes Smith was found unresponsive in her dorm room at Lindsey Wilson College on Thursday, April 20. She was reportedly suffering from depression. A few days later on Saturday, April 22, her …read more

Avery Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Avery*Sunshine is just what her surname suggests: sunshine. During our half-hour phone chat, her ebullient spirit was evident. She seemed to be more of a long-lost friend than the rising star who has been heating up the Billboard R&B charts for the last seven years with …read more

Kamala Harris Gets Big Thumbs-Up At First Town Hall Meeting

Constituents have roughed up Republicans, and even some Democrats, at recent town hall meetings. But that’s not the case for California’s freshman senator.

The Sacramento Bee reports that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) received lots of cheers Friday at her first town hall meeting. Harris’ constituents are pleased …read more

Here’s Another Reason Why You MUST Attend BE’s Entrepreneurs Summit

Still not convinced that you should register for the 2017 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit? Well, here are just a handful of reasons why you should meet us in Houston next month for this amazing four-day conference!

This is your opportunity to:

  1. Network with hundreds of business leaders, venture capitalists, …read more

#MillionaireMovesMonday: Relationships Are Key

For the past several weeks, business mogul William F. Pickard, Ph.D., has shared excerpts from his new book, Millionaire Moves: Seven Proven Principles of Entrepreneurship, as part of our #MillionaireMovesMonday series.

Here’s a look at the topics he has discussed thus far:

We Need More Black Financial Planners

I recently wrote about the American College of Financial Services and its new scholarship fund aimed at increasing the number of African Americans in financial services. The scholarship, which will cover 100% of the cost to earn a professional designation, is part of an effort whose goal is to …read more

Serena Williams Pens Sweet Message To Unborn Baby

Serena Williams‘ pregnancy announcement was a big surprise to everyone now the mom-to-be is opening up on Instagram about her pregnancy.

She posted,

My Dearest Baby, you gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can’t wait to meet …read more

New Orleans Takes Down 1st Of 4 Confederate Statues

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments Monday morning, making the city the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy.

The Liberty Place monument, which commemorates whites who tried to …read more

Rep. Maxine Waters Calls Bill O’Reilly A ‘Sexual Pervert’; Still Fighting For Trump’s Impeachment

Since President Donald Trump has been in office, Rep. Maxine Waters has been in the forefront working to hold him accountable.

Waters called into The Tom Joyner Morning Show to talk about just that, the future of the Democratic Party and more including Bill O’Reilly’s exit from FOX News.

Listen …read more

Can Democrats Stay Angry — and Get Smart About Capitalizing on Trump’s Innovation Gap?

This is an excerpt from a Medium blog post written by Demetria Gallagher, former Senior Advisor for Policy and Inclusive Innovation at the U.S. Department of Commerce under the Obama administration.

Last week, the Atlantic Council released a new report with five recommendations to help the United States keep …read more

American Airlines Suspends Employee After Video Shows Altercation With Mom Holding Her Baby

We know that not every person who works for an airline is on one, but it definitely seems that we’re hearing more and more stories of folks showing out.

Case in point: An American Airlines flight attendant was recently suspended after a video surfaced of an altercation between him, a mother …read more

NYC House Fire Kills 5, Including 3 Children

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators are scouring for clues about what sparked a deadly, fast-moving house fire that killed five people, including three children, on a sunny spring afternoon.

The fire broke out Sunday afternoon, on a street full of single-family homes in the middle class neighborhood of Queens Village, a …read more

Judge Allows Teens To Sue Fox’s ‘Empire’ For Filming At Their Jail

An Illinois judge is allowing a group of teens to sue Empire for filming the show in the juvenile prison they reside in.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve refused to dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit against the hit Fox …read more

‘Shark Tank’ Star Daymond John Opens Up About His New Venture [VIDEO]

Blueprint + Co., the new venture from Shark Tank star Daymond John, is not your average co-working space.

At a sneak peek John gave us, just before it opened two months ago, he explained that the “+ Co.” in the title is meaningful because it speaks to the added …read more

Prince Celebration 2017 Ends On A High Note

CHANHASSEN, MN – If this weekend is any indication, Prince’s legacy is assured. 2,000 Prince lovers came out to Minnesota to celebrate the man and to see where he lived, worked and sadly died at the age of 57, last April.

Morris Hayes onstage at the Celebration.

“Being here …read more

Barack Obama Announces First Public Event Since Leaving The White House

Former President Barack Obama is taking a break from vacationing and writing his memoir. Next week he will speak to students at the University of Chicago on Monday—this is his first public event since leaving the White House.

According to The Chicago Tribune, Obama and young leaders …read more

Mary J. Blige Says Ex Spent $420,000 Of Her Money On New Girlfriend

Mary J. Blige’s divorce just keeps getting messier and messier.

According to new court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Blige, 46, claims her estranged husband Martin “Kendu” Isaacs spent more than $420,000 during their marriage on “travel charges” that involved his girlfriend.

Blige also says that Isaacs refuses to …read more

Florida State Senator Resigns After Racist Rant

Florida State Senator Frank Artiles resigned Friday after he went on a racist rant referring to colleagues as the N-word, reports The Huffington Post.

From The Huffington Post:

Artiles was at a members-only club in Tallahassee on Monday when he went on a profanity-laden …read more

Teen Slays Prom In Dress Honoring Travyon Martin, Sanda Bland & More

With prom season in full-effect, one Florida teen is slaying in a stunning gown that honors those who have fallen victim to police and state violence.

Designed by Terrance Torrence, 17-year-old Milan Morris’ floor length mermaid gown boasts black and white pictures of those whose who lives were lost too soon …read more

Oakland Passes Marijuana Equity Program

Oaklanders who were put behind bars for offenses related to marijuana possession over the last decade will be the first individuals to receive legal weed permits under a new program launched by the city. According to East Bay Express, on Tuesday the City Council passed the …read more

State Attorney Aramis Ayala Receives Noose In The Mail

#BREAKING: State Attorney Aramis Ayala receives noose in the mail https://t.co/KCEFQeQ5Zc pic.twitter.com/zzUjPR4vwV

— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) April 21, 2017

An investigation has been launched after Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala was sent a noose in the mail. Ayala is Florida’s first …read more

Kim Zolciak’s Officially Coming Back To ‘RHOA’

For reasons we just do not understand, Kim Zolciak-Biermann is officially returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

According to TMZ, the Bravo reality show wanted her back as a full-time cast member for their 10th season, but obligations to her other show, “Don’t Be Tardy,” only …read more

So You Say You Want to Network! Here Are a Few Things to Remember

Networking has an important role in business success and yet there are many people who dislike networking and avoid it like the plague. There are others who attend many networking events but aren’t really getting the most out of them. I have attended networking events and didn’t meet a single …read more

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