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.

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The girls gathered …read more

Beyoncé’s ‘Formation Scholars’ Award Will Send Four Women To College

Beyoncé‘s Lemonade anniversary celebration continues!

In honor of her chart-topping album, the mega-star announced the “Formation Scholars” program, which will provide scholarships to four women from Howard University, Superman, Berklee College of Music and Parsons School of Design.

The money will be distributed during the 2017-2018 academic year to …read more

Rihanna Under Fire Over Photoshopped Queen Elizabeth Photos

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Some Rihanna fans are calling the Anti singer disrespectful after she posted photos of Queen Elizabeth’s head superimposed onto her body on Instagram. And clearly, Rihanna gives no f*cks.

“I find this a bit disrespectful. What she ever …read more

Oprah Reveals That She Never Planned to Star in Henrietta Lacks [VIDEO]

This weekend marked the broadcast premiere of the HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which Oprah Winfrey both executive produced and starred in.

But even the queen of media herself worried that she wasn’t up to the task of taking on such an important story.

“I didn’t want …read more

Arkansas Conducts Nation’s 1st Double Execution Since 2000

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days — including two in one night.

Jack Jones and Marcel Williams received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night, just about three hours apart. It was the first …read more

Feel Like a Fake? The Impostor Phenomenon Makes Racial Discrimination Worse

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are concluding that the impostor phenomenon can lower minority students’ self-esteem, sense of well-being, and mental health, when they are already compromised because of perceived racial discrimination.

African American students are most affected, the research suggests.

The Impostor Phenomenon

Feeling like a fraud …read more

Shonda Rhimes, Jessica Alba Share Their Small Business Success Secrets

Last week, American Express OPEN brought together some of the country’s top entrepreneurs to share their insight, wisdom, and small business success stories.

The event celebrates the launch of new benefits for the Business Platinum card, such as card member access to exclusive networking and educational opportunities.

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7 Masterful Quotes on Originality From 2017’s Black Pulitzer Prize Winners

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The 101st Pulitzer Prizes were awarded on April 10, 2017. This year, the winners included four African American writers: Lynn Nottage, Colson Whitehead, Tyehimba Jess, and Hilton Als. Many applauded the Pulitzer Prize board for recognizing the …read more

Put to Use These Savings Vehicles That’ll Drive You Home

If you’ve created a regular savings account with your bank, you are probably getting a pitiful interest rate (something like .001%). There are other ways to save that give you back a higher percentage of interest.

Money Market Accounts

A money market account is like a regular savings account …read more

African American Museum Architect Adjaye’s New Tech Masterpiece

David Adjaye is the world renowned architect who led the design of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. He recently partnered with Master & Dynamic, a New York City-based premium audio company, to create a bold and innovative new wireless speaker.

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Kim Zolciak’s Son Hospitalized After Dog Attack

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RHOA reality star Kim Zolciak is asking for prayers after her son Kash Bermann sustained traumatic injuries after being bitten by a dog. Kim detailed the horrific incident in a lengthy post on Instagram.

According to the update, “Kash was in the operating room for …read more

He’s Baaack: President Obama Returns With Message For Young People

CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama used his first public appearance since leaving office to dole out advice to young people on leadership, managing social media and even marriage. What he didn’t do was mention his successor.

At a forum Monday for students at the University of Chicago, adjacent …read more

California Man Files Lawsuit After Police Beating

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A black man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer this month has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento, claiming Monday he was targeted because of his race and abused in jail …read more

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

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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

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