2 Chainz Begins Tour From ‘Trap’ Wheel Chair After Breaking His Leg

2 Chainz managed to break his leg nearly two weeks ago and underwent surgery without the blogs finding out…but fans at his first tour stop in Arizona on Wednesday (Aug. 9) were let in on the secret when he took the stage in in a wheelchair.

The rapper kicked off …read more

Man Receiving Backlash For Praising His Wife’s ‘Curvy Body’

A man made a post on Instagram expressing his love for his wife’s “curvy body“. What was supposed to be a happy and appreciative post turned into harsh backlash from the Instagram community.

Robbie Tripp is an author and public speaker who regularly post pictures of him and his wife.

According …read more

Luenell To Receive Moms Mabley Legacy Honor At 1st Annual LOL Comedy Honors

The popular Bad Girl of Comedy, LUENELL, will receive the Moms Mabley Legacy Honor at the 1st Annual LOL Comedy Honors on Thursday, August 24th in Brooklyn, NY. (Event’s website is http://www.lolcomedyhonors.com)

And she’s in great, funny company – check out the compilation poster below of …read more

Portland Mayor Chooses African American As Next Police Chief

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman with 19 years of experience at the Oakland, California, police department was chosen Monday to serve as Portland, Oregon’s next police chief.

Danielle Outlaw, who has served as deputy chief in Oakland since 2013, was appointed by Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, The Oregonian/OregonLive …read more

Man To Change Plea To Guilty In Deadly Jail Escape

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A man charged with killing a sheriff’s deputy and wounding another while escaping from an Iowa jail will plead guilty, prosecutors said Wednesday.

The Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office said an attorney for Wesley Correa-Carmenaty, 24, informed officials of the change. No plea bargain was made …read more

Naturi Naughton Becomes Brand Ambassador For AJ Crimson Beauty

Power” actress Naturi Naughton has teamed up with AJ Crimson Beauty as the first ever brand ambassador.

The cosmetics company is expanding with an all new lip gloss line, catered to all you fabulous women in this world, called Celebrate You.

The company teamed with the former 3LW …read more

Hurricane Franklin Makes Landfall On Mexico’s Coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Franklin roared ashore on Mexico’s central Gulf coast early Thursday, threatening to pound a mountainous region prone to flash floods and mudslides with rains and heavy winds before weakening to a tropical storm.

Franklin strengthened into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season on Wednesday …read more

Tinashe Gets Restraining Order Against Fan Who Believed They Were Married

Tinashe has been granted a restraining order against a fan that is obsessed with both the young singer and with firearms.

Martin Murphy, who traveled from Boston to Los Angeles under the belief that they are married, will have to stay 100 yards away from the singer, according to …read more

Black Woman Founder (Faiza Farah) Ready To Take On Streaming Giants

Oakland, CA — In an era where Black women are the fastest growing segment of entrepreneurs, yet the least likely to be funded by venture capital firms, Faiza Farah (Founder/CEO, Third Space Media) has turned to Kickstarter. Third Space Media – A Video Streaming Platform for Us By …read more

Black Is Back: ‘Insecure,’ ‘Ballers’ And ‘Snowfall’ All Renewed

Black TV is having a moment and it’s a good one. Three shows featuring prominent Black casts were renewed this week, joining shows like Queen Sugar and Greenleaf, that have already made their announcements. HBO renewed both Insecure and Ballers starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji and Jay Ellis, and …read more

Oh, Please, Mr. Postman: Stamps May Go Up Again

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be time to stock up on Forever stamps.

Regulators appear likely to accept the financially beleaguered Postal Service’s request for more freedom to raise the price of mailing letters. It would be the biggest change in the Postal Service’s pricing system in nearly a half-century, allowing …read more

It’s True—You Don’t Need a B.A. to Get a Good-Paying Job

New research from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase & Co. shows that there are 30 million workers across the country who earn good money—a median salary of $55,000—without having earned a college degree.

The only problem? The non-baccalaureate option is not widely …read more

Trump Vs. North Korea: Bluff Or Serious Threat?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his top national security aides delivered contrasting messages of alarm and reassurance over North Korea’s expanding nuclear capabilities, with the commander-in-chief touting America’s atomic supremacy a day after threatening “fire and fury” for the communist country.

As international alarm escalated over the still-remote …read more

Judge Mablean’s New Book ‘Look Deep Before You Leap’

Healthy relationships require realistic evaluation. Whether you’re evaluating a relationship with a lover, a family member, a friendship or a professional connection, this book will increase your awareness of red flags. It will challenge you to face the flags you have chosen to ignore.

In these pages are sixty scenarios culled …read more

‘Insecure’ Star Jay Ellis Brings Web Series ‘Hard Medicine’ TO Urban Movie Channel [Watch]

UMC – Urban Movie Channel has announced a new collaboration with “Insecure” star Jay Ellis on the premiere of his latest project, “Hard Medicine.”

Produced by Ellis alongside partner Paula Bryant-Ellis, the series is a workplace comedy created by Melissa Eno Effa in the vein of “Scrubs” and “The Office.” …read more

The Issue With Moms Popping Placenta Pills to Treat Postpartum Depression

The birth of a baby can bring on a multitude of emotions from joy and excitement to anxiety and fear. One that you might not expect is depression. To head things off at the pass, a growing number of mothers in the United States, in efforts to prevent postpartum depression, …read more

Kandi Burruss Turns Her Eye To Africa, Dishes On NeNe And Kim Zolciak’s Return To ‘RHOA’

Kandi Burruss is currently in Africa with her husband, Todd Tucker, celebrating Shamea Morton‘s wedding.

While in Kenya, the singer and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star showed off her knack for photography when she turned her attention to the locale.

Burruss has been sharing photos she snapped of …read more

Cops Called On Blac Chyna Over Heated Exchange With Neighbors

Cops were dispatched to Blac Chyna‘s Los Angeles home Tuesday morning after she reportedly got into a heated exchange with neighbors over loud construction.

According to TMZ, the 29-year-old grew furious when a worker began construction on a roof at around 9 a.m. The noise reportedly woke her 8-month-old daughter …read more

Former Lead Jordan Sneaker Designer Raises $7 Million for His New Business, Super Heroic

Super Heroic, a company that creates children’s play and sports clothing as well as other products, and was launched by a former designer for Brand Jordan shoes, just raised $7 million in funding.

Jayson Mayden is a co-founder of Super Heroic. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, …read more

Will Smith Goes Down Memory Lane On 1st Episode Of ‘Carpool Karaoke: The Series’ [Watch]

James Corden’s popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment of his “Late Late Show” has now jumped to Apple Music as “Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” which premiered overnight with Will Smith riding shotgun.

The pair got Jiggy Wit It, as expected, but Corden summoned a marching band for assistance. The musicians came …read more

Juicy J And Wife Regina Perera Expecting A Baby Girl

Congrats go out to rapper Juicy J, who revealed during a visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live! that he and his wife are expecting their first child.

“Today, I found out my wife is 12 weeks pregnant,” he told Kimmel in a selfie video filmed outside the studio. “I’m having …read more

Affirmative Action on the Elite College Campus

Last week, just about the time that The New York Times broke the news that the U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to investigate race-based admissions at colleges and universities, I finished the book King Leopold’s Ghost. It tells the ghastly true story of how Belgium’s king raped and exploited …read more

Three Year Anniversary Of Michael Brown: Has Ferguson Grown?

Three years ago today, Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.

Over night, many gathered at the spot where he was killed to honor and remember his life.

After three years, a lot have asked the question how is Ferguson now? Have they moved …read more

Trump, North Korea Exchange Escalating Threats

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea and the United States traded escalating threats, with President Donald Trump threatening Pyongyang “with fire and fury like the world has never seen” and the North’s military claiming Wednesday it was examining its plans for attacking Guam.

The comments follow reports that North Korea …read more

Empire Season 4 Includes Prince Tribute, More Focus On Lyons

Empire will begin its fourth season this fall with less guest stars, a refocus on the Lyon family and an homage to Prince, producers revealed Tuesday at TCA.

With Lucious (Terrence Howard) caught in an explosion set up by his own family in the Season 3 finale, and having lost …read more

Finance Executive Has Big Plans For This Top Black-Owned Investment Bank

Longtime finance veteran John Rhea acknowledges that Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co. L.L.C. hired him because the investment banking firm is very focused on growth.

(Image: siebertcisnerosshank.com)

Named just last month as the firm’s new president of corporate finance and capital markets, Rhea is confident one of the …read more

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