Nearly half (49%) of all black student borrowers default on their student loans 12 years after entering college. This is true even of students who earned a bachelor’s degree and includes 75% of borrowers who dropped out of for-profit colleges.
That’s according to data from the U.S. …read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed “disrespect” to the soldier’s loved ones as they drove to the airport to meet his body. Trump, engulfed in controversy over the appropriate way for …read more
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), has turned to crowdsourcing for its next ambitious project – a nine-disc chronological compendium of over 120 songs from hip-hop and rap.
The “Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap” will contain tracks painstakingly selected by …read more
On the episode of NBC’s “This Is Us,” that aired October 18, 2017, viewers were again subjected to the “casual” racism of Rebecca’s mother.
Janet, played by Elizabeth Perkins, stopped by for a visit and found herself staying longer than expected when her car became buried in a snowstorm. As …read more
EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said.
Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler identified the shooter as 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince. He said Prince opened fire with a handgun and …read more
He offered an immediate solution.
“I’ll help him start his own league. I think he should, I mean he’s a great football player. I think the NFL should …read more
The search is on for an Atlanta man who allegedly assaulted a woman.
According to WSB-TV news, a sketch of the suspect has been released by authorities.
On October 5, 2017, at around 2:30 am a woman called police officers on patrol and told them that she had been sexually …read more
Tuesday, October 17, “The Real” hosts talk about everything from still sleeping with a blanket or stuffed animal to if they’ll be purchasing a pair of “Loubibabys” – Louboutin baby red bottom shoes.
Also, co-host Adrienne Houghton shares her cheetalicious ideas for a Cheetah Girls reboot and Tamera Mowry-Housley assigns …read more
“Toni is dating,” Braxton’s spokesperson told Us Weekly before quickly pivoting to promote her client’s next release. “She has a new single called ‘Deadwood’ from …read more
MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he “knew what he signed up for,” according to a Florida congresswoman.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A “fatberg” that may have taken beyond half a century to grow below Baltimore has been removed.
News outlets report the city’s Public Works department used a camera, pressure washer and truck-mounted industrial vacuum to clear the mass of curdled grease, wet wipes and other waste. Workers resorted …read more
Before his untimely death at the hand of St. Paul police officer Jeronimo Yanez, Philando Castile was a popular nutrition services supervisor at the JJ Paul Montessori school in St. Paul, Minnesota. After his death, his friends and family vowed to keep his memory alive in a …read more
K.J. Miller and Amanda E. Johnson, the founders of Mented—a cosmetics brand for diverse beauty—just became the 15th and 16th, respectively, African American women to ever raise $1 million in capital for their business, according to an emailed press release.
(Mented co-founders; K.J. Miller, left; and Amanda Johnson, right. …read more
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The nominations are in for BET’s 2017 Soul Train Awards and one soulful Knowles sister leads the pack.
Ruth Carter is an award-winning costume designer behind some of the most iconic black films of all time—Malcolm X, Amistad, Do the Right Thing, and Selma, to name a few. So it should come as no surprise that Carter was tapped to lend her incomparable talent to design costumes for …read more
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Numerous sources are reporting that Project Runway alum Mychael Knight has died.
The talented designer was a fan favorite on season three of the popular Bravo fashion show and later appeared on Project Runway: All Stars on Lifetime.
According to a report from Obvious Mag, who claims …read more
Facebook has announced that Indigenous Media and Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street are teaming to produce “Five Points,” an original dramatic series created and written by Adam Giaudrone (“Being Mary Jane,” “Black Lightning”) for Watch, Facebook’s new platform for shows.
“Five Points” is about five students at a South …read more
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — As crews gained on the wildfires in California wine country, new blazes broke out in other parts of the state, including a fire in the mountains above Los Angeles that threatened a historic observatory Tuesday and more flames in the Santa Cruz mountains.
Firefighters on …read more
Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith will take her final walk on “The Price Is Right” today and head straight for the history books as the longest running model of color on the longest-running game show currently on air.
Born in Bath, United Kingdom of Jamaican and British ancestry, Gwendolyn caps an 11-year run …read more
This news can only add to the current tongue wagging by a lot folks about the celeb couple’s reported financial problems. As …read more
If you hadn’t heard about Floyd Mayweather’s recent fight with MMA superstar Conor McGregor back in August, we hope you enjoyed your Mars vacation and welcome back to the home planet. To get you caught up, the brash boxer had himself a great day by winning the fight …read more
Morehouse College, the historically black college in Atlanta, recently named David A. Thomas its new president. Thomas, a Harvard professor and former dean at Georgetown University, will assume the role in January. Thomas is one of the few Morehouse presidents to lead the storied institution who did not graduate from …read more
McCain, a former Navy pilot who spent 5½ years in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp and is battling brain cancer, offered a …read more
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The day after a gunman opened fire on a country music festival from a high-rise Las Vegas hotel, a local landscaper was at City Hall with an idea for remembering the 58 people killed in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.
Jay Pleggenkuhle (PLAY-ghen-kool) of …read more
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Food Network host Sunny Anderson is facing backlash after posting a series of insensitive tweets about the sexual assault victims who came forth after she told her story.
“When I reported my 1st radio boss for sexual harassment, I felt brave,” she tweeted late Saturday …read more