5 Beauty Tech Companies Founded by Black Entrepreneurs

In a world dominated by mobile applications, here are some standouts in the beauty industry that were created by black entrepreneurs.


Swivel allows users to discover and book the best stylists for textured hair in NYC. With this B2C app, you can search top rated hair salons and …read more

3 Reasons Why Everyone Should Have a Side Hustle

Should you dip your toes in entrepreneurial waters? Although it’s probably one of the hardest things you’ll ever do in your life, a side hustle or entrepreneurship may be the solution for three things most of us dread—being unemployed, broke, and in debt.

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K. Renee Ward, a former …read more

Whole Foods Buy Makes Jeff Bezos Net Worth Over $75 Billion

It was announced on Friday that Amazon, helmed by CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, will purchase the Whole Foods grocery chain for a whopping $13.7 billion in cash.

Jeff Bezos (Image: wikimedia/Steve Jurvetson )

Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post, is already the third-richest person on the …read more

In Spite of the Demise of ‘Underground’ and ‘The Get Down,’ the Demand for Multicultural Content Continues to Grow

I was recently invited to speak on a panel at the Horowitz Research Cultural Insights Forum. At first, I felt I might just be a fish out of water; I’m a marketer and not necessarily a media type (yet). However, I soon realized that I had found my tribe—my #squad.

Throughout …read more

#BlackGirlMagic: Zendaya Slays On July Cover Of ‘Vogue’

Zendaya is having a pretty dope summer.

Not only she is starring in the anticipated Marvel franchise film Spider-Man: Homecoming, but she’s also scored her first-ever Vogue cover—and she looks stunning.

For the July issue of the fashion Bible, the Disney actress, shoe designer and activist slays in a white Calvin …read more

Woman Who Sent Texts Urging Suicide Guilty Of Manslaughter

Michelle Carter looks on after closing arguments were made during her trail Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Bristol Juvenile Court in Taunton, Mass. Carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter for encouraging 18-year-old Conrad Roy III to kill himself in July 2014. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)

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Kenya Moore IS Married: But Who’s Her Husband?

Well damn! Kenya Moore is now officially a housewife. We reported that she “supposedly” had gotten hitched, but the information about the wedding was vague and at the time Moore, 46, wouldn’t confirm it.Plus, it was Kenya “fake relationships” Moore for goodness sake.Today she confirmed that she is …read more

Oprah’s Shares Horrific Childhood Trauma That Almost Made Her Commit Suicide

Oprah Winfrey recently opened up about her rough childhood, saying that being molested by relatives, and being raped and impregnated at 14 by her uncle, led her to consider suicide.

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The 18 Best Songs for a Father’s Day Playlist

It’s that time for the kids to make a breakfast of burnt toast and runny eggs for dear ole’ dad and serve it to him in bed. After the meal is consumed (or possibly hidden under the bed when the kids aren’t looking), Dad is presented with a homemade …read more

Nurse Alice: 5 Healthy Gifts for Dad

Father’s Day is around the corner, are you ready to celebrate Dad? Of course, it falls in the month of June, which is Men’s Health Month, so all the more reason to get dad something special. We love our fathers and male role models. They are protectors and providers and …read more

Learning Through Jackie Robinson’s Legacy

As a lifelong baseball fan, former high school baseball player, and coach for 20 years, I have always been struck by how deeply intertwined baseball and learning really are. An education advocate for most of my career, I have seen firsthand how a passion for sports can shift mindsets and …read more

Deadlock In Cosby Trial, Jury Told To Keep At It

Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial have told a judge they’re deadlocked on charges the comedian drugged and molested a woman in 2004.

The …read more

Serena & Venus’ Dad Files For Divorce From His Wife

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Richard Williams, father of tennis super-stars Serena & Venus Williams, is filing for divorce, TMZ reports.

Williams filed documents in Florida, amid accusations that his 38-year-old wife was stealing money from him. The 75-year-old claims Lakeisha forged his name on a …read more

Green Bay Packer Martellus Bennett Partners With YouTube Kids

From Super Bowl champ to YouTube star—former New England Patriot and current Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett has joined forces with YouTube in its #ReadAlong monthlong campaign.

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The campaign offers content that teaches and encourages kids to read. YouTube will feature a playlist created by Bennett …read more

Google Gives $1 Million for Justice and Shines Light on Dark History of Lynching

Google announced on Wednesday that it is donating $1 million to the social organization, Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and the launch of a new digital platform that focuses on the dark history of the lynching of African Americans.

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The new site is based off of EJI’s Lynching in …read more

BE Heard: The Survival Guide for Students of Color at PWIs

I attend the University of Maryland, College Park. This institution did not admit its first black woman student until 1955. They have a history of segregation that continues to show even today.

At my university, there have been many hateful and racist incidents that have occurred on campus. This includes a …read more

NeNe Leakes Regally Reveals Her Return To ‘RHOA’: ‘All Hail The Queen’

NeNe Leakes made a royal announcement as she revealed that she will be returning for season 10 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

After months of negotiations, Leakes was finally able to let her fans know that she will be picking up her peach again.

As the grande dame of RHOA, …read more

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This Entrepreneur Knows Self-Care Is the Most Important Investment

Nowadays, it’s common to see the glamorization of what it takes to be successful—16-hour days, sleepless nights, no social life outside of work, etc. But the reality is, burnout and depression are inevitable if your success plan doesn’t include self-care.

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Simply put, self-care is one of the best …read more

Panicked UPS Workers Flee California Gunfire That Killed 4

UPS workers gather outside a UPS package delivery warehouse where a shooting took place Wednesday, June 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A UPS employee opened fire at one of the company’s package delivery facilities in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three co-workers and then himself as officers …read more

Oprah Had A ‘Wonder Woman Day’ Party At Her House

Oprah is a real life wonder woman, so it’s no surprise that she got giddy off of the movie (like many other women). Seeing a strong, female, protagonist is important for children and adults alike. Oprah was so excited about the movie and threw a party at her home, for …read more

Cosby Jury Reviews Accuser’s Testimony Amid Deliberations

Bill Cosby gives a thumbs-up as he arrives at his sexual assault trial for another day of jury deliberations at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial reviewed portions of his accuser’s testimony …read more

Teen Scientists Do Real Science at American Museum of Natural History

Last week I was thrilled to attend the fourth annual Student Research Colloquium of the NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium, held at the American Museum of Natural History. Top students from across the city gave presentations and poster sessions based on their original scientific research.

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Students …read more

Pastor Marvin Sapp Is ‘Open’ To Finding Love; Talks About New Music

Pastor Marvin Sapp wasn’t ready for the Tom Joyner Morning Show!

The Michigan native was on to promote his new single Close but he quickly learned the TJMS crew was trying to make a love connection!

Listen to the full interview below to learn about his new music… and his love …read more

Top House GOP Leader Shot At Congressional Baseball Practice

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, center, and other members of the Republican Congressional softball team, stand behind police tape of the scene of a multiple shooting in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017, where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. was shot. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House …read more

The ‘I Have A Dream’ Foundation Keeps Making Dreams Come True

When I attended the I Have A Dream Foundation’s annual Spirit of the Dream Gala last year, I was so impressed with the organization that it has become one of my favorites. I love that it doesn’t set limits on who can participate in its programs. It works with entire …read more

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