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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

Chicago’s Butler College Prep Stands Out

Here’s a really great feel-good story out of Chicago, a city that has become nearly synonymous with gang violence. And here’s what I love—the boys at the coed Butler College Prep are outperforming the girls! The gender gap is real, but it’s now boys who are lagging behind.

Award-winning blogger …read more

Conquer the Chaos! 9 Steps to Tackle Your To-do List with Ease [Part 1]

Parent. Spouse. Employee. Entrepreneur. Managing your daily tasks when wearing multiple hats can become overwhelming. Sometimes it feels like you’re busy being “busy,” but accomplishing nothing. Furthermore, each day seems to add more items to your to-do list.

In this two-part blog, I will share nine steps you can take …read more

These Franchise Partners Are One of a Kind

(Image: Karen Brown /Littie Brown)

Although Littie Brown and Karen Brown (no relation) share a lot in common—last names, love of golf, and their home church, it is their differences in experience and personality that make …read more

Get Your Money Up With These Weekend Reads

Ahh, the weekend is here and many of us can finally find some time to relax, recuperate, and rejuvenate after a long week of hustle and bustle, chasing dreams, and working to earn another dollar. However, in addition to giving yourself some much-needed R&R, this weekend is also the perfect …read more

For Black Small Business Owners, Climate Change is Especially Harmful

For entrepreneurs, extreme weather, sea level rise, and local pollution choke more than the health of our families; they choke our businesses, and they choke economic opportunity for people of color.

As the leader of an organization that represents business interests, especially those of small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs in …read more

Women Are Crowdfunding Their Maternity Leave in Droves

With only three states (California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island) mandating paid family leave, expecting parents are turning to crowdsourcing platforms to fund maternity and paternity leave after the birth of a child.

ABC News interviewed first-time mother, Grace Zandstra, who used GoFundMe to finance her maternity leave.

“Officially, legally, …read more

Black Kids Need Black Teachers – Or Do They?

No doubt you saw the headlines last week: One read, Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids in School.

Studies have shown repeatedly that black teachers have higher expectations of black children (which is another way of saying that white teachers are racist).

But the study results that splashed …read more

7 Ways to Fix Your Bad Credit

Are you tired of having a low credit score, but have no idea where to turn to help?

If this sounds like you, then read on to find out how to repair your credit on YOUR terms. All it takes is a little elbow grease and know-how.

  1. Obtain free copies of your …read more

The Financial Impact of Borrowing Student Loans

Currently, student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt in this country. The nation’s student loan debt is increasing by $2,726.27 every second. Since many students do not apply for scholarships, many have to resort to borrowing student loans. In a recent study, student loan debt has hindered most millennials …read more

Beauty Industry Vet Taliah Waajid Talks Inspiration, Innovation, and Success

For over 25 years, Taliah Waajid has serviced and educated thousands of her clients and many consumers on the benefits of chemical-free haircare. A natural haircare specialist, Waajid is a licensed master cosmetologist and the manufacturer of the first complete line of products for natural, chemical-free haircare. Living, breathing, and …read more

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