Chance the Rapper says ‘Round Up & Donate’ to Benefit Chicago Public Schools

On Tuesday the ride-sharing service Lyft announced that it has teamed up with Chance the Rapper to give its customers a way to give back, according to media reports.

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By rounding up their fare to the next dollar, Lyft customers can donate the difference to Chance …read more

Kevin Hart Mentions ‘That Girl In Miami’ In Teaser For Upcoming Tour

Kevin Hart is preparing for another comedy tour, and it’s clear now from the trailer that his material will include the recent infidelity and sex tape drama going on in his marriage to Eniko Parrish…hence the title “Irresponsible” tour.

The 15-second teaser shows Hart in different versions of himself …read more

Paul Mooney Shades A Clueless NeNe Leakes

Comedian Paul Mooney is not here for reality star NeNe Leakes, and he has taken to social media to let the world know.

Mooney is not impressed with NeNe’s side gig as a standup comic. The legendary comedian took to Twitter on Friday (10-13-17) to drag her for not …read more

Star Studded Brunch At Oprah’s House

Oprah Winfrey arrives at the 87th Academy Awards nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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Sunday brunch at Oprah’s anyone? It …read more

This Entrepreneur Grew a 7-Figure Beauty Business with No Prior Experience

In 2010, Vivian Kaye was looking to solve a common problem faced by many women within the natural hair community: How to do protective style options such as weave and wig options that match kinky, curly, and Afro-textured hair.

Today, she is the founder of KinkyCurlyYaki, a natural hair extension …read more

Gabrielle Union Rips Victim-Blaming In Sexual Assault Cases

Last year, in a piece for the Los Angeles Times, Gabrielle Union revealed that she was raped at gunpoint more than two decades ago. The “Being Mary Jane” star wrote the essay in response to the rape allegations against her “The Birth of a Nation” co-star Nate Parker …read more

Texas Man Stole $1.2 Million In Fajitas Over 9-Years

A man out of Brownsville, TX has admitted to stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over the last 9 years.

According to WGN 9 News, former South Texas juvenile department employee, Gilberto Escaramilla was fired and arrested in August after police received a search warrant and found multiple packs …read more

Keyshia Cole Talks Co-Parenting With Booby & Brooke Valentine

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Somalia Truck Bombing Toll Over 300 As Funerals Continue

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The death toll from Saturday’s truck bombing in Somalia’s capital is now over 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as this country reeled from the deadliest single attack it’s ever experienced.

More people have died of their wounds in the past few hours, said …read more

Getting Out More O. J.? The Juice Seen Having A Pepsi At A Wine Bar

We knew it was only a matter of time until O. J. Simpson got tired of staying in the shadows.

Earlier this week he did something about it. The former NFL running back, actor and now prison parolee after nine years, took a break from his not so bad private …read more

Dallas Man Arrested For Shooting In An Office Building

Gunshots rang out of an office building in Plano, TX unexpectedly Sunday morning on October 16, 2017.

Police were called to the Plano NTT Data building around 6:30 am when according to a WFAA report bullet holes could be seen inside.

Officers were able to locate the suspect and a …read more

1 Missing, After Oil Rig Explodes On Louisiana Lake

KENNER, La. (AP) — Rescuers were searching for one person after an oil rig exploded on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, injuring seven others.

Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said Sunday evening that rescue boats were being sent and officials with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office were assisting, The Times-Picayune …read more

Las Vegas Update: Shooter’s Brain Not Abnormal, Police Stick To Timeline

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The coroner in Las Vegas says the body of the man who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has been sent to Stanford University for study.

Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said Friday that an autopsy was completed on 64-year-old Stephen …read more

‘Hustler’ Publisher Larry Flynt Offers $1M For Info To Impeach Trump

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon his return to the White House in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Larry Flynt, the founder and publisher of Hustler magazine is offering a $10 million reward for information leading to the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Fox …read more

Toddler Denied Kidney Transplant Of Father’s Probation Violation

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A two-year-old boy born without kidneys is fighting for his life—and he finally found a 100 percent match in his father. But Anthony Dickerson Sr.can’t donate his organ to his son A.J. because he recently violated his probation.

Toddler denied kidney transplant from 100% match …read more

One Woman’s Plan to Increase Female Representation in the C-Suite

Women are qualified and ready to lead in the workplace, however, there’s a staggering lack of women in corporate leadership positions around the world. But it’s not enough to talk about the problem.

What steps should employers take to increase the number of women leaders? How can aspiring female corporate executives …read more

How This College Entrepreneur Juggles School and Business

William Murphy, an entrepreneur, and junior in college at Michigan State University (MSU), was fed up seeing the same fashion trends being worn by the “cool kids” in high school so he decided to re-create his own individual style with a line of bow ties. “After testing and selling my …read more

Retired Marine Colonel and CEO: ‘Leading Is Not For the Weak’

Leadership is about integrity of service and the ability to influence others with a compelling vision that incites action. Col. John Boggs, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) knows this all too well and has built an extraordinary living legacy on this premise. He is an author, speaker, and leadership and strategy …read more

Trump Weakens Obamacare: 3 Things Black Folks Need To Know

In his unending effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act—President Barack Obama‘s signature legislation—Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that effectively begins the long process of repealing and replacing the hard-won measure.

Here are three things to know:

1.The Affordable Care Act is still …read more

Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington Join Twitter Boycott Over McGowan Suspension

Twitter’s temporary suspension of Rose McGowan’s account amid her emotional reaction to Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault claims has sparked a movement.

Gabrielle Union and Kerry Washington are just some of the celebs supporting today’s day-long #WomenBoycottTwitter protest in support of women whose voices have been silenced.

“Starts now,” …read more

Tracee Ellis Ross Almost Refused ‘Black-Ish’ Role Because Of Anthony Anderson

Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross has revealed in a new interview with THR that she almost didn’t sign on to the series because of her co-star, Anthony Anderson, “was an a**hole.”

Ellis Ross told The Hollywood Reporter, “I did not like Anthony,” she said. “I had worked with …read more

Under Pressure From Congress, IRS Suspends Equifax Contract

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS suspended a $7.25 million contract with the credit reporting company Equifax Friday after members of Congress complained the tax agency had awarded a no-bid contract to a company that recently had a massive data breach.

The IRS had contracted with Equifax to validate the identity …read more

BE Smart Hackathon Fast-Tracks HBCU Students to Success

The BE Smart Hackathon 3.0 has been an astounding success! For the first time teams won second- and third-place prizes, and the top three teams presented from the main stage in front of all the TechConneXt Summit attendees.

(Image: File) Brandon Long, team lead of NCAT team Aggie++, presents on …read more

The Tom Joyner Friends With Benefits Comedy Show For Hurricane Survivors

Tom Joyner started the Black America Web Relief Fund for survivors of Hurricane Harvey. Since then the fund has expanded to help survivors affected by Hurricane Irma and Maria.

Now the Black America Web relief fund brings you Friends With Benefits! A fundraising event dedicated to …read more

That Time Jordan Peele Surprised A UCLA Class Inspired By ‘Get Out’

Get Out” writer/director Jordan Peele on Thursday stunned a group of UCLA students taking a “Black Horror” class taught by legendary author-turned-professor Tananarive Due.

The filmmaker made a surprise appearance in Sunken Place: Racism, Survival, and Black Horror Aesthetic, a class inspired by his smash hit film “Get Out.”

“Today …read more

Porsha Williams Makes The Big Chop!

Sanaa Lathan has inspired Porsha Williams to go bald and beautiful!

The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star posted to Instagram with a picture of herself embracing the new look. Her caption read, “Bald is beautiful… inspo @sanaalathan 🔥 by: @kellonderyck …read more

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