MC Lyte Celebrates Upcoming Wedding With Star-Studded Bridal Tea

MC Lyte recently celebrated her impending wedding with a bridal tea featuring some of her famous girlfriends.

As previously reported, the 46-year-old rap veteran is engaged to fiancé John Wyche, whom she met online. The couple has remained silent regarding the wedding date and location, but the bridal shower took place …read more

Verizon Brings 100 Young Black and Latino Men to Silicon Valley

The Verizon Foundation recently hosted the Verizon Innovative Learning Minority Male Makers Summit in San Francisco for 100 of the top performing students in the Verizon Innovative Learning program, which boasts over 2,000 students during a two-year program, teaching them everything from wearable technology, virtual reality, 3-D printing and the …read more

Blackballing of Kaepernick May End My 50-Year Love Affair With the NFL

Anybody who knows anything about professional football knows that it makes no sense for free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick to be unemployed by the National Football League. For me, it’s personal; his being blackballed by league owners may end my 50-year love affair with the sport, at least on the …read more

An Emotional Busta Rhymes Pens Post About Dropping Son Off At College

16 November 2011 – Hollywood, California – Busta Rhymes. T-Mobile Launch Party For Google Music held at Mr. Brainwash Studio. © Byron Purvis / AdMedia / Retna Ltd.

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New Orleans Council To Look At Drainage After Flooding

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As New Orleans dried out Monday from torrential rains that flooded areas for the second time in two weeks, the City Council called a special meeting to review the drainage system and warning processes.

Council President Jason Williams said he plans the Tuesday meeting “not …read more

Wiz Khalifa’s Mom Sues Ex Daughter-In-Law Amber Rose For Defamation

The mother of rapper Wiz Khalifa is suing her former daughter-in-law Amber Rose for defamation, claiming the model trashed her and her mother in a profanity-laced phone call to a third party.

In the suit, filed July 3 in Washington County, PA, Katie Wimbush-Polk claims Amber “impute(d) …read more

The Rant of an Irate Google Engineer Is Not the Issue

A story that I saw emerging a few days ago was one I was sure would not blow up into the viral load it’s become. That was of course, the rant of a apparently discontented engineer at Google that was leaked and then traveled through the internet like …read more

Baltimore Police Videos Don’t Inspire Public’s Confidence

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Police Department is having a tough time restoring public confidence in the troubled agency.

The city is on pace to break its decades-old murder record and the body camera program that was rolled out to increase transparency has fueled allegations of misconduct after a …read more

Win Two FREE Tickets to the Black Men XCEL Summit in Palm Beach!

Black Enterprise will hold its first-ever Black Men XCEL Summit from Aug. 30- Sept. 3 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

The event promises to be a multiday celebration of enlightenment, empowerment, and excellence. This event is part of our BE Modern Man year-round …read more

Trump Appeals To Loyalists As Supports Slips, Agenda Stalls

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to combat new weakness in his Republican base and re-energize his staunchest supporters after months of White House backbiting and legislative failures.

White House officials have been urging the president to fire up his efforts on immigration and other agenda items …read more

Comedian Accused Of Punching Fan Who Wanted A Photo

Comedian Donnell Rawlings, aka “Ashy Larry”, is being accused of punching a fan at a hotel in SoHo.

Cops are saying that Rawlings punched Thurston Greer, a fan, outside the SoHo Grand Hotel on West Broadway near Grand St. at 2:30 am on Friday.

According to the NY Daily …read more

South Africa’s President Faces Crucial No Confidence Vote

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa‘s parliament prepared to vote Tuesday on a motion of no confidence in embattled South African President Jacob Zuma that could force him to resign after months of growing anger over alleged corruption.

Zuma has survived six previous no-confidence votes in parliament, but this is …read more

Kenyans Choose Next President In Fiercely Contested Vote

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans on Tuesday voted in large numbers in an election that pits President Uhuru Kenyatta against challenger Raila Odinga in this East African economic hub known for its relative, long-term stability as well as the ethnic allegiances that shadow its democracy.

Voters formed long …read more

6 Black Trailblazers Changing the Miami Tech Landscape With Power Moves

The mere mention of Miami and most people start thinking about lying in the sand and sunbathing at the beach. But thanks to a trailblazing group of black entrepreneurs, Miami can add technology and innovation to the city’s vibrant history.

So, what makes these entrepreneurs stand out? Check out their power …read more

HBO Hackers Demand $6 Million

NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers using the name “Mr. Smith” posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded that HBO pay a ransom of several million dollars to prevent further such releases.

The data dump included what appear to be scripts from five “Game of Thrones” episodes, …read more

‘Greenleaf’ Books A Third Season Renewal And More OWN News

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. has renewed its original drama series, Greenleaf and has launched a new podcast version of its SuperSoul Sunday series.

Greenleaf, from Lionsgate and executive producers Winfrey and Clement Virgo will return for a third season, with the promotion of Rick Fox (journalist Darius Nash) to series regular.

The …read more

Third Boy Scout Dies In Sailboat Accident

AVINGER, Texas (AP) — A third Boy Scout has died from injuries suffered when a sailboat struck an overhanging power line on a lake east of Dallas, an official with Texas Parks & Wildlife said.

The 11-year-old Scout died Monday at a hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, Texas Parks & Wildlife spokesman …read more

This Swim School Franchise Owner Proves; Yes, We ‘Own’ Swimming

It’s been an exciting year for Karese Cain, co-owner of a British Swim School franchise in Miami. Not only has she been profiled in the media—now she’s looking to expand after less than two years into the business.

For someone that never considered business ownership, Cain’s story is quite remarkable.

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The Facebook Internship: 3 Students of Color Give Us the Inside Scoop

What’s a Facebook internship like? To find out, I recently spoke with three students who spent their summer interning there.

(Image: Facebook)

But first, why is such an internship even desirable? It’s not just because of the reportedly high compensation. Such technology internships are a great way to learn …read more

Treach Blames Faulty Speaker For Knocking Bushwick Bill Offstage [Watch]

Treach of Naughty By Nature says he is not to blame for knocking Bushwick Bill off stage during the recent Houston stop of their “I Love the 90s” tour.

Footage of the moment posted by TMZ shows Bill rapping his verse to “My Mind Playing Tricks On Me” …read more

Four Women Charged With Death Of Mississippi Man

Four Memphis, Tennessee women are facing murder charges in connection with the shooting and killing of a Wilson City, Missouri man.

28-year-old Brittany Curry, 23-year-old Ponesha Taylor, …read more

She Lost Her Job, And Then Made Over $80K in Profits During Memphis Black Restaurant Week

What if you lost a job you loved? Well, Cynthia Daniels, chief event strategist and rising media mogul, is no stranger to this. In fact, she turned a stressful situation into a successful venture.

(Cynthia Daniels. Image: Courtesy of Cynthia Daniels)

In 2008, Daniels was given the pink slip …read more

The Weeknd Unveils His ‘Parallel’ High-Top Sneakers For Puma

The Weeknd announced in April that he was designing a sneaker as part of a yearlong collaboration with Puma.

“It’s finally happening,” said the crooner tells Footwear News of his new $220 high-top design, called the Parallel. The shoes are wearable for both sexes and go on sale Aug. …read more

The Unexpected Activity That Should Be On Your Miami Itinerary

Miami is an art lover’s playground where you can you can explore the diverse societies that make up the African diaspora: African American, Caribbean, Latin American, and African cultures. So if you want to take in some art while exploring the diverse neighborhoods that make up Miami, check out a …read more

Chicago To File Federal Lawsuit Over Sanctuary Cities Threat

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Chicago will continue fighting President Donald Trump’s immigration policies with a lawsuit alleging it’s illegal for the government to withhold public safety grants from so-called sanctuary cities.

The federal lawsuit is expected to be filed Monday. A day earlier Emanuel said Chicago won’t “be …read more

Fox News Host Eric Bolling Suspended Amid Investigation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News said Saturday that it has suspended Eric Bolling, co-host of its late-afternoon news program “The Specialists,” while it investigates allegations he sent a lewd photo to co-workers.

Word of the suspension came one day after a HuffPost report relying on anonymous sources stated Bolling had …read more

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