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

Man Disfigured After Being Assaulted By An Officer

39-year-old Rashaun Barnes was standing on the sidewalk in front of a convenience store in Grand Prairie, TX when he was reportedly assaulted by a cop from the Grand Prairie Police Office.

He was left with permanent scars on his face from the encounter.

According to TheRoot, Barnes said …read more

Tyrese’s Wife Wants You To Know: ‘I Was Successful Before I Married Him’

Tyrese’s wife, Samantha Lee Gibson, has taken to social media to stress the importance of women having their own before settling with a man.

As you know, Tyrese, who has nine-year-old daughter Shayla with ex-wife Norma, secretly wed Samantha on Valentine’s Day, and he initially kept her identity a secret.

Once he …read more

Rare August Tornado Sends 30 To Hospital In Tulsa

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A rare late summer tornado smashed into a shopping district of Tulsa early Sunday just hours after it was packed with people, sending more than two dozen people to hospitals including two with life-threatening injuries, many of them from restaurants that were either preparing …read more

Did Greg Leakes Suffer A Stroke On ‘RHOA’ Set?

According to a media report, a serious medical emergency went down while Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta was taping.

The emergency involved Gregg Leakes, the fastidious husband of “RHOA” star, NeNe Leakes. He apparently suffered a stroke.

“Gregg had what his doctors believe was a …read more

Explosive Thrown Into Minneapolis Mosque

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. But leaders say they’re more frightened after a weekend attack in which an explosive shattered windows and damaged a room as worshippers prepared for morning prayers.

“We feel like it’s …read more

There’s A New Mayor In Town In ABC’s Promising Fall Comedy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — An unlikely outsider wins political office: Sound familiar?

ABC’s new sitcom “The Mayor” has its own version, set in an economically depressed town where a young rapper runs for mayor just to generate publicity for his music — but much to everyone’s shock — especially his …read more

‘Power’ Season 4, Episode 6 Recap: “The Lies You Tell”

Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. And just about everyone in this episode has practiced so much deceit that it tangled a mess of a web that’s now beginning to unravel.

In episode 7, “You Lied In My Face,” the web of lies places …read more

5 Tips From East Asian Education That Will Help Your Child Excel in School

You’re the parent of young children. You know that a solid education is critical to their future. But, right now, the U.S. ranks 17th in education, behind not only Asian nations but many Western nations too—even Russia. So what, as a parent, can you do?

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For your children, …read more

Baltimore Black-Owned Juice Bar Squeezes Its Way to Small Business Success

“Health is wealth” which is why more people are making the investment to ensure they are eating the right foods and getting plenty of exercise. With the recent release of the Netflix documentary What the Health the message of the benefits of a plant-based diet is becoming even more widespread. …read more

‘Hamilton’s’ Miranda, Music, and Mobile Equals Business Marketing Magic

The year was 2009. As the story goes, the White House invited a 30-year-old Broadway actor to perform lines from his current production, but this request was a little different than usual. According to NPR, the invitation also gave Lin-Manuel Miranda the option of performing anything else he …read more

Entrepreneurs, Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable; Here’s How

Welcome to the world of entrepreneurship, where things don’t go as planned and failure is the path to success. As an entrepreneur, your success depends on your ability to get comfortable with the uncomfortable. Here are a few key things you’ll need to embrace along your journey.

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Embrace …read more

6 Ways to Improve Yourself This Summer

Beyond enjoying backyard barbecues and waves at the beach, the summer season is also the perfect time to take your skills to the next level. Here are six ways to develop yourself this summer:

Get uncomfortable and fit

Whether it’s preparing for a body building contest or taking a …read more

5 Reasons to Escape the Everyday Grind and Book a Room At This Nepal Hotel

A visit to Nepal, India, is made extra special when you stay at the Taj Hotel’s Meghauli Serai. Located inside Chitwan National Park, which is well known for its wildlife viewing, Meghauli Serai offers guests the experience of a real exotic animal encounter right outside their door.

Room/suite prices range from …read more

Deion Sanders Flamed By Son Shilo After Pilar Wins Full Custody

Deion Sanders‘ son Shilo announced Thursday his joy over being back with his mother Pilar full time following a super-messy, four-year custody battle.

“After what seems like forever, I’m finally officially back full time with my mom!” Shilo wrote on Instagram. “My mom having full custody of me is …read more

‘SYTYCD’ Alum Joshua Allen Sentenced To Jail For Assaulting Girlfriend

Joshua Allen, the Season 4 winner of “So You Think You Can Dance,” was sentenced to one year in county jail for attacking his girlfriend.

Allen pled no contest Thursday (Aug 3) to one felony count each of willfully injuring a girlfriend after a prior conviction and assault with …read more

How Law Students Can Ace the Dreaded On-Campus Interview Process

In August, we can push some worries off until after Labor Day—unless that is, you’re a second-year law student.

In August, many law students take part in on-campus interviews, a critical step toward post-graduation employment. In fact, these interviews can significantly impact the trajectory of a student’s career.

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Jimmie ‘J. J.’ Walker Supports Donald Trump And No One Is Surprised

Jimmie Walker was on Fox News today professing his support for President Trump and suggesting the PC culture fall back from its hate.

The “Good Times” star and rumored boyfriend of ultra-right winger Ann Coulter says he considers himself, “a logical Independent” and backs the president for “probably 90 percent of …read more

UN Report Details Congo Carnage, Warns Of ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. human rights investigators warned Friday of ethnic cleansing in central Congo, documenting the recent killings of more than 250 people, including 62 children, in violence with “no good guys and bad guys.”

The investigators based their new report on interviews in June of 96 people …read more

Young Black Men Excel: In the Foreign Service of the U.S. State Department

On Labor Day weekend Black Enterprise will be holding its first ever Black Men XCEL Summit, a “combination of empowerment, inspiration, networking, and entertainment” that celebrates the leadership and excellence of black men.

Leading up to the event I thought it would be fun to profile young black men …read more

Byron Allen Released The Highest-Grossing Indie Of The Year

The surprise success of “47 Meters Down” has the founder and chairman of Entertainment Studios, Byron Allen, on a mission to become the next Walt Disney.

The film stars Mandy Moore and Claire Holt as two sisters vacationing in Mexico who get trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of …read more

Patti Labelle On Frisky Fan At Vancouver Show Who ‘Showed Me His A**?’

She also dishes on her rumored rivalry with Aretha Franklin, Deborah Cox‘s career, and why she doesn’t consider herself a “diva.”

Soul legend Patti LaBelle has sold more than 50 million records, won multiple Grammy and NAACP Image awards, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of …read more

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