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

Social Security Benefits To Rise By 2 Percent In 2018

The Social Security Administration announced the cost-of-living increase Friday.

The COLA affects benefits for more than 70 million U.S. residents, including Social Security recipients, disabled veterans, and federal retirees. That’s about one in five Americans.

By law, the COLA is based on a broad measure of consumer prices generated by the …read more

JPMorgan Chase Invests $10 Million to Expand Black Businesses and Growth in D.C.

Washington, D.C. is home to some of the most powerful people, business, and government entities in America. Paradoxically, the nation’s capital also has some impoverished neighborhoods with woes that include high joblessness, failing businesses, and inadequate affordable housing.

(A street in D.C. Image: Flickr/tedeytan)

Banking giant JPMorgan Chase & …read more

19-Year-Old Woman Names Killer Before Dying

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A severely burned Mississippi woman told firefighters before she died that someone named Eric set her on fire, several of the firefighters testified Wednesday.

The firefighters and paramedics testified in the trial of Quinton Tellis in Batesville, Mississippi, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Memphis, Tennessee.

Tellis …read more

Shemar Moore Returns To ‘Criminal Minds’ For One Episode

He just can’t quit his old job.

Before Shemar Moore debuts in his new CBS series “S.W.A.T.” in November, the actor will return to his old stomping grounds (and his beloved Baby Girl Nation) at the CBS drama “Criminal Minds,” the network announced Thursday (Oct. 12)

Moore will reprise …read more

Tyrese’s 10-Year-Old Daughter Allowed To Testify In Child Abuse Case

Tyrese Gibson’s 10-year-old daughter will be allowed to testify about child abuse allegations filed against him by her mother, reports The Blast.

Norma Gibson was granted a temporary restraining order against her ex Tyrese last month, after claiming he had harmed both her and their daughter Shayla. She also …read more

Hornets’ Jordan Donates $7 Million To Build Clinics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets owner Michael Jordan is donating $7 million to launch medical clinics that he hopes will help at-risk communities in Charlotte.

It’s the largest philanthropic donation ever by the former NBA champion.

The donation will fund two Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics, which are projected to …read more

NeNe Leaks Booted From Xscape Tour For Rape Comment

NeNe Leakes got the boot after saying an inappropriate comment towards a heckler.

Leakes was supposed to host the Xscape reunion show but was taken off after she told someone at her recent comedy show she hoped they got raped by their Uber driver.

Xscape released a statement to TMZ saying, …read more

Murky Timeline Is A Focus Of Las Vegas Shooting Probe

Nearly two weeks after one of the deadliest shootings in modern U.S. history, authorities have yet to sort out the basic facts surrounding the case of a high-stakes video poker player who murdered 58 people from his high-rise hotel room in Las Vegas.

What drove Stephen Paddock to open …read more

Suge Knight’s Girlfriend Pleads In Video Sale Case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The girlfriend of Marion “Suge” Knight has been sentenced for selling a video that was sealed evidence in his murder trial.

Toi-Lin Kelly pleaded no contest Thursday to conspiracy to violate a court order. A Los Angeles judge sentenced her to 100 hours of community …read more

Louisiana Sheriff Upset At Release Of Nonviolent Inmates Because ‘We Use Them To Wash Cars’

Source: Jeremy Kohm / EyeEm / Getty

Who needs freedom when the state feels entitled to your cheap labor!

This is the attitude that one Louisiana sheriff has when he found out that a new law—set to go into effect next month—will release 192 “good” nonviolent inmates in his area out early.

…read more

Tamar Braxton Rushed To The Hospital After Allergic Reaction

Tamar Braxton needs your prayers!

The Bluebird of Happiness singer was apparently rushed to the hospital Wednesday night after having a bad reaction to her flu medication.

Braxton bowed out of several appearances in the past few days while promoting her latest album in New York. Apparently she was so sick that …read more

Author Jesmyn Ward Celebrates ‘Genius’ Grant

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An African-American novelist praised for her raw and powerful depictions of poor African Americans confronting racial and economic inequalities in the rural South said Wednesday that winning a MacArthur fellowship gives her time and freedom.

“I think those are the two most important gifts you can give …read more

African American Director Brings Thurgood Marshall Biopic to the Silver Screen

If you have to see one motion picture this weekend or place a film on your must-see list of fall films, I wholeheartedly recommend Marshall. As the title suggests, the movie is about Thurgood Marshall, the iconic civil rights attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund who used the courtroom …read more

Calling It A Beginning, Trump Signs Health Care Order

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by health care failures in Congress, President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to rewrite some federal insurance rules as a beginning of renewed efforts to undermine “Obamacare,” the program he’s promised to kill.

“With these actions, we are moving toward lower costs and more …read more

The Business of Black Comic Books

This industry had revenue of $1.03 billion last year and it’s not the technology sector— it’s comic books. Comic book sales are soaring as the demographics of the average comic book fan broaden. Sales are up in all forms of comics including month-to-month titles and graphic novels.

The lion’s share of …read more

Is Wendy Williams Lying About ‘Cheating’ Husband & ‘Rival’ Angie Martinez?

Word on the street is that headlines about a certain talk show host being “distraught” over her cheating husband are nothing more than FAKE NEWS — concocted by the talk show host herself to drum up publicity. Even more laughable about this so-called PR stunt is that she got her …read more

Drake Visits Odell Beckham Jr. In Hospital After His Ankle Injury

Drake took time out of his schedule to visit the sick and shut in on Wednesday.

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had his season cut short on Sunday, October 8, 2017, when he fractured his ankle in a game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

While his fans …read more

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