Suge Knight Indicted For Making Death Threats Against Dir. F. Gary Gray

Suge Knight, the man who founded the now defunct, but history making, Death Row Records has got another legal problem to contend with.

Knight has been indicted by a Los Angeles County grand jury for making felony criminal threats against F. Gary Gray, the director of the hit film, “Straight Outta …read more

‘Pretty Powerful’: Eboni K. Williams Shares Career Lessons in the Business of Media

With the poise of a pageant queen and a profound command of politics and law, there is no wonder why Eboni K. Williams has become a rising star in broadcast media. After years of serving as a legal and political contributor on FOX News Channel (FNC) and HLN, the 32-year-old …read more

Trump Denies He Called White House A ‘dump’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump denied Wednesday that he called the White House a “dump.”

Trump responded on Twitter to an article posted Tuesday on the website golf.com. The story recounts a scene in which Trump was chatting with some club members at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. …read more

GOP Plan To Slash Legal Immigration Wins Trump’s Support

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has embraced legislation that would dramatically reduce legal immigration and shift the nation toward a system that prioritizes merit and skills over family ties.

Trump joined with Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas to promote the bill, …read more

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#NoConfederate: Will Packer Already Has An Alternate Black History Show In The Works

Entertainment genius Will Packer is at it again. In the wake of news of HBO’s controversial show drama series, Confederate, from the producers of Game of Thrones, which explores the premise of slavery being legal in modern times, Packer has an answer.It’s called Black America. ”His new project …read more

OWN Introduces New Docu-Series ‘Black Love’

The four episode docu-series, Black Love from filmmakers Codie Elaine Oliver and Tommy Oliver (The Perfect Guy) and Confluential Films, on Tuesday, August 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (after an all-new episode of Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots at 9 p.m. ET/PT).

The series will air regularly on …read more

Is 50 Cent Pulling The Plug On ‘Power?’

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50 Cent went hard in the paint on Monday evening in an Instagram post that alleged the rapper may be cutting the lights on the hit show.

“I woke up feeling a little different about POWER this morning . If the biggest show on your …read more

What You Need to Know: The Republican Budget and Its ‘Assault on the American Dream’

Remember when the president of the United States sought to open doors of opportunity and understood that opportunity and education were two sides of the same coin? Those days are over.

As I’ve written before, Trump’s budgetary cuts seem to be trained on low-income strivers—people who want a college education …read more

Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within: My Experience

After spending three-and-a-half days at Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within seminar in Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center, I am energized by the desire to release the untapped potential within myself and the enthusiasm I felt from my fellow attendees.

“Clarity is Power,” said Robbins, as he worked the crowd of …read more

Jailbreak: Inmates Used Peanut Butter To Fool Guard

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A dozen inmates escaped from an Alabama jail by using peanut butter to change the numbers above a door and trick a new employee into opening another door that led outside, a sheriff said Monday.

The inmates changed the number above a cell to the number that …read more

Rihanna’s ‘Needed Me’ Single Reaches 5X Platinum Status In The U.S.

Rihanna, who currently holds the record for most RIAA-certified digital single units, has just added another certification in the United States.

Her hit “Needed Me,” released March 30 from the album “Anti,” has just crossed the 5x platinum threshold, confirming at least 5 million units sold. (Each unit is equal …read more

Kenan Thompson Launching Sketch Comedy Series For Kids

“Saturday Night Live” star Kenan Thompson is going back to his roots with his latest endeavor.

The actor, who began his career as a child star on Nickelodeon kids’ sketch show, “All That,” is creating a new live-action sketch comedy series for kids with digital-media startup Pocket.watch.

The half-hour “Pocket.watch Presents …read more

45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 34: How R. Donahue Peebles’ Historic Real Estate Deal Became A $127 Million Payday

Over 45 days, BLACK ENTERPRISE shares 45 milestone events among the nation’s largest black-owned businesses that have had widespread impact on black economic development and American industry across four decades. This is in tribute to the 45th anniversary of Black Enterprise’s iconic BE 100s yearly list of the largest black-owned …read more

R. Kelly Cancels ‘After Party’ Tour Dates Amid Sex Cult Allegations

R. Kelly has scrapped several dates on his U.S. tour following allegations that he’s holding a number of young women in a sex “cult” (a claim he denies).

Three concerts are confirmed cancellations, and at least one other show is in doubt, according to Billboard.

Ticketmaster’s website reveals the singer’s upcoming …read more

Kelly Flexes Muscle His First Day On The Job At White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raised voices could be heard through the thick door to the Oval Office as John Kelly — then secretary of Homeland Security — offered some tough talk to President Donald Trump.

Kelly, a whip-cracking retired general who was sworn in as White House chief of …read more

Singer Bobby V Says His Hookup Wasn’t A Prostitute – Watch Video

Somebody’s got their business all up and down front street, so to speak. That somebody is R&B singer Bobby V.

If you haven’t heard, V – who used to go by the name Bobby Valentino – is the subject of a viral video that spread over the weekend showing him …read more

R. Kelly Rubs Fan’s Phone Against His Crotch During Tour Stop (Watch)

Amid the allegations that he’s holding women against their will in an alleged “sex cult,” R. Kelly brushed the drama off his shoulders and showed out during his scheduled performed in Virginia Beach, Va., on Friday (July 28).

TMZ shared some footage from the show and Kelly told the …read more

Ledesi Announces New Album ‘Let Love Rule’ And Release Date

Ledisi fans finally have a date to circle on the calendar.

The R&B songstress has announced that her next album, titled “Let Love Rule,” will arrive on Sept. 22 from Verve Records, reports Billboard.

The nine-time Grammy nominee collaborated with such singer/songwriters and producers as John Legend, BJ the …read more

Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams & Big Sean To Play Global Citizen Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, The Lumineers and The Chainsmokers will perform at this year’s Global Citizen Festival, an annual free event held in New York’s Central Park.

Special guests Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day and Alessia Cara will …read more

HBO Responds To #NoConfederate Campaign

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A social media campaign to derail HBO’s planned modern-day Southern slavery drama quickly caught fire, prompting the cable channel to ask detractors to withhold judgment until they see “Confederate.”

The campaign, with “OscarsSoWhite” activist April Reign among its organizers, asked people to tweet to HBO with the …read more

Aretha Franklin Reveals Stunning Weight Loss

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Aretha Franklin surprised fans during a recent appearance by emerging with an entirely new frame.

The Queen of Soul is a bit lighter on her feet these days. Just before her performance in Virginia this weekend, Upscale Magazine posted a backstage shot of himself with Aretha, who has …read more

#HollywoodStillWhite: Report Says Diversity Remains Elusive

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 2016 “Moonlight” won best picture and “Hidden Figures” was the 14th highest grossing film of the year, but popular Hollywood films remained as white and male-dominated as ever.

A new report from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg …read more

Working It Out? T.I. Wishes Tiny A Happy 7th Anniversary

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Rapper T.I. continues his social media adulations over estranged wife Tiny amid divorce deliberations.

It was rumored the couple were considering getting back together after Tiny serenaded T.I. at a recent concert. But it appears the two are still going through with their divorce, with T.I. …read more

Nia Long Joins Cast Of ‘NCIS Los Angeles’

On the heels of her guest role on Fox’s Empire, Nia Long has booked a series regular spot opposite LL Cool J on Season 9 of CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles.

The actress will play Shay Mosely, the team’s new executive assistant director. The character is a former Secret Service …read more

Black Enterprise Executive Managing Editor Hosts Black Chef Series in Harlem

The Black Chef Series kickoff event took place in Harlem on July 24th . The exclusive event showcases the talent and culinary creations of African American chefs and has been held annually for the past three years. Black Enterprise’s Executive Managing Editor Alisa Gumbs served as host.

(Alisa Gumbs with …read more

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