Researchers: High Social Media Use Makes Young People Feel Lonely

A report from the American Journal of Preventative Medicine reveals that a large amount of time spent on social media is related to feelings of isolation in young adults.

The team of researchers conducted the study via an email survey sent randomly to over 3,000 “non-institutionalized” adults between the ages …read more

This is Why Women Are Refusing to Do Any Work Today

A Day Without A Woman

The world would be a scary place without the work that women contribute. In addition to making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, women complete an immeasurable amount of unpaid domestic labor as caretakers, while black women make up one of the fastest …read more

Conservatives Push Back On Obamacare Repeal Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful conservative backlash threatened to sink the new Republican health care bill Tuesday less than 24 hours after its launch, even as President Donald Trump and congressional leaders began trying to sell the legislation as the long-promised GOP cure for “Obamacare.”

“We’re going to do something …read more

The 2017 Kia Niro: An Affordable and Fun Hybrid Vehicle

For decades, the Korean brand Kia was an enigma in the United States. During its early history, Kia supplied engines and transmissions to Ford for use in U.S. and European models. When I first married, I bought my then wife a 1988 Ford Festiva, a Kia-powered tiny affair that retailed …read more

Against All Odds Looks at the Fragility of the Black Middle Class

I don’t usually stay up late to watch TV, but last night, at my husband’s suggestion, we watched the journalist Bob Herbert’s documentary Against All Odds. The film draws a straight line between the persistent discrimination most African Americans historically experienced and the low wealth in the black community today—despite …read more

Is Robin Thicke And Paula Patton’s Custody Drama Finally Over?

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It’s been an intense child custody battle for former couple, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton, but it seems the end is near.

According to TMZ, sources insist that the two entertainers are making progress with the details of their custody arrangement.This comes after a …read more

Hampton’s President Harvey Writes Principles of Leadership

The president of Hampton University for nearly 40 years, William R. Harvey has been in the news lately for his criticism of the BET television series The Quad, the setting of which is a fictional historically black college.

We spoke recently, and Harvey made it clear that his head is not …read more

Tatyana Ali: Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against ‘The Real’

The Los Angeles Superior Court has tossed out Tatyana Ali‘s lawsuit against the syndicated daytime talk show “The Real.”

As deadline.com reports, the former “Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” star filed her suit last July, claiming that she pitched a talk show to Warner Bros. and Telepictures back in 2012, of …read more

Supreme Court Takes A Stand Against Racial Bias During Jury Trials

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled for the first time Monday that reports of racial bias among jurors may lead to discarding verdicts and holding new trials, reports the Los Angeles Times.

From Los Angeles Times:

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, announcing the court’s decision Monday, wrote …read more

Celebrity Makeup Artist Andrea Fairweather on Her Journey in Beauty and Business

(Image: Andrea Fairweather)

Celebrating more than 25 years as a famed makeup artist and 20 years as the founder and CEO of Fairweather Faces Inc., Andrea Fairweather is an award-winning makeup artist who has created makeovers for women from all spheres, from stay-at-home moms to …read more

Richard Simmons Has Reportedly Been Missing For Over 1000 Days

Richard Simmons‘ publicist is speaking out in defense of the reclusive weight-loss guru amid the launch of a popular podcast that seeks to find out why Simmons has been missing from the public eye.

“Missing Richard Simmons” is hosted by Dan Taberski, a filmmaker who describes himself as a friend …read more

Congressman Cedric Richmond Apologizes To KellyAnne Conway For Lude Couch Joke

Obviously Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) thought about his ill-advised joke about Kellyanne Conway in the now iconic and infamous White House photo of Trump’s senior adviser kneeling on a couch and issued a statement of apology on Sunday after getting a lot of blow back.

“After a discussion with people …read more

Enter the Black Enterprise Small Business Awards and Elevator Pitch Competition Now!

Attention Small Business Owners:

You have just a few more days to apply for BLACK ENTERPRISE’s 2017 Small Business Awards, which will be held during BLACK ENTERPRISE’s Entrepreneurs Summit.

This year, BE’s Entrepreneur Summit is being held May 17-20,2017, in Houston. The deadline to apply for the awards is Monday, …read more

Lance Gross Scores Role On ABC Pilot

Lance Gross is returning to TV in a series regular role opposite Meaghan Rath in “The Trustee,” ABC’s comedic one-hour pilot from “The Smurfs” writers Jay Scherick and David Ronn, Warner Bros. TV and Brownstone Productions, reports Deadline.com.

Written by Scherick and Ronn and directed by Michael Engler, “The Trustee” …read more

George Michael’s Cause Of Death Finally Revealed

LONDON (AP) — George Michael died of natural causes as the result of heart disease and a fatty liver, a British coroner said Tuesday.

Darren Salter, senior coroner for the county of Oxfordshire in southern England, said a post-mortem has found that the singer died of “dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis …read more

First Black Bachelorette Says She Feels ‘Pressured’ To Choose A Black Man

Rachel Lindsay opened up about the pressures of being ABC’s first black “Bachelorette” during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“I’m not choosing a man for America, I’m choosing a man for me,” said the 31-year-old lawyer from Nick Viall’s season of “The Bachelor.” Last month, ABC made history by …read more

Bad Money Behaviors to Give Up for Lent

Around this time every year, I figure out what I’m going to give up for Lent. Food is a popular choice in my family: soda, ice cream, and my perennial choices—bagels or pretzels. But it’s also a good time to say goodbye to bad financial habits and choose destructive money …read more

Bobby Talks Bobby Brown Foods, Reveals Whitney’s Can’t-Miss Dish

The King of R&B, Bobby Brown, talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about his participation on the 2017 Allstate Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage, his book Every Little Step, the New Edition biopic, Bobby Brown Foods and more!

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My Advice for College Students Graduating in Media and Journalism

Last month, I was invited to give the keynote address at Prairie View A&M University’s Communications Week. Rather than delivering a traditional speech, I was interviewed by two-time Emmy-award winning journalist and CBS producer/editor Charles Williams in front of a live audience at the school’s TV studio. This gave the …read more

Chrissy Teigen Reveals Postpartum Depression Battle

Chrissy Teigen has revealed that she has battled postpartum depression since the birth of her daughter last year.

The former Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model and singer John Legend welcomed a baby girl, Luna, in April. She writes in an essay for Glamour magazine that she has been …read more

Network Casts Biggie & Tupac For ‘Unsolved’ Pilot

USA Network has found its Tupac and Biggie for the upcoming pilot “Unsolved,” a true crime series that will chronicle the two major police investigations into the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.

Marcc Rose will play Tupac and newcomer Wavyy Jonez will play Biggie, according to …read more

Why Donate to Nonprofits? It’s Just Good Business

Most of us have heard the adage “giving is better than getting.” What you might not realize is that it isn’t a philosophy that should be confined to your personal dealings. It’s especially true in business.

Small business owners and entrepreneurs know the value of business networking. I’ve found from my …read more

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Have a Design-Centered Mindset

As the CEO and founder of an interactive content marketing platform that provides a beautiful and powerful digital design studio to users, I feel that I can safely state that most people don’t really get what “design” means.

My team and I run into these folks more often than we’d like …read more

Pregnant Goddess Beyoncè And Fam Go To Movie Premiere; The Universe Smiles

Beyoncè has shown off more of her growing baby bump.

The singer, who is expecting twins with husband Jay Z, shared photos on her website Monday of the couple heading out to the premiere of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” with their 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.

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Supreme Court Rejects Transgender Bathroom Case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving the issue of transgender rights in schools to lower courts for now after backing out of a high-profile case Monday of a Virginia high school student who sued to be able to use the boys’ bathroom.

The court’s order in the case of …read more

Chance The Rapper Donates $1 Million To Chicago Schools

CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper’s unusual intervention into Chicago Public Schools’ funding crisis took an even more curious turn Monday when the Grammy-winner presented a $1 million check to city schools and urged Gov. Bruce Rauner to use his executive powers to help the nation’s third-largest district.

The Republican …read more

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