Quincy Jones Wins $9.42M in Lawsuit Against Michael Jackson’s Estate

Legendary music producer Quincy Jones was awarded $9.42 million in damages on Wednesday in a legal dispute with Michael Jackson’s estate over unpaid royalties.

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Jones, who worked with Jackson to co-produce his albums Off the Wall, Thriller, and Bad, originally filed a lawsuit in 2013 against MJJ Productions, …read more

Did Oprah And Tyler Have A Fall Out?


*Tyler Perry has inked a multi-year deal with Viacom that includes a first-look deal with Paramount Pictures and producing original content for BET.

His film agreement is effective immediately, but the television deal will kick in May 2019 after Perry’s exclusive agreement with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN expires. As Perry exits …read more

Russia Orders Cut In US Diplomats In Reaction To Sanctions

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry has ordered a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and said it was closing down a U.S. recreation retreat in response to fresh sanctions against Russia.

The Senate on Friday approved a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, …read more

Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock Among Top Five Richest Comedians

Forbes has released its 2017 list of the world’s highest paid comedians, and earning spots in the top five are Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock.

While Jerry Seinfeld returns to the perch with $69 million, Rock is right behind him with $57 million banked. Louis C.K. follows at …read more

New White House Com Director Anthony Scaramucci Goes In On Colleagues

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump’s chief of staff to deny he’s a “leaker” and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a seat …read more

Tracy Morgan Talks New TV Show, Second Chances, And Why He Wanted To Be ‘Inclusive’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tracy Morgan has a ready answer when asked about getting a second chance after his near-fatal crash three years ago.

“Thank God. That’s all I’ve gotta say,” Morgan told a TV critics’ meeting Thursday, where he was promoting his new TBS comedy “The Last O.G.”

In …read more

Tiffany Haddish Says Bill Cosby Comments Were A Joke

Tiffany Haddish has addressed the controversy surrounding her recent comment about working with Bill Cosby.

As previously reported, the Los Angeles Times quoted Haddish as saying: “I still want to work with Bill Cosby. I don’t care, I’ll drink the juice. I’ll drink the juice. I’ll take …read more

Director Matthew Cherry Leverages Twitter to Fundraise ‘Hair Love’ Film

Director Matthew Cherry, who is known for his strong animated GIF presence adding multitudes of color to Twitter’s social media chatter, recently released a Kickstarter campaign in efforts to provide more African American representation in mainstream animated projects and to shine a light on positive black father-daughter relationships through …read more

GOP Tries To Strongarm ‘Skinny’ Obamacare Repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Battered by repeated failures to repeal or replace “Obamacare,” Senate GOP leaders retreated to a narrow approach Thursday that would undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack Obama’s law. Democrats vowed opposition as the Senate prepared for a bizarre Capitol Hill ritual, a …read more

Prominent Bajan Linguist Who Opposed the Word ‘Negro,’ Dies

So my mother spent her formative years in Barbados, the land of her parents and grandparents on both sides, coming to America—really Brooklyn, New York—on a ship when she was 12.

As a result, I have an orientation toward most things Barbadian or “Bajan,” as everyone says colloquially, and this morning …read more

45 Great Moments In Black Business – No. 35: The BE 100s Help Build A $540 Million Museum of Black Achievement

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

Black Men XCEL: Changing the Narrative of Men of Color

Black Enterprise has been in the events business for more than 30 years, going back to our Networking Forums in cities across the country in the 1980s. Then, as now, our mission is about far more than just creating events. Like our magazine, our objective is to leverage and replicate …read more

Morgan State Awarded $750K in STEM Grant Funding

Morgan State University, a historically black college in Baltimore, has announced the award of a three-year $750,000 grant from Intel Corp. The grant is part of Intel’s Diversity in Technology Initiative announced last month.

(Students at Morgan’s Center for Reverse Engineering and Assured Microelectronics (CREAM) laboratory conduct cybersecurity research. …read more

Loni Love Is Ready For Late-Night T.V.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times Loni Love talked about her dream Hollywood job of hosting a late-night talk show.

In a market dominated by male host like Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and so many others there seems to be no women in late-night talk shows. …read more

Jury: Michael Jackson estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 million

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Wednesday found that Michael Jackson’s estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties and production fees from “Billie Jean,” ”Thriller” and more of the superstar’s biggest hits.

The award from a Los Angeles Superior Court jury fell short of the $30 million the …read more

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Surrogate Is 3 Months Pregnant

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West surrogate mom is 3 months pregnant. The couple went with an agency that selected a San Diego women in her 20’s to have their baby.

In the past it’s been said that Kim has had many problems with her pregnancies because of placenta accreta …read more

Spinning Ohio State Fair ride breaks apart; 1 dead, 7 hurt

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, hurtling people through the air, killing at least one and injuring seven others.

Three of the injured …read more

Jenifer Lewis Wins Settlement From LA Fitness

Jenifer Lewis received a healthy settlement from LA Fitness. Lewis sued LA Fitness earlier this year accusing them of hiring a con-man who took $50k.

When she started going to the West Hollywood location, she met a manager who worked there. They developed a relationship outside of the gym when …read more

Michael Jackson Estate Has To Pay Quincy Jones $9.4 Million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Wednesday found that Michael Jackson’s estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties and production fees from “Billie Jean,” ”Thriller” and more of the superstar’s biggest hits.

The award from a Los Angeles Superior Court jury fell short of the $30 million …read more

Freddie Gray Doc Comes To HBO

Executive producer George Pelecanos, from left, director/executive producer Sonja Sohn, Baltimore. Lt. Col. Melvin Russell, activist Kwame Rose and youth organizer Makayla Gilliam-Price.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The producers and participants in “Baltimore Rising” say national and local media sensationalized the protests that erupted after the death of Freddie …read more

‘Queen Sugar’ Episode Recap: ‘Daddy’s Blues’

Queen Sugar Ep 207 — Photo Credit: Skip Bolen / @2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved

Seven episodes in and it’s finally happened. In “I Know My Soul” Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) finally tells his sisters that his father, Ernest (Glynn Turman) created a handwritten will that left the …read more

More Black Women Are Killed In U.S. Than Any Other Race, Says CDC

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An eye-opening report conducted by the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) suggests that Black women have the highest homicide rates of any other women in the United States.

Looking at data from 18 states that included 10,018 female homicides committed between the years …read more

Georgia Governor Candidate Stacey Abrams Gets A Book Deal

In this July 25, 2016, file photo, Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

NEW YORK (AP) — Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a book deal.

Henry Holt and Co. told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Abrams’ “Minority …read more

French President Macron Meets With Rihanna To Talk Education

Brigitte Macron, left, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Singer Rihanna at the Elysee Palace to meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, France, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has met singer Rihanna at the Elysee Palace after the pop star appealed …read more

Pennsylvania Professor Charged With Keying Neighbor’s Cars

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania professor known for her expertise on consumer trends has been charged with keying her neighbors’ cars.

Bridgeville police say Duquesne University professor Audrey Guskey told them she gets upset when others park their vehicles in front of her residence.

Police have charged the marketing and communications …read more

This Black Tech Founder Found Alternative Methods to Traditional Fundraising

There are a lot of changes when starting a company, especially in the beginning. You have to engage in constant customer reviews and iterations because you want to bring the perfect product to market but, more importantly, fundraising keeps the company alive.

When Dan Miller, CEO of Level Therapy, a …read more

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