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

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

5 Tips for Strengthening Your Personal Brand

You probably already know it’s important to have a personal brand.

Creating a personal brand that others recognize and trust is essential to success as a freelancer or as any other business owner.

Now, you’ve probably already built something of a personal brand. You probably have a branded website and …read more

Wendy Williams Cries Over Chris Brown; He Responds

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Wendy Williams is known for her unapologetic and often shady opinion, but recently found herself emotional when talking about Chris Brown’s alleged drug abuse.

Earlier this month, Billboard published a shocking report that detailed Chris’s alleged battle with drugs and behavioral issues that affect the …read more

3 Easy Ways to Show Gratitude in the Workplace

In a fast-paced work environment, it’s easy for gratitude to get lost in the momentum of the daily grind. As co-founder of an educational consulting company, I often share this insight with students who are applying to college and reflecting on their academic trajectories, participating in interviews and asking for …read more

Ben Carson Calls Slaves ‘Immigrants’ In HUD Debut

WASHINGTON (AP) — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Monday compared slavery to immigration in the United States, a view that experts on slavery called inaccurate and a misleading reading of American history.

Carson, who was confirmed as HUD secretary last week and is the only black member …read more

INSTADAILY: Beyonce & Blue Ivy Wore Matching Green Dresses To The ‘Beauty & Beast’ Premiere

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12 Ways to Confirm That Your Current Business Practices Align With Your Original Mission

The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

  1. Make Your Mission …read more

After His Mother’s Murder, He Still Had an Advocate

At the first Black Enterprise BE Smart HBCU Summit, we were thrilled to have Shavar Jeffries, president of Democrats for Education Reform, speak on our panel “Financing Your Education: What HBCU Families Need to Know.”

Jeffries is a civil rights lawyer and a graduate of Ivy League schools. What I didn’t …read more

Chicago Grandmother Guilty In Beating Death Of 8-Year-Old Girl

A judge ruled Thursday that a Chicago grandmother was guilty of first-degree murder in the 2013 tragic beating death of her 8-year-old granddaughter, reports ABC 7 Chicago.

From ABC 7 Chicago:

A judge declared Helen Ford, 55, guilty in the July 2013 death of her granddaughter, 8-year-old Gizzell …read more

12 Ways to Best Gauge Whether a New Business Trend Is Worth It

The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

  1. Consider Cost …read more

Here’s Why Your Facebook Live Video Sucks

The Facebook Live feature is arguably one of the most game-changing features the social media giant has ever rolled out. It’s another platform for celebrities and pundits to engage more intimately with followers and allows average citizens to document their lives and all they witness to a tremendous audience.

Facebook Live …read more

The Young Professionals Bucket List: Top 25 Career Goals to Hit by 40

For young professionals aspiring to make it to executive ranks or the C-suite by age 40, setting clear career goals and long-terms plans are crucial. Professionals who map out their goals—and keep them visible—are far more successful.

In addition to establishing clear goals and writing them down, young professionals who master …read more

Philando Castile’s Girlfriend Arrested And Charged In Alleged Hammer Attack

Diamond Reynolds, the woman who live-streamed the fatal shooting of her boyfriend Philando Castile in July, has been arrested and charged with felony assault in relation to a hammer attack on a woman in St. Paul. According to the Pioneer Press, Reynolds and two other women were apprehended …read more

Michelle Obama Surprises District of Columbia High School Students

Former first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise visit Tuesday to Ballou STAY High School in the District of Columbia and spoke with 14 students for two hours, reports The Washington Post.

Always love visiting DC schools. Thank you for hosting me today @BallouSTAY. …read more

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