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4 Ways Blacks Can Thrive Under Trump’s Presidency

As the electoral counts rolled in, many minorities sat in disbelief as Donald J. Trump was determined to be the President–elect of the United States of America. However, after a year when so many unarmed, Black men were shot to death with zero repercussions or remorse—some didn’t find it so …read more

Investor Roundtable Focuses on Creating Economic Shift for POC

Over the past week, Head and Heart Philanthropy, a social impact agency, got together to discuss how they could be more effective in closing gaps in the African American community.

Founder Christal Jackson felt that it was time to focus their efforts on the Bay Area, given the rich growing tech …read more

Belafonte To Celebrate 90th Birthday With New Project

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte is turning 90 in a few weeks, and he’s planning to use the milestone to release an album that will underscore part of his life’s work — fostering racial harmony.

A multi-ethnic children’s choir will perform a new version of his classic “Island in …read more

Donald Trump Is The 45th President Of The United States

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Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States. He’s just taken the oath of office on the West Front of the Capitol.

The combative billionaire businessman and television celebrity won election in November over Democrat Hillary Clinton, and today he’s leading a profoundly divided country — one …read more

Presidential Limo: Trumps, Obamas On Their Way To Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Following the path of inaugurations past, Donald Trump and Barack Obama rode together to the U.S. Capitol Friday as the real estate mogul and reality TV star who upended American politics prepared to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. …read more

Lil Mo Defends Chrisette Michele’s Inauguration Decision

Reps have finally confirmed reports that singer Chrisette Michele will perform at the Inauguration Ball for incoming President Donald Trump, and mixed among the backlash she’s been receiving is a rare voice of support.

Through her “Fam in the Morning” show on Washington DC’s WKYS, fellow r&b singer Lil …read more

Woman Accused Of Taping Her Toddler Son To Wall Is Arrested

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — A young woman accused of taping her 2-year-old son to a wall so she could get some housework done and streaming it live on social media was arrested on Thursday.

Shayla Rudolph, 18, was arrested on an abduction charge, Reynoldsburg police said. Her son was …read more

TI Pens Open Letter To Donald Trump

Last week, T.I. penned a heartfelt farewell message to President Barack Obama, and now the rapper has decided to go in on president-elect Donald Trump.

T.I. has previously stated that he refuses to accept that Trump won the election, now the rapper has decided to pen an open letter …read more

Trump’s Big Day Underway: Tea With Obamas, Then The Oath

WASHINGTON (AP) — Following the path of inaugurations past, Donald Trump paid visits to church and the White House on Friday as the real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics prepared to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. His ascent puts …read more

Solange Knowles Headlines Progressive ‘Peace Ball’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The main attraction, Solange Knowles, didn’t hit the stage until close to midnight, but the 3,000 or so enthusiastic guests packed into the National Museum of African American History and Culture weren’t going anywhere.

It was an energetic crowd at Thursday’s “Peace Ball,” an evening organized by …read more

POTUS Commutes 330 Drug Sentences On Last day As President

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he’s called a systematic injustice to a climactic close.

With his final offer of clemency, Obama brought his total …read more

NYPD Officer Set To Testify About Killing Of Unarmed Teen

NEW YORK (AP) — A white police officer who shot an unarmed, black teenager in the bathroom of his New York City apartment is expected to offer his first public account of the slaying on Friday at his department disciplinary trial.

Officer Richard Haste initially faced a criminal manslaughter charge in …read more

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Miguel Ferrer Dies At 61

NEW YORK (AP) — Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS’ hit “NCIS: Los Angeles” and, before that, to NBC crime drama “Crossing Jordan,” has died.

CBS said Ferrer died Thursday of cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 61.

He had played assistant director …read more

Protesters Planning To Disrupt Donald Trump’s Big Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to fill the nation’s capital for the inauguration of Donald Trump, and while the majority of those expected in Washington on Friday will be there to celebrate, some protesters say their plan is to do their best to disrupt the …read more

Cuba Gooding, Jr. Files For Divorce

Looks like they’ve come to the end of the road. Cuba Gooding, Jr. and his wife, Sara Kapfer, have been legally separated since 1994, but apparently, any hopes for reconciliation are over, as Gooding, Jr. has filed for divorce.

People.com reports:

The filing comes nearly three years after …read more

Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Arrives In U.S. To Face Charges

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most notorious cartel kingpin who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country’s most wanted man, was extradited to the U.S. Thursday to face drug trafficking and other charges.

Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department announced Guzman was …read more

As Trump Inauguration Looms, Some Americans Still In Disbelief

On the morning 19 months ago when Donald Trump descended the escalator in his glitzy Manhattan tower, waving to onlookers who lined the rails, many Americans knew little about him beyond that he was very rich and had a thing for firing people on a reality television show.

No one …read more

Spike Lee Drops Chrisette Michele’s Music From Upcoming Project

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spike Lee says he won’t be using Chrisette Michele’s music in an upcoming project because of her decision to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Michele seemed to allude to the controversy Thursday on her blog , where she wrote: “We can’t be present if we’re …read more

What Did President Obama Do On His Last Day On The Job? Not Too Much.

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a few final moves and a round of goodbyes, President Barack Obama quietly closed out his presidency on Thursday and prepared for life as a private citizen, as the country readied itself for President-elect Donald Trump.

Eight years after he started his presidency with a …read more

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Doc Gives Baldwin’s Voice New Life

Director Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro documentary on legendary American writer James Baldwin will hit theaters on February 3.

Before he died of stomach cancer in 1987 at the age of 63, Baldwin was working on the book, “Remember This House,” …read more

Janelle Monae, Maxwell, MC Lyte Among Performers At Women’s March On Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janelle Monae, Maxwell and Angelique Kidjo are set to perform at the Women’s March on Washington this weekend.

Organizers of the event announced its performance lineup Wednesday. Mary Chapin Carpenter, the Indigo Girls, MC Lyte, Samantha Ronson, Toshi Reagon and Emily Wells are also set …read more

Police: Man Assaulted Wife After Dream That She Was Cheating

EYNON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man tried to strangle his wife after he woke up from a dream in which she was cheating on him.

Archibald police say 49-year-old Conrad Rudalavage had been drinking before he fell asleep, then woke up Saturday convinced that his wife was unfaithful.

Police …read more

Tyson Beckford Returns To Chippendales For Extended Run

Tyson Beckford will once again work the Vegas Strip.

According to TMZ, the model signed on for a return guest appearance at Chippendales, this time for a lasting more than three months.

It was a no-brainer for producers of the show, who saw record-breaking ticket sales when Tyson got his bump …read more

Chance The Rapper’s Brother Comes Out As Bisexual

Rapper, Taylor Bennett, the younger brother of Chance The Rapper, gave himself an early birthday present today — his truth.

On the eve of his 21st birthday, Bennett has come out as bisexual.

My birthday is tomorrow & moving into next year I’d like to be …read more

Akon And His Brother Are Being Sued For Millions

Music Executives Akon of Konvict Entertainment, LLC, and his business- partner-brother, Abou ‘Bu’ Thiam, of Bu Vision, LLC, are both being sued by Atlanta producer Leland Clopton.

Clopton is claiming Akon and Bu Thiam are hiding financial statements from him to avoid paying possibly millions in royalties, according to …read more

Man Accused Of Killing Orlando Officer Yells ‘F**k You’ To Judge

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A suspect in a police officer’s murder directed expletive-laced outbursts at a judge during his initial hearing Thursday on charges that he also killed his ex-pregnant girlfriend.

He declared that many of the accusations against him are “made up” and complained that he was roughed up even though …read more

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