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From ‘American Crime Story’ to Co-Starring With Oprah and Tom Cruise, Actor Courtney B. Vance Reflects on His Career

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Though he’s been acting for more than 30 years, Courtney B. Vance credits his award-winning performance as Johnnie Cochran for the FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story with pushing his already successful career to the next level. Now, Vance will be co-starring with Tom …read more

Education Secretary OK With Federal Funds Going To Discriminatory Schools

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told Congress on Wednesday that the president’s lavish spending to expand school choice initiatives would not ban federal funds going to private schools that discriminate, the New York Times reports.

Testifying …read more

FBI Probes Kushner Russia Meetings

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said Thursday.

The statement from attorney Jamie Gorelick was issued amid reports that the FBI was investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian …read more

Mo’Nique Claps Back At Adrienne Bailon

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Comedian Mo’Nique ruffled industry feathers when she called out media moguls Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey & Lee Daniels during a standup skit at the Apollo a week ago.

Mo’Nique slammed the trio, saying they had her ‘blackballed’ in Hollywood and could “suck her …read more

Bow Wow Debuts On ‘Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta’

Tonight, the series premiere of Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta airs on WE tv at 10/9c. As part of the press roll-out to the national broadcast premiere, on Tuesday, May 16, Strategic Heights Media and WE tv invited me to the exclusive screening of the highly anticipated reality show, at …read more

Black Pittsburgh Steeler Is Now a Neurosurgeon at Harvard

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I know it’s almost sacrilegious to say this, but I don’t like American football—which, for some, is a religion. It’s a brutal game; the only one that, since 1995, has killed a middle school or high school student every year.

I don’t know about you, but dying …read more

Has Racism in the Workplace Increased Since Donald Trump Became President? This Black Executive Notices a Difference


Dear Sheree,

I am a 45-year-old, African American, male, who is general counsel for a small firm.

Traveling is a big part of my work, and [while on these business trips], I’ve started to notice a trend that has me concerned. When boarding a flight with unassigned seatings, I always select …read more

Is Phaedra Parks Returning To ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’?

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Phaedra Parks may have been bumped from the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta because she doesn’t have a story line.

This season’s RHOA reunion exploded when Porsha Williams said Phaedra was the source of rumors that Kandi Burruss and her husband plotted to drug and rape …read more

Disastrous Trump Budget Could Deter Future Violas


The Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis grew up in abject poverty, but thanks to federal programs like Upward Bound, which prepares underserved students for post-secondary success, Davis went to Rhode Island College on a full scholarship, People magazine reports. She earned a B.A. in theater, and the …read more

Leslie Jones Will Host This Year’s BET Awards

SNL comedian Leslie Jones has been tapped to host the 2017 BET Awards, it was announced today. Jones, who is sometimes controversial and was notably harassed online last year, has bounced back and says she’s excited to host her first awards show.TV Guide reports:

TV Guide reports:

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Cosby Trial Jury Includes Two African-Americans

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The jury that will hear the sex assault case against Bill Cosby will include two blacks among its 12 members.

Prosecutors and the defense team on Wednesday also selected three of six alternates, and two of them are black.

Cosby’s lawyers had complained this week that prosecutors were trying …read more

Here’s What Tina Knowles Lawson Has To Say About The Twins…

Entertainment Tonight caught up with Tina Knowles Lawson and chatted about the pregnancy of her famous daughter.

“She’s doing great, she’s just ready to — you know, she’s ready to see her babies,” the proud grandma said of the impending twins. Tina and her husband Richard Lawson were …read more

Ramad Chatman Is Spending Seven Years In Prison For A Crime He Did Not Commit

Ramad Chatman was found not guilty of armed robbery by a jury; however, will still serve up to seven years in prison after a judge ruled he breached his probation sentence for another crime. He delivered himself to police in November 2015, when he discovered he was a suspect …read more

Arrests Made In Manchester Bombing; Bomber Didn’t Act Alone

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Security forces rounded up more suspects Wednesday in the deadly Manchester concert blast and soldiers fanned out across the country to national landmarks as an on-edge Britain tried to thwart the possibility of additional attacks.

Officials scoured the background of the British-born ethnic Libyan identified as the …read more

Serena Williams Says Sleep is Her Secret Weapon

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For most aspiring women, there’s a time to be young, there’s a time to grow your career, and then there’s a time for motherhood. For Serena Williams, quality sleep is key if you want to meet or exceed all the expectations that come with being a female role …read more

Your High School Grad Not Ready for College? Have Them Do This

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Not everyone is ready for college directly after high school. College requires an investment of time, energy, focus, and money that not every high school graduate is ready to commit.

Below are five alternatives to going straight to a four-year college:

1. Take Time to Refocus and Recharge

High school …read more

Surprise, Surprise Women Investors Are Outperforming Men

If you thought men had a leg up on investing, you’d have been wrong. Turns out women investors are actually edging them out with a slightly higher rate of return.

That news comes out of a Fidelity Investments survey that also shows women investors consistently save more of their …read more

Bill Cosby’s Lawyers Say Prosecution Wants To Limit Black Jurors

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers accused Pennsylvania prosecutors of trying to “systematically” keep blacks off the jury after prosecutors used their strikes to keep two black women off the panel.

Judge Steven O’Neill for now rejected the argument after prosecutors said the second woman was a former detective who …read more

The New Resume: 7 Must-Haves for Every Media Kit

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Media kits are a great way to highlight your successes in a professional and informative manner. While they are commonly used to aid in media pitches, secure sponsorship for events, or even highlight year-end wins, media kits can also be a great tool to help secure employment, too.

Don’t …read more

Concerns For Arena Safety Lead To More Precautions

Sheriff’s Deputies keep watch on fans as they enter Quicken Loans Arena for Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Cleveland.

LONDON (AP) — Even before the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester, …read more

T.I. Confronts Tiny About Her Relationship With Floyd Mayweather

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We’ve seen the drama play out in real-time on social media, but T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle is giving us a true glimpse of what’s going on with Atlanta’s royal couple.

On the latest episode of their VH1 show, Tiny sat down with her estranged …read more

Harvard Student Submits Rap Album as Senior Thesis, Earns Honors

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Rather than writing a traditional thesis paper, 20-year-old Obasi Shaw became the first student at Harvard University to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in the English Department. As a result, his creativity and lyricism earned him an A-minus and ensured that he will graduate from …read more

James DeBarge Sought In Hit And Run Accident

Janet Jackson’s first ex-husband, James DeBarge, is back in the spotlight — this time for causing a head-on collision with a woman who is on the hunt for him after he fled the scene of the accident.

According to TMZ, the incident occurred …read more

Manchester Bombing Update: Suspect Believed Dead, ISIS Claims Responsibility

Fan leaves the Park Inn hotel in central Manchester, England Tuesday May 23 2017.

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As investigators hunted for possible accomplices of a suicide bomber, thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast that bathed a pop concert …read more

Digital Gold: The ABCs of Bitcoin

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“People liken it to digital gold,” says Edwardo Jackson, an author, entrepreneur, and authority on bitcoins. The “it” that Jackson is referring to is a bitcoin—an encrypted digital currency and infrastructure. Jackson and other growing voices are convinced that bitcoins are not only the finances of …read more

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