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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

Source: Martin Dimitrov / Getty

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

Michelle Obama Heard And Felt Insults And Shade While She Was First Lady

Michelle Obama appeared before a crowd of about 8,500 at the Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s 30th anniversary event in Denver to discuss her experience as America’s first black first lady.

She was interviewed Tuesday by WFCO President and CEO Lauren Casteel at the Pepsi Center ― the same venue where …read more

The Charter School Debate Continues in Wake of American Federation of Teachers President Controversy

As the NAACP convenes in Baltimore this week, I’m reminded of a short piece I wrote in the January/February issue of Black Enterprise magazine, the deck of which states, “Black leaders disagree on whether [charter schools are] helping or hurting our students.”

(Green Tech High Charter School. Image: …read more

American Black Women Are Moving in Droves to This One Country

Who would have thought that Abu Dhabi would be an “it” place for black women professionals, with all the thriving cities here, at home. It goes far beyond location, as Abu Dhabi introduces the unique ability to enhance your resume, lifestyle, and the opportunity to feel financially secure.

First, toss out …read more

‘Detroit’ Director, Stars Hope Film Spurs Talk About Race

(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — The actors and filmmakers from “Detroit” walked the red carpet ahead of the film’s premiere in its namesake city Tuesday evening and talked about their hope that it will spur conversation about attitudes toward race.

“(The film) created an opportunity to humanize the unthinkable and …read more

‘I See You’: The Power and Beauty of Building Multiple Tribes of Professional Women

For many women, it is affirming to be among a tribe of women who don’t need an explanation of how one feels or what the day-to-day battlefield is like because they already know. As Black Enterprise‘s Caroline Clarke said as she emphasized the necessary visibility we must have for each …read more

Trump Bans Transgender Americans From The Military

The man who is obsessed with reversing every single policy that President Barack Obama put in place is back at it again with his disastrous Twitter fingers.

Trump took to Twitter (for no good reason) on Wednesday to announce that transgendered persons would not be allowed to serve in the …read more

5 Year Old Drowns At Georgia Day Camp

5-year-old Benjamin ‘Kamau’ Hosch III, drowned at Cochran Mill Nature Center in a waterfall on July 24, 2017 near Atlanta, Georgia. Kamau was attending Camp Cricket with 13 other children as part of a summer camp. On that day the children took a trip to the center to have lunch, …read more

Raven Symone Talks About Being A Mother On ‘Raven’s Home’!

07/26/17- Raven and Chelsea return to Disney Channel in Raven’s Home as mothers with kids. Tom and the team talk with Raven about her character as single mother. Raven hopes to “show a divorce that doesn’t end at each …read more

Senate GOP Opens Health Care Debate & John McCain’s Return

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Jeffrey Lazarus, Georgia State University; David McLennan, Meredith College, and Rachel Caufield, Drake University

(THE CONVERSATION) On July 25, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell narrowly managed to keep a Republican effort to reform health care alive. …read more

Entrepreneur Launches Hip Online Platform for Tech-Savvy Women

Unable to find a platform where women in the tech industry can easily connect with each other to identify new projects and opportunities, Jumoke Dada was compelled to fill the gap.

A technologist and social entrepreneur, Dada did so by launching the Tech Women Network.

(Jumoke Dada. Image: Courtesy …read more

Blac Chyna’s Ex Ferrari To Join L & HHA? + Marshawn Lynch Saves Soul Food Eatery

EUR previously reported that Blac Chyna (born Angela Renée White) and her attorney Lisa Bloom sent a letter to rapper Ferrari (a.k.a. Dejanel Carter) earlier this month informing him of both the “civil and criminal implications” for posting or selling naked photos of his ex.

You recall how Ferrari stirred …read more

Time Inc. Plans to Sell Essence Magazine by the End of 2017

Time Inc. announced Monday that it is looking to sell a majority stake in Essence magazine by the end of 2017. Although Time Inc. CEO Rich Battista described Essence as a “core asset” in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, he revealed that the publishing company is looking …read more

Groups To Train Volunteers To Record Police Interactions

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights groups are planning to train a legion of volunteers on how to record police encounters in minority neighborhoods in hopes that fear of being videoed will deter misconduct like illegal shootings of unarmed men and women.
The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council and …read more

No Foul Play: Burundi Robotics Teens Likely Meant To Vanish

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — As an international robotics competition in the U.S. capital was wrapping up, the chaperone of the Burundi team was confronting his worst nightmare: He couldn’t find his kids.

He looked in the college dorms where the six teens — ages 16 to 18 — had …read more

Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns After Shooting By Officer

(AP Photo/Maria Alejandra Cardona)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief after last weekend’s fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.

In a statement released Friday, Harteau said: “I’ve decided …read more

Why Some Black-Owned Businesses Fail

In May 2017, I was privileged to be in attendance at Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit in Houston, which was three days of amazing discussions and networking. The first session I attended featured Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner; NBA legend and successful entrepreneur Clyde Drexler; and was led by BE CEO …read more

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