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Shaq Becomes ‘Chief Fun Officer’ of Carnival Cruise Line

By: Janell Hazelwood

He’s larger than life—literally and figuratively—and he’s now added a new, fun job title to his already very diverse and accomplished résumé. Shaquille O’Neal, an NBA Hall of Famer, sworn-in police officer, entrepreneur, and TNT commentator, will be joining Carnival Cruise Line as their newly appointed Chief Fun Officer or...

Tiffany Haddish’s Viral Groupon Story Leads to Super Bowl Ad Gig

By: Janell Hazelwood

Girls Trip breakout star Tiffany Haddish has been a poster child of Black Girl Magic and the ultimate glow up lately. She recently released her New York Times best-selling book, The Last Black Unicorn, and now her hilarious online antics have led to a deal with Groupon. She will serve...

Inspired by MLK, John Lewis Continues to Look for “Good Trouble”

By: Derek T. Dingle

John Lewis is always looking for “good trouble.”  At 77, the Atlanta congressman who has served in the House for 30 years remains one of the fiercest lions in the fight for racial justice and equality. He rallies scores of fellow legislators for a sit-in on gun violence, leads an...

Trump’s Racially-Charged Remarks Part of Presidential Hall of Shame

By: Derek T. Dingle

Vile. Racist. Unpresidential. From the Haitian government and African Union to Mexico and the European Union, officials have shared their fury and anguish in protesting Donald Trump’s derogatory, profane and racially-charged comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African nations. At home, civil rights leaders, members of the Congressional Black Caucus...

Black Artist Remixs Racially Insensitive H&M Ad

By: Selena Hill

Amid the public backlash against H&M, a black artist and entrepreneur has transformed a racially offensive ad found on the retailer’s website into a message of empowerment. H&M has been swamped in a firestorm of scrutiny since it released an ad featuring a black child modeling a green hooded sweatshirt emblazoned with the phrase...

Tidal Offers 12 Days of Free Music and Exclusive Content

By: Selena Hill

Tidal is gifting music lovers a taste of its exclusive streaming content for 12 consecutive days, which started on Dec. 25. Tidal, a subscription-based streaming serviced owned by Jay-Z and a variety of other high-profile music artists, announced Friday that those interested in the promotion won’t even need a credit...

How to Protect the ‘Happy’ in Your Holidays

By: Caroline Clarke

’Tis the season of Christmas trees on every corner and a flood of sentimental sensory overload designed to fill your head with visions of sugarplums (or the stocking-stuffers of your wildest dreams). Yet, on any given day we awaken to unsettling, sometimes devastating, news: missile test-launches with their threats of mass...

5 Fab Finds for the Fitness-Savvy Power Woman

By: Janell Hazelwood

Fitness and boss moves seem to go hand in hand: According to research, routine exercise is a common habit among the world’s most successful leaders in business and politics. With Christmas just around the corner—and Black Friday even closer—you’ll want to start early to get the power women in your life, or...

LaVar Ball To Launch A Basketball League For High School Grads

By: The Shadow League

LaVar Ball continues to put his stamp on basketball and the entire world of sports. He’s already disrupted the college recruiting system, shut down Trump and given the Lakers fits in the PR department. Now word has surfaced that Ball wants to start his own basketball league for high school players who don’t want...

Former TV Doctor Donald Faison Talks About Saving Real Lives

By: Selena Hill

Studies from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that more than 100,000 people in the U.S. would live longer lives if they received preventive care each year. To encourage more people to take advantage of annual checkups, which are usually 100% covered by health plans if a...

#FridayReads: World Record-Holding Centenarian Reveals Why She Runs

By: Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Centenarians are understandably rare. After all, most of us will not live past age 100, even though more of us are living longer than ever. So how much rarer is a centenarian who happens to be an internationally celebrated athlete? Well, the fact is, Ida Keeling is one of a...

Star Wars: 7 Black Characters You Should Know

By: Cristie Leondis

 Yesterday, Star Wars: The Last Jedi set a record for the second-largest Thursday night preview gross in North America, trailing only Star Wars: The Force Awakens, earning $45 million, reports Variety. With Disney backing the film—and becoming even more powerful with its acquisition of 21st Century Fox for about $60 billion...

Chef Elle Publishes a Cookbook to Get You Through the Holidays with Ease

By: Sequoia Blodgett

In 2010, Gabrielle McBay, aka chef Elle, won our Teenpreneur Award at the age of 18. In high school, McBay started a pastry company where she really got into food science when cooking and developing recipes. Years later, Elle appeared on Freeform’s, Job or No Job, attempting to get her chops wet after graduating...

25 Songs to Turn Up Your Christmas

By: Samara Lynn

The Black Enterprise audience shared, via our Instagram account, their go-to holiday music—the tunes that really make for a festive season. We picked the top most-mentioned songs and curated this Spotify playlist*:     *Created by Kristin Graves The post 25 Songs to Turn Up Your Christmas appeared first on...

Drake’s Next Career Move May Be in Sports Reporting

By: Selena Hill

Last month, Aubrey “Drake” Graham shocked the world when he announced that he is planning to take a break from music in order to take over Hollywood. During a featured interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he revealed that he is partnering with Apple Inc., Netflix, and major film studios to star in...