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“Step” Teaches Discipline to These Inner-City Baltimore Girls

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Poverty, lack of resources, and more obstacles than most adults will encounter in a lifetime can pose massive roadblocks for girls of color to achieve. For three young African American girls from Baltimore, none of these circumstances have held them back. Step Documentary (Image: Fox Searchlight)   Recently, Fox Searchlight,...

An Extraordinary Celebration of Black Men: What You Need To Know

By: Alfred Edmond, Jr.

For more than two decades, the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge has been the ultimate end-of-summer getaway for top black executives, entrepreneurs, tastemakers, and influencers across every industry, profession, and field of endeavor. However, this year begins a new era for this unique event, which has been reinvented as...

An Extraordinary Celebration of Black Men: What You Need To Know

By: Alfred Edmond, Jr.

For more than two decades, the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge has been the ultimate end-of-summer getaway for top black executives, entrepreneurs, tastemakers, and influencers across every industry, profession, and field of endeavor. However, this year begins a new era for this unique event, which has been reinvented as...

Quick Tips to Plan Your Own “Girls Trip” Away From the Office

By: Claudine Williams

Girl getaways have always been popular, but don’t be surprised if you become inspired to plan your own trip, especially after the release of the movie Girls Trip. Entrepreneurs, and everyone else, sometimes need to get away and chill out with friends. (Image: iStock/tunart)   A lot can go right...

Lawrence from ‘Insecure,’ aka Jay Ellis, Talks Tech

By: Sequoia Blodgett

When we left the last season of HBO’s Insecure, the block was hot. Issa cheated on Lawrence, Lawrence had a breakdown and did what he did with Tasha and we were left at the edges of our seats like what in the entire ****?! Since every other platform has covered...

10 Celebrity Power Women Who Pledged the Divine Nine

By: Janell Hazelwood

Graduation season has rolled out and many are prepping to take the next step onto the college or university campus of their choice. And per usual, a big part of successful acclimation to a total 180 degree change in environments, rules, goals, and expectations is pledging a sorority or fraternity—whether you’re carrying...

ABFF and Lightbox Launch Documentary Film Competition for Black Filmmakers

By: Selena Hill

If you’re an African American filmmaker with an original documentary idea, then don’t miss this opportunity to sign up for the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Feature Documentary Competition. Select films entered into the competition will have their movie idea developed and produced by ABFF Films Division and Lightbox, a...

CurlFest 2017: A Sea of Black Girl Magic, Curls, and Kinks

By: Selena Hill

For the third consecutive year, hundreds of women of color will convene in Brooklyn, New York, to celebrate their hair and heritage at CurlFest this Saturday. The annual one-day festival was launched in 2014 by the Curly Girl Collective, an experiential marketing group that specializes in multicultural beauty, as a...

And the ‘Beats’ Goes On: Allen Hughes’ Intimate Portrait of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine in HBO’s ‘The Defiant Ones’ [VIDEO]

By: Jordan Willard

There is no doubt that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s cultural contributions as music producers and entrepreneurs have transformed the landscape of both the music and tech industries. The complete breadth of their meteoric rise—both independently as creatives driven by a passion for music, and together as a dynamic entrepreneurial duo—is impeccably captured via...

First Heart Attacks More Deadly for Black Patients

By: Selena Hill

Blacks are twice as likely as whites to die from their first heart event, a new study shows. Preventing a first heart attack may, therefore, be more crucial for blacks, researchers said. “Our concern is that blacks may not be seeking medical attention for important symptoms that could signal heart problems,”...

Black Entrepreneur Brings Whiskey to Harlem

By: Alisa Gumbs

Today marks the start of the third annual Harlem Whiskey Festival, bringing whiskeys from around the world to aficionados uptown. In addition to a Grand Tasting at The Cecil on July 12th, there’s a cigar pairing at Papa Juan cigar lounge and a private Craftsmanship Dinner at Minton’s honoring Hill...

Down-Home Luxury: Lexus at Blackberry Farm

By: Samara Lynn

I’ve been a journalist for about a decade and have been to many press events. Typically, the average press event is a dreadful affair. A company wants to show the press a new product or service usually through a slideshow or some sort of awkward presentation. Lexus recently invited a...

Down-Home Luxury: Lexus at Blackberry Farm

By: Samara Lynn

I’ve been a journalist for about a decade and have been to many press events. Typically, the average press event is a dreadful affair. A company wants to show the press a new product or service usually through a slideshow or some sort of awkward presentation. Lexus recently invited a...

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the TV Show “Power”

By: Patrice Tartt

Power has been an adventurous ride since the first season. Courtney Kemp, writer, creator, and executive producer is amazing, and has been giving us one of the best shows on television for four years in a row. (Image: Twitter/@OmariHardwick)   Without giving too much away, this season the cast really steps into...

Lessons From Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna on Heartbreak and Health

By: nursealice

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the toxic relationship drama that’s stirring with Rob Kardashian and his ex-fiancé Blac Chyna. One would hope that love has everything to do with it—but even if it doesn’t, as the story unfolds, there is still so much to learn here. Everyone has...

Podcaster Laura Mignott on Why and How She Launched the Reset Podcast

By: Selena Hill

(Image: The Reset podcast created by Laura Mignott)   Once considered “an obscure method of spreading information,” podcasting has evolved into a popular medium for creating audio content for both people and corporate brands. It gives storytellers a platform to talk about their interest while offering listeners the convenience of...