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‘Black-Ish’ Creator Kenya Barris and Pharrell to Create Juneteenth Musical

By: Selena Hill

Kenya Barris, the creator of the hit ABC series Black-ish, is teaming up with Grammy Award-winning producer Pharrell Williams to create a stage musical about Juneteenth, a nationally recognized holiday marking the end of slavery for 250,000 African Americans in Texas on June 19, 1865. Barris will collaborate with fellow Black-ish writer...

Puma Makes Power Moves, Signs Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley, and Jay-Z

By: The Shadow League

Puma is back in the basketball business. The company has announced the signings of top draft prospects Deandre Ayton (Arizona), Marvin Bagley III (Duke), and Zhaire Smith (Texas Tech). The Ayton signing was announced this week. The projected No. 1 pick in this week’s NBA draft signed a four-year, multimillion-dollar footwear and...

Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ Stars Celebrate Juneteenth at the James Beard House

By: Selena Hill

Each year, the James Beard House hosts over 200 dinners featuring select world-class chefs who prepare unique tasting menus for guests. However, on Monday, four famed African American cooks from Bravo’s hit reality competition series Top Chef took over the esteemed Beard House kitchen for an unprecedented Juneteenth celebration that...

Freedom vs. Emancipation: The Celebration of Juneteenth

By: Selena Hill

Although President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in January 1863, declaring all slaves as legally free, it actually took years before the news traveled to all parts of the country, writes Henry Lous Gates, Jr. in his piece What Is Juneteenth?. It was also harder to enforce the Executive Order in...

Top Content Creators Ink Historic Deal with SAG-AFTRA to Back Streaming Service

By: Sequoia Blodgett

It looks like the actors guild is getting into backing the business of streaming. SAG-AFTRA recently announced that they have reached a historic agreement with ZEUS, the new subscription video on demand streaming service founded by television executive producer Lemuel Plummer and co-founded by social media superstars King Bach, Amanda...

Entrepreneur and Celebrity Hairstylist of Zendaya Offers Career Advice

By: Kandia Johnson

Chances are if you’ve ever swooned over Zendaya’s edgy and wavy chopped cut, Laverne Cox’s chic wavy tresses, or Rihanna’s iconic bob, Ursula Stephen was the visionary celebrity hairstylist behind the look. Beyond her celebrated hair work on red carpets, fashion editorial shoots, and concert stages, she’s a Unilever global haircare brand ambassador,...

Artist Nick Grant on Navigating A Career in the Business of Hip-Hop

By: Dev T. Smith

Nostalgia is a dangerously beautiful thing. Too much of it will prevent you from appreciating the new, but the right amount will leave you feeling refreshed. Nick Grant is the perfect balance. His presence on the microphone reminds us all of the golden age of hip-hop, drawing on a genius...

Nurse Alice: American Toddlers – Too Much Added Sugar Consumption

By: nursealice

It’s every parent’s dream for their child to one day be living large and in charge… but not literally. However, the way things are shaping up, toddlers are being set up not only to become obese, but for several other potential health problems that stem from too much sugar consumption....

Nurse Alice: Health Considerations for Those Trying to Be Dad

By: nursealice

Father’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the dads of the world, but it’s also a good time to talk about men who are trying to become dads. Some men have fertility issues making it difficult for them and their partner to get pregnant; in fact, male infertility accounts...

The 18 Best Songs for a Father’s Day Playlist

By: Bil Carpenter

  It’s that time for the kids to make a breakfast of burnt toast and runny eggs for dear ole’ dad and serve it to him in bed. After the meal is consumed (or possibly hidden under the bed when the kids aren’t looking), Dad is presented with a homemade...

What is Lil Kim’s Net Worth? Rapper Files for Bankruptcy

By: Selena Hill

Back in 1997, Kimberly “Lil Kim” Jones famously rapped about being “all about the Benjamins.” But today, the platinum-selling hip-hop artist is singing a very different tune. According to The New York Daily News, Jones has filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in New Jersey and has racked up more than $4 million...

Nurse Alice: Suicide in Real Life and On TV

By: nursealice

Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, both loved and widely admired, were both lost to suicide in the same week. They now join the millions of Americans lost to suicide. Every year, 9 million people think about it, 1 million attempt it, and in 2016 alone 45,000 Americans committed suicide. Suicide is...