Business

BE MODERN MAN: MEET ‘THE DIVINE ONE’ REV. JONATHAN A. MASON SR.

By: Tyrus Townsend

BE Modern Man is an integrative program that honors the essence, image, and accomplishments of today’s man of color. With features of today’s leaders, executives, creatives, students, politicians, entrepreneurs, professionals, and agents of change—these men share the common thread of creating a new normal while setting the bar in tech,...

After Insulting Police Entrapment Scheme, Rapper Vic Mensa Gives Back

By: Samara Lynn

The Chicago police department recently came under fire for setting up a sting operation that many said was a form of entrapment. The operation was a joint effort between the police and Northern Southern Railroad and involved parking unlocked, unmanned trucks filled with sneakers as bait to catch thieves. Only...

NBA 2K League Finals Aim To Erase The Line Between Athlete And Gamer

By: The Shadow League

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has taken some bold stances during his time as the NBA head honcho. He’s supported legalizing sports betting, ads on NBA jerseys. But, what he proclaimed on April 4th, 2018 could change the way we view professional sports. He called the NBA 2K League the NBA’s...

How Bullying Turned this 16-year-old Into an Entrepreneur

By: Kandia Johnson

Throughout elementary and middle school, Tania Speaks was bullied for her thick and bushy eyebrows. Frustrated with the bullying in the form of teasing and name calling, she tried to cut her eyebrows off to make them thinner, but now she had a bigger problem—she cut herself and needed something...

Black Leaders Unite to Bring Jobs and Justice to Black America

By: Selena Hill

The National Urban League (NUL), in cooperation with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), launched a multi-city tour on Thursday to promote economic stability and growth in urban communities around the country. The Jobs and Justice tour, which kicked off in Michigan, promises to empower African Americans with knowledge, tools, and...

5 Must-Do Immersive Experiences in NYC That You Can’t Afford to Miss [2018]

By: Tiamari Whitted

Are you Insta-ready for the latest NYC immersive experiences? New York City—and other cities—has been on fire with these trendy pop-up experiences that are bursting with color and anything but boring. You probably saw your friends with envy-worthy photos on your timeline. You probably also felt left out because no...

BE MODERN MAN: MEET ‘THE EQUALIZER’ TORRENCE REED

By: Tyrus Townsend

BE Modern Man is an integrative program that honors the essence, image, and accomplishments of today’s man of color. With features of today’s leaders, executives, creatives, students, politicians, entrepreneurs, professionals, and agents of change—these men share the common thread of creating a new normal while setting the bar in tech,...

This ‘Black Lightning’ Actress Is Also a US Air Force Veteran

By: Charlene Rhinehart

Imagine having the opportunity to put pieces of your life experience on the big screen and heal your wounds through the characters you play. That’s what happened for Air Force veteran Skye Marshall, best known for her role in the superhero series Black Lightning. She landed the role of Shonda...

Your End-Year Personal Finances Checkup: 5 Moves To Make Now

By: Jeffrey McKinney

Embarking upon the second half of 2018, now is an ideal time to review your personal finances. Perhaps it’s been a while since you checked your goals from the beginning of the year on investing prudently, socking more money away, or eliminating debt. Still, it’s not too late to reinvigorate...

MEMO TO AMERICA: ‘BELONGING’ IS A CIVIL RIGHT, NOT AN OPTION

By: Darcel J. Church

Earl G. Graves, Sr. These basic privileges of freedom lie at the foundation of what it means to be an American citizen. Even these three concepts can be distilled down to an even simpler, more basic one: The right to exist; to live. For centuries, African Americans have endured the...

BE Modern Man: Meet the ‘Major Performer’ MAJOR. Johnson Finley

By: Daron Pressley

BE Modern Man is an integrative program that honors the essence, image, and accomplishments of today’s man of color. With features of today’s leaders, executives, creatives, students, politicians, entrepreneurs, professionals, and agents of change—these men share the common thread of creating a new normal while setting the bar in tech, art,...