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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...

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...

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...

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...

Tia Mowry Returns to the Big Screen as a Military Wife

By: Charlene Rhinehart

Tia Mowry-Hardrict just added a new baby girl to her family. But that’s not the only gift she’s given birth to this year. She’s adding a new movie, Indivisible, to her portfolio as well. In an exclusive interview, Mowry-Hardrict talks about her upcoming role in Indivisible, a true story that...

Cuomo Is Right, America Has Never Been ‘Great’ For Many of Us

By: Samara Lynn

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking some heat for a statement he made at a conference on Wednesday. His words: We’re not going to Make America Great Again. It was never that great. We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged. Of...

New Black Political Force Raises $3.5 Million, Prepares for Midterm Election Battles

By: Derek T. Dingle

A new political force has emerged that may help advance the economic and wealth-building status of African Americans. The Black Economic Alliance, an organization of leading African American entrepreneurs and executives, announced today that it has already raised $3.5 million to impact highly-competitive gubernatorial, U.S. Senate, and House races in...

Innovator Wins Award for Creating Technology To Help People Raise Bail Money [VIDEO]

By: Derek T. Dingle

At the recent Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina, event sponsor Koch Industries and its Georgia Pacific subsidiary presented the inaugural Principled Entrepreneurship Award to a business innovator who is literally helping thousands gain their freedom. Ben McFarlin, founder, chief technology officer, and CEO of Atlanta–based Help Bond...