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60 Black-Owned Alternatives to Starbucks

By: Samara Lynn

The incident of two black men recently arrested for doing just what about anyone at one time or another has done at Starbuck’s—sit and wait to meet an acquaintance—resulted in mass outrage. Many expressed indignation over young black men, again, subjected to mistreatment in yet another situation that can be...

5 Black Pulitzer Prize Winners Who Made History

By: Selena Hill

On Monday, it was announced that Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2017 critically acclaimed album, DAMN, making him the first rapper to receive the honor. In addition to marking the first time that a music Pulitzer was given to a hip-hop album, this also sets a new...

Top WNBA Salaries vs. NBA Salaries [2018 Update]

By: Selena Hill

The most talented college basketball players in the nation were drafted into the WNBA Thursday night, including top draft pick A’ja Wilson. Inevitably, the lives of 36 young women will drastically change now that they have realized their dreams of playing professional ball. However, along with this exciting new beginning...

NBA Drafts Gamers for Its New NBA 2K League

By: Selena Hill

For the first time in history, video gamers who lack the physical prowess to make it to the NBA can realize their hoop dreams of playing professional basketball thanks to a new e-sports league. Last week, the NBA and 2K Sports held an inaugural draft for the newly created NBA...

Millennials Make Moves In Memphis 50 Years After King’s Assassination

By: Charlene Rhinehart

April 4th is a day that will forever be in the hearts of African Americans who sought to fight a system of inequality and oppression. It was the day that famed civil rights leader and activist, Martin Luther King Jr., was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968....

Nipsey Hussle Wants to Bridge the Gap Between the Inner City and Silicon Valley

By: Mia N. Hall

    Visionary artist and multipreneur Nipsey Hussle has been building the foundation for his latest album Victory Lap over the last decade. By staying focused, watching trends, and strategically using his skills, he is set to disrupt the music and technology industries, one venture at a time. Hussle’s Victory Lap comes on the heels...

Keeping Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Alive In Memphis

By: Selena Hill

All eyes will turn to Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4 in remembrance of one of the most tragic events in American history. Exactly 50 years ago, the life of the nation’s greatest freedom fighter was taken by a bullet in 1968. The painstaking moment occurred while Dr. Martin Luther King...

Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell Says He’s Not Guilty Of Fraud

By: Adedamola Agboola

Just days after being charged by federal prosecutors, Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell, Houston megachurch pastor and longtime spiritual adviser to former President George W. Bush, took to the alter of his church on Easter Sunday to defend himself. According to KHOU11, Cadwell told his parishioners that the indictments against him were...

3 Tech Tips to Help You Move

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Relocating for business can be a massive hassle, especially if your current company isn’t involved in expenses or execution. Here are three tips that will make your transition much more seamless. 3 Tips on How to Relocate Credit Having a great score is a must. Make sure that your credit...

Study: Even When Born Into Wealth, Many Black Boys Destined to Become Poor

By: Adedamola Agboola

For decades, economists and TV talking heads have studied and debated economic inequality and racial income disparity in America, often attributing the root causes to class, residential segregation, or discrimination to differences in family structure and even genetics. A new extensive study conducted by The Equality of Opportunity Project, analyzed...

Not Just Meghan Markle: Here Are 6 Royal Black Women Around the World

By: Janell Hazelwood

Since the announcement of her engagement to British royal family member and unlikely heir to the throne—he’s sixth in line—Prince Harry, the microscope has been on Meghan Markle. Every detail is being inspected about her life including her family life. She is the product of a white father and black...