Category: News

Tyler Perry helps single mother's family after she was shot to death

Tyler Perry helps single mother’s family after she was shot to death

Last week, a Georgia family thought they might lose their home after their mom was fatally shot outside a bank. Now, thanks to celebrity Tyler Perry, they will keep their home and more. Police said Tynesha Evans’ boyfriend, Othniel Inniss, shot and killed her at a bank in Alpharetta, Georgia, just north of Atlanta. The Evansfamily had been […]

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Marvin Gaye Has His Own U.S. Postal Stamp

Marvin Gaye Has His Own U.S. Postal Stamp

One of the best soul singers of our generation. Marvin Gaye will be receiving his own U.S. postal stamp. This anouncement is coming before his 80th birthday. I remember the day Marvin Gaye past. My mother was sweeping and I was just lounging around. ABC had a special broadcast that came on and pronounce Marvin […]

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Belize News: Is Belize News More Informative Than American News 1

Belize News: Is Belize News More Informative Than American News

            News 7 Belize It was early evening, and our 3rd day living abroad in San Ignacio. Tami started dinner and I grabbed the remote and decided to watch television. After two minutes of browsing through mostly reruns of old TV shows, I stumbled upon Belize Channel 7 news. Although […]

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Kaepernick Thank 2 Players On Kneeling For The Anthem 5

Kaepernick Thank 2 Players On Kneeling For The Anthem

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson (15) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) DENVER (AP) — Colin Kaepernick called them his brothers. Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert […]

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Joe Jackson, musical patriarch of iconic show-biz family, dies at 89 7

Joe Jackson, musical patriarch of iconic show-biz family, dies at 89

Joseph “Joe” Walter Jackson, the patriarch and architect of the iconic Jackson entertainment family industry, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 89. News of his death was first reported by TMZ. There was no immediate comment from his family. Jackson had a complicated history overseeing the careers of his children — including superstars Michael […]

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The Rock Steady Career of Fishbone's Angelo Moore 8

The Rock Steady Career of Fishbone’s Angelo Moore

  Description: Revered for his work with the band Fishbone in the largely white underground music scene, Angelo Moore is one of the most underrated musicians of our time. Ageless, dapper, and eternally cool, Angelo Moore is one of the most underappreciated musical artists of our time. Best known as the lead vocalist/saxophonist of the […]

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Finding Best Communities in Dubai? Consider These 5 Luxury Living Places 9

Finding Best Communities in Dubai? Consider These 5 Luxury Living Places

One of the most lavish, and therefore most costly locations and towns in Dubai have been unveiled by a current market study, and we’ve already been bemoaning since that time. Even though rental prices in the wasteland town have been dropping after residents’ expectations, most of these places still control housing costs of up to […]

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Lt. Col. Luke Weathers Jr. Flight Academy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

OBAP to launch Luke Weathers Flight Academy with ribbon cutting ceremony and Memphis area youth WHAT: Lt. Col. Luke Weathers Jr. Flight Academy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony WHEN: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 11:30 am WHERE: 8420 Hacks Cross Road, Olive Branch, MS, 38654 Memphis, TN (June 5, 2018) – The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) is cutting the ribbon […]

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse 11

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse

Black Entrepreneur Spotlight Series We would greatly appreciate it if you could tell us a little about your company. Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse is a comic book store, coffee shop, and community geek space.  Our mission is to act as a social hub for geeks, especially geeks that are usually underrepresented and/or mistreated in the […]

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7 Ways to Persist When Everything in You Wants to Give Up 14

7 Ways to Persist When Everything in You Wants to Give Up

Never give up! It’s a common phrase, but always easier said than done. There are several times when no matter how hard you try, giving up seems the only best way out. If you have reached such a stage, you can use certain methods to motivate yourself.   Watching the people around you can motivate, […]

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Single Parent Coalition 15

Single Parent Coalition

Black Entrepreneur Spotlight Series Stephanie  Harris  Up  Close……… Tell us a little about SPC? Single Parent Coalition, “SPC” started out of my personal experience in having to navigate through the unknown obstacles of child custody.  No mother wants to be separated from her children.  It is a mother’s natural quality to be a nurturer, encourager, […]

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Backatown 17

Backatown

Black Entrepreneur Spotlight Series   Backatown   We would greatly appreciate it if you could tell us a little about your company.   Backatown is a black-owned coffee boutique designed to reflect the unique personality and charm of old Storyville on historic Basin Street. There is something for everyone here. In addition to premium coffee and […]

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Boon Boona 20

Boon Boona

Black Entrepreneur Spotlight Series We would greatly appreciate it if you could tell us a little about your company. Boon Boona Coffee was established in 2012 with a focus on specialty coffees from the birthplace of coffee, East Africa. Since 2012 Boon Boona Coffee has built relationships with coffee farmers across several East African nations – Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania. […]

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The 5 most recognized defense mechanisms

  A self-defense mechanism is a person’s subconscious way of dealing with a certain event, emotion or feeling that did not go his or her way therefore bringing with it some undesirable consequences. There are some basic ways in which a person can deal with them and they are as follows. Denial Denial is a […]

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ETS "Empowerment Through Sports" 22

ETS “Empowerment Through Sports”

Black Entrepreneur Spotlight Series We would greatly appreciate it if you could tell us a little about your company. Empowerment Through Sports is a non-profit organization that is structured around the binding principles of faith, family, and community. We provide mentorship, tutoring, sports recreation leagues/training, and community service projects. What was your child hood aspirations? […]

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Bill and Melinda Gates Are Paying Off Nigeria’s $76 Million Debt to Japan 24

Bill and Melinda Gates Are Paying Off Nigeria’s $76 Million Debt to Japan

As some leaders are increasing their focus on issues solely within their own borders, Bill and Melinda Gates continue to show the importance of looking outward — and they’ve demonstrated this yet again by announcing they will settle Nigeria’s $76 million debt to Japan. Nigeria’s debt to Japan is the result of Overseas Development Assistance […]

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Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Black Wealth 25

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Black Wealth

  Chances are you’ve heard or read the word “bitcoin” in some forum or platform over the last few months. Whether your coworkers tried to pitch you on a group investment, or your friends kept “hash-tagging” it all over your timeline, the constant exposure has surely plucked at your curiosity at this point. So what […]

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Russell Simmons Steps Down After Sexual Assault Allegation 28

Russell Simmons Steps Down After Sexual Assault Allegation

Russell Simmons is stepping down from his companies in the wake of an accusation of harassment and sexual assault. Simmons, the founder of hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings and CEO of Rush Communications, released a statement on Thursday after screenwriter Jenny Lumet accused him of forcing her to have sex with him in 1991. […]

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Robert Guillaume, TV’s Benson, Passed at 89 29

Robert Guillaume, TV’s Benson, Passed at 89

Best known for his role as Benson DuBois in the television series Soap and the spinoff Benson, Robert Guillaume was an accomplished operatic singer and stage actor. He was also a sensitive man whose turbulent personal life reflected a troubled childhood. He died Tuesday at the age of 89 from complications of prostate cancer. Born […]

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President Trumps Divisive Comments Overshadows Kaepernick's Initial Protest Message 30

President Trumps Divisive Comments Overshadows Kaepernick’s Initial Protest Message

Has the narrative changed this past weekend? Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest was about social injustice, police violence against African Americans, and racial inequality in America. Trumps controversial comments over the weekend stirred up a lot of noise, or should I say a distraction from the real message. Mainstream media across the board is in […]

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Philando Castile’s Legacy of Helping His Students Pay for Their Lunches Lives On 31

Philando Castile’s Legacy of Helping His Students Pay for Their Lunches Lives On

Philando Castile was known as a caring man at the St. Paul, Minn., school where he worked as a cafeteria supervisor. He cared so much for the children he served that he often paid for their lunches himself when they were unable to, and now, thanks to a local college professor, that generosity will continue […]

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Beyoncé responds to Houston hurricane: We will help as many as we can 33

Beyoncé responds to Houston hurricane: We will help as many as we can

Beyoncé is ready to help her hometown in the wake of the destruction left by Hurricane Harvey. “My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help,” the singer told The Houston Chronicle in […]

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Comedian And Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies At 84 35

Comedian And Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies At 84

Dick Gregory, the comedian and civil rights crusader, died Saturday. He was 84. His family announced the news on his public Facebook page. “It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, DC,” his son Christian […]

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Baltimore Wastes No Time, Tears Down Confederate Monuments 37

Baltimore Wastes No Time, Tears Down Confederate Monuments

And there they go. Lee and Jackson sailing through air onto flatbed truck in Baltimore at 3:40 AM. An amazing sight. pic.twitter.com/4SzRYRiVOB — Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) August 16, 2017 Baltimore took quick action after showing its hand, removing Confederate statues across the city in the early morning hours of Wednesday morning, just one day after […]

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