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Did Omarosa Resign or Was She Fired? -- She Says She Was Not Terminated and Denies Reports of a Confrontation at the White House


Nationwide — Omarosa Manigault Newman, President Donald Trump’s aide who resigned earlier this week, says that she was not terminated or escorted off White House premises, but simply “resigned to […]

More Than 10 Women Are Accusing Russell Simmons of Sexual Misconduct -- and 4 Say They Were Raped!

Russell Simmons

Nationwide — Russell Simmons, known as the grandfather of Hip-Hop and the founder of Def Jam Records, is the latest male celebrity under fire as more than 10 women now […]

Tiffany Haddish Didn't Get Nominated For a Golden Globe -- and Jada Pinkett-Smith is Not Happy About It!

Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith

Nationwide — The 2018 Golden Globe nominations have been announced, and as usual there are some very talented minority actors who aren’t on the list. One of those is the […]

Oprah Signs New $70 Million Deal With Discovery Networks -- Will Continue as CEO of OWN Until 2025

Oprah Winfrey

Discovery Communications has completed an agreement with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo, Inc. to increase its ownership stake in its successful OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network joint venture.

30th Anniversary Honoring the 1st Black $Billion Dealmaker, Reginald F. Lewis, Titan of Business, Humanitarian, Civil Rights Activist and Loving Family Man

The late Reginald F. Lewis

— Millennials know who P. Diddy, Jay-Z, Daymond John, Bethenny Frankel, and many other new moguls are. Learn about the man that paved the way for entrepreneurs to elevate their […]

Congrats to Miss South Africa, But Here's Why Miss Jamaica Should Have Won the Miss Universe Title!

Miss Jamaica

Nationwide — Miss South Africa, 22-year old Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, was the winner of this year’s Miss Universe pageant, but many people feel that Miss Jamaica, 23-year old Davina Bennett, was […]

Master P's New Premium Rum Brand, Sugar Skull Rum, Partners With NASCAR

Master P promotes his new Sugar Skull Rum at a NASCAR event

Nationwide — Sugar Skull Rum is rapidly growing nationally and is extremely excited to be in a new partnership with NASCAR. “There are plenty of opportunities for both companies. This […]

Actor Earle Hyman, Best Known as Grandpa Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," Dies at 91

Earle Hyman

Nationwide — Earle Hyman, the veteran stage, television and film actor best known for playing Bill Cosby’s father, Russell Huxtable on The Cosby Show has passed away. He was 91, […]

Chrisette Michele, Who Sang For Donald Trump's Inauguration, Just Released a Song Called 'Black Lives Matter'

Chrisette Michele

Nationwide — R&B singer Chrisette Michele was heavily criticized when she sang for Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, and now the criticism continues with the release of her new single “Black […]

Tiffany Haddish Makes History With SNL Debut -- Becomes First Black Woman Standup Comedian to Ever Host the Show!

Tiffany Haddish

Nationwide — Comedian Tiffany Haddish is making headlines for her hilarious debut appearance on Saturday Night Live. She is reportedly the first Black woman standup comedian to ever host the […]

Tyrese Apologizes For His Bizarre Behavior -- Says, "I Don't Have A Mental Illness... I Am in the Clear Now!"


Nationwide — Tyrese has an explanation for all the recent erractic posts on his Instagram account. The actor and singer says his weird behavior is to be blamed on a […]

Morehouse Grad’s DVDs Tell Black Stories

History on Video

Nationwide — Morehouse College graduate, Rex Barnett, has produced one of the largest documentary catalogs in the nation featuring Black achievers. “We have to own our own media companies that […]

Man Claims Janet Jackson Video Shoot Left His Home in a Wreck

Janet Jackson video shoot

Nationwide — A man named David Tate claims that a music video production company used his home in July 2015 to film the music video for Janet Jackson’s song, “No […]

Jill Scott Files For Divorce, Saying It's "Unsafe" to Stay Together; Her Husband Responds Calling Her an "Evil Woman"

Jill Scott

Nationwide — After just one year of marriage, singer and actress Jill Scott has filed for divorce from her husband, Mike Dobson. According to TMZ, the 45-year old is citing […]

Following the Success of "The New Edition Story," BET is Now Planning to Air "The Bobby Brown Story" in Fall 2018

The Bobby Brown Story

Nationwide — BET is planning to air a TV biopics about the life and career of singer Bobby Brown. It will be a follow-up to the network’s record-breaking hit series, […]

After New Jazz Sitcom Goes Live, White College Students Rant Saying "Jazz Was Saved By White People" and "Black People Don't Listen to it Anymore"

Giant Steps TV Show

New York, NY — A controversy arose on social media following a recent BlackNews.com story entitled, “Giant Steps TV Show — America’s First Jazz Sitcom Launches on Amazon” which was […]

Did R. Kelly Really Abuse and Starve His Ex-Girlfriend?

R. Kelly and DJ Kitty

Nationwide — Since 1996, singer and songwriter R. Kelly has been the subject of sexual misconduct allegations by young women. And now his latest ex-girlfriend, DJ Kitti Jones, is claiming […]

Tyrese Says Will Smith and Jada Gave Him $5 Million and Asked Him to Stay Off the Internet

Tyrese and Will Smith

Nationwide — After posting a series of frustrating and disappointing messages posted on social media by Tyrese, the actor and singer finally has some good news. He says that Will […]

Financial Educator Claims Jay-Z's Album 4:44 is the Most Important Piece of Work for the Advancement of Black People

Ash Cash and Jay-Z

— Also creates financial curriculum & college tour to teach wealth building concepts in album — New York, NY — Many are applauding Jay-Z’s 13th studio album 4:44 for its […]

Beyonce to Star in Disney's New "Lion King" Film -- Also Starring James Earl Jones, Alfre Woodard, Chiwetel Ejiofor and More!

Beyonce starring in Disney's Lion King film

Nationwide — Disney has announced the cast for the upcoming live-action Lion King film to be released in 2019. Megastar Beyoncé will be playing the role of Nala.

UMC – Urban Movie Channel Announces New Fall Comedy Series “Minimum Wage”

Minimum Wage on UMC

From the Winners of the “New Normal Writing Contest” Through ColorCreative and Adaptive Studios — UMC Also Adds Popular Canadian Drama Series 19-2 — Los Angeles, CA — Following its […]

Meet the Two Richest Black Women in the World (Yes, There are Two!)

Richest Black women in the world

Very few of the world’s wealthiest people are Black, and even fewer are Black women. Most of the richest tycoons tend to be white and Asian men, with very few […]

Colin Kaepernick Has Reportedly Signed a $1 Million Book Deal -- And He's Selling His Own Line of Merchandise Online

Colin Kaepernick

NFL quarterback turned civil rights activist, Colin Kaepernick, is not playing professional football right now, but he has found another way to generate revenue. He reportedly has been offered $1 […]

From Ray Charles to Morehouse to Bebe Winans and Beyond -- A Mother and Son's Musical Love Story

Philip Brandong with his mother, Brenda Davis

Nationwide — One good listen to bass singer supreme Los Angeles native Phillip Brandon’s impressive just-released CD The Story Begins reveals influences from a range of artists stretching from Sammy […]

Attention Graduating HS Seniors: The Tom Joyner Foundation Now Accepting Applications Full Ride Scholarship Program

Tom Joyner pointing

— One student will win a scholarship to cover all expenses to an HBCU of their choice, joining an impressive group of previous “Full Ride” Scholars — Dallas, TX — […]

Master P Says, "The Only Way to Have a Voice, A Freedom of Expression, is Through Ownership!"

Global Mixed Gender Basketball

Nationwide — Professional athletes are trying to exercise their First Amendment rights by kneeling or standing to the national anthem during NFL and NBA games. Master P says, “What makes […]

Tom Joyner Announces Retirement -- But Rumors About Him Being Forced Out of the Company Are Not True!

Tom Joyner

Dallas, TX — Tom Joyner, founder and host of the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show says that he will soon be retiring in 2019. His long-time co-host, Sybil Wilkes, will […]

Cymphonique Sings Like Beyonce and Has Hands Like Laila Ali

Cymphonique boxing

Nationwide — Cymphonique is only 20, but has over 10 years of hard work blood sweat and tears into her music career. The Hip Hop R&B superstar sacrifices and dedicates […]

Toya Wright’s Brother, Walter Johnson, Releases New Book and Offers an Apology to Rapper Lil Wayne

Lions and Legends by Walter Johnson

New Orleans, LA — Walter “Trifelon” Johnson, BET Reality Star of Toya: A Family Affair, has released his memoir titled Lions and Legends: Murder, Music, Mayhem and A Family Secret […]

UMC - Urban Movie Channel's October "Thrills & Chills" Features Exclusive Premiere of Hogtown, The Good Wifey; and Redrum


Los Angeles, CA — UMC – Urban Movie Channel’s “Thrills & Chills” collection features a nice crop of murder mystery and horror films to indulge in this October. Beginning on […]

R&B Star Barachi Still On Tour; Album Set to Drop Via GMUSIC in Spring 2018 With Tracks Featuring Rick Ross, Trick Daddy & Trina, and Zoey Dollaz


New York, NY — For those who have not yet been seduced by the smooth modern sound of Barachi’s hit debut project “Therapy,” now is the chance for a formal […]

27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards Announces Nominations

NAACP Theatre Awards

Beverly Hills, CA — The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch’s Theatre Viewing Committee announces nominations for the 27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. This year’s nominee roster is overwhelmingly filled with multiple […]

Percy Miller aka Master P -- From The Projects to Forbes

Master P

New Orleans, LA — Percy Miller also known as Master P is a money, power and business tycoon. Regarding his success, he comments, “I couldn’t just be a street guy. […]

Master P's GMGB Co-Ed Professional Basketball League Makes History!

GMGB Basketball League

New Orleans, LA — Global Mixed Gender Basketball (GMGB) is the first league to put both male and female pro-athletes to compete on the basketball court simultaneously. Most people questioned […]

Even Oprah Had to Fight Depression -- Find Out How She Did It!

Oprah Winfrey

Many people have the misconception that depression is a white man’s disease. It is not. Black people also suffer from depression but are more reluctant to talk about it or […]

SonyRED and GMUSIC Emerging Star Announces HBCU College Tour


— Barachi Set to Showcase Tracks from the Highly Anticipated Visual Album ‘Therapy.’ — New York, NY — Miami-based R&B singer/songwriter/actor/ producer Barachi announces an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & […]

Lebron James, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan Slam President Trump for Calling Out Black Athletes

Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Lebron James

Nationwide — It’s not just about the NFL anymore! Three NBA champions have publicly spoken out against President Donald Trump’s recent derogatory comments directed towards Black athletes. When he referred […]

United Negro College Fund/ Michael Jackson Scholarship Now Open For African American Students

Michael Jackson Scholarship

The Michael Jackson scholarship provides financial assistance to communication arts and social science students attending a UNCF college/university during the current academic year. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of […]

Beyonce Releases a $300 Coffee Table Book and Box Set -- And Its Selling Out Everywhere!

Beyonce's How to Make Lemonade Box Set

Beyonce has once again proven herself to be an innovative artist and entrepreneur with the recent release of a box set that compliments her Lemonade album which sold 2.5 million […]

Star-Studded Film Directed by the Late Tommy Ford, "Switching Lanes," Now Available on UMC - Urban Movie Channel

Switching Lanes

— Also Coming to UMC this Month: “Light Girls,” Counterpart to the Compelling Bill Duke Documentary “Dark Girls” and more — Los Angeles, CA — A star-studded portrayal of racism […]

Dennis Williams' Original Stage Play, "Love & Therapy Gone Wrong," Coming to Howard University

Dennis Williams' Love and Therapy Gone Wrong

— The hit stage play will be showing on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7pm — Washington, DC — Dennis Williams’ 4-time sold out hit stage play, Love & Therapy […]

Black Actor, Singer, Songwriter Barachi Electrifies Las Vegas


— GMUSIC Brings Black Artist’s Live Performances to Area’s Hottest Venues Ahead of 2018 Album Release. — Las Vegas, NV — Miami-based singer/ songwriter/ actor/ producer Barachi sparked electricity and […]

Master P's New "Day Runner" App is Ready For Wall Street -- Has the Potential to be Bigger Than Uber!

Master P's new Day Runner app

Nationwide — Businessman Percy “Master P” Miller, Marvin Walker, and the Day Runner Technology Team have created an app that’s a game changer for the fast-paced courier and delivery service […]

Mary J. Blige Opens Up About Depression, Alcohol Abuse, and Other Bad Choices That Nearly Killed Her

Mary J. Blige

Superstar Mary J. Blige appears to have it all together. She is a singer, songwriter, model, record producer and actress who started her career in music by singing background on […]

What Oprah Winfrey Taught Steve Harvey About Business -- She Told Him, "Steve, the Key To Your Success is..."

Steve Havey With Oprah Winfrey

Steve Harvey admits that he wants to be a mogul like Oprah. “I’d love to build one of the greatest media empires of all time. Oprah’s done it,” he said […]

Bill Cosby Told Steve Harvey to Stay Away From Him -- But Not Because of What You May Be Thinking!

Bill Cosby and Steve Harvey

Nationwide — When Steve Harvey first heard about the allegations against Bill Cosby, he says he immediately reached out to him to lend a hand of support. Cosby took his […]

8 Black Celebrities That Own Restaurants, Fast Food Chains, and Sports Bars

Unless a restaurant bears the celebrity’s name, most people would never know that it is owned by a celebrity. Here are 8 well-known black celebrities and the restaurants, fast food […]

Master P's New Orleans Gators Just Got Bigger -- Signing Big Baby Glen Davis, Stromile Swift, and Tyrus Thomas

New Orleans Gators

Nationwide — The New Orleans Gators have signed the Louisiana Connection, all former LSU Tigers and ex-NBA stars with plenty more pro-basketball left in their game: Big Baby Glen Davis, […]