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Hip Hop Icons Will.i.am, The Beat Junkies, and More Honored at MojaMoja's 10th Anniversary of Music Discovery in Los Angeles

MojaMoja 10th anniversary

Los Angeles, CA — MojaMoja celebrated its 10th Anniversary of music discovery on February 10th at the Avalon Hollywood. The brunch benefit concert was attended by more than 250 cultural […]

Black Mothers (and Grandmothers) Love This New Song From Singer Allen Watty -- It's Music You Can Feel!

Allen Watty

— New R&B/Pop song “Baby Brother” by Allen Watty tells a sad, often untold story about parents dealing with their children in prison — Nationwide — Indie artist Allen Watty […]

Rappers Jay-Z, Nas and Snoop Invest In Free Cryptocurrency & Stock-Trading App

Nas, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg

What do Jay-Z, Nasir Jones (also known as Nas), and Snoop Dogg have in common? Aside from being Black Americans, being successful music stars, and having big bank accounts, they […]

Meet the First Ever African-American Hockey Player to Play in the Winter Olympics

Jordan Greenway, first African American player on US Hockey team

Nationwide — Jordan Greenway, a 20-year-old ice hockey player, joins the Team USA at the Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He is making history as the first-ever African […]

4th Annual Denton Black Film Festival, the Largest Ever, Announces Award-Winning Films

Denton Black Film Festival

— More than 5,000 attendees participated in the weekend-long cultural celebration, featuring “Steps,” with Rob Morgan, leading actor in “Mudbound,” the Oscar-nominated movie — Denton, TX — Celebrating its largest […]

Is Mo'Nique Really Worth $20 Million Like Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock?

Mo'Nique

Nationwide — Besides being a comedienne on-cam, Mo’Nique has been known for her strong-willed personality. In her latest issue, she asks her fans and supporters to boycott Netflix as she […]

How Rapper 50 Cent Made Millions of Dollars from Bitcoin

50 Cent

The fluctuating and declining rates of bitcoin may be really frustrating for those who just recently invested. But rapper 50 Cent is already reaping the fruits of his early bitcoin […]

Former “That’s So Raven” Actor, Orlando Brown, Arrested... Again!

Orlando Brown mugshot

Barstow, CA — Ex-Disney actor and former That’s So Raven star Orlando Brown has always been in trouble with the law for DUI, drug possession, and several other cases. Recently, the […]

UMC - Urban Movie Channel Nabs Exclusive SVOD Rights for OWN's "Black Love" Docuseries

Black Love now on Urban Movie Channel

— Episodes Begin Streaming February 2, 2018 — — UMC Also Exclusively Premieres New Romantic Comedy, “Couple’s Night” on February 9, 2018 — Los Angeles, CA — Following its record […]

Jay-Z Will Be the First Guest on CNN's New "The Van Jones Show"

Jay-Z and Van Jones

Nationwide — The Van Jones Show is off to a great start. With Jay-Z as the first guest on its debut episode on January 27, it would surely be a show […]

Mike Tyson to Cash in on the Medical Marijuana Industry -- Plans to Build a 40-Acre Resort!

Mike Tyson, founder of Tyson Ranch

Mike Tyson has broken grounds for his new venture, Tyson Ranch, a multi-purpose farm resort in Southern California. But he will not be raising cattle or crops. Rather, he will […]

Random House Children's Books and Just Us Books Collaborate to Publish Multicultural Middle-Grade Anthology to Inspire Young Activists

Wade and Cheryl Hudson, founders of Just Us Books

— “We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices” will feature original works from such diverse authors and artists as Kwame Alexander, Sharon Draper, Ellen Oh, Andrea Pippins, Jason Reynolds, […]

Actors Danny Glover and Delroy Lindo to Address From the Fire Summer Leadership Academy for Minority Teen Males at Princeton University

Delroy Lindo, Danny Glover, and the From the Fire Leadership Academy logo

New York, NY — Personal development, empowerment, and accountability are the focuses of the new From the Fire: Leadership Academy for Young Men operated by At the Well Conferences, Inc. […]

Black-Owned Hair Care and Skin Care Brand, Launched By Celebrity Personal Groomer, Creating Opportunities For Young Entrepreneurs and Partners

Curtis Smith, founder of Xotics by Curtis Smith

— Xotics by Curtis Smith Hair and Skin Care Products is Creating Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs and Affiliate Partners. — Middletown, NY — While the Xotics by Curtis Smith collection […]

What’s Streaming on UMC - Urban Movie Channel in January 2018

Better Mus' Come film

Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Film, BETTER MUS’ COME; David E. Talbert Classic HE SAY SHE SAY… BUT WHAT DOES GOD SAY; Fraternity Exposé, HE AIN’T HEAVY: PLEDGING UNDERGROUND; and More Los […]

Wendy Raquel Robinson to Host the 27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards Honoring Legendary Thespians Jenifer Lewis, Anika Noni Rose, Brandon Victor Dixon

NAACP Theatre Awards Host and Honorees

Beverly Hills, CA — The Beverly Hills/ Hollywood NAACP Branch announces this year’s host and extraordinary honorees for the 27th Annual NAACP Theatre awards being held on Monday, February 26, […]

UMC - Urban Movie Channel Now Available For Download On Android Devices

Urban Movie Channel app

Los Angeles, CA — Urban Movie Channel (UMC), the first subscription video on demand (SVOD) service created for African American and urban audiences in North America, today announced the arrival […]

Tamba Hali and Masterkraft's Latest Release SAMBA Pulls at the Soul of Your Body to Dance, Keep Moving and Live the Beat

Tamba Hali and Masterkraft

New York, NY — National Football League’s (NFL) Tamba Hali, an All American Liberian born football outside linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, has arrived with the “BEST NEW DANCE […]

Meet the 29-Year Old Entrepreneur Who Spike Lee Wants to Work With

Chad Sanders and Spike Lee

Chad Sanders, a 29-year old tech entrepreneur and rising star, is partnering up with Spike Lee for a new TV series inspired by no other than himself. The series entitled […]

Did Steve Harvey Rip Off His Own Charity? -- And Then Blame It on Oprah and Tyler Perry?

Steve Harvey

Nationwide — TV/ radio host and personality Steve Harvey is being sued by Vincent Dimmock, a man who claims that he ripped him off in a deal to raise millions […]

Charles Barkley Pledges $1 Million For Black Women-Owned Startups, But Says "No Hair Salons!"

Charles Barkeley

Former NBA player and ESPN sports commentator Charles Barkley has pledged $1 million in funding to help Black women in Alabama to start a business. He said his pledge was […]

Is 50 Cent the New Tyler Perry? -- His New "Power" Deal with Starz Has Him Producing 3 TV Shows!

50 Cent

Starz has announced its commitment to Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson by extending his existing exclusive premium overall deal into September 2019. Jackson, an executive producer for the hit series “Power,” […]

UMC - Urban Movie Channel Premieres New Original Travel Series, "World Wide Nate: African Adventures"

World Wide Nate African Adventures

— Travel Expert Nathan Fluellen Takes Viewers on 13-Eps Adventure Across the African Continent — December Slate Also Features: * BP Oil Spill Documentary, VANISHING PEARLS, from Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY; […]

Did She Resign or Was She Fired From the White House? -- Omarosa Explains

Omarosa

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 […]

Russell Simmons in Big Trouble After More Than 10 of His Accusers Say #MeToo

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!"

Tyrese

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 — […]