Wanted: A Few Good Black Men

Wanted: A Few Good Black Men

An Atlanta-based college has partnered with an online education provider to increase their 51-percent graduation rate to 100 percent. Read on to find out which high-profile school is looking to reclaim its nongraduated alumni.

24-Hour Black News Channel Soon?

The first 24-hour Black News Channel is expected to launch November 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM The cable network is the brainchild of J.C. Watts, Jr., former U.S Representative (R-Oklahoma) now BNC chairman. And veteran journalist Bob Brilliante who will serve as the cable network’s CEO. 

Black Lives Images – Going Once, Twice, Sold!

It’s an end of an era as Johnson Publishing Company’s iconic photo archive collection is expected to go on the auction block.  But if you head up to Boston’s Colby Museum, you may get a final glimpse of what could be the last time the 

Book Notes: Fight Like a Girl

Fighting with someone you love is no different than fighting with someone you dislike – both threaten your security in some way. Whether it is a lover who is threatened by your strength, a co-worker who is threatened by your skills and your unique ability 

FENTY: OPEN FOR BUSINESS

  The multihyphenate humanitarian, music and entertainment, fashion and beauty mogul  Robyn Rihanna Fenty can now add the first black woman to head a major fashion house, as she joins forces with LVMH (Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE) the luxury consumer goods conglomerate. Rihanna 

Still in “Control”

The iconic Ms. Jackson (“Janet, if you’re Nasty”), Newest Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Class of 2019, will celebrate her Las Vegas Residency with the reissue of her 3rd studio album  “CONTROL”  in vinyl.   The multi-platinum album, first released February 4, 1986, had 

Byline | EBONY Magazine 2018

Check out my two feature articles in EBONY Sept 2018 Fashion Issue. I had the pleasure to speak with the indefatigable Emmy Award-nominated lead actress and TV show creator, Issa Rae. I write about her experience with the Peabody award-winning HBO series “Insecure” and how 

Rap*s New Generation

  The writing was on the wall. The New Generation arrived with a mic in one hand, a yes, yes, Y’all on their lips and two turntables and speakers set to spin. Hip Hop wasn’t just a music revolution; it was a political movement. It 

Blitter – An ISM-Free Social Network?

Blitter, a new social networking app created by Patrick Francis, made its debut on October 5, 2017. The Blitter profile listed in the iTunes Store indicates:         “Blitter is a social network built on love, passion, and empathy. Blitter does not condone 

Spotlight on Forgotten Black Women of Early Hollywood

In the first half of the 20th century, black women were largely relegated to playing mammy and jezebel roles. A new exhibition reveals how as early as 100 years ago, independent black filmmakers presented complex portrayals of women of color. Source: Forgotten Black Women of 

How to Be a Successful Black Woman

In a new MoMA show, the twenty-nine-year-old “conceptual entrepreneur” Martine Syms takes on lessons in etiquette. She stalks film and television history for images of black women performing the mundane” Source: How to Be a Successful Black Woman

Black-Owned Major Film Studio

Question:  What is the name of a major film studio (production and film distribution) that has majority African-American/black ownership. Wikipedia defines major film studio is a production and film distributor  that releases a substantial number of films annually and consistently commands a significant share of box office  

All Black Media: Making Movies (and Moves) that Matter

Actress Garcelle Beauvais and producer Lisa L. Wilson have teamed up to form Beauvais Wilson Productions, a multi-media production company that will focus on making movies that matter. Source: Garcelle Beauvais, Lisa L. Wilson Form Multi-Media Production Company

#ShePersisted  How TSR Founder built her Digital Media Empire.

Angelica Nwandu merged her celebrity obsession and love of writing to create The Shade Room. For the first nine months, I was blogging on my own — all day, all night, and I didn’t sleep. I didn’t make any money. Friends would say, “You’re wasting