10-Year-Old Elijah Zelaya Is Competing to Be Gordon Ramsay’s Next MasterChef

His favorite is Haitian recipes! 10-year-old Elijah Zelaya credits his mom with igniting his passion for cooking, WTOP news reports.  “She was on the stove a lot, teaching me new recipes. I became like mom’s little helper. If she needed a seasoning, pass it to her. Or if she needed me to watch the food […]

Hampton Wins First-Ever HBCU Financial Literacy Bowl

Hampton University has won the first-of-its-kind HBCU Financial Literacy Bowl! The Financial Literacy Bowl is a two-phased competition that trains college leaders to teach their peers about personal finance. The first round of the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development’s (SFEPD) inaugural HBCU Financial Literacy Bowl was held virtually. The top three HBCU teams […]

For Chicago-based Entrepreneur Melissa Stinson, Coffee Is Just the Beginning

Melissa Stinson launched Everybody’s Busy, a coffee concept brand and bar that fused her passion for hip-hop and her love of coffee. The creative space centers on hip-hop music and serves as a physical place for people to connect. Stinson has had a diverse career in the TV and film industry, working as a costume […]

6-Year-Old New Jersey Kindergartner Is the Newest Young Genius in Mensa

Her IQ is on the same level as Albert Einstein’s! Declan Lopez is a 6-year-old from New Jersey. Despite only being in kindergarten, her intelligence is light years ahead, with Declan recently becoming the newest member of Mensa, Black Enterprise reports. A global high IQ society founded in 1946, Mensa brings together the world’s brightest […]

Colman Domingo Will Accept Inaugural Chadwick Boseman Vanguard Award

Colman Domingo is a special honoree at the 2024 Black Reel Awards! The actor will receive a prize named after the late Chadwick Boseman. The annual awards show celebrates the excellence of African Americans and the cinematic achievements of the African diaspora in the global entertainment industry, as assessed by the Foundation for the Augmentation of African Americans […]

The Weeknd Provides $2.5M in Aid to Fight Hunger in Gaza

Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye is donating $2.5 million toward emergency humanitarian efforts in Gaza. According to the announcement, the singer’s generosity will account for 4 million emergency meals that could feed more than 173,000 Palestinians for two weeks. The money will come from Tesfaye’s XO Humanitarian Fund. Tesfaye is a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) […]

Oprah Invites Young Fan, Rosie, to ‘The Color Purple’ Premiere

If there’s one thing Oprah‘s going to do, it’s surprise her fans! She decided to invite a young fan named Rosie to The Color Purple premiere. A couple of months ago, the 8-year-old girl went viral for recreating the dinner scene from 1985’s The Color Purple all by herself. Oprah admitted that the scene was a […]

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