Influencer Brandon Jinx Creates Nike’s First-Ever Morehouse College Shoe

A Morehouse College graduate is honoring the school with its own Nike shoe! Influencer Brandon ‘Jinx’ Jenkins recently announced that the Morehouse sneaker he worked to design as part of a collaboration with Nike is available for purchase. The Nike Terminator High features the college’s signature colors and the Maroon Tiger mascot. After being contacted […]

Landlord Gifts Tenants Free Rent for the Holidays

Christmas came early this year! Britni M. Ricard, the founder and CEO of Cota Skincare, decided to give back this year by surprising her tenants with free rent in the month of December. “MERRY CHRISTMAS,” she wrote on Instagram. “Many of you know I am the owner of a 10-unit complex. While I’m always finding […]

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 […]

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 […]

Black Couple Creates National Diversity Golf Program for HBCUs

Angel Rich-Jones and her husband, Karl Jones, are helping Black people golf! The couple has launched a non-profit partnership with Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) member and President of PGA REACH Middle-Atlantic, J.P. Lunn, to launch a signature program called 4tee Acres. It is purposed to provide students of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with access to […]

Renowned Food Journalist Toni Tipton-Martin Releases New Book of Cocktails

Toni Tipton-Martin is chronicling how Black people contribute to American cocktail culture. Tipton-Martin’s new cocktail book, Juke Joints, Jazz Clubs and Juice: Cocktails From Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks, shares 200 years of African American drinking history. “This is really a work of investigative journalism. It’s not just a book of cocktails,” Tipton-Martin, a James […]

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