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Howard Law School Alumna Launches Black-Owned Yacht Charter Business

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Howard Law School Alumna Launches Black-Owned Yacht Charter Business

Every season is yacht season! Sheila Ruffin is the owner of a new boutique travel agency, Soca Caribbean Yacht Charters (SCYC), Black Enterprise reports. The Hampton University and Howard Law School graduate first thought of the idea to open a yacht charter company after landing a job on the island of St. Thomas. While practicing law, she decided she wanted to get into the travel business. “I googled yacht agencies that were one-stop-shops, but I couldn’t find any. This gave me an idea of what I could do. Plus, I couldn’t find any people of color within the industry. Therefore,...

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Icons Whitney Houston & Biggie To Be Inducted Into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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Icons Whitney Houston & Biggie To Be Inducted Into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

It's really happening! Legendary singer Whitney Houston and iconic rapper The Notorious B.I.G. will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (HOF). Last year we reported about the 2020 HOF nominees which included our beloved Whitney and the only Christopher we acknowledge, Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace.  The nominations were a first for both artists and included other cultural icons such as Rufus & Chaka Khan who have been nominated three times so far. Houston and Wallace are receiving their posthumous inductions alongside rock bands, the Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, T. Rex and Depeche Mode. Artists are...

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Akon Signs Official Documents To Build AKON CITY in Senegal

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Akon Signs Official Documents To Build AKON CITY in Senegal

Singer and songwriter Akon just signed a memorandum of agreement to build his own city in Senegal, The Grio reports.  Some time ago, Akon was gifted a 2,000-acre plot of land by the President of Senegal, Macky Sall. Last month, Akon spoke to media mogul Nick Cannon about his plans to build AKON CITY, which he calls, "Crypto City." “It’s all renewable, the Akon-tainment solar city. It’s all renewable. [It’s] a real physical place, it’s going to have a real airport. It’s a 10-year building block so we’re doing it in stages. We started construction in March and stage two...

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Ayesha & Stephen Curry’s Foundation Is Helping To End Childhood Hunger Across The U.S.

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Ayesha & Stephen Curry’s Foundation Is Helping To End Childhood Hunger Across The U.S.

Now this is a cause worth fighting for! Ayesha and Stephen Curry’s Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation partnered with No Kid Hungry to help fight childhood hunger across the United States, PR Newswire reports. The Curry’s became the first National Spokesfamily for No Kid Hungry, a national movement to end childhood hunger across the country. The partnership allows the duo to expand their mission of providing children with access to healthy food and a quality education. Since 2015, the Currys have been working to serve children and families in the Bay Area. With this new partnership, they will invest in programmatic...

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Netflix Renews Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Raising Dion’ For Season 2

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Netflix Renews Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Raising Dion’ For Season 2

We’re already renewing our Netflix subscription! Michael B. Jordan’s hit Netflix series, Raising Dion, has officially been renewed for Season 2, Deadline reports.  The first season of the superhero series launched fall 2019 and found success among viewers. The story follows single mom Nicole Reese (Alisha Wainwright) as she struggles to raise her son Dion (Ja’Siah Young), after the death of her husband Mark (Michael B. Jordan). If that wasn’t complicated enough, Nicole soon discovers that 8-year-old Dion has superpowers.  Raising Dion was named one of Netflix’s 10 most popular series of 2019. It was also the #1 most popular...

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