The Baton Rouge Natural Hair Expo Returns Bigger & Better

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Baton Rouge, LA (November 17, 2017) – The Baton Natural Hair Expo returns to the city Sunday at The Belle of Baton Rouge. This time the event will feature a new component to the expo called the Stylist Corner. The Read more

B&E News: “Get Out” Nomination is an Insult, Trump’s Impeachment, & More

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“Get Out” Nomination for Best Comedy is an Insult Yesterday, it was announced that Universal Studios submitted Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” as a comedy for the Golden Globes, and many were not pleased, including Peele. In an interview with IndieWire Read more

Director Ava Duvernay To Receive the Industry Visionary Award At the 2018 ABFF Honors

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ACTOR AND COMEDIAN CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER TO HOST ANNUAL CEREMONY  Show Returns to Los Angeles Sunday, February 25, 2018    #ABFFHonors Today, ABFF Ventures announced the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Honors will return to the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Sunday, Read more

Jeff Sessions at a Loss for Words on Issues Impacting African-Americans

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During his hearing today, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III completely fumbled his answers to questioning on his department’s treatment of African-Americans, specifically in regard to black representation at the DOJ’s senior levels and a heinous FBI report on so-called “black identity Read more

Baton Rouge Man Fatally Shot During Police Escorted DCFS Visit

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A Black man was killed in a police involved shooting during a visit from a Department of Children and Family Services caseworker last night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to the news, 23-year- old Calvin Toney, was fatally shot after Read more

Monday Morning Motivation: Stand in Your Truth

Greetings, Happy Monday! Whenever I have a speaking engagement, I always worry if my subject matter is too “real”, because I’m not a faith based speaker. Like my writing, when I speak, I draw from my life experiences and struggles. Read more

The National Black Programming Consortium Is Now Black Public Media

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The National Black Programming Consortium is Black Public Media (BPM). The 38-year-old media arts institution, the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated solely to media content about the Black experience, has changed its name and relaunched its website, blackpublicmedia.org, a resource for independent producers and Read more

Xfinity Offers HBCU Experience On Demand

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  Just in time to wrap up this year’s exciting homecoming season, Xfinity on Demand’s Black Film & TV destination is proud to present The HBCU Experience, a new and first-of-its-kind content collection celebrating Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) throughout the nation. Read more

Ray J Closes $31 Million Deal to Launch Raycon, His New Electric Transportation Brand

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Ray J, the American singer and television personality, today announces a new $31 million deal securing the launch of his new electronics transportation brand Raycon. The $31 million deal, paid in the form of equity and cash, was finalized between Read more

*** ELECTION NIGHT RECAP *** DEMS WIN BIG BUT BLACK POLITICIANS ARE THE REAL MVPs!

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) November 8, 2017: It’s been one year since Donald Trump shocked the nation by becoming the 45th President of the United States; however, last night’s 2017 election proved that change is coming! From coast to coast, television screens Read more

BET LAUNCHES NEW BINGEWORTHY DIGITAL SCRIPTED SERIES ‘BROOKLYN.BLUE.SKY.’

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THE EIGHT EPISODE WEB SERIES PREMIERES TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, EXCLUSIVELY ON BET.COM BROOKLYN.BLUE.SKY. IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE BEST WEB SERIES AWARD PRESENTED BY XFINITY AT THE 2017 AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL AND BEST WEBISODE AT THE 2017 BRONZELENS FILM FESTIVAL NEW Read more

Justice for Lai Dai Han

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Allegations are continuing to emerge that during the Vietnam War a number of Vietnamese women suffered sexual exploitation at the hands of some of the South Korean soldiers serving alongside US forces, and that as a result, many of these Read more

5 Benefits of a Social Media Fast

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Greetings, I took a social media fast over the weekend. While it seems like I just took one while in the hospital earlier last month, this one felt just as long overdue. The more I learn and realize about people Read more

#BlackGirlMagic: First African-American Woman Named FDNY Deputy Chief

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This week, Tonya Boyd, a 21- year veteran with the FDNY (New York City Fire Department), made history, becoming the first Black woman to be named deputy chief. “After hearing about the promotion, I couldn’t believe it. I feel like Read more

With U.S. Maternal Mortality Rates Spiking, Groundswell Fund Announces $500,000 for Birth Justice for Women of Color, Low-Income Women, and Transgender People

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New Video Highlights the Need for Culturally Competent Birthing Services Led by Women of Color and Transgender People Today, Groundswell’s Birth Justice Fund, the only fund in the country dedicated to making midwifery and doula care and training accessible to women Read more

Author Spotlight: Luciana Gilmore

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After a trying time with her mother, Luciana Gilmore began writing words to her own daughters, the words she wished she heard as a young girl. Later some of those words would be used in her book which was released Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Kijafa

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Kijafa is an American R&B recording artist, songwriter and businesswoman, who has been known to dance, rap and freestyle during live performances. Kijafa’s gift was recognized at a young age, and her roots in gospel music have done her justice Read more

So Chrisette Michele Connected with Roland Martin After All

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CHRISETTE MICHELE SPEAKS OUT WITH ROLAND MARTIN IN FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE HER INAUGURATION PERFORMANCE. SHARES ON THE BACKLASH, HER PERSONAL LOSS AND HER NEXT MOVE! If you missed today’s episode of  NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, you missed an exclusive interview with Chrisette Michele! Read more

Straight Talk: Kecia J. Shares What Life is Like 10 Years After a Positive AIDS Diagnosis

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  As we close out National AIDS awareness month, we would like to share the story of Dying to be a D.I.V.A. author, Kecia J. This author, HIV/AIDS Educator, and  International Speaker & Truth Strategist, was one of the faces Read more

SHE READY! Tiffany Haddish Joins Hands With Method To “Fight Dirty”

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Method, the pioneer of premium planet-friendly and design-driven home, fabric and personal care products, today launched “Fight Dirty,” a tongue-in-cheek PSA starring America’s newest favorite funny woman, Tiffany Haddish. Debuting at the height of cold and flu season, the two-minute Read more