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Variety Magazine reports that Russell Simmons is stepping down from his various businesses following allegations of sexual assault.  Previously, screenwriter Jenny Lumet released a guest column in the Hollywood Reporter titled: Russell Simmons Sexually Violated Me. The column vividly details an alleged 1991 encounter between Lumet and Simmons. Lumet mentions that she was 24...
Black males in tech, or the lack thereof, have been a trending topic lately. While many Black men have the degrees, companies simply aren’t hiring them. Instead of waiting for doors of opportunity to open, George Powell decided to build his own company from the ground up, with the...
Erykah Badu kicked off the 2017 Soul Train Awards, which aired Sunday, by making a powerful statement in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, who began the NFL protests against racial injustice last year. After an opening performance from SWV, the “On & On” singer took the stage in a mauve hoodie...
Wealthy black people account for approximately 4% of the nation’s top-earning households and the wealth gap between them and the average black person is staggering. The Federal Reserve’s survey, along with the Pew Research Center, reports there are around 120 million households in America, with 83 million white households and 14 million...
Leadership comes in many different forms, and in his off-the-court actions, NBA superstar LeBron James sparked a financial revolution that is forcing Donald Trump to dump one of his hotels. Back in December, King James and his Cleveland Cavaliers' teammates refused to stay at Trump SoHo hotel, a high-end venue...
A Baltimore Police Department homicide detective was murdered with his own service weapon just one day before he was scheduled to testify before a federal grand jury in a case against a squad of indicted officers, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday evening. The eight officers facing prosecution are...