Nipsey Hussle Was A Founding Creator Of Destination Crenshaw, It Breaks Ground February 29

Rendering: Perkins+Will Destination Crenshaw is the 1.3 mile “open air museum” that will feature permanent and rotating art exhibitions on Crenshaw Boulevard, along the light rail line that is currently under construction. Destination Crenshaw will be an enduring celebration of the of the Black community in South Los Angeles and Nipsey Hussle had long been part […]

The Next Act: Harry J. Lennix is Bringing Theatre Back to the Black Metropolis

In October, Chicago TREND, celebrated a $5 million investment from Fifth Third Bank to finance community revitalization in partnership with the Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF). The fund will help make the vision of Chicago-born actor, Harry Lennix a reality—The Lillian Marcie Theatre. “As a new institution, the Lillian Marcie Theatre will be the epicenter […]

Mercedes Benz Sued For Discrimination, Overcharging Black Customers

The mantra for Mercedes-Benz is “The Best or nothing” but a former employee is leaning strongly towards nothing. Jeffrey Turner is a former sales manager at a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Lafayette, IN. In a lawsuit he alleges that he was “fired in retaliation for complaining about the owner’s repeated use of the N-word, including boasting […]

Honoring John Witherspoon & How to Manage Celebrity Death

Legendary comedian John Witherspoon passed on October 30th at the age of 77. He made an impressionable mark on Black culture as the “funny father” from The Wayans Bros, Friday, Next Friday, Friday After Next, Martin, I Got The Plug, and a plethora of comedic Black cinema. He is also known for his hilarious display of […]

New NCAA Rule Could Create Black Wealth

For years activists and athletes have demanded that college athletes be allowed to make money off of their labor. College sports generate billions of dollars every year and yet the labor force that makes the cash — overwhelmingly Black athletes — are unpaid. At the same time there are coaches who make in excess of […]

Son Of Sharecroppers & One Of America’s Most Powerful Congressmen Has Died

Baltimore is over 60 percent Black. Baltimore is home to two HBCUs, Coppin State University and Morgan State University. Reginald F. Lewis, the first Black man to captain a billion dollar corporation, hails from Baltimore and has a museum in his honor there. Baltimore boasts of so many things Black people can be proud of […]

Slutty Vegan Teams With Rap Snacks To Produce Vegan Chip

This December Rap Snacks will release its first ever vegan chip line, in partnership with another Atlanta-based food brand, Slutty Vegan. The new vegan line of chips will be distributed to 100,000 stores nationwide and will be made available in two flavors. This partnership is an amazing display of two Black owned companies combining their […]

Racists Vandalized Her Restaurant But She’s Still In Business

Photo by Blair Ballou Vikki Layne Terrell locked up Vikki Layne’s Bar and Grill around 6:30 in the evening on Sunday, September 29th. Sometime after that racists vandalized her business, leaving behind racial slurs and other messages to let her know that she wasn’t welcome. Terrell has been in the restaurant business four years but […]

Toni Morrison’s Genius Was Rooted In Black Excellence

I do not personally possess the eloquence to properly speak on the legacy of Toni Morrison. Morrison was the first Black woman awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for literature, in 1993. She was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. Those honors validated Morrison’s pen for the rest of the world but for […]

Meek Mill Turned Away From Las Vegas Hotel, Calls It “Racist As Hell”

“If you come from our culture you should never step foot in the cosmopolitan hotel they just really racist as hell… something really has to be done in Las Vegas what they doing to black people!” That’s what rapper Meek Mill said on Twitter after he was turned away from the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. […]