24-Hour Black News Channel Launches In February

JC Watts, BNC Founder CNN changed the game in 1980 when it launched as the first 24-hour news channel. The world is about to change again with the launch of the Black News Channel (BNC). Launching on February 20, BNC will be the only television news network with news programming gathered, written, and produced “by […]

NBA Superstar & 5 Barbers Give Back To Elementary School

NBA superstar Tobias Harris recently signed a $180 million contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. Rather than sitting back and counting his coins, this star is focused on giving back. Harris is passionate about educational equity and justice; part of that is seeing an increase in the number of Black educators increase. He’s putting his money […]

Byron Allen Gets Assist From Diddy & Former NBC Exec In Racial Discrimination Suit

Photo: REUTERS/Lawrence Hurley Byron Allen’s case is currently being heard in the Supreme Court, the outcome of which could have a significant impact on the civil rights of Black people. Allen recently received a major boost in support, from two unlikely sources — a former NBC Universal executive and the one and only, Diddy. With […]

Kaepernick Workout: Real Opportunity Or PR Move?

Photo: sportsmockery.com This Saturday Colin Kaepernick will work out for several NFL teams. When news of the private workout in being held in Atlanta broke Tuesday afternoon it was met with universal excitement by all of his supporters. It’s what we’ve wanted for the last three years — an opportunity for Colin to continue his […]

First Black Owned TV Production Company Launches In Bristol

In Southwest England there is a city that has shaped world and particularly, Black history — Bristol. The first European since the Vikings to land on mainland North America was John Cabot, who set sail from Bristol. The first Englishman to lead an exploration to North America was William Weston, a Bristol merchant. On the […]

Iggy Azalea Versus T.I. — What Did We Learn?

This morning on The Breakfast Club rapper T.I. made some comments about former protégé Iggy Azalea that were less than flattering. “What happened was, and this is just my opinion—keep in mind I didn’t say it to speak down on shawty. This is my truth. I’m sharing it. I don’t wish no ill will on […]

How One Man Created A Successful Black Pro Sports League

In 1867 the National Association of Amateur Base Ball Players rejected Blacks. In 1876, owners of the professional National League adopted a “gentleman’s agreement” to keep Black players out. In response, Blacks formed their own teams and travelled across the country to play other teams. They drew crowds but there was one big problem: white […]

Tyler Perry Honored With Star On Walk Of Fame, Welcomes 800 Guests To Dedicate Studio

LOS ANGELES, CA. January 06, 2019: Tyler Perry at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Picture: Paul Smith/Featureflash Tyler Perry was honored Tuesday with his very own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Perry, most known for his Madea character, has literally turned the entertainment world upside down and done so in […]

Black Man Owns Most Trusted Sports Marketing Firm In The World

All photos courtesy of Brandon G. Best, Elite Visions Photography Recently Lebron James started a movement, “More Than an Athlete,” in response to a cable news network commentator saying he should focus on basketball. That exchange sparked a major conversation in America and on social media. It’s true, athletes don’t just dribble the ball anymore […]

Why We Need ‘A Different World’ Back

If you don’t think ‘A Different World’ was the coolest show, ever, this article is not for you. The show debuted this week in 1987 and for an entire generation of Black people, it was completely groundbreaking. It was entertaining, provocative and completely written from a Black perspective. A Different World challenged the culture on […]