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 […]

An AKA Runs The World’s 4th Busiest Airport

Photo: Los Angeles Sentinel Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is already the wolrd’s fourth busiest airport but it’s about to get a lot busier. Los Angeles will host the 2028 Olympics and in anticipation, the airport is adding up to two new terminals and nearly two dozen gates. This is all part of the airport’s […]

Boston’s Harriet Tubman House Being Replaced With Condos

Photo: Angela Rowlings/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald When you don’t own and control the real estate in your community, you’re at the mercy of those who do. The Harriet Tubman House is owned by United South End Settlements (USES), a nonprofit founded 120 years ago to help Blacks migrating from the South settle in Boston. Today the […]

Facebook Bans Louis Farrakhan, Calls Him “Dangerous”

Today Facebook announced that it is designating several high profile people as “dangerous” and will ban them from its platform. Among them is Minister Louis Farrahkan of the Nation of Islam (NOI). Whether you love or hate Farrakhan, NOI and their theology, there is a much larger issue at stake. This announcement underscores the importance […]

John Singleton Remembered As A Pioneer In Black Cinema

The movie Green Book was released in 2018 with much criticism. For Black audiences the movie was a betrayal — it explored a sobering chapter of our history from a very non-Black perspective. Our reaction to Green Book is John Singleton’s legacy. In a very short time we have shifted from the expectation that our […]

Black Woman With Lil Wayne’s Sport Agency Is First To Rep A Top 3 NFL Pick

Harriett Tubman probably looked on with joy when the New York Jets took Quinnen Williams with the number 3 pick in this year’s NFL Draft. Williams is represented by Nicole Lynn, the first Black woman to represent a top 3 NFL Draft pick. NFL agents receive a commission of up to 3 percent of a […]

3 Black Owned Companies Making Jewelry & Accessories

UziZuri Creations is an artisan centered enterprise based in Kenya. Their mission is to provide consumers with a new kind of luxury: handmade, ethical goods at accessible prices. Every necklace, bracelet, handbag and clutch are uniquely designed, ensuring that your look is not only stunning but guaranteed to be unique. Take your outfits to the […]

Jay Z’s Foundation To Take High School Students On HBCU Bus Tour

Jay Z is no stranger to going on tour but this current one is all about Black institutions. The Shawn Carter Foundation has taken 125 high school students from New York and New Jersey on a bus tour of 11 HBCUs. Each of the students have previously been accepted to at least one school and […]

She Was Making $9/hr, Now Her Cupcake Business Takes in Millions

Black women start businesses at a higher rate than any other group but it’s not always because they’re brave. They are underpaid in the workforce and often lack personal support systems, thus entrepreneurship is an effort to survive. After Andra Hall’s daughter became ill she had to quit her job. She took a night job […]

Former NFL Star Martellus Bennett Writes Book To Inspire Black Boys

After the murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, Former NFL tight end Martellus Bennett wrote a poem titled “Dear Black Boy.” The poem spoke to Black kids who are inundated with trauma because of all the images they see in media. That was July of 2016 and now Bennett’s multi-media company, the Imagination Agency, […]