Nielsen Study Quantifies the Power and Influence of Black Girl Magic

The power of Black Girl Magic just got real. More than a hashtag or catchphrase, Black Girl Magic is a mantra that celebrates the achievements, strength, and sisterhood of black girls and women around the diaspora. Those three simple words profess our beauty, creativity, and brilliance, which has been imitated and historically misappropriated. We, of…



Chance the Rapper’s Intern Shares Tips and New Business Venture

Since responding to Chance the Rapper’s tweet looking for an intern with a package that would impress even a Grammy-winning hiring manager, Negele “Hospey” Hospedales’ life has never been the same. I'm looking for an intern, someone with experience in putting together decks and writing proposals — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 27, 2017…



Singer Andra Day Channels Billie Holiday in Google Racial Justice Effort

On Wednesday, Google launched Andra Day’s cover of Billie Holiday’s classic song about the lynching of black people in the South, “Strange Fruit” on its “Lynching in America” site. (George Meadows, “murderer & rapist,” lynched on scene of his last alleged crime. George Meadows was lynched at Pratt Mines (in Jefferson County) Alabama January 15…



Mystikal Indicted on Charges of Rape and Kidnapping

Mystikal has been indicted on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping. Continue reading… Source: The Boombox



Kanye West and JAY-Z Closer to Meeting Face-to-Face to Squash Their Beef?

Is this meeting really happening? Continue reading… Source: The Boombox



Offset Is Raising $500,000 for the American Cancer Society

In honor of his late grandmother, Migos rapper Offset is raising $500,000 for cancer research. Continue reading… Source: The Boombox



Interview: Pretty Ricky’s Spectacular Makes Money Moves with Adwizar

You may know him from Pretty Ricky, but did you know that “Spectacular” Blue Smith is also a tech innovator? While folks were boppin’ their heads to “Grind with Me” and “Your Body, Spec was trying to figure out other ways to secure the bag. Some years later, after discovering that his peers knew nothing about…



She Murdered Her Son, Served Her Time, and Is Now At N.Y.U. Earning a Ph.D.

Michelle Jones recently headed back to school along with millions of other American students to New York University’s doctoral program in history. Unlike most other students, Jones carries far more baggage than a book bag—she served 20 years in the Indiana prison system for murdering her 4-year-old son. (Image: iStock/Bill Oxford)   The New York…



How This Texas Etiquette Coach Is Growing Her Business With Facebook Live

For Misty Harris, the director and owner of Texas Etiquette, her passion is all about transformation. “I love what I do! I can just see how it changes people’s lives,” Harris said. Though her business originally started out targeting local areas, Harris is beginning to grow its reach by offering online classes and Facebook Live sessions….



The $2 Charge That Dropped My Credit Score 169 Points

So, my personal credit score dropped a whopping 169 points the other day. I’m almost embarrassed to admit it. After all, I co-founded a company passionately devoted to teaching entrepreneurs how to avoid that kind of headache.   (Image: iStock/AndreyPopov)   How did it happen? I’m glad you asked. A credit card of mine—which I…