Still LACED Over Forty: 7 People to Watch in 2021

To the old, you are still young and to the young you are old. Who am I? – Someone over 40. No matter how hard you try to slow down the process of aging, the end result is the same. Aging is inevitable. Is that good or bad? It depends on the individual. 2020 was…

BSF’s Heem Releases New Video for “LETTER TO SHAY”

DJ Green Lantern-produced track is heartfelt tributeto the late DJ Shay BSF’s Heem releases a new video for “Letter to Shay” today. The DJ Green Lantern-produced track has Heem describing how big of an impact Shay had on him and the whole BSF crew, and how the Griselda producer inspired him to grow creatively. “Letter…

The General® Insurance and Shaquille O’Neal Champion Communities in Need in New Bleacher Report Video Series “Shaq Gives Back”

Basketball Hall of Famer Spotlights Atlanta Communities in Three-Part Series Debuting Tuesday, April 13, on B/R April 13, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The General® Insurance and loyal customer and brand ambassador Shaquille O’Neal have teamed up to surprise and support everyday people with a break from the financial challenges they are facing…

‘OWN SPOTLIGHT: VIOLA DAVIS’ PREMIERES FRIDAY, APRIL 16 ON OWN

Advanced clips of Oprah Winfrey’s conversation with Academy Award-winning Actress Viola Davis on her record-breaking performance in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Los Angeles – OWN announced today “OWN Spotlight: Viola Davis” to air Friday, April 16 at 10 pm ET/PT on OWN. Continuing conversations surrounding issues impacting Black lives, Oprah talks to Oscar, Emmy and…

Doja Cat Drops “Kiss Me More” ft. SZA

GET IT HERE Today, global superstar Doja Cat unveils the first taste of Planet Her. “Kiss Me More” ft. SZA, the highly anticipated first single off her much buzzed about new album was written by Doja Cat, SZA, Yeti Beats, Rogét Chahayed, tizhimself and Carter Lang and produced by Yeti Beats. It arrives with an…

JUICY J RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “SPEND IT” FEAT. LIL BABY AND 2 CHAINZ

The Hustle Continues Extended Versionto be Released in May 2021 Watch “SPEND IT” video here (March 30, 2021) Platinum-selling rapper, producer, legend and Academy Award winner Juicy J releases the new video for his single, “SPEND IT,” feat. Lil Baby and 2 Chainz exclusively via Facebook today. The video was directed by John Tashiro and…

ESSENCE Continues to Pave the Way for Recognition of the Power of Black Creatives, Announcing 14th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards and 2nd Annual ESSENCE Hollywood House

– Whoopi Goldberg, Cynthia Erivo, Zendaya, Michaela Coel and Andra Day to be Honored during Star-Studded Black Women in Hollywood Event on April 22, Hosted by Laverne Cox – – Red Carpet Festivities Culminate with Hollywood House on April 23, Hosted By Storm Reid and complete with interactive conversations, virtual panels, masterclasses and more –…

National Geographic and Watch The Bands Name the Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff as the Winner of ‘All Hail The Queen: HBCU Band Tribute’

Virtual Marching Band Competition Winner Announcement Coincides With All Eight Episodes of GENIUS: ARETHA Dropping On Hulu Today, Aretha Franklin’s Birthday Watch the Announcement Video here: Watch the Winning Performance here: National Geographic’s GENIUS: ARETHA Stars Double Oscar® Nominee Cynthia Erivo and Emmy® Award-Winning Courtney B. Vance Judges Included GENIUS: ARETHA Cast Patrice Covington, Rebecca…

Jackson State University business professor receives $30K VentureWell faculty grant

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dr. Sharon Simmons, associate professor of entrepreneurship, recently received the VentureWell Faculty Grant, providing $30,000 to the program over the next two years. “I felt like, wow, because this was my first attempt, and it was a success,” Simmons said. “I always envisioned being the principal investigator of impactful grants.” The program…

JSU is part of Smithsonian consortium supporting university museums and archives

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University is one of five HBCUs joining the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s (NMAAHC) consortium to enhance their ability to care for and share archives that tell the story of African Americans and their essential role in American culture and history. The consortium also includes Clark…

BET Partners With Vaseline® and Vaseline® Brand Ambassador, Regina King, to Bring Access to Equitable Skincare for Black and Brown Communities

BET and Vaseline® Present Equitable Skincare for All Content Series Hosted by Tai Beauchamp, Featuring Prominent Doctors, Experts, Skincare Enthusiasts and Special Discussion with Regina King on March 24th March 24, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On March 24 at 3 pm EDT, BET (a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC),…

National Geographic and Watch The Bands Host Virtual HBCU Marching Band Competition in Celebration of GENIUS: ARETHA, Honoring the Musical Legacy of Aretha Franklin

‘All Hail The Queen: HBCU Band Tribute’ To Award $5,000 Prize Announced on 3/25 on Nat Geo and Watch The Yard Social Platforms Virtual Marching Band Competition Coincides with GENIUS: ARETHA; Starring Double Oscar® Nominee Cynthia Erivo, Airing Now on National Geographic through March 24, With Episodes Available Next Day On Hulu March 22, 2021…

AWARD-WINNING GHANAIAN MUSICIAN M.ANIFEST TEAMS UP WITH VIC MENSA AND MOLIY FOR LATEST SINGLE “NO FEAR”

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD “NO FEAR” HERE (Accra, Ghana – March 22, 2021) – Award-winning Ghanaian musician M.anifest (Kwame Tsikata) teams up with Chicago rapper Vic Mensaon his pounding new hit “No Fear,”now available at all DSPs and streaming services. Check out visuals here. Known for his genre-bending sound and multilingual wordplay, “No Fear” is an infectious collaboration,…

Recent NBA All-Star Game showcased Jackson State University in salute to HBCUs while also raising millions for Thurgood Marshall College Fund, UNCF

(JACKSON, Miss.) — As Team LeBron and Team Durant created magic on the court during the recent NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta, a Jackson State University biomedical engineering student and former Miss JSU mingled virtually with peers throughout the country as HBCUs took center stage to tout their institutions while watching the game. Millions of…

Zipwhip and The National Black MBA Association Partner to Offer Scholarship Supporting Black Leaders of the Future

Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to apply through June 14, 2021 March 17, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zipwhip, the leading business-texting platform in North America, and the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) today announced a scholarship for Black students pursuing a college degree. Black men and women are vastly underrepresented today…

WarnerMedia Nabs 30 Nominations for the 27th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards

WarnerMedia’s CNN, HBO, HBO Max, Turner Classic Movies, Warner Bros. Television and more nominated in 15 categories March 16, 2021 10:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NAMIC announced its nominees for the 27th Annual Vision Awards, which honors inclusive programming mirroring the lives, spirit and contributions of people of color in their diverse viewing audiences….

Tulane University School of Professional Advancement Unveils Minority Serving Institution Graduate Scholarship Award

Tuition incentive supports students who have earned their undergraduate degree at a designated MSI school. March 16, 2021 08:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time NEW ORLEANS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tulane University School of Professional Advancement (Tulane SoPA) has announced a tuition discount award of 20 percent to students enrolled in Tulane SoPA graduate or post-baccalaureate programs who have earned…