BET Digital Presents “Black America Votes: HBCU Students Interview Sen. Kamala Harris” Premieres Today on National Voter Registration Day Across BET.com, BET’s Facebook Pages Including BET, BET News and BET Her

Sen. Harris Discusses Education, Employment and Social Justice with HBCU Student Leaders from Spelman College, North Carolina A&T University, Hampton University, Tuskegee University and Howard University. Hosted by Emmy-nominated actor, producer, and media personality Terrence J Watch, post and share the exclusive BET Digital News Special via: https://www.bet.com/video/news/politics/2020/kamala-harris-interview-hbcu-students-2020-election-video.html BET Digital Presents “BLACK AMERICA VOTES: HBCU STUDENTS…

The Bounce Forward During a Pandemic: Stories of Pivoting Through Faith

As the world’s operations and life as known to everyone came to a screeching slowdown, over seven billion people got an unexpected courtside view to what seemed to mirror many previously created movies. Grappling with complex new norms that resulted from disrupted social, political, and economic systems, the virus’ wide-ranging and relentless impact quickly became…

Entrepreneuring While Black: Equipping Entrepreneurs

As the adage goes, you get more mileage teaching one to fish rather than giving them a fish. The same goes for Black entrepreneurship: If we want to achieve lasting change, it’s critical to provide the necessary resources so talent can blossom. As a follow-up to my last post, Entrepreneuring While Black: Driving Awareness, increased…

Entrepreneuring While Black: Driving Awareness

Introduction In the first post, Entrepreneuring While Black: Here’s Our Situation, I indicated that while entrepreneurial startup activity is on the rise, Black entrepreneurs still face barriers their white counterparts do not. To that end, I want to continue the series offering fact-based recommendations and guidance in the hopes of making gainful advances that have measurable…

Entrepreneuring While Black: Improving Access

Introduction Let’s improve access for Black Entrepreneurs by making resources readily available along with revisiting vehicles that have a direct impact on capital availability. As a follow-up to my initial post, Entrepreneuring While Black: Here’s Our Situation, improved access should allow for 1) better informed, equipped and prepared entrepreneurs; and 2) increased capital availability opportunities for individuals seeking…

Entrepreneuring While Black: Here’s Our Situation

Introduction While entrepreneurial startup activity is on the rise, Black entrepreneurs still face barriers their white counterparts don’t. Despite this, Black entrepreneurs make powerful contributions to the U.S. economy: According to the National Minority Supplier Development Council, minority businesses produce more than $400 billion in annual revenue and actively employ more than 2.2 million people,…

EMERGING SOUTHERN ACT SPADE MELO RELEASES NOSTALGIC VISUALS FOR “BOTTOM”

Download “Bottom” HERE (Thursday, October 24 – Atlanta, GA) – This week, emerging hip hop artist Spade Melo released the visuals for his follow up single “Bottom” off his debut EP Aces High which is set to release this fall. “Bottom” comes on the heels of Spade’s well received debut single “Derrick Rose” which is…

3 Things Responsible Brands Have in Common

Today there is a significant drive for businesses to be more responsible. There have been a wave of recent climate change protests across Europe, for example, inspired by such activists as the Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg. In solidarity with these European protests, a new generation of climate activistshave also arisen in the US. Led by teenagers such as…

ROOTS AND CULTURE REGGAE BAND ROYAL KHAOZ JOINS 9 MILE MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP – LATEST SINGLE “SHOW ME YOUR MOTION” NOW ON TIDAL RISING: REGGAE PLAYLIST

(Monday, February 25 – New York, NY) – Rising roots and culture reggae band, Royal KhaoZ, has officially joined the line up of 9 Mile Music Festival taking place in Miami, Fl on Saturday, March 9. They will be joining the likes of Nas, Julian Marley, Barrington Levy, Shabba, Sizzla, Spice, Capleton, Busy Signal and more. The guys recently opened up for The Skatalites at Brooklyn Bowl in New York…

GET LACED… LET’S TALK! Podcast | Season 2 – Episode 2: The Arc of Freedom & Social Justice Foundation Art Festival and Film Screening | Hosted by Fallon Victoria

The Arc of Freedom and Social Justice will be sponsoring their first event at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. This free event will screen the upcoming film “Respect Our Black Dollars” and offer a sneak peek of the film “George Raymond Thirst for Freedom”. CLICK HERE TO CLAIM YOUR FREE TICKET NOW!!! The Arc of…

ROYCE 5’9” TACKLES ADDICTION WITH NEW VIDEO FOR TRACK “COCAINE”

(January 18, 2019) Royce 5’9” releases the new video for his track “Cocaine,” today. The song will see its TV premiere on BET Jams this Sunday, January 20th. “Cocaine” is a deeply personal song which tackles the subject of addiction in a very thoughtful way. Directed by Safehouse, the video amplifies the heartbreaking yet uplifting…

5-Years of Southern Laced: Always remember why you started.

FROM THE EDITOR Southern Laced was born out of creativity during a very dark time in my life. Over the course of five years, it has slowly revealed itself as a quiet retreat filled with beauty, smiles, and vibrations of uncontainable sparkles and magical moments. Every day, you’ll find me quietly humming as I orbit…

GET LACED… LET’S TALK “HOT TOPICS”: Santana talks about 50 Cent vs Papoose, Tamar Braxton vs her no-show​ band vs Tank, Beyoncé pregnancy rumors, and more.

If you’re ready for some good ole tea, then you might want to sit back and put this podcast on repeat. It’s Hot Topics… and the streets stay talking and stay stalking celebrity lifestyles, news, and real-life situations. Today, we discussed 50 Cent and Papoose’s girly fight, Tamar going off on her no-show band and Tank…