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BLACK GLAM: Rebekah Aladdin on beautifying Black Hollywood

Johnny Wright is back with another installment of Black Glam and this time, he is sitting down with celebrity makeup artist, Rebekah Aladdin, to...
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BLACK GLAM: Celebrity makeup artist DeeDee Kelly on beautifying Black Hollywood

Johnny Wright is back with a new episode of Black Glam where he will takes us inside the world of celebrity styling and shares...
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BLACK GLAM: Costume designer Brea Stinson reveals how she built her enviable empire

Black Glam is back with another installment and this time, celebrity stylist Johnny Wright sits down with costume designer to the stars, Brea Stinson to find to how she built her enviable empire. ...

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The first season of David Makes Man is coming to a close and we can't stop wondering how it will all turn out.The series created by Tarell Alvin McCraney and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Michael B. Jordan...
Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles. With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of the games for much of the world. In gymnastics, no one...

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Black teen becomes homecoming queen while suiting up on school’s football team

Ta’Mya Bulger, 13, is a middle school renaissance kid, playing football, soccer and basketball while winning her school's homecoming crown
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Principal quits after video shows her watching guard push kid out of school

A South Side Chicago principal abruptly retired after she got caught on video watching as a security guard forced a 9-year-old boy outside of a school into the brutal cold.

Kenya marathon runner becomes first to break two-hour barrier

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya is the first marathon runner to beat the two-hour barrier posting a 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40.2 seconds run across 26.2 miles in Vienna, Austria.

NY Socialite Bevy Smith allegedly denied cab ride because she is Black

Former Page Six host and NY Socialite Bevy Smith alleges that she was attacked and denied a ride by a New York City taxi driver after leaving a charity event in midtown Manhattan.
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Middle school teacher in Pennsylvania placed on leave following racist rant

A teacher at Drexel Hill Middle School in Pennsylvania has been placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced showing her involved in a racially explosive altercation with a parent in the parking lot of the school.

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Shaquille O’Neal wants to bring Papa John’s to HBCU campuses

Shaquille O'Neal’s got the ball in his court, and he plans on helping Papa John's rebound by opening a number of restaurants on Historically Black College & Universities campuses across the country.
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Michael Jordan opens his new medical facility in Charlotte

Basketball Hall of Famer, Michael Jordan has unveiled the first medical facility he funded for families in need in his hometown of Charlotte.
Homecoming

Black teen becomes homecoming queen while suiting up on school’s football team

Ta’Mya Bulger, 13, is a middle school renaissance kid, playing football, soccer and basketball while winning her school's homecoming crown
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Gabrielle Union defends her family with a classy clapback on Twitter

Gabrielle Union took the high road and issued a classy clapback when an internet troll questioned Dwyane Wade calling Zion, wife and daughter, "my girls."
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LeBron James apologizes for criticizing Daryl Morey over China comments

As angry protesters in Hong Kong burn LeBron James jerseys for criticizing Daryl Morey over his pro-democracy support, the prolific basketball player has apologized, and trying to clear up his comments.

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Jacksonville Jaguars owner buys majority stake in Black News Channel

The Black News Channel, a new Tallahassee-based cable news network launching on November 15, is being backed by Pakistani-American billionaire Shahid “Shad” Khan, who owns the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Iconic Fashion Fair Cosmetics brand up for auction, but its future is being watched

The beauty line, long popular with African American women, is up for sale but there are people tracking what happens to it in the current market
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OPINION | “All wealth ain’t the same”: A look at billionaires Byron Allen and Jay-Z

Antonio Moore's new video series on theGrio discusses economics, politics, and wealth in a way...
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Jay-Z rumored to acquire ‘significant ownership interest’ in NFL team as part of new deal

After Jay-Z recently announced a deal with the NFL encompassing entertainment and social justice, rumors are swirling that the rapper might become part-owner of an NFL franchise.
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Serena Williams invests in Black start-up that could save lives of expectant mothers

Last year, in her now widely cited op-ed for CNN, Serena Williams revealed to the world...