The B-Side: Regina King Doesn’t Bring The Sweet Potato Pie To Thanksgiving Dinner — She Makes It!

When it comes to Black culture, knowledge is key. And we tested the knowledge of ESSENCE’s December coverstar Regina King in a recent episode of our video series, The B-Side. The actress, who is killing the game as superhero Sister Night, on HBO’s Watchmen, made time...

Nipsey Hussle’s Marathon Clothing To Open Pop-Up Store In NYC For Black Friday

Nipsey Hussle’s Marathon Clothing store will be part of the Black Friday sales with plan to launch a three-day pop-up shop in New York City. Set for this Friday, November 29th through Sunday, December 1st, the Marathon Pop-Up will feature a range of exclusive designs...

Michelle Obama Shares Family Photo on Social Media, Wishing Everyone Happy Thanksgiving

Forever First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the holiday season with great cheer by posting a family photo on social media. Read more...

Jay-Z sues Australian bookseller for using some of his most famous lyrics

A small Australian children’s book company is about to have 99 problems with the man whose name is synonymous with the phrase. According to TMZ, Jay-Z filed suit against Australian online retailer Little Homie after it used the hook from one of the rapper’s most...

ULTIMATE 2019 GIFT GUIDE FROM BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES: Home, Decoration, Baby, and Pets

Playtime Edventures (Image: playedventures.com) With the help of passionate teachers and parents, Kevin Gatlin created Playtime Therapy Bed Sheets. Playtime Therapy Bed Sheets extend the play area of the room and provide kids with a place they can play, learn, sleep...

Gerald Moore Sr.: Committed to Preparing Black Boys For Careers in STEM

BE Modern Man: Gerald Moore Sr. Cyber-security engineer, entrepreneur, author; 47; Founder, Gerald Moore Online Technology School for Black Boys Twitter: @geraldmoore360; Instagram: @geraldmooreunplugged My latest startup is the Gerald Moore Online Technology School...

WATCH | Black folks get quizzed on the Civil Rights Act of 1866

Byron Allen’s  racial discrimination case will be heard in the Supreme Court on November 12th. The media mogul who owns Entertainment Studios, The Weather Channel and theGrio, alleges that Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications are discriminating against him due to...

NEWS & EVENTS

Antigua And Barbuda Demands Reparations From Harvard

Antigua And Barbuda Demands Reparations From Harvard

The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, a twin-island nation in the Caribbean, is demanding that Harvard make amends for the Antiguan slave labor contributions that led to the creation of its prestigious law school. According to the Miami Herald, the government of...

City Girls Rapper JT Drops New Music After Being Released From Jail

City Girls Rapper JT Drops New Music After Being Released From Jail

City Girls rapper JT didn’t waste no time. After being released from prison Tuesday, she’s already dropped new music for fans. JT, born Jatavia Shakara Johnson, received a two-year prison sentence for credit card fraud in 2018, and was initially expected to be...

New York State Senator Proposes Bill to Pay College Athletes

New York State Senator Proposes Bill to Pay College Athletes

Just weeks after the California state legislature unanimously passed a bill that would allow student-athletes to benefit off their name, image, and likeness, a New York state senator introduced a similar bill that would require colleges to pay student-athletes. Last...