Daily Picks


Tom Holland stars in the mystery thriller 'The Crowded Room'
Hogwarts acceptance letter used in 1st Harry Potter film set for $15K at auction
Kim Kardashian’s bid to dismiss EthereumMax lawsuit rejected over ‘literally false’ promotions
Steven Capel Jr., Dominique Fishback, Tobe Nwigwe are changing 'Transformers'
B. Simone is charging fans to see her grieve Ms Jacky Oh

Health IQ

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Making It Count Community Development Corporation host Juneteenth lunch
Macie P. Smith discusses enhancement of long-term health care for elders
What's driving the teen mental health crisis, according to the US Surgeon General
Holistic therapist Ivory Shields shares natural ways of improving mental health
Reggie Willis explains how companies can provide psychological safety net

Business Exchange

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Why Pronghorn CEO Jomaree Pinkard partnered with 'Black Enterprise' for Disruptor Summit
Kaleidoscope CEO Jesseca Harris-Dupart gives hope to young entrepreneurs
Event planner Courtney Ajinca captivates with DINE
Eve Mathis' Botanic Amenities helping to eliminate plastic waste
Monica Miraglilo creates a platform for women in construction and renovation
Laura Govan weighs in on the obsession for perfection on reality TV and social media
Transgender actress Hailie Sahar celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month with a new single
Deejays of the diaspora to be celebrated at the WAV Music Festival in Atlanta
Da Brat and Judy Harris-DuPart celebrate motherhood on their terms
'All American: Homecoming' stars Cory Hardrict and Mitchell Edwards go worldwide
Portia Bruner built a stellar career through communication and compassion


The Lovebox Festival day 3
Kelis is dating ... Bill Murray??? Twitter is baffled
Bobby Shmurda doesn't want to be called a rapper anymore because it's dangerous
The most anticipated albums from female artists in 2023
Azealia Banks seems to gloat over death of DC Young Fly's girlfriend, Jacky Oh

Star Studio

Business Videos

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Harry Martin plans to continue bringing Roller Wave to cities across America
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Celebrities come out for Gocha's Tapas Bar in suburban Atlanta


Brittany Renner spotted sharing a meal with Shaquille O'Neal
NBA star Zion Williamson announces life-changing event
Real or not? Ja Morant's camp reportedly claims the gun was fake
SEC hires 1st Black baseball coach in its history

Author of the Week

Kierra Sheard-Kelly
Gospel singer Kierra Sheard-Kelly helps readers hear God's voice in new book
Comedian Kountry Wayne shares his rag-to-riches story in new book
Zaila Avant-Garde is inspiring kids and adults in her upcoming books

Sisters with Superpowers

Linda Whitaker
Linda Whitaker empowers creatives in the fine arts by nurturing their strengths
Optimal Virtual Staffing Solution CEO Chenita W. Gary is forging her own path by providing executive-level virtual support
Why Detroit visual artist Shirley Woodson Reid views all Black women as unique
5 life lessons we learned from the 'Queen of Rock and Roll' Tina Turner
Operation HOPE SVP Jena Roscoe shares why family is considered a superpower

Father Coach Club

Oklahoma DJ Big City gives fathers and mentors 3 tips
Dion Chavis breaks down the art of raising children on 'Black People Parenting'
Salute to Jalen Hurts' and Patrick Mahomes' fathers
Mathew Knowles proud of Beyoncé and Solange, gives 3 fatherhood tips
2 Chainz flexes Black fatherhood on podcast with son


Jazera Allen-Lord
True to Size founder Jazerai Allen-Lord created a lane for women sneaker-lovers
Roman Banks cast as Michael Jackson in Chicago production of 'MJ the Musical'
True to New Orleans, ESSENCE Festival of Culture adds legend to lineup
Ollie 'OT' Tansimore creates scholarship in mother's name for disadvantaged
Vonzell Washington leads President Biden’s Lifetime Achievement Award


Tom Holland stars in the mystery thriller 'The Crowded Room'


Ajike Owens
Black mom of 4 fatally shot in front of son; White neighbor arrested days later
Why Young Thug's brother was sentenced to a decade in prison (video)
Woman allegedly shoplifting when car catches fire with kids inside
Bill Cosby faces new sexual assault lawsuit from former 'Playboy' model
Florida man gives unbelievable reason for allegedly breaking into house


House of Representatives
How the debt limit bill could impact food stamps and student loans
Texas seeks to ban DEI programs at public universities (video)
Black Lives Matter dangerously close to bankruptcy, report states
NAACP warns Black people and minorities against traveling to Florida
Brandon Johnson gives rousing inaugural address as Chicago's new mayor

Opinions and Editorials

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Increasing organ donation in the US requires engagement of communities of color
New developments and opportunities regarding wait times for Black kidney patients
Why the Black community misses Whitney Houston but does not discuss drug use and addiction
Tyre Nichols' death shows how the blue code of silence persists among officers of all colors
City of Atlanta ignored outcry against spending $90M on 'Cop City'


Takeoff's mother is taking action against bowling alley where he was killed
Wildfire smoke shrouds NYC and Northeast, turning skies orange
Tupac receives his long overdue star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (video)
Democracy in Atlanta: Cop City approved after 14 hours of opposing comments
'We got to change': Lil Baby, Young Dro speak at slain Atlanta teen's funeral


Peace and Purpose
Black Wave
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Cover Conversations
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The Music Game


Weekend must-watch list: LeBron James, Alisa Reynolds, and Hot Cheetos
DC Young Fly calls Ms. Jacky Oh a 'great mother'
Mama Joyce agrees to therapy after calling Todd Tucker 'George Jefferson'
Blueface uses Jay-Z and Beyoncé's cheating scandal to offer romance advice
Da Brat reveals her due date (video)


Nicki Micheaux
Nicki Micheaux to make directorial debut at the American Black Film Festival
Rob Hardy is giving those without experience a shot in the film industry
Cast of 'Chidera' film discusses the journey of a girl destined for greatness
'New York Times' blasted for noting a lack of 'kink' in 'The Little Mermaid'
'The Little Mermaid' outswims the competition on the way to momentous weekend

Beauty & Hair

De'borah Mitchell
Klasee Beauty by De'borah giving women the tools to look their best
Cocoa Brown launches Wigs of Love Foundation to help women battling lupus
Celebrity makeup artist Cara Lovello gives product review for these 7 items
Young King Hair Care founders are changing how the world sees Black men
Danie Wilks of Danified Co. gives 3 tips to aspiring hair professionals