Oprah Winfrey producing documentary about Sidney Poitier

Oprah Winfrey is producing a documentary about Sidney Poitier. The 67-year-old media mogul will serve as the executive producer for the project about the late actor — which she has been working on for over a year — for Apple and Reginald Hudlin is directing, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Poitier’s family is involved with […]

Oprah opens up about being raped by cousin as a child (video)

More than 50 years after Oprah Winfrey suffered childhood trauma from being raped by her cousin, she still breaks down in tears at the harrowing memory. Winfrey, 67,  went into detail over that excruciating chapter in her life in the Apple+ show “The Me You Can’t See” that focuses on mental health. “At nine and […]

Music executive Steve Stoute secures $50M investment from Apple

Music executive Steve Stoute just made another power play and secured a $50 million Series B investment from Apple for his independent artist distribution platform, UnitedMasters. UnitedMasters says that the investment will fuel its “mission to enable artists to maintain full ownership over their work while expanding their economic opportunity and introducing them to millions […]

Ashanti supported, knocked for announcing she has COVID-19 hours before Verzuz

Ashanti (Image source: Instagram – @ashanti) Ashanti received a lot of support but also biting criticism for announcing she had contracted the novel coronavirus just hours before she was to engage in the Verzuz battle with fellow singer Keyshia Cole. The Verzuz challenge was set to pop off on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at 8 […]

Ciara, Snoop Dogg and others score new radio shows on Apple Music

Apple Music and Ciara are “leveling up” as they launch their new radio show. On Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, the streaming service announced that it will debut two new radio stations — Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country — hosted by top music artists. The Apple Music Hits station will focus on playing hit […]

Apple to donate proceeds from John Lewis doc to National Civil Rights Museum, NMAAHC

In tribute to the life and legacy of civil rights hero and U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Apple will donate its portion of the proceeds from the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. “Representative John […]

Apple launches new technology to help people properly wash their hands

Apple is always leading and innovating in the tech space from phones to computers to watches. As we continue our day-to-day lives amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, hand-washing is one of the most effective ways to cut down on the transmission of the virus. With that in mind, officials at Apple have announced the launch […]

Apple secures 20 million masks, shares plans for distribution

Tim Cook says Apple plans to ship “over 1 million” masks to hospitals by the end of the week. The tech giant’s CEO has shared how they plan to assist with the coronavirus outbreak by sending protective gear to health care workers fighting on the front line during the global pandemic. In a video, he […]

Apple shares instructions for cleaning devices amid coronavirus

For a long time, the tech giant Apple has advised its customers against using wipes to clean devices, but now the company has altered its recommendations amid growing concern over the coronavirus outbreak. Apple says users can clean their iPhones with disinfectant wipes. The smartphone manufacturer now says: “Using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe […]

Apple’s $500M settlement will put cash in the pockets of many iPhone users

Scores of iPhone users could be due a nice little rebate from Apple, thanks to a $500 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought against the tech giant, according to published reports. The deal stems from Apple’s admission in 2017 that it slowed down performance in some of its older model phones to avoid unexpected […]

Lil Uzi Vert’s song snatched down from major streaming services

Lil Uzi Vert’s new single has been pulled down from both Tidal and Apple Music sites due to concerns over unanswered possible licensing and copyright questions.  You can no longer buy or download “Free Uzi” on either site. “Free Uzi” has a beat on it that was also used on a recent G Herbo track.  […]

5 apps to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions

Every year, millions of people kick off the new year by making new year’s resolutions. Ironically, every year, less than 8 percent of those people actually stick to their goals. If you’re determined to change in the new year, you might be wondering: How can you set yourself up for success? Thankfully, your smartphone can do more […]

7 apps to help the Black community stay healthy during the holidays

It’s the holiday season — a time that can create more stress and sickness than usual. Remaining healthy in a culture of technology-induced convenience, fast food and minimal physical activity is essential to our prosperity as a community. Technology, if used responsibly, can change the health statistics of our community by fighting stigmas, providing resources […]

Information technology is the wave of the future, get on

As more Fortune 500 firms, such as Google, Apple, and Ernest & Young, have eliminated the requirement for a college degree, opportunities for employment are now open to those who haven’t attended prestigious and expensive universities. Educational platforms such as MIT OpenCourseWare, edX, and Coursera now offer free online IT classes with the ability to […]

5 apps college students turn to when it’s time for a big test

Enrollinging in college presents a chance for young adults to better their lives and further their education in their area of interest. From parties, joining clubs, and making new friends, college is an exciting time for young adults everywhere. However, college can be very stressful, especially when it comes to preparing for that next big […]

Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals that fit the millennial shopper’s budget

Amazon continues to celebrate the holidays and big savings beyond the typical Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales with its 12 Days of Deals bargains. The retail conglomerate is offering “Deals of the Day” from Dec. 3-14, on everything from electronics to home goods. To make your shopping duties even easier, we’ve picked out our […]

Black diversity VP Denise Young Smith leaves Apple, replaced by White woman

Denise Young Smith made headlines in October for her controversial views about race in corporate America. During the One Young World Summit, Smith defended Apple’s hiring of multiple White male execs. “Diversity is the human experience,” Smith said. “I get a little bit frustrated when diversity or the term diversity is tagged to the people […]

Details about Denise Young Smith, Apple’s chief of diversity and her apology

Tech companies have been under fire for their lack of diversity for quite some time. Earlier this year, Apple enlisted a seasoned employee to lead its diversity efforts. Arguably the most powerful Black woman in Silicon Valley, Denise Young Smith has worked at Apple since 1997 leading the talent and human resources division as its […]

Bozoma Saint John’s ‘badass’ Billboard speech affirms unsung Black women

Bozoma Saint John is a rock star. Heading Apple Music’s global consumer marketing division, Saint John had all the “sistahs” doing holy ghost dances and slapping high-fives this past weekend. Boz, pronounced Bōz, is a “badass” boss. You ain’t her friend if you call her by any other name. And as for being badass, it’s a self-proclamation […]

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