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Can there be a more ignominious downfall for the legendary and equally infamous record label Death Row? Can there be a more fitting caricature for the once menacing music company that engineered a music revolution called “gangsta rap” than to be now owned by a toy company? Death Row, which at its peak boasted a…

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If you’re like many parents across the United States with small kids, you may have purchased the latest toy from the popular Hasbro “Play-Doh” line. The set is called the “Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain Playset” and was the No. 1 best seller on Amazon.com this holiday season. But when children opened the play set,…

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Lonnie Johnson, the brilliant black doctor, scientist, inventor and entrepreneur who created the wildly popular Super Soaker toy gun, was awarded $72.9 million in unpaid royalties from Hasbro Inc., according to the law firm King & Spalding. Johnson’s company, Johnson Research and Development, filed a lawsuit against Hasbro for underpaid royalties in the sales of…

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  The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light,  in partnership with Bloomberg LP, recently announced the results of The Civic 50, the first comprehensive scorecard of S&P 500 companies that best use their time, talent and resources to positively impact the quality of life in the communities they serve. “NCoC is proud to be part…

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