Killer Mike’s Greenwood banking platform secures over $40M in funding

Greenwood, the digital banking platform launched last year by co-founders rapper Killer Mike and television executive Ryan Glover, has secured some of the biggest names in finance to advance their Black wealth agenda. The burgeoning startup, named for the early 20th-century African American business district in Tulsa, Oklahoma, commonly known as “Black Wall Street,” has […]

Jussie Smollett comes up short at the NAACP Image Awards

And the entire sociopolitical world exhaled deeply. Jussie Smollett did not win an award after all. One can only imagine had Smollett been victorious, the inferno of rage that would have been ignited nationwide — especially at the White House and Chicago City Hall. The “Empire” actor was the subject of furious discussion, debate and controversy […]

Janelle Monae, Lil Rel, Jesse Williams attend ‘2 Dope Queens’ premiere in L.A.

Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson recently hosted a premiere in Los Angeles for their HBO series, “2 Dope Queens.” The event, which took place at Neuehouse Hollywood featured a red carpet, screening of their debut episode, and a slumber party experience where guests were given custom blankets designed by The Griggs Brothas. Following the screening, […]

Nicki Minaj, Jesse Williams play husband and wife in H&M Holiday 2017′ film

Many from the Pink Barbie brigade have wondered aloud why we have not seen Nicki Minaj — a seeming natural for the big and small screen — in more film roles before now. Well, Minaj’s fans’ thirsts are being quenched in the new H&M Holiday 2017 film and just in time for Christmas. The movie is […]

Jesse Williams’ estranged wife demands he keep their kids off social media

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The divorce between actor Jesse Williams and Arn Drake-Lee seems to keep getting messier and messier by the day and according to the latest news about the beefing exes, the “Grey’s Anatomy” star and his estranged wife are now feuding over their kids’ involvement in social media. According to new reports, Drake-Lee is upset that […]

Jesse Williams’ ex says he exposes their kids to a parade of women

“Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams has already disappointed a legion of female fans when he sought a divorce from his wife and mother of his two kids, Aryn Drake-Lee. But when he appeared to be stepping out on his wife before he sought the divorce, it compounded the negative feelings toward the Hollywood heartthrob. Now […]

Jesse Williams blasted by Black women for dating actress Minka Kelly

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In the summer of 2016, Jesse Williams accepted the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards and gave a speech that floored the entire audience. Williams spoke about the importance of Black men being supportive of Black women. “This is also in particular for the Black women in particular who have spent their lifetimes dedicated to […]

Things are heating up for Jesse Williams amid divorce from Aryn Drake-Lee

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Jesse Williams seeks custody of kids. Nearly two months after the “Grey’s Anatomy” star and his wife Aryn Drake-Lee called it quits, Williams reveals he’s battling it out for joint custody of his children. In court documents obtained by “E! News,” Williams and his attorneys claim Drake-Lee has refused his request for more time with their […]

Everything you need to know about Jesse Williams’ split from his wife

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Another Hollywood couple reportedly bites the dust, for good. Sources close to Jesse Williams tell TMZ, that Williams and his wife, Aryn Drake-Lee, have been co-parenting their two young children for months since officially separating. Not only that, but the ““Grey’s Anatomy” star, 35, moved out of the family home several weeks ago. Meanwhile, several […]

Jesse Williams moving out of family home

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It came as sad news weeks ago when news revealed that activist and “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams was divorcing his wife of five years, Aryn Drake-Lee. And while fans are still processing the news of the superstar’s split, the latest reports have revealed that Williams is moving out of his family’s home. As previously […]

Jesse Williams has a message for those who say they are not voting

“All power to the people,” as the Black Panther Party would say, and Jesse Williams seems to be putting emphasis on the “All.” Williams is again using his influence to help bring power into the people’s hands, particularly those people who are thinking about disenfranchising themselves. In a PSA for super PAC Save the Day, […]

What you need to know about Atlanta’s Many Rivers to Cross Festival

“Atlanta has such a rich history of movement and activism when it comes to civil rights. It made quite a lot of sense being that it’s the birthplace of Dr. King’s movement activity to host the Many Rivers to Cross Festival,” says Gina Belafonte, co-director of Sankofa.org and daughter of Harry Belafonte, the brainchild behind the festival. Many Rivers […]

Jesse Williams teams up with Scholly app to find scholarships

Popular actor/activist and former high school teacher Jesse Williams is teaming up with Scholly to help underprivileged students find available scholarships. He will serve on the advisory board for the scholarship app company. Williams recalled in a video for the app that he was a part of the “grossly under-resourced” American public school system. Being […]

Spelman graduate schools Wendy Williams about tasteless HBCU comment

Did the real Wendy Williams host her eponymous show on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 or did she allow “Clueless” Stacey Dash to stand in for her? Clearly, the talk show host couldn’t hear herself during her “Hot Topics” segment when she dismissed the necessity of the NAACP and HBCUs. Addressing Jesse Williams‘ Black people and humanity […]

Jesse Williams responds to petition to get him fired

Jesse Williams responds to petitioners looking to get him fired from “Grey’s Anatomy” following his BET Awards acceptance speech. Following his June 26 remarks on racial injustice, a Change.org user organized a petition claiming that the actor delivered “a cascade of inappropriate, unprofessional and racist commentary against police officers and Caucasians.” The petition has nearly […]

Wendy Williams makes surprising statements about HBCUs and NAACP

Wendy Williams has always had a knack for stirring up controversy when it comes to her comments about the personal lives of Hollywood celebrities. But this week, the controversy wasn’t about any particular celebrity. Instead, it was about Williams’ comments on race, specifically HBCUs and the NAACP, which she claimed could be offensive to White people. The […]

Karen Civil rocks curly tresses, hosts post BET Awards dinner with Jeezy

On Sunday night after the BET Awards, Jeezy and Karen Civil hosted an intimate dinner to celebrate Jeezy’s new single “Magic City Monday” featuring 2 Chainz and Future. The event, which took place at House of Macau in Hollywood, was attended by hip hop heavyweights, Future, Fabolous, YG, Lil Durk as well as John Wall, […]

What we learned about Jesse Williams’ parents during his fiery BET speech

On Sunday, June 26, activist and “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Jesse Williams commanded the stage at the BET Awards to accept the honor for this year’s BET Humanitarian Award. We learned Williams bark complemented his bite when he traveled to Ferguson, Missouri to participate in protests after the shooting of Michael Brown. Here’s his phenomenal speech, and a […]

BET Awards 2016 winners: The complete list

And the winners are … The 2016 BET Awards honoring your favorite singers, actors and actresses went down live, on Sunday, June 26 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Although the awards show had previously announced winners in two important categories including Samuel L. Jackson, who accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award and “Grey’s Anatomy” […]