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A man who was captured on video kicking an elderly woman claims that he was a victim. On March 10,  Marc Gomez was on a New York City train when he got into a confrontation with a 78-year-old woman. At some point, the confrontation became violent and Gomez, 36, allegedly kicked the elderly woman in…

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Jay–Z and Miley Cyrus are to perform at Woodstock 50. The “Empire State of Mind” hitmaker is set to take to the stage at the event, which will take place at Watkins Glen in New York to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock festival. The event will take place between Aug. 16 and Aug.…

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Rickeno Bullard is the CEO and President of a dynamic burgeoning toy company and a serial entrepreneur.  He founded Michael Worldwide LLC (MWW) in 2005.  The company is known for its popular functional plush toy boxes, BoxBugz. We spoke with the CEO at the about entrepreneurship at the 2019 New York City Toy Fair. What motivated you…

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In the wake of controversial and racially insensitive campaigns recently initiated by European fashion houses, the saying “For Us By Us,” has more meaning now than ever — specifically when it comes to circulating the Black dollar. FUBU is an African American owned streetwear apparel company founded in 1992 by Daymond John and his friends, Keith Perrin, J. Alexander…

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Nicki Minaj is fighting all the allegations in a copyright lawsuit brought against her by singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman in October. Last October, Chapman sued 36-year-old Minaj for copyright infringement after claiming the rapper’s track “Sorry,” interpolated her 1988 single, “Baby Can I Hold You,” without her permission. In new court documents obtained by The Blast, she has now denied infringing…

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Mary J. Blige thinks Cardi B should be allowed her “moment” after winning a Grammy Award. The “Be Without You” hitmaker was shocked by the response aimed at the “Bodak Yellow” rapper after she took home the Best Rap Album prize at the annual music ceremony earlier this month. Blige said, “Why can’t she have her moment?” And…

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DJ Miss Milan Hometown/Current City: New York City (Queens/Brooklyn) Genre: Open Format Tag Line: The Fairy Vibemother rolling out recently caught up with DJ Miss Milan. Read the interview below to learn more about this vibrant female DJ, how she got started with her career and how she engages her audience with her great dance…

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When you flip through your closet, how many items can you say were designed by someone of color? Instead of supporting the Gucci and Prada brands that insult the Black consumer, we are here to encourage you to circulate the Black dollar among designers in our community. Below are 20 Black-owned fashion brands that you should support…

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Normally when a famous rapper gets arrested in seems they are out of jail within hours of getting their high-powered lawyers on the case. But this is not the case for rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, who is still incarcerated after his arrest in November 2018 on a host of federal charges. Last…

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You might recognize model Jasmine Daniels, an Atlanta native who has appeared on runways and in major ad campaigns. In this Model Monday segment, rolling out‘s Cassidy Sparks chats with Daniels via Skype about her inspiring journey, which has taken her from normal teenage life to slaying runways around the world. How did you get your…

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Up-and-coming rappers continue to emerge in the music industry, and hip-hop duo Jae Mansa appears to be making all the right moves to solidify their spot. Cousins Daron “Jae” Johnson and Brandon “B” Boone formed Jae Mansa in 2016. Johnson came up with their name, combining his middle name “Jae” (short for Jaelon) and “Mansa,” after…

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A television meteorologist is out of a job the day after uttering a racial slur during a live broadcast. During a WHEC weather forecast in Rochester, New York, on Friday which showed a live shot of the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, Jeremy Kappell referred to it as “Martin Luther Coon King Jr. Park.”…

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It seems that in the age of the Trump presidency, public displays of racial hatred are at an all-time high. A fact confirmed by a recent FBI report on hate crimes that have occurred in 2018. These incidents have occurred as people are going about their everyday lives, including riding a subway to work. The latest…

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If you’re a fashion junkie, more than likely you’ve stumbled across Black Vogue. The clothing line went viral after a Paris Fashion Week attendant was photographed wearing an eye-catching “Ghetto Until Proven Fashionable” hoodie. The woman behind the design is 25-year-old Nareasha Willis, a multitalented designer, creative director, entrepreneur and activist. The hoodie is a part…

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Nicki Minaj gave out turkeys in her old neighborhood for Thanksgiving. On Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, the 35-year-old rapper paid a visit to Queens, where she wrapped up warm in a hoodie and metallic coat and posed for photos with fans before getting behind a table to hand out more than 500 turkeys to residents in South…

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