Ella Mai says R&B is ‘very much alive’ during Good Morning Gorgeous tour

Popular R&B artist, Ella Mai, performed her biggest hits and some new music from her latest album Heart On My Sleeve, just before Mary J. Blige took the stage for the opening night of the Good Morning Gorgeous tour. The singer wore an all-black short set with an oversized blazer. The British-born singer-songwriter also performed […]

Find out how a father and his 4-month-old son lost their lives

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A father and his baby were killed at their home following a shooting in North Carolina. On the night of May 29, officers found 25-year-old Darion McClendon and 4-month-old Da’Mari McClendon dead at their home. “He was only 4-months-old. He was a baby, and they took his life,” Darion’s sister, Jasmine McClendon said to WCNC-TV. […]

4 things to know about the Black lottery winner who became a killer

A North Carolina man who won a $10 million lottery prize in 2017 was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend in 2020. Michael Hill, 54, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced on May 27, 2022, for the killing of 23-year-old Keonna Graham. On […]

Black man becomes multimillionaire but throws it away in criminal act

A North Carolina man who won a $10 million lottery prize in 2017 was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend in 2020. Michael Hill, 54, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced on May 27, 2022, for the killing of 23-year-old Keonna Graham. On […]

Grammy-nominated group The Ton3s giving listeners a fresh sound

The Ton3s, formerly known as The Hamiltones, is composed of North Carolina natives J. Vito, Tony Lelo, and 2E. The soul trio’s name  originated from their work as backup vocalists for Grammy-winning R&B artist Anthony Hamilton. The group has released four projects under The Hamiltones name, including their powerful debut album 1964, a Christmas album, […]

Charlotte NAACP President Corine Mack recommends vaccination

Corine Mack is the president of the NAACP‘s Charlotte-Mecklenburg chapter in North Carolina. The retired rapid transit operations vice president and former George Meany School of Labor Law student, Mack is an ordained elder who has ministered to thousands of incarcerated inmates in the New York prison system. Recently, she spoke to rolling out about […]

Why a 24-year-old wasn’t able to finish his prison sentence

An inmate in a North Carolina prison was allegedly assaulted and killed by a group of fellow inmates on March 29. Twenty-four-year-old Semajs Short was attacked in a housing area at Bertie Correctional Institution. Emergency workers at the prison performed life-saving measures until local paramedics arrived, but Short was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Three other […]

Rapper B-Strilla shares how music saved his life

Hickory, North Carolina hip-hop artist B-Strilla introduced himself to the music industry in 2005 when he and a friend created Center Street record label. Being a natural-born hustler, go-getter and entrepreneur, B-Strilla found his way onto the music scene to get away from street life. As an artist, he prides himself on being clear, real, […]

Is $75M enough for 31 years of 2 Black lives taken?

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Two half brothers were awarded $75 million by a jury after being wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in 1983. Henry McCollum and Leon Brown spent 31 years in prison. The eight-person jury in Raleigh, North Carolina, decided Henry McCollum and Leon Brown should received $31 million each in compensatory […]

Attorney for family of Andrew Brown Jr. calls his shooting an ‘execution’

Andrew Brown Jr., the Black man who was shot and killed during an attempted arrest by deputies in North Carolina, was the victim of an “execution,” the family’s lawyer, Chantel Cherry-Lassiter, told the media. The family’s stance comes after the public learned on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, that Pasquotank County sheriff’s deputies shot Brown five […]

DaBaby’s brother dead from apparent suicide

Rap superstar DaBaby is in mourning on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, after his older brother died from an apparent suicide. Glenn Johnson was killed from a single gunshot wound in a parking lot on Berkeley Place Drive off Mallard Creek Church Road in their hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, according to WSOCTV. It’s being reported […]

The UP Community Fund offers access to capital for minority-owned businesses

Economic inequality and lack of access to capital are two of the main issues for minority-owned businesses. The UP Community Fund is a resource for these businesses. The Charlotte, North Carolina based company was founded in 2017 by investment expert David Sharp. The UP Community Fund provides flexible business loans up to $2 million for […]

Man convicted of murdering Michael Jordan’s father granted parole date

Most people vividly remember when the father of basketball legend Michael Jordan was murdered in 1993. Jordan had just won his third championship in a row with the dynastic Chicago Bulls when the devastating news made headlines. Now, the media has learned that one of the men convicted of killing and robbing James Jordan, stealing […]

North Carolina artist Prince Navon is next up

Fifteen-year-old Prince Navon has already worked with a few of music greats in his young career. The legends Teddy Riley and Jazze Pha have laced the young phenom with some of their magic. The Charlotte, North Carolina, native has been dubbed the next big thing. His most recent song, “Miss Me,” is heating up on […]

North Carolina city votes to give Black residents reparations

Not only have White Americans spent decades telling Black people to “get over” slavery, but they also have been vehemently against providing any reparations as penance for past atrocities committed against the country’s oppressed citizens. Until today. In Asheville, North Carolina, members of the city council unanimously voted to provide a formal apology to its […]

Cops and White residents wash feet of Blacks and plead for forgiveness (video)

What took place in Cary, North Carolina, gives credence to what Blacks have uttered for decades — that many Caucasians’ souls have been weighed down with guilt for the way America has historically treated its Black citizens. People of different racial and ethnic backgrounds have coalesced in protests nationwide against police brutality and injustices perpetrated […]

Dudley Corp. CEO Ursula Dudley Oglesby discusses continuing her parents’ legacy

Ursula Dudley Oglesby is the CEO and president of Dudley Corp. LLC, a beauty brand that she started in 1967. The Brooklyn-born business leader and humanitarian began working at the Dudley Beauty Center in Greensboro, North Carolina, as a cashier and even sold products door to door in her neighborhood at 7 years old. Upon […]

Beauty maven Stephanie Williams and BrowZnAround spa keeping eyebrows on fleek

Stephanie Williams is a beauty maven and eyebrow expert with more than 16 years of experience in the industry. An esthetician licensed by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners, she opened her Raleigh-based business, BrowZnAround Eyebrow Studio + Spa, in 2008 to create a luxurious atmosphere with affordable and accessible cosmetic services. BrowZnAround offers […]

Woman admits to shooting ‘everybody in the house’ including her daughter, 10

A Greensboro, North Carolina, woman, 28, appeared in court Thursday, Jan. 2, accused of a triple homicide that occurred on New Year’s Day. According to local FOX affiliate, FOX6, Brittany McKinney shot and killed her 10-year-old daughter Mkenzie, 2-year-old niece Serenity, and 61-year-old Jerry Griffin, who was living in the home. Fox reports that police […]

Gospel singer Isaac Carree re-emerges after hiatus with ‘No Risk … No Reward’

After taking a six-year break from the music industry, Isaac Carree released a new single in August titled “HER,” which will be featured on his forthcoming album, No Risk…No Reward. The gospel recording artist will appear at the inaugural Imaginarium Film and Music Festival Oct. 18-19, 2019. The festival will be hosted by Pastor Jamal […]

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