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Essence In Trademark Dispute With ‘Black Girls Rock’ Founder Over #BlackGirlMagic

Essence In Trademark Dispute With ‘Black Girls Rock’ Founder Over #BlackGirlMagic

  Essence and Black Girls Rock founder, Beverly Bond are in a trademark dispute over #BlackGirlMagic, however the originator of the phrase, Cashawn Thompson is left in the dust. Essence is currently embroiled in a trademark dispute over the phrase “Black Girl Magic” with Beverly Bond, the founder of the organization Black Girls Rock! The trademark claims…

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Illinois Town Elects First Black Mayor

Illinois Town Elects First Black Mayor

  Allison Madison was elected mayor of Mound City. MOUND CITY, IL —- Allison Madison has made history as not only the first woman to be elected as mayor of Mound City, Illinois but as the first African-American too. Madison’s win came Tuesday week after the small town decided to choose her as mayor. “It’s…

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Entrepreneur Creates Hygiene Wipes For Men

Entrepreneur Creates Hygiene Wipes For Men

Derek Collins and has created a new product for men called Woody Wipes. ATLANTA, GA — Ladies, are you tired of your man’s poor personal hygiene “down there”? Are you tired of endlessly battling this issue with your man and “taking one for the team?” Wives, fiancés, and girlfriends it is time to start high-fiving…

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  Sophia, 2, and her new doll. Two-year-old Sophia received viral attention after her mother shared  an insightful anecdote regarding an awkward encounter at Target with a cashier employee via Facebook. During a visit to their local Target store  in Charlotte, North Carolina, the little girl was questioned by the cashier as to why she…

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White Toddler’s Response To Cashier About Black Doll Goes Viral

White Toddler’s Response To Cashier About Black Doll Goes Viral

  Sophia, 2, and her new doll. Two-year-old Sophia received viral attention after her mother shared  an insightful anecdote regarding an awkward encounter at Target with a cashier employee via Facebook. During a visit to their local Target store  in Charlotte, North Carolina, the little girl was questioned by the cashier as to why she…

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Georgia Man On Honeymoon Allegedly Jumps Off Carnival Cruise Ship; Still Missing

Georgia Man On Honeymoon Allegedly Jumps Off Carnival Cruise Ship; Still Missing

  Reco Scott and his wife were on their honeymoon after renewing their vows. BERRY ISLAND, BAHAMAS —- Reco Scott and his wife, Angelijica from Decatur were on their honeymoon when he went overboard on a Carnival Cruise Ship in the Bahamas on Friday. Some reports say Scott, 32, fell off, others say he jumped…

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Will.i.am Offering Full 4-Year STEAM Scholarship

Will.i.am Offering Full 4-Year STEAM Scholarship

Blackeye Peas star will.i.am. The Will.i.am Scholarship Foundation is open to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college and pursue degrees in the STEM and arts fields. The scholarship covers all college expenses, including tuition, books, fees, and room and board for four years. The scholarship is offered through the I.Am.Angel Foundation,…

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Waiter’s  Act Of Kindness Goes Viral

Waiter’s Act Of Kindness Goes Viral

  Waiter Joe Thomas’ act of kindness has gone viral. SPRINGFIELD, IL —- We’re so moved when we encounter those rare precious moments of people going out of their way to help people. This was the case for Keshia Dotson, visiting an IHOP in Springfield, Illinois, spotting a waiter feeding a customer who was unable…

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Tween Chef Wins $10K From Food Network

Tween Chef Wins $10K From Food Network

  Tavia Isaac was chosen as ‘Chopped Junior’ winner in 2016, but had to keep it secret until show aired. CHESTER, PA —- Tavia Isaac, 12,  from Chester, Pennsylvania, had a big secret that she had to keep for four months. The secret was that she was chosen as the top winner on Food Network’s…

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Brit With Autism Can Draw Entire City After One Glance

Brit With Autism Can Draw Entire City After One Glance

    Stephen Wilshire is artistically gifted. Because April is Autism Awareness Month, a black British artist on the spectrum whose work will amaze you. Stephen Wiltshire was diagnosed with autism at age three and today is one of Britain’s most celebrated artists. After a cursory glance, he can draw entire landscapes of cities from…

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Artist Creates Children’s Book For Black Boys To Learn To Respect Black Girls

Artist Creates Children’s Book For Black Boys To Learn To Respect Black Girls

  Artist and music producer Lawrence Lindell has released a children’s book to teach black boys to respect black girls. COMPTON, CA —- Lawrence Lindell wanted black girls to know they have much more value than a lack of media visibility and derisive comments from peers may lead them to believe. So he created “From…

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White Police Officer Charged For Fatally Shooting Unarmed Black Man Tells Her Side On ’60 Minutes’

White Police Officer Charged For Fatally Shooting Unarmed Black Man Tells Her Side On ’60 Minutes’

Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer, Betty Shelby fatally shot Terence Crutcher on September 16, 2016. TULSA, OK —- The white Oklahoma police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man got to the tell her story prior to trial on CBS ’60 Minutes’ Sunday. Betty Shelby claims, the victim’s race played no role in her…

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Racist Promposal Has Gone Viral; Students Suspended

Racist Promposal Has Gone Viral; Students Suspended

  Two white students and an obviously ‘not well informed’ Black student hold sign that has gone viral. COCONUT CREEK, FL —- The art of the promposal is supposed to be sacred. In the digital age, the ceremony is now strictly to show the timeline and the ‘gram how creative we can be when asking…

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Historic Black Town, Lincolnville, Texas Gets Markers

Historic Black Town, Lincolnville, Texas Gets Markers

  Jim Edd Snow, 88 in this photo, points to a stretch of the Leon River called Moccasin Bend. Snow is standing on land that was part of the Coryell County, Texas community founded by freed slaves, including his great-grandfather Jim Mayberry. GATESVILLE, TEXAS — Fannie Cook Brown did not want her 14 children to…

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Sanford Police Told Victim To Stop Calling 9-11 Hours Before She And Her Son Were Murdered

Sanford Police Told Victim To Stop Calling 9-11 Hours Before She And Her Son Were Murdered

The Sanford police officers told Latina Herring to stop calling 9-11. This is the same dept. that handled the investigation when Trayvon Martin was murdered. Latina Herring and her son were both killed when her boyfriend Allen Cashe broke into her home and shot the place up. SANFORD, FL ——The Sanford Florida Police Department is…

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Muslim Student Writes #BlackLivesMatter 100 Times On Stanford Application; Gets Accepted

Muslim Student Writes #BlackLivesMatter 100 Times On Stanford Application; Gets Accepted

  Ziad Ahmed was surprised he got accepted. NEW JERSEY —- Is your activism performative or substantive? One New Jersey teen knew exactly how to show his answer to that question when filling out his application to Stanford University. Asked “What matters to you, and why?” the teen could think of only one thing: #BlackLivesMatter….

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‘Dear White People’ Signs Posted Around University Campus

‘Dear White People’ Signs Posted Around University Campus

  The signs were posted around the campus of North Carolina State University. RALEIGH, NC — A number of “Dear White People” signs were posted on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Thursday that decry and criticize white people. One read, “Dear White People… Black people can’t be racist. Prejudice…

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Miami Mom Beats Up Her Daughter’s Rival

Miami Mom Beats Up Her Daughter’s Rival

Miami mom, Ernstlatta LaFrance and her daughter. MIAMI, FL —- A Miami mother showed up at Carol City Senior High School in order to beat up her daughter’s rival on Monday. According to police, the incident began with a fight that broke out between Ernstlatta LaFrance’s daughter and a group of other girls at the Miami-Dade…

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