Boeing announces $6 million investment in Thurgood Marshall College Fund

CHICAGO, Illinois– Boeing today announced a $6 million investment in the future technical workforce through a partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the black college community. To date, TMCF has awarded more than $300 million in assistance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In addition to…

J. Prince to release his new Memoir: The Art & Science of Respect

HOUSTON, Texas — Entrepreneur and hip-hop executive, James Prince, is set to release his new book entitled “The Art & Science of Respect” on June 22. Prince presided over Rap-A-Lot Records, one of the first and most successful independent rap labels. In his memoir, he explains how he earned his reputation as one of the…

Jacqueline Woodson presented with the 2018 ALMA Award

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria and Minster of Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke were on hand to present the 2018 ALMA Award recipient Jacqueline Woodson with the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. “Just like Astrid Lindgren, you stand firm,” said Minster of Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke….

Pharell Williams Co- Owned G-Star RAW to open in Downtown Detroit

DETROIT, Michigan — Foreign Fashion brand G-Star RAW which Co-Owned by hip-hop producer Pharrell Williams is set this July in 1419 Woodward, next to Bonobos and across from the Shinola Hotel in Detroit’s downtown area. The denim brand is headquarter in Amsterdamn, Netherlands, whose title is “Head of Imagination.” In addition to jeans, they also…

Dr. D’Andra Mull honored at the Columbus Business First 40 Under 40 Celebration!

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dr. D’Andra Mull, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students at Ohio State University, was honored at the Columbus Business First 40 Under 40 Celebration. Columbus Business First has recognized 40 local individuals under age 40 each year since 1993. They’re up-and-comers making an impact in the professional world…

Shaq puts Florida Mansion on Sale for $28 Million

ORLANDO, Florida — NBA Hall of Famer, Shaquille O’Neal has put his 28-room lakefront mansion near Orlando, Florida on the market at $28 million. According to the Wall Street Journal, Shaq has placed his 31,000-square-foot home in Windermere, Fla., on the market. The 12-bed, 13-bath mansion includes a full-sized basketball court, movie theater, 17-car garage…

Michelle Obama Reveals Cover For Upcoming Memoir “Becoming”

NEW YORK — Former first lady Michelle Obama unveiled the cover for her new memoir Becoming, set to be released in November. Becoming chronicles Obama’s life “from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s…

Nike Just Released the ‘UNC’ Off-White x Air Jordan 1

OREGON — Nike just droped the latest Air Jordan 1 colorway, the Off-White x Air Jordan 1 “UNC” which retails for $190. The Off-White x Air Jordan 1 “UNC” isn’t expected to drop internationally until next week, while the U.S. launch is scheduled for June 9. The "UNC" Off-White x Air Jordan 1 just got…

Sean “Diddy” Combs Purchases a $21.1 million work of art

NEW YORK — Entrepreneur and Hip-hop mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs, has reportedly purchased the “Past Times,” painting by Chicago artist Kerry James Marshall with a narrative centered on black experiences — for $21.1 million, including fees, in an auction at Sotheby’s Wednesday night. “[‘Past Times’] really captured the imagination, and I think galvanizes a whole…