Sweden bans over-the-counter sales of painkiller

STOCKHOLM, Sweden —  According to thelocal.se, it will no longer be possible to buy a series of common painkiller brands over the counter in Sweden from next summer, due to concerns of causing heart problems. Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain and inflammation. It is the active substance in common…

Pharrell Williams, Reserve Properties and Westdale Properties unveil residential collaboration in Toronto

TORONTO, Canada — Reserve Properties and Westdale Properties announce an unprecedented collaboration with Pharrell Williams on a new two-tower, residential development at Yonge and Eglinton, the epi-centre of Toronto. Untitled is the culmination of a multi-faceted design process that saw the internationally acclaimed artist, musician and designer collaborate with an extended project team, including architects IBI Group and Interior Designers U31,…

LeBron James will open an I Promise Village next summer

AKRON, Ohio — Los Angeles Lakers star and his LeBron James Family Foundation announced the opening of I Promise Village, an apartment complex that will provide transitional housing for families with students experiencing unforeseen challenges in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The village is in conjunction with his I Promise School, which opened in July…

Apple commits $2.5 billion to combat housing crisis in California

CUPERTINO, California — Apple announced a comprehensive $2.5 billion plan to help address the housing availability and affordability crisis in California. As costs skyrocket for renters and potential homebuyers — and as the availability of affordable housing fails to keep pace with the region’s growth — community members like teachers, firefighters, first responders and service…

Former President Barack Obama hosts third annual Obama Foundation Summit

CHICAGO,Illinois — Former President Barack Obama and first Lady Michelle Obama hosted their third annual Obama Foundation Summit held at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago from October 28-29. The Summit convened leaders from across the Foundation’s programs: Obama Foundation Fellows, Scholars, Africa Leaders, Community Leadership Corps members, and representatives of the Girls Opportunity…

Gilbert, Ross partner to bring “innovation center” to downtown Detroit

DETROIT, Michigan — Real estate mogul Stephen Ross, a Detroit native and U-M alumnus, and Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert are partnering to bring an “innovation center” in downtown Detroit on the site of the aborted Wayne County jail project. The development is part of a $300 million-plus development, with the University of Michigan which will include a hotel…

Dan Gilbert’s Jack Entertainment sells Cleveland Casino’s to VICI for $843 million

DETROIT, Michigan — JACK Entertainment LLC announced that certain of its affiliates have entered into an agreement with VICI Properties (“VICI”), a real estate investment trust, to sell the membership interests of a subsidiary that owns the land and real estate assets of JACK Cleveland Casino and JACK Thistledown Racino for approximately $843 million, pending…

Howard University Partners With Amazon Studios to Launch Howard Entertainment

WASHINGTON D.C. — Howard University and Amazon Studios announced the launch of Howard Entertainment, a program designed to diversify the entertainment industry by creating a pipeline for African-American students and other marginalized populations to train and study alongside entertainment executives. “The vision of Howard Entertainment is to offer a one-of-a-kind experience for students interested in…

50 Cent set to release new book “Hustle Harder”

QUEENS, New York — Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson opens up about his amazing comeback—from tragic personal loss to thriving businessman and cable’s highest-paid executive—in this unique self-help guide, his first since his blockbuster New York Times bestseller The 50th Law. In his early twenties, 50 Cent rose to the heights of fame and power in…