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Howard University Library Named National Treasure, to Be Modernized with New Technology

The Founder's Library at Howard University was named a national treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation on Feb. 29. The library is on the campus of a historically Black university, and the National Trust,...

#FreeBrandy: R&B Singer Sues Record Label for $1M Over Ability to Make New Music

Singer Brandy filed a lawsuit against her record company Tuesday, saying she hasn't been able to make new music because of them. The Grammy-winner filed a suit with the Los Angeles Superior Court against Chameleon Entertainment...

Beyonce Debuts Athleisure Fashion Line ‘Ivy Park’, Rumored Album Tracklist Leaks

On top of a rumored leaked tracklist for her upcoming album, Beyoncé  introduced a new fashion line today. "Ivy Park" was exclusively unveiled through Vogue Runway's Instagram. In the clip, Bey can be seen hitting...

‘Hamilton’ Accused of Violating NYC Human Rights Law by Asking For ‘Non-White’ Actors in...

An open casting call for Broadway's hit play "Hamilton" has caused controversy after requesting auditions from non-white actors. As the play looks to expand to other cities, the casting notice has critics up in arms. Civil...

Obama Meets Little Girl Who Cried Over His Last Days In Office

The little girl who was upset that President Barack Obama is leaving the Oval Office at the end of his term finally got to meet him. A video posted on the White House's Facebook and...

Black Fraternity Members Slam Singer Layla Hathaway After She Posts Instagram Selfie in Alpha...

Members of Black fraternities and sororities are furious after singer Layla Hathaway posted a photo of herself in a bucket hat featuring the letters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. The daughter of soul singer...

Houston Woman Records Doctors Berating Her During Surgery, Compares Her to ‘Precious’ Movie Character

A woman recorded doctors in Houston talking badly about her during surgery. Ethel Easter needed an operation for a hernia and was told by doctors that it would take two months to have it scheduled. "I...

Former ‘Lost’ Star Developing Movie About His Life, Says He Thought He Was White,...

In a new interview detailing an upcoming movie he's developing, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje says he thought he was white growing up. The former "Lost" star is developing a film about his life called Farming, and he...

Black Architecture Firm Lands Multi-Million Dollar Deal to Design Temple University Football Stadium

The largest Black-owned architecture firm in the nation has been hired to create a plan for a football stadium on the campus of a prestigious university. Temple University, located in Philadelphia, announced Monday that is...

Fans Petition to Rename New York Street, Park to Honor Late Rapper Phife Dawg

After Phife Dawg passed away last week, fans have decided to get a street named after the rapper's group, A Tribe Called Quest. Followers of the iconic hip-hop trio have rallied to get two streets in...

Anti-Trump Rap Song by Baltimore Group Goes Viral

After posting a video and uploading the track on SoundCloud, an anti-Trump song by a group of Baltimore rappers has gone viral. The clip, titled "CIT4DT," was posted Sunday on Abdel Ibrahim's YouTube channel and...

The Legacy of Madam C. J. Walker Lives On with Launch of New Hair...

Madam C.J. Walker's iconic hair brand is coming back to life, thanks to the launch of a new line bearing her name. Madam C.J. Walker's Beauty Culture is a four-collection, 25-piece line of products that...

Ice Cube, Common Participate in Vh1 Show Panel on Chicago Gun Violence

At a panel in Chicago, rappers Common and Ice Cube led a discussion on gun violence with protest organizers for a new special on VH1. The town hall took place March 14 and is part...

Lil Wayne: Universal Music Group Owes Me Millions For Discovering Nicki Minaj, Drake and...

Rapper Lil Wayne says he has been duped out of millions of dollars from Universal Music Group after discovering and mentoring big music acts. In a suit filed by the producer's attorneys on Monday, the...

24-Year-Old College Student Surprises Grandparents by Paying Off Mortgage

A Texas college student surprised his grandparents by paying their mortgage and giving them a trip to the Bahamas. Stefun Darts shocked his grandparents by presenting them with a $15,000 check to pay off their mortgage, something...

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Returns to Harlem Community to Open Charter School This Fall

Sean Combs will add yet another job title to his resume as he looks to open a charter school in Harlem with innovative educator Dr. Steve Perry. The rapper, known as Diddy, is giving back to the...

10-Year-Old Hailed Hero, Takes Over Wheel and Saves Diabetic Driver Who Suffered Seizure

A young boy stopped a truck from crashing into oncoming traffic after the elderly driver suffered a diabetic seizure and lost control of the vehicle. WSFA reports 10-year-old Christopher Wheeler of Montgomery, Alabama was riding...

Adversity Brings Black Women, Mothers, Wives to Support Clinton: ‘I Love That Woman’

The Black women who support Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are now backing her because of the former secretary of state's struggle to overcome adversity. Much like they do as mothers and wives, Clinton's personal...

Henna Hair Dye, Used By Many Naturals, Gives Woman Bad Reaction

A Black woman had an allergic reaction after using henna hair dye. The Grio reports Chemese Armstrong wanted to add some color to her hair, and when she used the plant-based hair colorant, it caused her...

Black Women Fight Back Against Beauty Industry That’s Failed Them

Almost any Black woman who has wandered into a drug store has faced the same dilemma: Which shade of fits my complexion? Usually, this refers to the foundation laid as the base on...

Tech Industry Lacks Diversity, Keeps Facial Recognition Program from Seeing People of Other Races

Black people are strongly underrepresented in Silicon Valley. It has long been speculated that the tech industry is mostly white and male. According to Cambio, the result is that the products developed by companies...

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