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Meet the Black Chef Who’s Transforming New York’s Food Scene After Taking Trip to...

Joseph “JJ” Johnson found inspiration for his food on a trip to Ghana, where he saw how the evolution and spread of societies can manifest itself in cuisine. The chef experienced a unique use...

7 Black Actors Who Could Be the Next James Bond Besides Denzel Washington

Will Smith If Denzel Washington isn't cast in the role, the James Bond franchise still could undergo a major upgrade by attracting an A-lister like Will Smith. And Smith definitely has the depth as an actor to...

Facebook’s Kay Madati from Tanzania Has Been Named BET Networks Chief Digital Officer and...

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc., announced that it has hired Kay Madati as executive vice president and chief digital officer. Madati, a Tanzanian citizen who has lived in Africa, the United Kingdom...

Shocking Figures Show You’re Still Not Saving Enough for Your Kid’s College Education

The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount wouldn't come close to getting a person a degree. In a report released Tuesday,...

New York May Have the Model for Retail Workers to Be Able to Earn...

By now, the hardships endured by retail workers at clothing stores across are achingly familiar: the frantic scramble to get assigned enough hours to earn a living on painfully low wages; the ever-changing,...

Fast-Food Workers Take to Streets Again to Protest for Higher Wages

Fast-food workers from Los Angeles to New York City were striking again for better pay. More than 100 fast-food workers converged on a McDonald's in Exposition Park before dawn Thursday to protest for better wages. The...

Home Depot ‘Aggressively’ Investigates Breach That May Have Exposed Customer Data

Home Depot is investigating a potential hacking that may have exposed customer data. The home improvement chain said Tuesday it is looking into "unusual activity" and working with law enforcement and banking partners. "We are aggressively...

No Degree, No Problem: Nigeria’s Richest Woman Didn’t Let the Lack of a College...

Nigeria’s wealthiest woman, Folorunsho Alakija, has disclosed that she did not attend a university, insisting that a formal education is not a requisite for success in life. Alakija, who is worth $2.6 billion by Forbes...

15 of the Most Dramatic Pictures from Protests in Ferguson, Missouri

Protester in the Street Holding a Candle for Michael Brown People Gathering Peacefully to Protest We're at the StL County Prosecutor's office in Clayton. Grand jury expected to meet re: Darren Wilson. #abc17 pic.twitter.com/p5FhOXoYDb — Lucas Geisler (@LucasABC17)...

Secret Siblings? 18 Unrelated Sets of Celebrities Who Could Pass for Brother and Sister

Solange and Orlando Jones Beyonce's little sister and the former 7 Up spokesman may not actually be related, but they look so much alike that if Jones ever needs someone to have his back, he should...

At Dinner, McDonald’s Tries to Shake Up Its Image of Offering Unhealthy, Cheap Food

At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu. A Kung Pao chicken appetizer was made with Chicken McNuggets doused in sweet...

15 Beautiful Black Celebrity Couples Who Have Been Married for Over 15 Years

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Married: 1948 - Feb. 4, 2005 (his death) Duration: 57 years How They Met: The famous actors met while co-starring in the 1946 Broadway play Jeb. Barack and Michelle Obama Married: 1992 - Present Duration:...

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to 289,000

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as jobless claims remain at relatively low levels that point toward stronger economic growth. Weekly applications for unemployment aid fell 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000, the...

Obama to Reveal Plan for $14B in US Corporation Investment in Africa

U.S. companies pledged new investment in Africa on Tuesday as part of $14 billion (U.S.) in construction, clean energy, banking and information technology projects to be unveiled by President Barack Obama at an event...

Is Coca-Cola About to Start Spying on You at Home?

Coke’s popular Freestyle soda machines, which allow customers to custom mix their fountain drinks, have been a treasure trove of data for the company. For instance, they helped convince the company to release Cherry...

Reports: Snapchat’s Value Could Reach $10B

Last year, Snapchat decided Facebook's $3 billion offer wasn't cool. You know what's cool? $10 billion. The Venice Beach start-up, whose app enables users to send photos and videos that disappear seconds after they're viewed,...

Typical American Household Significantly Poorer Than It Was 10 Years Ago, New Study Shows

The typical American household was significantly poorer in 2013 than it was 10 years earlier as a result of the Great Recession, a new study shows, an effect that is compounded by growing wealth inequality...

‘Reading Rainbow’ Crushes Records on Kickstarter

It's one for the record books. Reading Rainbow, the popular and critically acclaimed children's educational series from the 1980s, has become the most popular Kickstarter project yet in terms of number of backers —...

GM Recalls Another 8.2M Vehicles

General Motors' safety crisis worsened Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its huge list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches. The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM's...

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