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Paul Pierce is launching his own CBD line called ‘The Truth’

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Despite the persisting questions around CBD products, Paul Pierce is convinced about their potential benefits. Short for cannabidiol, CBD is a non-psychoactive — and increasingly popular — cannabis plant extract that can be used to treat ailments from mental stress to muscle pain, according to its proponents. Pierce is one of them. And now he’s […]

Billionaire Jay-Z Invests $1 Million in Black-Owned Vegan Cookie Company

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Jay-Z continues to give back, this time by investing in Partake Foods, a Black-owned company that makes vegan cookies that are mainly allergen-free. Black Enterprise reports the rapper’s Marcy Venture Partners led a $1 million seed round in the New Jersey-based health food company, which isn’t the first time he’s invested in the space. Others […]

Lupita Nyong’o Encourages Children to Love the Skin They’re In With Her New Book.

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Lupita Nyong’o just announced her first book, “Sulwe,” and we couldn’t be more excited. According to her Instagram page, the book is focused on helping children love the skin they’re in. As someone who once struggled to accept and appreciate her dark skin, it is an important message that Nyong’o can share from firsthand experience. […]

Trailer: ESCAPE PLAN 3: THE EXTRACTORS

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We have a brand new, red-band trailer for Escape Plan: The Extractors that brings the home-video Sylvester Stallone action someone out there has probably been craving. This is, amazingly, the third entry in this franchise, which kicked off with a big screen edition in 2013 and co-starred Arnold Schwarzenegger after he left political office. Now, […]

Kyrie Irving Opts Out of Deal, Fires Management, Becomes Unrestricted Free Agent

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With rumors of Kyrie Irving going to the Brooklyn Nets swirling, the first chess move in that happening has happened. Kyrie has opted out of his $21.3 million dollar deal for next season and will becoming an unrestricted free agent on June 30. Of course, this doesn’t mean the Boston Celtics are completely out of […]

Dave Chappelle Doing Broadway Run in July

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Dave Chappelle will be making his Broadway debut this summer, doing five consecutive nights at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on July 9-13. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday, June 21 at 10 AM with a Verified Fan Presale starting June 18 at 10 AM. You’ll need to register with Verified Fan by 10 PM on June 16 to […]

Trailer: Angel Has Fallen

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When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find […]

Good News: LeBron James Announces $1 Million Grant for I Promise School Gym

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LeBron James surprised I Promise School students Thursday by announcing a $1 million grant from the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation to build a new gym at the Akron school. The Los Angeles Laker and Akron native made the announcement at his alma mater St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. The gym will be used for physical […]

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant donates his Wizenard series books to LeBron James’ I Promise School

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Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has donated his “Wizenard Series” books to NBA superstar LeBron James’ I Promise School. “The Wizenard Series: Training Camp” is a fantasy book for young adults which features Wesley King as the author. Bryant created the almost-600 page book shortly after he retired from the NBA three years ago. […]

Jennifer Lopez Signs With L.A. Reid’s Hitco

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Jennifer Lopez has signed with L.A. Reid’s Hitco, Variety has confirmed with sources close to the singer. Lopez was signed to Epic Records when Reid ran the label — he exited in May 2017 following an accusation of sexual harassment by a former employee — though it never materialized in a full album under his […]

Legendary boxer George Foreman willing to manage Anthony Joshua

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British boxer Anthony Joshua was on the receiving end of one of the biggest upsets in the sport when he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr. in a seventh-round technical knockout for his heavyweight titles Saturday. Joshua is now being offered some help, courtesy of former heavyweight champion George Foreman. Foreman, who famously lost his heavyweight […]

What To Watch: Ava DuVernay’s ‘When They See Us’

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Ava DuVernay has now established herself as the country’s pre-eminent director in using film and television to foreground the truth about black people, white supremacy and justice. If it wasn’t obvious before, it is after watching When They See Us, DuVernay’s limited series about the Central Park Five, which begins streaming Friday on Netflix. When […]

Rihanna Is Now the World’s Richest Female Musician

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Rihanna has been named the world’s richest female musician, but her fortune isn’t solely from her music. The Barbados native, 31, has amassed her wealth in large part from her Fenty Beauty line, which she launched in 2017. The icon is worth $600 million, Forbes reported on Tuesday, putting her ahead of Madonna ($570 million), Celine […]

The First African-American Piano Manufacturer

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At the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in February, one couldn’t help but notice the striking new grand piano on the main stage, emblazoned with the name SHADD. When the many accomplished pianists that wee­­kend sat down to strike those keys, it was equally easy to spot their delight in the instrument. That piano was the product […]