Backing and creating ownership in African American and brown communities is vital in a post-Trump era where racism and classism continue to divide America. Related: Philly’s Black & Mobile CEOs Featured In Pharrell and Jayz’s New BLM-Inspired ‘Entrepreneur’ Video Not only does supporting black-owned businesses strengthen local economies, but it also aids in closing the racial […]

Spike LeeToday for Black History Month, we are highlighting the director Spike Lee. Birth Date: March 20, 1957 Hometown: Brooklyn, New York Fun Facts: Spike Lee directed popular films like She’s Gotta Have It, Malcolm X, Black Kkklansman, and Do the Right Thing Spike Lee attended Morehouse College (earning a Bachelor’s degree) and New York […]

Join Our Text Club To Get The Latest Music, Entertainment, Contests And Breaking News On Your Phone. Text BOX to 24042 to join! The 91st Academy Awards are a wrap and there are plenty of shocking winners in Hollywood on Sunday night, Green Book, the much-maligned film starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen won Best […]

Today for Black History Month 2019, we are highlighting the singer/actor–Erykah Badu. Birth Date: February 26, 1971 Hometown: Dallas, Texas Fun Facts:  Erykah Badu’s real  name is Erica Abi Wright Erykah Badu briefly attending the HBCU Grambling State University Erykah Badu lives a vegan lifestyle Erykah Badu has a child with Andre 3000 (of OutKast), Roc Nation artist Jay […]

Today for Black History Month 2019, we are highlighting the rapper turned entrepreneur–Dr. Dre. Birth Date: February 18, 1965 Hometown: Compton, California Fun Facts:  Dr. Dre partnered with Jimmy Iovine to launch Beats Electronics LLC (which is responsible for making the popular Beats by Dr. Dre headphones) Dr. Dre was a member of the controversial rap group N.W.A. […]

For the project “Representation is Key,” Milwaukee College Prep teacher Terrence Sims teaches his students why pride matters.

Nikki Giovanni was born Yolande Cornelia Giovanni, Jr., on June 7, 1943, in Knoxville, Tennessee.  She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. Giovanni worked to graduate with honors , proudly from her grandfather’s alma mater, Fisk University in 1967. Nikki Giovanni is currently a distinguished Professor , at Virginia Tech. She has worked there since 1987. […]