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Teddy Riley Becomes International Ambassador for Mother’s of Humanity Monument Foundation

MUSICIAN EXTRAORDINAIRE TEDDY RILEY BECOMES AN INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR FOR THE MOTHER OF HUMANITY® MONUMENT FOUNDATION, INC. Music producer/songwriter and performer Teddy Riley, acknowledged as “King of New Jack Swing,” who’s enviable list of platinum-laced credits include Guy, the Winans, Joe (the Riley-produced “Stutter” topped both the R&B/pop charts in early 2001), Johnny Kemp, Blackstreet, Keith …

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Owner of Black Woman-Owned Publishing Firm Heads to London to Help Authors

Lindsy Bivens is a publisher, conference host and empowerment speaker, who after learning difficult lessons through self-publishing, was fueled with a passion to solve problems for new authors. As Founder/Creative Director of The Author’s Pen, LLC, Bivens has taken consistent action to serve the author community. Upon relocating to Houston, Texas in late 2016, Bivens …

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Has Any Good Come From Donald Trump’s Presidency/ Jay-Z Thinks So!

Hip-hop icon and entrepreneur Jay-Z addressed different topics, including his opinion on President Trump, in the latest episode of David Letterman’s Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. What surprised the viewers is when he said that Trump’s presidency is “actually a good thing.” “I think that what he’s forcing people to do is have conversations and [forcing] …

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The “Beychella” Effect Continues as Beyoncé Announces HBCU Scholarship Initiative

Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, has established the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for students attending Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University – all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Beyoncé announced the program when she made history at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival by becoming the first Black woman …

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Dorinda Walker: From a Path to Prison to a Life Full of Purpose

As the saying goes: “it’s not what people call you, it’s what you answer to” that matters. For Dorinda Walker, she now answers to the name given her by living a life full of purpose. That wasn’t always the case, however. In fact, the true-life story of Dorinda Walker can only be defined as her …

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Black Homebuyers Could Afford 55 Percent of U.S. Homes for Sale in 2017

Buyers overall could afford 74 percent of available homes last year – The gap between black and white homeownership rates has not significantly changed for more than 100 years. – Asian homebuyers had the most buying power, and could afford a home worth $155,000 more than the typical U.S. buyer. – Portland, Ore., and Minneapolis …

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Sodexo Honored as One of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises

Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today that it has been named to Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s (WBENC) 18th annual list of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) for the first time. This is the only national award honoring corporations for world-class supplier diversity programs …

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American Addiction Centers’ Donation to MusiCares Provides Free Treatment to Musicians

Headquartered in the country music capital, American Addiction Centers (AAC) announced today its donation of 30 free days of inpatient treatment to 12 musicians who seek assistance through MusiCares® in 2018. MusiCares, an affiliated charity of the Recording Academy™, provides resources for struggling musicians, including those battling drug and/or alcohol addiction. While the public often …

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Sallie Mae and Hip-Hop Artist Dee-1 Help Deserving Customer Pay ‘Sallie Mae Back’

Nick Sywyj of Kent, Ohio, Receives $10,000 to Pay Off Sallie Mae Student Loan As Part of #MissionFinish Contest Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company – in partnership with educator-turned hip-hop artist Dee-1 – today paid off $10,000 in student loans for Nick Sywyj, 23, of Kent, Ohio, the winner …

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Zendaya and Google.org Celebrate Announcement of $650K Grant to East Oakland School

In 2015, Roses in Concrete Community School opened in East Oakland, California. With a name inspired by a book of poetry written by Tupac Shakur, the school aims to create a model for urban education that prioritizes the needs of youth and families in the community it serves. It’s founder, Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, believes education is the way to …

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