Friday, October 22, 2021

Business

Russell Simmons Sells His RushCard Business to Green Dot for $147 Million

*Russell Simmons has sold his RushCard prepaid debit card business to Green Dot for a reported $147 million. Green Dot says it will buy UniRush,...

UniWorld Group, Inc. Announces Two Key Executive Promotions

Gregory Edwards appointed to Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer -  Matilda Ivey takes on SVP / Director of Client Services Role *NEW YORK...

Charmin Edwards Invents Unique Hair Accessory

*Entrepreneur Charmin Edwards (Damron Health and Beauty) was unable to find anything on the market to properly hold and adorn her braids as she...

‘Greenleaf’ Coming to Netflix After Lionsgate Closes SVOD Deal

*We've got great news if you're a fan of Oprah's/OWN's hit show "Greenleaf" and you have a Netflix account. We've just learned about the...

Megyn Kelly’s Arrival at NBC Pushes Out Al Roker and Tamron Hall … Kinda, Sorta

*With former Fox News anchor/personality Megyn Kelly's arrival at NBC, somebody's got to go and that somebody is actually two people: Al Roker and...

National Sales Network (LA Chapter) Hosts 12th Annual State of the Organization Jazz Brunch

*The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Sales Network will be hosting their 12th Annual State of the Organization Jazz Brunch. Featured Guest Speaker...

Pan African Film Festival Celebrates 25 Years W/ World’s Largest Selection of Black Motion Pictures

*The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) announces PAFF 25 taking place February 9-20, at the Cinemark Baldwin Hills Crenshaw 15 Theatre located within the...

Steve Harvey Quietly Cancels His Popular Neighborhood Awards

*Steve Harvey has quietly ended the widely popular Neighborhood Awards, formerly known as the Hoodie Awards, after more than 16 years. The move comes...

Charter Communications Joins BTNC-FAMU Collaboration to Establish First Black News Network

*TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU), the state’s only public historically Black university, has moved another step closer to serving as the headquarters...

Afrocentric Mobile App (AppsILike.Net) Helps Blacks Earn Money

*Savvier Health, LLC has been granted a license to offer the same easy–to-use subscription-based app creation platform that has been used by tens of...

Ice Cube’s Production Company Partners With Hong Kong Investor Kelvin Wu

*Ice Cube is broadening the reach of his Cube Vision production company by forging a strategic partnership with Kelvin Wu’s AID Partners, a Hong...

Finally! Samsung Has ID’d the Cause of ‘Galaxy Note 7’ Fires

*I pray you were not one of the unfortunate victims of a phone that caught fire...while you were on it!  By now you've probably heard...

Black Teen, Sasha Ariel’s Book Encourages Girls to be More Tech Savvy

*Sasha Ariel, an African-American teen from Washington, DC, has written a children’s book aimed at girls called "Sasha Tech Savvy Loves to Code." Coding...

New Report Says Typical Single Black Woman with College Degree is $11,000 in Debt!

*Duke University's Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, released a new report titled "Women, Race,...

Sprint Buys 33% Stake in Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service

*Sprint customers will soon have exclusive access to Tidal content. The wireless carrier has acquired a 33% stake in the streaming-music service led by Jay...
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