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Argument Over Aretha Franklin Leads To Va. Shooting, Witnesses Say

SUFFOLK, Va (WTKR) — An argument over Aretha Franklin led to a shooting, witnesses told police in one Virginia town Thursday. Suffolk Police responded to a report of a gunshot victim Thursday morning around 10:45 a.m. in the 300 block of East Washington Street. CBS affiliate WTKR reports a witness said he heard the two people in the argument were fighting over whether or not Halle Berry played Aretha Franklin in a movie. Police said the fight turned physical and then one of the subjects produced a firearm, shooting the other man at least once. Both men got emergency medical assessment and treatment by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel before being transported to local hospitals for further treatment. Police said the gunshot victim is considered to be in serious condition. Franklin had pr...Read More

Naturi Naughton: ‘Motherhood Is The Biggest And Best Role Of My Life’

It looks like Power star Naturi Naughton has her hands full as a mother both on and off-screen! Fans of the critically-acclaimed STARZ drama series love Naughton’s character, Tasha St. Patrick, for the no-nonsense way in which she handles her household as a wife, business partner and mother to the St. Partrick children. But for Naturi, playing the role of a hard-working mother went from being a part of her career to part of her real life when she gave birth to her daughter last July. Speaking to media in the 2018 ESSENCE Festival press room, the 34-year-old actress and singer dished on playing the role of a mother struggling to cope with the unexpected loss of a child on last season of Power, all while pregnant with her own baby girl. While the tragedies of her character’s storyline were c...Read More

Money Moves! Kandi Burruss Just Opened A Restaurant In Atlanta’s Philips Arena

Kandi Burruss’ first love may be music, but the singer turned businesswoman is serious about her money. Over the years Burruss has built several businesses, including, an intimate toys line called Bedroom Kandi, and the children’s apparel company Raising Ace. Last year, Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, opened a restaurant with her mother and aunts aptly named Old Lady Gang. Now, the eatery is moving into one of Atlanta’s biggest venues. RELATED: Get Ready! Kandi Burruss Debuts New Cosmetics Line, ‘Kandi Koated’ RELATED: Kandi Burruss To Host And Executive Produce Sexy New Talk Show ‘Kandi Koated Nights’ “I have been keeping this to myself but now I can finally announce that we will have an @oldladygang in the #PhillipsArena!!!! I’m so excited!” Burruss wrote on...Read More

Why some see Trump’s attacks on Omarosa and other African-Americans as racially loaded

President Donald Trump‘s relationship with African-Americans is once again under scrutiny amid the continued questions raised by a former aide’s charges of racism. Omarosa Manigault Newman’s new book includes unsubstantiated personal attacks on the president such as what she calls his “mental decline,” to which Trump has responded with denials and multiple insults about his former “Apprentice” protege, calling her “Wacky and Deranged,” “a crazed, crying lowlife” and comparing her to a “dog.” She’s only the latest high-profile African-American to land in Trump’s crosshairs after he disparaged the intelligence of basketball star LeBron James and CNN journalist Don Lemon. He’s also fond of accusing U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., of having a “low I.Q.” Trump has lob...Read More

Do All Black Men Cheat?!

Ok, honestly I’ve had enough. Every woman I know has called me over the weekend saying can you believe what Kevin Hart did, and can you believe he cheated while his wife was pregnant. It has been an onslaught of Jay z did this, Carmelo Anthony did that, my friend’s man tried to hit on me, and basically everything in between. I have listened to countless hours about how all the men today are dogs and even the good ones just haven’t been caught yet. So, once and for all, I think its time to dig up some facts and answer the question; do all men ( especially black men ) cheat? Should women just give up on all of us and realize that men are not monogamous creatures and give them a permanent hall pass? Also is it only men ? Seeing myself as a young, good black professional man, I don’t think I h...Read More

Pistol Packing Granny Shoots Man Who Dropped His Pants, Began Masturbating, And Tried To Break In

A bicyclist in Houston chose the wrong grandmother to mess with last week. When the man tried to expose himself, masturbate and enter the woman’s home, she fired back…literally. Granny Jean, 68, was taking out the trash last Tuesday when she spotted a man riding his bike and masturbating. When Granny Jean (above) told the man to stop, he continued. Eventually, Jean started heading back in to her home when she noticed the man was following her, reported the Houston Chronicle. “Some guy pulled off his pants and pulled his pants open, playing with his thing, and he ran up and I told him to get away from my door, or I will shoot him,” Jean told KTRK. Even though Granny Jean gave the man a warning, he continued performing the lewd act. Jean then grabbed her pistol and fired. “...Read More

Best networking events for Black professionals in 2018

  Ryan Leslie networking at the 2017 RIDE Conference in Atlanta, GA. One of the major keys to success is surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals who are on the same path. You can start forming your circle of individuals by attending the best networking events there are for Black professionals who seek the same relationships. Here are the conferences you should mark on your calendar for the remainder of 2018. RIDE Conference  September 28-29, 2018 Atlanta, Georgia Rolling Out Innovation Digital Entertainment Conference (RIDE) will highlight the need and opportunity in technology for multicultural millennials and professionals. RIDE is a platform to generate interest in their respective professions. It is a chance to share their business acumen and career insights through case...Read More