New York City Ballet Casts 11-Year-Old Charlotte Nebres as First Black ‘Nutcracker’ Lead

11-year-old Charlotte Nebres is making history this holiday season as the first Black lead at the New York City Ballet’s annual production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. via People: Charlotte, a student at the School of American Ballet, was hand-picked … Read more…

‘What If Harry Potter Had Been Black?’ Tomi Adeyemi on Representation and Fostering Empathy Through Her Epic Fantasy Series

Tomi Adeyemi wants to wrap her readers in a “dangerous but warm” blanket. Her young adult novels—the hit epic Children of Blood and Bone and its highly anticipated new sequel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance—combine escapist fantasy with clear-eyed confrontations … Read more…

How to defend your smart home devices from hackers after Black Friday buys: Cyber strategist

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday smart devices are headed into millions of homes. It's time to learn about the vulnerabilities you may be letting in if you irresponsibly implement gadgets, putting your personal privacy and safety at risk. Commentary … Read more…

Best Black Friday toy deals: Where to find sales on L.O.L. Surprise! sets, Star Wars LEGOs, Xbox bundles, and more

No one tells you how hard it is to shop for The Youths™️ once you age out of the Toys ‘R’ Us catalog (RIP). Toy trends seem to change constantly, and if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, … Read more…

LeToya Leaned on Her Father After Her First Heartbreak | Black Love | Oprah Winfrey Network

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Jeezy ft. Meek Mill “MLK BLVD,” Royce 5’9 ft. Sy Ari Da Kid, White Gold, Cyhi The Prince & T.I. “Black Savage” & More | Daily Visuals 11.15.19

Source: Def Jam / Def Jam While the folks in Kansas City voted to remove Martin Luther King Jr’s name from one of their streets, others are proud to have the name of the iconic civil rights leader held high … Read more…

‘Waves’: An Electrifying Portrait of Black Affluence, Family, and Forgiveness in the Face of Tragedy

Courtesy of A24 In director Trey Edward Shults’ third film, Waves, the question of justice looms large. His first film, Krisha, dealt with the deep bitterness addiction can sow in a family. That film doesn’t seek to redeem or vindicate … Read more…

Black Student Newspaper Editor Criticized For Removing Pics Due To Activist Pressure

CHICAGO (AP) — Student editors at the newspaper covering Northwestern University have faced two waves of criticism over their coverage of protests in response to an event featuring former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. First, student activists criticized them for publishing … Read more…

Black Waiter’s Co-Workers Gave Him Food Order With N-Word on It, Management Called It a ‘Joke’ [Photo]

21-year-old Arizona State University student Rakevion White was given a food order with the n-word on it from his OWN coworkers. He shared the ticket with read “ni**a order” via Instagram. According to his post, he complained to his manager … Read more…

Elisha and Michael Discuss Their Unconventional Household | Black Love | Oprah Winfrey Network

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Alniesha Carter Owns the First Black Woman-Owned Tax Franchise System in the Country

According to BlackBusiness.com, Alniesha Carter’s TaxPrep Evolution Inc. (TPE) is the first black woman-owned tax franchise system in the nation. Founded by Carter in 2015, TaxPrep Evolution Inc. (TPE) aims to create exceptional franchising opportunities that give its consumers financial freedom. Unlike most … Read more…

Former BET Chairman Debra Lee: Keep Pressure on Corporations To Expand Black Board Representation

Some 20 years ago, Debra Lee, then chief operating officer of Black Entertainment Television, gained her first corporate board appointment when she was tapped to serve as a director for Kodak, the leading photographic film products manufacturer at the time. … Read more…

There are Only 4 Black CEOs at Fortune 500 Companies. Here’s How the ELC is Changing That

Addressing more than 2,000 high-powered executives and business leaders—including about 150 CEOs of the nation’s largest corporations at its annual hot-ticket gala in Washington, D.C. — Otha T. “Skip” Spriggs, president and CEO of the Executive Leadership Council, offered the … Read more…

BE, Bank of America Honor Black Board Members of Largest Corporations at National Museum

Scores of black board members who represent the corporate elite made a bit of history Wednesday night as they were honored at the spectacular National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. BLACK ENTERPRISE saluted those … Read more…

A Black University Of Wisconsin-Madison Student Described As Angry Black Woman For Quietly Protesting Against Trump’s Bulls–t

In terms of protesting and demonstrating, Black women have been at the forefront of several important movements. But, a recent incident at the University of Wisconsin-Madison continues to confirm the thread of undervaluing Black women, and propping them up as … Read more…

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Adrienne C. Moore Talks Black Cindy, Diversity And The Final Season

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Jeannie And “The Real” Hosts Speak On Critics Of Her Relationship With Jeezy: “They Act Like He The Only Black Man Out There!”

Source: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com / WENN Ever since TV personality Jeannie Mai and rapper Jeezy made their relationship official last month, people have had a lot to say about their pairing, good and bad. But the 40-year-old is more focused on … Read more…

April Parker Jones Shares Why Marriage Works for Her | Black Women OWN the Conversation | OWN

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