San Francisco Ends Excessive Court Fees That Keep Offenders In Debt

San Francisco will make history on July 1 when it becomes the first jurisdiction in the nation to stop charging ex-offenders fees that keep many of them in debt and on the brink of reoffending. The overhaul also affects those found guilty of minor offenses, including traffic law violations.

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The city’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in May to pass an ordinance to eliminate a range of fees charged to those exiting the criminal justice system, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. [Read more]

Hip-Hop Reacts To XXXTentacion’s Murder

News of XXXTentacion’s murder in Miami has sent shockwaves through the hip-hop community. The rapper, 20, was shot outside of a motorcycle dealership in Broward County, FL Monday afternoon. He was pronounced dead by Broward County sheriffs a few hours later. XXX’s fans and colleagues in hip-hop have weighed in with reactions, thoughts and prayers. […]

Source: The Urban Daily

Is Angel Rich The New Steve Jobs?

Washington, DC native Angel Rich has developed an innovative app called Credit Stacker that teaches students about personal finance, credit management, and entrepreneurship.

During the first two weeks of its launch, 200,000 downloaded the app to their smart phones and tablets. The app has been named the “best financial literacy product in the country” by the Office of Michelle Obama, the “best learning game in the country” by the Department of Education, and the “best solution in the world for reducing poverty” by JP Morgan Chase, per [Read more]

People Are Getting Faked Out By This Nike Recruiters Ad On Instagram If you’ve been on Instagram today (or even yesterday) then you’ve no doubt seen this Nike “ad” posted. One offering such prizes as 3 pairs of shoes from Nike’s 2018 summer line as well as clothing and accessories from their summer line. And that you have to tag @nike.recruiters in the caption and be […]

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The Future of Student Debt For Black People Is Looking Brighter: Here’s Why

Lawmakers who have been trying to improve the bleak student debt picture for borrowers of color were urging disgraced Education Department Secretary Betsy DeVos to create a task force to address racial disparities for those who owe, according to a new report.

The task force would be able to “study the challenges facing borrowers of color and to propose solutions to help them get out of debt,” 62 congressional Democrats wrote in a letter to DeVos on Monday. The Education Department could also begin collecting and reporting annual data on loan default rates, repayment rates and loan delinquency with regard to race, ethnicity and other criteria, lawmakers said, The Washington Post reported. [Read more]

6 Healthy Habits You And Your Man Should Get Into To Strengthen Your Heart


Despite decades of medical research and public campaigns to ease the problem, heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. CDC stats report that nearly 44% of African American men and 48% of African American women have some form of cardiovascular disease that includes heart disease and stroke.

As part of our Urban One #REPRESENT Men’s Health Initiative, our founder and CEO Cathy Hughes and Alfred Liggins are helping to raise awareness for men’s health. What better way to kick things off than with simple changes you can make for yourself and your partner to improve your heart. [Read more]

Jay-Z Named Puma’s President of Basketball Operations

Puma basketball isn’t slowing down with big news. Not long after multiple NBA Draft prospects such as Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III announced they were joining the brand as the first basketball signees since Vince Carter left in 1999, they just announced their President of Basketball Operations — Jay-Z! According to Complex, Hov will […]

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Beyonce And Jay-Z Drop Everything Is Love Album

A Saturday spent relaxing means nothing for the BeyHive. If Beyonce has been just a little too quiet, something is about to happen. After a few weeks of fans asking, “Where is the new music?” a snippet arrived from Queen Bey herself. Bonnie and Clyde are back y’all. RELATED: Beyonce Bared ALL For OTR […]

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