What's On Today - Thursday

8 Basic Steps for Building A Budget

Budgeting can be a useful tool to help you reach your financial goals. A budget can help you
keep track of your spending, avoid and get out of debt, limit overspending, pay bills on time and
build savings habits.

Let’s explore how a budget can benefit you and how to build one:

1) Start with the basics. A budget helps you figure out how much money to set aside for
regular expenses like rent, mortgage, bills, groceries and entertainment.… Read more

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day in Minnesota is Wednesday

By Se Kwon

PublishedFebruary 21, 2024 11:28AM

Education

FOX 9

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Wednesday marks School Bus Driver Appreciation Day in Minnesota

Gov. Tim Walz signed a proclamation to better recognize the professionals who drive students to and from school safely. The initial effort started back in 2017 when the Minnesota School Bus Operators Association (MSBOA) and Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation (MAPT) teamed up to create School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. 

Each day, school bus drivers transport more than 682,000 students to and from school statewide. … Read more

Beyoncé Makes History as “Texas Hold ’Em” Tops Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart

The superstar, whose “16 Carriages” also charted, is the first Black woman to reach No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

One of Beyoncé’s new songs, “Texas Hold ’Em,” has landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, Billboard reports. She is now the first Black woman to ever hold the spot, Variety notes. The superstar’s “16 Carriages,” released simultaneously, also charted at No. 9 on the Hot Country Songs chart.… Read more

How Back Is Kanye West After the Billboard 200-Topping Debut of ‘Vultures 1’?

This week’s Five Burning Questions looks at West’s and Ty Dolla $ign’s collaborative album, which bows atop the Billboard 200 albums chart this week.

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Kyle DenisCarl LamarreMichael SaponaraDamien ScottAndrew Unterberger

02/21/2024

If you thought Kanye West‘s time in the mainstream was done following his most recent and most impactful round of controversies — wearing a “White Lives Matter” shirt and making repeat antisemitic comments (which has since posted a public apology in Hebrew for), among other offenses — the reception for new album Vultures 1 should dissuade you of that notion pretty quickly.… Read more

Tyla’s ‘Water’ Springs to No. 1 on Adult R&B Airplay Chart

The Grammy winner adds a new crown to her haul as her second single, “Truth or Die,” premieres on two radio charts.

By Trevor Anderson 

02/21/2024

A month after Tyla’s “Water” ran its course at No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, the hit reaches the top of the Adult R&B Airplay list dated Feb. 24. The track, released on FAX Records/Epic Records, jumps 4-1 following a 25% surge in plays that made it the most played song on U.S.… Read more

Harry Belafonte’s Family To Hold Public Celebration For Legendary Actor, Activist And Singer

A public celebration of the life and legacy of Harry Belafonte has been announced nearly nine months after the actor, activist and legendary singer died.

The details of the event were revealed to the media on Tuesday.

MORE: ‘We Love You, Mr. B.’: Ferguson Organizer On How Harry Belafonte Never Abandoned Black Freedom Fighters

Belafonte’s family is holding the “Celebration of Life” event on March 1, which would have been his 97th birthday.

The celebration is set to be held at the iconic Riverside Church in New York City.… Read more

Bobby Shmurda Involved In A Fight At A London Nightclub

It’s been three years since Bobby Shmurda was finally released from prison. And though he’s been keeping his nose clean and living his best life out on these streets, the Brooklyn rapper was recently involved in a scuffle while overseas at a nightclub.

According to TMZ, the “Hot N*gga” rapper found himself throwing some hands while in a nightclub in London Sunday (Feb. 18), after performing for the crowd. Interestingly enough, the fight seems to have began with the promoter of the club, where Shmurda performed two songs.… Read more

Benzino Visited ‘Drink Champs’ & Appears To Have Emotional Breakdown

Benzino found himself back in the conversation on the heels of the still-brewing feud he’s been engaged in for years with Eminem and he elaborated on the beef in a recent stop on the set of Drink Champs. During the chat, Benzino appears to have an emotional breakdown behind his ongoing battle with Eminem, causing some to believe he was intoxicated during the moment.

Benzino, reportedly 58, and Eminem, 51, have been throwing verbal jabs at one another over the years with Slim Shady starting this year’s salvo on “Doomsday Pt.… Read more

Malcolm X Assassination: Ben Crump To Introduce New Witnesses In Conspiracy Case

It’s been 59 years since the assassination of Malcolm X, and the conspiracy surrounding his untimely death still weighs heavy on a culture missing one of its greatest leaders. 

MORE: What Was Malcolm X Working On When He Was Assassinated?

Attorney Ben Crump is doing his part to continue the fight for truth and justice in the murder of Malcolm X. 

The nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney will host a news conference on Feb.… Read more

Oh Boy: Cam’ron Must Pay $51K For Misuse of Copyrighted Photo of Himself

Rapper/sports talk show analyst Cam’ron is learning the hard way about copyright infringement when using photos of yourself you don’t own.

Spotted on Digital Music News, the Diplomats co-founder and co-host of the It Is What It Is podcast has to open up his wallet and pay photographer Djamilla Cochran $51,000.

A judge is ordering Cam’ron to pay Cochran for using her iconic image that features the Harlem rapper donning a pink fur coat and headband while using a pink flip phone without permission.… Read more