How Black Women Delivered Stacey Abrams’ Historic Win in Georgia’s Primary Race

How Black Women Delivered Stacey Abrams’ Historic Win in Georgia’s Primary Race

If you want to know how strong Black women are, then their coalition movement to get Stacey Abrams elected as the nation’s first African-American woman governor is a compelling case study.

Black women voters mobilized by the thousands ahead of Georgia’s gubernatorial primary and brought Abrams a history-making victory Tuesday (May 22). The Democratic candidate may be able to secure her next victory during the midterms in November also because of Black women, who used several methods of communication to get the vote out to more than 150,000 members of their voting bloc. [Read more]

Debra Lee To Step Down As Chairman And CEO Of BET

After a career spanning three decades at BET, Debra Lee is stepping down from her position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer effective Monday, May 28. Lee, who began her career with the company as its first VP and General Counsel in 1986, was elevated to President and COO in 1996 and became Chairman and CEO in […]

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Report: Morgan Freeman Accused Of Misconduct, Sexual Harassment By 16 Women

Sixteen women came forward with horrifying stories of misconduct and harassment about Morgan Freeman.

The Oscar winner, 80, inappropriately touched women without consent, made sexually explicit comments and did more disgusting things, several women said to CNN.  Eight women said they were victims of harassment and others of inappropriate behavior by Freeman during an investigation into the veteran actor’s conduct, the news outlet reported Thursday (May 24).

Eight women said they witnessed Freeman’s misconduct on multiple movie sets. Several women detailed an uncomfortable environment at the actor’s production company Revelations Entertainment over the last ten years. [Read more]

Michelle Obama’s Book Cover For Upcoming ‘Becoming’ Memoir Revealed

Michelle Obama posed for a beautiful photo for her upcoming Becoming memoir. The cover for the highly anticipated book was revealed Thursday (May 24).

For all of the former first lady’s fans, they can pre-order Becoming or get their hands on the book when it is released on November 13 by Penguin Random House. Obama signed a joint book deal with her husband and former president Barack Obama for more than $65 million in March.

“I’m thrilled to share with all of you the cover for BECOMING,” Obama said on Instagram. The process of writing this book has been so personally meaningful and illuminating for me. As I prepare to share BECOMING this fall, I hope you’ll also think about your own story, and trust that it will help you become whoever you aspire to be. Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.” [Read more]

Can Vaping Help Smokers Quit? Not So Fast, Study Says

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It’s a big question for smokers and policymakers alike: Do electronic cigarettes help people quit? In a large study of company wellness programs, e-cigarettes worked no better than traditional stop-smoking tools, and the only thing that really helped was paying folks to kick the habit.

Critics of the study say it doesn’t close the case on these popular vaping products. It didn’t rigorously test effectiveness, just compared e-cigarettes to other methods among 6,000 smokers who were offered help to quit. That’s still valuable information because it’s what happens in daily life. [Read more]

Black-Owned Luxury Hair Line MADALI Hair Available On Amazon’s Textures and Hues

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Black-owned luxury brand MADALI Hair will now be available on Amazon’s Textures & Hues section. The curated storefront gives customers a hair care experience that highlights popular hair care brands for women of color, such as Miss Jessie’s, Carol’s Daughter, Shea Moisture and Cantu.

According to the official press release, “Amazon’s Textures & Hues curated storefront offers customers hair care tutorials along with shampoos, conditioners, styling products, wigs and hair extensions.” [Read more]

Jamie Foxx To Host The 2018 BET Awards

Jamie Foxx is going to be hosting the BET Awards for a second time this year. Foxx, a Academy Award and Grammy award-winner will be the lead emcee when the show takes place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 24. The first time Foxx hosted was in 2009, days after Michael Jackson unexpectedly […]

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Alarming Suicide Rate For Black Children

As more and more activists shout that Black lives matter nationwide, the more awareness is raised about the painful struggles of people of color including suicide. An alarming pattern has grown into a crisis when it comes to Black youth who commit suicide.

The rate at which African-American children ages 5-12 are taking their own lives has become roughly double that of their white counterparts, according to a new study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) that was published online Monday (May 21) in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Pediatrics. The study is a shocking reminder that Black children are suffering and feeling that there is no way out but to hurt themselves. Suicide, though rarer among children, is still a horrible tragedy that can leave a family brokenhearted for years. [Read more]