What's On Today - Wednesday

NYPD Commissioner Blames Violence On BLM Demonstrators During March Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Days after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit accusing the NYPD of repeated unlawful practices against demonstrators, more police violence reared over the holiday in New York City during a Black Lives Matter demonstration held to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

More than 30 protesters were arrested on Monday at City Hall Park during the federal holiday to honor the legacy of Dr. King’s teachings of equality and nonviolence. Marchers began at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, traveling over the Brooklyn Bridge towards City Hall on Monday evening.… Read more

‘We Are One’: Watch Online Celebration Of The Black Community Before Biden, Harris Inauguration

Biden We Are One Inauguration live stream

Source: Presidential Inaugural Committee

The Presidential Inaugural Committee has planned a special Inauguration Eve event aimed at honoring the Black community and the African Diaspora as the country prepares for a new presidential administration full of the same diversity being celebrated Tuesday night.

The “We Are One” event will be streamed on NewsOne’s Facebook page beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

It comes one day after President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris observed the legacy of Dr.Read more

Actor Anthony Anderson Leads Financial Literacy Initiative

Actor Anthony Anderson is putting the focus on empowering individuals through financial literacy. According to Black Enterprise, the Black-ish star and his mother Doris Anderson have joined forces with the financial services company Northwestern Mutual for the creation of a new initiative centered on money management.

The new program was designed to educate individuals about the different facets of financial planning.… Read more

Tyler Perry To Receive Humanitarian Award At Oscars For Philanthropic Initiatives

Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry is known for paying it forward and he will receive a major honor for his philanthropic work. According to Deadline, Perry will be awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2021 Oscars.

Throughout his entire career, the New Orleans native has used his platform and resources to uplift individuals from underserved communities.… Read more

Diddy Invests In Digital Platform That Celebrates Black-Owned Beauty Brands

Mogul Sean Combs has continually used his platform and resources to uplift marginalized communities. His latest efforts have been centered on empowering Black entrepreneurs. According to WWD, the Harlem native invested in Thirteen Lune; a platform designed to highlight beauty brands created by Black and brown founders.

The platform—which officially launched in December 2020 by founders Nyakio Grieco and Patrick Herning—was created to push inclusivity in the realm of beauty forward and address the barriers faced by Black entrepreneurs when it comes to growing their businesses.… Read more