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How Kanye West embodies the Payroll Protection Program's big problems

He may be a self-proclaimed "Christian Genius Billionaire," but Kanye West is catching flak after his Yeezy apparel brand applied for government assistance to weather the coronavirus crisis.
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Candice Carty-Williams and Bernadine Evaristo Become 1st Black Authors to Win Top British Book Awards

Candice Carty-Williams and Bernardine Evaristo just won Book of the Year and Author of the Year at the British Book Awards, respectively, becoming the first Black authors to win these top prizes.
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Black-Owned Natural Haircare Brand – KGoody Kollection, Now Available at WalMart.com

Kgoody Kollection products are considered “the Truth’’ by many. Kgoody Kollection Quenching Oil has rave reviews and is safe for all ages. “Best growth oil ever!,” states a review by Raquel D. on May 11, 2020. She goes on to ...
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Bubba Wallace Responds to FBI Findings: ‘Whether Tied In 2019, or Whatever, It Was A Noose

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace says he’s “pissed” members of the public are now questioning his in- tegrity after the FBI said a noose found in his garage stall this week was there before his team moved in.
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LiveXLive & Live Nation Urban In Partnership With Color Of Change Announce Lift Every Voice: A Juneteenth Special

Artists Participating Include Common, Fantastic Negrito, Justine Skye, Jonathan Mcreynolds, Joy Oladokun, Leon Bridges, Lion Babe, Mick Jenkins, Ti, Trea Tha Truth, Vic Mensa + More LiveXLive Media, Inc. and Live Nation Urban join forces with Color of Change for ...
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A Tearful Lizzo Speaks Out About Protests and The Fight Against Racism

Lizzo broke down into floods of tears as she vented about “the real story not being told fully” amid the protests against racism.
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Say His Name: George Floyd

As I walked inside of the Fountain of Praise sanctuary where the public memorial for George Floyd was being held, a cold, eerie, and chilling feeling came over my body. It caused me to take a pause stopping me in ...
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Rice Names Quadrangle Grove to Honor Rev. William Lawson

Rice University has announced it will name part of its campus central quadrangle The Reverend William A. Lawson Grove in honor of the esteemed community leader’s contributions to the university and the city of Houston.
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Oscar, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning Artist, Common Teams Up with The Fraggles in Apple’s “Fraggle Rock: Rock On!”

The Fraggles are back for more fun, music and silly adventures in a brand new mini-episode of “Fraggle Rock: Rock On!,” and this week, they are joined by a special guest: award-winning artist, actor and activist, Common.
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Universal Music Group and the Aristokrat Group P, One of Africa's Most Influential Music Companies, Announce Strategic Global Partnership for Recordings and Publishing

Universal Music France (UMF), a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a strategic partnership with The Aristokrat Group, a prominent African entertainment company which operates from Lagos, Nigeria and is best known ...
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R&B lost three legends this weekend in Little Richard, Andre Harrell and Betty Wright

It was a tough weekend for rhythm and blues with the deaths of three musical icons. Singers Betty Wright and Little Richard along with music executive Andre Harrell died this weekend. All had major impacts on R&B and the music ...
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ESSENCE.com

Longest-Running Black Media Platform Marks 50-Year Legacy of Evolution and Innovation in Black Culture with Special Collector’s Edition Issue; – - Iconic Supermodel Naomi Campbell Graces 50th Anniversary May/June Issue in First-Ever Self-Shot Cover; Talks to ESSENCE about Turning 50 ...

(BPRW) BET Rallies to Support Communities of Color Most Impacted By COVID-19 Pandemic With New Television Special, Relief Fund, Digital News Programs, and Community Partnerships

“Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort,” Special Co-Hosted by Kelly Rowland, Terrence J, and Regina Hall, Set to Air On Wednesday, April 22, 2020 At 8 PM EDT ; Special Guests for the Special Include DJ Khaled, Charlie ...

TV One's Award-Winning Series UNSUNG Reflects On The Late Al Jarreau's Legacy

TV One's award-winning documentary series UNSUNG shines a spotlight on revolutionary jazz singer Al Jarreau, this Sunday, April 12 at 10 p.m. ET/9C.
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