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How Is Diddy’s REVOLT TV Comparing To BET?

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By David Bloodsaw Black Entertainment Television (BET) has enjoyed unbridled success in the urban market on cable TV for decades. However, there is now a new player on the block that is being rolled out by Sean “Puffy” Combs that could possibly be competition for BET according to Electronic Urban Report. Stephen G. Hill, president of music programming at BET commented that there is enough space for the two channels and…

Business Mogul Cathy Hughes Discusses Her Tribulations To Build A Multi-Million-Dollar Media Network

Radio-One’s Cathy Hughes Talks Abortion And Staying Focused

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At 16 years of age Cathy Hughes, founder of Radio One, was kicked out of the house by her mom when she became pregnant. She didn’ let her misfortune become a part of her downfall, she just trudged along and vowed to do something with herself and for her son. Years later, after graduating from college and getting married she had an opportunity to buy a radio station with her…

MyTenSense: This is the stupidest financial advice ever!

MyTenSense: This is the stupidest financial advice ever!

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It’s hard to find a financial advisor you can trust because they get a nice commission when you roll your 401k and investments over to them and many of them seem to be unfazed when you try to reach them to inquire on why your investments are losing value. So how can you tell if you’re choosing the correct financial advisor? Well, hopefully you ask for recommendations from financially-stable relatives…

My Ten Sense: Shame on Montel Williams for endorcing “bad credit loans”

My Ten Sense: Shame on Montel Williams for endorcing “bad credit loans”

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Montel Williams received noteriety for his late 1980s tour, Mountain Get Out of My Way, that motivated teenagers to overcome obstacles, and he was rewarded with his own talk show, The Montel Williams Show, that ran from 1991 to 2008. But now Montel is contributing to the demise of so many Americans by endorsing “bad credit loans” from Money Mutual in which consumers can borrow as much as $1,000 as…

Three Black College Students Create “Instagram For Fashion”

Three Black College Students Create “Instagram For Fashion”

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One weekend, Darian Demetri, Kris Jordan, and Eric Chisolm were hanging out, like most college students do, when they realized that they were all entrepreneurs but had nothing to preneur. They quickly began brainstorming about what was missing from society that they could create and profit from. That night, the idea for Faddest.com was born. Using money from their financial aid returns at school and some financial assistance from their…

My Ten Sense: Back to school money lessons for high school and college students

My Ten Sense: Back to school money lessons for high school and college students

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I’m always willing to use my mistakes to help others. So I freely admit I’ve had a car repossessed. I almost went to jail three times for writing bad checks, and I climbed out of poor credit to build my first house. I wish I knew as a teenager or college student what I know now about money. So I’m making sure as many young people know what I know…

How to Recover From an Entrepreneurial Slump | LawrenceWatkins.com

How to Recover From an Entrepreneurial Slump | LawrenceWatkins.com

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    I was reading this blog post from the Harvard Business Review about the tendacy to become depressed during a job hunt. In the article, a lot of the advice that the author gave applies to entrepreneurship as well. There is an inherent amount of volatility when you have your own business and sometimes it can be hard to stomach. I’ve been there and I’m sure all other entrepreneurs…

Target, Greeting Card, Whitney Houston – How Are These Connected

Target, Greeting Card, Whitney Houston – How Are These Connected

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   Target is pulling a greeting card that makes fun of Whitney Houston’s taste in men. The discount retailer said Wednesday the card was sold in its stores prior to Houston’s death on Feb. 11, and as soon as it was brought to the retailer’s attention, Target Corp. began “the process of removing the card.” Pictures: Whitney Houston, 1963-2012 Complete Coverage: Death of a pop diva The card reads: “Next time…

Ludacris Closing One Restaurant To Focus On Another Eatery In Atlanta Airport

Ludacris Closing One Restaurant To Focus On Another Eatery In Atlanta Airport

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    Grammy winning artist Ludacris is closing Straits Atlanta, a Midtown eatery he has operated for four years with partner Chris Yeo. Ludacris, whose real name is Chris Bridges, made the decision after winning a contract to open a restaurant — Chicken N Beer — at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with Atlanta Restaurant Partners. The airport’s concession contracts were approved Tuesday in a marathon City Council meeting. The eatery was…

50 Cent’s Partners With Pepsi To Distribute Street King

50 Cent’s Partners With Pepsi To Distribute Street King

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While Curtis James Jackson III, aka 50 Cent, has just inked a major-distribution deal with Pepsi to expand his energy drink nationally, this latest venture only adds to the businessman’s ever-growing empire. Last September, the rap mogul launched Street King with one goal in mind, to use its sales to serve 1 billion meals in Africa. Jackson, who has steadfastly promoted the product since it was launched, tweeted his most-recent business…

Jay-Z Lawsuit — Sued for Being A Bad Boss

Jay-Z Lawsuit — Sued for Being A Bad Boss

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    According to the suit, obtained by TMZ, Jay-Z failed to pay workers’ compensation insurance for three months in 2009 — and sources close to the situation tell us, the insurance was supposed to cover domestic employees in Jay-Z’s house … cooks, maids, drivers … that sort of thing. The government agency sued the rapper to collect $18,000 in fines for the transgression — and a court has since…

Matthew Knowles Responds to Radio One Ban of Music World

Matthew Knowles Responds to Radio One Ban of Music World

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    Despite EURweb’s exclusive report of Music World Gospel artists being banned by Radio One, business is still going strong in the eyes of Music World Entertainment founder, president and CEO Mathew Knowles. So much so the music executive chooses to focus his energy on expanding his label’s reach in to the world of AM radio as he shared that his artists have received more airplay. With a new…

Get Your Hands Out Of My Pockets: Republicans Reject Extension Of Payroll Tax Cuts

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Your Black Politics reports: The Republicans are at it again. By refusing to extend payroll tax cuts for millions of working-class Americans,  workers will most likely receive a smaller pay-check. After President Barack Obama supported the Senate’s decision to extend the tax-cuts for at least two months, the House dismissed the move as “bad policy,” instead opting for a full-year extension. Accused by Obama of placing party above policy, the…

Black ‘Baby Alive’ Doesn’t Have Same Rights and Privileges As White ‘Baby Alive’ [VIDEO]

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When a Georgia mother tried to buy a doll for her daughter for Christmas, she never imagined that the doll might be more expensive if it was black, instead of white. The Baby Alive doll is one of the top items on 7-year-old Ahzhane Taylor’s wish list this year. Sunday, Ahzhane’s mother, Niaira Taylor, went shopping, armed with her daughter’s Christmas wish list, and a sale flier from Toys “R”…

John Atterberry Dead: Music Industry Executive Dies After Hollywood Shooting

John Atterberry Dead: Music Industry Executive Dies After Hollywood Shooting

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    A music executive died Monday after being shot last week by a rampaging gunman in the heart of Hollywood, a hospital spokeswoman said. John Atterberry, who had worked with the 50 Cents and others, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, spokeswoman Simi Singer said. The 40-year-old executive was shot in the face and upper body as he drove his Mercedes-Benz during Friday’s random attack. Read…