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Look At What This African Entrepreneur Did With Old Flip Flops

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Have you ever wondered what to do with those old flip-flops that you might wear at the beach, but are now useless because they have broken straps? Why not save them up and cash them in for 41 cents per kilo with Ocean Sole, a business making something useful out of these discarded items of footwear. However, you may have a little trouble cashing in your stockpile of flip-flops because…

Brian Mcknight Says That His Next Album Was Inspired By Beyoncé

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert It’s not undeniable and it’s not unbelievable, music sensation Brian McKnight is launching a project via his website McKnight360.com. The website will allow his fans to download a new song and video every month, and also be able to watch the recording processing in a series of videos he posts online. I’ve never heard of anyone doing an album that was interactive with their fans,” Brian 44,…

What If Romeo And Juliet Were A Mixed Race Couple?

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By April Taylor For anyone who has ever wanted to see the Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet, thegrio.com is reporting that Screenvision and Broadway HD have partnered to bring the production to 2,000 movie theaters in the United States.  The production will be available for viewing February 13 –19 just in time for Valentine’s Day. In an attempt to bring Broadway productions to those who would not normally see them,…

Will.I.Am Criticizes The Voice

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April Taylor The Voice is a reality show that just completed it’s 5th season on NBC.  Contestants on the reality show compete for $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Music Group.  While the show has generated a respectable number of viewers, it has yet to produce a singer who has successfully climbed the music charts to make a name for themselves in the industry. Recently, Will.i.am discussed this issue…

Uganda Says It’s Ready to Defeat Rebel Leaders in Sudan

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By Lillian Armstead East African nations will strategically move in on the hostile leader of South Sudanese, Riek Machar if the rebellious leader does not accept their offer to end the attacks which could prove detrimental to large numbers of people, said the president of Uganda. Shortly after President Yoweri Museveni made a broadcast to cease fire, hostilities broke out with the “White Army” and other agitators started fighting with…

Computers Donated By Kevin Hart To Struggling Rec Center Stolen

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 By Britt L Just last month, comedian and actor Kevin Hart was very generous and donated $250,000 of his own money to purchase 500 computers for the struggling recreational centers and schools in his hometown of Philadelphia. About 300 of those computers went to schools and 200 to rec centers across Philly. To the cities surprise, some of those computers have already been stolen from a Southwest Philadelphia Recreation Center….

5 African Kings and Queens Well-Worth Making Movies About

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by Barry Burch Jr. Nick Cannon took the words out of the mouths of many when he voiced his opinion about the lack of movies geared towards uplifting black people.  Why is there not more Black films based on the Great African Kings and Queens of which there are many, he questioned. Your Black World agrees with the actor’s sentiments.  Here is a list of 5 prominent African Kings and…

MC Hammer Says He Has Receipt for the $800,000 He Paid to IRS

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by Barry Burch Jr. His name is MC Hammer and he is still paid.  At least according to him, he is, anyway. There was a rumor going around that the rapper owed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $800,000 in back taxes.  To that MC Hammer said no way. Hammer, 51, attempted to clear things up through way of his Twitter account for which he has 300 million followers. “I put…

Prince will Headline 2014 ESSENCE Music Fest and Promote ‘Yes We Code’

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By Lillian Armstead – Prince will celebrate with thousands of others at the ESSENCE Festivals 20th Anniversary next year.  The Anniversary is scheduled for the weekend of July 4th, 2014.  ESSENCE is a favorite brand for individuals from all walks of life – marketing to both men and women. The festival which is held in New Orleans has been a hit for close to two decades.  Boasting of crowds surpassing…

Postal Worker Murdered 10 Miles Away From Nation’s Capital While Delivering Mail

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By: Britt L A neighborhood in Landover, MD is left shook up after a local postal worker was shot dead while delivering mail, just 10 miles away from the Nation’s capital. Lanover officials were called to a street Saturday evening and discovered Tyson Jerome Barnette, a 26-year-old mail delivery man, shot to death. Police have yet to identify any suspects or possible motives for the seemingly senseless crime. Frank Schissler,…

Top That Rihanna: Beyonce Bagging Over $1.8 Million Every Time She Hits the Stage

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Reported By: Britt L Mrs. Carter is a full blown mogul now. According to the Hollywood Reporter,  32-year-old Beyonce has grossed more than $100 million in sales since the debut of her tour in April. The tour will end in December with Beyonce completing at least 107 shows and selling more than 883,000 tickets at 59 performances around the globe. Because of the great peaks Beyonce has climbed, her tour…

Beyonce Models Jay-Z’s Barney’s Collection Which Includes a $58,000 Jacket

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Beyonce is standing by her man in the middle of his controversial decision to stand by Barneys after allegations of racial profiling surfaced against the company.  Jay-Z’s claim that he isn’t making money from the Christmas collection is contradicted by his intense push to promote the products in his new line.  If you’ve listened to Jay-Z’s lyrics over the last 20 years, you’ll know that he doesn’t typically do anything…

Doing The Wrong Thing: Spike Lee Sued For Re-Tweeting Old Couples Address

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By: Britt L What’s that saying? Big brother is always watching? Well, apparently, 240,000 followers are too. Legendary film maker Spike Lee is being sued over a tweet posted via Twitter many months ago…However, the famous director disclosed some vital and personal information that could have harmed an elderly couple residing in Florida. Back in late March, months before George Zimmerman was acquitted in the deαth of 17-year-old unarmed Trayvon…

With Diabetes Diagnosis and After Leaving “Biggest Loser,” Ruben Studdard Sheds 104 Pounds

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by Liku K. American Idol fans will always remember the voice of Ruben Studdard who crooned his way to the top of the immensely popular show’s second season. Since then, Studdard, as a successful R&B, pop and gospel singer, has been a nominee for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 2003 Grammy Awards and has gone on to top various charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite the…

Pebbles’ Daughter Threatens Chilli After the TLC Movie, Says It was Unfair Portrayal of Her Mother

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You had to see this coming.  After the wildly popular biopic, “Crazy, Sexy, Cool,” a lot of feelings were hurt and reputations were damaged.  People were made to look either like heroes or villains, based on the way the directors and TLC told the story. One person who was made to look like Dr. Evil was the singer Pebbles.  Perri “Pebbles” Reid was portrayed as a person who forced the…