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BE Exclusive: John Legend Opens up About Major Film

Legend in a scene with Gosling and Stone (Courtesy of Lionsgate)   Lionsgate is coming out with a new movie this Christmas, which has already garnered seven Golden Globe nominations. La La Land, an original musical and love story written and directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, 10 Cloverfield Lane), is …

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These 2 Top List Are the Most Recommended Travel Brands

Traffic gets crazy around the holidays. Whether people are traveling by train, airplane, or automobile, holiday periods are among the busiest, long-distance travel periods of the year. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday time frame, the number of long-distance trips (to and …

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This Doctor is Fighting for Justice in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Dr. Willie Underwood discusses the racial disparities in treating the disease Dr. Willie Underwood III. Image: Roswell Park Cancer Institute   Dr. Willie Underwood III is not your average urologist. The doctor—named a “rising star” in urology by the American Urological Association Foundation—is a passionate advocate who uses his research …

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The 25 Got-to-Get Gospel Songs of 2016

the_post_thumbnail (‘medium’); ?> the_post_thumbnail_caption(); ?> As the year closes, we thought it would be cool to compile a list of the best gospel songs of 2016. These tracks range from southern soul rhythms, to hip-hop soliloquies, and all that falls in between. Some of these tunes are by household names such …

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2016 Rewind: Leaders in Cannabis

Our round-up coverage of notable African Americans in the legal marijuana industry 1.) Cannabis Entrepreneur Wanda James Talks Finding Your Place in the Industry   Cannabis Entrepreneur Wanda James Talks Finding Your Place in the Industry confirms that there is a place in the cannabis industry just for you—if only …

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British Academy Awards Makes Big Push for Diversity in Film

BAFTA will block awards for films in two categories if they aren’t diverse enough of underrepresented groups the_post_thumbnail (‘medium’); ?> the_post_thumbnail_caption(); ?> The #OscarsSoWhite controversy came to head in 2016 when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its Oscar nominees and only white actors and actresses were …

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George Michael’s Mark on Pop, R&B, and Hip-Hop Music

The late musician lives on through his influence on the sound and style of artists today Before his sudden and untimely death, George Michael left a mark on the music industry that continues to influence many current hit makers to this day. The singer, songwriter, and gay icon was first …

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2016 Rewind – In Case You Missed It

1.) This Week in Tech Racism   Check out our This Week in Tech Racism series, courtesy of our Tech Editor Samara Lynn, who uncovers and blatantly calls out those instances in the tech industry where racism did happen to reign supreme that you may not have known about. 2.) How …

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How to Ask for Help and Get the Support You Need in 3 Steps

(Image: iStock.com/DragonImages) I used to own a home care agency, which specialized in post-operative clientele. Many of the conversations I had with clients were centered on getting their needs met. Some of our clients found it difficult to state their needs, ask for help, and accept support–even paying customers. Our …

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