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The Akils on Jumpstarting Your Career in Screenwriting

In their Q&A-filled Industry Coaching seminar, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil provide practical advice on how to become a screenwriter Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil brought some tips on screenwriting to the American Black Film Festival this past weekend. In their Q&A-filled Industry Coaching seminar, the two provided …

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Beyoncé Speaks: 'Pain Is Not Pretty'

After years of virtual radio silence with the press, Beyoncé gave a rare interview to Elle magazine. And, as with all things Bey does, she went big with it. The iconic singer opened her heart and mind to the magazine, talking about her dreams for her daughter, what it means to be …

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Facts About Blacks And HIV You Need To Know

BE Savvy By Carolyn M. Brown+ | June 26, 2016 On Monday, June 27, 2016, the National Black Justice Coalition, the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, will join families and communities across the nation on National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) …

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#MondayMotivation: Wake Up Better

BE Savvy By Black Enterprise+ | June 27, 2016 We can’t get out of the bed in the morning, and it’s no surprise why. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 60% of us wake up feeling out of sorts and sluggish at least a few times each week. Are you among the groggy …

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Meet the Guys Hoping to Cater Kendrick Lamar's Wedding

In the neighborhoods of Compton and South Central Los Angeles, Trap Kitchen is known for its delicious corn bread, seafood gumbo and array of soul food specialties. But the company is serving up a lot more than just mouthwatering grub. It’s turning a stereotype about Black men from the ‘hood …

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Mental Health Monday: Tips For De-stressing

(Image: iStock.com/m-imagephotography) It’s hard to take time for oneself, especially when you are trying to run a business and so much needs to get done. It always feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day or not enough hands on deck to assist you. Or, you may have trouble …

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Top 10 Must-Watch Summer Television Shows

For most, the summer presents the opportune time to be out and about traveling, catching rays, and exploring the city. There are many of us, however, who also have great appreciation for nice, lax, summer home entertainment. For years and years, being entertained at home proved to be difficult during …

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