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Venus Williams Flaunts New Gear In Philly

Venus Williams Flaunts New Gear In Philly

Source: Molly Eichel /Philly.com COME for the tennis, stay for the fashion show. Venus Williams will present her new line of workout gear, called Strisce, under her EleVen brand during the halftime of the Washington Kastles game against Billie Jean King‘s Philadelphia Freedoms today at Villanova University Pavilion (800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova), where Venus played her first Philly […]

’12 Years A Slave’ Oscar Winner John Ridley Signs Overall Deal With ABC

’12 Years A Slave’ Oscar Winner John Ridley Signs Overall Deal With ABC

Source: Lesley Goldberg / The Hollywood Reporter ABC is extending its relationship with John Ridley. The Oscar-winning scribe behind 12 Years a Slave — who has ABC drama American Crime due midseason — has inked an overall deal with the studio. ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee made the announcement Tuesday during his time at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour. “He’s an […]

LeBron James Signing Moves $100 Million To Cleveland From Miami

LeBron James Signing Moves $100 Million To Cleveland From Miami

Source: Forbes LeBron James has signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, his first NBA team, after four seasons and two titles with the Miami Heat. Upshot: The Cavaliers are worth $100 million more and the Heat $100 million less. Just for the moment, put aside luxury suite rentals and arena sponsorships and focus on television. The Cavaliers currently average about […]

July 4th Bummer: Gas Prices Highest In 6 Years

July 4th Bummer: Gas Prices Highest In 6 Years

Source: NBC News Fill ‘er up this weekend and watch your wallet shrink. Consumers will pay the highest Fourth of July gasoline prices in six years, but pump prices would be far higher if not for dramatic changes in the U.S. oil industry. Both the production and refining sides of the industry are contributing to […]

Roland Martin Takes DEMS To Task For Lack Of Minority Contractor Spending

Roland Martin Takes DEMS To Task For Lack Of Minority Contractor Spending

Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now” took Democrats to task for spending little on minority contractors. According to PowerPAC+’s 2014 Fannie Lou Hamer Report, Democrats spent more than $500 million on political consultants. Out of that $500 million, DEMS spent less than 2% on minority consulting firms.

Status Update: Facebook Not So Diverse

Status Update: Facebook Not So Diverse

Source: Jessica Guynn / USA Today SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook, the world’s most popular social network, for the first time released statistics on the makeup of its workforce that do not reflect the demographics of its users around the globe. The lopsided numbers are just the latest from a major Silicon Valley company to paint a stark […]

Kevin Hart Propels ‘Think Like A Man Too’ To No. 1

Kevin Hart Propels ‘Think Like A Man Too’ To No. 1

Source: Scott Bowles / USA Today What do you get when you cross three A-listers with two sequels and millions at the box office? One happy studio. Sony Pictures took the top two spots at theaters this weekend as Think Like a Man Too supplanted 22 Jump Street, reversing the fortunes of a studio that had seen only one film this […]

Fox Business Host Charles Payne Helps Teen Dress Right For A Job

Fox Business Host Charles Payne Helps Teen Dress Right For A Job

Source: Merrill Knox  / TV Newswer Charles Payne is using a recent personal experience as motivation to help young job-seekers. On his Fox Business show this week, Payne recounted a story of seeing his godson coming back from a job interview in a suit and a black dress shirt. “It really bothered me that he didn’t know […]

Record Cutbacks At Social Security As Retirement Claims Surge

Record Cutbacks At Social Security As Retirement Claims Surge

Source: Jake Miller / CBS News As the gradual retirement of the Baby Boomers foists more people onto its rolls than ever before, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has been reducing services and shuttering field offices at a record clip, according to a report released Wednesday by a bipartisan Senate committee. The SSA has closed 64 field offices […]

Redskins Trademarks Canceled By U.S. Patent Office

Redskins Trademarks Canceled By U.S. Patent Office

Source: Erik Brady / USA Today Unprecedented pressure on the Washington NFL team to change its name reached a crescendo today when the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board canceled six federal trademark registrations owned by the team, ruling that the term “Redskins” was disparaging to “a substantial composite” of American Indians when the marks were granted between […]

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