Lisa Forrest has made history as the newest Battalion Chief to be promoted in the Philadelphia Fire Department. She is the first African American woman to ever occupy this position.
“This is not for me, this is for somebody coming behind me to let them know that anything is possible,” Forrest told ABC News.
Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" Gifts Much-Needed Holiday Cheer As #1 ASCAP Holiday Song In 2020
The holidays might look a little different this year, but The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)'s top seasonal songs are bringing much-needed comfort and cheer to listeners at home. With holiday music taking over the radio waves earlier than ever, ASCAP, a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers, announces the Top 25 ASCAP Holiday Songs of 2020 – a soundtrack to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
By: Niki McGloster
Jay-Zâs no stranger to investing in tech. The business magnate is now backing French audio tech brand, Devialet, which recently launched wireless earbuds, Gemini.
According to CNBC, the product is a direct rival to the Apple AirPods. At $299, Gemini carries a more premium price tag, but the features are worth it. The earbuds tout noise cancellation, patented technology that adjusts to movements from the wearer, eight hours of battery life, and wireless charging.
âTwo years ago, we were struggling to decide which product we would want to launch next,â Devialet CEO Franck Lebouchard said in an interview. âThe reason why we made that decision on true wireless was really around offering a great sound experience to many people, not only audiophiles.â
Want a feature from Lil Baby, well you might just be to late. Lil Baby took to twitter to let everyone know he was slowing down from features to work on his new album. With Lil Baby on the forefront of the music scene it looks like his run will slow down slighty to work on new music. Lil Baby's latest release "My Turn" debuted at the top of the charts, do you think he can repeat his success with his new release?
Sheck Wes reveals that he's officially eligible to be drafted in the NBA, reflecting on his journey in a celebratory Instagram post.
The rapper recently took to Instagram to announce that he is officially eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft, reflecting on his journey in an extensive and humble post. "Damn... it’s really real, The 2020 NBA DRAFT, "All my life I always wanted to follow my passion for music and basketball. Playing basketball and going to play pro in the @nba is something that I always strived for. Tonight that dream comes true!"
MasterClass Launches Inspiring Campaign Featuring Current and Upcoming MasterClass Instructors Issa Rae, Alicia Keys and Neil deGrasse Tyson
Anchored by the mantra "The World Could Use One of You," the new campaign spotlights how owning one's narrative has the power to inspire others
MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world's best across a wide range of subjects, today launched "The World Could Use One of You," a new campaign that inspires people to step into their full potential – to be their true selves. The powerful campaign developed by Anomaly LA is directed by artist and filmmaker Jenn Nkiru, in collaboration with Todd Tourso, and features upcoming MasterClass instructors Issa Rae and Alicia Keys and current MasterClass instructor Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Dr. Milton D. Moore, a leading dermatologist and founder & CEO of Moore Unique Skin Care, has launched Black Skin Deep, the deeply personal podcast highlighting his insights, perspectives, and reflections on decades of experience as a Black pharmacist, dermatologist, and entrepreneur.
As a program that affirms #BlackLivesMatter and contributes to the national discourse on social justice and equity, the podcast features Dr. Moore's detailed and deeply personal discussions about seizing possibilities, recovering from pitfalls, and challenging practices and perceptions through his persistent drive to represent and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the mass retail marketplace. Moore Unique Skin Care has earned recognition in Walmart's "Made in America" vendor program as an example of how a small minority vendor should do business with the huge retailer.
Podcast listeners will learn how a painful struggle led Dr. Moore to invent a solution that is now the centerpiece of his eponymous skin care product line. He also highlights how his upbringing, the role-modeling of accomplished family members and mentors, and the rigorous education at three prestigious Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Xavier, Meharry, and Howard – challenged and inspired him to excel.
Episodes of Black Skin Deep are posted online at https://black-skin-deep.simplecast.com and distributed globally via Apple Podcasts, Deezer, iHeart, Stitcher, and other popular mobile podcast apps. Listeners are encouraged to engage virtual #BlackSkinDeep conversations across their social media channels.
Charles Woodson "Intercepts" His Celebrity Competitors in Virtual "War of the Celebrity Red Wines"
He may be one of the greatest defensive players in NFL history, but Charles Woodson's wine was playing offense in wine expert Mark Oldman's latest celebrity wine competition, the "Celebrity War of the Red Wines".
The world's leading interactive fitness platform, and GRAMMY® Award-winning global entertainer and entrepreneur, Beyoncé, announced a broad, multi-year partnership rooted in the celebration of music -- a central component of the Peloton class experience -- and pro-social initiatives.
SESAC celebrated its songwriters and music publishers behind the year's most-performed country and Americana songs for the 2020 Nashville Music Awards, which took place in a digital format. The annual award winners were announced on the organization's website and social media platforms with exclusive photos and videos from some of country music's top songwriters, publishers and performers.
Legendary Percussion Pad Gets a Next-Generation Upgrade for Modern Performances with Enhanced Playability, New Sounds, and Updated User Interface
Fun Flex has destroyed T.I. on radio calling T.I. a rat, snitch and clown. Funk Flex says the streets does not claim T.I. for snitching. Funk Flex even went on to say Swizz Beatz and Jay Z sample made T.I.’s career. Flex said “New York City, this is the most important Verzuz battle ever,” the DJ claimed.
Tis’ the season, the BET Awards are back again and it looks like this year will be filled with laughter. The 14th annual BET Awards will be hosted by the 85 South Show Karlous Fly, D.C. Young Fly and Chico Bean.
BET also announces that Master P will also be the recipient of the I Am HIP HOP AWARD during the course of the awards which seems to be a great 2020 lineup. Make sure you guys checkout 85 South, Master P, and the BET HIP HOP AWARDS Oct. 27, 2020.
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Beyoncé dropped a giant clue for all those people speculating she's pregnant again -- and they're gonna be disappointed.
Bey raised a glass of bubbly for a photo during her family vaca in Italy, and then posted the pic ... no doubt a not-so-subtle response to all the baby buzz.
Shots of Beyoncé in a one-piece swimsuit earlier this week fueled speculation Blue Ivy was going to become an older sister. Besides the champagne ... consider the fact that riding around on boat after boat wouldn't pair well with morning sickness.
We can already hear the conspiracy theorists -- "She's not drinking the champagne!"
Always leave 'em guessing.
Khloe Kardashian graces the cover of Complex magazine.
Khloe Kardashian, the most outspoken Kardashian of the bunch, is on thecover of Complex's August/September issue. The youngest Kardashian sister posed for Complex in high-fashion work-out attire, and spoke with the magazine out in L.A.
During the interview, Khloe touched on her past beef with Amber Rose, Kylie Jenner and Tyga's relationship, French Montana, among other things. View a few excerpts from the conversation below, as well as the magazine cover above.
Future to Ciara "You Only Know This Dude for a Few Months & You’re Bringing Him Around Your Kid?’ [Video]
Future stopped by The Breakfast Club this morning and had a lot to say about Ciara’s current boyfriend Russell Wilson being photographed pushing their son in a stroller back in May. Let’s just say that Future was not here for it.
Ty Dolla $ign and B.o.B are the latest artists to grace the cover of RESPECT. magazine.
In the latest edition of RESPECT., hip-hop artists/producers Ty Dolla $ign and B.o.B headline the ‘Young O.G.’ themed project. In their feature, the two go beyond the shades, mean mugs and turnt up catalogs to share their complex musical knowledge, talents and inspirations. North Carolina bred emcee Rapsody shares her thoughts of being featured on Kendrick Lamar’s critically acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly album, Too $hort remains all about the money, and Raekwon the Chef flexes in Nice Kicks while explaining why he gets better with time.
Issue #22 goes on sale May 12th.
In a very vague tweet earlier today, Yeezy broke radio silence on Twitter, announcing that he'll be changing the title of his upcoming album's name from the previous So Help Me God, announced back in March to simply SWISH.
Besides the info given on Twitter by the man himself, not much else is known on what created the change of heart. It could possibly be a Nike sneak diss, or perhaps someone in the Illuminati made a blood-oath pact with Yeezy (/sarcasm). Or maybe it's just another one of his genius marketing ploys.
I'm sure we'll all find out soon enough.
Rihanna stars in her very first Puma ad since being named creative director for the brand.
Moreso than ever, brands are looking for ambassadors that have a large reach on social media, and if you're looking for Instagram followings, you could do a hell of a lot worse than Rihanna.
RiRi was named creative director of the clothing brand last year, but hadn't actually appeared in an official advertisement for the company until today. Decked out in all Puma everything, from her visor to her shoes, Rihanna should help Puma in its quest to compete in the recent resurgence of athletic leisure gear.
Puma tweeted out the image this morning, introducing a brand new shoe in the process. You can have a look at what is the first in what will surely be countless adds featuring the singer over the next year.
Meanwhile we're still waiting for R8 to surface.
Just trying to keep the world updated one story at a time!