Tag: Good News

Venture Capital Firm Harlem Capital Receives $10M Investment From Apple

NewsOne Featured Video The VC firm Harlem Capital was built on the foundation of empowering entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds and eliminating barriers that stand in the way of access to capital. Thanks to a new investment, the firm will be able to take its efforts further. According to CNBC, Apple recently invested $10 million in […]

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NAACP LDF Creates Scholarship Fund For Aspiring Civil Rights Lawyers

NewsOne Featured Video For 80 years, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund has led several impactful initiatives centered on fighting for civil rights and addressing systemic injustice. The nonprofit is taking its efforts further by educating and empowering the next generation of changemakers. The organization recently launched a scholarship fund for aspiring civil rights […]

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Ava DuVernay Inks Multi-Year Podcast Production Deal With Spotify

NewsOne Featured Video Filmmaker Ava DuVernay is known for bringing poignant stories to the silver screen and small screen and now the California native will bring the art of storytelling into the realm of podcasting. According to Variety, DuVernay has inked a multi-year partnership deal with Spotify. .@ava DuVernay Inks @Spotify Deal to Produce Exclusive […]

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Spelman College Launches Program To Increase Representation Of Black Women In Biotech

NewsOne Featured Video Spelman College is on a mission to address the lack of racial and gender diversity in STEM. The Atlanta-based institution has unveiled a new initiative designed to increase the representation of Black women in the biotechnology space. Spelman College and IDEAYA Biosciences announce a new partnership to develop the next generation of […]

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Pharrell Williams Launches Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative For Youth

NewsOne Featured Video From launching music education programs to providing high school students from underserved communities with scholarships, musical genius Pharrell Williams has been dedicated to empowering youth through an array of education-focused initiatives. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Virginia native’s latest effort is centered on providing youngsters with the tools needed to launch […]

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Milwaukee Bucks Unveil Initiative To Support Black Entrepreneurs

NewsOne Featured Video Several NBA franchises have led initiatives that sit at the intersection of sports and activism. One of the latest teams to unveil an effort centered on addressing racial inequities in entrepreneurship is the Milwaukee Bucks. The team has joined forces with the nonprofit The Lonely Entrepreneur for the creation of an initiative […]

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Diddy Invests In Digital Platform That Celebrates Black-Owned Beauty Brands

NewsOne Featured Video Mogul Sean Combs has continually used his platform and resources to uplift marginalized communities. His latest efforts have been centered on empowering Black entrepreneurs. According to WWD, the Harlem native invested in Thirteen Lune; a platform designed to highlight beauty brands created by Black and brown founders. Thirteen Lune, the online beauty […]

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Walker’s Legacy, Howard University Launch Scholarship Fund For Women Entrepreneurs

NewsOne Featured Video From the lack of access to capital to the biases that exist in the realm of business, when stepping into entrepreneurship women of color are often faced with barriers. Walker’s Legacy—a company centered on leveling the playing field when it comes to business ownership—is on a mission to change the narrative by […]

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Tyler Perry To Receive Humanitarian Award At Oscars For Philanthropic Initiatives

NewsOne Featured Video Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry is known for paying it forward and he will receive a major honor for his philanthropic work. According to Deadline, Perry will be awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2021 Oscars. Tyler Perry, MPTF To Receive Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Awards At The 93rd Oscar Show April […]

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Actor Anthony Anderson Leads Financial Literacy Initiative

NewsOne Featured Video Actor Anthony Anderson is putting the focus on empowering individuals through financial literacy. According to Black Enterprise, the Black-ish star and his mother Doris Anderson have joined forces with the financial services company Northwestern Mutual for the creation of a new initiative centered on money management. Actor Anthony Anderson Partners With Northwestern […]

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Issa Rae Appointed To Serve On Television Academy’s Executive Committee

NewsOne Featured Video Whether it’s through her television and film projects or her entrepreneurial moves, Issa Rae has continually used her platform to be a voice for underrepresented communities and now she will bring her knowledge and perspective to the Television Academy. The academy recently announced that it has selected Rae to join its Executive […]

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Rihanna And H.E.R. Invest In Black Woman-Owned Business

NewsOne Featured Video After landing a huge investment from mogul Jay-Z, a Black-owned business has garnered more support from other stars. According to Forbes, Rihanna and H.E.R. have invested in Denise Woodard’s health-conscious brand Partake Foods. The Series A financing round builds upon an exceptional year for Partake, whose products can now be found in […]

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Chris Webber To Create Series About The ‘Fab Five’

NewsOne Featured Video The story behind one of basketball’s most iconic squads is coming to the small screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBA legend Chris Webber is creating a scripted series about the “Fab Five” that will delve into the journeys of the University of Michigan basketball players. Former NBA All-Star Chris Webber is […]

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Dr. Shamaria Engram Makes History At The University Of South Florida

NewsOne Featured Video Black women are breaking barriers in the realm of STEM. According to WFLA, Dr. Shamaria Engram recently made history at the University of South Florida by becoming the first Black woman to graduate with a doctorate in Computer Science and Engineering. For the Culture: USF student makes history as first Black woman […]

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#BossMoves: Danita Johnson Named President Of Business Operations For MLS Team

NewsOne Featured Video Black women are rising up the ranks in the realm of sports and making history in the process. According to the Washington Post, Danita Johnson has been appointed to serve as the president of business operations for the soccer team D.C. United; making her the first Black president in MLS’ 28-year history. […]

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Black Entrepreneur Aims To Combat Food Insecurity In Chicago Through Grocery Store

NewsOne Featured Video A Black entrepreneur is on a mission to combat food insecurity in Chicago. According to Block Club Chicago, Liz Abunaw is opening a fresh food market to ensure that residents on the West Side have access to affordable and healthy food options. “From a social infrastructure standpoint, a grocery store is part […]

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Retired NBA Player Ulysses Bridgeman Acquires Ebony Magazine For $14 Million

NewsOne Featured Video A retired NBA player is stepping up to save an iconic publication that is embedded in the fabric of Black culture. According to the Chicago Tribune, Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman is buying the media company Ebony out of bankruptcy. Retired NBA play Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman will likely be the next owner of Ebony […]

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Diddy Covers Rent For Over 175 Miami Families

NewsOne Featured Video Mogul Sean Combs tapped into the power of paying it forward this holiday season. According to People, he covered rent costs for low-income families in Miami. Diddy Provides COVID-19 Relief to More Than 175 Miami Families and Pays Their Rent amid Pandemic​ https://t.co/t1EwQ3DFYg — People (@people) December 30, 2020 Housing insecurity is […]

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NBA Star Kyrie Irving Covers Tuition For Lincoln University Students

NewsOne Featured Video NBA star Kyrie Irving is paying it forward by investing in the futures of HBCU students. According to Forbes, the Brooklyn Nets point guard recently covered tuition costs for students at Lincoln University. Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving paid the tuition of nine students at Lincoln University, an HBCU in Chester Countyhttps://t.co/3KI9UyThhb […]

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Businessman Robert F. Smith To Open STEAM Education School In Denver

NewsOne Featured Video Beyond his business acumen billionaire Robert F. Smith is known for his philanthropy and he has been dedicated to empowering the next generation of leaders. His latest effort is focused on leveling the playing field when it comes to STEAM education. According to CBS Denver, Smith is launching a high school to […]

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Songstress Beyoncé To Provide Grants For Families Facing Eviction

NewsOne Featured Video Amid the pandemic, songstress Beyoncé has led several relief efforts to support individuals in need through her organization the BeyGOOD Foundation. Her latest initiative is centered on helping those who are facing housing insecurity. According to Billboard, the Houston native is providing grants for families facing evictions or foreclosures. Beyonce’s BeyGOOD foundation […]

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Stephen And Ayesha Curry Donate Books To Underserved Students In Oakland

NewsOne Featured Video NBA star Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha are putting the focus on empowering youth through education. The couple recently donated thousands of books to schools in Oakland, California, People reported. Stephen and Ayesha Curry to Donate Thousands of Books to Oakland Schools​ https://t.co/1hmiNCVnaD — People (@people) December 21, 2020 The effort […]

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Meek Mill Donates $30K To Give Holiday Gifts To Underserved Youth

NewsOne Featured Video From back-to-school drives to scholarship funds, rapper Meek Mill has been dedicated to empowering youth from Philadelphia. His latest effort was centered on helping bring the holiday wishes of underserved youth from his hometown to fruition. Meek—whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams—teamed up with a nonprofit to provide gifts for students […]

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NBA Player Moe Harkless Covers Rent For NYC Families In Need

NewsOne Featured Video The public health crisis has exacerbated financial burdens for many families and NBA player Moe Harkless has stepped up to help those in need. According to The Post, the Miami Heat forward donated rent money to families in New York City. Miami Heat’s Moe Harkless donates rent money to 50 NYC families […]

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NBA Player Norman Powell Donates $100K To Families In Need

NewsOne Featured Video NBA player Norman Powell is paying it forward this holiday season. The Toronto Raptors guard recently donated $100,000 to families in need, NBC San Diego reported. Powell donated $100,000 to help more than 200 families from Lincoln High School to holiday shopping on Saturday. https://t.co/aIoYEmjDOn — NBC 7 San Diego (@nbcsandiego) December […]

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Morehouse School Of Medicine, CommonSpirit Health On A Mission To Increase Representation Of Black Doctors

NewsOne Featured Video Morehouse School of Medicine has been dedicated to changing the narrative surrounding diversity in the medical industry and now the Atlanta-based institution will be able to further its efforts through a new partnership with the healthcare company CommonSpirit Health. “We are laying the foundation for patients to have more access to Black […]

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Megan Thee Stallion And City Girls Clashed With Asian Doll After She Spoke About ‘Do It On The Tip’

It’s been exactly one month after Megan Thee Stallion shared her long-awaited debut album Good News. While the response has been positive, there has been one source of unexpected controversy. On Saturday night, Asian Doll played a version of “Do It On The Tip” on Instagram Live that contained a verse from her that had […]

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Tiffany Haddish Creates Internship Program For Foster Youth

NewsOne Featured Video Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish has been candid about her experiences in foster care and now she’s on a mission to empower children who have faced similar circumstances. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Los Angeles native is launching an internship program to align foster youth with opportunities in the entertainment industry. […]

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Atlanta Hawks Ink Historic Agreement With Black-Owned Banks

NewsOne Featured Video In the midst of the continued fight against systemic injustice, several athletes and franchises have led initiatives at the intersection of sports and activism. One of the latest efforts is being spearheaded by the Atlanta Hawks. The basketball franchise recently inked an exclusive financing deal with Black-owned banks, the NBA reported. Atlanta […]

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LeBron James’ Foundation To Open Akron Community Center

NewsOne Featured Video Beyond the leadership that he displays on the court, NBA star LeBron James is known for being a community leader within his hometown. His latest effort is centered on using financial literacy as a vessel to empower individuals from underserved communities. According to TIME, James is opening a community hub in Akron, […]

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