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Nas, Resorts World NYC Unveil A $5B Proposal He Says Could Give 'New Opportunities To The Hard-Working Families' In His Hometown Of Queens

Nas is spearheading a plan to change the landscape of New York City. The music icon has partnered with Resorts World Casino New York City and its parent company, Genting America East, to revitalize his beloved Queens neighborhood. As reported by Commercial Observer, Genting America East executives, including the artist, shared plans for a $5 billion redevelopment endeavor to transform the Resorts World establishment into a “Las Vegas-style casino.” The blueprint for the project includes amenities such as 30 new opportunities for food and beverage vendors, a 7,000-seat performance space, and 1,600 new hotel rooms inside the existing Hyatt Regency at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Genting America East also proposed a 350,000-square-foot extension of the Resorts World casino floor. If approved, the move would position the casino as the largest gambling establishment globally, per the outlet. Beyond revenue-generating additions, the proposal includes housing units that could...

Michelle Burk

Mar 1, 2024

Are KFC, Taco Bell, And Other Fast-Food Restaurants Using AI To Track Employees?

Employers have officially begun to use artificial intelligence (AI) to track employees’ productivity rates while on the job.

Shanique Yates

Feb 27, 2024

Founder Kristen Wells-Collins Launches Black To The Lab To Help Young Black Girls Learn About STEM Through Beauty Care

This Black woman founder is bridging beauty and science to spark more interest in STEM for girls.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 23, 2024

Donna Summer’s Estate Accuses Kanye West Of Using AI Or Having Someone Else Sing A Track He Was Denied Clearance To Sample

The estate of legendary singer Donna Summer is not happy with a recent move by Kanye West to sample a song from the late Queen of Disco on his latest studio album.

Shanique Yates

Feb 20, 2024

LeBron James And Maverick Carter Expand 'The Shop' Series To A Line Of Grooming Products For Men

LeBron James and Maverick Carter are taking their love for the barbershop another step further with the announcement of a new men’s grooming line.

Shanique Yates

Feb 15, 2024

Meet Tanya Hill-Holliday, The First Black Woman To Own And Operate A McDonald's Franchise In Philadelphia

Climbing up the corporate ladder led this Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) alumna to make history in the restaurant industry.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 15, 2024

After Parting Ways With Nike, Tiger Woods Has Inked A New Apparel And Footwear Deal With TaylorMade

After cutting ties with Nike a month ago and being approached by numerous companies, Tiger Woods has officially announced his new home.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 14, 2024

Wallo267 Aims To Use His 'First-Hand Experience' In America's Parole And Probation System As Reform Alliance's New Chief Marketing Officer

Wallo267’s latest move is proof he’s still not allowing the odds to be stacked against him following a second chance at freedom.

Shanique Yates

Feb 14, 2024

Bakery And Cafe Owner Ter'Dricka Fresh Makes 'History' During Black History Month

Ter’Dricka Fresh is making history during Black History Month. WLKY-TV in Louisville, KY, reports the entrepreneur opened her first brick-and-mortar shop on Feb. 9. She is the proud owner of bakery and cafe Drick’s Treats, which was three years in the making, according to the self-taught baker. The outlet states Drick’s Treats is reportedly the third Black- and women-owned business to open in the Prospect area, outside of Louisville. “I’ve taken it all in. Like, I’m breaking history in Black History Month. What could be better,” Fresh told the outlet. The shop’s opening was a soft launch, as it is currently testing out its business model. According to the Drick’s Treats Instagram page, customers have a chance to try baked croissants, hot cocoa, cakesicles, chocolate-covered strawberries, and cupcakes that come in flavors such as strawberry crunch, banana pudding, and blueberry, among others. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 🌟 Drick's Bakery + Cafe | Norton Commons 🌟...

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 13, 2024

Beyoncé Proves Her Ability To 'Break The Internet' Alongside Verizon In An Ad That Reportedly May Have Cost The Brand $14M

Beyoncé partnered with Verizon to prove her ability to “break the internet” amid one of the culture’s biggest sports matchups during Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11.

Shanique Yates

Feb 13, 2024

The Wayans Brothers Created The Framework For The Super Bowl Halftime Show, But Keenen Ivory Wayans Says 'The NFL Didn’t Acknowledge This For Years'

Thanks to the popular sketch comedy TV series “In Living Color,” created by Keenen Ivory Wayans, the Wayans Brothers helped launch the careers of legendary stars, including Jamie Foxx, Tommy Davidson, Jim Carrey, Jennifer Lopez, and more.

Shanique Yates

Feb 9, 2024

Speedy Morman Is Comfortable In His Skin, And He's Helping Others Do The Same Through His Brand, Comf — 'It Becoming A Business Was Kind Of Just Seamless'

As a journalist for the culture, Speedy Morman is no stranger to sparking conversations, posing the right questions, and creating viral moments — take his iconic moment with Ray J’s unbreakable glasses, for example.

Shanique Yates

Feb 9, 2024

Air Force Veteran Haley McClain Hill Lands $150K 'Shark Tank' Deal For Her Military Apparel Company

Close to the end of this founder’s “Shark Tank” pitch, she was able to secure a deal.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 9, 2024