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Charlamagne Tha God Is Set To Open A Cannabis Dispensary And 6 Krystal Restaurants, And His Father's Journey Is The Reason Behind It All

If you are familiar with popular culture, you’ve likely heard of “The Breakfast Club” with Charlamagne tha God. Weekly, Charlamagne and his co-hosts dive into topics around entertainment, businesses, mental health, and more. Known for his hot takes and exploratory commentary, Charlamagne has made it known that his dimensions are not limited to his job behind the mic. He is an accomplished entrepreneur.

Dec 27, 2023

Black Tech Green Money Podcast Scores Its First NAACP Image Awards Nomination

Commitment to the culture will always be the blueprint to success, and the journey of Black Tech Green Money is proof!

Jan 17, 2023

Yvonne Orji Reflects On The Trauma That Kept Her In A $700/Month Apartment During Season 3 Of 'Insecure'

For five years straight, Yvonne Orji was a lead on HBO’s “Insecure” as Molly Carter. While the critically acclaimed show was a success early on, the Emmy-nominated actress and comedian has revealed a time when she was still choosing to be on a budget.

Dec 15, 2022

Charlamagne Tha God Buys 6 Krystal Franchises Alongside His Wife Jessica Gadsden-McKelvey

Charlamagne Tha God and his wife and business partner Jessica Gadsden-McKelvey are proof that the power couple does indeed still exist! The pair have become franchise owners of the popular Krystal restaurants.

Nov 15, 2022

How La La Anthony Hustled From Humble Beginnings To A $30M Net Worth — 'Baskin Robbins, Marshalls. I Had Like 100 Jobs'

Some people may know her as “LaKeisha Grant” from the hit series “Power.” Others may know her as “Dom” from the Lena Waithe-produced show “The Chi.” And if you are a part of a particular generation, then you remember her as a leading VJ for MTV. Who is this multi-faceted individual? It is none other than La La Anthony. Born Alani Nicole Vázquez, the Puerto Rican and Black media personality is a New York native that started her road to fame as an intern at HOT 97.5 in Atlanta, GA and worked her way up, according to The New York Times. Throughout her career, Anthony can be seen as the host of popular reality shows like “Flavor of Love” and “I Love New York,” an actress in movies like “Think Like A Man,” or even featured in her own reality series, “La La’s Full Court Life.” While Anthony stays busy with her range of jobs, her most coveted role is that of a mother. Anthony has one child, Kiyan Anthony, with NBA star Carmelo Anthony.

Sep 16, 2022

Charlamagne Tha God Expands Imprint Into Graphic Fiction To Create New Black And Brown Superheroes

Since launching Black Privilege Publishing, Charlamagne Tha God has been working diligently to highlight Black stories that wake up the community and aren’t typically told in mainstream culture. In 2021, the multimedia mogul spoke with AfroTech about his imprint publishing its first fiction novel, “Shallow Waters” by Anita Kopacz. Now, he’s taking a new step of diving into graphic fiction. Charlamagne has announced that he’s expanding his media empire with new projects in the genre, according to a press release shared with AfroTech. For the imprint’s first graphic novel — “Darkstorm” — it’s written by seasoned screenwriter and comic book writer Kevin Grevioux, who’s most known for the “Underworld” film franchise. “If you know anything about me, then you know how much I love comics. I’m the guy who got Wolverine holding a microphone tattooed on his arm when he was 17 because of my love of comics. Partnering with Kevin Grevioux to present this new universe, filled with Black and Brown...

Apr 14, 2022

Robert F. Smith Pledges $3.8M To Build Mobile Unit That Helps Black Men Be Proactive About Prostate Health

It’s time for Black men to take their health more seriously, and this new initiative is here to help! Kicking off Minority Health Awareness Month on April 1, Robert F. Smith joined forces with Steve Harvey, Chris Tucker, Cedric the Entertainer, and Charlamagne Tha God to launch the Mount Sinai Robert F. Smith Mobile Prostate Cancer Screening Bus. The overall goal of the new state-of-the-art technology-run bus is to help raise awareness around prostate cancer by providing an opportunity for testing for the disease that has significantly taken a toll on the Black community. “Perhaps the most concerning thing I’ve seen throughout my involvement with prostate cancer research efforts is the lack of knowledge within those communities hit hardest by this disease,” said Smith in an exclusive email interview with AfroTech. “Black men are 76% more likely to develop high-risk prostate cancer and twice as likely to die from it. And yet, until recently there was very little awareness about the...

Apr 11, 2022

Charlamagne Tha God, Kevin Hart Announce Inaugural Slate Of Content Following Audible Deal

When you put your coins behind Black storytelling, the possibilities are endless! Following up on previous news shared by AfroTech, Audible continues its global multi-year, multi-project development, production, and audio licensing deal alongside comedian and actor Kevin Hart and renowned journalist and best-selling author Charlamagne Tha God. “We are excited to introduce our listeners to the dynamic inaugural slate of content from our collaboration with Kevin Hart and Charlamagne Tha God’s SBH Productions,” said Zola Mashariki, Head of Audible Studios, in an official press release shared with AfroTech. “Audible is dedicated to telling powerful stories and showcasing established and underrepresented voices in audio, and SBH’s first collection of projects will offer Audible listeners rich, multifaceted narratives.”

Feb 8, 2022

TrillerVerz: Swizz Beatz And Timbaland Announce The 'Biggest Creative IPO Of All Time'

Verzuz has held it down for the culture since its debut in 2020. Created by legendary record producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland , Verzuz has continued to soar in popularity, and at one point, it even amassed over 136.5 million views for the music showdown battle between Brandy and Monica. Now Verzuz is leveling up on the financial side. Verzuz via Triller has plans to become a publicly-traded company on the stock market. Deadline reports, the deal will be made possible due to a reverse merger with SeaChange. Once the deal is finalized, “TrillerVerz” will become the new face and will be valued at an impressive $5 billion. TrillerVerz will trade under the ticker symbol ILLR on the Nasdaq. The merge will accomplish a shared goal to become “a leading AI-powered social media platform for content, creators & commerce,” and to “create a leading voice on the Web3.0 movement and embrace the power of decentralized systems to enable greater participation in the multi-hundred billion dollar...

Jan 10, 2022

Charlamagne Tha God’s Imprint Publishes Its First Fiction Novel With Anita Kopacz’s ‘Shallow Waters’

Charlamagne Tha God is avidly creating spaces for amplifying Black voices. From signing a multi-year partnership deal with Audible to becoming iHeartMedia’s Senior Creative Officer of Cultural Content and Programming , the multimedia mogul is dedicated to ensuring that there are platforms for upcoming Black talent to excel and untold Black stories to be heard. Charlamagne launched his publishing imprint — Black Privilege Publishing — last year, and in August, it reached a milestone by publishing its first work of fiction, “ Shallow Waters” by Anita Kopacz. As a spiritual advisor and the former Editor-in-Chief of “ Heart & Soul Magazine ,” Kopacz has been dedicated to healing in the Black community and “ Shallow Waters” serves as a continuation of her mission. “I felt like I had to create something that was coming from my soul which I feel like ‘ Shallow Waters’ is my soul baby,” Kopacz tells AfroTech. “What I was doing at ‘Heart and Soul’ was helping to facilitate others to get...

Sep 7, 2021

Charlamagne Tha God Breaks New Ground In Media With Late Night Venture

Charlamagne Tha God is venturing into late night territory with his new gig. According to a press release, the multi-media mogul is teaming up with TV vet Stephen Colbert to create and produce a new weekly late-night show on Comedy Central called “Tha God’s Honest Truth with Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McKelvey” this fall. The weekly half hour late-night series will feature “Charlamagne’s culturally fluent take on social issues in a variety of deep dives, sketches, and social experiments that deftly unpacks the most pressing topics permeating politics and culture,” the press release reports. Known for his unfiltered opinions and unapologetic, comedic personality, Charlamagne brings with him a fresh and thought-provoking perspective to break new ground in the media world via his new late night slot. “This is one of those moments where I can show you better than I can tell you,” said Charlamagne in a statement. “This is the third talk show Chris McCarthy has done with me and those shows...

Jul 21, 2021

Charlamagne Tha God Launches Mental Wealth Alliance to Provide Generational Support For Black Mental Health

Charlamagne Tha God remains committed to elevating conversations surrounding Black mental health. According to Business Wire, The Radio Hall of Fame inductee and one of the most influential voices in modern culture has announced the launch of the Mental Wealth Alliance (MWA)– a foundation created to accelerate, destigmatize and center state-of-the-art mental health care and outreach across the country. MWA is also his way of building a long-term system that provides generational support for Black communities. “My founding of the Mental Wealth Alliance is the manifestation of a deeply personal vision,” said The Breakfast Club host in a press statement. “I believe improving Black mental health is a core tenet of restoring souls, igniting wealth, and inspiring upliftment for Black America.” A product of Charlamagne’s vision, the new groundbreaking effort is set to not only partner with Black-led organizations and experts, but MWA will also raise $100 million over the next five years to...

Feb 11, 2021

Charlamagne Tha God Renews and Extends iHeartMedia Relationship With New Five-Year Deal

Pioneering Radio Hall of Famer and multimedia mogul Charlamagne Tha God has inked a new deal with iHeartMedia that has him moving up the ladder. This week, iHeartRadio announced that the media company has both renewed and extended its relationship with Charlamagne in a new five-year agreement that includes a new job title and continued tenure on award-winning show, Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club.” Under this five-year deal, Charlamagne will continue his trademark interview style at the nationally-syndicated radio show and also fulfill his duties in his new role as Senior Creative Officer of Cultural Content and Programming.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by LENARD (@cthagod) “I give my sincerest thanks to iHeart for empowering me over the past decade to be the best talent that I can be, and for honoring me as an owner and executive,” Charlamagne said in a statement. “I love the audio business and iHeart is the biggest and best audio company in the world. As...

Dec 9, 2020

Tamika Mallory’s Debut Book Will Be the First to Publish Under Charlamagne Tha God’s New Literary Imprint

Radio host and author Charlamagne Tha God has a new business venture and is once again pushing Black talent to the forefront. This week, Variety announced activist Tamika Mallory — a Time 100 honoree and co-founder of 2017’s Women’s March — plans to make her literary debut under Charlamagne Tha God’s Black Privilege Publishing — a new imprint from Atria Books at Simon & Schuster. Mallory’s book, “State of Emergency” — described as “a searing indictment of America’s historical, deadly, and continuing assault on Black lives” — will be the first literary work to be published from Charlamagne’s Black-led imprint. The news of Charlamagne’s publishing imprint comes after he announced himself as founder of the Black Effect Podcast Network — a joint venture with iHeart Media — as well as his forthcoming late-night show on Comedy Central.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by LENARD (@cthagod) According to Variety , the new imprint will “focus on opening new doors in the...

Nov 19, 2020