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Terrence Howard Sues The Creative Artists Agency, Claims He Received 30% To 50% Less Than What He Should Have Per Episode Of ‘Empire’

Terrence Howard claims he should have received a higher salary from Fox’s series “Empire.”

Dec 11, 2023

How Drake Helped Yung Bleu Go From Receiving A $250K Record Deal To An Offer Of Up To $9M

A feature from Drake is like a golden ticket in the industry and Yung Bleu revealed that he’s one of the artists who has benefitted from it in a recent interview.

Jun 28, 2022

Meek Mill Wants To Be Paid In Bitcoin Following Fellow Rapper Money Man’s Latest Moves

Meek Mill is seeking to become one of the latest musicians to bank on Bitcoin. As more music distributors are offering artists payment in cryptocurrency, the rapper wants to join in after claims of poor business dealings with his label, Atlantic Records through Maybach Music Group. Meek Mill aims to follow in the footsteps of Atlanta rapper Money Man, who announced he’ll be receiving his album advance — $1,002,912 or $68,000 per digital token —in Bitcoin through Cash App for his next record deal, Vibe reports. “Ima get my next record deal paid in bit coin behind @moneyman,” Meek shared on his Instagram Story. Money Man’s decision for his album advance is backed by EMPIRE — his music distributor. On Nov.9, EMPIRE announced that they are offering their artists the option to receive their advances through Bitcoin — making Money Man the first artist to be paid their advance entirely in Bitcoin by a record label. The...

Nov 12, 2021

Meet Valerie Daniels-Carter, the Woman Behind the Largest Female-Owned Franchise Organization in the U.S.

This minority owner of the Milwaukee Bucks has built a fast-food empire, but not just any fast-food empire — the largest female owned franchise organization in the country. Valerie Daniels-Carter started at a young age and she is now reaping the rewards. Her journey began in 1982 when she and John Daniels Jr. founded V & J Foods, Inc., according to the company’s website. V & J Holding Companies, Inc. (V&J) is not only the largest female-owned franchise organization in the U.S. but the largest minority-owned Pizza Hut franchisee in the U.S. All of the restaurants combined make V & J one of the largest restaurant franchise companies in the country. After taking out a sizable loan to get started, Black Enterprise reports Daniels-Carter was able to break ground on her first Burger King restaurant in 1984 and by 1998 V & J’s portfolio included 67 Pizza Huts and 32 Burger Kings. For Daniels-Carter the road to becoming the head of the largest minority-owned franchise company in the country...

Mar 31, 2021

This Black Media Entrepreneur Got Her Film Picked Up By Hulu After Facing Rejection

Chasing your dreams is no easy task, but when you’re determined to beat the odds nothing can stand in your way. Take it from Angela Marie Hutchinson — producer, casting director, scriptwriter, and media entrepreneur of her own entertainment empire. For over ten years, Hutchinson fought to get her screenplay “Hollywood Chaos” funded and produced, but her efforts were of no avail. Fed up with rejection after rejection, she took matters into her own hands and found the means to produce the feature film herself. The film was also successfully picked up by Hulu. “Sometimes we feel like it’s bad to quit so we keep on going. We keep receiving the rejection thinking that eventually a yes will come along. And that’s just not the case. Sometimes the yes will never come until you create it. You have to do something different than what you were doing before,” Hutchinson said, according to Black Enterprise. No longer operating on the scale of getting rejected, Hutchinson created the opportunity...

Mar 8, 2020