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Megan Thee Stallion Launches Nonprofit To Honor Late Parents Who She Says Raised Her To Give Back

Since stepping foot onto the rap scene, Megan Thee Stallion has held a hot streak of big career wins. The Houston rapper has shared a track with Beyoncé and is a three-time Grammy award winner. However, she’s recently launched what she describes as “one of the most significant endeavors that I’ll ever be part of in my career.” To bring in her 27th birthday, Megan has launched a new nonprofit organization, The Pete and Thomas Foundation, in honor of her late parents — Holly Thomas and Joseph Pete Jr. — People reports.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 15, 2022

HBCU Grad Darrin Eakins Launched A Whiskey Brand To Champion Black Ownership In The Spirits Industry

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are the institutions responsible for breeding the next generation of Black business owners and entrepreneurs. As the leaders of many industries, Black founders have the power to change them for the better — starting with their diversity problem. As a product of Florida A&M University (FAMU), founder Darrin Eakins had a vision to create a brand (a whiskey brand to be exact) inspired by a significant part of his college experience called DuBlase. Today, that brand represents a revolutionary act for Black founders breaking into the spirits industry and actually owning their spirits. Now, Eakins hopes to position his own brand as a catalyst for change to champion more Black ownership in an industry that lacks true diversity and equity.

Njera Perkins

Sep 1, 2021

This HBCU Bingo Game Will Award Class of 2020 Grads With Cash Prizes

Talk about a creative way to honor the class of 2020 graduates. Veteran Hollywood TV producer and HBCU graduate, TeeJ Mercer, is launching a new venture called ‘TeeJ’s Bingo Nite: HBCU 2020 Grad Edition,’ a lively online Bingo game event to award 2020 grads with game and cash prizes, Black News reports. Participants who play will have a chance to win prizes from a $1.3 million worth of career-launch professional services and products during the 4-day event. TeeJ, a graduate of Howard University, has always been an advocate for HBCUs throughout her career in Hollywood. She relocated to Atlanta to green-light her new TV show about HBCU students until COVID-19 shut down production. “I’m an extreme extrovert, known as the World’s Greatest Hugger, and here I am stuck in a new city; I can’t be social and I can’t hug anyone, so I was lonely and miserable,” she said. “My cousin set up a virtual family Bingo game and since I have an engaged following, halfway through, I knew I wanted to plan...

Njera Perkins

Jun 4, 2020