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Exclusive: Nick Cannon Talks Turning 'Wild 'N Out' Into A 'Billion-Dollar Business,' Music And More

It’s no secret that Nick Cannon has proven himself as a multi-hyphenate businessman. The actor, musician, producer, and television personality got his early start in the late 90s starring on Nickelodeon hit series “All That,” where he also became the youngest staff writer in television history, according to Biography. He later went on to star in the self-titled “ Nick Cannon Show” and Black staples “Drumline” and “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” by the early 2000s. Nick Cannon’s early introduction to the entertainment industry was a snapshot of his bright future ahead — from “Wild ‘N Out” to “America’s Got Talent,” “The Masked Singer,” and more, he made his mark. In 2009, he even launched his own multi-media company NCredible Entertainment. But, who inspired him to reach these heights? “When I was in high school, I was looking up to guys like Diddy who could diversify and market himself. We see what he’s done and the opportunities he’s created and made for so many of us. Every time I...

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 14, 2022

Twitter, BET, MTV and More Brands Join Nationwide Push For 'Vote Early Day'

Voting in the 2020 Election just got a lot more convenient. One of the biggest concerns with voter turnout is the inconvenience it causes voters, whether it involves conflicts with jobs or the commute to local polling places. To increase voter turnout this year, major brands like Twitter, BET, MTV, and more are backing what they hope will become a new national holiday: Vote Early Day. Similar to Voter Registration Day, the motivation behind this initiative is to encourage Americans to not only exercise their right to vote but to vote early. Major brands are supporting this new push to target young voters and ensure they’re properly educated on their respective state’s laws around early voting. The planned date for Vote Early Day is Oct. 24, giving voters more than a week before the general election on Nov. 3. A recent press release stated that celebrating Vote Early Day “will help ensure that millions more Americans take advantage of their options to vote early. Over 200 million...

Njera Perkins

Mar 11, 2020

Michelle Obama Starts #PromChallenge to Encourage Students to Vote

On Tuesday, Michelle Obama, took to her Twitter to post a throwback photo of her prom night challenging individuals to join in on the #PromChallenge, an effort centered around encouraging others to post their prom photos and spreading the word to teachers and students to register to vote. Throwing it back to my 1982 prom night and this pink satin, polka-dotted dress. Join the #PromChallenge with @WhenWeAllVote and @MTV and tell us what your school is doing to register students to vote. You could get a free prom for your school! Learn more: — Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 18, 2020 The Prom Challenge is a part of Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote campaign, a nonprofit centered around increasing voter participation and closing the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting. The former First Lady serves as co-chair alongside Janelle Monáe, Chris Paul, Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, and Tracee Ellis Ross....

Devin Crudup

Feb 20, 2020