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G Herbo Launches Mental Health Nonprofit Organization, “Swervin Through Stress”

( 📸: WIREIMAGE ) Cousins! Chicago native G-Herbo is using his voice to amplify the value of mental health awareness within the Black community through the launch of his nonprofit organization named “Swervin Through Stress’ In efforts of shifting the narrative surrounding conversations pertaining to mental health, “Swerving Through Stress” main purpose is to provide […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Creates Website With Mental Health Resources For Fanbase!

Cousins! Megan Thee Stallion has recently launched a website of resources for her fanbase of hotties titled “Bad B*tches Have Bad Days Too” The website consists of free links to therapy, suicide and national crisis hotlines, substance abuse assistance as well as additional mental health resources. “Bad B*tches Have Bad Days Too,” provides information and […]

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7 Year Old Texas Girl Breaks Junior Olympics Record, Making Her The Fastest Kid In The Nation!

-Tamara’Shanay- Cousins! History has officially been made as a 7 year old girl from Texas recently broke the junior Olympics record making her the fastest kid in the nation! Dakota White alongside her teammates of the Xpress Track Club in Fort Worth succeeded in hitting a new record apart of the eight and under 100-meter […]

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Foot Locker Reveals $54 Million Investment To Support the Black Community For National Black Business Month!

-Jasmine Dyer- Cousins! To kick off National Black Business Month, this August, Foot Locker Inc. has announced that it made investments and charitable contributions worth $54 million to Black-owned businesses and Black philanthropic causes!  Foot Locker created the investment to fund the Leading Education and Economic Development Initiative (LEED); its purpose is to invest in, […]

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Lancôme, Lupita Nyong’o gift $10K scholarships to 40 Black female students at NAACP ceremony!

-Jasmine Dyer- Cousins! Academy Award actress Lupita Nyong’o has surprised 40 Black female college students with a $400,00 scholarship!  The Black Panther actress has partnered with cosmetic brand Lancôme through their Write Her Future Write Scholarship Fund to pursue the careers of their choice.  Lupita appeared at the NAACP’s 113th National Convention in Atlantic City, NJ, […]

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70 Year Old Pennsylvania Grandmother Takes On Lifeguard Job In Hopes Of Getting Kids In The Pool & Off The Streets Following Rise In Gun Violence!

-Jasmine Dyer- Cousins! A Pennsylvania grandmother has come out of retirement at age 70 to be a lifeguard for the second time. Her motivation is to help get kids off the streets of Philadelphia and into the pool!  Due to a lifeguard shortage, only 50 of Philly’s 65 pools are open this summer — a […]

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Lil Baby Set To Help Boost Atlanta Economy, Vows To Assist 100 Youth Members Get Hired!

-Eldica Stuart- Cousins! Don’t we just love a man that is true to his word? Well Grammy award winning rapper Lil Baby is sticking to his! The Harder Than Ever and Something to Prove rapper announced that he will collaborate with business owner Lemont Bradley in Atlanta to help hire 100 people under the age […]

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Spelman Student Racks Up Big Bucks From Playing ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Taking Home $22,000!

-Natalee Gillbert- Cousins! Student debts are a thing of the past for Miriam Olajide. The Spelman College scholar recently won $22,000 while participating in Wheel of Fortune!  The popular game show takes admiration from hangman. To win cash and other special prizes, contestants must guess the letters to various word puzzles. Wheel of Fortune made […]

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In A New Rounds Of Cuts, Netflix Lays Off An Estimated 150 Staffers!

-Avier Wanjou-Brass- Cousins! In a new round of cuts, Netflix has laid off 150 employees across the company!  Netflix is making some room over there as they lay off employees with cuts happening all over the United States. The layoffs represent 2 percent of the streamer’s workforce, which results in the elimination of 70 roles […]

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Jay-Z and Roc Nation to Host Inaugural Social Justice Summit this Summer In New York City!

-Avier wanjou braSs- Cousins! Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Jay-Z and Roc Nation are launching a summit this summer for political change. The convention, the Inaugural Social Justice Summit, will unite leaders, experts, and advocates, who want to positively impact social and racial justice for families affected by police violence, reports Revolt. The summit […]

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Childhood Home Of Legendary Black Panther Fred Hampton Becomes An Official Historical Landmark!

-Avier Wanjou-Brass- Cousins! Black Panther’s revolutionary leader and ChairmanFred Hampton‘s childhood home is now a historical landmark thanks to his son Hampton Jr.  Hampton Jr. led the Save The Hampton House initiative to fight to save his late father’s Chicago home. In a statement, Hampton says, “Among other purposes, it serves as a major […]

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Quavo Donates $150,000 Dollars To The Tender Foundation To Help Assist Single Mothers In Atlanta, Georgia!

-Tamara’Shanay- Cousins! Quavo is giving back in a major way as he’s recently donated a total of $150,000 dollars to the Tender foundation in efforts of helping single moms in Atlanta , Georgia! The Tender foundation is an organization built on providing a sense of community to single moms in knowing that it takes village […]

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Queen Latifah Kicks Off New Housing Development In Hometown Of Newark, New Jersey!

-Tamara’Shanay- Cousins! Queen Latifah is giving back to her original stomping grounds of Newark , New Jersey in a major way as she has taken lead on a new housing development project! The project is set to provide affordable housing to community members, reports Pix 11. Queen Latifah attended the official groundbreaking ceremony earlier this […]

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Beloved Texas News Anchor Shatanya Clarke Passes Away At 27 Years Old Following Brain Tumor Diagnosis!

-TAMARA’SHANAY- COUSINS! It is with a extremely heavy heart that we inform you all of the passing of popular daytime news anchor of KFDZ Shatanya Clarke! According to BET News, the 27 year old passed away within the comfort of her home on Thursday April 14th. The tragic news comes just two years after she […]

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HBCUs All Over The Country Reportedly Receive Billions In Funding As Part Of The American Rescue Plan!

-Avier-Wanjou-Brass- Cousins! HBCUs all over the country are receiving an increased amount of funding and it is thanks to the American Rescue Plan! In an announcement, The White House reported the federal funding of $2.7 billion for 100 HBCUs around the country. According to Rollingout, from California to Florida, every institution in between will receive […]

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Colin Kaepernick Set To Launch Initiative That Offers Free Secondary Autopsies To Families Faced With Police Related Deaths!

-Tamara’Shanay- Cousins! In continuous efforts of tackling civil injustices within society, Colin Kaepernick has officially announced the launch of a new initiative program that will offer free secondary autopsies to family members faced with fatal police brutality instances! The initiative will be launched through Colin’s ‘Know Your Rights Camp”, and is said to include a […]

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Barbie Honors Journalist And Activist, Ida B. Wells For Inspiring Women Series, Doll Launch!

-Avier Wanjou-Brass- Cousins! Activist Ida B. Wells used her voice to report the lynching against Black men in the south. Being one of the early leaders of the civil rights movement, it is only right Mattel pays tribute to the life and legacy of the journalist! As reported by ABC News, the toy company plans […]

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Jay-Z’s Roc Nation And Reform Alliance Join Forces To Host NYC Job Fair!

-Brittany Hennis- At this point we should just nominate Jay-Z for president! Rolling out announced the news, that Roc Nation and Reform Alliance groups will host the “Team Roc” New York Job Fair at Madison Square Garden on November 18. The event hopes to revitalize NY’s workforce with thousands of positions of all levels available. […]

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Jay-Z Partners With The Innocence Project, Raising $1 Million Dollars To Investigate Wrongful Convictions In Midwest Area!

-Angelot Ndongmo- Cousins! It is always a great thing when mega stars reach back, to lend a helping hand to the community, champion good causes and help shine a spotlight. Throughout his career, we have seen glimpses of Jay-Z’s philanthropic side. Good deeds don’t always get the coverage they deserve and there are countless kind […]

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Beyoncé And Jay-Z Team Up With Tiffany & Co. To Provide $2 Million Dollars In Scholarship Funding For HBCU Students!

Cousins! The Carters are partnering up with the folks of Tiffany & Co. to provide scholarships to students currently enrolled in Historically Black Colleges and Universities! Beyoncé’s Bey GOOD and Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation are joining forces with Tiffany & Co. to forward a total of $2 million dollars to the ‘About Love’ Scholarships program […]

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The Lox Honored With Key To Of Their Hometown Of Yonkers, New York!

Cousins! Following the explosive Lox and Dipset Verzuz blowout battle the long-standing rap group is finally receiving the recognition they deserve after more than 20 years in the game! Amongst the Hip-Hop trios list of latest celebrations Jadakiss , Styles P and Sheek Louch have officially been honored with the key to their hometown of […]

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Diddy Launches Online Marketplace Platform For Black Business Owners!

Cousins! Within efforts of helping to establish financiakdidl wealth and freedom into the Black Community, Sean Diddy Combs has paired up with Salesforce to officially launch a marketplace platform for Black business owners! Combs Enterprise and Salesforce are set to launch a digital platform named SHOP CIRCULATE which will serve as a one-stop marketplace specifically […]

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Lala Anthony Teams Up With McDonalds To Offer $500,000 In Scholarships To HBCU Students!

Cousins! Calling all Historically Black College University students Lala Anthony and the folks over at McDonald’s are partnering up with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to issue $500,000 in scholarships to HBCU students through the Black and Positively Golden Scholarship program initiative! According to Blavity, incoming and currently enrolled HBCU students will be forwarded the […]

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Tory Lanez To Support Women Business Owners With Foundation Program Named After His Mother!

Cousins! Recording artist and Quarantine Radio host Tory Lanez is currently in the works of establishing a foundation with the main intent of building opportunities for women business-owners! Tory took to Twitter on Thursday evening to announce that the developing foundation will be named Louella’s Way in honor of his late mother. “The foundation that […]

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Jaden Smith Set To Establish Restaurant That Will Provide Free Meals To Homeless People!

Cousins! Actor, artist and philanthropist Jaden Smith is expanding his efforts of lending a helping hand to those in need with the opening of a restaurant where he will forward free meals to homeless people! According to Variety the restaurant will be a named after his food truck business ‘I Love You’. As we previously […]

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Shaquille O’Neal Helps Random Customer Pay Off Engagement Ring In Full, “I’m just trying to make people smile, that’s all.”

Cousins! As we all know NBA legendary athlete Shaquille O’Neal is well known for his extremely long track record of committing good deeds throughout his lifetime. His good spirit and genuine heart have changed the lives of many as he’s now currently trending on social media for paying in full for a random customer’s engagement […]

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Bridging The Gap Between Hollywood and Inner-City Youth With Brian Hooks!

In our first talk-back of 2021 we had the pleasure of kicking it with legendary comedian, actor, producer and director Brian Hooks! Well known for leading a successful and independent multi-decade career, Hooks is now exploring and creating new opportunities. In a one on one conversation with our founder Tamara’Shanay, Hooks speaks on adjusting to […]

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Black Women Doing It : Teyana Taylor Announces Official Production 5-Acre Lot Space Designed For Creatives!

Cousins! Teyana Taylor is kicking off the new year in a major way as she announces the official establishment of a 5- acre lot space fully dedicated to creatives! The multitalented mother and wife is switching gears within her career to helping others follow their dreams and fully perfecting their craft. Teyana made the ground […]

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Things We 🖤To See: Beyoncé ‘s BeyGOOD Charity Organization Set To Donate $500K To Individuals In Danger Of Losing Their Homes!

Cousins! Cousins! Beyoncé is giving back this holiday season in a major way as her charity organization of BeyGOOD is set to bless 100 families facing eviction or home foreclosure with $5K each! But Queen Bey’s generosity began there she had also created a business grant to help forward financial assistance to 250 small businesses […]