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THE X FACTOR: Nipsey Hussle’s marathon: Will the race continue?

I’ve often said that some of our best and brightest black entrepreneurs are incarcerated, on probation or actively participating in the “underground economy.” Despite what you may think about the drug and gang culture, at the end of the day, it’s an industry modeled after the foundation of any Fortune 500 company: meeting supply and Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Global Citizen Festival celebrates Mandela’s centennial

By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer A spectacular array of entertainers, world leaders and private sector heroes are convening in Johannesburg, South Africa Dec. 2 for the Global Citizen Festival’s celebration of Nelson Mandela’s centennial. Trevor Noah of “The Daily Show” will return to his homeland to host the event at FNB Stadium along with Danai Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Beyoncé & Jay-Z pay it forward before West Coast dates

By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been setting records with their On The Run II Tour, earning to date already more than $150 million. Now, the husband and wife power duo are paying it forward with the announcement that over $1 million will be awarded to 11 worthy students in the U.S. Read More…