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3 Things Coworkers Should Never See You Do

These behaviors could potentially hurt your reputation<p><i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question “What are the three most</i> …

Chris Brown's Role on 'Power' Rescinded Following LAPD Incident

Chris Brown’s eventful week is beginning to negatively impact other areas of his life, as he’ll reportedly be blocked from appearing in cable hit …

Chris Brown

How iHeartMedia Is Looking Beyond Radio for Growth

On its way to surpassing 90 million registered users for its streaming service, iHeartMedia found growth both inside and outside of terrestrial radio.<p>…

Radio

Lyor Cohen Imparts His Wisdom on the Industry at Large

In 2012, Cohen departed from Warner Music Group to found 300 Entertainment, a record label that foregoes the stifling structure of major labels to offer a more independent incubator for self-starting artists. From dropping JAY Z, Method Man and DMX in the same month, to boasting Young Thug, Fetty …

Music Industry

#HereIsMyAmerica

What do people fail to understand about the lives of black Americans? Or the lives of anyone of color?

Florida man gets life in prison for killing teen over loud music

A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday in the killing of an African-American teenager outside a Jacksonville convenience …

George Zimmerman

Prince’s Band the Revolution Performs First Reunion Show in Minneapolis: Watch

In the aftermath of Prince’s death earlier this year, his legendary backing band the Revolution announced that they would be reuniting for a series of shows at First Avenue in Minneapolis (the club where much of Prince’s iconic film <i>Purple Rain</i> was shot). Tonight, the Revolution hit the stage for …

Philly Cop Outed (Again) as Neo-Nazi Sympathizer

Philadelphia Police officer, Ian Hans Lichtermann, stationed in Philadelphia’s 2nd police district in Northeast Philadelphia has been outed as a …

The Evolution Of Afropunk

Two years ago, I wrote about the opportunity marketers were missing out on by not engaging the audience that supports Afropunk and the 60,000 people that have attended its annual music festival in Brooklyn. This year’s festival, which took place August 27 and 28th and with a lineup that boasted …

Ogilvy & Mather

Latinos for Trump Founder: If We Don’t Act, ‘You’re Gonna Have Taco Trucks on Every Corner’

The founder of Latinos for Trump warned on MSNBC tonight that there’s a problem of Latino culture in the U.S. that needs to be stopped before there …

Apple will launch new Beats headphones next week

Someone at Apple-owned Beats sent an email they weren't supposed to.<p>Beats sent an email to French media on Thursday informing them that "a selection of new Beats by Dre products will be unveiled" at Apple's iPhone 7 launch next week, iDownloadBlog reports.<p>One publication, iGen.fr, published and …

Headphones

Dallas chief who oversaw response to sniper attack is retiring

Dallas Police Chief David Brown, who oversaw the response to a July sniper attack that killed five officers, has announced his retirement.<p>Brown issued a statement Thursday saying he will retire Oct. 22 after 33 years with Dallas police. He was not immediately available for additional comment.<p>Brown …

American South

If you hate networking, you're approaching it all wrong

You've probably found yourself at a networking event for your industry, looking out at a crowd of strangers.<p>If you're lucky enough to be with a friend, the two of you will probably only talk to each other the whole night. If you're feeling particularly ambitious, you loosen up and go home with a …

Networking

A bunch of famous YouTubers are furious at YouTube right now — here's why

When you click on a YouTube video, there's a good chance you'll see a 15-second advertisement before it for Febreeze, Purina, or whatever.<p>But maybe you've noticed that only <i>some</i> videos have these pre-roll advertisements.<p>YouTubers have to manually opt-in to monetizing their channels, meaning that ads …

You Tube

Millennials reveal 100 brands they love

Millennials make up a crucial group of consumers.<p>Ad agency Moosylvania asked more than 1,500 millennials — defined as 16 to 36-year-olds — to select their favorite brands.<p>Some are surprising.<p>"Ultimately, the functionality of how the brand serves the consumer seems to win out," Norty Cohen, CEO of …

Millennials

Lindsay Lohan Loses Case Against Makers of Grand Theft Auto

Court rules it’s a “work of fiction and satire.”<p>A New York state appeals court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit in which the actress Lindsay Lohan accused the maker of the popular <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> video games of basing a character on her without her permission.<p>Take-Two Interactive Software did not …

Colin Kaepernick and What White Fans Don't Understand About Black Athletes

If there's one thing Colin Kaepernick has shown us this week, it's that when a black athlete steps out of line in the eyes of white America, it is …

Colin Kaepernick

KING: Oregon white supremacist chases down, kills black teen

I will never forget where I was or what I was doing the night I learned of the brutal murder of Oregon teenager Larnell Malik Bruce.

Oregon

AfroPunk 2016 & The Importance Of Black Artists Performing For Black Audiences

Share Email Comments<p>AfroPunk Festival has been a musical beacon for Black people across the diaspora in the heart of Fort Greene, Brooklyn for over a …

Artists

General Mills only wants an ad agency staffed with 50% women and 20% people of color

General Mills — the US food manufacturer behind brands like Lucky Charms, Cheerios, Pillsbury, and Yoplait — has some very specific requirements for its creative agency review.<p>The company is in the process of asking ad agencies to pitch for its creative account, which will cover its advertising, …

Advertising

How Canada Forgot Its Black Artists

Many black Canadians, past and present, have made art and contributed to our culture — but they’re often pushed to the margins.<p>In Canada, black …

Art

Ellington & Coltrane Curtis

Managing Partner, Team Epiphany; 4-Year-Old. New York.<p>Experiencing a certain degree of envy comes with the territory when you spend a good percentage …

VJing

People’s Champ Paul Wall Defends QB Colin Kaepernick Despite Controversy

I’m on the phone with Paul Wall, and he has lots to say about the world he lives in.<p>I originally called the People's Champ to speak to him about the …

Colin Kaepernick

Why Does Hope Solo Get Punished For Things Male Athletes Do All the Time?

Solo may be facing a double standard.<p>If you’re going to punish athletes for bad behavior, don’t play favorites.<p>On Wednesday, U.S. Soccer announced that it had terminated Hope Solo’s contract with the national team and banned her for six months. Her crime? Calling the Swedish national team “cowards” …

Attention, Filmmakers: Apply Here for Micro Grants for Short Docs About Social Inequality

The Magnifying Glass is accepting proposals for investigative shorts produced in Georgia and Louisiana.<p>The Magnifying Glass is accepting proposals …

Documentaries

Parent Brand Sub-Brand Relationships

Parents and children have special relationships, be they people or brands. From a brand architecture perspective parent brands are usually known as …

Branding

Ric Wilson Is Here to Continue Chicago's Musical Reign with the Premiere of 'Soul Bounce' - Noisey

Chicago

The African-American Athlete :: Eric Michael Dyson Takes On Race And Violence On ESPN

The issue of race and violence have been on the front burner in this heated presidential campaign, where both of the major party candidates have …

African-American News

Iconic Olympics protester John Carlos admires Colin Kaepernick's 'courage' | VICE News

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is sitting down during the pregame playing of the National Anthem to protest the treatment of people of color in the United States. And lots of people have an opinion about it.<p>Some support Kaepernick completely. Others say that his message is okay, …

Colin Kaepernick