Record producer turned entrepreneur Andre Romelle Young, aka Dr. Dre,
has teamed up with AT&T to launch Beats Music, a music streaming
subscription service. Beginning January 21, customers can get the service for $14.99 a month, exclusively through AT&T.
At a recent gathering for Phi Beta Sigma’s Centennial Founders Day gala,
actor and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, a new member of the
fraternity, announced his new initiative, Sankofa Justice & Equity Fund, aimed at ending oppression and
violence towards women around the world.
Economically depressed communities across America may be getting a
much-needed boost – and soon. Last week, in an effort to combat income
inequality, President Barack Obama announced his plans to invest in
Amiri Baraka, like his name, was a blessed prince, and he loomed like a
colossus over the Black arts movement, excelling in practically every
literary expression—as a poet, playwright, novelist, historian,
journalist, and essayist. One of the most versatile writers in America,
Baraka died Thursday afternoon in Newark, New Jersey, where he was born
and lived most of his life. He was 79.