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NBA Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard Lands Reported $100 Million Sneaker Deal with Adidas

The 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year, Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard, has signed one of the most lucrative sneaker contracts of any NBA player not named LeBron or Derrick. 117 more words


Business/Finance: When Facebook bought Oculus

Is Mark Zuckerberg getting bored of life at the top? It seems so. It was only a few months ago when he threw some spare change at WhatsApp and ‘accidentally’ ended up owning it, and now it’s the turn of Oculus: pioneers of the ‘virtual reality headset’ movement. 249 more words

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Sylvia Rhone Named President Of Epic Records

Longtime music executive Sylvia Rhone has officially been named the president of Epic Records.  Rhone headed Elektra Entertainment Group, then Universal Motown for nearly two decades.   105 more words


Sundance Award-Winning Writer/Director Justin Simien's Film "Dear White People" Acquired by Lionsgate, Roadside

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to Dear White People, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  Written and directed by Justin Simien, … 80 more words


President Obama to Push for More Overtime Pay

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama will direct the Labor Department to strengthen overtime pay protections for millions of workers. 118 more words


Local Entrepreneur Tanya Fields Brings Fresh Produce to the Bronx Via a Veggie Mart on Wheels

The old school bus painted with big green and purple leaves pushed through the icy rain to ease alongside Southern Boulevard in the South Bronx. The door swung open with a squeak, revealing a cornucopia of organic eggs, potatoes, onions, garlic, cabbage, apples and turnips piled on the seats. 887 more words


Wal-Mart Donates $1.75 Million to Boost African-American Achievement

According to a press release, a $500,000 grant from Wal-Mart will go to the United Negro College Fund to help sixteen HBCUs gain financial stability to ensure their continued mission of providing black students with higher education. 263 more words