'Self-Made' Mogul? Not So Much. Franchesca Ramsey Claps Back at Forbes' Praise of Kylie Jenner

Every so often, someone says exactly what we’re thinking about a certain issue, saving us the trouble. Today, that person was comedian, actress and 2017 Root 100 honoree Franchesca Ramsey (aka “Chescaleigh”), who can now add “mind reader” to her lengthy resume, since she succinctly summed up our thoughts on Forbes…

Jay-Z Passes Diddy on Forbes List of Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists. Soulja Boy Snubbed Again

Boosted by his ownership stake in Roc Nation, Tidal, and Champagne and cognac that neither you nor I can afford, hip-hop artist and mogul Jay-Z has leapfrogged entrepreneur and white-suit aficionado Sean “Puffy, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Diddy, Brother Love” Combs to claim the top spot on Forbes magazine’s list of the…

Forbes’ 10 Cities Where African Americans Are Doing the Best Economically Are All in the South

When Forbes began its annual ranking of the places where black people are doing the best economically, many people probably assumed that the list would be filled with places in the North and the West, culminating in the city where residents are required to own at least one pair of Timberlands and everyone’s last name…

A Breakdown of the Black Stars on Forbes’ List of Highest-Paid Celebrities

Every year, Forbes magazine ranks the highest-paid “front of the camera” celebrities. These rankings are based on stars’ pretax income, this year from June 1, 2016, through June 1, 2017, calculated from box office earnings, music rankings, book sales, two paycheck stubs, how they ball out at the club and their mamas’…