Ashanti has a catalog of hits but it wasn’t enough to sell tickets for an upcoming show. The “Happy” singer was supposed to headline the “Back to Brook” event at Stonybrook University later this month.  The show was canceled after only 24 tickets were sold, Bossip reports. “As an organization, we do our best to […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A new research study is out from WalletHub looking at the best and worst places to celebrate the Fourth of July and Cleveland does not score well. Out of the top 100 most populated cities in the country Cleveland ranks 71st. Head a little south and Cincinnati comes in 18th. The […]

Puerto Rico overwhelmingly voted in favor of making the island America’s 51st state, but the results are being questioned. About 97 percent of the ballots cast supported statehood, but only 23 percent of registered voters actually voted. The vote was only symbolic, but Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló hopes the results will give the island the momentum […]

Ronan Farrow’s MSNBC program Ronan Farrow Daily and Joy Reid’s The Reid Report have been cancelled due to disappointing ratings. Ronan Farrow Daily occupied the 1 PM time slot with The Reid Report as its closing act. Both programs premiered in February 2014 and lasted a little less than a year on the cable news […]

  Cleveland has been ranked one of the U.S.’s worst cities to raise a family by WalletHub, a financial advice website. Cleveland was ranked 145 out of the most-populated 150 U.S. cities. Out of the 150 cities ranked, Cleveland boasted the highest divorce rate, the 3rd-highest family poverty rate and fourth-lowest median family income. It also […]

88 percent of minimum wage workers are at least 20 years old, and a third are age 40 or older, according to an article published by the Economic Policy Institute. Additionally, one-fifth of all U.S. children have a parent who is a minimum wage earner. Currently, the federal minimum wage is set at $7.25 hour, […]

  LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) – Lakewood’s salt supply is running precariously low, and the city’s streets have suffered as a result. Morton, the contracted company that provides the city’s salt, has failed to deliver the 1,000 tons back-ordered by the city. Lakewood has now placed orders with other vendors, but not being under contract means […]

  AKRON, Ohio – Whitney Solomon wasn’t exactly jumping for joy when she learned of her 10-cent raise. Sarcastically, the 22-year-old woman, who works at a downtown Akron Subway, said, “Really? Are you serious?” On January 1, 2014, Ohio’s minimum wage goes from $7.85 per hour to $7.95. That means full-time workers will make about […]

  The Kardashian family matriarch, who was not very relaxed on air, failed to stand out in a crowded syndicated market.   Kris Jenner’s talk show has reportedly been canceled after just one season due to poor ratings, sources claim. “Kris,” which was broadcast on select Fox stations across the US, first premiered on July […]

While 2012 has been a big year for movies, it also played host to some major box office bombs. Children’s movie “Oogieloves In The BIG Balloon Adventure” famously crashed-and-burned, taking the title for the lowest-grossing wide release of all time, Tyler Perry’s critically panned “Alex Cross” made $10 million less than its budget, and Gerard […]

A recent Gallup poll showed African-American support for President Barack Obama is at 84 percent. The number, although high, ties the president’s lowest marks among blacks since he took office. Thursday night, President Obama laid out his plan for turning the nation’s unemployment crisis around — the American Jobs Act. TheGrio’s Todd Johnson watched the […]

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