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Meet & Greet with Omaha’s Own, SK8
One of Taylor Gang’s hottest artists, SK8, gears up to release his first album under his own Atlantic Records imprint, Alignment.
The Origin of OAK: Atlanta Nightclub Bids Farewell to Popular Location
In the heart of Atlanta’s downtown sits Oak Atlanta, a premier multi-level nightclub that has become a pioneer of the city’s nightlife.
Ezinma releases her debut EP Classical Bae
Combining the worlds of classical and modern music, Ezinma hopes to bring about unity through her works.
NAACP Image Awards 2021 Recap
The 52nd Annual NAACP Image Awards were held on Friday, March 27, and honored those who made impactful changes both on and off-screen.
Free The Vision Hosts 'Exclusively, to Black Women' Dinner
Freeman Warren III, a.k.a Free the Vision, hosted his first annual Exclusively To Black Women dinner on March 11 in Atlanta.
Cryptocurrency is the new Investment fad, but is it Worth It?
Recently, many people are opting to invest in cryptocurrency, which is a digital currency that isn’t regulated by a centralized authority.
Meet Sgt. Major Keith L. Craig: Disney Exec., Author, and Veteran
Sgt. Major Keith L. Craig is an entertainment executive at Walt Disney Studios. As a veteran, he outlines leadership skills in his new book.
Women Who Win Wars: 6 Women who are Shaping the Nation
What better way to kick-off Women’s History Month than to honor some modern women who are currently shaping the future of the U.S?
New York Hosted the Largest Civil Rights Demonstration in 1964
In civil rights history, the ongoing narrative that racism is a southern issue. But New York is home the largest civil rights protest.
David Duane talks Network Deals, Expansion and More
David Duane, media mogul and founder of Urban Fierce Group, is nothing shy of extraordinary. In 2021, he is making his big TV debut.
NYC Icon Ari Gold dies at age 47
Dancer and musician Ari Gold passed away at age 47 on Sunday. Fans and peers of Gold all shared what they cherished most about the artist.
Black-Owned Travel Brands to Support, from Hotels to Products
Travel is Better in Color shared their top Black-owned travel brands from hotels to tour groups and books and media to products.
Meet Amanda Gorman: the Youngest Inauguration Poet
Los Angeles-based writer Amanda Gorman is the youngest poet ever selected to read at President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration.
Smino drops 'MLK Dr' to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
St. Louis rapper Smino dropped his latest single and accompanying animated video “MLK Dr” in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
BleuLife Honors NBNA Nurses through the RETHINK and Re:SET Initiatives
We honor those fighting on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Get to know some NBNA nurses and read their inspirational messages.
Twitter bans over 70,000 QAnon Accounts and Tightens Guidelines
Twitter Inc. has had a busy weekend purging thousands of QAnon-related accounts following the attack at the U.S Capitol building.
King Vader: From Vine to 'Netflix Dreams'
YouTube sensation King Vader discusses his creative accolades, partnerships, and his future goals in his latest interview with Bleu.
Trump Clings to Hope of Overturning the 2020 Election
Insider reports show that President Donald Trump is continuing his election-fraud rampage, taking his anger out on staffers along the way.
Virginia Removes Robert E. Lee Statue from National Statuary Hall
The state of Virginia has announced that the Robert E. Lee statue has been removed from the National Statuary Hall in the U.S Capitol.
Trends show Gen Z Pushes for 'Conscious Capitalism'
Dubbed “conscious capitalism,” a study by Harvard Business Review found Gen Z consumers to be more conscious of better business practices.
Kyle Laursen's 'Josiah' Tackles Toxic Hollywood Power Dynamics
To bring the issues of Hollywood power dynamics to light, director Kyle Laursen created Josiah, a short film that discusses these issues.
NBNA Announces 'RETHINK' and 'RE:SET' Campaigns
The NBNA recently announced two new campaigns under their wellness initiative, NBNA Resilliant Nurse Resource™: RETHINK and RE:SET.
Paybby Seeks to end Unfair Banking Practices in the U.S
With a mission to close the wealth gap caused by historical discrimination, Paybby has created a completely free, digital banking service.
Outlier and the University of Pittsburg Announce Frontline Workers Scholarship
To thank essential workers, The University of Pittsburgh and Outlier teamed up to create The Frontline Workers Scholarship
FRVRFRIDAY Drops 'PRIDEFUL' Video
Rising artist FRVRFRIDAY dropped his newest video for his track “PRIDEFUL.” The track finishes off a successful year for the artist.
Q&A with TikTok Star James Henry
James Henry started his TikTok account years ago with the motive of sharing his passion for directing, producing and acting.
Thanksgiving's Heroes sends over 2000 Families full Holiday Meals
Rob Adams, a successful Salt Lake City Real Estate agent, gives away 2,500 free Thanksgiving meals through Thanksgiving’s Heroes.
Get Ahead on Holiday Shopping with Bleu's Black Friday Gift Guide
We’re somehow fast approaching Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Bleu’s here to help you get ahead of the shopping curve with upcoming deals.
Join Bleu's Founder for a Panel Discussion on Neobanks and Unbanked Households
'How Can a Neobank Help People of Color' will be focusing on issues like unbanked households and the potential benefits of a “neobank.”
Google Announces new Privacy Settings for Gmail, Meet and Chat
Google announced they will be letting users opt out of Gmail smart features like Smart Compose and Smart Reply to have control over data.
Men in Dresses Burgeons Marxism, According to Candace Owens
Candace Owens, the 31-year-old conservative commentator, has got a bone to pick with Vogue. She claims the latest cover has ties to Marxism.
What President-Elect Joe Biden's Cabinet may Look Like
With the prolonged election results leading to a Biden/Harris win, many are speculating who will fill president-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet.
#BeApp Founder Ray Smith Champions Artist-to-Fan Experience
With the return of concerts being nowhere in site, #BeApp steps up to provide music fans opportunities to connect with their favorite artists.
King Von Passes Away at Age 26
With heavy hearts, we announce that up-and-coming rapper and soon to be Bleu cover star King Von has passed away at age 26.
Will Donald Pull the Trump Card?: How 45 can Challenge Results
With the U.S election coming to an end on a very close margin, many people are worried that President Donald Trump may call fraud.
Concerts Likely Won't Come Back Until 2021
Some venues have opted for socially distanced audiences, many music fans are wondering when traditional, live concerts will make its comeback.
Alec King 'Disconnects to Reconnect' in Debut Album
Artist on-the-rise Alec King dropped his debut album Everything’s Backwards on October 23. The 15-track project features Gnash, K., and more.
Newark, NJ Announces Strict COVID Shutdowns
Newark, New Jersey will be going under lockdown amid coronavirus case spikes. The city has seen positive rates rise to 11 percent
Sen. Mitch McConnell Proposes $500 Billion Stimulus Plan
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have been failing to reach an agreement on a coronavirus package.
Darrell Kelley: A Musician's Mission to Spread Social Awareness
Singer/songwriter Darrell Kelley has put his emotions to music by creating beautiful pieces dedicated to victims of police brutality.
V.A Gov. Ralph Northam also Targeted in 'Militia' Kidnapping Plot
The five suspects charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also had plans to kidnap Virginia’s Gov., Ralph Northam.
Kanye West is 'Stepping out on Faith' for a more Religious America
“America. What is America’s destiny? What is best for our nation, our people?” asks 2020 presidential candidate Kanye West
Your Cloth Mask isn't Cutting it, Boomer Naturals has the Solution
With masks becoming a part of everyday life for Americans, Boomer Naturals set out to create effective, comfortable and breathable PPE.
DeBlasio Announces Shutdowns in New York City ZIP Codes
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he will be enforcing restrictions on specific ZIP codes where coronavirus rates are spiking.
Joseph Rovegno is Exhibiting 'Between Madness' in Manhattan
Joseph Rovegno, a photographer known for his eye-catching black and white imagery, is currently exhibiting his newest series Between Madness.
The Presidential Election is Coming Up, Are you Ready?
With the threat of Coronavirus hanging over the U.S, the 2020 Presidential Election will be like nothing we’ve seen before.
‘36 Chambers’ to 36 Cinema; RZA’s Legacy Grows with ‘Cut Throat City’
RZA provides a glimpse of hope for his favorite pastime by committing to a theatrical release for his newest thriller 'Cut Throat City.'
Broadway at the Drive-In kicks off Sept. 26 in Queens
Starting September 26, New Yorkers will be able to enjoy all the glory of Broadway from the comfort of their car or picnic table.
Joe Rogan Experience Heads to Spotify with Missing Episodes
Joe Rogan made waves with his controversial podcast Joe Rogan Experience. The program debuted on Spotify on September 1, but loyal fans were quick to notice that a lot of his past index is missing.
HBO Max’s ‘Class Action Park’ Glosses over Tragic Deaths
In late August, HBO Max released a documentary detailing the most dangerous amusement park in American history: Action Park.
Tucker Carlson Crossed a Line, it’s Time he goes Off-Air
Tucker Carleson is known for notable sound bites including a rant about Sesame Street, and as of last night, an astonishing conversation in support of Kyle Rittenhouse.
How 3rd Space Embraces their Newark Community
3rd Space is the newest addition to an ever-growing list ofcoworking spaces; its sincere dedication to the Newark community makes this space extraordinary.
NFL Pundit Mike Ditka Under Fire for Kneeling Comments
NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka has come under fire recently for his comments about kneeling during the national anthem, says "get the hell out."
Venture Capitalists' Implicit Biases Cannot be Challenged in Court
Venture capitalists in the U.S spent $130 billion last year investing in countless startups. Black entrepreneurs only receive about 1 percent of that.
How Unemployment Rates are Affecting the Economy
As the COVID-19 pandemic made its way across the country, unemployment rates skyrocketed to never-before-seen levels with 30 million people unemployed.
11:11 on new Music, Success, ATL and More
Hailing from Toronto, 11:11 turned a passion for production and beats into a flourishing music career. Now, he's gearing up to release his debut album
Tyla Yaweh Drops 'Tommy Lee' with Post Malone
Back in February, Tyla Yaweh met with Bleu in Long Island City for one of his first editorial shoots. Now, he's released his biggest track yet.
Can the rise in Mail-in Ballots Increase Voter Suppression?
In the wake of COVID and President Donald Trump’s animosity towards mail-in votes many are worried about a voter suppression catastrophe in November.
Book a Black Owned Resort for your Post-Corona Vacation
Both at home and abroad, there are numerous Black owned resort and spas, hotels and B&Bs that are sure to charm. Plan your vacay now!
Q&A with 'Surthrival Mode' Author and Life Coach Pervis Taylor
Having been a life coach for 10 years, Pervis Taylor is enthused to share his knowledge with the world in his latest book Surthrival Mode.
Charming Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Once home to the wealthiest robber barons and entrepreneurs, Lake Geneva exudes both historical and natural charm. It is the perfect year-round get away.
U.N Human Rights Council to hold Debate on Police Brutality
The U.N Human Rights Council announced that it will hold a much requested discussion on racism and police brutality this Wednesday.
Q&A with Rising Artist Leven Kali
With a sound completely of his own, Leven Kali is gearing up to release his latest project High Tide. Check out our q&a with this rising artist.
Baby Plug talks 'Topic' and 'Lemme Pop My Shxt' Follow Up
Baby Plug found himself in the center of critical acclaim. Early on in his career, his mixtapes and singles drew the attention of numerous publications.
Citizen Journalism Shows what the Media Doesn't
When the media proves to be untrustworthy, society becomes reliant on citizen journalism to get the full scope of what exactly is happening.
Carnage to Host the First Ever Road Rave
The Road Rave is the only event of its kind combining the safety and charm of a drive-in movie theater with the elation of a main-stage festival set up
The Pretty Reckless drop Their First Single Since 2017
After a three year hiatus, the Pretty Reckless is back with their newest single, “Death by Rock and Roll.” The boisterous anthem dropped May 15.
Loop Media Champions Emerging and Indie Artists
Jon Nierman co-founded Loop Media four years ago with the goal of becoming the first streaming application solely dedicated to music videos.
Sound Royalties is Offering Artists No-Fee Royalty Advances
Sound Royalties, LLC has created a $2 million fund to give advances to musicians, producers, and independent labels with zero fees or costs.
Toronto Native Kofi Talks New EP, Career, and More
Kofi, a 22-year-old emerging artist from Scarborough, Toronto, is one of the newest additions to the Red Bull Records roster.
Young T and Bugsey Dropped their First EP 'Plead the 5th'
U.K rap duo Young T and Bugsey dropped their newest mixtape, Plead the 5th, on March 20, which features some of their latest hit singles.
Melvoni, Praised by Critics, is New York's Next Big Thing
At just 16 years old, New York-bred rapper Melvoni is already making waves in the world of hip-hop.His first EP, 'Who TF is Melvoni?,' dropped last Friday.
Everything is Love: Flipp Dinero
At the helm of one his most anticipated years, rapper Flipp Dinero walked on set in the highest of spirits. From Issue #65.
The Fate of Festival Season amid Coronavirus Cancellations
With numerous U.S festival season shows being abruptly canceled or rescheduled foreshadows a soon-to-be domino effect of festival cancellations.
Serial Entrepreneur Tim Johnson Talks Mentoring and More
What started with a college friend asking for a haircut soon spiraled into a blossoming career for serial entrepreneur and hair care expert Tim Johnson.
The Weeknd's new Short Film 'After Hours'
Ahead of his March 20 album release of After Hours, The Weeknd dropped a five-minute short film of the same name, directed by Anton Tammi.
Flipp Dinero, Lonr, and Stunna Girl's Live Performances at MTV Push Live
MTV hosted their Push Live event to showcase the hottest up-and-comers in music, included performances by Stunna Girl, Lonr, and closed out by Flipp Dinero.
Hell in Brooklyn: The World of Carnage
Taking the Electronic Dance Music world by storm, Carnage is completely unique in his ways. Aside from thrilling performances, he does work for nonprofits.
Otis Teams up with Jeff Staple for 'Sneakers as Art' Exhibition
Otis is a groundbreaking company aiming to help creatives and aficionados invest in things they are passionate about, including Nikes and artwork.
Q&A with CROSTY Founders George and Shota Mikaia
Hailing from Georgia, brothers George and Shota Mikaia founded their groundbreaking shoe brand CROSTY in 2015, spurred by childhood dreams.
Schlitterbahn: Unconventional, Unimaginable Amusement
Nestled in the quiet town of New Braunfels, Texas, Schlitterbahn has become synonymous with extravagance; less than an hour outside of San Antonio.
Ford’s Mustang is Pushing Past The Limits
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has all of the charms of its predecessors, but is built with the newest technology to make this the most powerful model.
Travel: How to go Backpacking On A Budget
Backpacking can be one of the most awe-inspiring adventures where one can fully immerse themselves into a country’s culture.
Driverless Cars Free Test Run in Brooklyn Navy Yards
Driverless Optimus Ride cars will now shuttle people to and from the new ferry landing for free. This autonomous vehicle company never had any accidents.
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Denver is Rocky Mountain Fly
From cowtown to cultural mecca, the city of Denver has reinvented itself as a worthwhile destination for foodies and art lovers alike.
Summer Sneakers You Need in Your Wardrobe
With Summer around the corner,hHaving a staple pair of summer sneakers keeps in-style without compromising comfort. Here are pairs under $200.
Must-Have Travel Products
Travel, while fun, is almost always a hassle especially when going abroad. Lessen the hassle with these products made to […]
Japan Sets Tourist Departure Tax
Japan will now charge a departure tax in order to improve tourist infrastructure. When leaving the country, tourists AND citizens will be charged a fee of $9.23 (¥1,000).Japan expects the new tax to bring in over $460 million (¥50 billion) for the 2019 fiscal year.
Air Jordan 9 Now Comes in 'UNC' Colors
With the 2019 NBA All Star Weekend being hosted in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Jordan Brand released the Air Jordan 9 […]
Nike Releases 'Lucid Green' and 'Sail White' Blazer Mid
Nike introduced their new color swatch for the Blazer Mid 77 Vintage sneaker. Early this year, the company released the same classic design
Jon Wexler: The Face Behind Adidas
Jon Wexler may be an unfamiliar name to the public, but he holds what could be considered the ultimate dream […]
Zoom Rookie Reintroduction
On December 15, Nike released their new Zoom Rookie. A design paying homage to the famous foamposite style that had sneakerheads […]
Reebok by Pyer Moss Collaboration
Every sneakerheads’ dream just came true. The highly praised brand Pyer Moss announced a collaboration, and the collections are a […]