After a tough bout with cancer, Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still’s 4-year-old daughter is in remission. Still’s daughter Leah was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma last year. He took to Instagram to share the good news: “After 296 days of day dreaming about what it would feel like to hear the doctors say my daughter is in remission, I finally know the feeling,” he wrote. “Funny thing is there is really no way of describing it because I never knew this feeling existed. When I look at my daughter all I can do is smile and hug her.” Still was cut from the Bengals, but after the team learned that his daughter was battling cancer, they placed him on their practice squad. Read more.
10-Yr.-Old African-American Girl Gets $60,000 Investment on Shark Tank
If you’ve ever tuned into the show Shark Tank, then you know standing before the judges to pitch your dream idea is no easy feat, but 10-year-old Mikaila Ulmer came on the show like a seasoned entrepreneur. The Texas-bred founder of BeeSweet Lemondade, an idea that she came up with at the age of four, pitched her idea to the Sharks and left the show with a $60K investment from FUBU CEO Daymond John. “Partnering with Mikaila made perfect sense,” said Daymond John in a statement. “She’s a great kid with a head for business and branding. She’s got a great idea and I’m happy to help take BeeSweet to the next level.” Read more.
Taraji P. Henson to Host SNL Next Month
When the first season of FOX’s Empire came to an end, many of us didn’t know what we would do without Cookie gracing our screens every Wednesday night. But Taraji P. Henson will soon be on the small screen again. The actress will make her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live next month. Henson joins the list of other African-American actresses who’ve hosted, which include Gabourey Sidibe, Cicely Tyson, Kerry Washington, and Queen Latifah. Read more.