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REPORT - Saturday, a Texas sheriff criticized the “national rhetoric” of the Black Lives Matter movement for the death of a local deputy saying “drop the qualifiers — lives matter.”
HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With prayers, church bells and brass bands, residents across Mississippi and Louisiana will pay homage Saturday to those who died in Hurricane Katrina, thank those who came to rebuild and celebrate how far the region has come from that devastating day.

REPORT - A young black man arrested by police in Portsmouth, Virginia, has been found dead in his jail cell after spending almost four months behind bars (without bail) for stealing $5 worth of groceries.
REPORT - A Tennessee city councilman is in hot water after audio of him calling someone a racial epithet was made public.
REPORT - This week a New York street artist made their feelings for Donald Trump crystal clear.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state prosecutors announced Friday that they won't retry a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, saying that talking with jurors after the mistrial helped convince them they cannot get a conviction.
REPORT - When a Roots remake was announced earlier in the year, many wondered who would play the iconic role of Kunta Kinte - now Deadline has finally put speculation to rest.
REPORT - Wednesday evening, a woman who stole a car and led police on a car chase through downtown Los Angeles, got out of the vehicle and proceeded to dance while waiting for authorities to take her into custody.

REPORT - Thursday, controversial Chicago rapper Chief Keef, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, announced he named his newborn son after his record label.
REPORT - Wednesday afternoon, Vester L. Flanagan II - also known Bryce Williams - died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, after allegedly shooting two WDBJ-TV journalists.
REPORT - Monday, Judge Donald McCullin announced massive changes in the city's widely criticized municipal court including the withdrawal of every arrest warrant issued in Ferguson prior to December 31, 2014.
REPORT - Saturday, Wiz Khalifa shared video clips on social media that he alleges show him being harassed at LAX Airport by Customs and Border Patrol officers.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge declared a mistrial Friday after a jury deadlocked in the case of a white police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of an unarmed black man.
OPINION - This week, Dr. Dre told The New York Times he apologized to all the women he’d “hurt”, and I’m here to tell you – that’s not enough.
In a recent interview with CBS This Morning, Ciara spoke to Gayle King about all the backlash and criticism that she has received about letting her boyfriend, Russell Wilson, be around her son.Earlier this summer, young Future Zahir was spotted spending time...
Misty Copeland may just be having the best year of her life.She made history in June when she became the first African-American female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, and in the September 2015 issue of Essence, she is now confirming...
This past week, TMZ was put on notice that Lamar Odom has had enough.
Monday, witnesses say San Francisco cops detained a man with a prosthetic limb after mistaking his crutches for weapons.
theGrio REPORT - A Memphis teen who lost his mother a month before heading to Stanford is getting a second chance thanks to the kindness of strangers.