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Leading Black political donors are pushing back against their Democratic peers, asking them to stop badmouthing super PACs (political action committees) because the funding they generate often helps Black candidates and other candidates of color stay competitive in political...
A white power symbol was spray painted on the parking lot of an historic Tennessee social justice center that was destroyed in a fire last week. Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Ralph...
  The Ebola virus is on the rise in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the reason for part of that is because people don’t believe the virus is real. Since August, more than 600 people in the eastern part...
Since 2015, Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch has been for sale. The initial asking price of $100 million was slashed to $67 million back in 2017. But in February, the cost was cut again to $31 million in the days before...
The bodies of 15 Haitian migrants were found after their boat capsized off the Turks and Caicos Islands and four people are still missing, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The dead have presumably drowned, officials say. The Coast Guard...
  After Duke suffered a nail-biting defeat to No. 2 ranked Michigan State on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament, Blue Devils standout Zion Williamson told reporters it was likely the last time he and his teammates would ever play together. “We're...
The murder trial of an ex-Minnesota police officer who is charged with killing a 40-year-old Australian woman was expected to begin on Monday. Mohamed Noor, 33, a Somali-American, fatally shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond on July 15, 2017, putting a global...
Black preemies face higher chances that they will receive poor prenatal care than white, Asian-American and Hispanic babies, and this is partially due to the quality of their parents’ healthcare as well as segregation, according to a JAMA Pediatrics...
A Maryland Legal Aid lawyer opened the flood gates when he filed a complaint against a Harford County police deputy for detaining and questioning him because he is Black. Since Rashad James’ accusations, others have come forward alleging other...
Black people suffering from severe depression face higher odds that they will be misdiagnosed as having schizophrenia than white patients, according to a new study from Rutgers University. The study, which was published in the journal Psychiatric Services, backs up...
A law demanding transparency from police officers that was named after Anton Black, the 19-year-old from the Maryland's Eastern Shore who died in police custody, is still lingering in the states General Assembly while another measure that Black’s family...
NFL Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin is asking for prayers while he undergoes medical tests for throat cancer – a prospect that the pro-football legend called terrifying. Irvin 52, took to Instagram in an...
  The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that it is backing a U.S. district court ruling that calls the Affordable Care Act “unconstitutional.” On Monday, the DOJ said it supports U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor’s December ruling that found the...
Tisha Campbell-Martin said she thinks she has $10 million but isn’t completely positive in light of the fraud lawsuit against her ex-husband, Duane Martin. Recently, Campbell-Martin submitted an income and expense declaration in her divorce proceedings. The declaration was obtained by The...
  Following the arrest of Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing several accusers of R. Kelly and their families, the R&B singer’s fans and supporters are sending personal and social media messages to his alleged victims discrediting their claims and saying...
More than 1,000 high school and college students braved the cold, rainy weather on Monday to participate in a rally at the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh to protest last week’s acquittal of ex-cop, Michael Rosfeld, in the killing...
In an interview with Essence about fame, insecurity, weight and learning to accept her “otherness,” Issa Rae is showing that she's still fierce after three complete seasons of her hit HBO show Insecure and is ready to tackle new projects In...
Pharrell Williams is drawing attention to the importance of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) fields through a children’s show that will be streamed on Netflix. Williams is the executive producer of Brainchild, a Netflix series and spinoff of...
  The season may be over for the Los Angeles Lakers, with dashed hopes for a playoff run, but its star player is promising fans that the drought will one day end. In an Instagram post, LeBron James  asked his believers to...
A member of the Tuskegee Airmen, who flew missions in World War II but had been reported missing in action until his remains were accounted for last summer, was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery on Friday with...