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Dear Serena, Congratulations and thank you! In winning Wimbledon this year, you earned your 22nd Grand Slam title (tying the record). You and your big sis, Venus, snagged the doubles crown, and you were victorious in the singles tourney. This...
Is it possible to mourn the deaths of the five Dallas police officers and still continue the movement for black lives? This is something we can and must do, as we have no other choice. It’s just too important...
We need to talk about Diamond Reynolds. Diamond Reynolds is my hero, and she should be yours too. She is every black woman, and she spoke truth to power this past week, for the whole world to see. -Woman Facebook...
This week represents a climax to a tragic American narrative decades in the making. It's a story overrun by a 'War on Drugs' run wild, mass incarceration and economic inequality. African-American communities under attack from the police have seen so many die in recent...
Beyonce is now adding her voice to the chorus of black Americans who are "sick and tired of young" black people being killed at the hands of law enforcement. The note was no doubt prompted by the recent killings...
Just yesterday, I penned an article about the outrageous and brutal slaying of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sadly, before black Americans and others with sensitive moral meters could fully process Sterling's shocking murder,...
Falcon Heights, MN -- Philando Castile, a 32-year-old employee of a St. Paul Public school, died after being shot by a St. Anthony police officer during a traffic stop. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, used her mobile phone to Facebook...
It happened again. This time, outside a slummy Baton Rouge liquor store in the early morning hours on the day after America celebrated it's freedom from oppression and tyranny. Police officers tasered, tackled, and fatally shot a black man...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women's game from obscurity to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday morning. She was 64. With an icy...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost eight years after electing a black president, vast majorities of blacks and Hispanics think President Barack Obama at least tried to make race relations in the United States better, according to a poll released Monday. But...
The BET Awards — or "The Prince Tribute Show" — featured emotional and energetic performances from Sheila E., Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson honoring the Purple One, along with political statements on issues ranging from racial injustice to the...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say local rapper Tyriece Travon Watson, who was known as "Lor Scoota," has been fatally shot. -Church Community Outraged After Pastor Gunned Down In Baltimore Police said in a statement that witnesses reported that 23-year-old Watson...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia are leaving Sunday for Africa, where they will promote girls' education in Liberia and Morocco before going to Spain. -Michelle Obama's Perfect Advice On Dealing With 'Haters' Their first stop is...
Some people are complaining that Hollywood is producing too many movies about American slavery. But that’s not the problem. There can never be too many movies that depict the horrors of an American institution as important and as devastating as...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Was it homegrown terrorism, hatred or random gun violence? Americans searching for answers after the Orlando shootings are finding no easy solutions from President Barack Obama, who is conceding that a deadly mix of extremism and easy...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun took hostages and opened fire inside a crowded Florida nightclub, killing approximately 20 people and wounding 42 (this number has been updated to at least 50...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama marked a big milestone Friday: His daughter Malia graduated from high school. Outside of the media glare, the soon-to-be 18-year-old collected her diploma from the private Sidwell Friends School in Northwest Washington during an...
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the verge of endorsing Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama will pay tribute to Bernie Sanders' historic candidacy for presidency with an Oval Office meeting aimed at unifying the Democratic Party for a general election brawl...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former NBA center and Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Sean Rooks has died. He was 46. -Kimbo Slice, MMA And Street Fighter, Dies At 42 The team released a statement from Deborah Brown, the mother of Rooks, on Tuesday...
Kimbo Slice, the bearded street fighter who parlayed his internet popularity into a mixed martial arts career and worldwide fame, has died. He was 42. -Kimbo Slice On Boxing Career: My Goal Is To Do Damage Slice, whose real name was...