Kia Morgan-Smith

New Orleans Pelicans star Lonzo Ball’s tattoo sleeve is hella impressive and includes some of the greatest icons of Black history.
A teen rapper has turned himself in to authorities for the murder of 9-year-old Brandoniya Bennett in Dallas, Texas.
The sister-in-law of Aretha Franklin has filed a claim against the singer's estate, asking to be compensated for her services from April to August of 2018. 

Singer Jade Novah and her son are helping parents and kids get ready for back to school with a parody of Lizzo's hit song, "Truth Hurts."
A Georgia man has been charged with murder in the death of his pregnant fiancée.
A former Google employee alleges the organization has a racist culture that was so pervasive that he “never stopped feeling the burden of being Black"

Caster Semenya addresses a lack of support from female athletes as she fights against a ruling to reduce testosterone levels in women’s athletics.
Demario Davis and Josh Norman are two NFL players fighting to end the cash bail system because it negatively impacts people of limited financial means.
Nicki Minaj took a jab a Rick Ross over a diss track from a couple of years ago and Ross offers up reasons for the song.

It is being alleged that Nicki Minaj and Cardi B may be feuding again.
Marlon Ways blames social media for today's culture of "canceling" comedians
Singer R. Kelly was a no-show at his pretrial hearing on Thursday.
Thankfully, former President Barack Obama has come to rescue of anyone who is looking to enhance their mind, body, and soul with a book before the end of the summer.
On a recent episode of Mike Tyson's "Hotboxin' podcast, the former heavyweight champion shared just how much he spends on cannabis each month.
Several Black elected officials in North Carolina were targeted with hateful, racist mail that called for them to be “tarred and feathered and run out of town” and sent “screaming to the concentration camps,” by an unknown suspect, officials...
On Wednesday, Colin Kaepernick took to social media to mark the three-year-anniversary of the day he took a stand and kneeled in his first pre-game protest of racial injustice and police brutality.--Jay-Z defends NFL deal with Roc Nation, talks...
Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid slammed Jay-Z for paper chasing by forming a partnership with the NFL and helping to further “bury” Colin Kaepernick’s career.--Jay-Z defends NFL deal with Roc Nation, talks Kaepernick--Social media was abuzz when the Roc Nation founder...
A high school basketball player died after practice and officials are exploring whether the sweltering August heat was a contributing factor in the student’s death.--Black lacrosse player files lawsuit over Athletic Association ban and calls out death threats and...
 A$AP Rocky is disappointed that he didn’t beat his assault case and now has a conviction under his belt.--A$AP Rocky testifies in Swedish court: ‘We didn’t want to provoke these guys’--The rapper took to Instagram to thank his team...
 A petition to change Fifth Ave. in front of Trump Tower to Barack H. Obama Ave. has picked up 260,000 signatures and could end up renamed once the Donald leaves the Oval office.--Jay-Z defends NFL deal with Roc Nation,...