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Young people have been emerging as leaders in movements pushing for stricter gun laws and marching for their lives in rallies advocating for safer schools.So, Rep. Ayanna Pressley thinks it only makes sense to include today’s young leaders aged...
 A 1991 episode of "The Simpsons" in which Michael Jackson appeared as an uncredited voice will no longer be in the show's rotation as a result of the scathing documentary "Leaving Neverland" in which two men accuse the singer...
Dallas Cowboys’ defensive end David Irving who is currently suspended for violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy not only quit football via social media, but made sure he went out with a blaze.On Thursday, the 25-year-old took to...

A parent at a suburban New York school wants answers after a questionable lesson on slavery left her fifth grader son upset and shaken for having to act as a slave who was being auctioned off.“I’m getting teary eyed...
Black students are cutting back from attending public colleges and universities in Illinois, according to a study that says enrollment numbers have decreased 26 percent in recent years, the Journal Gazette reports.In contrast, according to an analysis of under-represented...
 On Thursday, the U.S. House voted unanimously to pass a resolution that condemns bigotry and anti-Semitism in response to controversial comments made by Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar about Israel, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.The freshman legislator made recent comments suggesting...

A man who topped the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list after he was accused of murdering his fiancée then fled and fell off the radar, has now been found, CNN reports.On Thursday, Lamont Stephenson was arrested by Prince...
 The attorney who represented embattled R&B singer R. Kelly in his 2008 child pornography case says despite six years of court proceedings that ultimately resulted in his acquittal, he really was guilty.In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, Ed...
Two white South African farmers have been handed a combined 41-year sentence for the murder of a Black teen who they accused of stealing sunflowers.Pieter Doorewaard, 28, and Phillip Schutte, 35 were convicted of murder, kidnapping and other charges,...

 The Chicago Police Department is trying to figure out who within their department leaked critical case information to the press during the Jussie Smollett investigation, ABC News reports.Officials said last month they launched the internal investigation “during the interrogation...
Watch as Valerie Jarrett, Lyft board member, and other civic sheroes share the locations that have inspired and strengthened their resolve to make a difference in communities across the United States.Celebrate Women’s History Month with $10 Lyft ride credit so you can visit these places and more, to learn the role that women have played in our nation’s history. Get your $10 off and learn more on the blog: http://bit.ly/WomensHistoryMonth2019
 Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving is having a hard time being a basketball star, something that doesn’t make outspoken TNT analyst Charles Barkley feel sorry for him.Barkley, who is known for often barking off criticism and insults during...
The dance team of Alabama State University called the Honeybeez is making waves because of a body positive JustDoIt Nike campaign, HBCUBuzz reports.The Dream Crazier campaign sheds a light on stories of people who often don’t get their shine. And in...
 The two women who say they are living with R. Kelly on their own accord, gave an explosive interview on CBS This Morning, contradicting their parents’ claims that they have been brainwashed and held against their will by the...
A former South Florida police officer Nouman Raja who killed a stranded Black motorist in 2015 was convicted Thursday of manslaughter and attempted murder in the fatal shooting, NBC News reports.The 41-year-old disgraced cop now faces life in prison for...
According to a new report, a 30-year-old woman in claiming that R. Kelly reportedly gave her herpes when she was 13, according to CBS 2.The woman alleges that the 52-year-old embattled singer slept with her in 2001 at a...
 Gayle King has received kudos across social media for her composure during an explosive R. Kelly interview where the singer appeared enraged as he defended himself against the latest allegations of sexual abuse.--R. Kelly yells and cries through interview...
Although Bill Cosby didn’t beat his rape case and his reputation is in ruins, R. Kelly’s team reached out to Cosby’s crisis manager to help the embattled singer.
A billboard featuring a number of Black political figures in compromising ads is causing major concerns in one Pennsylvania town.Many are outraged saying that John Placek, who owns the billboard, is inciting racism and hate through his digital billboard...
A white woman in Michigan tried to blame a Black man who she said was impersonating a Michigan cop during a traffic stop, except she was telling a fib that landed her in big trouble, The News-Herald reports.On Tuesday,...