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Two Portland DoubleTree employees who forced a Black guest to leave in a viral incident labeled as “calling his mother while black” are now unemployed after hotel chain officials fired them, CNN reports.In a statement provided to the outlet,...
Police in Harris County, Texas are actively searching for a white gunman who fired into a car, killing a 7-year-old Black girl and wounding her mother as they were exiting a Houston-area Walmart parking lot, ABC 13 reports.Harris County...
Singer Omarion is planning a B2K throwback concert but a social media post got his fans riled up after it laid out dress code requirements to attend the show.However Omarion talked with TMZ to clear the air about the...

The minimum wage is increasing in 20 states and over two dozen cities in the new year, NPR reports. Some 5.3 million workers will reportedly be affected by the wage hike, according to the Washington, D.C. based Economic Policy Institute.Getting...
 Before ringing in the new year, Senator Elizabeth Warren threw her hat into the ring on Monday and announced her bid to run for President in 2020, The New York Times reports.The Massachusetts Democrat is the first of what’s...
The way that Black men are portrayed in the media contributes to a negative stereotype that affects how the police treats them, says a Rutgers School of Public Health study.The report which was published in late November in the...

Atlanta rapper Rich the Kid took a nasty tumble on a 4-wheeler and severely injured his hand, TMZ  reports. Rich posted an Instagram video about the ordeal and according to reports his hand was broken while riding on the 4-wheeler...
Jay-Z and Beyoncé  had a whirlwind year filled with new babies and record-breaking concerts, and the ride-or-die couple is reportedly ending the year even closer than ever, a source told PEOPLE.“It was a very special year for the whole...
Secret lovebirds, Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes didn’t seem to be keeping their relationship on the down-low anymore and were seen jet-setting in the waters of Biscayne Bay on jet skis, PEOPLE reports.On Saturday Holmes, 40 and Foxx, 51...

If you can’t beat them, then blame them for everything must be President Donald Trump’s latest motto after he absurdly tried to justify building his border wall by using the Obamas as an example saying the security fence built...
Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios is the machine behind the upcoming Keanu Reeves’ led Sci-fi thriller Replicas, set to usher in the new year with its January release that rounds out a productive run for the media mogul, who closed...
On Thursday, Nia Wilson’s alleged killer was spared from facing a trial for now, after a judge ordered that he undergo a mental evaluation to determine if he is fit to stand trial after the fatal stabbing of the...
Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted in the killing of a police officer more than three decades ago, will have his day in court -- again and was granted a partial appeals request, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge Leon...
Although he's been sidelined for the next several games with a groin injury, it hasn't overshadowed the moves LeBron James has made on and off the courtSo for the third time the LA Lakers forward has been named the Associated...
Writer and poet Jaki Shelton Green has been having a banner year.Earlier this year, she learned that her work earned her the distinction of becoming North Carolina’s first African American Poet Laureate. And she found out from Gov. Roy Cooper...
Tupac Shakur’s erotic and sexy artwork went up for sale on Christmas Eve, TMZ reports.If you've got bags you want to invest, get them together because the auction is still taking bids and sits at $5,500 so far.Bidding for...
Aretha Franklin, who died earlier this year after a cancer battle has financial woes that lives on. The Queen of Soul reportedly owes the IRS a millions, The Detroit News reports.The "Queen of Soul" amassed 75 million records sold...
A black man on the job as a door-to-door salesman testified Wednesday that a cop stuck a gun at his head when he went to his home to sell him a security system, The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports.READ...
World War II vet and Austin, Tex., resident Richard Overton, died on Thursday, leaving behind a legacy as a centenarian who was America’s oldest man and oldest veteran of World War II at 112 years old, The Austin Statesman...
The National Trust for Historic Preservation launched the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund following the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, in an effort to change the narrative and amplify stories of African American activism and achievement.READ MORE: ‘Overjoyed’ Jemele Hill ends rollercoaster...