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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...
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  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,...
  Corey Jackson, an aspiring rapper who goes by the name Lil C Note, was arrested at a Georgia mall last year for allegedly selling his mixtape to shoppers. In October of 2018, Jackson was in Georgia visiting family and was in the food...
Future’s fat-shaming debacle just may cost him a pretty penny after a model said she plans to sue the rapper because he allegedly ordered his security to block big girls from entering a Miami Beach nightclub. Naomie Chaput, a plus-sized...
A Confederate statue that was a bone of contention on the University of Mississippi campus will now be taken down and moved after the school’s student government unanimously voted for its new placement, NBC News reports. In the weeks leading...
The case of Stephon Clark will undergo a civil rights review, federal authorities announced, despite the fact that California’s top prosecutor decided against charging the police officers in the case with fatally shooting the unarmed Black man.
A 775-page police report released by the Sacramento Police Department late Tuesday, tells the story of officers Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet who shot and killed Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s backyard last March.
Self-driving cars are something many people are looking forward to but a machines  ability to decipher light skin from a dark skinned could be deadly issue. --Tamera Mowry-Housley celebrates Tinder’s new interracial couple emojis-- According to a new study “Predictive Inequity in...
  Boulder, Colo., residents swarmed a City Council meeting on Tuesday, angry over an incident in which a Black man was confronted by police for simply picking up trash on the street outside his own home. On Friday, Boulder police approached...
  If R. Kelly doesn’t get his coins right and rectify a back child support order that he must pay by today, he may be back in jail boo-hooing once more. --R. Kelly yells and cries through interview as Gayle King...