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Justin Timberlake's position in the Black community is a polarizing one. But with each passing year, the hatred half of that glass has increased with the benefit of social media-fueled cancel culture and revisionist history. When his name came up...
A child and a woman trying to rescue the kid drowned Saturday afternoon at a small gathering at the Texas home of former MLB star Carl Crawford. Houston police are currently investigating the incident that resulted in the tragic loss...
President Donald Trump's son took a swipe at the Democratic Party in an appearance on Fox News Saturday, suspecting that Democratic governors are using the coronavirus pandemic to clamp down on his reelection efforts. Eric Trump, the third child from...
Many people have a celebrity crush. Even celebrities. Yolanda Adams appeared on the debut of OWN's new talk show "Girlfriends Check In" on Saturday and spilled the beans on one of her celebrity crushes. The Gospel artist revealed it was none other...
The southern California sports center where the late Kobe Bryant was involved drew a disapproving response from another ex-NBA star about its decision to change its name. Retired hoops star Dwyane Wade, a former competitor, teammate and friend of the...
Ashanti was a fixture on Billboard charts in the early 2000s. At one point during the decade, four of the top 10 songs on the Billboard 100 were either sang by or included Ashanti as a writer. Now in 2020,...
Former President Barack Obama took the virtual stage on Saturday to deliver two commencement speeches during an unprecedented time in the nation's history. The speeches were addressed to high school and college graduates of the class of 2020. The coronavirus pandemic,...
The recently departed Little Richard inspired countless musicians and singers as the architect of rock 'n' roll music. However, as monumental an artist he was, Richard wasn't immune to the pitfalls of unfair record contracts. Because of that, he missed...
The New York State Department of Health is partnering with the state's largest health care network, Northwell Health, to provide dozens of COVID-19 testing sites for communities of color. As reported by WABC, 11 churches in New York City were...
Free agency in the NBA is an opportunity for players to maximize both their earnings and winning potential, making their decision to sign with a team crucial. Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is putting that decision in the hands of his...
When Project Runway judge Elaine Welteroth planned her wedding with musician Jonathan Singletary, they envisioned an elegant "Sunday-gospel-brunch wedding" in California's Mount Diablo. But when the coronavirus pandemic dashed their plans, the author and former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief created a...
The video capturing the killing of Ahmaud Arbery by Travis and Gregory McMichael in Georgia has captured the national spotlight and sparked discourse about race. The already tragic story now takes another shocking twist as it is revealed that Gregory McMichael is...
Georgia law enforcement has opened up a homicide investigation after two sisters were found dead under a bridge in the northwest part of the state. The bodies of Vanita Richardson and her older sister Truvenia Campbell were discovered Wednesday morning...
Two NFL players, New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, are proclaiming innocence after being accused of robbing partygoers at gunpoint in Florida on Wednesday. Both players have obtained legal representation and their lawyers say...
It's a cold, gray morning in April in Lansing, Michigan. The country had been, and still is, in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic. The novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19,  forced America to press a proverbial pause button on almost...
A California man's scheme to swindle hundreds of thousands of dollars from multiple women -- including actress Jenifer Lewis -- is finally facing justice. Antonio Mariot Wilson, who met the Black-ish co-star at a gym he managed, pled guilty Friday to...
The popular Verzuz music battles on Instagram Live have become the go-to online event and friendly matchups continue to break viewership records on the platform. Nelly and Ludacris are rumored to be booked for the next Verzuz faceoff. Producers Timbaland and Swizz...
A sheriff's deputy in southern North Carolina is facing charges after leading a throng of armed white people to the home of a Black teenager last week in a case of mistaken identity. Jordan Kita, who was a detention officer...
Betty Wright, a Grammy Award-winning soul singer, has passed away at the age of 66. The news of her passing was confirmed by the hitmaker's niece, according to Heavy.com. Wright, whose music was celebrated for telling stories that were mature...
Video footage of the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery by two white men as he was jogging in a southeast Georgia neighborhood has widely circulated the web, leading to grief, outrage and the delayed arrest of the suspects. While the incident...