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The descendant of a slave, who has long been depicted in a widely circulated historical photo, says that Harvard University exploited her ancestor when an academic used the image, along with others to try to prove that Blacks are...
 Filmmaker Tyler Perry is offering financial assistance to the family of a single mother from Alpharetta, Ga., who was killed Saturday morning outside of a bank.The family of Tynesha Evans, 45, was facing eviction from their apartment and daughter...
 Embattled Empire actor Jusslie Smollett might be preparing a defense against charges that he falsified details of an alleged racist and homophobic attack against him, but costar Taraji P. Henson says the cast is remaining resilient amid the tumult."You...

 The New Jersey high school referee who forced a student wrestler to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a match has filed a legal action claiming defamation of character and emotional distress, the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting.The referee, Alan Maloney...
 Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes is denying rumors that she is splitting with her husband, Gregg Leakes, who she has been caring for while he battles Stage 3 colon cancer.In an Instagram post issued Monday evening, the...
 The woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty last July 4 to protest the federal government's treatment of immigrants received a sentence Tuesday of five years probation and 200 hours of community service.Therese Patricia Okoumou had pleaded not guilty...

Jess Moore, the comedian also known as Jess Hilarious, emotionally apologized to the public via Instagram Tuesday morning after posting an earlier rant against Sikh passengers boarding a flight that critics labeled as racist."In understanding the error of my...
More Black young adults than their white counterparts are dropping out of Protestant churches, according to a new study by a Nashville-based research company.Almost 75 percent of young Black adults told LifeWay Research that they took a break from...
 The acceptance of a paltry number of African American students in one of New York City's elite high schools has highlighted discrepancies in the acceptance rates for students of color in the city's best schools.Stuyvesant High School, one of...

A 14-year-old Louisiana girl has died from injuries sustained in a hammer attack that also took the lives of her mother, brother, and cousin, the New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting.Nashawna Riley had been declared brain dead and never regained...
Civil rights attorney, Benjamin Crump says that last week's conviction of a Florida police officer in the 2015 shooting death of Corey Jones, is a turning point in how the public views and treats such cases.
 Matthew Charles, who was recently released from prison as a result of drug sentencing reform, will not have to pay rent for the next five years, thanks to the intervention of reality star Kim Kardashian-West.Charles was freed on Jan....
 Rapper OG Maco revealed over the weekend that he has been suffering from flesh-eating disease but that he is on the mend.OG Maco, 26, whose given name is Maco Mattox, used Instagram to tell people that he thanks his...
Students at New York City's elite, private Ethical Culture Fieldston School locked teachers out of an administration building on Tuesday and staged a peaceful sit-in over recent revelations of the existence of a video that featured white students using...
Jury selection is scheduled to start in the trial of a former East Pittsburgh police officer charged in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Antwon Rose II, 17, last June.Allegheny County, Penn., police said that the car in which...
 A vice police officer in Columbus, Ohio, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of allegedly forcing two women to have sex with him before he would release them.Andrew Mitchell, 55, a 31-year-veteran of the police...
A deranged man from Staten Island, N.Y., who rolled his pregnant wife's dead body around on a dolly was convicted Monday of murder.A jury convicted Anthony Lopez, 33, in the 2016 strangulation death of his wife, Obiamaka Aduba, 26.Aduba's...
A deejay who was appearing with the legendary Harlem Globetrotters was arrested over the weekend after he said to have allegedly touched a 14-year-old girl during an appearance in Albany, N.Y.Georgia was charged with misdemeanor sex abuse in connection...
Actor Jussie Smollett, indictment for charges related to arranging an alleged fake attack on himself, has now impacted season five of TV's Empire.
 Actor Morgan Freeman has signed on to star in the sequel to The Hitman's Bodyguard, joining Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds and Salma Hayek, who will reprise their roles.The sequel is a project of Lionsgate, which was behind the...