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Nkrumah Pierre knows the value of an introduction. “They say that you never have to work a day in your life, when you do something that you love, something that you’re passionate about,” says Pierre.  “So for me, connecting individuals...
BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine town's chamber of commerce has been receiving complaints from tourists regarding a large, hand-painted sign on a private lawn that reads "Black Rifles Matter."
When you’re a leader in the fashion world, getting your start before everyone else is key. "I’m an early riser and I like to get up early,” says Maloni Goss. As the Chief Operating Officer of SUNO, an ethically-sourced women’s designer...
In the midst of controversy over his protest of the national anthem, Colin Kaepernick is using the spotlight to address the issues he says inspired his stance. At Thursday night's preseason game against the San Diego Chargers, Kaepernick pledged a $1...
With bullying and violence plaguing many schools throughout the country, Kanye West says he has a solution and starts with his hometown. On Wednesday, TMZ caught Yeezy in New York City, where he was signing autographs in front of The...
When everyone else's face is "done-up," choosing to be natural is bound to make you stand out. But when Alicia Keys continued her makeup-free campaign at the 2016 VMAs on Sunday, some people noticed her bare face for all the wrong reasons...
San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Colin Kaepernick is getting the support of some military veterans after protesting racial injustice and police brutality by sitting down during the "Star Spangled Banner." While many critics have questioned Kaepernick's patriotism, the hashtag #VeteransForKaepernick shows people who...
Zaida Pugh, 21, says she just wanted her message "spread across the world" when she brought live crickets and worms on a crowded New York City subway train. Pugh pretended to be a deranged woman and brought 300 crickets and at least...
Donald Trump held a meeting with black and Latino activists at Trump Tower in New York City on Thursday morning as part of his outreach efforts to reach key voting blocs as he pushes towards the November election. During the meeting, Trump made appeals...
In a world where we have to debate whether top rappers write their own rhymes, rap music may just be ready for a new sound. That's the idea behind BET's latest reality show competition, "One Shot," executive produced and co-hosted by Sway Calloway, along...
"Good Morning America" co-anchor Amy Robach has apologized for saying "colored people" on Monday's broadcast of the ABC program. Her use of the term sparked criticism on social media. "Offensive," tweeted one viewer. Another said Robach "gets a pass this time"...
When photos emerged of 49-year-old R. Kelly galavanting around with a young model named Hallie Calhoun, I wasn't surprised the R&B singer appeared unbothered and even happy...
The 2016 Summer Olympics are officially here. This year, I’ll be glued to my screen to watch two badass black women on the U.S. gymnastics team — Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles. While their incredible athleticism is reason enough...
At the Democratic National Convention, Lucia McBath was one of nine "Mothers of the Movement" who stood together to speak on behalf of their fallen children...
Snapchat me dat...manhood??? Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors has found himself in quite a pickle after posting a penis pic on Snapchat. As news of the exposure spread online, the 26-year-old immediately took to Twitter to try and explain himself. --Warriors take...
She went off script and started with a prayer. “I need you all to hear me tonight. Give me two moments to tell you how good God is. Hallelujah.”...
Hillary Clinton says in a text message to supporters that she's picked Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to join her on the Democratic ticket as their party's nominee for vice president. In the message, Clinton says: "I'm thrilled to tell you this...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge acquitted a Baltimore police officer of manslaughter and other charges Monday in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was critically injured in a police transport van. It was the fourth straight trial...
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders, whose calls for a political revolution energized millions of voters, bestowed his long-awaited endorsement on Hillary Clinton Tuesday, the Democratic former rivals embracing and praising each other before a cheering crowd of thousands. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xktUQElJY0o Just two...
Just a few years ago, the heavy metal trio Unlocking the Truth were turning heads in Times Square performing rock music for awestruck pedestrians. At the time, Malcolm Brickhouse, Jarad Dawkins, and Alec Atkins were middle schoolers in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Surrounded by the hip-hop and...