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The legal cannabis industry is blooming and as new opportuntiies emerge, activists are making sure Black people are not left out of the 'green rush .'
Over the past year, protests regarding the presence of Confederate statues, monuments, buildings and street namesakes have forced many southern cities to reckon with their troubled pasts, including Atlanta. Now plans to make a much needed change have hit...
A former pro football player is helping to bring awareness -- and funds -- to meet the needs of three historically Black churches in Louisiana's St. Landry Parish that fell victim to arson.Benjamin Watson, a tight end who played...

Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is no stranger to criticism, given her place in political history. So when she was slated to speak at the University of Buffalo, student members of a socialist organization took her and the...
A Louisville, Ky., man is behind bars after breaking into his next door neighbor’s house and undressing in the room of a 12-year-old girl.Donald Oliver, 38, faced a judge on Monday just 24 hours after being shot during the...
 Two police officers from Hamden, Conn., and Yale University have come under scrutiny after shooting at a Black couple sitting in their car in a New Haven, Conn., neighborhood. Witnesses seem to dispute official report on the incident which...

 After a day of community mourning, calls for unity and a celebration of Nipsey Hussle's remarkable life, one person has been killed and three others injured during a drive-by shooting.Police say the incident took place "in the midst" of...
Actress Jackée Harry spilled the tea about a not-so-pleasant-then-but-funny-now incident between her and the legendary Eartha Kitt over a man who is apparently remaining in the shadows
Authorities have confirmed the identities of the bodies of a suburban New York couple who went missing last month during a vacation to the Dominican Republic, as well as the likely cause of their deaths.Orlando Moore, 40, and his...

 Police have taken a suspect believed to have neo-Nazi connections into custody in connection with suspicious fires at three historic African American churches in Louisiana according to multiple news sources in the area.Federal officials say Holden Matthews, 21, the...
Streaming audio service Spotify announced the return of its RapCaviar Pantheon and is slated to honor four of the today's biggest hip-hop influencers with life-sized sculptures in an artistic installation.The second group of artists for the 2019 event will...
In the wake of the child sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the Catholic church, Pope Francis has named Atlanta archbishop Wilton Gregory to lead the Washington, D.C. archdiocese on Thursday, making him the first African-American to hold the...
A Phoenix man was charged with aggravated assault after beating a man who he claimed muttered a racial slur toward him in a road rage incident.After being taken into custody, Floyd Latham, 59, admitted to pulling a motorist from...
A memorial at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill was defaced with racist graffiti over the weekend, but a pro-Confederate group denies being involved.Police say the Unsung Founders’ Memorial, which was erected to honor people of color who helped...
On March 28, Jussie Smollett received a letter from former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel demanding he pay a fine after allegedly staging a racist attack against himself and Thursday was the deadline for Smollett to pay up or potentially...
Pharrell Williams is getting ready to host his inaugural "Something In The Water" festival and is calling for citizens of his home state of Virginia to host festival goers with Airbnb.The "Happy" hitmaker took to his social media channels...
Mumia Abu-Jamal, an activist, journalist and 30-year death row inmate, seeks to have his case revisited in Pennsylvania state court but is receiving opposition from Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, drawing ire from the current presiding judge.Common Pleas Judge...
 The president of Baltimore's City Council, Bernard C. "Jack" Young has taken over the daily operations of the city as its ex-officio mayor while its sitting mayor Catherine Pugh takes an indefinite leave of absence.Pugh stepped down Monday...
The mother of Ferguson police shooting victim Michael Brown may soon have the responsibility of observing the very agency that was responsible for her son's death as she seeks election to the city council on Tuesday.Lesley McSpadden, 39, will...
The Los Angeles Police Department says it has identified Eric Holder as a suspect in the murder of beloved rapper Nipsey Hussle.