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NBA champion Stephen Jackson has shared his anguish about the death of George Floyd, a hometown friend he called his "twin," and understandably so as the two look so much alike. READ MORE: Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chavin arrested...
Minnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison says there will be more charges in the George Floyd case after the arrest of Derek Chauvin, but the Hennepin county attorney announced that the officers involved will plead the fifth.   ICYMI: Minneapolis cop who...
Disgraced Detriot, Michigan mayor Kwame Kilpatrick hoped to get a compassionate release from jail given the COVID-19 virus cutting a swath through the prison system. But, at least for the moment, Kilpatrick will remain in federal prison in Oakdale,...
President Donald Trump may be trying to appease the Black electorate or maybe he, too, was just shocked by the graphic video in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The 46-year-old was detained by police for a forgery allegation...
The United States of America can now claim a dubious distinction - the most coronavirus deaths in the world. Given that the U.S. is just 4% of the global population, it's a sobering statistic. READ MORE: The New York Times publishes...
If there's anyone who understands what the family of George Floyd is going through, it's Gwen Carr. She is the mother of Eric Garner, the man who was killed by police in Staten Island, N.Y. when former NYPD officer...
In a world where bad news has led daily since Kobe Bryant was killed with eight others in a tragic helicopter accident in January, we needed some solace. Fortunately Instagram Live has provided it. When the live music industry...
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has been busy lately - making a rare public appearance in the face of the coronavirus epidemic on Memorial Day, and apologizing after an interview with Charlemagne tha God from The Breakfast Club...
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3YArZmbRx2yzax6j7D4OvU?si=TNUtpZ-aSgitYnYINCOFAg In his career former basketball star and NBA champion Stephen Jackson was probably best known for participating in the 'Malice in the Palace' -- the infamous 2004 NBA brawl between the Indiana Pacers, his team at the time and...
Cancel culture had its latest event today and it appears its Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon's turn to be targeted by the social media mob. Fallon, 45, who took over from Jay Leno to host the renamed The Tonight Show...
Colin Kaepernick can't get an NFL job, for reasons we're all pretty clear on. But Cam Newton, the former Carolina Panthers quarterback who is only the sixth Black quarterback to play in a Superbowl, is still unemployed. READ MORE: Nessa Diab...
As we all know, President Donald Trump loves Twitter and uses the social media platform often to state his feelings on...well, just about everything. As the leader of the free world, his thoughts are more than just fodder for...
As states and cities open up around the country, there are obvious divisions about social distancing and mask-wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. One woman in Staten Island experienced this the hard way from her fellow shoppers. READ...
Serena Williams reigned over the tennis world not just as a Grand Slam champion, but as the highest-earning female athlete in any sport. Now, even with tennis on hold due to COVID-19, another tennis player has taken that title...
Following a disturbing trend in the federal aid dispensed in the coronavirus epidemic, The New York Times has learned that some of the nation's wealthiest hospitals have been paid billions. READ MORE: Coronavirus pandemic exposes America's shortage of nurses, nursing resources These...
Ahmaud Arbery's family lawyer Lee Merritt says that the FBI is opening an investigation into the Brunswick, Georgia district attorney's office, and the police who initially investigated Arbery's shooting. READ MORE: Georgia man who filmed Arbery shooting arrested for murder  In...
It's been a week since its last episode aired but the streets are still talking about The Last Dance. One of the things people wondered about, after the conclusion of the doc which covered the 1998 final championship season...
The Rooney Rule, established by former Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney to equalize head coaching opportunities in the NFL, mandates that each team interview a coach of color for any open head coach or senior coaching opportunity. READ MORE: Unidentified NFL...
It appears that the Centers for Disease Control is trying to do the right thing, even as criticism follows them that they've been muzzled by the Trump White House. Today, they released a comprehensive list of guidelines to reopen...
The 10-part ESPN doc, The Last Dance about the Chicago Bulls' last championship season, ended on Sunday, but it still has people in their feelings. One of the many responses to the doc was from people comparing current NBA...