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One of the three officers who stopped Elijah McClain in an encounter that ended up in his death has been fired from the Aurora, Colorado police department. But the reason for his firing wasn't the initial stop, where police stopped...
Brandon Hendricks was a promising basketball star in Bronx, New York. But a night out with friends turned to tragedy when he was gunned down by an unknown assailant. His grieving mother, Eve Hendricks, vowed to see justice done...
It's challenging enough to be pregnant. Your body goes through so many changes and your emotions may be all over the place. But for those who are pregnant during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the stress and worry go up...
The NFL once blackballed Colin Kaepernick for his NFL anthem stand. Now, after weeks of protests after deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor put race issues on the front burner, they seemingly want to bend over...
The Washington Redskins have been a sore point for many in recent years as the name is considered a Native American slur. However, the team's owner Dan Snyder has steadfastly refused to change the team's name. READ MORE: Malcolm Jenkins isn't...
Merci Mack, a 22-year-old trans woman became part of a sobering statistic - she is one of the four Black transgender women who was killed during Pride Month this year reports the Dallas Morning News. Mack was found unconscious...
Omaha, Nebraska was the scene of protests similar to many around the country on May 30. Since May 25, when George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police and the video circulated around the world, it has sparked global protests,...
You may wonder why in the world a whipping post ever existed in a public square in America post-slavery. And then, you might wonder, well after its use was outlawed, why it remained in that public square for another 70...
Creed star Micheal B. Jordan is doing his part to keep the entertainment industry afloat despite the coronavirus pandemic. The actor, through his Outlier Society production company, is partnering with Amazon Studios to create a socially distanced movie experience...
Elijah McClain's death after an altercation with Aurora, Colorado police is now making national headlines but the FBI and the Justice Department were already investigating it. READ MORE: Cops involved in death of Elijah McClain put on ‘non-enforcement’ duties In a joint...
Netflix is not just virtue signaling its support of the Black community. It's actually putting some big dollars in play to make it happen. The New York Times reported today that Netflix, which has $5B in its cash reserves will...
You may not have heard but there is a new, quarantine version of The Princess Bride and its streaming now. The original 1987 movie, directed by Rob Reiner, starred Cary Elwes, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Wright. READ MORE: First 'Respect' trailer...
Memphis point guard Ja Morant is a rookie that before the NBA season was abruptly halted in March was considered among the league's brightest new stars. But after anti-police protests in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd...
A heavily redacted FBI report in 2006 confirmed that white supremacist groups were asking their members to join law enforcement agencies in order to continue to spread hatred. But as of this date, the report has barely been reviewed. READ...
Women's softball was just set to return to play after their COVID-19 related hiatus. But they'll be playing without one team. According to the New York Times, an entire softball team quit the team in the middle of a...
Before Aretha Franklin died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 78 two years ago, she had approved singer/actress Jennifer Hudson as the right person to play her in a biopic. Now that biopic, Respect is in the can...
Florida governor Ron DeSantis is on the hot seat as coronavirus cases hit record numbers in the Sunshine state. According to the New York Times, the state is averaging almost 9,000 new cases a day, and officials, including DeSantis,...
New Orleans Saints star and two-time Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins has been an outspoken activist for social change during his 11 years in the league. Now, he's advocating again. The newly minted CNN correspondent said today that he...
As the NBA finalizes plans to resume its season on July 30, it was revealed today that 16 out of 302 players returning have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. While the league didn't mention any names, according to ESPN, Sacramento...
For Johnny Magee, change was a long time coming. The mayor of Laurel, Miss. was so emotional when he signed an order to remove the Mississippi state flag from his town that his response went viral. READ MORE: Trump vows prison...