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It's something the man himself would likely have approved of as the Prince estate announced today that Prince's 1985 concert from the Syracuse stop on his iconic "Purple Rain" tour will be part of a COVID-19 charity effort, reports...
Los Angeles won't be returning to anything near normal anytime soon, according to the city's health officials. They've extended shutdown orders through at least July on the guidance of L.A.'s public health director, Barbara Ferrer.  READ MORE: Mitch McConnell forgets Obama...
Boosie Badazz otherwise known as 37-year-old Torrence Hatch Jr. is no stranger to controversy. The Baton Rouge, La. born rapper has very little filter and basically tells his 8.7M followers any thoughts that come straight out of his brain. READ...
Like so many others, the players of the NFL are reeling at the death of Armaud Arbery. But this hits a little closer to the league than the usual outrage and disgust at another racially-fueled murder. This time, it's...
Ahmaud Arbery's family has found another high-profile supporter. TMZ reports that the Arbery family received a call from none other than Oprah Winfrey who offered her support to the grieving family. READ MORE: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms calls Ahmaud Arbery shooting a...
Some prisoners in a Los Angeles jail wanted out but they chose a head-scratching way to try to do so. According to the Los Angeles County Sherriff, a group of prisoners tried to get the coronavirus, hoping that would...
Apparently the good vibes just couldn't last after the triumphant success of the first female Versuz battle featuring Jill Scott and Erykah Badu. The event, on Instagram Live on Saturday, had up to 700,000 watching and scored an eye-popping BILLION...
Raven-Symoné started on The Cosby Show at just 3-years-old, staying on the show for three seasons until the show's finale in 1992. Now 34, Symoné says the show provided her with a nest egg that she's never had to...
As the coronavirus continues to ravage certain parts of the U.S., its epicenter, New York, has announced a phased reopening that will allow certain counties to open for business. READ MORE: More than 80 percent of COVID-19 patients in Georgia...
They say heroes don't always wear capes. Sometimes, they wear grocery store uniforms. But as important as those essential workers have turned out to be and as much risk as they take coming to work every day, it appears...
Mike Pence keeps making news for all the wrong reasons. The vice president was roasted on Twitter after visiting a nursing home in Virginia on Thursday. He was caught on an open mic asking if he could carry empty boxes...
It's still unclear if there will be a season 3 of the hit HBO series Big Little Lies but Reese Witherspoon says they're working on figuring out a way to make it happen. On an Instagram Live with co-star...
Illinois state representative Kam Buckner, like many Americans, was simply trying to comply with the CDC and state and city mandates to wear a cloth covering or mask over his face to protect himself and others. While out shopping on...
I read Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming at a spa in Canada, about an hour outside of Toronto. It was December of 2018 and I’d been working almost non-stop for the past decade years through the same history that she’d...
A Tennessee teenager should be celebrating her high school graduation. Instead, she's the latest victim of gun violence in Memphis. READ MORE: Family Dollar security guard killed over face mask honored as Father of the Year Mya Taylor, 18, was hanging...
Vanessa Bryant is in mourning for her husband, Kobe Bryant and her daughter, Gianna. Just a few months after their January deaths in a helicopter crash, Vanessa and Gianna celebrated back to back birthdays. READ MORE: Kobe Bryant memorialized in...
As if the coronavirus weren't already scary enough, a mysterious illness has been found in 15 children in New York City reports The New York Times.  READ MORE: New York paramedic opens up after coronavirus-coma experience: 'I’m not the same person...
Ida B. Wells is being honored by the Pulitzer Prize in a long-overdue recognition as an early pioneer of investigative journalism and civil rights icon that inspired others---including Nikole Hannah Jones who is also being spotlighted. It's about time. That's what...
While the coronavirus continues to cut a wide swatch through the norms of American life, a group of its victims have fallen under the radar. Approximately 80,000 cruise ship workers -- from crew to performers -- are stuck on...
In 2019, Jacksonville Jaguar linebacker Telvin Smith told the Jaguars that after a five-year NFL career he was retiring so that he could "get his world" in order. READ MORE: NFL star Bashaud Breeland stared down cop's gun in terrifying video It...