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Remy Ma Beats Nicki Minaj at BET Awards; ’90s R&B Shines – PHOTOS

Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj’s seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards, a show highlighted by ’90s R&B and groups popular in that decade, as well as five wins for Beyonce. Ma, who was released from prison in 2014, won best female hip hop artist Sunday in Los Angeles, an award Minaj […]

Just Kickin It: R&B Group Xscape, Migos, Bruno Mars Perform at BET Awards

R&B girl group Xscape reunited on the BET Award stage for a performance that won over the audience nostalgic for ’90s R&B. The foursome sang the popular hits “Just Kickin’ It,” ”Understanding” and “Who Can I Run To?” on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The crowd was in awe, singing along and […]

Inmate charged in brutal jail beating of Peter Tosh’s son

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of attacking and seriously injuring the son of late reggae icon Peter Tosh at a New Jersey jail is facing an aggravated assault charge, authorities said. The count against Kyrie Baum stems from a Feb. 21 attack at a county jail that left 37-year-old Jawara McIntosh with traumatic […]

NJ college: Professor fired for racially insensitive remarks

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News. Essex County College’s president announced the decision Friday, two weeks after Lisa Durden’s appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” College officials said they received complaints about Durden’s interview with Carlson. Durden, […]

Louisiana Becomes First State to Ban Criminal-History Question on College Applications

Louisiana has become the first state to ban all of its public college and universities from asking admissions applicants about their criminal history. The legislation was signed into law on Friday, June 15, by Gov. John Edwards. Proponents of the law say such questions often discourage applicants with troubled backgrounds from pursuing higher education. The […]

Black newspaper convention holds town hall

In an ongoing effort to increase awareness about the “Every Student Succeeds Act” in the Black community, the National Newspaper Publishers Association hosted a national town hall for Black parents at the National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Md. As the fall school year rapidly approaches, education advocates, community stakeholders and civil rights groups have […]

Lawyer: Race a Factor in Off-Duty St. Louis Cop Being Mistakenly Shot

An off-duty black St. Louis police officer’s race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn’t recognize him after a shootout with black suspects this week, the wounded officer’s lawyer contends. The 38-year-old black officer was off duty when he heard a commotion near his home and ran toward it with […]

Financial Abuse Is a Form of Domestic Violence and Serena Williams Wants You to Know About It

Serena Williams after her win at the Women’s Singles Final in 2015 (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Serena Williams announced on Thursday that she would be a new ambassador for Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, an initiative founded by the insurance company to help domestic violence survivors financially prepare for their future. Economic abuse is largely overlooked […]

Group Wants Dennis Rodman Ousted from HOF, Says He Has ‘Blood On His Hands’ In Death of Student Held In N. Korean Prison

The death of University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, who was held in North Korean captivity for 17 months, has led to the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation to start a petition to remove Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame member Dennis Rodman. Warmbier was released from North Korea and in just a few days of his returning to […]

Writer Sues Tupac Filmmakers, Alleges Copyright Infringement

NEW YORK (AP) — A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper. Kevin Powell says in the federal lawsuit filed Friday that “All Eyez On Me” borrows from articles he […]

Charleena Lyles’ Death Demonstrates Why Black People (With Mental Health Issues) Can’t Depend on the Police

Charleena Lyles tried to seek help. When the father of her two youngest children assaulted her in May 2016, she called the police. Two weeks later, he broke her car windows as she was trying to drive away. The shattered windows caused glass to fall on her children, which led to an investigation by Child […]

Black folks and healthcare

In a quest to find the reason why black folks are most affected by diseases that are extremely preventable such as Diabetes, heart attack/stroke, breast cancer, just to name a few. We stumbled upon this article by Robert Pearl, MD from Forbes.   The country is in a state of health care denial. Politicians, pundits, […]

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