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‘I Feel Wonderful’ Says Philadelphia Man Exonerated After Serving 24 Years In Prison

A Philadelphia man was all smiles Tuesday, May 23, as he walked out of prison just hours after being exonerated of a murder he didn’t commit. Shaurn Thomas, who’s spent the past 24 years of his life behind bars, celebrated his long-awaited release with his fiancée and team of attorneys from the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, ABC 6 […]

Chance The Rapper Says Kanye Lectures Him a Lot In Studio, But He Loves Every Minute of It

You might think being in the studio with Kanye West is a drag due to his famous rants, but for Chance The Rapper, it was inspiring. “[It’s] insanity,” Chance told Teen Vogue for its June 2017 music issue. “Twenty-five percent of it is productive ideas flowing and then 75 percent is lectures from Kanye, where he tells […]

Ethiopia’s Tedros to be Next Leader of U.N. Health Agency

GENEVA (AP) — Africa, where deadly viruses such as HIV, Ebola and Zika emerged, has its first chief of the U.N. health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian minister of health, was elected Tuesday as the next director-general of the World Health Organization, becoming the first non-medical doctor and the first African tapped to […]

O.J. Simpson to Receive Parole Hearing In July

O.J. Simpson could be released from prison this year pending the outcome of a parole hearing scheduled for July. The exact date of the hearing will not be set until mid-June, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. In 2008, the former football star was sentenced to 33 years in a Nevada state prison based on […]

NFL Finally Eases Rules on End-Zone Celebrations

Once dubbed the “No Fun League,” the NFL will finally loosen its restrictions on the way players celebrate in the end zone. The much-welcomed announcement came Tuesday, May 23, when league officials noted three key changes coming to the game this year. Naturally, the one concerning end-zone celebrations received the most attention. “We are relaxing […]

Ohio Teen, Bresha Meadows, Who Shot Allegedly Abusive Father Accepts Plea Deal

Bresha Meadows, the Ohio teen who fatally shot her allegedly abusive father last summer in a case that drew criticism over the treatment of Black women in the criminal justice system, will get her sentence reduced following a plea deal. On May 22, Meadows pleaded guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in Trumbull County Family […]

Serena Williams Accepts a New Challenge — In Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tennis superstar Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Now, she is embarking on a new mission: She says she wants to help tech companies diversify their workforces and solve one of the industry’s most vexing problems. […]

Bill Cosby Lawyers Say Prosecution Is Keeping Black Folks Off His Jury

“We believe this is systematic exclusion of African-Americans,” defense lawyer Brian McMonagle complained, lodging what’s known as a Batson challenge.

Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Lands Workout with Seattle Seahawks

Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is reportedly set to work out with the Seattle Seahawks a week after Pete Carroll revealed he’s considering him for a back-up role. Kaepernick has remained unsigned since he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March and NFL Network reported the Seahawks will have him and other reserve quarterbacks […]

Judge Revokes Man’s Probation, Even Though Jury Found Him Not Guilty of the Crime It Was Revoked for

Despite being found not guilty of armed robbery, a Georgia man is set to spend the next five years of his life behind bars after a judge revoked his probation sentence for an earlier crime. In July 2012, Ramad Chatman was sentenced to five years’ probation after he and three others broke into an apartment and […]

Condemned Church Shooter Roof Pleads with Appellate Court for Mercy

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white supremacist petitioned a court for mercy, asking the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday to overturn his conviction and death sentence for killing nine Black worshipers in a racist attack at a Charleston church. The notice filed by attorneys for Dylann Roof was an expected move in […]

Dr. Ian Smith Shares Painless Ways To Cut Sugar From Your Diet

On NewsOne Now, celebrity doctor and author Ian Smith shares how added sugars are prominent in processed foods and how to best avoid them.

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