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Charles Kinsey, Unarmed Black Therapist Shot by Police, Files Lawsuit

Charles Kinsey, the Black therapist who was shot by a Flordia cop last month, filed a federal lawsuit against the officer alleging his civil rights were violated. Atlanta Black Star reported Kinsey was lying on...

Supporters Promote Donations to Dwayne Stafford’s Commissary After Assault on Dylann Roof

One day after Dylann Roof was assaulted in the Charleston County Detention Center, a donation page has been set up for Dwayne Stafford, his reported attacker. Roof allegedly killed nine Black parishioners of Emanuel AME Church...

Viola Davis Reveals Birth Home Was an Old Plantation with a ‘Horrific’ History

Viola Davis grew up in Central Falls, Rhode Island, but in a new interview, she recounts what life was like in her grandmother's home on a southern farm. The "How to Get Away With...

Marc Lamont Hill Fires Back at ‘Ratchet’ Label for New Show Calling the Term...

"BET News" host Marc Lamont Hill, known for his bold takes on race and social justice on various media programs, was named the host of a new entertainment talk show, VH1 Live  and it has faced...

Black Woman Gets Disastrous Hair-do on Today Show, Stylist Slammed on Social Media

In a segment on the August 3 episode of the Today Show, models lined up for "one-minute summer hair" but one look was panned online. The piece featured YouTube personality Deepica Mutyala who styled each woman's...

Dylann Roof Assaulted in Shower by Fellow Inmate, Not Hospitalized

Dylann Roof, the white supremacist facing the death penalty for killing nine Black members of a Charleston, South Carolina church last summer, was beaten in a fight with another inmate at the Cannon Detention Center...

Dascha Polanco Discovered Her Favorite Brand Didn’t Want to Dress Her Because of Her...

"Orange Is The New Black" star Dascha Polanco is opening up about dealing with size discrimination in Hollywood. Like Leslie Jones before her, the curvy Afro-Latina learned many designers don't cater to her figure. The actress...

The Real Story Behind Man Accused of Making Bomb Threats at Phaedra Parks Is...

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star and lawyer Phaedra Parks found herself an alleged victim of a bomb threat last week after her Georgia law offices were evacuated. Local authorities called out a former client...

Fearless Black Female Warriors of Dahomey Kingdom Get Live-Action Series

The history of the Western African female soldiers known for their prowess will be revealed in a live-action series. The program is titled Amazons after the title given to the warriors in European narratives – Dahomey...

Black Makeup Vloggers Create B.O.M.B. Challenge for Others to Buy Black-Owned

The movement to shop Black-owned has picked up steam in the weeks following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police last month. Recording artists like Solange, along with Slim Thug...

Where Are the Dark-Skinned Women in These African Music Videos?

Africa has been exploding with hit-making talent in the last few years, but one thing that has become apparent among popular  artists from Nigeria, Uganda and Tanzania is their use of light-skinned or white models....

Facebook CEO Gets Half of African Continent Hooked on Free Internet, But is it...

Facebook has signed up almost half the countries in Africa – a combined population of 635 million – to its free internet service in a controversial move to corner the market in one of...

Serena Williams Takes on Body Shamers, Realizes Her Inspiration to Young Girls in New...

Serena Williams knows there are haters. And she's giving them more fodder in a skin-baring, new photo shoot. The tennis pro is seen along the beach donning three different bikinis against an oceanic background. Speaking...

Black Homeless Georgia Teen Reveals Solution Has Been Reached in $184K GoFundMe Funds

Fred Barley, the 19-year-old student who had his GoFundMe funds frozen over questions about his inspiring story, revealed on Facebook yesterday a solution was found. The college sophomore biked for 6 hours to register...

Actress Nicole Byer Recalls Early Auditions with White Casting Directors: ‘I Need You to...

Nicole Byer, star of MTV's "Guy Code vs. Girl Code," is opening up about casting directors who consistently asked her to be a stereotypical Black woman. At a panel for the Television Critics Association July...

Wendy Williams’ Highly Criticized HBCU, NAACP Comments Lead to Firing of 3 Producers

Wendy Williams is continuing to see the fallout from her comments earlier this summer about the NAACP and historically Black colleges and universities. Now, a few head staffers from her show have been fired...

Battle Ensues Online Over Some People Shaming 18-Year-Old Malia Obama for Enjoying Herself at...

After many were upset that Malia Obama skipped the Democratic National Convention July 28 to attend Lollapalooza, they are now enraged because the eldest first daughter was dancing and enjoying herself during the performances. Barack...

Misty Copeland Weds Longtime Beau Olu Evans in California Ceremony

Ballet dancer Misty Copeland married her attorney boyfriend Olu Evans in an ocean-front ceremony over the weekend. The duo had been dating for 10 years before their union. They got engaged in August of last...

Meek Mill’s Probation Continues After Nearly 11 Years, Fans Protest ‘Probation Abuse’

Rapper Meek Mill has been off house arrest since June, but he continues to serve probation after more than a decade. Fans have had enough and took to the streets of downtown Philadelphia last...

Did Charles Barkley’s Anti-Black Rhetoric Help Him Land New Show on Race Relations?

Retired NBA star Charles Barkley will host a new documentary series exploring racial divisions in America. Tentatively called The Race Card, the Auburn University alum will speak to activists and leaders to learn what can be...

Miss Teen USA Blames N-word Tweets on ‘Personal Struggles,’ Will Retain Crown

Miss Teen USA winner Karlie Hay is apologizing for recently unearthed racist tweets after the ceremony's lack of diversity was called into question. The Texas native was crowned the 2016 pageant queen Saturday night at The Venetian...

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