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Anti-Trump Rap Song by Baltimore Group Goes Viral

After posting a video and uploading the track on SoundCloud, an anti-Trump song by a group of Baltimore rappers has gone viral. The clip, titled "CIT4DT," was posted Sunday on Abdel Ibrahim's YouTube channel and...

The Legacy of Madam C. J. Walker Lives On with Launch of New Hair...

Madam C.J. Walker's iconic hair brand is coming back to life, thanks to the launch of a new line bearing her name. Madam C.J. Walker's Beauty Culture is a four-collection, 25-piece line of products that...

Ice Cube, Common Participate in Vh1 Show Panel on Chicago Gun Violence

At a panel in Chicago, rappers Common and Ice Cube led a discussion on gun violence with protest organizers for a new special on VH1. The town hall took place March 14 and is part...

Lil Wayne: Universal Music Group Owes Me Millions For Discovering Nicki Minaj, Drake and...

Rapper Lil Wayne says he has been duped out of millions of dollars from Universal Music Group after discovering and mentoring big music acts. In a suit filed by the producer's attorneys on Monday, the...

24-Year-Old College Student Surprises Grandparents by Paying Off Mortgage

A Texas college student surprised his grandparents by paying their mortgage and giving them a trip to the Bahamas. Stefun Darts shocked his grandparents by presenting them with a $15,000 check to pay off their mortgage, something...

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Returns to Harlem Community to Open Charter School This Fall

Sean Combs will add yet another job title to his resume as he looks to open a charter school in Harlem with innovative educator Dr. Steve Perry. The rapper, known as Diddy, is giving back to the...

10-Year-Old Hailed Hero, Takes Over Wheel and Saves Diabetic Driver Who Suffered Seizure

A young boy stopped a truck from crashing into oncoming traffic after the elderly driver suffered a diabetic seizure and lost control of the vehicle. WSFA reports 10-year-old Christopher Wheeler of Montgomery, Alabama was riding...

Adversity Brings Black Women, Mothers, Wives to Support Clinton: ‘I Love That Woman’

The Black women who support Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are now backing her because of the former secretary of state's struggle to overcome adversity. Much like they do as mothers and wives, Clinton's personal...

Henna Hair Dye, Used By Many Naturals, Gives Woman Bad Reaction

A Black woman had an allergic reaction after using henna hair dye. The Grio reports Chemese Armstrong wanted to add some color to her hair, and when she used the plant-based hair colorant, it caused her...

Black Women Fight Back Against Beauty Industry That’s Failed Them

Almost any Black woman who has wandered into a drug store has faced the same dilemma: Which shade of fits my complexion? Usually, this refers to the foundation laid as the base on...

Tech Industry Lacks Diversity, Keeps Facial Recognition Program from Seeing People of Other Races

Black people are strongly underrepresented in Silicon Valley. It has long been speculated that the tech industry is mostly white and male. According to Cambio, the result is that the products developed by companies...

Baltimore Superintendent Launches Mentor Program to Counter High Suspension, Drop Out Rates of Black...

A superintendent in Baltimore is investing in a mentor program for young men of color. WBAL-TV reports Dr. Dallas Dance wants to launch a schoolwide mentorship program that will help at-risk Black and Hispanic men. Dance announced his...

Global Racism: Activists Call Foul as Toronto Police Shield Officer Who Killed Father of...

A Canadian police officer allegedly used racial profiling in apprehending Andrew Loku, a 45-year-old Toronto Black man. The officer remains unnamed after the Special Investigations Unit announced on March 18 that he would not be charged in...

Pennsylvania Anchor Apologizes for Potentially Racist Facebook Post, Critics Call for TV Station to...

A news reporter in Pennsylvania has apologized for a Facebook post that many have called racist. The WTAE anchor was discussing a March 9 ambush shooting and killing of five people, including a pregnant woman...

Tracy Morgan Admits He Considered Suicide After Near-Death Accident in 2014

After Tracy Morgan's accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that nearly killed him, the comedian tells Rolling Stone he thought about ending his life. "I thought I was going to die for a long time," said the...

‘Waiting To Exhale’ Sequel in the Works, Loretta Devine Says

The sequel to the 1995 hit film Waiting To Exhale is in production. Loretta Devine, one of the original stars of the film, visited Hollywood Today Live Thursday and told the show hosts that a follow-up...

John Legend and ‘Scandal’ Star Joe Morton Team Up for Off-Broadway Play About Dick...

Grammy-winning R&B singer John Legend is working with ABC's "Scandal" star Joe Morton on a play about the life of comedian and activist Dick Gregory, according to Indie Wire. The production is titled "Turn Me...

Oprah’s OWN Network Highest-Rated Thanks To Black Women

Oprah's OWN network is now the highest rated among African-Americans and women. The network reached a peak in prime-time viewership, averaging 30 percent growth and reaching 573,000 homes in the past two years. At...

Microsoft Chat Bot Goes Rogue, Starts Racist Rant on Twitter Thanks to Equally Racist...

Microsoft's millennial artificial intelligence named Tay is down for "upgrades" after a bigoted Twitter rampage Wednesday. The chat bot was introduced this week as a young, humorous girl with the ability to increase her smarts according...

Chicago Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald Afraid to Appear in Court, Fears for His...

Lawyers for the Chicago cop who shot and killed Black teenager Laquan McDonald two years ago asked a judge in Cook County to allow Jason Van Dyke to skip court appearances, according to The...

Prosecutor Recommends House Arrest, No Jail Time for Officer Involved in Shooting Death of Akai...

A Brooklyn district attorney recommends that Peter Liang gets no jail time for the shooting and killing of Akai Gurley in November 2014. Liang was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter last February for Gurley's death. The...

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