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Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Defaced, Petition Calls for His Arrest

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's Hollywood star has been vandalized, as critics petition for his arrest connecting him to violence among his supporters. After photos and tweets surfaced about Trumps's tarnished star on the Hollywood Walk...

Kathleen Battle Marks Return to Met Opera with ‘Underground Railroad’ Recital in November

Soprano Kathleen Battle is set to return to the Metropolitan Opera stage after 20 years this fall. Battle has performed in over 220 shows throughout her career and will sing negro spirituals in her recital...

Botswana Toughens Stance to Keep Zimbabwe Prisoners, Cattle Out of the Country

GABORONE, BOTSWANA — Recent developments increasingly point to a Botswana government getting weary of the economic meltdown in Zimbabwe. From the recently introduced shoot-to-kill stray Zimbabwean cattle to suggesting Zimbabwe prison inmates should serve terms...

Executive at Duke Allegedly Calls Parking Attendant the N-Word, Students Want Admins Removed

Students at Duke University, a school known for their winning basketball program, occupied an administrative building Friday to demand that three school officials resign after the vice president allegedly called a parking attendant a racial...

Rihanna, Shonda Rhimes, Gladys Knight Honored at BET’s Black Girls Rock!

"Black Girls Rock" honored a slew of prominent African-American women Friday night. The event,  hosted by "black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross, was taped in Newark at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and will...

African-American Non-Profit Raises Awareness About Autism in Black Community

  An African-American woman has established a non-profit dedicated to educating those in the Black community about autism. After her son Ari was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at age 2, Camille Proctor needed to find...

South Carolina Couple Signs Deal with Lowe’s, Walmart to Carry Their Gourmet Burger Sauces

Chevalo and Monique Wilsondebriano have landed a deal with Lowe's and Walmart to have their famous Charleston Gourmet Burger sauce carried by the retailers. Early on, the Wilsondebriano's burger sauce was sold at local farmer's markets. In...

Actress Tia Mowry Gets Sweet Revenge Against Fat Shaming Bully on Instagram

After facing many questions about her weight, Tia Mowry took to Instagram to question fans who were criticizing her figure. The former "Sister Sister" star posted a screenshot of comments on a previous photo...

DOJ Revamps Newark Police Department, Probe Finds Cops Broke Laws, Failed Community

The United States Department of Justice is working to make changes to the Newark Police Department in New Jersey. After conducting an investigation with the department in July 2014, the DOJ announced March 30...

Smithsonian Museum to Move Ahead with Cosby Exhibit, Will Add His Sexual Assault Accusations...

After controversy over Bill Cosby's memorabilia being included in a new African-American history museum, the Smithsonian says it will recognize his sexual assault allegations. The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open Sept....

‘Fresh Prince’ Star Tatyana Ali Engaged and Expecting Her First Child

Tatyana Ali is having a baby and preparing to wed. The 37-year-old star of the hit 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" plans to marry fiance Dr. Vaughn Rasberry this summer. The pair is...

Family of Phillip Coleman, Who Was Dragged And Tased, Reaches Settlement With Chicago

A settlement has been reached with the family of a Chicago Black man who was tased and dragged from his jail cell in 2012. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration reached an undisclosed settlement with the family...

Howard University Library Named National Treasure, to Be Modernized with New Technology

The Founder's Library at Howard University was named a national treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation on Feb. 29. The library is on the campus of a historically Black university, and the National Trust,...

#FreeBrandy: R&B Singer Sues Record Label for $1M Over Ability to Make New Music

Singer Brandy filed a lawsuit against her record company Tuesday, saying she hasn't been able to make new music because of them. The Grammy-winner filed a suit with the Los Angeles Superior Court against Chameleon Entertainment...

Beyonce Debuts Athleisure Fashion Line ‘Ivy Park’, Rumored Album Tracklist Leaks

On top of a rumored leaked tracklist for her upcoming album, Beyoncé  introduced a new fashion line today. "Ivy Park" was exclusively unveiled through Vogue Runway's Instagram. In the clip, Bey can be seen hitting...

‘Hamilton’ Accused of Violating NYC Human Rights Law by Asking For ‘Non-White’ Actors in...

An open casting call for Broadway's hit play "Hamilton" has caused controversy after requesting auditions from non-white actors. As the play looks to expand to other cities, the casting notice has critics up in arms. Civil...

Obama Meets Little Girl Who Cried Over His Last Days In Office

The little girl who was upset that President Barack Obama is leaving the Oval Office at the end of his term finally got to meet him. A video posted on the White House's Facebook and...

Black Fraternity Members Slam Singer Layla Hathaway After She Posts Instagram Selfie in Alpha...

Members of Black fraternities and sororities are furious after singer Layla Hathaway posted a photo of herself in a bucket hat featuring the letters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. The daughter of soul singer...

Houston Woman Records Doctors Berating Her During Surgery, Compares Her to ‘Precious’ Movie Character

A woman recorded doctors in Houston talking badly about her during surgery. Ethel Easter needed an operation for a hernia and was told by doctors that it would take two months to have it scheduled. "I...

Former ‘Lost’ Star Developing Movie About His Life, Says He Thought He Was White,...

In a new interview detailing an upcoming movie he's developing, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje says he thought he was white growing up. The former "Lost" star is developing a film about his life called Farming, and he...

Black Architecture Firm Lands Multi-Million Dollar Deal to Design Temple University Football Stadium

The largest Black-owned architecture firm in the nation has been hired to create a plan for a football stadium on the campus of a prestigious university. Temple University, located in Philadelphia, announced Monday that is...

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