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Jamaica to Participate in Zika Trials, Supported by WHO

Minister of health, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says Jamaica will shortly be participating in a number of clinical trials in the drive to find a vaccine to treat the Zika virus. Addressing a Ministry of Health/Southern...

Panama Papers Investigative Research Reveals 1400 Foreign Companies With Mining Interests in Africa

Offshore companies connected to 44 of Africa’s 54 countries appear in the Panama Papers leak, according to new research. More than 1,400 companies in the files of the offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca have names...

Michael Jordan Donates $2M to Groups Working to Improve Police Relations with Black Community:...

Michael Jordan is opening up about this month's shootings by and against police today after announcing contributions of $1 million  each to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. In a...

Smoochr Site for Black Singles Accused of Promoting ‘Slave Complex’ in Community

A Black dating website has stirred controversy for its reliance on superficial filters for finding a potential suitor. Smoochr has been around at least since Memorial Day weekend, according to their Instagram account, but it...

Lynx Fans Fill Up Stadium to Chant ‘Black Lives Matter’, WNBA Rescinds Fines Against...

The WNBA reversed the fines imposed on three teams this weekend after fans of the Minnesota Lynx chanted "Black lives matter" at Friday night's game. The uproar began after players for the New York Liberty,...

Marvel Announces Complete ‘Black Panther’ Lineup at Comic-Con, Fans Respond: ‘I Am Legit Tearing...

At this weekend's Comic-Con in San Diego, the long-rumored "Black Panther" cast members were finally confirmed with Lupita Nyong'o and Michael B. Jordan's appearance at Marvel's Hall H panel July 23. Director Ryan Coogler and Chadwick Boseman,...

Tessa Thompson Addresses Light Skin Privilege Accusations in ‘Creed’ Role – I Just Don’t...

Tessa Thompson is talking about race in Hollywood, particularly how having a light skin tone is beneficial when nabbing acting gigs. The 32-year-old actress most recently starred in last year's Creed and she's tackling criticism over being cast...

U.S. Official Touches Down in Haiti to Discuss ‘Urgent Need’ for Elected Government Officials

The U.S. State Department's special coordinator for Haiti has arrived in the troubled Caribbean country to talk with officials amid a lengthy political impasse. Kenneth Merten is meeting with members of the Provisional Electoral Council...

Black Podcaster Questions Why Jon Stewart Goes Viral for Trump Rant When Noah and...

Jon Stewart made his return to late-night TV with a fiery rant on the Republican National Convention Thursday. In the now viral monologue, the former "Daily Show" host went after Donald Trump's supporters and also attacked...

UNASUR Moves Ahead with Plans to Create South American Passport and Citizenship

The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) has advanced its plans for the establishment of a South American passport and the promotion of the free movement of all South American citizens throughout the continent....

Simone Biles Doesn’t See Herself as a Racial Pioneer for Gymnastics: ‘I Feel Like...

Ahead of her expected turn at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil this summer, Simone Biles is getting candid about her view of race as a gymnast. The three-time world champion reveals her...

WNBA Players Won’t Back Down from BLM Protest After Fine, Points Out Hypocritical Response...

In a defiant move Thursday, members of three WNBA teams refused to take questions about basketball at a post-game press conference in protest of a fine given for wearing black warmup t-shirts. Atlanta Black Star...

Monica Brown Clears the Air About Husband Shannon Brown Allegedly Fathering a Child Out...

Singer Monica was forced to go public about some personal family drama yesterday after a woman told a gossip site she shared a 2-year-old daughter with the star's husband Shannon Brown. The ex-NBA player...

16th Century Christian Symbols Found Covering Indigenous Markings in Caribbean Cave

Archaeologists have made a fascinating discovery in a remote Caribbean island cave: 16th-century Christian symbols left by European explorers alongside ancient indigenous art, offering a glimpse into the colonization of the Americas. The small island...

Michelle Obama Sends Twitter in a Frenzy When She’s Joined by Missy Elliot on...

Michelle Obama took a break from her duties as first lady to let off some steam in this week's Carpool Karaoke segment. The appearance follows this week's controversy surrounding Melania Tump's alleged plagiarization of...

Waka Flocka and The Game Engage in Beef over Hip-Hop Activism, BLM That Quickly...

Waka Flocka unintentionally launched a beef between himself and The Game Wednesday when he posted a series of Instagram videos explaining why he's not on board with the Black Lives Matter movement. He also...

Black Doll Maker Has Perfect Response After Ignorant Customer States Maisha Doll is ‘Too...

Model Mala Bryan began her Black doll company Malaville in 2015, and her line features four dolls of different skin tones. While three of the dolls  – Mala, Malina and Mhina – are lighter skinned, one doll, Maisha,...

KRS-One Defends Afrika Bambaataa, Tells Those With a Problem to ‘Quit Hip-Hop’

KRS-One is sticking behind Zulu Nation founder Afrika Bambaataa months after several men came forward accusing the ex-leader of sexual abuse. Atlanta Black Star reported in May that Ronald Savage, one of four men involved in the case, said...

Spike Lee Has Strong Words for Omarosa After She Accepts Role as Trump’s Black...

  Spike Lee has voiced his disapproval over Omarosa Manigault's decision to serve as Donald Trump's Director of African-American Outreach. The former contestant on NBC's "The Apprentice" announced her appointment by the Republican presidential candidate Monday. In...

Ice Cube Will Not Succumb to ‘Pressure’ to Stop Performing ‘F— Tha Police’ – Bill...

After the slew of police shootings and killings around the country, Ice Cube maintains he will continue to perform the N.W.A. hit single "F--- Tha Police." The rapper said he has not heard of...

New Ava DuVernay Doc to Explore Racial Inequality’s Impact on Mass Incarceration: ‘Our Population...

Ava DuVernay will make history when her documentary exploring mass incarceration and racial inequality opens this year's New York Film Festival. The annual event will begin Sept. 30 and run through Oct. 16. "The 13th"...

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