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Thabo Sefolosha, Former Atlanta Hawks Player, Files Civil Suit Against NYPD, NYC for Leg...

Thabo Sefolosha, who played for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, filed a civil suit against the New York City Police Department and New York City after a fight outside a nightclub last year injured his leg. Charges...

U.S. Coast Guard Sends 44 Migrants Back to Cuba to “Deter Illegal Migrant Activity”

MIAMI, USA — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr., a 154-foot fast response cutter, repatriated 44 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Monday. These repatriations are a result...

Gap Apologizes for Arguably Racist Ad Where Black Girl Is Used as Armrest

  Gap, Inc. apologized Tuesday for an ad that was accused of evoking racism. The ad features members of Le Petit Cirque, a Los Angeles-based kids circus for children ages six to 14 who sing, skateboard...

After Speaking Out on Racism, Black Kentucky Judge Olu Stevens Sues to Keep His...

Judge Olu Stevens of Kentucky filed a lawsuit Friday against the judges and prosecutors who seek to remove him after the Black judge made remarks discussing racism. Stevens spoke out against the absurdity of a...

Janet Jackson Postpones ‘Unbreakable’ Tour Again, Says ‘My Husband and I Are Planning Our...

Janet Jackson has announced in a Twitter video that she is postponing the European leg of her "Unbreakable World Tour" to focus on starting a family with her husband. The 49-year-old dancer and singer told...

Police Arrest Second Suspect in Plot to Kill Newark Mayor Ras Baraka

New Jersey police announced Monday that the second suspect in the plot to kill Newark mayor Ras Baraka has been apprehended. Jerry Jordan, 65, was arrested in his hometown of New Brunswick, New Jersey Friday morning...

Beyonce Takes on ‘Formation’ Video Criticism, Reveals the Power Women Have in Business

Grammy-winner and icon Beyonce is opening up about how she learned she was powerful as well as addressing the flack she received for her "Formation" music video. The singer also discusses her new fashion...

Black Boys ‘Master Identity’ in Oakland Course That Aims to Improve Achievement

Schools in Oakland, California are teaching Black boys how to succeed.  "Mastering Our Cultural Identity: African American Male Image" is a full-credit elective given at 20 schools in the district. Launched by the Office...

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,...

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