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John Singleton

Celebrities, Fans Send Up Prayers for John Singleton After Director Reportedly Suffers a Stroke

Prayers and well-wishes are pouring in for Hollywood director John Singleton, who's been hospitalized after reportedly suffering a stroke. The sad news was first reported Friday by entertainment blog Love B. Scott. "His condition is unknown...
Broward Sheriff's Deputies

‘He’s Bleeding!’ Shocking Video Shows Violent Arrest of Black Teen Outside a Florida McDonald’s

=Leaders in a South Florida community are calling for disciplinary action against Broward Sheriff's Office deputies seen on video pepper-spraying, tackling and punching a Black teen outside a McDonald's in Tamarac on Thursday. The video,...
White nationalists

Recently Promoted Va. Police Sergeant Loses Job After Being Linked to White Supremacist Group

A Virginia Capitol police sergeant has lost his job following an investigation into social media posts that referenced white supremacist groups, The Washington Post reported. Robert Stamm's firing comes just two months after the department...
Darryl Palmer

Philadelphia Man Shames White Woman Into Clothing Black Toddler Who Was Wearing Nothing but...

A Philadelphia man is being lauded after speaking out against a woman he claims brought a toddler outside wearing nothing but a diaper despite cold temperatures. Twitter user @iFeeLdZy_ filmed his confrontation with the woman,...
Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com Apologizes, Removes Tone-Deaf Ad Depicting Slavery-Era Romance Between White Man and Black Woman

At-home DNA testing company Ancestry.com has removed a controversial ad depicting a slavery-era love story amid widespread backlash from critics who accused the company of peddling a whitewashed, revisionist history of slavery in the...
Howard University

Howard University Students Tired of ‘Disrespectful’ White Residents Walking Their Dogs on Campus

Students at the historically black Howard University in Washington are fighting to preserve their campus from being overrun by entitled new residents looking to use The Yard for their own recreational activities. Frustrated students say...
Ali Bracey

Louisville Man Praised After Firing on Half-Naked Intruder Who Broke Into His Girlfriend’s Daughter’s...

A Louisville father shot to Internet fame this week, thanks to a recent heroic deed and his candid commentary on the incident. Ali Bracey jumped into action Sunday morning when a next-door neighbor broke into...
Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris Has Regrets Over ‘Unintended Consequences’ of Truancy Law that Had Some Parents...

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) says she regrets a controversial truancy law she championed that had some parents jailed while she was California's attorney general. Appearing on the podcast "Pod Save America" on Wednesday, Harris said...
Fake Smiles Study

Fake Smiling at Work Leads to Heavier Drinking at Home, Study Suggests

Faking "service with a smile" could prove detrimental to the health of those who work with the public on a routine basis, prompting them to reach for a drink — or two — once...
Louisiana Church Fires

Louisiana Churches Burned in Arson Attacks See Spike in Donations, Raise $1.8M After Notre...

As millions of dollars pour in to help rebuild the fire ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, folks here in the U.S. have been inspired to donate to the rehabilitation of three historically Black...
Flint

Flint Receives Remaining $77.7M in Federal Funding for Water System Repair

The state of Michigan has released the remaining $77.7 million in federal funding for water infrastructure improvements in Flint as the city works to recover from a crippling water contamination crisis. As reported by MLive,...
Walter Gordy and Mark Tolson

‘It’s Pretty Amazing to Me’: Longtime Friends Learn They’re Half Brothers After Genetic Testing

Walter Gordy III described his childhood as a happy one, although growing up as an only child, he always wanted siblings. It turned out he had one all along. After being diagnosed with lymphoma at age...
Basis Phoenix Central

Arizona Mother Outraged After Saying Son Was Singled Out to Reenact Abuse Suffered by...

An Arizona mother is speaking out after she claims her 9-year-old son was paraded through class as his teachers and classmates yelled at, humiliated and berated him during a lesson on school segregation and...
Russell Courtier

White Supremacist Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering Black Teen  With Jeep

A white Oregon man who mowed down and killed an African-American teen two years ago in a racially-motivated attack was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday without the possibility of parole for 28 years, ...
Phillip Spruill

11-Year-Old Philly Boy Takes His Life After Months of Bullying by Classmates Over His...

A Philadelphia family is in mourning after they say their 11-year-old son ended his life after months of bullying and torment by his classmates. Phillip Spruill Jr., a fifth-grader at Benjamin B. Comegys Elementary, died...
Notre Dame Cathedral

White House Offers Aid to Notre Dame after Devastating Fire, but Critics Ask What...

The White House has offered "assistance in the rehabilitation" of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France after flames ripped through the historic 12th century landmark earlier this week. The offer was met with criticism from...
JaMiyah

‘Nothing In Life Will Ever Stop Her’: S.C. Girl With Prosthetic Leg Inspires Many...

Inspiring video of a young South Carolina girl practicing gymnastics outdoors has folks across the nation standing up and cheering. LaShawn Jacobs of Columbia posted footage of her daughter, JaMiyah, — who has a prosthetic...
Chris Sellers

Pittsburgh Mall Cop Suspended After Demanding Black Man Cover His Work Uniform to Not...

An African-American security guard suspects he was the target of racial profiling after he was stopped by a Ross Park Mall security guard on his way into work last week. Chris Sellers was walkings to...
Marc Peeples

White Detroit Woman in ‘Gardening While Black’ Case Hires Self-Proclaimed Alt-Right Lawyer to Represent...

A white Detroit woman accused of repeatedly fabricating claims against an African-American man to police has hired a lawyer known for representing white supremacist leaders like Richard Spencer, The Guardian reports. Deborah Nash, one of...
Benjamin Watson

Retired New Orleans Saints Player Ben Watson Launches Effort to Rebuild Three Louisiana Churches...

The NFL's Benjamin Watson isn't letting his recent retirement stop him from contributing to causes off the field. Over the weekend, the former New Orleans Saints tight end announced his efforts to rebuild three historically...
Albert Wilson

Critics Cry Foul After Former University of Kansas Student Gets 12-Year Sentence for Raping...

A former University of Kansas student will spend the next 12 years behind bars for the alleged rape of a young woman he met at a bar near campus. On April 3, a judge sentenced...

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