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U.S. Soldier

‘A Lot of Us Might Not Be Coming Back’: Apparent U.S. Soldier Sounds Off...

Fears of a possible World War III have gripped the nation since the airstrike assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani last week. Social media, particularly Black Twitter, responded...
Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick Criticizes ‘American Imperialism’, So Naturally, Republicans Are Blowing a Fuse  

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is facing heat, particularly from Republicans, over his condemnation of America's growing imperialism and "terrorism against Black and Brown people." Kaepernick, a pro-athlete-turned-activist, ruffled feathers with his response to the...
Mummers Blackface

‘Abhorrent and Unacceptable’: Mummers Group Disqualified After Members Don Blackface in Philly’s New Year’s...

Philadelphia's annual Mummers Parade was mired in controversy this week after a couple of marchers arrived to the event wearing blackface. The two men in question, however, insist the getup is not racist. The Froggy...
Ulta

Sis Needs Help: Folks Step In To Advise Black Woman Who Was Told She’s...

An African-American woman is getting much-needed support after being "humiliated" by an Ulta Beauty employee who told her her skin was "too dark for most colors in the store."
Brittany McKinney

‘I Killed Everybody’: N.C. Mother Could Face Death Penalty After Reportedly Gunning Down Relatives,...

A North Carolina woman is facing three counts of first-degree murder after police say she shot and killed three people in a New Year's Day slaying. Brittany Christina McKinney, 28, made her first court appearance...
Illinois Legalizes Weed

Light It Up: Illinois Ushers In New Year with Legalized Marijuana

Hundreds of Illinois residents started the year on a high note Wednesday as the Prairie State became the 11th state where recreational marijuana is sold legally. Starting at 6 a.m., dispensaries opened up shop to...
Bronx Subway Kidnapping

‘Am I Lying?!’: Reported NYC Subway Snatcher Comes Face to Face with Accuser As...

A New York City man accused of trying to snatch a young woman off of a Bronx subway train is maintaining his innocence, saying he's actually the hero in all this.
Bryce Gowdy

‘My Baby Walked in Front of a Train’: In Emotional Video, Mom of Georgia...

The mom of Georgia Tech football recruit who died by suicide earlier this week recently addressed the tragedy in a tearful video, recalling how her "happy" son was while simultaneously in the throes of...
U.S. Airstrike Kills Gen. Qassem Soleimani of Iran

World War III? The Nation Reacts After Trump-Ordered Airstrike Kills Top Iranian General

Much of the U.S. is on pins and needles following a Trump-ordered airstrike that killed a top Iranian military leader, escalating already heightened  tensions in the Middle East and sparking fears of an all...
Michael Reynolds

Buh-Bye: NYPD Officer Quits Amid Calls for His Termination After Terrorizing Black Nashville Family...

A New York City officer sentenced last month to just two weeks in jail after storming into a Tennessee home and threatening the frazzled family inside has quit the force amid mounting calls for...
Michigan Woman Acquitted of Hate Crime

Michigan Woman Accused of Slapping Black Car Salesman, Using Racial Slurs Is Cleared of...

A Michigan woman has escaped ethnic intimidation charges after physically attacking a Black car salesman and using a racial slur. Shelly Hueckel, 47, was acquitted of the two-year felony but found guilty of misdemeanor assault...
Pizza Hut

‘You’re the Type That Should be Hung’: Pizza Hut Delivery Driver Fired After Targeting...

A Kentucky woman was hungry for pizza, but she lost her appetite after she claims she and her roommates were the subject of a racist rant by their delivery driver. Shirae Bledsoe took to Facebook...
Tony Wallace

‘Black People are Too Kind’: Debate Ensues After Daughter of Texas Church Shooting Victim...

A Texas woman's willingness to forgive the man who fatally shot her father during church service early Sunday has some folks flabbergasted. Tiffany Wallace is one of two daughters of deacon Anton "Tony" Wallace, who...
McDonald's Coffee

Kansas Police Officer Resigns After Admitting He Lied About Anti-Police Insult Written on His...

A Kansas cop is off the job after cooking up a tall order of lies in which he accused McDonald's employees of writing an expletive and the word "pig" on his coffee order this...
Danielle Outlaw

Meet Danielle Outlaw, Philadelphia’s First Black Woman Police Commissioner

The city of Philadelphia has a new police commissioner, and she's a Black woman. On Monday, Mayor Jim Kenney named Danielle Outlaw as the new head of the city police department, making her the first...
Bryce Gowdy

Death of 17-Year-old Incoming Georgia Tech Football Recruit Hit by Train Is Ruled a...

The friends and family of a standout football recruit who had been headed to play for Georgia Tech are grieving after the 17-year-old was hit and killed in what seemed a freak accident, an...
Tina Turner Mural Defaced

N.C. Police Investigate After Tina Turner Mural Defaced With ‘Swastika-Type Symbol’

Police in Asheville, North Carolina, are investigating after a mural honoring legendary singer Tina Turner was defaced with a "swastika-type symbol." According to a police report obtained by CNN, the vandalism appeared on Monday, Dec....
Tony Wallace

Daughter of Texas Deacon Killed In Church Shooting Recalls Her Father’s Final Moments: ‘I...

One daughter of a deacon senselessly murdered in a shooting at a suburban Texas church on Sunday is moving in the spirit of forgiveness following the burst of violence that cut short the life...
Adante Pointer

Lawsuit: Civil Rights Lawyer Feared for His Life as Oakland Officers Held Him at...

A California civil rights lawyer best known for fighting for victims of police violence and misconduct has filed a complaint of his own against the city of Oakland, accusing police of holding him at...
Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee Honored

New Promotion Makes 100-Year-Old Brig. Gen. Charles McGee the Fourth Tuskegee Airman to...

After recently celebrating his 100th birthday, Charles McGee is being honored for reaching yet another milestone. The veteran, who served in World War II as a Tuskegee Airman, is touting a new title these days...
Michael Bloomberg

‘We Didn’t Know’: Michael Bloomberg Claims Ignorance Amid Reports He Used Prison Labor for...

Multibillionaire Michael Bloomberg is doing major damage control amid reports that his 2020 presidential campaign exploited prison labor to make phone calls on the campaign's behalf. Investigative news outlet The Intercept broke the story last...

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