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White Mississippi Republican continues to contest narrow loss to Black Democrat, refuses to accept defeat

A month after her narrow loss to Democratic candidate Hester Jackson-McCray, the former incumbent Ashley Henley is asking the GOP-dominated Mississippi House to overturn the Nov. 5 election results. The ...

Added December 07, 2019

‘I knew I was spiraling’: Fabolous finally speaks out after 2018 domestic violence incident

Rapper Fabolous recently appeared on HOT 97's Ebro in the Morning radio program and finally addressed his involvement in the March 2018 domestic violence incident involving the mother of his sons. The ...

Added December 07, 2019

Cory Booker announces initiative that would provide almost $100 billion to HBCUs

Presidential hopeful Cory Booker just unveiled a new plan to help historically Black colleges and universities that would roughly provide $100 billion in support. The post Cory Booker announces initiative ...

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Petition to remove Michael Vick as honorary Pro Bowl captain receives over 200,000 signatures

Over 200,000 sign petition demanding NFL remove Michael Vick as honorary 2020 Pro Bowl captain The post Petition to remove Michael Vick as honorary Pro Bowl captain receives over 200,000 signatures appeared ...

Added December 07, 2019

Tamron Hall denies rumors that she exploded after learning Kelly Clarkson show renewed

Tamron Hall denied rumors that she exploded on co-workers when her show did not get renewed. The post Tamron Hall denies rumors that she exploded after learning Kelly Clarkson show renewed appeared first ...

Added December 07, 2019

Animated short ‘Hair Love’ is giving us all the feels

Former NFL wide receiver turned writer and film director brought his hit children’s book to life a now we are wondering what life was like before! Matthew A. Cherry announced on Twitter Wednesday morning ...

Added December 06, 2019

Kennesaw State cheerleader punished for taking knee wins $145K settlement

A Georgia college cheerleader that was inspired by Colin Kapernick has won a $145,000 settlement against Kennesaw State University after they tried to punish her. Tommia Dean and four other cheerleaders ...

Added December 06, 2019

Michigan child’s adoption hearing is cuteness overload as he brings kindergarten class for support

Most courtrooms are not the most pleasant places to be, but for one Michigan foster child, it was a place filled with pink and red hearts and unconditional love. Michael Clark Jr., 5, decided to invite ...

Added December 06, 2019

Solange is first to be honored with award named after the art and activism of Lena Horne

Solange Knowles will be the first-recipient of the Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact, honoring excellence at the intersection of arts and activism. The post Solange is first to be honored ...

Added December 06, 2019

Seasonal UPS worker arrested after being caught on camera stealing packages

A seasonal UPS worker will not be able to spend his holiday money after deciding to steal from an unsuspecting customer. Emmanuel Lamont Reggin Jr., 18, was arrested by Miami-Dade police on Tuesday after ...

Added December 06, 2019

Raymond Santana, Jr., one of the Central Park 5, is engaged to Deelishis of Flavor of Love

Raymond Santana, Jr., best known as one of the exonerated men who made up the “Central Park Five,” is now an engaged man. PEOPLE reports Santana, 45, popped the question on Thursday to Deelishis, 41, of ...

Added December 06, 2019

Suspect in Aniah Blanchard death has outburst in court

The search and later discovery of the remains of Aniah Blanchard captivated the nation and it looks like her murder trial will bring just as much attention. During a court hearing in Alabama on Wednesday ...

Added December 06, 2019

The Obamas bought a gorgeous, $11.75 million estate on Martha’s Vineyard

Our favorite president and first lady are now homeowners on Martha’s Vineyard. Guess who’s coming to dinner? (I mean, we can wish) Barack and Michelle Obama reportedly plunked down $11.75 million to buy ...

Added December 06, 2019

Oprah Winfrey listed as executive producer of doc about Russell Simmons accuser

After several women have come forward to accuse music exec Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct, it appears Oprah Winfrey will be very much involved in a documentary chronicling one of the accusers. An ...

Added December 06, 2019

Moesha is gearing up for a reboot!

Brandy Norwood just revealed some major news. While attending the 29th annual DIVA Foundation event that was hosted by Sheryl Lee Ralph, who played her stepmom Dee Mitchell on Moesha, Brandy was asked ...

Added December 06, 2019

Black police officer claims NYPD pressed him to arrest other minorities

A Black former police officer with the NYPD’s Transit Bureau has filed a lawsuit claiming higher-ups demanded that cops arrest more Black and Latino men. The post Black police officer claims NYPD pressed ...

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Italian priest, and 2 Kenyan men who say he’s their father

The Vatican only publicly admitted this year that it had a problem: Priests were fathering children. The post Italian priest, and 2 Kenyan men who say he’s their father appeared first on theGrio.

Added December 06, 2019

South African ex-archbishop, Desmond Tutu, hospitalized for infection

Former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu has been admitted to a hospital for treatment of what his wife calls a "stubborn infection." The post South African ex-archbishop, Desmond Tutu, hospitalized ...

Added December 06, 2019

Chicago ex-top cop Eddie Johnson caught kissing his female guard

Ex-Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson and his former driver and security, Cynthia Donald were reportedly caught kissing before he was fired. The post Chicago ex-top cop Eddie Johnson caught kissing ...

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Rodney Harrison chosen as first Black Chief of Detectives for the NYPD

Rodney Harrison, 50, made history in New York when he was selected as the Chief of Detectives to lead over 7,000 detectives in the city. The post Rodney Harrison chosen as first Black Chief of Detectives ...

Added December 06, 2019

Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King give advice on how to handle the holidays

Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King helped people sort through how to handle unwanted gifts from people we love and other difficult holiday scenarios. The post Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King give advice on how ...

Added December 06, 2019

R. Kelly charged with bribing official for fake ID to marry Aaliyah when she was 15

It looks like music fans may finally get an answer to a long-winded question about R. Kelly and Aaliyah. For years, folks have wondered how the singer managed to marry his protege in 1994 when she was ...

Added December 06, 2019

Issa Rae will write, produce, and star in ‘Perfect Strangers’

Issa Rae is one busy lady and it looks like the latest addition to her growing resume will include yet ANOTHER remake of sorts. According to reports, the Insecure star has signed on to write, produce ...

Added December 06, 2019

Yara Shahidi channels Beyonce and teases baby news in ‘Grownish’ trailer

It looks like fans of Grownish are in for some sweet surprises when the show that stars Yara Shahidi returns to Freeform for a third season. In the first full-length trailer for the upcoming season, we ...

Added December 06, 2019

Viola Davis shows off her comedic skills in ‘Troop Zero’ trailer

Viola Davis has proven time and again that when it comes to delivering the drama, she’s a force to be reckoned with and now she’s ready to show off her funny bone. In the just-released trailer for Troop ...

Added December 06, 2019