Thanksgiving 2020: Grateful for new hope and new direction in our nation By Ben Jealous

Nov 25, 2020No Comments

This hasn’t been a normal year, and it isn’t going to be a normal Thanksgiving. Instead of looking forward to family and feasting, many of us are listening to health officials begging us to avoid

Kenya Barris embraces criticism of Netflix show ‘#BlackAF’: ‘I take opinions good with the bad’

May 02, 2020No Comments

(Photo: Netflix) Netflix series #BlackAF has struck a chord in the Black community to become one of the most polarizing new titles on the streaming platform. The underlying topics of colorism and Black representation in media

Former Jacksonville Jaguars star Telvin Smith arrested for allegedly having sex with minor

May 01, 2020No Comments

In 2019, Jacksonville Jaguar linebacker Telvin Smith told the Jaguars that after a five-year NFL career he was retiring so that he could “get his world” in order. READ MORE: NFL star Bashaud Breeland stared down

Trump speculates that China released virus in lab ‘mistake’

May 01, 2020No Comments

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event on protecting America’s senior citizens in the East Room of the White House April 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Older adults and those with underlying medical conditions

Will Smith and ‘Fresh Prince’ cast pay emotional tribute to Uncle Phil on Snapchat

Apr 30, 2020No Comments

Will Smith as William ‘Will’ Smith, James Avery as Philip Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank Will Smith and the cast of the Fresh Prince of Bel

The Game releases animated tribute to Nipsey Hussle, Kobe Bryant

Apr 30, 2020No Comments

The Game (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for BET) Los Angeles native The Game is mourning two of the city’s lost sons in a new animated video. Born Jayceon Taylor, The Game openly mourned

Stacey Abrams ‘marketing’ herself to be Biden’s VP is drawing criticism

Apr 29, 2020No Comments

(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter) Stacey Abrams’s ambition to be the next vice president of the United States isn’t impressing everyone. READ MORE: Joe Biden announces when he expects to name

Rancho Cordova police officer brutalizes unarmed Black teen in viral video

Apr 28, 2020No Comments

Rancho Cordova PD (Credit: screenshot) A disturbing video of a Rancho Cordova police officer assaulting a Black teenager has once again gone viral. In the clip that was shot by a bystander purportedly on Monday,

Gospel singer Troy Sneed, 52, dies from the coronavirus

Apr 28, 2020No Comments

Troy Sneed promotional image for “All is Well” single A powerful voice in gospel music has been silenced due to COVID-19. GRAMMY-nominated gospel singer, Troy Sneed, passed away on Monday morning due to complications from the

Marine sentenced for threatening to assassinate Trump

Apr 27, 2020No Comments

Mickael Gedlu and President Trump (Keller Police Department and Getty) Mickael Gedlu, a former US infantryman and Marine, has been sentenced to 18 months in a Texas federal prison after he threatened to kill President

Viral video shows countless people defy social distancing, revel at jam-packed Chicago house party

Apr 27, 2020No Comments

An untold number of people, some wearing masks while most did not, can be seen partying it up in a crowded Chicago house party streamed on Facebook Live early Sunday morning. The state of Illinois

Video shows racists clad in blackface, swastika Zoombomb Black South Carolina students

Apr 26, 2020No Comments

Black University of South Carolina students, like millions of others across the country, held a virtual meeting over Zoom Video on Friday. The students, members of the university’s Association of African-American Students, were then met