In a recent first-time national interview, during which he openly discussed the tragic shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice at the hands of a troubled white cop, Cleveland’s black police chief, Calvin Williams, strangely snapped back at the notion of more black cops.
As we gear up for the highly anticipated, two-hour season 1 finale of How to Get Away With Murder, let’s look back at some of the ways in which HTGAWM’s freshman season has shaken up the cultural landscape:
On February 1, 1960 four black students sat down at a segregated lunch counter I Greensboro, NC sparking one of Black America's largest waves of protest. By the end of February the sit-in movement had grown to thirty communities in seven states and by April had spread across the entire South, involving up to 50,000 participants. Show More Summary
Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic making headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Elizabeth Pearson about Boko Haram's use of female suicide bombers. Last Sunday, a small girl strapped with explosives killed herself and five others at a market in Potiskum, a town in northeast Nigeria. Show More Summary
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Mason, the rugged power forward who was a defensive force in the NBA from the 1990s into the early 21st century, has died. He was 48. New York Knicks spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz confirmed Mason's death, which...Show More Summary
Black Love...Matters: Raheem DeVaughn’s Love Sex Passion by Mark Anthony Neal | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On? was the product of a hard-earned battle with the head of his record label, Berry Gordy. Gaye’s brother-in-law perhaps rightly thought that Gaye was squandering his mainstream success by recording a protest album. Show More Summary
Rosie O’Donnell Set To Divorce Wife Michelle Rounds Someone wants to escape Rosie O’Donnell…imagine that. Via RadarOnline Comedienne and former The View co-host Rosie O’Donnell has officially filed for divorce from her wife of almost three years, Michelle Rounds.
Bill Cosby Asks Judge To Dismiss Lawsuits From 3 Rape Accusers 3 down, a WHOLE lot more to go… Via PageSix In the same week that yet another woman accused Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her, his lawyer
In a show of political gamesmanship, the U.S. House of Representatives late Friday approved a one-week spending measure to avert a partial shutdown of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Reuters reports.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The city of Cleveland on Friday responded to a lawsuit filed by the family of Tamir Rice with several defenses, including that the 12-year-old died and his family members suffered because of their own actions.
WASHINGTON -- Gene Alday, a Republican member of the Mississippi state legislature, apologized last week for telling a reporter that all the African-Americans in his hometown of Walls, Mississippi, are unemployed and on food stamps. "I...Show More Summary
Bankrupt Star Set To Lose Georgia Townhouse When Slim from 112 comes home from being on tour, he may not have a home to go back to. 112’s lead singer will lose his home at a sheriff’s auction this spring,
Aazah.com: 82 Year Old Woman Kills Two Teens Who Broke Into Her Home All of the other reports about Annabelle Williams refer back to this one web site No other local news station web site has a reference to this story The typical screen print from a television news "Breaking News" screen would have the station logo on the lower right hand side. Show More Summary
America’s First Slavery Museum About time, right? Whereas most refurbished plantations are there to recount the history of the “glory days” of the Antebellum south, the recently opened Whitney Plantation is there to expose and memorialize the open shame of
I'll admit it. Deep down, this week's headlines left me questioning whether I know something's racist or not. Or, how can I tell if someone's insane? Even saints are in question. This week's headlines focused on the American Sniper trial,...Show More Summary
Essential Guide To Surviving CIAA Weekend It’s that wonderful time of year where thousands of young professionals, p-popping Aunties and colorful hoodrats flock to the ultimate turn up festival/basketball tournament in Charlotte, NC aka “CIAA” and we’ve compiled an essential
Kid Rock Responds To Beyonce Stans Kid Rock isn’t just laying down and accepting Beyonce’s bully-Beyhive‘s internet abuse. After getting “stung” mercilessly by Beyonce’s legion of slightly crazed fans yesterday over his comments that he didn’t really see the
Alicia Keys & Swizz Beats Share First Photo Of Baby Genesis Two months after Swizz & Alicia delivered their second bundle of joy, the couple is finally giving fans a peek at their littlest prince. Alicia, Swizz and baby
Black Madam Names Celebrity Butt Injection Clients The Black Madam, a tansgender woman once known as the self-proclaimed “Michelangelo of buttocks injections,” is currently standing trial in the 2011 death of a British dancer who received illegal silicone butt shots
On Martin Luther King weekend four years ago, I was very sad for a variety of good reasons, not worth repeating here. Just trust me. The sadness felt like a bag of wet rocks on my back, heavy and unforgiving. I knew it was all in my mind, but saying that to myself did not make me feel any better. Show More Summary