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Rosario Dawson Opens Up About Finding Cousin Dead Inside Her Home

Rosario Dawson is breaking her silence on her cousin’s death weeks after discovering the 26-year-old’s body. Earlier this month, the actress found Vaneza Ines Vasquez unresponsive inside her Los Angeles home. Vasquez was later transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after. Show More Summary

ICE Officers Dined At Cafe, Then Arrested 3 Of Its Cooks, Owner Says

Federal immigration officers who took part in a “raid” at a Michigan restaurant Wednesday first sat and ate breakfast, according to the eatery’s owner. Six U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents came to the Ann Arbor restaurant Sava’s on Wednesday morning, owner Sava Lelcaj said. Show More Summary

After The Dekalb County NAACP Accepted The Dekalb Sheriff's Decision To SELF-SUSPEND HIMSELF As His Own Punishment - THE NAACP WAS NOT PREPARED To Handle All Of The Civilian Demands For SELF ASSIGNED PUNISHMENTS That Were Triggred In Their Complict Corrup

YOU MAY DISAGREE WITH MY DISPOSITION ABOUT "BLACK OPERATIVES" AND "AMERICAN CONSUMER CAPITALISTIC POLITICS" - BUT MY VIEW COMES FROM 25 YEARS OF WATCHING THIS B.S. IN METRO ATLANTA AND HOW RACE IS USED BY EMBEDDED BLACK FOX CONFIDENCE...Show More Summary

"Black Mothers Not Qualified For The Movement" Had Better Learn Quick: THE PRESNECE OF ADVOCACY OVER THE PAIN THAT YOU FEEL FOR YOUR CHILD, AS ECPRESSED BY ACTIVISTS Is Purely Determined By THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ASSAILAINT And The PERIODICITY OF THE ELEC

ANALYSIS ONE BLACK MOTHER SEEN GRIEVING ON THE EVENING NEWS - it is reasonable to HEAR HER focus her angst upon the INDIVIDUALS who injured/murdered the loved one who is the target of her affection. The ones directly involved in herShow More Summary

Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood Talk 'Shots Fired,' Television and Race

'Writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball) and her husband, writer/director Reggie Rock Bythewood (Get on the Bus) have created ground-breaking films that explore the universal themes of love, loss, ambition and longing through the lens of the contemporary African-American experience. Show More Summary

Reflecting On Politics Through Poetry

'Poets Amit Majmudar, Carol Muske-Dukes, and Andrea Cohen discuss their new poetry collection Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now. The book is a response to the 2016 election and our current political landscape. Majmudar, Ohio’s poet laureate and the son of immigrants, edited the collection. He also wrote the introduction.' -- The Leonard Lopate Show

Immigrant Mother Receives Pardon For Minor Driving Conviction, But Still Could Be Deported

WASHINGTON ? Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) pardoned an undocumented mother of two on Wednesday for a years-old conviction for driving without a license in the hope that it will help spare her from deportation. But the fact that she...Show More Summary

David Oyelowo Demands The Horrors Of Human Trafficking In Africa 'Must Change'

David Oyelowo is serious about inspiring positive change in the world. The actor will be honored on June 4 by the Diamond Empowerment Fund, a nonprofit co-founded by Russell Simmons, with the Diamonds Do Good International Vanguard Award. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Puts States On Notice About Using Race In Redistricting

The Supreme Court has made it overwhelmingly clear that when states draw new boundaries for electoral districts after the 2020 census, they must have a strong justification if they want to use race as a factor. In a significant ruling earlier this week in a case called Cooper v. Show More Summary

Trump Gave Pope Francis A Copy Of MLK Jr. Writings And The Irony Was Almost Too Much

President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis for the first time on Wednesday, and, as customary for visits between dignitaries, the two men exchanged gifts. In a not-so-subtle nod to Trump’s shaky track record on environmental issues, Francis gave the U.S. Show More Summary

Justin Bieber Might Not Actually Know The Lyrics To 'Despacito'

Justin Bieber might need to brush up on his Spanish. The Canadian singer remixed Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s global hit “Despacito” last month. The new version shot to the top of the U.S. charts last week and became the first Spanish-language song to be No. Show More Summary

11th Grader Told Her Afro Needed To Be 'Fixed' And Couldn't Be Worn In School

Just weeks before summer recess, 17-year-old Jenesis Johnson was told by her teacher at North Florida Christian School in Florida that the afro she’d been wearing for the past seven months needed to be “fixed,” WCTV reports. “She said that my hair needs to be fixed, it was not neat and needs to be put in a style. Show More Summary

Orgullosa's New Campaign Challenges Misconceptions About Latina Beauty

Latinas aren’t a monolith; they’re diverse in appearances, experiences, beliefs and cultures. A new initiative from Procter & Gamble’s Orgullosa community wants to ensure everyone understands that. Orgullosa launched its #WeAreOrgullosa...Show More Summary

Bill Gates Wants You To Read Trevor Noah’s Memoir This Summer

Deepen your mind while you deepen your tan. Microsoft founder, philanthropist and avid bookworm Bill Gates has a few book recommendations for the summer. Each of the titles, which he listed in a blog post on Monday, are meant to help...Show More Summary

What The Natural Hair Is Going On?: It's Time To Tell Our Stories!

Of late, there have been stories about young Black women who are being chastised for wearing their hair naturally ? namely in braids, afros and other natural hairdos. Essentially, they are wearing their hair in various styles, per the texture of it, as it grows out of their scalp. Show More Summary

This West Virginia Town Just Welcomed Its First Black Female Cop

Out of the 53 officers in the Beckley Police Department in West Virginia, Patrolman Charlene Diggs is the only black woman ? and the first to serve in the town’s history. Diggs, who is 25 years old, graduated from the State Police Officer training academy in 2016. Show More Summary

Racial Bias Allegations Dominate Bill Cosby Jury Selection

A lawyer for Bill Cosby accused the prosecution on Tuesday of trying to bar black people from serving on the jury for the entertainer’s upcoming sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania. Prosecutors struck two black women from the jury in Pittsburgh. Show More Summary

Voter Suppression Is The Problem, Not Voter Fraud

In a move dripping with cynicism and partisan politics, the Trump administration recently announced an executive order to create a “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity.” At the AFL-CIO, the federation of America’s unions, we...Show More Summary

Trump Administration Sending Mixed Messages On Food Stamps

WASHINGTON ? U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue faced heated questioning Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s new proposal to slash food stamps. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) asked Perdue at a hearing why he’d said last week that...Show More Summary

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