By now, we have all heard the stories of how hard Nipsey Hussle was working to keep his Hyde Park neighborhood from becoming gentrified. For years, the area has been inhabited almost exclusively by blacks, but as the city’s Metro has been constructing a new train that will take travelers down Crenshaw Boulevard and…
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), a Los Angeles native, wants to make sure Nipsey Hussle’s legacy lives on and his contributions to the community are recognized. To that end, she plans to honor the slain rapper on the House floor next week.
Last year, four graduating seniors at Glenelg High School in Howard County, Md., defaced their school with racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti that they spray painted across the school—defacing sidewalks, parking lots and other parts of the high school building.
It’s that time of year again. The 2019 Billboard Music Awards are coming next month, and Dick Clark Productions and NBC announced the nominees in 56 categories across all genres of music live on Today Thursday.
“The No. 1 way that women are being killed with guns is by their beloveds, their boyfriends, their significant others,” freshman Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Ga.) said as she argued in favor of stricter gun laws. Her son, Jordan Davis, was murdered in 2012 by a man at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station who was upset over the…
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Kanautica Zayre-Brown is a 37-year-old woman who was sentenced to 9 years and 11 months in a North Carolina prison for insurance fraud and “obtaining property by false pretenses.”
After he let his education secretary get flamed by every single person on the planet with compassion in their heart, y’all little “president” has decided to dial back his decision to cut funding for the Special Olympics from the federal budget.
A 27-year-old man is dead, and protesters are questioning the police’s version of the events that led up to him being shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer.
A second survivor of the February 2018 Parkland mass shooting has committed suicide this week.
A show Comedy Central gave the greenlight in 2017 will finally make its way to television next month.
Donald Trump is the kind of man who wants credit for everything.
What is the price of pushing players out of the National Football League and preventing them from playing again because they silently protested against racial inequality and the pervasive and very real threat of unarmed black men and women being shot and killed by police in the United States with impunity?
Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger has a trial date for her role in the shooting death of Botham Jean, an unarmed black man.
The House Financial Services Committee will vote next Tuesday on a bipartisan bill that would protect banks that service businesses in the cannabis industry from being penalized by federal regulators.
On a Tuesday evening in April 2018, a black man who appeared to be suffering from a mental health crisis ran through the crowded Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Mall in Los Angeles armed with a long kitchen knife. When commanded by police to drop the knife, he did not comply, so officers began shooting at him as…
The white former East Pittsburgh police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in the back goes on trial Tuesday, potentially facing life behind bars.
Looks like there may be an entirely new meaning to New Jersey’s nickname as “The Garden State.” Lawmakers voted Monday to advance bills that would legalize marijuana in the state and expunge prior convictions related to marijuana.
One year ago today, 22-year-old Stephon Clark was shot and killed by two police officers as he stood in the backyard of his grandparents’ home in the Meadowview neighborhood of Sacramento, Calif.