NEW YORK--Afeni Shakur Davis, mother of late rap legend Tupac Shakur who was the subject of one of his most iconic songs and who oversaw his posthumous legacy, has died. She was 69 years old.
Marin County deputies responded to Shakur’s home in Sau ...
Posted Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 at 9:23AM
Prince—The Essence Of Beauty
A tribute from Minister Louis Farrakhan
In everything that Allah (God) created, there are lessons to be learned. There is exquisite beauty in the flowers, in the rocks, in the birds, in the beasts, in the fish and th ...
Posted Friday, April 29th 2016 at 10:29PM
Twelve people have said they witnessed a local police department's fatal shooting of a black motorist over the weekend, but none has stepped forward to say what they saw, a Florida sheriff investigating the death said Monday.
St. Lucie County Sher ...
Posted Monday, April 25th 2016 at 9:44PM
Prince’s ex-fiancée, Sheila Escovedo, is determined to find out the cause of the legendary singer’s death. The star reportedly suffered with the flu several weeks before his death, but Shelia E., as she is better known, doesn’t think that’s how he di ...
Posted Monday, April 25th 2016 at 7:02PM
A few hundred South Dallas residents, mostly black, flooded Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to oppose a planned demonstration by a mostly white group that routinely protests outside mosques.
Both sides were armed.
Dallas police stood guard on ...
Posted Sunday, April 3rd 2016 at 8:53PM
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN, NY — The recent arrest of an on-duty U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee in Crown Heights was unjustified, racially motivated and “could have been another Eric Garner situation," Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said at a ...
Posted Tuesday, March 29th 2016 at 10:48AM
On Saturday, a 25-year-old Virginia woman named India M. Beaty was shot and killed by local police officers in a parking lot, where cops were staking out an unrelated investigation. At 1:20 a.m., police witnessed an altercation between India and an u ...
Posted Thursday, March 24th 2016 at 7:00PM
Motivational speaker Eric Thomas’s speech to Vashon High School students in St. Louis last month has gone viral over his reaction to a group of students who kept interrupting him.
Thomas begins by telling the crowd his story.
He dropped out ...
Posted Friday, March 18th 2016 at 11:42AM
“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson will play mathematics genius Katherine Johnson in “Hidden Figures” for Fox 2000.
The studio has been developing the adaptation of the Margot Lee Shetterly book “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women ...
Posted Wednesday, March 16th 2016 at 9:15PM
Decades before Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, there was Shirley Chisholm. As the first black woman to run for president for a major political party she was years ahead of her time. So why don't more people know about her?
Forty-four years ago th ...
Posted Wednesday, March 16th 2016 at 9:01PM
The trials of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are set to resume in May, nearly a year after the 25-year-old died from injuries sustained while in police custody, according to The Baltimore Sun.
One of the office ...
Posted Wednesday, March 16th 2016 at 8:53PM
NOLA.com--Nearly 5,000 homes in Louisiana have been damaged by flooding after heavy rains swept across the state, according to initial figures released Sunday (March 13) by the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Offici ...
Posted Sunday, March 13th 2016 at 9:28PM
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - The City of Jackson and the Mississippi State Health Department have issued a warning for residents, especially pregnant women and children, over lead found in water.
Officials at the MSDH say that after consu ...
Posted Sunday, March 13th 2016 at 9:00PM
In January, Sarah Reed was found dead in her cell at Holloway prison. She had been the victim of a notorious police brutality case in 2012 and suffered mental health issues known to prison officers, doctors, social workers, lawyers and police. So why ...
Posted Friday, March 11th 2016 at 6:21PM
CHICAGO—In an exclusive Final Call interview, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam responded to false reports that he has supported Donald Trump, the leading candidate for the presidential nomination of the Republican Party.
Posted Thursday, March 10th 2016 at 9:45AM
MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA--Relatives, friends and former classmates crowded a funeral service Saturday for a 58-year-old black man who authorities say was shot and killed by a white Montgomery police officer.
The mourners paid homage to Gregory Gunn, wh ...
Posted Thursday, March 10th 2016 at 9:35AM
If the walls could talk, imagine what they’d say.
They’d reminisce about family meals, holidays, celebrations and romance, take sides in arguments, and watch children grow. If those walls could talk, they’d tell of triumph, disappointment, begin ...
Posted Thursday, March 10th 2016 at 9:25AM
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin.
She began singing i ...
Posted Thursday, February 11th 2016 at 5:00PM
The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) was a labor union organized by African American employees of the Pullman Company in August 1925 and led by A. Philip Randolph and Milton P. Webster. Over the next twelve years, the BSCP fought a three-fr ...
Posted Thursday, February 11th 2016 at 4:47PM
In 1781, Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman became the first African-American woman to win her freedom from slavery through a court of law. The case was held in Massachusetts, which coincidentally, became the first state in the Union to abolish slavery; many ...
Posted Wednesday, February 10th 2016 at 9:22PM
In 1970, Cheryl Adrienne Brown was the first African-American woman to compete in the Miss America pageant.
Born in New York City, to a Port Authority officer and a hospital clinic manager, she grew up in Queens with three brothers. Brown studied ...
Posted Wednesday, February 10th 2016 at 9:16PM
"Susie King Taylor (1848-1912) was the first Black Army nurse. She tended to an all Black army troop named the First South Carolina Volunteers, 33rd Regiment, where her husband served, for four years during the Civil War. Despite her service, like ma ...
Posted Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 at 4:47PM
Mordecai Wyatt Johnson (January 4, 1890 – September 10, 1976) was an American educator. He served as the first black president of Howard University, from 1926 until 1960.
Johnson received his B.A. from Morehouse College in 1911, and second bache ...
Posted Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 at 4:45PM
Google’s honoring of Frederick Douglass through a doodle on its search page Monday highlights one of America's most prominent abolitionists.
Douglass’ life story and his oral and literary work still stand as defining items in the saga of slavery a ...
Posted Monday, February 1st 2016 at 6:31PM
The case of a former Ku Klux Klan leader convicted of killing a 16-year-old black girl with a crossbow is being reviewed by the North Carolina Parole Commission, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Russell Hinson, the “Exalted Cyclops” leader of ...
Posted Sunday, January 31st 2016 at 4:02PM