ALBUQUERQUE--Donovan Smith is an expert at crafting donuts, pies, popsicles and cupcakes. But be warned: His seemingly mouth-watering creations should stay clear of any hungry mouths -- they're made out of soap.
Donovan, 11, is the youngest vendor ...
Posted Monday, July 21st 2014 at 11:16AM
NEW ORLEANS —Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, the businessman-turned-politician who became the worldwide face of the city after Hurricane Katrina, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday.
Nagin, 58, was found guilty Feb. 12 of fraud, brib ...
Posted Wednesday, July 9th 2014 at 11:37AM
NEW YORK--A video has recorded a violent altercation erupting between a man on a New York City subway and police officers, who apparently arrested him for the crime of nodding off while commuting home for work.
The incident occurs at the 57th stre ...
Posted Sunday, July 6th 2014 at 7:01PM
BENTON COUNTY, Miss. – Instead of celebrating America’s birth, a family in Benton County is mourning the death of a loved one.
“You shouldn’t take something you can’t give back,” said Betty Thomas, the victim’s cousin.
Someone brutally killed D ...
Posted Friday, July 4th 2014 at 6:23PM
This is not an Islamic-based post per se or limited to any one school of thought. However, there are some people on this very forum that this post very much applies to.
In the Qur'an, God tells the story of the creation of Adam. When the ...
Posted Friday, July 4th 2014 at 6:15PM
NEW ORLEANS--Ever since the release of her debut album in 2000, neo-soul singer Jill Scott has elaborated on the question posed by its title: "Who Is Jill Scott?" In brief, she's a singer, songwriter, actress, poet and businesswoman, someone who both ...
Posted Thursday, July 3rd 2014 at 12:23PM
"What To The American Slave Is Your '4th of July?'"
FREDERICK DOUGLASS SPEECH
July 5, 1852
Independence Day Speech at Rochester, NY
Fellow citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here today? What ha ...
Posted Thursday, July 3rd 2014 at 11:31AM
NEWARK, N.J. - Police in Newark, N.J. are trying to identify potential witnesses after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed, just days after she graduated high school, reports CBS New York.
Investigators say Cheyanne Bond was walking along a str ...
Posted Thursday, July 3rd 2014 at 11:17AM
I would like to take the time out to wish everyone, not only the Muslims who follow the Holy Quran, but to all who submit to God via all the Prophets and Messengers sent to them who also prescribed fasting as a prescription to ward off evil ...
Posted Monday, June 30th 2014 at 10:43AM
DETROIT, MI -- It's an unresolved mystery.
Detroit police, hours after saying evidence in the case of missing 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell V suggested he might be the victim of homicide, found the boy hidden behind boxes and a 50-gallon barrel in ...
Posted Friday, June 27th 2014 at 10:26AM
(BlackMediaScoop) Houston father is surrendering himself Tuesday morning to spend the next six months in jail, because of mistake his employer made over child support payments. Clifford Hall recounted telling his 12-year-old son ‘goodbye’ saying, “I ...
Posted Thursday, June 26th 2014 at 11:56AM
I want to share a testimony from a Navajo sister that has embraced Islam, which is very rare in Native America. We in the Nation of Islam, didn’t have to shove Bean Pies and The Final Call down her throat, and we didn’t have to yell at her with quote ...
Posted Wednesday, June 25th 2014 at 4:43PM
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, in a desperate search for sleep as he prepared for a comeback tour that he hoped would pull him out of deep debt and restore his reputation as the world's top entertainer.
Events of the p ...
Posted Wednesday, June 25th 2014 at 10:22AM
The original story was that an officer told Denzell to kneel down, and several witnesses say he was then shot in the back.
The police have now come out and said, Denzell was shot in the head, not in the back, and there is no evidence that the offi ...
Posted Wednesday, June 25th 2014 at 10:05AM
NEW YORK--Spike Lee's new one has bite.
Brooklyn's best known independent filmmaker was in attendance Sunday at New York's SVA Theater in Chelsea, wearing a summer straw hat and Team USA World Cup jersey, debuting his latest flick "Da Sweet Blood ...
Posted Wednesday, June 25th 2014 at 9:58AM
KUALA LUMPUR, June 23, 2014
Malaysia’s top court on Monday upheld a government ban forbidding non-Muslims from using “Allah” to refer to God.
The government says Allah should be reserved exclusively for Muslims who make up nearly two-thirds of ...
Posted Tuesday, June 24th 2014 at 11:08AM
AUSTIN--The number of black-owned businesses in Texas is growing but the firms remain small in comparison to other Texas businesses, and their owners face barriers to growth and profitability, according to a new report from the Bureau of Business Res ...
Posted Sunday, June 22nd 2014 at 4:49PM
A rare oil painting of an African slave from circa 1733 has been acquired by Virginia’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, which runs the history museums at the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center. The portrait is one of a pair of paintings ...
Posted Sunday, June 22nd 2014 at 4:36PM
VIRGINIA--At 111-years-old Lela Babb Burden has proven that it’s never too late to get your education. Burden was awarded an honorary high school diploma from Booker T. Washington High School. Norfolk Public Schools superintendent Samuel T. King awar ...
Posted Saturday, June 21st 2014 at 5:40PM
Thursday 19 June 2014
Speaking at a burial ground for hundreds African slaves in New York in commemoration of Juneteenth – the day in 1865 when Texas learned that the civil war had ended – Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of human ...
Posted Friday, June 20th 2014 at 12:18PM