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‘The Voice’ contestant wows with rendition of ‘Love and Happiness’

By |April 25th, 2017|

(Photo: YouTube/The Voice)Chris Blue got a standing ovation from judges and the audience after his Monday night performance on “The Voice.” The ‘Team Alicia’ singer brought the house down with his rendition of Al Green’s 1972 classic “Love and Happiness,” packed with high energy and soaring vocals. “It’s just incredible to watch you Chris. From [...]

8-Year-old girl fights off attacker who tried to abduct her

By |April 25th, 2017|

Police in Chicago are searching for a man who tried to kidnap an 8-year-old girl on Sunday. The girl was playing outside her grandmother’s home and riding her bike as the kids in the family waited for dinner to be ready when a man came up behind her and put a plastic bag over her [...]

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to be Testing Grounds for World’s First Malaria Vaccine

By |April 25th, 2017|

(AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Three African countries have been chosen to test the world’s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with hundreds of thousands of young children, who have been at the highest risk of death. The vaccine, [...]

Florida teen’s Black Lives Matter prom dress goes viral

By |April 24th, 2017|

(Photo: Instagram/@_milan23_)Milan Morris, a 17-year-old from Florida, shared a picture of her prom dress on Instagram, and the image quickly caught everyone’s attention. The beautiful, floor-length dress has the images of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, and others who have been killed by police brutality, and Morris shared the image of the stunning dress [...]

Top 4 AfroAmerican Speakers

By |April 24th, 2017|

Thousands of Venezuelans March In Memory of Those Killed In Unrest

By |April 23rd, 2017|

People gather for a silent protest outside the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference in homage to the at least 20 people killed in unrest.. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands of Venezuelans dressed in white marched in the capital Saturday to pay homage to the at least 20 people killed in anti-government unrest in recent weeks. [...]

Racial-Slur-Using Florida Senator Resigns, Claims He, His Family Are Victims of Politics

By |April 23rd, 2017|

Republican state Sen. Frank Artiles  (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues resigned Friday, saying the incident is causing a distraction to the legislative process. Republican Sen. Frank Artiles submitted a resignation letter to Republican Senate [...]

Rape trial attorney: women are good liars because they’re the ‘weaker sex’

By |April 22nd, 2017|

On Friday, a rich Tennessee businessman was found not guilty in a rape trial, and while the verdict itself had many people up in arms, it was the comments made by his attorney during his closing statements that truly caused an uproar. Steve Farese was representing the 51-year-old Mark Giannini, who was charged with raping a [...]

Former Zimbabwe Lightweight Champ Hopes Boxing Will Save Youths from the Streets

By |April 22nd, 2017|

A boxing match in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)CHITUNGWIZA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean boys as young as 10 hurry every weekend to a boxing ring whose nickname Wafa Wafa in the local Shona language suggests that whoever enters will be lucky to come out alive. No one has died in the ring, let alone suffered [...]

Patriots could owe Aaron Hernandez’s family millions

By |April 21st, 2017|

(Photo: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)The New England Patriots could owe millions of dollars to Aaron Hernandez’s family after his suicide. According to CBS Boston, there is a $3.5 million salary bonus that was never given to Hernandez because of his arrest in 2013 on murder charges. However, because there is the likelihood that the murder conviction [...]