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Judge Sentences Former Rikers Guard Who Kicked Sick Inmate to Death to 30 Years

By |September 17th, 2017|

Rikers officer Brian Coll (right) kicked inmate Ronald spear in the head multiple times, causing brain bleeding. (Image courtesy of Newsday)A former corrections officer at New York’s Riker’s Island jail was sentenced to 30 years in jail on Wednesday, Sept. 13, for violating the civil rights of an ailing inmate. Ex-guard Brian Coll, 47, was [...]

GOP CNN panelist: ‘Trump kissing black babies proves he isn’t racist’

By |September 16th, 2017|

(Susan Walsh/AP)The Jemele Hill controversy over her calling the president a “white supremacist” is not going anywhere, apparently, as the White House and Trump have both made their positions clear on the matter. They want an apology and Hill fired from ESPN. A CNN panel discussion saw the former chairman of the Missouri Republican Party [...]

Ex-St. Louis Cop Acquitted In Black Man’s Death, Local Leaders Weigh In

By |September 16th, 2017|

Former Officer Jason Stockley faced life in prison for the death of Anthony Lamar Smith. (Image courtesy of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office)A judge has found former St. Louis cop Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a Black man killed following a police chase six years ago. St. Louis Circuit [...]

Crews Remove Statue of Robert E. Lee from Dallas Park, Itself Named After the Confederate General

By |September 16th, 2017|

Removal of Statute in Dallas of Robert E. LeeDALLAS (AP) — Crews have removed a statue of Robert E. Lee from a pedestal and carted it away from a Dallas park named for the Confederate general. In an unannounced but expected move, a large crane was brought through the city by a police escort to [...]

Maverick Entertainment Honors Black History Month

By |September 15th, 2017|

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Comedy Central extends Trevor Noah at ‘Daily Show’ through 2022

By |September 15th, 2017|

In this May 1, 2017 file photo, Trevor Noah attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala in New York. Comedy Central says it has agreed to a contract extension that will keep Trevor Noah as host of "The Daily Show" through 2022. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — In a [...]

Lone Black Senate Republican Tim Scott Has Tough Talk with Trump About Race

By |September 14th, 2017|

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., the only African-American Republican serving in the Senate, talks to reporters about his plan to meet with President Donald Trump to discuss race and Trump’s widely criticized response to last month’s protests and racial violence in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s lone black Republican, Tim Scott [...]

Clinton: ‘People say we have an arrangement. Yeah, it’s called a marriage’

By |September 13th, 2017|

During an appearance on The View on Wednesday in which Hillary Clinton spoke on her new book, What Happened, which examines the 2016 election and the factors leading up to her historic presidential loss, Clinton also spoke about her marriage to former president Bill Clinton. Host Sunny Hostin asked Clinton about her marriage, which was covered in her [...]

Future and Cher team up for Gap fall campaign

By |September 13th, 2017|

(Screen capture)Cher and Future are coming together for Gap’s fall campaign, called “Meet Me in the Gap.” The Goddess of Pop and the R&B superstar are definitely an unlikely pair, but that just makes their duet in the ad for the new campaign that much sweeter. Together, the two of them cover Sly & the Family [...]

UN Approves Watered-Down New Sanctions Against North Korea

By |September 13th, 2017|

The United Nations Security Council voted to pass a new sanctions resolution against North Korea during a meeting at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea, but not the toughest-ever measures sought by the Trump administration to [...]