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Man who went on ‘slave’ rant outside Starbucks now wanted for hate crime 

By |September 10th, 2017|

The Chicago man caught on video calling people “vermin” and “slave” outside a Downtown Starbucks back in June is now facing hate crime charges. William Boucher, 23, is wanted after missing August court dates. If he is found and arrested he could be held without bail. He was originally charged with misdemeanor battery after his [...]

Little Known Black History Facts… Feb. 4

By |September 10th, 2017|

Robert Smalls. Sea captain & politician Music provided by Jordan Vandy 303 http://youtu.be/NBqR4Rmxcn8.

Stephen A. Smith and Jason Whitlock: Sports Personalities Make Mockery of Black Athlete Activism

By |September 10th, 2017|

Fox Sports 1 host Jason Whitlock gave space on his set to Christopher Reid of Kid ‘N’ Play fame to mock former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Source: TwitterAmong the most prominent Black personalities in media today are Stephen A. Smith of ESPN, and Jason Whitlock of Fox Sports 1. Both television sports commentators represent moderate [...]

Beyoncé makes hometown visit to support Hurricane Harvey victims

By |September 9th, 2017|

(Photo: Instagram/BeyLite)Beyoncé paid a visit to her hometown of Houston following the city’s devastation at the hands of Hurricane Harvey. The superstar singer, along with mother Tina Lawson and Michelle Williams, held a special event to show support to victims who’ve lost their homes and cherished belongings. Beyoncé, a Houston native, thanked her hometown for [...]

Hurricane Irma Pummels Turks and Caicos On Way to Florida; Jose Hot On Her Heels

By |September 8th, 2017|

Hurricane Irma damaged about 95 percent of the buildings in Barbuda, then battered the Turks and Caicos Islands early Friday as the fearsome Category 4 storm continued a rampage through the Caribbean with Florida in its sights. (AP Photo/Anika E. Kentish)CAIBARIEN, Cuba (AP) — Hurricane Irma battered the Turks and Caicos Islands early Friday and [...]

NBC’s ‘Marlon’ hits season high in total viewers

By |September 8th, 2017|

(Photo: NBC)On Wednesday, Marlon continued its running streak of high ratings for its first season. Wednesday night’s 9:00 p.m. episode received a 1.3 rating in adults aged 18-49 and had 5.5 million viewers, beating out total viewership for its season premiere, which was 5.3 million. This despite going up against America’s Got Talent, the most-watched and [...]

Dear black folk still supporting Trump: He won’t save you

By |September 7th, 2017|

President Donald Trump (Photo by Kevin Dietsch - Pool/Getty Images)When Gil Scott Heron sang “The Revolution will not be televised,” he couldn’t have imagined Donald Trump would be president in 2017. Reality show era has de has been nothing short of a reality show filled with turns and plot twists around every corner, eerily reminiscent of [...]

Asking White People About Black History Month

By |September 7th, 2017|

Now that Black History Month is over, we're curious: Did white people enjoy it? Did everyone have a nice time? Akilah Hughes is on the case.

Ray Lewis Claims This Tweet from Kaepernick’s Girlfriend is to Blame for His Ongoing Free Agency

By |September 7th, 2017|

Ray Lewis (left) has been outspoken about Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest while Nessa Diab (right) has remained supportive of her boyfriend. (Johnny Louis /ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)Hot 97 personality Nessa Diab isn’t feeding into the drama Ray Lewis is fueling regarding her boyfriend Colin Kaepernick. Just glimpse these tweets and see if she cares. [...]

Siri saves sick girl from Harvey floodwaters

By |September 6th, 2017|

A stranded 14-year-old girl named Tyler Frank was desperate to get help for herself and her family, so she asked Siri for help.  Frank, who has sickle cell anemia and was suffering a sickle cell crisis in which oxygen was not reaching parts of her body, recalled how calling 911 and asking for help on social [...]