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A middle school football team in Virginia has forfeited the remainder of its season amid fallout over an obscene locker room video showing white players simulating sex acts on their Black teammates and shouting racist remarks. The clip, posted to social media app Snapchat sometime this month, has prompted action from Short Pump Middle School […]

Vice President Mike Pence, left, accompanied by Vice-Chair Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, right, speaks during the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The information coming out of President Donald Trump’s commission to investigate voter fraud has […]

Matt Damon admits that he actually had been aware of at least one of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment claims. Earlier this month, the actor said it’s “not true” that everyone knew about the accusations. Now Damon said he just didn’t know Weinstein went to such levels to satisfy himself. “When people say everybody knew, yeah, […]

Under Rep. C. Wesley Morgan’s bill, impeding traffic on a public road during a protest would be a crime punishable by up to a year in jail. (Image courtesy of the Lexington Herald-Leader) The bill, pre-filed by Republican lawmaker Rep. C. Wesley Morgan on Friday, Oct. 20, would add to the state’s current laws on […]

Sonequa Martin-Green stars on “Star Trek: Discovery” as the first Black female lead character in the franchise. (CBS) “Star Trek: Discovery” fans can rejoice as they’ll continue to see Sonequa Martin-Green lead Starfleet on new missions. After airing the first six episodes of the season, CBS All Access has renewed the show for a second season. “In […]

Pack the Police Commission hearing for the Taser vote, at San Francisco City Hall Nov. 3, 5 p.m. by Jeremy Miller Tullytown, Penn., police say they tasered Joseph Williams, a handcuffed 14-year-old shoplifting suspect, “for his safety” as he ran from them. His mother suspects they also beat him. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, marked the […]

In a statement Sunday Oct. 22, 2017 World Health Organization director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus announced he has decided to revoke his appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” after the choice drew widespread international criticism. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, FILE) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of the U.N. health agency has revoked his appointment […]

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Evening Standard newspaper has apologized to Solange Knowles for digitally altering an image of the singer on the cover of its magazine. Knowles — who had released a song called “Don’t Touch My Hair” — complained on Instagram that an elaborate braided crown on her head had been digitally removed from […]

Members of the Nigerien Air Force greet U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, 3rd Air Force vice commander, during a pass and review ceremony on his visit to Base Aerienne 101 in Niamey, Niger, April 29, 2013. Everhart visited with Nigerien senior military leaders and airmen to exchange techniques and ideas on […]

Chief strategist to president-elect Trump Steve Bannon. Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP. ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former White House adviser Steve Bannon depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a “destructive” presidency during his time in the White House. Bannon’s scathing remarks on Friday night amounted to a […]

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