A young girl is recovering from severe burns after participating in a dangerous YouTube challenge with friends. Timiyah Landers is currently hospitalized in a Detroit medical center after she tried to take part in the “Fire Challenge.” The young girl suffered from over 49 percent of burns on her body and is on a ventilator, […]

A week after “Braxton Family Values” returned from a hiatus for the next half of season six, former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks has confirmed she’s joining the cast. Parks sat with Braxton on “Good Day New York” recently to chat about how her involvement in the show came to be. “Phaedra and I, you know, we always […]

Rapper Drake (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images) CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago girl awaiting a heart transplant has danced her way into a meeting with Drake. The Canadian rapper visited 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez on Monday at the Lurie Children’s Hospital during his tour’s stop in Chicago. He shared photos on Instagram, saying they had […]

The bodies of two teens reported missing in Chicago last week were discovered shot to death in a field on the city’s Southside, Chicago police announced Monday. Authorities found the bodies 16-year-old Raysuan Turner and 17-year-old Darnelle Flowers on Sunday night near Golden Gate Park, both with gunshot wounds to their bodies, station ABC 7 […]

The feud between Omarosa Manigault-Newman and President Donald Trump is heating up after the ousted White House aide accused the president of trying to start a “race war.” Manigault-Newman’s comments came during a Sunday interview with Rev. Al Sharpton, in which she claimed Trump’s outreach to African-American voters was nothing but a sham. ” … We […]

The New York Police department has paid acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee more than $200,000 for a program that’s meant to improve relations between local law enforcement and the Black community. A spokesman for the NYPD’s nonprofit New York City Police Foundation confirmed the news to the New York Post Thursday, Aug. 16, saying the department reached out […]

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Gertrude Evans, 70, was born into the Jim Crow South and lived through the rocky integration of Leesburg when firemen filled a swimming pool with cement and garbage rather than permit its integration. More than a half-century later, she turned to art as therapy to work through that traumatic period when […]

 The murder trial is set to begin Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, for Roy Oliver, a former Balch Springs, Texas, police officer, who opened fire into a moving car filled with black teenagers, killing a 15-year-old passenger in April 2017. (Parker County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File) DALLAS (AP) — A former Texas police officer accused […]

A Cook County judge agreed to a prosecutors’ argument to ban the word “victim” in the case of Laquan McDonald and Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke, an officer of the Chicago Police Department has been charged with first-degree murder after shooting McDonald to death in 2014. The cop claimed it was self-defense and his defense […]

by Jennifer Friedenbach, Coalition on Homelessness Advocates celebrate the submission of signatures for an initiative that would fund efforts to address homelessness with a tax on large businesses. (Ian Williams/S.F. Examiner) A white jogger throwing a Black homeless man’s property into Lake Merritt. A well-dressed man kicking a sleeping man’s face so severely he was […]

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