CHICAGO (AP) — Several black motorists testified Friday that the white officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald used racial slurs and excessive force during traffic stops in the years before the 2014 killing that was captured on a shocking dashcam video. Jason Van Dyke was in court to be sentenced for second-degree murder and 16 […]

First, rap legend Big Boi got backlash for agreeing to perform at the Super Bowl, and now Gladys Knight, a legend of R&B, is getting some. The former Motown artist let her fans know that she’ll be singing the national anthem at the game this year, and because folks are angered that Colin Kaepernick has seemingly […]

Police in Lubbock, Texas, say an investigation is underway into a viral video of a day care worker repeatedly yanking a child’s hair as a fellow employee looks on, laughing. According to local station KAMC News, a group of concerned parents gathered outside the My Little Playhouse Learning Center on 50th street Thursday afternoon in […]

CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago officers were acquitted Thursday of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of a black teenager by a white officer who was seen pulling the trigger on the shocking dashcam video that showed Laquan McDonald getting hit with 16 bullets. In rejecting the prosecution’s entire case, Judge Domenica Stephenson seemed […]

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Somali immigrants can testify at the sentencing this month of three militia members convicted of plotting to bomb their apartment complex in a southwest Kansas city, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Defense attorneys had hoped to block the 20 short videos of victim testimony from being played at the Jan. 25 sentencing hearings. […]

Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer convicted of murdering 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, could face a mandatory sentence of 96 years in prison for his crimes, according to Cook County prosecutors. A legal brief filed by Special Prosecutor Joseph McMahon this week argues that Van Dyke, whom a jury found guilty of second-degree murder […]

TORONTO (AP) — Nashville Predators star P.K. Subban has reached out to a teenage hockey player facing racial abuse. The defenseman recorded a video and texted it to Ty Cornett, a 13-year-old Detroit-area hockey player last week. P.K. Subban (left) His father, Matthew Cornett, shared the video, which was recorded in Detroit during the Predators’ visit […]

Skin-lightening creams are being purged from store shelves across Rwanda as part of the government’s nationwide crackdown on the harmful products. However, some fear the ban will encourage women to turn to unregulated lightening creams instead. As reported by Al Jazeera, the sale of skin-bleaching products in Africa is worth billions of dollars every year, as […]

The attorney for the New Jersey high school wrestler who was made to cut his hair during a wrestling match has proclaimed his hair is still an issue. Andrew Johnson became the focus of national attention last month when he was videoed being forced to cut his dreadlocks after referee Alan Maloney said he had improper […]

On Wednesday, Jan. 9, Omari Hardwick turned 45 years years old and received a birthday shoutout from his TV son Michael Rainey Jr., who plays Tariq St. Patrick on the hit show “Power.” Of course, Hardwick is the star of the show and plays the very complicated Ghost. “Happy worth day to a mentor and family,” Rainey wrote. […]

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