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by Poor News Network Poor, homeless and disabled scholars are releasing a book sharing their truly innovative solutions to homelessness and poverty and launch a national theatre production on poverty, homelessness and criminalization of poor people. POOR Press Book and Curriculum Release and Theatre Workshop Tour Bay Area readings and workshops: Feb. 3, 1 p.m., […]

The NHL will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, shifting its focus in February from its wide-ranging “Hockey Is For Everyone” campaign to emphasize racial diversity in the sport. The league and NHL Players’ Association will announce the joint initiative Friday morning. It includes a traveling mobile museum devoted to the history of […]

Jussie Smollett has spoken out for the first time since news broke of the “Empire” actor being attacked and beaten in Chicago in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 29, in what police are calling a possible hate crime. The alleged incident happened when Smollett was heading to a Subway restaurant and two white men […]

A substitute teacher in Springfield, Mo., has been banned from working in the district after claims he made racist and threatening remarks aimed at two Black students. The alleged incident unfolded Jan. 16 at Hickory Hills Elementary and Middle School, the Springfield News-Leader reported. The unnamed substitute teacher was escorted off school premises after an […]

Cynthia Bailey and her pal Kandi Burruss have had a flirtatious relationship over the past couple of seasons of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” But things could get more serious if the model’s boyfriend Mike Hill ever fails to keep his act together. Bailey explained all about it during a recent “RHOA” after show with Burruss. There, she […]

ATLANTA (AP) — Gladys Knight says her singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl will bring people together. NBC’s “Today” show reported Friday that Knight wrestled with whether to join a boycott over the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick, the former quarterback who protested racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. FILE – In this […]

Republican Sen. Tim Scott is doubling down on his opposition to Trump judicial nominee Thomas Farr over concerns about the North Carolina lawyer’s track record on race relations. Scott (R-S.C.), the GOP’s sole African-American senator, sat down for meeting with Farr on Capitol Hill early Wednesday and said his trepidation wasn’t alleviated, McClatchy reported. The Charleston […]

Porsha Williams recently treated fans to an impromptu maternity shoot, but she wasn’t alone in her posing session. Eagle-eyed fans noticed her unborn baby girl was moving in each of the three shots “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star uploaded to Instagram on Wednesday. “Pj literally moved in each shot 😂 We will buss a […]

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams will be doing more than rebutting President Donald Trump next week. As the first black woman to deliver a Democratic response to a State of the Union address, she’ll represent what many in the party see as their political future. In picking Abrams, the Georgian who narrowly lost her bid […]

Meek Mill thought he was heading to a Jamaican jail cell when he was pulled over by police in the city of Kingston, but they only wanted to take a photo with him. The Philly rapper shared a video of the incident to his Instagram Story on Thursday, Jan. 31, and it showed how shaken up […]

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