An Arkansas police officer who threatened to shoot Black Lives Matter protesters was charged for fatally shooting his colleague who knocked on his door. Alexander Police Officer Calvin Nicholas “Nick” Salyers was charged with manslaughter on July 8 for the shooting death of fellow Alexander Police Department cop Scott Hutton, according to the Arkansas State […]

Beyoncé may have released her single “Check On It” featuring Bun B and Slim Thug in 2005, but the drama behind the scenes recently came to light. During a Thursday, July 9 interview on hip-hop journalist Sama’an Ashrawi’s podcast, “The Nostalgia Mixtape,” rapper Bun B recounted a time when Jay-Z booted him and Slim Thug out of […]

Charles Barkley says that he isn’t one for symbolic gestures when it comes to how professional sports leagues are responding to social justice issues, and he feels concrete, measurable steps need to be taken instead. The retired NBA player and now TNT analyst spoke with CBNC on Friday, July 10, about the NBA’s response to […]

A couple who attacked a 59-year-old Black hotel worker in Connecticut last month have been arrested and face assault, bigotry, and bias charges. The attack happened on June 26 and was captured by hotel security cameras. The New York couple, Philip Sarner, 39, and Emily Orbay, 29, were taken into custody by the NYPD and […]

Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara surprised their 3-year-old daughter Sienna Princess Wilson and the singer’s 6-year-old son Future Zahir Wilburn with a fun zoo day in their backyard. In an Instagram story from Monday, July 13, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback shared a series of videos that showed young Future holding one lizard, a black […]

The body of actress Naya Rivera has been recovered from Lake Piru in Ventura County, California, on Monday, July 13, five days after the former “Glee” star went missing there in an apparent boating accident last week. “We are confident the body we found is that of Naya Rivera,” Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said […]

Former NFL and XFL linebacker Kyle Queiro issued an apology to Jill Scott for seemingly questioning why the singer-songwriter is thought to be a sex symbol. On the night of Friday, July 10, the 25-year-old athlete asked in a now-deleted tweet: “People are attracted to JILL SCOTT!? And by no means is she ugly, but […]

A Minneapolis attorney said more than 150 police officers, or 20 percent of the police force, are filing disability claims due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the attorney, Ron Meuser Jr., the officers’ claims have mounted over the past six weeks since the officer-involved killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. “While law enforcement […]

Grandmaster Jay, the leader of a Black militia called NFAC (Not F-cking Around Coalition) — a name he says denotes the group’s attitude — spoke to Atlanta Black Star about the importance of community policing and of exercising Second Amendment rights. Although the militia made its first public appearance just last year, Grandmaster Jay, a […]

Erica Mena is one parent who’s clearly made the decision to shield her new baby from social media. The “Love and Hip Hop: New York” star gave birth a few months ago to a daughter with husband Safaree Samuels, and has shared beautiful pictures of their new bundle — but none include her face. Mena […]

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