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It’s been exactly a year since Nelson Mandela passed away, but his legacy continues. People across the globe are paying homage to South Africa’s first black president; a man who broke barriers and made sacrifices to evoke social and political change. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama today released a statement reflecting on the legacy […]

Director, producer, performer and all-around creative phenom, Tyler Perry (pictured) and his longtime lady-love, Gelila Bekele (pictured), welcomed a bouncing baby boy, Aman, on November 30 reports E! News. An unnamed source reportedly spoke to E! News about the child’s birth and says both Perry and Bekele are over the moon about their first-born. Perry, who typically […]

Damien Gurganious (pictured), “The Biggest Loser” season 7 alum, passed away at age 38 on November 24. The former big guy, who only celebrated his birthday one week before his untimely death, died as a result of a rare autoimmune disorder, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) that caused bleeding of the brain according to E News! […]

UPDATE: (Friday, Dec. 5, 11am ET): Sir Charles Barkley responded to his friend and colleague Kenny Smith first on a radio program and then on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” according to USA Today. Unsurprisingly, Barkley said that he disagreed with Smith and took special umbrage to “The Jet” touching on slavery in his open letter. Barkley made […]

Unlike in NYPD officer Daniel Panteleo’s case, a Staten Island grand jury panel was less sympathetic to Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed Eric Garner’s fatal police encounter. A Staten Island grand jury Wednesday decided not to indict Pantaleo, who put Garner (pictured right), an unarmed Black man, in a chokehold shortly before his death, […]

In an effort to encourage to low-income Detroit, Mich.,  mothers to breastfeed, an Oregon company has teamed with the Clinton Global Initiative to buy their breast milk and resell it to hospitals at a 600 percent markup, according to the New York Times. Says Kimberly Seals Allers in the Times: What is a for-profit company with no […]

Former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland (pictured, right) is mourning the death of her mother, Doris Rowland Garrison (pictured, left), who suddenly went into cardiac arrest on December 1 and died just one day later in her hometown of Atlanta according to the Los Angeles Times. Rowland had just recently given birth to her first child, Titan […]

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of New York City after a Staten Island grand jury on Wednesday decided not to indict New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, the unarmed Black man whose untimely demise was captured on video while in a chokehold, igniting outrage across the country. Local news […]

In the wake of the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo. to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, President Barack Obama unveiled plans to address rising distrust between law enforcement and people in many minority communities. A centerpiece of those plans is a proposed three-year, $263 million investment package […]

The Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases have put gasoline on racial tensions in our country. After the grand jury decided not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, a hashtag called #CrimingWhileWhite was created by Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon writer Jason Ross, who shared his story of a childhood run-in with the law. Beginning last night, […]

Former Ferguson, Missouri cop, Darren Wilson (pictured), has reportedly been receiving round-the-clock protection from the national Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).  The officers who are guarding Wilson are not receiving pay to guard him and are doing so in their off-duty time according to CNN. Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed black teen Michael Brown this summer, has received numerous personal […]

After a Staten Island grand jury on Wednesday decided to not indict New York Police Department officer in the death of Eric Garner, the unarmed Black man whose death while in a chokehold was captured on video, police officer Daniel Pantaleo tweeted his condolences:   However, Garner’s grieving widow Esaw was not having it. During a press conference at the National […]