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After releasing a song following the Freddie Gray protests, legendary singer Prince has announced that he will host a concert. The event, which is called the “Mother’s Day Rally 4 Peace” concert, is slated to take place at Royal Farms Arena. “In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for […]

After being hospitalized last week to receive treatment for diabetes, Mumia Abu-Jamal has returned to prison. The 60-year-old, who was convicted of killing a cop in Philadelphia 34 years ago, spent two days in the ICU after passing out. He returned to the State Correctional Institution-Mahanoy on Wednesday. Although he was well enough to return […]

After going on a 22-month hiatus following backlash from her racist remarks, Paula Deen will be returning to television. The Georgia-bred chef will debut her own cooking show on Evine Live. The show, called “Paula Deen’s Kitchen,” will kick off with a three-hour premiere and will feature live segments every few weeks. Mark Bozek, CEO […]

The legalization of marijuana has been a hot topic lately, and President Barack Obama has decided to publicly share his thoughts concerning the issue. During a recent interview with VICE, the president suggested that young people should be focusing on the larger issues that affect our country — like climate change and the economy — rather […]

New census projections have revealed that white children will be outnumbered by children of color in the United States within the next five years. The rise of immigration and a decline in the birthrate amongst whites are all factors that play into this prediction. The projected data shows that by 2020, 50.2 percent of the nation’s […]

Twenty-five years ago, Oprah Winfrey opened the doors to Harpo Studios in Chicago, which became home to her nationally syndicated talk show. Ever since its inception, the studio has become a staple in the city; helping to redefine Chicago as a major media hub. Now, the facility where some of the most heartfelt and intense conversations on […]