A pair of tone-deaf white people supporting Darren Wilson—the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, last week—made a brief and unpopular appearance at the Ferguson protests tonight. Read more. St. Louis Police Release Video Of Kajieme Powell Killing That Appears At Odds With Their Story St. Louis Police Chief Sam […]

“We are human beings. We deserve to be buried by our children not the other way around. No matter how u felt about black people look at this mother and look at this father and tell me as a human being how u cannot feel empathy for them. How can u not feel sympathy for […]

‘Exodus: Gods And Kings’ Film Sparks Backlash For Whitewashing Characters Hollywood has faced a great deal of criticism for its long history of casting white actors to portray minority characters. “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is the most recent film to face backlash regarding the portrayal of characters from the Bible and the entertainment industry. Director Ridley […]

Boko Haram Kidnaps the Vice–Prime Minister of Cameroon’s Wife Boko Haram, the brutal militant group best known for abducting around 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April, has kidnapped the wife of Cameroonian Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali, as well as her maid, the BBC reports. (Ali himself managed to escape.) The attack took place at the Ali […]

Shanesha Taylor, the woman who has captured the attention of much of the nation for leaving her children in a hot car while she interviewed for a job in Scottsdale, said her decision was made in a true moment of desperation. Taylor appeared in an interview with Matt Lauer on Thursday morning on the “Today” show […]

In the latest cover story for Hollywood Reporter,  Zoe Saldana — who’s appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek and Avatar — said she’s not offended when people can’t tell her and other black actresses apart. In fact, she says it’s kind of understandable. Check it out: I’ve gotten Kerry Washington and Jada Pinkett, too, but mainly Thandie. People […]

Rikers Guards Accused of Faking Suicide Attempt to Cover Up Beating On Monday, New York City’s Department of Investigation said it’s reviewing the 129 incidents in which inmates were seriously injured by guards at Rikers Island last year, which were exposed by a New York Times report last week. They also shared another horror story from the prison. Mark Peters, the […]

Donovan is 11 years old and has an amazing talent for soap making. Now, he is starting his own business, and he is trying to help people in the process, donating to the same organization that helped him and his mother find a home. Read more.   11-Year-Old Killed By Stray Bullet While At Sleepover In Chicago, No […]

Thomas Thorpe, 51, appeared before a judge and refused to have a lawyer represent him. “Do you understand what an attorney is and what they do?” asked the judge. “Yes, they screwed us,” Thorpe responded. Thorpe seemed in a hurry as the short hearing progressed, telling the judge he wanted to enter a plea without the assistance of […]

Uncle Claims His Niece’s Hair Weave Stopped Bullet, Saved Her Life A Chicago teen survived being shot in the head Tuesday, and her uncle claims her weave may have helped save her life. “[Doctors] assumed that when the bullet kind of went in, it bounced out because she had the weave in her hair,” Chantal Hammontree’s uncle […]

July 4 Parade Features ‘Obama Presidential Library’ Outhouse Float An Independence Day parade in Norfolk, Nebraska included a float depicting President Obama’s presidential library as an outhouse, sparking outcry from residents as well as the state’s Democratic Party. The float, which did not identify its sponsor, featured an overall-clad dummy standing in front of an outhouse. Nailed to the […]

Florida Church Dedicates Service to Keeping LeBron James in Miami Bands may or may not persuade LeBron James to stay in Miami, and we’re not talking about Juicy J’s bands. A group of fans desperate for James to continue his career with the Miami Heat has created a Twitter account (@BandForBron) to get the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player to […]