Evelyn Lozada is “in baby heaven,” and she’s sharing a little of it with her fans. Take a look at photos of the “Basketball Wives”…

The curious death of Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson (pictured below) remains one of the most-baffling cases to date. On January 11, 2013, the 17-year-old Lowndes High School student’s body was found rolled in a wrestling mat inside the school’s gymnasium. Despite a shoddy investigation by local authorities and growing evidence that surveillance video may have […]

The first thing that strikes many about Amiri Baraka‘s poetry, most especially his later works, is that it carried the sharp tone of an oppressed, angry people. It wasn’t flowery prose full of lofty life affirmations. It was the product of the frustration typically used when writing from a critical stance of a society that […]

Countee Cullen (pictured), a poet who rose to fame during the Harlem Renaissance, was a contemporary of famed writer Zora Neale Hurston. Cullen amassed an impressive body of work in a short period of time, moving to becoming a teacher for the latter part of his career. Cullen died on this day in New York […]

Piyush Jindal (pictured) has the sort of story many immigrants (and minorities in general, for that matter) find inspirational. As the son of two Indian immigrants, Jindal has managed to become the 55th governor of the state of Louisiana and is considered to be a viable contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. However, his […]

There are some White people who put the interests of animals above those of other human beings — specifically the darker ones. Normally, I’d try to exercise subtlety and restraint when articulating such a sentiment, but since New York Times columnist Juliet Macur (pictured) didn’t mince words in her column “Before Signing a Strong Arm, Teams […]

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Three years ago on January 8th, a mass shooting in Arizona took the lives of 6 innocent people and nearly killed U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Since then, mass shootings and urban gun violence have plagued this country. When Congresswoman Giffords was shot, gun reform advocates were sure that there would be change in Washington, with […]

Tuskegee Institute student Samuel “Sammy” Younge‘s (pictured) death was an unfortunate first in the history books as it relates to the Civil Rights Movement. On this day in 1966, Younge was killed by a White man angered that he used a Whites-only restroom in Alabama. SEE ALSO: ‘Bloody Sunday’ March Took Place 48 Years Ago On […]

Community Heroes: an in-depth series on the lives and impact of people giving back to our global communities. Kevin Powell, Activist, Public Speaker & President of BK Nation Base Of Operations: Brooklyn, N.Y. Why he is a Community Hero: Mr. Powell has been a champion of the people as an activist since 18 years of […]

Community Heroes: an in-depth series on the lives and impact of people giving back to our global communities. Kashaun Cooper Sr., Founder of Fathers Rock, Inc. & Author Of “The Champion Father” Base Of Operations: Baltimore, Md. Why he is a Community Hero: Mr. Cooper started his Fathers Rock, Inc., organization after working with a […]

It’s been quite the year in politics with some advances for certain causes and a litany of failures in the other. Boo hiss to the Republicans and to the state of Florida — feel free to fall through a trap door — then join me in wishing for a much more fruitful 2014. 1. The […]

Much can be said about President Barack Obama‘s second-term, and there are critics on both sides of the aisle that have not been shy in voicing their various opinions. Obama’s fifth year has been marked with various ups and downs, but still markedly better than his predecessors who fared far worse. Yet, with the bumps […]