Updated Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST Trayvon Martin would have been 20 today. Let those words sink in and try to imagine the grief of a parent having to bury a child, especially at the hands of a reckless coward who didn’t follow police orders. Sybrina Fulton (pictured below right) and Tracy […]

A bittersweet story unfolded in Kalamazoo, Mich., where a high school held an early graduation ceremony for a senior who was battling cancer. Yeastie Gates, 17, received a visit from the Kalamazoo Central High School principal and other staff from the school in her hospital room  where they presented her with a cap and gown […]

A man who claimed that police officers assaulted him outside his Clayton County, Ga. home late last week while he was moving in is coming forward with more details about the incident. Fox 5 Atlanta reports that  Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, 69, has filed a complaint against Clayton County Police with his legal team producing video that […]


A young Chicago couple has been hit with homicide charges in the death of their 7-month old daughter, the Chicago Tribune reports. SEE ALSO: A New NAACP President, What Now? According to officials, Markisha Jones (pictured left), 19, and Gene Edwards (pictured right), 22, stopped giving their daughter formula two months before her death. Instead, they filled […]

The social and cultural impact the late civil rights leader and human rights champion Malcolm X still maintains in today’s modern society is an amazing example of the his valuable existence. While the former Nation of Islam minister’s criminal past and fiery vocal assaults against the White power structure at large often defined him, it […]

College and NFL scouts should be clamoring to make a visit to the small town of Manvel, in Texas, after a teenager’s video of him catching his own 40-yard football pass has gone viral. Gary Haynes, a football player at Manvel High School, catapulted onto the national stage after a fellow player and his coach filmed him […]


Over a period of nine months back in 1979, now-retired African-American cop Ron Stallworth (pictured) went undercover with a Colorado chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and is speaking about his experience in his book, “Black Klansman.” During an interview with Good 4 Utah, the former Colorado Springs police sergeant said that he spoke with […]

Virginia Edmonds Case Type: Endangered Date of Birth: January 1, 1940 Missing Date: June 28, 2013 Age Now: 74 Missing City: Kenbridge Missing State: Virginia Gender: Female Race: Black Complexion: Medium Hair Color: Black Hair Length: Medium Eye Color: Brown Wear Glasses or Contacts: No Location Last Seen: Edmonds disappeared after she left the house […]

City Councilman Ras Baraka, 44, son of the legendary poet-writer-activist Amiri Baraka, won today’s mayoral election in Newark, New Jersey, defeating former state assistant Attorney General Shavar Jeffries. With 87% of districts reporting, Baraka had a 53.14% to 46.66% lead over Jeffries with his South Ward precincts the only ones left to be reported. We are the Mayor!!! http://t.co/O5bLBwV2ku […]


During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, blacklisted L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling launched into multiple scathing diatribes against Magic Johnson, saying that the NBA legend should be ashamed of his HIV status and that he hasn’t done anything for Black people, reports CNN.  Sterling: “What has he done? Can you tell me? Big Magic Johnson, […]


TMZ has obtained elevator video they say is of Beyonce’s sister Solange attacking Jay Z. The website reports. According to our sources, it all went down at a Met Gala after party last week at the Standard Hotel in NYC.  In the video … Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange step into the elevator … and […]

Jim Coughlan (pictured), the controller of Dutchess County, N.Y., who is running for a state Senate seat, fired off a bigoted tweet aimed at MSNBC political commentator Melissa Harris-Perry (pictured). “Keep your dirty stinking paws off my kid you damned dirty ape,” he tweeted. Coughlan is insisting that he did not know his target was an […]