Officer Charged With Murder Of Sam DuBose, Video Of Fatal Traffic Stop Released

Officer Charged With Murder Of Sam DuBose

University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing has been charged with murder in the death of 43-year-old Samuel DuBose. In a press conference held on Wednesday (July 29), Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced the charge, and a video of the stop was also released. “This office has probably reviewed upwards of hundreds of police shootings, and this is the first time... Read More

What Happen To Sandra Bland?

What Happen To Sandra Bland?

On Monday July 13th 2015 Sandra Bland, a 28 year-old Black woman from the suburbs of Chicago was found dead in a Waller County, Texas jail cell. The circumstances surrounding her death are at best unclear and given known facts, very disturbing. Sandra Bland, a Prairie View A&M graduate, had recently arrived in Texas to start new employment in the state and was residing with... Read More

Bill Cosby Admitted To using Drugs To Sex Women

Bill Cosby Admitted To using Drugs To Sex Women

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he got quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and “other people,” according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press. That woman and a second woman testified in the same case that they knowingly took quaaludes... Read More

6 Churches Burned Down in South Carolina In 7 Days

6 Churches Burned Down in South Carolina In 7 Days

Yet another black church in the South went up in flames Tuesday night, this time historic Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal in Williamsburg County, South Carolina — 20 years after it was burned to the ground by Ku Klux Klan members. The Clarendon County Fire Department said shortly before midnight ET that the fire was under control, but it released a photo showing the church... Read More

Black Shooters Called “Thugs”, White Shooters Called “Mentally Ill”

Black Shooters Called "Thugs", White Shooters Called "Mentally Ill"

Police are investigating the shooting of nine African Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston as a hate crime committed by a white man. Unfortunately, it’s not a unique event in American history. Black churches have long been a target of white supremacists who burned and bombed them in an effort to terrorize the black communities that those churches anchored. One of the... Read More

Akon Launches Solar Academy That Will Supply Electricity to 600,000,000 People in Africa

Akon Launches Solar Academy That Will Supply Electricity to 600,000,000 People in Africa

When he’s not singing or producing music, Akon is busy providing sustainable living options to people in African countries. The Senegalese-American singer’s initiative, appropriately called Akon Lighting Africa, aims to supply electricity to 600 million people in Africa who lack it with the launch of the Solar Academy. Located in Bamako, Mali, the Solar Academy will help... Read More

Blues Legend BB King Dies In Vegas At 89

Blues Legend BB King Dies In Vegas At 89

B. B. King, whose world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89. It was reported on Mr. King’s website that he died in his sleep. Mr. King married country blues to big-city rhythms and created a sound instantly recognizable to millions: a stinging guitar... Read More

Wail of Fire Engines in Wake of Baltimore Riots

Wail of Fire Engines in Wake of Baltimore Riots

  BALTIMORE — Engines raced across this city early Tuesday as the Fire Department strained to extinguish blazes, even as the police said some firefighters were reportedly having cinder blocks heaved at them as they responded to emergencies. As Baltimore residents recoiled from the rioting and looting that struck largely in the west of the city on Monday, the police said... Read More

Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty Of Murder

Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty Of Murder

  Jurors in the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have found him guilty of first degree murder, which carries a penalty of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Hernandez was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. As the verdict was read, the former standout tight end appeared upset... Read More

Jay Z Holds The Tidal Torch To Change Music

Jay Z Holds The Tidal Torch To Change Music

Jay Z is bringing in the launch of his new streaming service, TIDAL. Jay Z recently acquired European streaming giants, TIDAL and WiMP, and as of today, the two services will co-exist under the name TIDAL. The rapper and business mogul is making an announcement of the launch at 5 P.M. today, so tune in live to see exactly what Jay has in store for his new artist-friendly Spotify... Read More

Jury Rules In “Blurred Lines” Copyright Case

Jury Rules In "Blurred Lines" Copyright Case

For the last year and a half, the music industry has been gripped by a lawsuit over whether Robin Thicke’s hit “Blurred Lines” was merely reminiscent of a song by Marvin Gaye, or had crossed the line into plagiarism. A federal jury in Los Angeles on Tuesday agreed that “Blurred Lines” had gone too far, and copied elements of Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up”... Read More

Common And John Legend Wins 2015 Oscars For “Glory”

Common And John Legend Wins Oscars

For best picture nominee Selma, Common and John Legend collaborated on the song “Glory”, which was nominated for, and ultimately won, the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Watch them perform it below, backed by a full chorus in a recreation of the march on Selma. Shortly after performing the song to a standing ovation, the duo accepted the award with a speech connecting... Read More

Grammy Awards 2015: Performances Online

Grammy Awards 2015: Performances Online

Sam Smith had a huge night at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, picking up four awards, three of them in major categories: best new artist and song of the year and record of the year for his smash hit “Stay With Me.” But it wasn’t quite a clean sweep. Beck surprised everyone with an album of the year win for “Morning Phase.” And Kanye West tried to upstage his own infamous... Read More

Nigerian’s “Queens Of Africa” Dolls Surpass “Barbie” Sales

Nigerian's "Queens Of Africa" Dolls Surpass "Barbie" Sales

Taofick Okoya was trying to find a doll for his niece a few years ago. He lives in Nigeria and was appalled at the fact that he couldn’t find a black doll. Barbie has produced dolls of other races but there aren’t many and they are not anywhere near as readily available as the white dolls. So Okoya decided to take matters into his own hands and start up a doll company... Read More