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a florida woman has been arrested for offering oral sex to an undercover police officer in exchange for two soft shelled tacos from taco bell.

buffy suzanne bryan was taken into custody on thursday as part of a citywide prostitution …


a chicago teen has been arrested for the killing of her mother after being the subject of an amber alert on monday. she has been charged as a juvenile for the murder.

chastinea reeves became the subject of an amber …


a 13-year-old boy reportedly showed no remorse after shooting his own great-grandmother, but he is also facing only 3 years for the slaying.

mary williams faulk, 68, was found shot dead in her home in semmes, alabama, thursday afternoon, …


after a fight between two women involved in a love triangle escalated out of control, one woman has lost a leg, while the other is facing charges for running her over and trying to kill her.

kasheena mordica, who …


don lemon wants to know just what stories conservatives are talking about when they talk about “fake news.”

specifically, lemon took issue with donald trump’s chief of staff reince priebus saying that the reason president donald trump hasn’t been able …


two east side officers from the san antonio police department have been fired after they were accused of repeatedly disabling their patrol car’s gps in order to engage in sexual activity with each other while on duty.

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now, there is a way for you to express your frustration about the beyoncé snub at this year’s grammys in the most beyoncé way possible.

beyoncé inspired video game allows you to make lemonade out of lifes lemons entertainment beyoncegame 300x200the game, created by joe laquite, justin au, line johnsen, and colby spear, is called …


the wife and stepson of kkk imperial wizard frank ancona, of missouri, were arrested on monday and charged with his murder.

malissa ancona and her son, paul edward jinkerson jr., face charges of first degree, tampering with evidence and abandoning …


on wednesday, columbia university mistakenly sent out acceptance letters to 277 potential graduate students at the mailman school of public health.

on friday, the ivy league school explained that the emails “incorrectly implied they had been accepted” and that follow-up …


a chicago amtrak police officer now faces first-degree murder charges after a fatal shooting of 25-year-old chad robertson.
only a month after leaving office, former president barack obama's legacy is already shining bright, as he was ranked no. 12 of all u.s. presidents.

on thursday, an 18-year-old who shot his 16-year-old friend and then posed for a selfie with him as he was dying, was found guilty of third-degree murder by a westmoreland county jury.

maxwell morton had been visiting his friend ryan …


in an interview with vanity fair, van jones didn’t pull any punches when he put his finger on just what it was that got donald trump the presidency: mass incarceration and the voter disenfranchisement that goes with it.

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charles blow is not here for kayleigh mcenany invading his personal space.
a top aide to ben carson, who is donald trump's nominee to be the next housing secretary, was reportedly fired after his background check turned up writings in which he was critical of trump.
after a bizarre solo press conference from president trump, elijah cummings would like to remind the president that not all black people know each other.
bet's new drama, "the quad," has plenty of drama, but not nearly enough realism, according to hampton university president william r. harvey.
a group of women on the internet are mad at nordstrom for dropping ivanka trump's clothing brand.

after the recording academy was accused of having a committee that could override the decision of grammy voters, and amid public debate on whether or not beyoncé’s loss to adele at this past week’s grammy awards was racially motivated, the …


after president donald trump told a news reporter thursday that he would gladly meet with the congressional black caucus if she, the news reporter, would “set up the meeting,” the congressional black caucus tweeted a letter sent to trump a …


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jerusalem (ap) — it was supposed to be a feel-good visit by a group of professional football players to give a boost to image-conscious israel...

michael jackson’s thriller just keeps on defying gravity, this time reigning as the highest certified album in us history with a certification of 33-times platinum, according to recording industry association of america (riaa).

that means thriller has sold 33 …


first lady melania trump received a tour of the national museum of african american history and culture wednesday.

she was joined by sara netanyahu, whose husband israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu was at the white house meeting with president donald …


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a memphis funeral home is bringing the convenience of fast food to visitation hours...
washington (ap) — the number of anti-muslim hate groups in the united states has nearly tripled since 2015, due in part to radical islamic attacks and the incendiary rhetoric of last year's presidential campaign, the southern poverty law center says...

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los angeles (ap) — queen latifah will get the royal treatment at the upcoming american black film festival honors...

santo domingo, dominican republic (ap) — a radio producer and an announcer have been fatally shot in the dominican republic while one of them was reading the news during a live transmission on facebook.

police said the shooting occurred tuesday …


a math assignment involving words like "slave," "master" and "cotton" is never a good idea...
mohammad choudry wanted to do something special for his wife for valentine's day, so he surprised her with a romantic dinner on a subway platform...
this week, the kentucky house of representatives passed a bill that would make it a hate crime to specifically target police officers and first responders...
rev. al sharpton calls mary-pat hector his "mentee." he may soon be calling the 19-year-old an official city councilwoman...
baltimore (ap) — the ceo of baltimore-based sports apparel company under armour is responding to criticism he received after calling president donald trump "an asset to the country."...
“she could easily be president, but i don’t think she will,” ogletree said...

if there was any question as to whether donald trump is running a white supremacist, authoritarian white house, stephen miller should erase all doubt.

yes, trump has more than one scary in-house nazi adviser named steve. we all knew about …


nashville, tenn. (ap) — newly obtained surveillance video has caused nashville police to revise their account of a traffic stop on friday that ended with a white officer shooting and killing an armed african-american man...
los angeles (ap) — a tennis commentator dropped by espn for a remark about venus williams during the australian open sued the sports network tuesday for wrongful termination...
princess diana will be the subject of a four-hour documentary miniseries airing on abc this august.

mike ilitch, who founded little caesars and who owned the detroit red wings and detroit tigers, died on friday at the age of 87. now, as detroit marks the loss of the pizza magnate, lt. gov. brian calley has shared …


three judges with the 9th circuit court upheld president trump's travel ban, and it looks like the administration is set to take the case further in court.
april ryan, a presidential correspondent for the american urban radio networks, claimed that omarosa manigault "physically intimidated" and threatened her.
"can i help you?" rep. maxine waters seemed cordial appearing before reporters in early january. it was just one week before then president-elect donald trump's inauguration...

a single mother in utah wanted her son to feel comfortable at a “dads and doughnuts day” at a school event on wednesday, so she dressed in drag to come as her son’s father for the day.

whitney kittrell, whose …


albuquerque, n.m. (ap) — as samia assed watched election returns come in with her children and another muslim family, she panicked when it became clear that donald trump would win the presidency. the palestinian-american woman wondered if they would have …


according to the sheriff of the macomb country jail, his employees did nothing wrong when they forced a pregnant woman, who was arrested for driving with an expired license, to give birth in a dirty jail cell.

jessica preston of …


the department of education tried to honor w.e.b. du bois, but they misspelled his name. then, they misspelled their apology.

it’s not exactly the most encouraging thing to see from the department of education, which we’d hope would have a …


one of 1,715.

for eric alvarez, this number is personal. it represents the 1,715 people who received a second chance at life when president barack obama commuted their prison sentences. 

“it’s overwhelming,” says alvarez, 50, whose prison sentence was commuted


kellyanne conway doesn't understand why the media isn't making a bigger fuss out of the fact that the first lady, melania trump, is herself an immigrant.
george foreman believes that he and trump have similar playbooks when it comes to dealing with criticism.
ja'mal green didn't hold anything back when he was asked about whether or not the chicago police department could be trusted.
president trump seems to have changed his tune since taking office, playing golf with prime minister shinzo abe of japan at the trump national golf club.
dylann roof's attorneys argued his use of the internet did not constitute enough to warrant the use of the commerce clause for federal jurisdiction.
former miami dolphins defensive quentin moses was killed in a house fire in munroe, georgia on sunday.

a leader of the ku klux klan has been found dead in suspicious circumstances near a missouri river. he had been reported missing by his employer.

the body, which was found on saturday, has been identified as frank ancona, the …


while eating at sammy’s grill in baton rouge, louisiana, on february 3, kaneitra johnson overheard something that spurred her to make a public facebook post.

“i’m halfway on the seat and the lyft driver is on the other half of …


a female pilot for united airlines was removed from a plane before the flight took off from austin to san francisco on saturday.

the flight, united 455, was scheduled to depart at 5:02 pm but was delayed over two hours …


during a bipartisan lunch with senators, president donald trump reportedly referred to massachusetts sen. elizabeth warren as “pocahontas.”

“pocahontas is now the face of your party,” he reportedly told democrats who had come to the event.

warren recently found herself …


a san antonio woman is suing popeyes after she claimed that she found flesh-eating screwworms in her rice and beans.

karen goode is suing the restaurant chain for $1 million after she allegedly unknowingly ingested the screwworms, at which point …


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the president of central michigan university condemned a hitler-themed valentine’s day card that was handed out during a valentine’s day party for the college republicans.

the valentine’s day card read, “my love 4 u burns like 6,000 jews.”

“the grossly …


students at a connellsville, pennsylvania, high school thought it was a good idea to dress up for a “hick night” and shout taunts at black basketball players during a game.

uniontown players were shocked when the students at connellsville chanted …


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betsy devos, the new secretary of education, tried to enter a public school for the first time since her controversial confirmation, and she was blocked from doing so by protesters.

parents, retired teachers and protesters all met devos when …


on friday, the state attorney’s office announced that chicago officer robert rialmo would not face charges over the fatal shooting of quitonio legrier, a 19-year-old mentally ill teenager, as well as 55-year-old bettie jones,  and the decision has already drawn …


anne mahlum, owner and ceo of the solidcore chain of fitness studios, which was reportedly michelle obama’s favorite gym, recently took to facebook to complain when she claimed that she found out ivanka trump had come to her gym …


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austin, texas (ap) — a lawyer for a mexican national sentenced to eight years in prison for voter fraud in texas said that president donald trump’s widely debunked claims of election rigging was “the 800-pound gorilla” in the jury box.…


just two days after charles oakley was arrested and escorted out of a knicks game, knicks owner james dolan has announced that oakley is not banned from madison square garden.

“it’s not necessarily a lifetime ban,” dolan told “the michael …


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only three weeks into being president of the united states, donald trump is already frustrated with the job.

according to politico, the new president has been frustrated by his inability to run the country the way he would run …


democrats have high hopes for a couple big names in the democratic party: chelsea clinton and carolyn kennedy.
alveda king, niece of martin luther king jr., is not happy with senator elizabeth warren.
pastor donnie mcclurkin believes that christians should not be protesting against donald trump.
an ohio woman has been accused not only of raping a 4-year-old boy but also of posting the footage online.
hillary clinton took to twitter to celebrate the fact that the circuit court of appeals ruled in favor of a halt to president donald trump's travel ban.
the widow of late brooklyn district attorney ken thompson donated several of her husband's suits to former convicts who are trying to re-enter society.
investigators looking into the beating and sodomy of a black man in france claimed that the police accidentally injured the man in the manner they did.
moments after an appeals court ruling rejected his travel ban, trump tweeted, "see you in court," adding that "the security of our nation is at stake!"

san francisco (ap) — the latest on the travel ban imposed by president donald trump (all times local):

3:35 p.m.

three federal judges say the u.s. government presented no evidence to explain the urgent need for president donald trump’s executive


a high school volleyball coach in alabama has been charged after allegedly having sexual contact with a member of the volleyball team who was only 15.

willyncia harper, 22, was arrested on friday and released the same day on $18,000 …


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right-wing provocateur milo yiannopoulos was trying to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men after a conservative site posted a collection of edited video clips that set social media abuzz.
clyde stubblefield, a drummer for james brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died saturday. he was 73.
this president's day, morehouse college has declared the day to be barack obama day.
john mccain continued his public condemnation of president donald trump, slamming the commander-in-chief's assault of the press as a sign of dictatorship.

on sunday morning, vickie williams-tillman was just running errands when she saw a police officer engaged in a heated argument with a man who had pulled over to the side of the road.

the officer reportedly attempted to put the …


karma is a real thing, and that’s what one mma fighter found out during a fight on the british challenge mixed martial arts card on saturday in colchester, england.

joe harding thought that it was a good idea to drop …


thousands of demonstrators turned out monday across the u.s. to challenge donald trump in a president's day protest dubbed not my president's day.

eric holder, the former us attorney general, has been hired by uber in order to investigate claims that were made over the weekend by a female employee who alleged that she had been subject to sexual harassment and discrimination.

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washington (ap) — the trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the u.s. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released tuesday.

the documents represent …


during his first visit at the national museum of african american history, president donald trump vowed to combat bigotry and unite a "divided" country.
in trinidad and tobago, officials are scrambling to deal with a new problem: young people are running to isis in droves from that area.

on monday, eleven passengers at the jfk airport went unscreened after transportation security administration agents left an area unsupervised, allowing the passengers, three of whom set off the metal detector, to proceed through into the airport without the proper security …


russian president vladimir putin is preparing for his first meeting with donald trump since trump won the 2016 presidential election, and according to nbc news, part of the prep work on russia’s side includes a dossier that russian officials …


edward price joined the central intelligence agency over ten years ago and fully intended to make a lifetime career out of his time with the cia. but now, he is resigning, and he says donald trump is to blame.

“despite …


last week, the national museum of african american history and culture announced that it had reached an important milestone: it has now had one million visitors. 

the museum opened on  sept. 24, 2016, so this is an incredible milestone for …


on tuesday, milo yiannopoulos resigned from breitbart news, where he had been the tech editor for the outlet.

his resignation came after a wave of controversy followed him when he seemed to make comments in support of pedophilia.

“i wouldn’t …


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this president's day, morehouse college has declared the day to be barack obama day.
prosecutors in south carolina say gps evidence shows dylann roof drove toward a second black church the night he shot nine people to death during a bible study.

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records from pennsylvania university's wharton school of business indicate president donald trump was not even in the top 15 of his graduating class.

african-american women who are at risk for heart disease are twice as likely to report that they are lonely when compared to their white counterparts, according to a new study that was part of a nursing symposium at the american …


president trump’s 2020 re-election campaign got under way with a bang and a few familiar black faces this past weekend at an airport hangar in florida...

recently, the fbi’s foia website published over 400 pages relating to the department of justice’s civil rights division’s lawsuit against trump management company in 1973 alleging racial discrimination in housing.

while trump settled the lawsuit and did not have to …


priest prince of the ethiopian africa black international congress calls for the repatriation of black people back to africa.
will packer is getting ready to develop a miniseries adaptation about the landmark case of joan little, called the innocence of joan little.
savannah state made history at the cheersport nationals in atlanta, taking home first place--the first hbcu to win that honor.