Aretha Franklin Passes Away At Age 76

Aretha Franklin, universally acclaimed as the “Queen of Soul” and one of America’s greatest singers in any style, died on Thursday at her home in Detroit. She was 76. Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf... Read More.

Metrocenter Mall Will Cease Mall Operations As Of Wednesday

In January, mall management said that the mall was closing and tenants' leases were not being renewed. One of the final occupants, the Mississippi Highway Patrol Driver Services will also be closing. Burlington and the section of the building that houses city offices are independently owned and will remain open. Paul... Read More.

Black Republican Backed By Trump Wins Victory In Michigan Senate Primary

Michigan businessman John James,a black Iraq War veteran who was endorsed by President Donald Trump, won the Republican nomination Tuesday and will take on Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow this fall. James, a political newcomer, convincingly defeated buyout firm founder Sandy Pensler in the GOP primary. The two traded barbs over their business records, conservative... Read More.

Tinder Killer Arrested

A young Black man is allegedly a serial killer and rapist, police say. And he found his victims on popular dating apps, including Tinder, one that is particularly popular with young people. Drayton has reportedly admitted to his crimes, saying that his “body, not his brain,” was actually responsible. “The common denominator in these... Read More.

LeBron James Opens A School In Akron

Lebron James stood on a stage near one of the streets he walked as a troubled kid and looked out at thousands of faces. He felt connected to every one of them. While his 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri, played at his feet, James watched as his mother, Gloria, raised a flag in front of a... Read More.

Barack Obama Endorses Stacey Abrams In Georgia Governor’s Race

On Wednesday August 1st, former president Barack Obama endorsed numerous Democratic candidates he believes can and should win in the 2018 midterm elections in November. One such candidate is Stacy Abrams who is running in Georgia’s Governors race. If elected, not only would she be the first Black female governor in that state, but in... Read More.

William Gross Becomes Boston’s First Black Police Commissioner

Boston has appointed William G. Gross as its next police commissioner, a move that will make him the first African-American to hold the top law police position in the city’s history, the Boston Globe reported on Monday. Gross, currently the Boston Police Department’s second in command, was expected to officially replace retiring Commissioner William B. Evans on Aug. 6. Boston... Read More.

Donald Trump Caught On Tape Requesting To Pay Off Playmate

The feud between Trump and his onetime legal “fixer,” Michael Cohen, escalated Wednesday when an audio recording of their 2016 pre-election conversation was released by Cohen, prompting Trump to tweet, “What kind of a lawyer would tape a client? So sad!” As the two sides battled over the exact meaning of the sometimes-garbled words... Read More.