After five years of investigations and protests, New Yourk City's police commissioner on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of an unarmed black man whose dying cries of “I can’t breathe” fueled a national debate over race and police use of force. Police Commissioner James O’Neill’s announced at a midday news... Read More.
Tennessee finally has a black pageant Queen. Brianna Mason made history when she was crowned Miss Tennessee over the weekend. It took 80 years for a black woman to get this title. Mason, who hails from Nashville, said it was important to her to win this title so she could begin to pave the... Read More.
Authorities say another person has died from a weekend mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, raising the death toll in that attack to 21. El Paso police tweeted that the latest victim died early Monday morning at a hospital. No other details were immediately provided. More than two dozen people were wounded... Read More.
A gunman in body armor opened fire early Sunday in a popular entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, killing nine people, including his sister, and wounding dozens of others before he was quickly slain by police, city officials said. Connor Betts, 24, was killed by police less than a minute after he started shooting a... Read More.
Davon Jones doesn’t have to look far to see the irony in President Donald Trump’s tweets that Baltimore is a “rat and rodent infested mess.” His apartment owned by the president’s son-in-law has been invaded by mice since he moved in a year ago. “I don’t know how they come in,” Jones says. “Every time... Read More.
Organizers of the Miss World America pageant dismissed Michigan winner Kathy Zhu for what they called “offensive, insensitive and inappropriate”social media content, according to a letter and texts from the organization posted to Twitter by Zhu, who the Detroit Free Press called “a well-known political commentator and online figure.” The 20-year-old reportedly serves as the... Read More.
Jeffrey Epstein has friended some of the world’s most powerful people. Future President Donald Trump called him a “terrific guy.” Former President Bill Clinton praised his intellect and philanthropic efforts and was a frequent flyer aboard his private jet. The arrest of the billionaire financier on child sex trafficking charges is raising questions about... Read More.
In her first conversation with Rep. Bobby Rush, a veteran member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Harris was explicit about what she wanted: his endorsement in the Democratic presidential primary. Rush demurred, not yet ready to pick a side in the most crowded Democratic race in modern political history. Still, Rush was impressed with... Read More.