It’s been a year of change at BET—but the network seems to have saved the biggest shakeup for last.
A Chicago jury has awarded the family of Gizzell Ford, an 8-year-old girl who died at the hands of her abusive grandmother, $48 million after finding that the doctor who had seen Gizzell was medically negligent in his treatment of the child.
Police in Coldwater, Mich., are facing a federal civil rights lawsuit after one woman, 31-year-old Tiffany McNeil, claims that they used excessive force during her arrest in a brutal and bloody incident caught on camera, and then lied about what happened.
In a closed-session vote Wednesday, the board of Washington, D.C.’s only public hospital decided to close its nursery and delivery rooms.
You may not know Marcus Martin, but chances are, you’ve seen him. Martin was one of the Charlottesville counter protesters injured by a car that careened into a crowd during the “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally. A number of photographers snapped images of the car plowing through a wall of people—Martin is in…
In every movement, there is one person who stands out as the face of said movement. This person may not be the most vocal or the most celebrated, and behind the scenes, and sometimes in front of the scenes, they are often ridiculed, admonished and shunned until history reverses course to prop them up as heroes.
What you are about to see might be the scariest thing you’ve seen online since someone released that close-up image of Donald Trump’s hair. It’s scarier than Chrisette Michele’s miscarriage photos. It’s scarier than the Chrisette Michele “Black Lives Matter” song. I want to say it’s scarier than Chrisette Michelle,…
Suspended PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley took to Facebook to issue a strongly worded statement against claims of sexual misconduct against the network.
A Dallas, Texas, woman is facing charges of injury to a child along with serious bodily injury after being accused of putting her healthy 8-year-old son through 323 hospital visits and 13 major surgeries in his short life.
NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp is proving to be a trash human being. Never forget that Sapp was arrested in 2015 in Arizona after he chased prostitutes down a hotel hallway naked. Sapp claimed that after paying the women some $600 for services, they wanted a tip, and Sapp ain’t out here tipping no prostitutes. He…
In a long overdue (and, frankly, yet to be seen) declaration, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez recently acknowledged the importance of black women to newly elected Alabama Sen. Doug Jones’ victory.
Omarosa Manigault Newman is out here lying. Wait, y’all know that she likes to sue, so let me clean that up a bit. Omarosa Manigault Newman is getting ahead of the rumors that claim she took her earrings off and Vaseline’d her face after White House chief of staff John Kelly asked Omarosa what it is that she does, and…
A Spokane, Wash., bar manager is recovering from his injuries after he was attacked last week in his establishment while trying to remove two customers he said were hurling racial slurs.
So, a city official walks into work one day and allegedly pumps a shotgun toward his “liberal” co-worker. When the cops come a-calling (because, you know, what the entire fuck), he claims he was just “teasing” the female clerk.
Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past year, you have heard net neutrality mentioned in the news over and over again, especially in the last month. Because unless we do something to stop it, Federal Communications Committee Chairman Ajit Pai is determined to push a vote Thursday that will completely…
The FBI created a 12-page document that ostensibly targets the Black Lives Matter movement titled, “Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement Officers.” It claims that the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., was the tipping point for widespread anger and violence. Yet…
You might remember Alyssa Parker. She’s the Buena Vista University cheerleader who took a stand for racial injustice and quit her cheerleading squad after the school issued a policy mandating that players and cheerleaders stand during the national anthem.
According to pundits, Alabama civil rights hero Doug Jones was a long shot against accused pedophile Roy Moore.
Further scrutiny of the family of Keaton Jones has dredged up the fact that, while his mother may be accused of being a racist, his father definitely has all the makings of a white supremacist.
Omarosa Manigault Newman, reality star and aunt who brings store-bought pound cake to Thanksgiving dinner, is leaving her post in the Trump administration and her position as Black Person in the Trump administration.