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Hyattsville, Maryland Mayor Kevin Ward Dies From Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Hyattsville Mayor Kevin Ward, 44, died by suicide Tuesday from what is being reported as “an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.” Get Breaking News & Exclusive Contest in Your Inbox:   Close Thank you for subscribing! Please be sure to open and click your first newsletter… Continue Reading “Hyattsville, Maryland Mayor Kevin Ward Dies From Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound”

Janet Jackson Says Brother Michael Teased Her About Her Weight As Kids In Upcoming Documentary

Source: NBC / Getty In her upcoming, two-part, documentary, Janet Jackson is said to have opened up about how her brother, Michael Jackson, teased her about her weight and called her names when they were children. In a short clip of the documentary that… Continue Reading “Janet Jackson Says Brother Michael Teased Her About Her Weight As Kids In Upcoming Documentary”

What’s Next For Voting Rights? Disappointed Civil Rights Leaders Won’t Give Up After Manchin, Sinema ‘Let Down’ Americans

Standing with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) speaks to reporters about voting rights outside of the Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on January 19, 2022, in Washington, D.C. ahead of the Senate vote on voting rights legislation. |… Continue Reading “What’s Next For Voting Rights? Disappointed Civil Rights Leaders Won’t Give Up After Manchin, Sinema ‘Let Down’ Americans”

Urban One Honors “The Soundtrack of Black America” Live Tonight On TV One & Cleo TV!

ICON RECIPIENTS JENNIFER HUDSON, TIMBALAND,  JIMMY JAM AND TERRY LEWIS, GAMBLE AND HUFF & TASHA COBBS LEONARD TO BE RECOGNIZED AT THE 2022 URBAN ONE HONORS PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE. H.E.R., MARLON WAYANS, TYRESE, KELLY PRICE, TANK, JERMAINE DUPRI, VASHAWN MITCHELL AND MORE APPEAR ALONGSIDE HOST NE-YO… Continue Reading “Urban One Honors “The Soundtrack of Black America” Live Tonight On TV One & Cleo TV!”

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby Indicted On Federal Charges

Source: Jerod Harris / Getty More trouble for Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby who has faced stiff criticism from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan as of late. On Thursday, Mosby was charged in a federal indictment. She’s accused of filing misleading information and paperwork… Continue Reading “Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby Indicted On Federal Charges”

Whole Foods Doubles Down On Banning Employees From Wearing BLM Masks At Work

Source: Newsday LLC / Getty The Amazon-owned supermarket chain Whole Foods is doubling down on its policy banning workers from wearing masks emblazoned with the phrase, “Black Lives Matter.” According to a report by Bloomberg, the company has accused the federal government of violating… Continue Reading “Whole Foods Doubles Down On Banning Employees From Wearing BLM Masks At Work”

Sidney Poitier, Iconic Actor & First Black Man to Win Oscar, Dead At 94

Source: VALERY HACHE / Getty Sidney Poitier, the legendary actor, pioneer, trailblazer, and activist who broke many racial and color barriers in the entertainment industry, starring some of Hollywood’s most iconic movies ever, has passed away at 94. Sidney Poitier was the first black… Continue Reading “Sidney Poitier, Iconic Actor & First Black Man to Win Oscar, Dead At 94”

Former Washington Running Back Clinton Portis Sentenced To Prison For Fraud

Source: ESPN Richmond / ESPN   Today, January 6, 2021, Former Washington running back Clinton Portis, 40, was sentenced to 6 months in federal prison as well as 6 months of home detention after pleading guilty in September to conspiracy to commit health care fraud.… Continue Reading “Former Washington Running Back Clinton Portis Sentenced To Prison For Fraud”

Happy Birthday, Mama Tina! Celebrate With Tina Knowles-Lawson’s New Talk Show

Source: Allen Berezovsky / Getty Happy Birthday, Tina Knowles-Lawson! The businesswoman, fashion designer, philanthropist and recent talk show host is celebrating her 68th birthday today. Mrs. Knowles-Lawson debuted her new Facebook talk show, “Talks With Mama Tina,” Wednesday, Dec. 23. To some, she is… Continue Reading “Happy Birthday, Mama Tina! Celebrate With Tina Knowles-Lawson’s New Talk Show”

The University Of The District Of Columbia Receives Historic Donation

The University of the District of Columbia is one of the latest institutions to receive a historic donation amongst the wave of support for HBCUs throughout the country. The institution closed out 2021 with a multi-million endowment from an anonymous donor. (Washington Post) The… Continue Reading “The University Of The District Of Columbia Receives Historic Donation”