Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion trade blows on social media

The Tory Lanez – Megan Thee Stallion fiasco keeps getting more interesting. On Feb. 23, reports were floating around social media stating that Lanez’s DNA was not found on the gun reportedly used in the shooting incident in July 2020. Those reports have been deleted, but they stayed up long enough for people to believe […]

Ex-cheerleader found guilty of killing 3 women; may get death penalty

On the evening of Feb. 22, Robert Hayes was found guilty of the deaths of three Florida prostitutes more than 15 years ago. Laquetta Gunther’s body was found in between an auto parts store and an empty utility building around Dec. 2005. Julie Green’s body was found on a dirt road at a construction site […]

Be The Match® executive Erica Jensen discusses how to save Black lives

Erica Jensen has 20 years of experience driving strategic growth for Fortune 500 corporations. She joined Be The Match® in 2019 as senior vice president of marketing of member engagement, enrollment and experience. Her work focuses on growing the Be The Match Registry® and eliminating disparities within multicultural communities so all patients with blood cancers […]

Woman claiming to be mother of Future’s child headed to court after DNA test

A Texas woman claiming to the mother of rapper Future’s child has been relentless in her efforts to prove he is the father. The Blast says Cindy Parker already has tried on multiple occasions to have Future, whose real name is Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, served with court papers that would require him to take a […]

Woman in a coma for 14 years gives birth, police searching for father

There are continuing developments in the story of 29-year-old comatose woman who gave birth recently to a baby boy. Providers at Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix were shocked when the woman, who had been a vegetative state for several years, went into labor on Dec. 29, 2018. According to the facility, they had no idea the […]

Can Kim Kardashian save the life of death row inmate Kevin Cooper?

A tweet by Kim Kardashian this past Sunday may mean new hope for California death row inmate Kevin Cooper. Cooper has been on death row since he was convicted in 1985 of a quadruple murder of a family in the Chino Hills suburb of Los Angeles. The crime scene was bloody and brutal. Law enforcement insists […]

Wrongfully convicted Black man freed after 40 years

in 1976, a single strand of hair tied Ledura Watkins to the robbery and murder of a woman in Detroit. An FBI lab technician gave the evidence during his murder trial and at the age of 21, Watkins was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Now after 40 years in a Michigan […]

Kendrick Lamar drops ‘DNA’ video for the culture

After dropping the highly criticized video for “Humble,” Kung Fu Kenny has roared back with his fourth studio album, DAMN, and the video for “DNA.” The video starts off with Don Cheadle and Kendrick Lamar facing off in a gory dungeon-like basement. After pressing a button on the intricate machine located on the table, Cheadle […]

DNA tests inspire new photo series on race and identity

In They Still Live, Denver-based artists Thomas “Detour” Evans and Tya Alisa Anthony present a series combining DNA, African relics and African Americans in Denver. For the project, Evans and Anthony had each model conduct DNA testing provided by Ancestry.com. Based on the results,  models were then photographed with pieces from the Paul Hamilton collection of African art […]

Colorado inmate claims to be Prince’s son: DNA results are in

Carlin Q. Williams, 39, filed legal documents last month claiming his mom met Prince in the lobby of the Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri back in July 1976. Carlin’s mom, Marsha Henson, said in an affidavit she drank wine, checked into a room, and had unprotected sex with the singer. She stated that […]

Judges say Black death row inmate is innocent, but he’s still set to be executed

California is set to execute death row inmate Kevin Cooper for a brutal murder that occurred in 1983. Cooper was sentenced to death in 1985 for the brutal murder of a family in the Chino Hills suburb of Los Angeles. Law enforcement insists that Cooper killed Douglas and Peggy Ryen, their 10-year-old daughter Jessica, and […]

An all-White jury gave justice to the Black victims of serial rapist cop

In the past when a Black woman accused a White man of rape and an all-White jury was selected, it did not bode well for the woman’s case. Historically, Black women raped by a White men seem to have an extra hurdle to jump when trying to convince a jury that their allegations are true. The […]

Teen author Stone Erickson says race means nothing

For thousands of years we as a society have struggled to find new ways of marginalizing people into the most arbitrary little boxes in order to justify our pretentious preconception that we are somehow better than our peers. We have used our religions, philosophies, and most notably our skin color as mere pretext in our […]

Jewish folks say post traumatic slave disorder is real. Now do you believe?

When Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary coined the term Post Traumatic Slave Disorder in 2006 to describe the lingering effects of slavery on Blacks in America, she was met with ridicule by mainstream media pundits and academic critics. Her book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing spelled out in detail how overt […]

Black man cleared of rape by DNA test he did not request

Almost 14 years ago, Michael Phillips of Dallas, Texas, was accused of a crime he did not commit. Now, thanks to the testing of a DNA rape kit, he has been cleared of all charges. In 1990, Phillips was accused of raping a 16-year-old girl at a hotel where he lived and worked. The victim […]