If you recently bought strawberries, throw them out; here’s why

If you recently bought strawberries, you need to think twice about eating them. Health officials are investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A in the United States and Canada that could possibly be linked to organic strawberries. Hepatitis A is a contagious virus that could cause liver disease and is caused by contaminated food or water. […]

US Senate candidate burns Confederate flag in latest campaign ad (video)

Gary Chambers Jr., a United States Senate candidate in Louisiana, released a campaign ad in January 2022 titled “37 seconds” that shows him smoking marijuana. Apparently, he’s found more creative ways to promote his campaign. In his most recent ad, Chambers sets a Confederate flag on fire. He titled the ad, “Scars and Bars.” The […]

How the Black community can order COVID tests free today

Free at-home COVID-19 tests are now available to all Americans. Every home in the United States is eligible to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests. Orders will ship within seven to 12 days. The record number of positive cases in America seems to have finally peaked. On Jan. 14, there were over 900,000 positive cases […]

How the next March on Washington impacts freedom, equality and justice for all

For at least two centuries, Aug. 28 has been associated with freedom and expansion of democratic ideals and principles. The British Slavery Abolition Act received Royal Assent on Aug. 28, 1833, freeing more than 800,000 enslaved Africans in the Caribbean and South Africa as well as a small number in Canada. Ten suffragists were arrested […]

Simone Biles’ boyfriend praises her ‘strength and courage’ after withdrawal

Simone Biles‘ boyfriend Jonathan Owens has taken to social media to praise her “strength and courage” after she withdrew from events at the Tokyo Olympics due to mental health concerns. The 24-year-old US gymnast withdrew from the team all-around final and didn’t take part in the individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Games due to […]

Simone Biles insists she ‘didn’t quit’ the Olympics

Simone Biles went back at her critics and insisted she “didn’t quit” the Olympic Games. The 24-year-old gymnast — who decided to withdraw from the team all-around final after her first apparatus and didn’t complete in the individual all-around — has shared clips from her practice in Tokyo and opened up on her mental health […]

6 Blacks who claimed freedom then earned exponential wealth as slave owners

Contrary to popular opinion, slavery was not singularly unique to the United States and North America. Over the centuries it has been carried out on six of the seven continents. During the 13th century, the Mongols enslaved millions and frequently sold them in markets across Eurasia. Mansa Musa, King of the Mali Empire in the […]

John Legend loving politics, but not enough to run for president

“All of Me” singer John Legend has ruled out running for president despite loving “being involved in politics.” Legend admitted the possibility has “very lightly” crossed his mind, and though he enjoys helping people and getting involved with social justice issues, he ultimately won’t ever campaign for office as he thinks there are “better” ways […]

Spike Lee says no country has ‘handled racism better than the US’

According to Spike Lee, no country has “handled racism or slavery better than the US.” The 63-year-old filmmaker admits American society still witnesses “blatant acts of racism,” but he’s not sure if any other country is doing a better job of tackling discrimination. Spike said: “What other countries have handled racism or slavery better than […]

Mexico promises to take legal action against US after El Paso bloodshed

At least eight of the 22 dead in the El Paso, Texas, massacre on Saturday were reported Mexican nationals and someone has to answer for it, so says the Mexican government. In a statement, Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, called the bloodshed an act of “barbarism” and a “terrorist act against innocent Mexicans,” according to […]

Catholic bishops meet in Chicago as predatory priests exposed

For the past 20 years, multiple Catholic priests have been exposed as child molesters that the Vatican and local archdioceses have protected. It has caused the reassignment or resignation of Cardinals, bishops and parish priests across the globe. The United States is no different when it comes to these pedophile priests that have silently plagued communities […]

How the 2020 Census form will clarify your Blackness

Have you ever wanted to claim Wakanda as the part of Africa you represent in your heart? Well, when the 2020 Census is taken, you will be able to. Based in part on the fact that America continues to be a melting pot of cultures, the 2020 Census form will now ask a person identifying […]

‘Freeway’ Rick Ross is a man on a mission to empower his people

The crack-cocaine era of the 1980s was the genocidal pill that was administered to Black Americans following the advancements of the civil rights era. Millions of Black families lost their loved ones and even themselves to the powdery substance that could be injected or snorted. The “War on Drugs” that was started by President Richard Nixon […]

Trump abandons yet another Obama-era agreement

President Trump announced plans today to abandon directives of the Paris Climate Agreement, the landmark climate change agreement that sets out plans to curb actions that contribute to global climate change. The agreement, originally signed in 2015 by President Barack Obama, was also agreed to by every country in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate […]

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to run for president

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wants to run for president in 2020 and considers it to be a real possibility. The actor and wrestler, 45, believes he has what it takes to rule America and has been considering the idea of moving into politics “more and more” over the past year. He said, “I think that […]

North Carolina is no longer a democracy

According to a new report from the Electoral Integrity Project, a collective effort between Harvard University and the University of Sydney, North Carolina can no longer be classified as a functioning democracy. The EIP rated the state’s electoral integrity for this year’s election in the same low categories as “pseudo-democracies” such as Sierra Leone, Indonesia and Cuba. North […]

Zika virus symptoms

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Zika virus, which hit the U.S. for the first time in January when the first case was reported in Texas, was common in parts of Africa and South East Asia. In 2007, Zika, which is spread to people via mosquito bites, has been making its way […]

President Obama takes action on gun control in emotional plea

President Barack Obama has taken on the issue of gun control to the dismay of the NRA and other gun advocates. Obama cited the fact that the U.S. Congress has failed to take action on the proliferation of gun violence and its aftermath despite the rash of mass shootings and deaths in the country. President Obama […]

Fears over hoverboard heighten after Texas mall explosion

[jwplatform PqcYynPD] One of the most popular gifts this Christmas holiday was the hoverboard, which was available online and at many kiosks in busy malls across the country. However, there have been significant safety concerns with the toy that include a significant increase in fires and even explosions. On Monday, one customer was trying to return […]

Rapper Typ iLL talks military service and new album, ‘Veterans Day’

Hailing from Long Island, New York, the birthplace of such hip-hop luminaries as Rakim, LL Cool J, EPMD, Public Enemy, Biz Markie, De La Soul and Busta Rhymes, comes yet another standout lyricist to follow in those same legendary footsteps as his massively influential predecessors, and he goes by the name of Typ iLL. Let’s hop right […]