Dear Black men: We need you

(Photo credit: / Laurin Rinder) Megan Thee Stallion hit us with a deep conversation about protecting Black women. Throughout history, there have been countless times that our voices have been squashed and our bodies have been victimized. Why are we forgotten? Why is our worth questionable? After the vice presidential debate, the customary “angry […]

Why R. Kelly’s ex-wife has threatened to sue Lifetime

R.Kelly’s ex-wife has threatened to sue Lifetime. Andrea “Drea” Kelly — who has three children with the disgraced singer — has blasted the network for misleading viewers into thinking she will appear in Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning by using footage from the original documentary in the new promotional video as she refused […]

Cyntoia Brown-Long explains how any woman can fall victim to sex trafficking

Cyntoia Brown-Long became a victim of sex trafficking as a teenager. After years of being in and out of juvenile facilities, she ran away from home and met a man, Garion “Kut Throat” McGlothen, who forced her into prostitution. Her story is similar to millions who have been victims of sex trafficking. She would eventually […]

R. Kelly’s former hairstylist opens up about her past with the singer

The former hairdresser for R.Kelly has spoken out about him. Lanita Carter has decided to waive her anonymity because she is no longer “ashamed” of what she claims happened between her and the “I Believe I Can Fly” hitmaker, who is facing 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Carter is claiming that she was allegedly […]

R. Kelly victims speak out at ‘rolling out’ watch party and I cried

Watching  “Surviving R. Kelly” on television is one thing, but having the chance to actually sit down and hear from several alleged victims became an emotional rollercoaster for this writer. Only here to do my job, but hearing the words and seeing the victims’ faces and watching them cry was much more powerful than anything […]

Mass incarceration of Black women soaring

It has been 47 years since President Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs” that was in fact also a systemic war on Blacks in America. Although much attention is given to the incarceration of Black men, a growing number of Black women are also being jailed at a higher rate. Although drug use and drug […]

6 children killed in Baltimore house fire

A tragic house fire in Baltimore has claimed the lives of six young children whose mother worked for Congressman Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland. According to fire officials the blaze broke out around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday while the mother Katie Malone — a veteran staffer with Maryland U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings was at home with her nine children. […]

Victims of Pulse nightclub shooting receive medical bill surprise  

In June of this year, America was shocked as a gunman opened fire at Pulse nightclub  in Orlando, Florida, which catered to gay clientele. The shooter, Omar Mateen, killed 49 people and injured another 50 in his shooting rampage, making it one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern American history. Victims filled local emergency rooms […]

Crybaby rapist cop Daniel Holtzclaw’s prison mug shot released

Convicted serial rapist cop Daniel Holtzclaw is now behind bars and sporting a new look. Law enforcement officials released the mugshot of Holtzclaw as he begins to serve his 263-year prison sentence for the rape of at least 13 Black women in a poor section of Oklahoma City, OK. The disgraced officer now has a […]

Victims identified in Charleston church massacre

Victims assassinated at Mother Emanuel were beloved by family and community Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church has a rich history. It’s the oldest AME church in the South. It opened in 1818 under the leadership of the late Bishop Morris Brown, the second bishop of the AME Church and the namesake of Morris Brown College, an […]

Passengers killed in Amtrak train crash identified

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The tragic and deadly train crash that claimed the lives of seven people and injured over two hundred has shocked the nation. Authorities have revealed that Amtrak train 188 was traveling more than 100 mph in a curve that has a speed limit of 50 mph. Here are the pictures of victims that have been released: Dr. Derrick Griffith-Dean, Medgar […]

Jay-Z does good deed for Hurricane Sandy victims

There’s a good rumor spreading around TriBeCa, a popular New York City neighborhood, about rap mogul Jay-Z. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Hov is fulfilling his altruistic duties and has reportedly purchased a generator for his lower Manhattan apartment. His neighbors are singing his praises. Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s loft at 195 Hudson Street that is […]

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