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Super Bowl 50: Broncos Stun Panthers as Defense Turns Super Cam into Clark Kent

It may not have been the prettiest win but it was effective as the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 in front of 71,088 at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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Letoya Luckett Stars In TV One Series ‘Here We Go Again’, Talks Steamy Chemistry With Co-Star

Two time Grammy award winning singer and former Destiny’s Child member Letoya Luckett stars in the new TV One series, Here We Go Again, alongside Wendy Raquel Robinson, Andra Fuller and Kyndall Ferguson.

“It’s a fun show. It’s a different concept. I …read more

[Watch] Get Rid of Student Loan Debt in 3 Years!

About 40 million Americans are struggling to pay $1 trillion in student loan debt. This is an issue of significant importance to the black community considering more than 40% of African American families have student loan debt. African American families also carry more student loan debt …read more

Jay Z’s Tidal Selects #BlackLivesMatter for $1.5M Donation

Wow, check out how Tidal is stepping up to the plate.

Jay Z‘s music streaming site says it’s donating $1.5 million to #BlackLivesMatter and other organizations. The funds were generated from its October’s Tidal X: 10/20 charity concert.

The announcement was made on Friday, the same day Trayvon Martin would have turned …read more

Angela Davis Stopped From Visiting Separatist in Spain Jail

MADRID (AP) — A delegation including American rights activist Angela Davis has been turned away from a Spanish prison where it tried to visit imprisoned Basque separatist politician Arnaldo Otegi.

Davis, Spanish rock musician Fermin Muguruza and Basque politician Amaia Izko tried to visit Logrono prison where Otegi is serving a …read more

Police: 2 Dead, 4 Hurt in Shooting After Mississippi Parade

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — A shooting after a Mardi Gras parade in Pass Christian killed two men and wounded four other people Sunday, south Mississippi authorities said.

Carlos Bates, 29, of Gulfport, and Isiah Major III, 43, of Bay St. Louis both died at the scene, Harrison County Coroner Gary …read more

Divers Find 2 Bodies, Wreckage of Small Plane Off California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two bodies and the wreckage of a small plane were found Sunday by divers searching in the water off Southern California for evidence following a midair collision believed to have killed three people, authorities said.

Divers made the discovery about 100 feet below the surface, in an …read more

Alicia Keys Gives Positive Vibes At Pre-Super Bowl Show

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alicia Keys was energetic when she performed for a loud and excited audience at a pre-Super Bowl party, but she also got serious at the top of her show.

Keys opened her performance Friday night at Levi’s The City Stage with words about Mario Woods, the 26-year-old …read more

5 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas For Singles and Couples

Candle-lit dinners. Long-stemmed red roses. Chocolate candy. Yes, folks, it’s about that time of the year again. But if you’re looking for something unique to do for Valentine’s Day, we’ve rounded up a few great ideas. And, if you’re single in the city? Newsflash: Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples, …read more

Black History at Home and Abroad: 13 Leaders Whose Impact Went Global

Esteemed poet, Rita Dove

Black History Month is underway in the U.S., and Canada this month, and in the U.K. in October. It’s a time to celebrate the immense contributions of African Americans to the betterment of the nation, and some have not only made an impact on our shores but …read more

How Police Violence Broke My Boyfriend and Ruined Our Relationship

Few things in life are harder than witnessing a person you love die a little each day and knowing you don’t have a cure. That’s exactly what it felt like to be in a relationship with a man who physically survived a violent attack from a police officer but never …read more

Ralph Bunche: A Diplomat Who Would Not Negotiate on Race

In April 1949, President Harry S. Truman offered Ralph Bunche a coveted position as the assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern, South Asian and African affairs. The position would make Bunche, then the United Nations’ chief mediator between Israel and the Arab states, the highest-ranking African American in …read more

3 Ways to Escalate Your Accountability

It’s been a month. The newness of the year has washed over you. You’re probably feeling like you’ve still got plenty of time to achieve your goals. But, you don’t. Not really. In fact, developing a sense of urgency at this juncture is critical.

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Beyonce Announces Formation Tour, Joins Coldplay And Bruno Mars At Super Bowl Halftime Show

Coldplay may have been the official headliners for the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show, but the B’s stole the show.

While Chris Martin and Co. kicked off the electric lights-filled performance, Bruno Mars and Beyonce took the field for a ’90s infused dance off. After completely setting the Internet on …read more

Ta-Nehisi Coates To Deliver Howard University’s 2016 Charter Day Address

Howard University recently announced that Between the World and Me author Ta-Nehisi Coates will give the school’s prestigious Charter Day Address this March.

Coates will join the likes of California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Jamie Dimon who gave past addresses in …read more

A Confederate Flag Will Not Be Placed Across From Alabama HBCU

As more and more Confederate flags seem to be coming down across the American South, some continue to keep popping up.

One of these new places being eyed was in close proximity to the HBCO Alabama State University, but thankfully that won’t be happening, the Tallahassee Tribune reported.

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Under Armour Announces Global Partnership With Dwayne Johnson

Under Armour announced a global partnership with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the dynamic actor, producer, and global superstar most known for his part in the powerhouse film franchise Fast & Furious. As part of the long-term partnership, Johnson will work with the sportswear brand to create a range of products …read more

Beyoncé Drops ‘Formation’ for the People, the Black People

Well, that was black.

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Cam Wins Pro Football’s MVP Award

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton goes into tonight’s Super Bowl match as a winner. On Saturday, the NFL named him its most valuable player for the 2015 season, the Charlotte Observer reports.

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Predominately White School District in Maryland Bans Class Trips to Baltimore

Students from Harford County won’t be visiting Baltimore any time soon to soak up the city’s rich culture. The school district, which is 80 percent white, has a ban on sending their kids to Charm City.

School officials “pointed to unrest in the city following the death of Freddie Gray, which …read more

Blue Ivy Makes Appearance In Beyonce’s New Video, ‘Formation’

Queen B has decided to bless us with a video for her brand new single “Formation!”

The surprise video was filmed in New Orleans and pays major tribute to B’s Creole roots. In the video, Beyoncé is rolling deep with a team of sexy dancers. Posted up on top of …read more

Chicago Cop Who Fatally Shot Quintonio LeGrier Sues Teen’s Estate

The white policeman who fatally shot 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and a neighbor claims that the incident traumatized him and filed a $10 million lawsuit Friday against the teen’s estate, the Associated Press reports.

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Black History Month: Mountain Climber Sophia Danenberg

American mountain climber Sophia Danenberg made history in 2006 at age 34 when she became the first African American and the first black woman to reach the peak of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Prior to this feat, Danenberg managed indoor air quality projects with United Technologies.

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White Supremacist Pleads Guilty in Plot to Attack Churches and Synagogues

A Virginia man admitted to a judge that he planned to attack black churches and synagogues in the hope of triggering a race war.

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Beyonce Treats Fans to New  Music Video

Beyonce grabbed music’s center stage on Saturday when she surprised her fan by releasing “Formation,” a hot new single and accompanying music video, on YouTube.

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No Pork on His Fork, and 5 Other Things You Didn’t Know About Cam Newton

Cam Newton lives his life out loud. His dress, dance and exuberance for a game he’s been playing since he was a child are evident every time he steps on the field. He lives for these moments. It’s as if the universe blessed him with pearly whites just so he …read more

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