touchfm raid

Bro. Charles Statement on TOUCH FM raid

The FCC raided the office of Dorchester-based company TOUCH 106.1 FM on April 17th, 2014.
TOUCH 106.1 FM would like to say THANK YOU Boston for the wonderful 8 yrs we had together.
The staff, volunteers, radio personalities, and management which makes up TOUCHFM will continue to be the voice of the people of Boston.



Accepting Your Responsibility to Rebuild Your Community

Thumbnail for 28267

In a Vision of the Apocalypse, What Fate Awaits the People of Africa?

This image is part of a weekly series that The Root is presenting in conjunction with the Image of the Black Archive & Library at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

…read more

Thumbnail for 28265

Bill Cosby Tried to Teach Whites About Blacks

Bill Cosby came under fire during his early professional years for not addressing race in his comedy routines. Journalist Mark Whitaker reveals in his new book, Cosby: His Life and Times, how the entertainer refused to label himself a black comedian, but he spent the bulk of his career …read more

Thumbnail for 28263

CCH Pounder Is The Hardest Working Actress On TV

There must be something about actress CCH Pounder that screams authority.

The actress left her mark as a detective in the critically-acclaimed FX series The Shield. She was a formidable presence as a district attorney last season on FX’s Sons of Anarchy and will appear on the show’s final season …read more

Thumbnail for 28261

Labor Board Says CNN Must Re-Hire Workers They Fired

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board ruled against the CNN cable television network on Monday in an 11-year-old labor dispute, ordering the network to rehire or compensate about 300 former workers.

The NLRB agreed with a November 2008 ruling by one of its administrative judges that CNN improperly replaced …read more

Thumbnail for 28259

California Wildfires Burn 100 Homes

WEED, Calif. (AP) — A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Friday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said.

This tiny town near the base of Mount …read more

Thumbnail for 28213

‘The View’ Reboot Begins Its First Week

NEW YORK (AP) — Daytime’s “The View” revealed its latest makeover Monday, opening the post-Barbara Walters era with a new set, new boss, mostly new team and a promise to be provocative again.

Whoopi Goldberg is the only holdover on the daytime chatfest, which has faded in recent years as competitors …read more

Thumbnail for 28211

The White House Supports Police Body Cameras

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution to the mistrust between police and their communities that fueled unrest last month in Ferguson, Missouri.

More than 150,000 people signed an online White House petition urging President Barack Obama to “create a …read more

Thumbnail for 28209

Robin Thicke ‘I Was High on Vicodin & Alcohol’ While Recording Blurred Lines’

The Hollywood Reporter got hot hold of the April deposition tied to the lawsuit from Marvin Gaye’s family against Robin Thicke and producer Pharrell Williams alleging they used elements of Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” for “Blurred Lines” without permission.

While Thicke maintains that the song isn’t stolen, according to …read more

Thumbnail for 28207

Dems Roll Out New 7-Figure Ad Campaign Ahead of Midterms

Reminding people to vote costs money. And to that end, the Democratic National Committee is spending a pretty penny—seven-figures worth—on a national media campaign to get the word out that there is indeed a midterm election coming up and that black, Latino, women, Asian and young Americans—who all show up …read more

Thumbnail for 28205

Terrence Howard Denies Bashing Black Women

Terrence Howard wants you to know that he is highly upset his name has been used to bash Black women.

Ever since video of Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancée Janay Palmer surfaced, tons of people have had something to say about their relationship and what was seen on the …read more

Thumbnail for 28203

Don’t Rush to Judge Parents Who Use a Switch to Discipline Kids

Last Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings’ star running back, Adrian Peterson, was indicted on charges of “injury to a child” for striking his 4-year-old son with a tree branch—what many African Americans would call a whipping with a “switch.”

…read more

Thumbnail for 28201

Bill Cosby To Loan Art Collection to Smithsonian

WASHINGTON (AP) — After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art announced Monday that the entire Cosby collection …read more

Thumbnail for 28199

Report: Ray Rice Expected to Appeal Indefinite Suspension from the NFL

Former Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice has plans to appeal the indefinite suspension levied against him by the NFL after video footage of Rice striking his then-fiancée in a casino elevator was released by TMZ.

…read more

Thumbnail for 28197

Ne-Yo Defends Asking His Fiance To Stop Having Children [VIDEO]

Your browser does not support iframes.

We cringed when Monyetta Shaw revealed, on “Hollywood Exes,” that she can no longer conceive children because she had her tubes burned following a mutual decision between her and then-fiance Ne-Yo. Shaw thought she and Ne-Yo would be together forever and that their family …read more

Thumbnail for 28195

Elise Neal Cast For Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic & You’ll Never Guess Who She’s Playing

Lifetime has wrangled its first big name for the network’s highly contested Aaliyah biopic by casting Elise Neal.

The “All Of Us” star has been tapped to play none other than Gladys Knight in “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B”, reports. Gladys and Aaliyah were related through marriage because she …read more

Thumbnail for 28193

The Red Flag Flies High Again on Prosecution in Brown Slaying

A little over a year ago the debate was fierce over whether Florida state prosecutor Angela “tough on Crime” Corey assigned to prosecute George Zimmerman for killing Trayvon Martin would dump the case.

There was good reason for the debate. Zimmerman was not a police officer. But he was seen as …read more

Thumbnail for 28191

SAY WHAT? Lindsay Lohan Claims She Handled Whitney Houston’s Body

The Coroner’s Office is denying claims from Lindsay Lohan that she had to handle Whitney Houston’s body during one of her court-ordered community service stints, saying that there is “no truth to the story, which had other factual errors as well. Ms. Lohan may well have cut and rolled plastic …read more

Congressman Suggest ‘Sexting’ as Political Tool

It’s clear that this was a mistake, but nevertheless, this gaffe is a good reminder of the importance of being up-to-date on the latest technology terms.

…read more

Thumbnail for 28188

Kanye West Humiliates Two Disabled Fans During Show

Kanye West totally and completely humiliated two handicapped fans in front of thousands of people by demanding that they stand up.

Kanye and his diva behavior have really gotten out of hand. Earlier this week, he was rushed to the hospital for a migraine headache…because apparently taking some aspirin and …read more

Thumbnail for 28186

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Writer Divorces Husband & Begins Dating Samira Wiley

Working on “Orange Is The New Black” brought one writer to the realization that she is a lesbian, and she’s begun dating a star of the show.

Who says you can’t find love on the job?!

Lauren Morelli recalled in a piece she wrote for that she’d spent months …read more

Thumbnail for 28184

Black Churches Are Becoming More Gay-Friendly [VIDEO]

Your browser does not support iframes.

A new study released by Duke University has found that acceptance of homosexual members in Black protestant churches has recently surged. The percentage of churches accepting of gay and lesbian members has risen from 44% in 2006 to 62% in 2012. 22% of Black …read more

Thumbnail for 28182

Minnesota Vikings Reinstate Adrian Peterson Amid Child Abuse Charges

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated and will play in this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints after being deactivated this past Sunday after being charged with child abuse.

…read more

Thumbnail for 28180

Mother Blames Race For Shooting of Son By Police

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black.

Susan Hunt of Saratoga Springs said her family wants answers about …read more

Thumbnail for 28178

Road Rage Victim: George Zimmerman Said He Was Going To Shoot Me Dead!

George Zimmerman — the former Florida Neighborhood Watch volunteer, who fatally shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin dead two years ago — is now being accused of threatening to kill another motorist in a fit of road rage, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Matthew Apperson of Winter Springs, Florida called 911 …read more

Thumbnail for 28176

Must-Watch Monday: 5 Shows You Need To See September 15

You might need to set your DVRs, beauties, because there are going to be few huge premieres hitting TV all day tomorrow.

Somehow, September 15 became Mega Monday as several must-watch shows have all decided to make their debuts tomorrow. In case you forgot what’s coming up, here’s a quick …read more

Thumbnail for 28174

Monica Performs National Anthem At Mayweather vs Maidana Fight [WATCH]

Grammy award winning singer Monica Brown performed the National Anthem at the highly anticipated Mayweather vs. Maidana fight this weekend.

The Atlanta native donned a black dress and debuted her new blonde locks while singing a capella at the famous MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Check out her performance above and tell …read more

12345Next ›Last »