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Mexican Soccer Player Beats Up Kidnapper, Frees Himself

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Caught in a real-life win-or-lose challenge, soccer forward Alan Pulido overpowered a kidnapper, freed himself and then called police for help — a dramatic tale that shows how tough the professional player is, or how incompetent his abductors were.

One thing the story does show is …read more

Mexican Soccer Player Beats Up Kidnapper, Frees Himself

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Caught in a real-life win-or-lose challenge, soccer forward Alan Pulido overpowered a kidnapper, freed himself and then called police for help — a dramatic tale that shows how tough the professional player is, or how incompetent his abductors were.

One thing the story does show is …read more

Chicago Gun Violence Leaves 4 Dead, 49 Shot Over Memorial Day Weekend

Gun violence in Chicago reached alarming heights over Memorial Day weekend, with tragic news that over 40 people were shot, the Chicago Tribune reports.

City officials and community leaders fear the worst, saying the heightened gun violence will only increase over the summer. Rev. Corey Brooks, a pastor at …read more

Cincinnati Zoo Defends Killing Gorilla To Save Child

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo’s director on Monday defended the decision to kill a gorilla to protect a 4-year-old boy who entered its exhibit, noting it’s easy to second-guess after the child was recovered safely.

The male western lowland gorilla named Harambe was killed Saturday by a special zoo response …read more

Big Boi Starts Twitter War Over Motherhood Meme

On Memorial Day, Big Boi from Outkast started some mess and became a trending topic on Twitter. We don’t know what prompted it, but it seems he has a problem with mothers of today.

He posted a meme comparing mothers in the 70s to mothers today. On the left side, fictional …read more

Tom Joyner Foundation, HBCU Presidents Visit Cuba

From left to right: Raymond Burse, Kentucky State University President; Cynthia Jackson, Central State University President; Dr. Lester Newman, Jarvis Christian College President; Tom Joyner, TJF Chairman; Thomas Joyner, TJF President & CEO; Dr. Tashni Dubroy, Shaw University President; Dr. John M. Rudley, Texas Southern University President; and Texas Senator …read more

INSTADAILY: Celebs Turn Up For Memorial Day Weekend

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DMC: Commissioner Should Apologize For Words About Rap

NEW YORK (AP) — Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and hip-hop icon Darryl “DMC” McDaniels says the New York police commissioner’s recent comments — where he labeled rappers as thugs following a shooting at a hip-hop concert — are disrespectful and that the commissioner should apologize to rappers like …read more

Whitney Houston Estate in Court Fighting $11 Million Tax Bill

After Uncle Sam accused Whitney Houston‘s estate of under reporting its federal taxes, her heirs have filed a petition to challenge what the IRS claims it owes.

According to Bloomberg’s reporting of the May 23rd petition, Houston’s estate objects to the determination that $22.6 million has been underreported, which the IRS …read more

Solange Knowles & Husband Reportedly Expecting A Child

Solange Knowles and husband Alan Ferguson have a lot to celebrate.

Rumor has it that the married couple are expecting their first child together, according to B. Scott. Neither Solange nor Alan have confirmed the baby news. Nearly two years ago, the couple tied the knot in a beautiful wedding …read more

Activist Charles Wade Arrested For Pimping 17-Year-Old Girl?

Charles Wade, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist and co-founder of Operation Help or Hush, was arrested last month and charged with human trafficking and prostitution. Wade claims he was only trying to help a teenager find “housing” when he used his hotel points to book a room for her. …read more

Beyoncé’s Lemonade Earns Big For Tidal

Tidal signed up 1.2 million new users during the first week Beyoncé‘s new album “Lemonade” was available on the streaming service, The New York Times reports. Tidal remains the only place to legally stream the album, though it is available to download elsewhere, and is also on sale in physical …read more

2 Officers Injured After Man Sets Self On Fire At Festival

CHICAGO (AP) — A police spokeswoman says two officers were hospitalized after a man set himself and a building on fire during a Chicago street festival.

Officer Michelle Tannehill tells The Associated Press the officers were being treated for injuries not believed to be life-threatening. The man also was in custody …read more

Shootings At Houston Auto Shop Leave Gunman, Customer Dead

HOUSTON (AP) — A man came into a Houston auto detail shop and began shooting, killing a man known to be a customer and putting a neighborhood on lockdown Sunday before being killed by a SWAT officer, police said.

Several people were shot and injured, including a man authorities initially described …read more

‘Mommy Loves You!’: Boy Rescued After Gorilla Is Shot At Zoo

CINCINNATI (AP) — Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly and shouted, “Stay calm!” while one woman yelled, “Mommy loves you!” as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into a shallow moat at the Cincinnati Zoo.

The boy sat still in the water, looking up at the gorilla …read more

Blac Chyna And Rob K Stand To Make $1 Million For Baby Pics

Even if we had the money we wouldn’t do it, but we don’t have the money and we’re not a photo agency so it doesn’t matter. But apparently several companies who take snaps of celebs and their babies are willing to pay up to a million dollars for pics of …read more

WOW: Racist Chinese Laundry Detergent Commercial Hits The Web

This Chinese commercial is one you have to see to believe.

A Qiaobi laundry detergent ad depicts a Chinese woman observing a Black man in the distance. He longingly approaches her, with stains on his face, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

This racist laundry detergent …read more

Kanye West’s Creative Studio Broken Into, Believes It Was An Inside Job

It seems as though everyone is after Kanye West‘s treasures.

Just a few months after his laptop was stolen, another theft has occurred in ‘Ye’s life. Reports say someone broke into his creative studio located inside of his Calabasas home. According to TMZ, “Law enforcement sources …read more

Blue Lives Matter Movement Gets A Political Boost

The so-called Blue Lives Matter movement is gaining momentum through legislation that increases penalties for violence against police officers, McClatchy DC reports.

Louisiana became the first state to name public safety workers as a protected class under a hate crime law. The Washington Post reported that Gov. …read more

Paris Jackson Rocks Suit, Turquoise Hair to Prom

Paris Jackson is all grown up.

The daughter of the late and great Michael Jackson shared a photo of herself and her friend heading to their high school prom on Friday. Instead of wearing a traditional dress, Paris opted for a classy suit and tie to coordinate with her date’s dress.

To …read more

Harlem Drug Dealer Turned His Life Around In The Most Amazing Way

What a don: an ex-drug dealer turned his life around and graduated from Columbia University

— Complex UK (@complex_uk) May 23, 2016

A former Harlem drug dealer just received his bachelor’s degree from New York City’s Columbia University. David …read more

Harvard Graduate’s Speech Goes Viral

Spoken word poetry, it exists on participation,” said Donovan Livingston.

Livingston, a 2016 graduate at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, gave a powerful and prolific five-minute speech, that has since seen millions of views on Facebook.

On May 25, Livingston’s poem titled, “Lift Off,” highlighted the power of education and black liberation, …read more

Diddy Gets Emotional Watching His Son Graduate High School

Source: Chelsea Lauren / Getty

Three down, three more to go for Sean “Diddy” Combs.

The proud father of six celebrated the high school graduation of his son, Christian Casey Combs this week with family and friends. For the momentous occasion, Diddy looked overjoyed as his son wore his cap and gown …read more

Central Intelligence: Nate Parker, Will Packer, Gabrielle Union and More at the 2016 American Black Film Festival

It is confirmed that the new action comedy Central Intelligence, from director Rawson Marshall Thurber, will be the opening night screening of the 20th American Black Film Festival on Wednesday, June 15, at the Olympia Theater, 174 East Flagler Street, in Miami, Florida.

The highly anticipated film will be presented by …read more

We’re Sick to Our Stomachs over Food Delivery Apps

Food delivery services have become one of the most successful types of app businesses ever. Who doesn’t love the ease of ordering takeout with a few taps after a hard day’s work? However, the market has been saturated and is anticipated to crash.

According to CB Insights, VC funding …read more

First-Ever Detroit Startup Week Helps Black Business Hopefuls

The first annual Detroit Startup Week, powered by Chase, kicked off in May featuring over 100 events with some 2,500 participants attending free activities over the course of five days. Detroit’s inaugural Startup Week is expected to be largest first-year event in the global brand’s six-year history.

Ten learning …read more

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