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 29029

1.4 Million Threatened by Ebola Infection by 2015 if Epidemic Continues, CDC Says 

The number of Ebola cases has been greatly underreported, and, if something isn’t done soon, approximately 1.4 million individuals in West Africa could be infected by the deadly and unforgiving virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

…read more

Thumbnail for 29027

Gladys Knight Heads To ‘Empire’

Gladys Knight will soon be part of an empire. The iconic singer has signed on to play herself on the upcoming Fox series Empire, starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.

Created by Lee Daniels, the show focuses on a record label run by Howard’s character that has to shift gears …read more

Thumbnail for 29025

J. California Cooper, Prolific Writer, Dead at 82

SEATTLE (AP) — Prolific writer J. California Cooper, who was writing plays until Alice Walker suggested she switch to short stories and novels, because they were an easier path to a paycheck, has died at age 82.

Her daughter Paris Williams said Cooper died early Saturday after experiencing several heart attacks …read more

White House Intruders: Remembering Miriam Carey and How She Died

On Saturday a 19-year-old New Jersey man was arrested after he tried to drive past a barricaded entrance to the White House and refused to stop. And in an unprecedented security breach Friday evening, a 42-year-old Texas man jumped a fence and ran to the North Portico and entered …read more

Thumbnail for 29022

Cute Couple Alert: Serge Ibaka Teaches Keri Hilson Lingala

We ab-so-lute-ly love Sergi Ibaka and Keri Hilson as a couple. Seriously, can they just get married already and have babies? After breaking up earlier this year, the love birds have been going strong.

Serge is even teaching her Lingala–a Bantu language spoken throughout the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic …read more

Thumbnail for 29020

Mike Brown Memorial Burned Down In Ferguson [WATCH]

While the country waits on the Grand Jury’s decision on whether to arrest Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, the citizens of Ferguson are outraged all over again.

According to a video posted on YouTube, Brown’s memorial has been burned down.

Social media has been set ablaze at the …read more

Thumbnail for 29018

Mike Brown Memorial in Ferguson Destroyed in Fire

Mike Brown’s memorial, laid out on the street on which he died, was burnt in an unexplained blaze Tuesday morning,

…read more

Thumbnail for 29016

Stabbing Follows Chris Brown Performance in Hollywood

Another Chris Brown event has ended with someone going to the hospital

A person was stabbed following his performance Monday night at the Supperclub in Hollywood.

According to TMZ, the incident took place at an afterparty for the Drake/Lil Wayne concert.

Several people who were leaving got into a fight and one of …read more

Thumbnail for 29014

Police: 3 People Dead In Shooting At UPS Facility

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company’s warehouses in Alabama, leaving two people dead, police said. The shooter also was killed in the gunfire.

Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper told reporters that the gunman was wearing his uniform when he started shooting …read more

Thumbnail for 29012

How Not to Go Broke Getting a College Education

The Root Live: Bring It to the Table returns Wednesday, Sept. 24, with a highly informative discussion about ways to get a college education without going broke. The Root Live, sponsored by Prudential, is a weekly video series tackling financial concerns in the African-American community. Since higher education is a …read more

Thumbnail for 29010

J. California Cooper, Author and Playwright, Dies at 82  

Author J. California Cooper passed away at the age of 82, Saturday reports Ebony.

…read more

Thumbnail for 29008

Federal Prison Population Drops By Nearly 5,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal prison population has dropped in the last year by roughly 4,800, the first time in several decades that the inmate count has gone down, according to the Justice Department.

In a speech scheduled Tuesday in New York City, Attorney General Eric Holder planned to say that …read more

Thumbnail for 29006

Civil Rights Violations Don’t Block Police Depts From Getting Military Weapons [VIDEO]

Your browser does not support iframes.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.

That lack of communication between two Cabinet agencies adds to …read more

Thumbnail for 29004

AG Holder Announces Grants For Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention

Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) announced Monday a new grant program aimed at bolstering efforts to prevent domestic violence homicides. The Justice Department will give a combined total of $2.6 million in grants to four sites to implement a two-year model of reduction of the homicides.

The sites that have …read more

Thumbnail for 29002

‘F**k it, I Quit’ News Anchor Charlo Greene Explains Why She Said it [Watch]

One day after quitting her job live on the air at KTVA, Charlo Greene is explaining her reason behind making the memorable exit from the TV station … in a cockeyed kinda way.

Via a YouTube video released Monday, the now former Anchorage, Alaska news anchor stated her departure was necessary …read more

Thumbnail for 29000

Apollos Hester: Texas HS Football Player’s Epic Post-Game Speech Goes Viral

If Apollos Hester doesn’t make it to the NFL, the running back for the East View High School Patriots in Georgetown, Texas definitely has a career in motivational speaking.

After Hester, who scored one touchdown, helped lead his team to a tough win against the Vandegrift Vipers (42-41), TWC News …read more

Thumbnail for 28998

Man Wrongly Imprisoned for 13 Years Sues New York City

Johnnie O’Neal won back his freedom about a year ago, but the 54-year-old who spent 13 years behind bars for a rape and robbery that he did not commit is now seeking compensation from New York City or the years he lost, the New York Daily News reports.

…read more

Thumbnail for 28996

RUMOR REPORT: Is Tyler Perry Soon To Be A Daddy?!

Whoa. Shut the front door!

That’s all we can say when we heard this news.

According to gossip site Bossip, at a birthday party Tyler Perry threw for his 45th birthday, the entertainment mogul announced that he’s expecting his first child.

An exclusive source, who attended the happening, told Bossip that Perry did …read more

Thumbnail for 28994

Songstress Tamia Talks Life, Love and Music

Songstress Tamia could be on either R&B Divas or Basketball Wives. After all, she was a hitmaker in the 90′s and 2000′s with songs like “Stranger In My House,” “I’m So Into You” and her sultry duet with Eric Benet “Spend My Life With You.” And for the last 15 …read more

Thumbnail for 28992

RUMOR REPORT: Tyler Perry Soon to be a Daddy?!

Whoa. Shut the front door!

That’s all we can say when we heard this news.

According to gossip site Bossip, at a birthday party Tyler Perry threw for his 45th birthday, the entertainment mogul announced that he’s expecting his first child.

An exclusive source, who attended the happening, told Bossip that Perry did …read more

Thumbnail for 28990

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Brings History To Life On ‘Finding Your Roots’


Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has made it a mission to uncover and celebrate history. One of his most compelling ways to do so is the work he does in genealogy. On the show African-American Lives, he traced the ancestry of African-Americans (including Tom Joyner’s) through slavery …read more

Thumbnail for 28988

Stars To Pay Tribute To Mavis Staples

CHICAGO (AP) — Mavis Staples is getting the tribute treatment.

An all-star lineup of musicians including Gregg Allman, Aaron Neville, Taj Mahal, Eric Church, Michael McDonald, Patty Griffin and more will salute Staples during the I’ll Take You There – Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples tribute concert Nov. 19 in …read more

Thumbnail for 28986

Black BP Executive Allegedly Fired Over Braided Hair and Ethnic Clothing

Add this to the list of job firings that occur for no good reason.

The folks at The Huffington Post report that a lawsuit is coming to BP (British Petroleum Oil Co.) from Melphine Evans, a black former executive at the oil company. Evans is suing BP for allegedly firing her …read more

Thumbnail for 28984

Idaho Woman Charged With Felony Over Chewed Seat

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) A northern Idaho woman has been charged with a felony after police say she chewed up the upholstery of a patrol car seat.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports 42-year-old Staci Anne Spence was charged late last week with felony malicious injury to property and misdemeanors including resisting …read more

Thumbnail for 28982

‘For Better Or Worse’ Heads Back To OWN


For Better For Worse is back on OWN and actors Micheal Jai White and Tasha Smith have had some experience playing husband and wife. They were a couple in both of the Why Did I Get Married movies. Their characters proved to be so popular that Tyler Perry …read more

Thumbnail for 28980

Ancient Egyptian Women Buried With Weaves and Shoulder-Length Box-Braids

It’s a fairly custom practice now, that is, women—and I suspect especially black women—who sew in, glue in or have full-head weaves attached to their hair when they are buried. But because it seems like such a contemporary beauty regiment, archaeologists were puzzled to find a woman who was buried …read more

12345Next ›Last »