White House To Order Health Care Alternatives

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system.

President Donald Trump has …read more

Ava Duvernay, Issa Rae, Jay-Z Up For An NAACP Image Award

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, actress/producer Issa Rae and rap mogul Jay-Z are among the six nominees for the 49th NAACP Image Awards Entertainer of the Year honors.

General public voting is now open through Nov. 17at the Image Awards official website, naacpimageawards.net.

Actor Chadwick Boseman, singer …read more

The Weeknd Teams Up With Marvel For ‘Starboy’ Comic Book

The Weeknd’s clandestine venture with Marvel Comics has finally come to light.

During an appearance at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 7, 2017, the singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, transformed his Starboy persona into a comic book character for a new Starboy comic series, due …read more

Trump Administration To Terminate Obama’s Climate Plan

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

“The war on coal is over,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt declared in the coal mining …read more

NeNe Leakes Booed After Telling Heckler ‘I Hope Your Uber Driver Rapes You’

NeNe Leakes has come under fire for wishing rape on a heckler during her stand-up comedy show Saturday in California.

During her act, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, 49, joked about male Uber drivers trying to have sex with their female passengers. The audience began loudly booing, prompting …read more

Business Event Planning Tips Entrepreneurs Need to Know

If you are considering planning an event, one often overlooked question to ask yourself is, “Why do I want to have a live event and what is the end goal or purpose of my event?” Event planning, without a defined and desired result, along with a specific plan of …read more

T. I. Joins Boycott Against Houston’s Restaurant In Atlanta

Over the weekend, Atlanta residents came together to picket local restaurant Houston’s after workers there were accused of discriminating against its African-American customers.

Atlanta rapper T.I. showed up at the boycott outside the restaurant, chanting along with protestors, “Whose city? Our city!”

“We have closed Houston’s down for the moment, indefinitely,” T.I …read more

Black Chyna’s Mom Tokyo Toni Wants O. J. To Know She’s Available!

Apparently “The Juice” is loose in more ways than one.

Page Six is reporting that one of the first things O.J. Simpson did upon his release after nine years in lockdown, wants to do is find some “companionship.”

“He sent word … to the Bunny Ranch,” the insider said of Nevada’s …read more

Nate Marches Across U. S. East Coast, Dumping Heavy Rains

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Nate slogged its way across the U.S. East Coast on Monday, dumping heavy rains and bringing gusty winds to inland states as a tropical depression, a day after Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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Detroit Man Sentenced After Killing A Teen Over Air Jordan’s

A 20-year-old man headed to court for sentencing on Thursday, October 5, 2017. He pleaded guilty to murder charges after shooting and killing a 17-year-old during an arranged meeting to sell Air Jordan’s.

Dante Tyrell Ford pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and felony firearm violations in September according to …read more

Black Man Arrested For Punching NYPD Traffic Officer

A man was arrested in Staten Island on Thursday, October 7, 2017, for knocking out an NYPD traffic agent.

27-year-old Divon Cochrane was charged with two counts of assault and one of harassment according to police.

CBS News reports that Cochrane was caught on a surveillance video punching the traffic agent.

The 50-year-old …read more

TV One’s ‘Bobbi Kristina’ Biopic Premieres Sunday, October 8 [Trailer]

TV One’s Bobbi Kristina biopic debuts this weekend.

Billed as “an honest and moving look at the young woman at the center of one of the most talked-about stories in recent years,” the film will premiere on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT.

Joy Rovaris stars in …read more

Nate Aims At New Orleans: Will Pumps To Drain The City Work?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Tropical Storm Nate formed and forecasts put New Orleans in its projected path for this weekend, one big question loomed for residents and business owners: Will the pumps work?

“That’s now a thought in everybody who lives in New Orleans,” said Devin Shearman, a …read more

Solange Knowles Debuts Blonde Hair & New Ink AT NYC Event

Solange Knowles showed up at Surface magazine’s inaugural Travel Awards with a fresh look for fall, complete with blonde hair and a new tattoo.

The singer presented Designer of the Year to Anda Andrei and posted to Instagram that it was a “vry (sic) rare night out for ya girl.”

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Thousands Mourn Slain Officer As Las Vegas Probe Goes On

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock booked rooms over other music festivals in the months before opening fire on a country music festival, authorities said, while thousands came out to mourn a police officer who was one of the 58 people he killed.

Paddock booked rooms overlooking …read more

U. S. Hiring Fell 33,000 In September, Depressed By Hurricanes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. shed 33,000 jobs in September because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which closed thousands of businesses in Texas and Florida and forced widespread evacuations. It marked the first monthly hiring decline in nearly seven years.

The unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent from 4.4 …read more

Parts of Louisiana Evacuated As Tropical Storm Nate Heads Towards U.S.

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Tropical Storm Nate roared toward Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 22 deaths, and forecasters said it could reach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend.

Louisiana officials declared a state of emergency and ordered …read more

Denzel Washington Meets An 86-Year-Old Fan In Chicago

It’s never too late. For an 86-year-old Chicago woman, it certainly wasn’t too late to meet Denzel Washington. A lifelong fan, Juanita Hubbard got the visit she never expected – from the Oscar winner himself.

In Chicago and driving around a once-familiar neighborhood, Washington stopped to get …read more

Black Model’s Video Reveals Discrimination At Paris Fashion Week

A recent Instagram post by black model Londone Myers has given viewers visual proof of the racism that goes on behind the scenes at major fashion events.

In a time-lapse video, Myers is shown backstage at a show during Paris Fashion Week. Behind her, a group of white models gets their …read more

Jill Scott To Turn Up The Heat As Lady Eve In CW’s ‘Black Lightning’

Critically acclaimed actress and four-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer Jill Scott will turn up the heat as she joins the cast of The CW’s upcoming drama “Black Lightning,” the new series from Warner Bros. Television and based on DC characters, debuting in midseason 2018.

Known for her sensual smooth voice, tantalizing …read more

Earlham College’s New President Is Alan C. Price

Last month, Alan C. Price was inaugurated as the president of my alma mater, Earlham College, a small, liberal arts school in Richmond, Indiana, that was founded by Quakers. He is the school’s first president of color, and the first who’s served in the armed forces.

(Alan Price. Image: …read more

Judge Intends To Dismiss Second Suit Against Black Lives Matter

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge says he intends to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Black Lives Matter and several movement leaders of inciting violence that led to a gunman’s deadly ambush of law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge last year.

U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson issued that warning …read more

Taking ‘Happy Meals’ To A Whole New Level

When you buy a meal at McDonald’s you expect to see a juicy burger or chicken sandwich next to some nice fries. And maybe a toy for your kid in there “Happy Meal.”

Well, a manager at a McDonalds in Bronx, New York has gone a little too far to make …read more

Man Who Threatened To Kill Howard University Students Has Been Jailed

An Alexandria, Virginia man has been arrested two years after he allegedly threatened to kill African Americans at Howard University.

John Edgar Rust, 26, faces up to five years in prison if convicted after he was arrested Wednesday, October 4, 2017, on charges of threatening murder online. According to court …read more

Police On The Hunt For Killer Of 18 Year Old Atlanta Father

The search is on in a Southwest Atlanta neighborhood as police officers and homicide detectives search for the man responsible in the brutal death of 18-year-old Ja’Carlos Jefferies.

Fox 5 reports, on July 13, 2017, Jefferies was shot standing outside of a convenience store. A sketch of the person …read more

Catholic School Demands Apology From Nick Cannon For Show

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Comedian Nick Cannon says he won’t apologize for his performance during a New Jersey Catholic university’s homecoming weekend.

Officials at Georgian Court University, in Lakewood, say Cannon disregarded the terms of his contract and “crossed the line” with offensive words that do not represent the school’s …read more

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