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How does a Mississippi mayor plan to get rid of crime? Offer criminals cash

A mayor in Mississippi wants to get rid of dope and gangbangers so much that he’s willing to pay for it. Clarksdale mayor, Chuck Espy is offering gang members, drug dealers and “wannabe criminals” money to leave the area in order to limit crime in...

3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin’s home

Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the “Queen of Soul,” including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday. The latest one is dated March 2014...

The Alabama abortion ban is just the latest in a long, deliberate and strategic attack on Black women

Pro-choice activists with the National Organization For Women hold a vigil outside the U.S. Supreme Court on January 23, 2012 in Washington, DC. T(Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) It’s difficult for women like myself and those younger to imagine a time when Roe v. Wade...

Mississippi jury awards $3.3 million to Black strippers in workplace discrimination case

Black exotic dancers have been awarded a multi-million dollar settlement in their discrimination suit. (Photo: Adobe Stock) A Mississippi jury has awarded five Black strippers a total of more than $3 million after a federal judge found they were subjected to racial discrimination and harassment...

After outcry, Zeta Phi Beta walks back ban on transgender women joining sorority

After enduring a social media backlash, Zeta Phi Beta sorority has reportedly rolled back their previous statement banning transgender women from its organization and has apologized. —Violent video shows police wrestle with woman as her baby falls to the ground— The historic organization came under fire...

Alabama men show kindness towards a widow who ate alone in restaurant

With so much hatred taking place in the world, it’s good to know that there are some kind, compassionate individuals still carrying out good deeds. According to AL.com, Jamario Howard and friends, JaMychol Baker and Tae Knight, decided to dine with a woman after Howard...

Battle over Prince’s estate has the potential to go on for years

Sunday marked three years since Prince’s death and a settlement of the music icon’s estate has still not been reached, according to Page Six. Currently, his heirs, lawyers, and consultants are battling over the entertainer’s estate, which is estimated at $200 million, the outlet reports. Since Prince...

Flint receives nearly $80 million in federal funding for water projects

Flint, Mich., which has been beset with a water crisis for several years, will receive $77.7 million in remaining federal funding to pay for water infrastructure improvements. The state of Michigan is releasing the funds, which come from a $120 million federal and state loan...

BLACK HISTORY REVEALED: Research names woman, kidnapped at 12, as last survivor of America’s slave trade

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Circa 1800: Enslaved people picking cotton on a plantation. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) New research has revealed the name of a woman who may be the last known survivor of the transatlantic slave trade. —After death of Nipsey Hussle social media sleuths take on Dr....

Johnson Publishing Company, former publisher of EBONY and JET magazines files for bankruptcy

Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), the Black-owned media enterprise that had once been a vanguard of African American culture and is responsible for launching EBONY and JET magazines, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Chicago. The end of the...