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Black women need to seek therapy to deal with long-standing trauma, psychologist says

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Black women who are suffering need to seek counseling. This is the message psychologist La Keita Carter brought to a group of Black women who attended the Trilogy of Trauma seminar, organized by the Black Mental Health Alliance and held at Baltimore City Community College. “When...

Russell Westbrook in heated spat with fans after alleging they hurled racial insults at him

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Russell Westbrook gets into a heated verbal altercation with fans in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Monday, March 11, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook got into a heated verbal...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ movie makes waves at SXSW festival premiere

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Buzzfeed Conversation with Jordan Peele, Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke on the upcoming Universal Pictures film 'US' at Comcast NBCUniversal House at SXSW on March 9, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Comcast NBCUniversal) Filmmaker Jordan Peele was pleasantly surprised at...

R. Kelly freaks out on CBS This Morning in first public interview since latest allegations

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images If R. Kelly doesn’t get his coins right and rectify a back child support order that he must pay by today, he may be back in jail boo-hooing once more. —R. Kelly yells and cries through interview as Gayle King keeps...

Cheyney University: Oldest HBCU struggles to maintain accreditation

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T8XrwOZifQ As Cheyney University reportedly struggles with debt and enrollment declines as well as concerns about its accreditation, president Aaron Walton has announced an ambitious fundraising campaign to help balance the budget for the first time in at least six years. “We will have a balanced...

Marvin Gaye gets his own U.S. postal stamp in time for his 80th birthday

The U.S. Postal Service is releasing a stamp of soul music legend Marvin Gaye with a stamp on April 2, which would have been his 80th birthday. The stamp honoring Gaye, who died in a day before his 45th birthday in 1984, is part of its...

Singer James Ingram dead at age 66

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Media outlets are reporting that legendary singer and songwriter James Ingram died at 66-years-old Tuesday. Debbie Allen shared the news on social media. I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir. He will always be cherished, loved and remembered...

OP-ED: How Cardi B. became a much-needed voice for the working class

by Che Watkins -- Full disclosure: I only listen to National Public Radio and old school radio. Anything new on the radio and I probably won’t find out about for at least six to eight months.  My friends can verify this. We can be out and a hear a song and they’ll...

Veteran journalist Ed Gordon revisits his 2002 interview with R. Kelly and explains why he believes we must stop supporting the music

by Ed Gordon -- It looks as though R.Kelly won’t survive the docu-series Surviving R.Kelly.  The long-time embattled singer who for years has been able to escape charges of physical and sexual abuse against women, rumors of keeping women in a “sex cult” and...

Cyntoia Brown speaks on clemency from Gov. Bill Haslam

Cyntoia Brown (Video still via PBS) Governor Bill Haslam has granted executive clemency to Cyntoia Brown by commuting her life sentence. The governor’s office announced the decision Monday morning sharing that she will be released to parole supervision on August 7, 2019, according to Nashville 5. By...