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Evelyn SuggsScreenshot: Fox News 17 VideoWe are seeing it more and more in cities across the country: Greedy developers infringing on the lives of black and brown people who have lived in neighborhoods for decades, attempting to push them out in order to raise housing costs and make...
John Gary Williams, whose brief musical career with The Mad Lads on Stax Records set the stage for a fascinating life, died Tuesday. He was 73. If you're like me (say, 50 or younger), you might need to google Williams or The Mad Lads, as their brief brush with fame...
Photo: Scott Olson/Getty ImagesIt’s a new dawn, a new day, and Lori Lightfoot did not come here to play. On day one of her new position as the first black woman to lead Chicago as mayor, Lightfoot is bringing a swift end to Chicago’s tradition of “aldermanic privilege”...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In Iowa, one of the whitest states in the nation, more than 100 Black Democrats who expect to attend the 2020 caucuses crammed into a tiny community center in the capital city to position themselves as a force in the most wide-open presidential campaign...
A man accused of a fatal church shooting near Nashville was found guilty of first-degree murder, a 12-panel jury determined Friday, The Tennessean reports. Emanuel Kidega Samson was reportedly seeking revenge for the massacre at Mother Emanuel A.M.E., when he opened fire at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ during...
Screenshot: Issa Rae Presents/ YouTubeQuinta Brunson, Gabrielle Dennis, and Ashley Nicole Black will star in a new half-hour sketch comedy series along with creator Robin Thede and executive producer Issa Rae.Considered to be the first sketch comedy written by, directed by, and starring Black women, A Black Lady...
Photo: Bojan Jeremic/ iStockOn Wednesday researchers announced they’ve located the remains of the last known ship known to bring enslaved Africans to what we now call The United States.According to the Alabama Historical Commission, slave importing was officially banned in 1808, though an illegal trans-Atlantic slave trade continued for many years. In 1860,...
Former first daughter Sasha Obama broke the internet over the weekend when photos of her and handsome prom date, Chris Milton, surfaced online. I feel like a big brother watching my little sister go to the prom. Sasha Obama is such a beauty. And shout out to the simplicity of her dress....
By Melba V. Pearson-Mecham, The Root (Note: "America. In Black" is a weekly essay series published on TheRoot.com that examines the myriad experiences of blackness in the United States.) “You’re so different. You’re so articulate. Why do you talk like a white girl? You’re the whitest black girl I know.” Comments like...
It only took about 60-70 people to pack out the tiny Orange Mound Gallery at 2232 Lamar on Wednesday for a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Orange Mound ‘s official annexation into the City of Memphis. The event was part of a full day of events celebrating the city’s...