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Dwane Casey to Coach Pistons

The former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey has accepted the Detroit Pistons’ offer of their head coaching vacancy, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions.<p>The Pistons opened talks with Casey last week to secure him as the replacement for the ousted Stan Van Gundy, according to …

NBA

Photos: NFL players Marshawn Lynch, Josh Johnson and Marcus Peters take part in Oakland anti-violence summit

<i>Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.</i><p>NFL players at the top of their game are giving back to their Oakland …

Marcus Peters

Private Florida schools receiving taxpayer dollars are teaching humans lived with dinosaurs -- and slavery wasn't so bad

In Florida, private schools receive state funding to teach shocking things about science, slavery and the civil rights movement.<p><i>The Orlando Sentinel</i> …

Civil Rights

Trump says he is likely to support ending blanket federal ban on marijuana

President Trump said he likely will support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, a major step that would reshape the pot industry and end the threat of a Justice Department crackdown.<p>Trump’s remarks put him sharply at odds with Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on the issue. The bill …

Cannabis

There now are more job openings in the U.S. than unemployed workers to fill them

The labor market has hit a tipping point that should help boost wages: There are more job openings in the U.S. than unemployed workers to fill them.<p>It’s the first time that has happened since the government began tracking job openings in 2000.<p>There were a record 6.7 million job openings in April, …

Employment

Columbus teen who had no record is going to prison – over a pair of sneakers

Dayonn Davis was 15 years old when he stole a coveted pair of Nike sneakers the owner tried to sell on Facebook.<p>Now 18, he’s going to spend five …

Crime

'Black lives don't matter,' lawyer says after jury awards $4 in police killing

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Florida family is "heartbroken" after a jury awarded $4 in damages for funeral expenses and pain and suffering in a case in which a St. Lucie County deputy fatally shot a father of three through his garage door, the family's attorney said Thursday.<p>Deputy Christopher Newman killed Gregory …

Crime

Drake addresses blackface controversy

“This was to highlight and raise our frustrations with not always getting a fair chance in the industry.”<p>Last night, Pusha-T took his beef with Drake …

Acting

'Roseanne' Reruns Pulled From Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT

Hulu also drops episodes of revival following ABC cancellation<p>Viacom is pulling “Roseanne” reruns from its Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT …

Paramount Network

ABC cancels 'Roseanne' hours after racist tweet by its star

Roseanne Barr's controversial tweets have finally shown some serious consequences. ABC announced Tuesday it had canceled the "Roseanne" revival following a tweet by Barr that likened former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape.<p>"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and …

Muslim Brotherhood

Warriors Reach Fourth Straight NBA Finals With Win Over Houston

Houston (AP) -- Stephen Curry and Golden State turned all those Houston bricks into a road back to the NBA Finals.<p>Needing not only all their …

Basketball

#CookingOutWhileBlack: White Woman Calls Cops on Black People Cooking Out in Oakland, Calif., Park

This is getting exhausting. Need we remind you on a daily basis the asinine reasons that white people have called the cops on black people over the …

Tidal Accused of Generating 300 Million Fake Streams for Kanye and Beyoncé

A new investigative report by the Norwegian newspaper <i>Dagens Næringsliv</i> is alleging that Tidal falsely inflated the streaming numbers of Kanye West's</i> …

Nebraska Woman’s ‘Runny Nose’ Turned Out to Be Brain Fluid Leak

For the past two years, 52-year-old Kendra Jackson of Omaha, Nebraska, just thought she had a bad cold.<p>“When it first started out, I just thought it …

George Zimmerman threatened to feed an investigator to an alligator, court records say

George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of killing Miami teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, is facing a misdemeanor stalking charge after he made several …

Bob Marley’s Granddaughter To Sue California Police After They Mistook Her For An Airbnb Burglar

Source: InstagramUPDATE: The Rialto Police Department has released bodycam footage from the incident involving Donisha Prendergast. Three videos of …

Bob Marley

Nordstrom Rack wrongly accuses 3 black men of theft, apologizes

<b>BRENTWOOD, Mo.</b> -- The president of Nordstrom Rack was to fly to St. Louis to personally apologize to three black teens falsely accused of theft at …

Melania Trump Just Swaggerjacked Michelle Obama, Again. This Time With Her Stupidly Named ‘Be Best’ Initiative

Back when America was great, and the Wakanda House held a respectable president and first lady, Michelle Obama sat with Oprah Winfrey during the …

How the music industry overlooked R. Kelly’s alleged abuse of young women - The Washington Post

R. Kelly was in trouble again, and it was really bad this time. It was 2002, and police were investigating a sex tape that appeared to show the R&B superstar with a 14-year-old girl. Of all the scandals that had stirred around Kelly in his decade of fame, this one felt especially dire.<p>But Kelly …

R. Kelly

More Employers Are Doing Away With Screening Applicants for Marijuana

By Christopher Rugaber AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. …

'Profiling is real': Former Obama staffer mistaken as burglar while moving into New York City apartment

A former White House staffer for the Obama administration said he was "racially profiled" after authorities were called for an active burglary while …

REPORT: A Former Friend Charged in Kevin Hart’s Sex Tape Extortion

Prosecutors have accused Jonathan Todd Jackson of trying to extort Kevin Hart after Jackson allegedly threatened to release a sex tape featuring the …

Network Pulls 'The Cosby Show' Reruns After Guilty Verdict

In light of the guilty verdict in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, the black-centric Bounce TV has pulled reruns of <i>The Cosby Show</i>.<p>“Effective …

Chris Rock cheated on his wife with Kerry Washington

Rumors have swirled since Chris Rock revealed in a comedy routine he cheated on his ex-wife with three different women, including a big star. And …

Kelis Says Nas Physically Abused Her During Their Marriage

“I didn’t say anything [then] because I wanted things to work," she said.<p>Singer Kelis just revealed that her ex-husband and rapper Nas subjected her to “a lot of mental and physical abuse” throughout their five-year marriage.<p>“I have edited myself for nine years and I woke up this morning and I was …

Bill Cosby found guilty in sexual assault retrial

He faces a maximum of 30 years in prison.<p>Bill Cosby has been convicted of three counts of "aggravated indecent assault" in the drugging and sexually …

J. Cole Just Wants to Be Himself

In the parking lot of the Sportsmen’s Lodge, an unpretentious Studio City haunt once favored by Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, and John Wayne, …

Our president ignores an American hero: Trump’s silence on the Waffle House murders is deafening

<b>Waffle House patron James Shaw, Jr. discusses the shooting at a Waffle House where a gunman opened fire killing four and injuring two. (Getty/Jason Davis)</b><p>James Shaw Jr. disarmed a mass shooter single-handed. Everything about that is a problem for Donald Trump<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>April 24, 2018 10:00pm …

Bay Area home prices soar to new record

The median Bay Area home price surged to an all-time high of $820,000 in March, up 9.3 percent from February and up 14.7 percent from March of last …

Real Estate

Major Earthquake On Bay Area Fault Could Kill 800 People, USGS Predicts

The U.S. Geological Survey released a report Wednesday predicting that there could be dire consequences if a major earthquake hits the second-largest fault in Northern California.<p>The USGS simulated a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on the Hayward Fault, which runs up and down the East Bay Area through …

Natural Disasters