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Behind allied lines: The night the Battle of Brisbane erupted

"Large-scale though some of these disturbances were, none matched the ferocity of the so-called Battle of Brisbane," wrote historian Chris …

War

Judge Orders Tyrese To Refrain From Spanking Daughter, Enroll In Parenting Classes

As Tyrese’s social media antics continue, the singer/actor recently received some good news when he was awarded joint physical custody of his …

Parenting

Museum Offers Free Photo Digitization for Black Families

The National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C, is offering African American families free digitization services so …

Photography

Hampton Leaves MEAC for Big South Conference

Hampton University sent seismic shockwaves through the HBCU sports world when they announced Nov. 16 their plans to leave the Mid-Eastern Athletic …

HBCUs

HBCUs capping historic football season; Hampton makes major move

North Carolina A&T’s historic season continued this week when the Aggies won the outright MEAC Conference title with an 8-0 league record and moved …

HBCUs

Wendy Williams opens up about being groped on-air, internet IDs culprit

Wendy Williams has shared that she was groped during a taping of her show. She brought up the incident on Tuesday but didn’t name the person who …

Wendy Williams

‘Queen Sugar’ Star Rutina Wesley Engaged To Girlfriend Chef Shonda

Actress Rutina Wesley, star of OWN’s “Queen Sugar,” announced over the weekend that she and her girlfriend, New Orleans-based culinary guru, <b>Chef</b> …

African-American Culture

Jay-Z's Comments on Racism and Sexism In America Ignites Debate

Jay-Z’s inspirational message to a 9-year-old concert-goer was meant as an encouragement. But the discussion soon zeroed in on whether the MC was …

African-American Culture

GoFundMe, Thurgood Marshall College Fund Join Forces For HBCU Students’ Tuition

Students at historically Black colleges and universities are getting more help with their tuition.GoFundMe has partnered with the Thurgood Marshall …

HBCUs

Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Close of the Sale of the Civic Center to the Atlanta Housing Authority

Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the City of Atlanta has sold the Civic Center to the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) for $31 million. Mayor Reed was …

Cities

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This Friday is the 69th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball.<p>While his legacy as a trailblazing athlete …

Jackie Robinson

Phaedra Parks finds life after ‘Housewives’ with Wilhelmina model contract

The former Housewife partners with world-class agency to empower womenThe post Phaedra Parks finds life after ‘Housewives’ with Wilhelmina model …

African-American Culture

HBCU College Fair Gives Butler College Prep Students Glimpse Into Higher Ed

<b>M</b>ore than 200 prospective college students were provided an opportunity to meet with 17 historically Black colleges and universities at Noble Butler …

Education

Are Opposite-Sex Friendships Okay When You’re In a Relationship? Shannon Sharpe Blasted After Meeting Nicole Murphy

InstagramAnalyst and former NFL player Shannon Sharpe has a thing for Nicole Murphy. He’s made that abundantly clear on his Twitter page and on his …

Relationships

New All-Black Cooking Competition Series Coming On Thanksgiving

A new cooking competition series is coming to a computer screen near you. “Bringing It To The Table” separates itself from “Chopped” and “Top Chef” …

African-American Culture

Traffic Reporter Bashed for Her Curves Gets Last Laugh After Gabrielle Union Gifts Her with Clothes

The traffic reporter who was bashed for her curvy frame has been sent clothes by Mary Jane herself: actress Gabrielle Union. The body-positive star …

African-American Culture

Denzel Washington says black communities need strong family units to create change

Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington says making positive change in black communities starts at home.<p>At a special advanced screening of Washington’s …

African-American Culture

10 African Americans Win 2018 Rhodes Scholarships, Most Ever in Rhodes History

Cadet Simone Askew, of Fairfax, Va., is one of 32 Americans awarded Rhodes scholarships to study at Oxford University in England. (Richard Drew, …

Good News

Government Policies That Created Our Segregated Cities, and What Can Be Done About it - Los Angeles Review of Books

RICHARD ROTHSTEIN, fellow of the Haas Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, is on a mission to cast light onto a little-known …

Books

Kentucky Lawmaker Justifies Bill Protecting Motorists Who 'Unintentionally' Hit, Kill Protesters

A Kentucky lawmaker says it was the deadly Charlottesville violence that prompted him to introduce a controversial new bill offering legal …

Rights & Freedoms

G-Men, Jags ready to clash in annual battle

<b>20th November 2017 · 0 Comments</b><p>Every year, as soon as they can fill up on turkey, oyster dressing, gumbo, stuffed mirlitons, sweet potato pie and a …

HBCUs

R.I.P. Della Reese, 86, Singer and ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star

<i>by Anita Gates via nytimes.com</i><p><b>Della Reese</b>, the husky-voiced singer and actress who spent almost a decade playing a down-to-earth heavenly messenger …

Good News

Here’s Everything We Know About Aretha Franklin’s Health

1. Protests Continue In Baton Rouge After Police Shooting Death Of Alton Sterling<p>Source:Getty 1 of 25<p>2. Activists Hold March Protesting Police …

Aretha Franklin

PVAMU Marching Storm arrives in NYC

The Prairie View A&M University Marching Storm band arrived to the city Monday ahead of their performance at the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade …

HBCUs

Lil Mo Took Her Husband To ‘Couples Court’ To Find Out If He Was Cheating

<b>Lil Mo</b> took her boxer husband Dynamite KO to <i>Couples Court</i> to get to the bottom of his alleged infidelities.Dynamite KO was accused of cheating on the</i> …

African-American Culture

Serena Williams appears with daughter in heartfelt Gatorade commercial

Serena Williams shares a heartfelt message with her daughter in a new Gatorade commercial and it’s all about girl power. Today, the tennis champ saw …

African-American Culture

(EXCLUSIVE) David Banner Talks the Hip-Hop Generation Gap After Waka Flocka and Pete Rock Beef

InstagramPete Rock and Waka Flocka Flame are the latest to confirm that the generation gap between older and younger rappers is wider than ever. In a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Trump and his small hands continues to demonize black America

In just the last 48 hours, President Donald Trump has lashed out at not only LaVar Ball, the polarizing father of NBA rookie Lonzo Ball, but also NFL …

LaVar Ball

Pauli Murray's 'Song of Hope'

<i>Hope is a song in a weary throat.</i><p><i>Give me a song of hope</i><p><i>And a world where I can sing it.</i><p><i>Give me a song of faith</i><p><i>And a people to believe in it.</i><p><i>Give me a</i> …

HBCUs

Beyonce Named Music's Highest-earning Woman

NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes has crowned Beyonce as the highest paid woman in music.<p>Forbes magazine says the singer earned $105 million over a yearlong …

African-American Culture