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  • Meek Mill sentenced to 2-4 years in prison

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison on probation violations Monday by a Philadelphia judge who said the musician had wasted several chances to clean up his act following a 2009 gun and drug case. The sentence rounded out a roughly...
  • Texas church gunman shouldn’t have been able to buy

    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Tex. — The massacre of more than two dozen churchgoers — the youngest of whom was just 18 months old — occurred amid an ongoing “domestic situation” involving the gunman and his relatives, some of whom had attended the church, law enforcement officials said Monday. Also on Monday, the Air...
  • Trump: Texas shooting about ‘mental health’ not guns

    WASHINGTON — Monday, during a joint news conference in Tokyo, President Donald Trump was asked about the mass shooting at a Texas church and put the blame squarely on mental health, not gun control. “Mental health is your problem here,” Trump insisted, saying that “preliminary reports” described the shooters as  “a very deranged individual.”...
  • 8 Survival Tips for Natural Disasters

    As we near hurricane season in the Atlantic, there should be one thing in mind and that is safety. After the devastating disaster of Hurricane Harvey that hit Texas many were in disbelief of the horrible trail that he left behind. As we still prepare for more hurricanes to...
  • State Of Emergency Declared In VA Amid White Nationalist Rally

    Virginia’s governor on Saturday declared a state of emergency after protesters and counterprotesters clashed ahead of a “Unite the Right” rally of White Nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, CNN reports. One person died and at  least seven people were hurt when a speeding car slammed into another car that was driving...
  • Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem

    Marshawn Lynch appeared to stage a silent protest in his return to the NFL, as the Oakland Raiders running back remained seated during the national anthem prior to the team’s 20-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Photos show Lynch, who suited up but did not play, sitting on a cooler while holding a banana during...
  • Omarosa Sparks Outrage at NABJ Conference

    Trump aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in New Orleans on Friday did not go over well with many attendees, reports the Huffington Post.   EXCLUSIVE: Omarosa caused chaos at a conference for black journalists https://t.co/iCCnzOK019 pic.twitter.com/pHPYaA8mEp — Page Six (@PageSix) August 13, 2017   During...
  • Race & The NFL: A Timeline

    From Charles Follis being the first Black professional football player to Colin Kaepernick’s on-the-field activism, race has always been a hurdle in the NFL. Follis made his first appearance in 1902 as part of the Shelby Blues and it’d be another 18 years before a Black man—named Fritz Pollard—would be considered for a...
  • R. Kelly Hires Billy Cosby’s Lawyer

    R. Kelly has been facing some serious allegations lately, with some claiming that he has been keeping young women in a “cult” in which he controls every aspect of their lives. Now, he has reportedly hired Monique Pressley, the attorney who rose to national attention defending Bill Cosby following accusations that...