Tamir Rice: Victim’s 14-Year-Old Sister Tackled and Handcuffed After Shooting

Eliott C. McLaughlin of CNN is reporting that the 14-year-old sister of Tamir Rice, 12, who was shot and killed by...

Akosua Report: Jazz Trumpeter Donald Byrd

“I met him in the 11th grade in Detroit,” he (Byrd) said. “I skipped school one day to see Dizzy Gillespie,...

Mali: Islamist Rebels Seize Diabaly

The BBC is reporting that Islamist fighters in Mali have seized a town in government-controlled territory amid a military intervention by...

American Koko: Watch Second Season of Viola Davis Web Series

ABC's streaming service has launched the second season of 'American Koko,' the web series produced by Viola Davis and Julius Tennon....

Jet Magazine Goes Digital-Only

Patrice Peck of BET.com is reporting that print publication Jet will exit the print business and go digital-only after 63 years...

Tea Party Groups Block Black Voters in Florida

The Nation is reporting that Tea Party activists in Florida’s largely black and electorally significant Interstate 4 corridor have worked furiously to...

AfroPunk: Jean Grae Continues The Story of the Assassin

Writing for AfroPunk, Niesha Miller chronicles hip-hop artist Jean Grae's latest project "Gotham Down: cycle 1: Love in Infinity (Lo-Fi)." The...

Teens Develop ‘Five-O’ App to Track Police Brutality

Ryan Grenoble of The Huffington Post is reporting that teens have created 'Five-O', a mobile app "that empowers citizens 'to record...

ASPiRE Launches Partnership with White House Initiative on HBCUs

Cedric Thornton of Black Enterprise is reporting that ASPiRE TV has launched a partnership with the White House Initiative on HBCUs...

Hip-Hop Pioneer Larry Smith Dies

Tragedy struck in hip hop when radio personality Combat Jack posted to Twitter that iconic producer and instrumentalist Larry Smith died...

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