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04 Dec, 2017

Remembering The Politics Of Fred Hampton’s Killing 48 Years After His Death

04 Dec, 2017

On December 4, 1969, Fred Hampton—21-year-old chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP)—and Mark Clark—22-year-old Peoria Panther leader—were murdered by Chicago police officers working with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. At the time of the attack, Hampton and Clark were not inciting violence, nor were...

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04 Dec, 2017

Reginald F. Lewis: The Dealmaker Who Changed The Face Of US Financial History

04 Dec, 2017

  Last week marked the 30th anniversary of an historic deal closed by Reginald Francis Lewis for $985 million that changed the face of financial dealmaking in the United States.  SEE ALSO: Here Is How Two Black Entrepreneurs Are Teaching Millennials Healthy Eating On November 30, 1987, Lewis closed the leveraged buyout of Beatrice...

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04 Dec, 2017

Amid China Shoplifting Suspension, LaVar Ball Pulls Son LiAngelo From UCLA To Train For The NBA

04 Dec, 2017

The college basketball player at the center of a shoplifting scandal in China last month has begun training to compete on the professional level after removing himself as a student at UCLA, according to a new report. There’s just one problem – LiAngelo Ball has never actually been projected...

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04 Dec, 2017

‘Entitlement And Greed’ Led To Former Rep. Corrine Brown’s Downfall, Judge Says

04 Dec, 2017

A federal judge sentenced former Florida U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown on Monday to five years in federal prison for fraud and tax crimes involving a fake charity that raised more than $800,000, The Florida Times-Union reported. READ MORE: Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown Found Guilty Of Fraud “This is a...

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04 Dec, 2017

Black-Owned Bank Celebrates African American Boys With ‘Doonie’ Debit Card

04 Dec, 2017

The world’s largest Black-owned bank is honoring Black boys with a special edition debit card. OneUnited Bank introduced new “Doonie” Visa Debit and ATM cards for its customers on Wednesday. But where does the name come from? “Doonie” is the childhood nickname of a Black artist and muralist known the...

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04 Dec, 2017

Tragedy Strikes: 10-Year-Old Colorado Girl Commits Suicide After Bullying

04 Dec, 2017

Two Colorado parents are grieving the unthinkable loss of their 10-year-old daughter after she took her own life following allegations of severe bullying. Ashawnty Davis, a promising fifth-grader at the Sunrise Elementary School part of the Cherry Creek School District in Aurora, Colorado, died Wednesday after doctors removed her from...

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04 Dec, 2017

What We Know About The Suicide Of Golden Krust CEO Lowell Hawthorne

04 Dec, 2017

More information is coming to light about what may have caused Golden Krust restaurant chain CEO Lowell Hawthorne to commit suicide on Saturday. Hawthorne, 57, was under financial pressure, fearful that the federal government was investigating him for tax evasion and pressured from a lawsuit alleging that he owed...

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04 Dec, 2017

Police At Fault For Ignoring Racist Charlottesville Violence, Report Says

04 Dec, 2017

The brutal Neo-Nazi Charlottesville rally in August that killed one woman, injured dozens and rallied Black Lives Matter into formation was spurred, in large part, by a major failure of police, a new scathing independent review released Friday said. Officers ignored fighting, retreated away from protesters and left the...

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04 Dec, 2017

What You Need To Know About The GOP Senate Tax Bill

04 Dec, 2017

Many people on Monday morning were were just getting their first looks at the nearly 500-page sweeping tax bill that Senate Republicans pushed through on a party line vote of 51-49 early Saturday morning. The proposed legislations has far reaching implications for large corporation and families. SEE ALSO:  What Trump’s Tax Plan...

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04 Dec, 2017

NEWS ROUNDUP: Trump Addresses Michael Flynn Guilty Plea; American Airlines Resolves Problems With Holiday Flights

04 Dec, 2017

BIG LIES In the wake of Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI, Donald Trump posted more confusing messages on Twitter. “I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI,” he tweeted on Saturday. “He has pled guilty to those lies. It...

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