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The mother of deceased pop star Michael Jackson, Katherine Jackson, appeared on The Today Show with Matt Lauer and spoke about the Dr. Conrad Murray trial and her involvement in the case. Jackson’s mother has been at every court hearing. “I just felt I had to be there,” she said. “I was with him everyday […]

NEW YORK — While a majority of Americans approve of President Obama ‘s decision to kill Osama Bin Laden, a bunch of pundits, journalists, and politicians are coming out like Fox News’ Shep Smith saying the Bin Laden killing was illegal. Smith is not the only anchor saying that the killing was illegal on Fox […]

BAKERSFIELD, CA-Four Members of Kappa Alpha Psi, a historically African American fraternity, are charged with felonious assault for allegedly beating pledges ans shooting them with a BB gun. The report was initiated through Mercy Hospital when a 25-year-old man was admitted to the hospital as a result of his injuries. The investigation revealed that between […]

NEW YORK – I spoke with actor Jeffrey Wright recently at the Black Writers Conference Symposium for playwright August Wilson. In our discussion he said that there was no Black cinema because African Americans do not have the power to tell our own stories. RELATED STORIES Jeffrey Wright Breaks Down His Roles In “Basquiat” And […]

How things have changed in a matter of days. While many knew that President Obama showing his birth certificate wouldn’t raise his poll numbers, when the announcement came of him ordering the capture and eventual killing of terrorist Osama Bin Laden, many expected a rise in the polls. In our BlackPlanet/NewsOne poll conducted yesterday, close […]

HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY. The book by the singer/actor is part memoir and part inspirational guide and it has recently hit the New York Times best seller. His book is organized into a series of fundamental questions that helped Tyrese redefine who he was as a human being, and evolve into […]

WASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden was unarmed when Navy SEALs burst into his room and shot him to death, the White House said Tuesday — despite earlier reports of a frenzied firefight. USA Today reports: With the dramatic middle-of-the-night raid less than two days old, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney corrected several elements of […]

CAIRO — A computer programmer, startled by a helicopter clattering above his quiet Pakistani town in the early hours of the morning Monday, did what any social-media addict would do: he began sending messages to the social networking site Twitter.

WASHINGTON– United States lawmakers are now questioning whether the Pakistani military knew that Osama Bin Laden was living amongst them. If Pakistan knew of his whereabouts, many predict that U.S. relations with Pakistan will ultimately become worse.

As news unfolded of Osama Bin Laden’s death at the hands of Navy SEALs, thousands of Americans poured onto national landmarks such as Ground Zero and The White House. As jubilant as the celebration was in the streets – many thought leaders and pundits in the black community took to Twitter to provide a slightly […]