NEW YORK — A woman testified in a police corruption trial that the Brooklyn South Narcotics police squad would give her crack cocaine and force her to perform sex acts on them. The woman, Melanie Perez, said that she was introduced to other cops and even received a Christmas gift for her efforts. The trial […]

NEW YORK — Harlem residents are concerned over a new resident who has just moved in who was convicted of killing his neighbor in 2002. Robert Durst killed his neighbor and was investigated for the disappearance of his wife. Durst is a wealthy heir to a New York real estate fortune who was also known […]

MIAMI — Miami residents are concerned with the upcoming “Freaknik” Spring Break party. “Freaknik” was previously held in Atlanta before being banned. At the this year’s Urban Beach Weekend during Memorial Day, a man was killed by police after a car chase. Miami Residents Rally To End “Urban Beach Weekend” Commissioner Calls For Curfew After […]

A few weeks ago, an elderly, 96-year-old Tennessee woman was denied the right to vote. She was African American. With the 2012 elections approaching, and the main candidate up for re-election being African American, many in the Black community have been the target of attempts to change voter ID laws that harken back to the […]

ATLANTA (AP) — Herman Cain is learning the hard way what it means to face the glare of the national spotlight. After captivating Republicans hungry for an alternative to 2012 GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, Cain has made a series of stumbles that have left some questioning whether he’s ready for the White House. “It’s […]

A Chinese toddler hospitalized after she was hit by a van, run over by another and ignored by passers-by died early Friday. Surveillance video, which went viral earlier tis week, shows 2-year-old Wang Yue being struck and ignored by nearly two dozen people as she lay in the middle of street. The shocking video went viral […]

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney issued a harsh rebuke of President Obama’s decision to withdraw all troops from Iraq by the end of year. “President Obama’s astonishing failure to secure an orderly transition in Iraq has unnecessarily put at risk the victories that were won through the blood and sacrifice of thousands of American men and […]

A recent Gallup poll indicates that 50 percent of Americans are in favor of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. African-Americans tend to hold more conservative views on drug legalization, in spite of the fact that African-Americans are far more likely to be arrested and prosecuted for marijuana possession than their white counterparts.

Princeton professor and civil rights activist Cornel West was arrested this afternoon in New York at a protest against the NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk” protests. West was arrested this past weekend for another protest he was involved in. The picture above was captured by Russia Today producer Lucy Kafanov. The issue has been picking up steam […]

The legal problems continue to mount for Bishop Eddie Long. In addition to the sexual misconduct case that everyone knows about, there is another situation in which Long is accused of conspiring with investment adviser Ephren Taylor to defraud members of his church out of more than a million dollars in investment funds. Taylor did […]