Slain high school basketball star Tayshana Murphy may have been targeted by the two gunmen who shot and killed her and her brother, according to authorities. Earlier reports alleged Murphy was a victim of mistaken identity, but police now believe her and her brother were targeted as retaliation for an earlier assault between individuals at […]

Spectators cheered the prospect of  letting uninsured Americans die during Monday’s CNN Tea Party debate. “That’s what’s freedom is all about,” Republican presidential nominee Ron Paul said when CNN’s Wolf Blizter asked who should pay when uninsured Americans encounter catastrophic illness. “He should do whatever he wants to do,” Paul said. My advice to him is […]

A new Gallup poll shows that 86 percent of Americans approve of interracial marriage, up from 4% in 1958 and 43% in 1983. The poll also shows that 96% of African Americans approve of interracial marriage while 84% of whites approve of it. Gallup reports: Approval of black-white marriages is at a record high among […]

NEW YORK-Videos and pictures have surfaced of policemen dirty dancing with women at the West Indian Labor Day Parade in Brooklyn. The women were part of the parade and were dressed in traditional parade clothing. Fox New York reports: A video has surfaced on a website called worldstarhiphop.com that shows what appear to be cops […]

NEW JERSEY — A Dallas Cowboys fan used a taser on some New York Jets fans during a fight at Giants Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday. South Carolina native Leroy McKlevey, is the father of popular radio host Charlamagne Tha God, co-host of “The Breakfast Club” radio show on New York City’s Power 105.1. […]

Last week, Interactive One Chief Technology Officer Navarrow Wright interviewed CNN television personality Soledad O’Brien about the network’s popular Black in America series that will premiere this November. The fourth edition, which will surely focus on the re-election campaign of President Obama — and the issue of Black unemployment — will also dedicate a large […]

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) Joseph Mwangi hoped and prayed his children had escaped the inferno caused when a leaking gasoline pipeline exploded on Monday, sending flames racing through a Nairobi slum and killing at least 75 people. Then he saw two small blackened bodies in the wreckage of his home. “Those were my children,” he sobbed, collapsing […]

At least four Arizona State fans attended Saturday’s college football game against the University of Missouri in Blackface. The broadcast, which aired on ESPN, showed four young white women with their faces, necks and arms painted all Black. Arizona State would win 37-30, thus validating the practice of white (and other) folks painting their faces […]

“Black Man” chocolate-flavored cookies, cookies shaped like a man with braids, a wide nose and big lips are being sold in Romania. The cookies, also available in Turkey and Albania, are the latest in a line of products that profit from racial stereotypes. Remember Obama Waffles, which were sold by a conservative political forum? And who […]

As we evaluate the impact of President Obama’s job creation efforts, researchers from the University of Michigan are monitoring the effect of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity. According to their findings, prevention and treatment are necessary, but more of an emphasis needs to be placed on treatment, especially among minorities. “Effective treatment […]