Former New Orleans Mayor, C. Ray Nagin, released a new book called “Katrina’s Secrets,” reflecting on the tragedy from his experience behind the scenes. Nagin reflects on the federal government’s response to the natural disaster, and the struggle to gain federal aid from FEMA, in the book. “We could have all done better, absolutely,” said […]

NEW JERSEY — Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, who served as an Ambassador for the Obama administration, announced his candidacy for president of the United States today in Liberty State Park, N.J., the same location Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy in 1980. “For the first time in our history, we are passing down to the […]

African-American women are increasingly surpassing their male counterparts in education and taking on many leadership roles in the workplace. Katherine Phillips, an associate professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management says that Black women are excelling in education and business, due at least in part to the ways that we are publicly portrayed in […]

NEW YORK — A New York woman is being charged with beating her 5-year-old son to death for breaking her television while playing Nintendo Wii. The New York Daily News reports: Kim Crawford, 21, smacked Jamar Johnson in his back and stomach on June 13 “harder than I’ve ever hit him,” she told cops. Crawford […]

Rapper Wasalu “Lupe Fiasco” Jaco appeared on The O’Reilly Factor last night to discuss recent statements he made about President Barack Obama being a “terrorist.” “Now we are used to irresponsible statements from rappers, but that’s really over-the-top,” O’Reilly said at the opening of the segment . “You know President Obama is not a terrorist, […]

Ninth grade students from KIPP DC College Preparatory joined together with IBM executives, from the Washington, D.C. metro area as well as leaders from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to celebrate the 100th anniversary of IBM’s founding on Wednesday. KIPP DC College Preparatory students teamed together with IBMers to develop […]

A former college softball player is saying that she was kicked off the team for posting rap lyrics on her Facebook page. Caitlin Ortiz, 19, is seeking unspecified monetary damages for discrimination.  She alleges that her coach, Susan Cassidy-Lyke, degraded her on numerous occasions because she was the only Hispanic on the team. “Susan Cassidy-Lyke […]

The NFL is investigating a major porn event advertisement featuring five players in uniform. An ad made for the Exxxotica Expo 2011, featured Chicago’s Major Wright, Kansas City’s Eric Berry and Brandon Flowers, Houston’s Kareem Jackson and Oakland receiver Jacoby Ford. Brian McCarthy, NFL vice president of corporate communications, told that it’s an “intellectual […]

NBA superstar Dwayne Wade was given the Fatherhood Award by the National Fatherhood Initiative for his dedication to sons Zaire and Zion. NBC reports: The NFI cited Wade’s dedication to influence underprivileged young in Miami and his hometown of Chicago through his Wade’s World Foundation, which he began in 2005. Wade was awarded custody of […]

President Obama said Friday that Rep. Anthony Weiner will bounce back from the “sexting” scandal that brought on his resignation. Obama showed support to Weiner and his wife, saying he wishes them well. “Obviously, it’s been a tough incident for him, but I’m confident that they’ll refocus and he’ll refocus, and they’ll end up being […]