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Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin Suggests U.N. Should Send Troops to Fight ‘Quiet Genocide’ of Gun Violence in Chicago

Some politicians in the past have recommended deploying the National Guard to help Chicago quell gun violence, but Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin went even further on Thursday, suggesting the United Nations perhaps send in peacekeepers in the face of... Continue Reading →

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Omarosa Manigault Calls Robin Roberts’ ‘Bye Felicia’ Remark ‘Petty’, Says ‘It’s a Black Woman Civil War’

Omarosa Manigault Newman is firing back after Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts dismissed the former Trump aide with a terse, on-air “Bye, Felicia”following her White House ousting this week. “That was petty,” Manigault Newman told Inside Edition of Roberts’ remark on Thursday morning, which came shortly... Continue Reading →

Scott M. Mills to Become New BET President, Debra Lee to Stay On as Chair and CEO

Black Entertainment Television will soon have a new president. BET Networks announced Thursday that Scott M. Mills will take over as president, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Debra L. Lee, who will remain as chair and CEO. Most recently, Mills was executive... Continue Reading →

White House says Omarosa Didn’t Raise Concerns About Treatment of Blacks During her Tenure as Staffer

The White House said ousted Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman didn’t raise concerns on the job about the administration’s treatment of blacks, despite her claim Thursday that she experienced conditions upsetting for minorities while working in the West Wing. “The comments that she made,... Continue Reading →

Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay McKesson Sues Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro for Defamation

A civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed. The lawsuit states that DeRay McKesson was falsely arrested in 2016... Continue Reading →

WATCH: Florida Couple Adopts 7 Siblings From 3 Foster Homes

Christmas has come early for one Florida family that recently expanded — by seven. This holiday season, the previously-childless Sofia and DaShoan Olds are now parents to siblings Necia, Eric and Erica, Zavian, Dava, Keyon and Gentry. “There was no... Continue Reading →

Everybody is Thanking Black Women for Defeating Roy Moore, but Some Say Praise Plays Into “Magical Negro” Trope

On Wednesday night, late night television hosts dove headfirst into the fallout from this week's Senate race in Alabama. Over on the "Daily Show," Trevor Noah tapped the program's correspondent Dulce Sloan to highlight one of the bigger takeaways from... Continue Reading →

Panel of Federal Judges to Determine if Federal Agents Display Racial Bias in Drug Stash-house Stings

The question of whether federal agents display racial bias by staging phony drug stash-house stings overwhelmingly in black neighborhoods is the focus of hearings in Chicago that could determine whether agencies curtail or even abandon their use nationwide. A first-of-its-kind... Continue Reading →

How Black Women Saved Evangelicalism in Alabama (and Possibly the Nation)

For Black Christians, sexual harassment and assault are as much of a gospel issue as abortion. by John C. Richards Jr. The Alabama Senate election was many things to many people, but one of them impacts evangelicals directly. You see,... Continue Reading →

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