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Mayor Aja Brown Announces Pregnancy & Quits Congressional Campaign

Mayor Aja Brown Announces Pregnancy & Quits Congressional Campaign

Source: Keipher McKennie / Getty Compton Mayor Aja Brown is dropping her bid for a congressional seat to start a family. Another candidate has dropped out of the race for the House seat in California’s 44th Congressional District. Mayor Brown shared some incredible news on Thursday, when she revealed that she and her husband are expecting their first child. Now that she’s pregnant, Mayor Brown wants to focus on being a mom. “We …

Michelle Obama Slams Donald Trump Over School Lunches: ‘What’s Wrong With You?’

Michelle Obama Slams Donald Trump Over School Lunches: ‘What’s Wrong With You?’

Source: Paul Morigi / Getty Michelle Obama tore into Donald Trump over his decision to do roll back requirements for healthy school lunches. Michelle has always been passionate about making sure that kids in the United States are eating right and being active. As such, she instituted a program aimed at getting schools to serve more nutritious meals to students. “If we want to make this country great, our kids need to be healthy,” she asserted during her chat at the Partnership for a Healthier America Summit this week. It’s …

Tidal Releases Visual Protest Video Honoring Trayvon Martin And Others

Tidal Releases Visual Protest Video Honoring Trayvon Martin And Others

Source: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Ready to be moved? Well Jay Z’s got you. His music streaming service Tidal partnered with Harry Belafonte’s social justice organization, Sankofa.org, for an exclusive protest video inspired by slain teen Trayvon Martin and others who have died by the hands of racial and police violence. This month marks the five-year anniversary of the teen’s death— he was 17 when he was shot and killed in Florida by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, Newsweek pointed out. 17, a beautiful 17-minute…

‘Don’t Touch Me’: New York Times Columnist Charles Blow Isn’t Here For This Passive-Aggressive Trump Supporter

‘Don’t Touch Me’: New York Times Columnist Charles Blow Isn’t Here For This Passive-Aggressive Trump Supporter

All dusted up and ready to be on @CNNTonight. Tune in… pic.twitter.com/HRBNZMYcy2 — Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) November 23, 2016 Charles Blow is a national treasure. The New York Times columnist has made it abundantly clear to everyone that he has zero time for any of the Trump B.S. — he doesn’t want it from the president, from his administration or from his…

Malia Obama Earns Coveted Hollywood Internship

Malia Obama Earns Coveted Hollywood Internship

As the world mourns The First Family officially leaving the White House, it might be hard to have any positive thoughts, but this good news about the lovely Malia Obama just might help. Source: Getty / Getty Already on her way to Harvard, smart and beautiful Malia Obama has earned herself an internship that is the stuff of Hollywood dreams. The Grio reports that the 18-year-old is…

Mexico’s Former President to Trump: ‘I’m Not Paying For That F–king Wall’

Mexico’s Former President to Trump: ‘I’m Not Paying For That F–king Wall’

Source: Boston Globe / Getty One of President-elect Donald Trump’s main promises on the campaign trail was that he was going to build a wall around the US-Mexico border and that Mexico was going to pay for it. Ironically, Trump is now asking our Congress—AKA tax payers— to provide funds for the “Great Wall” and …

America Was Never Worthy Of A First Lady Like Michelle Obama

America Was Never Worthy Of A First Lady Like Michelle Obama

Source: ROBYN BECK / Getty It was June of 2013, years before the cloudy haze of Trump’s America and just a year shy of her husband’s re-election anniversary, when something about Michelle Obama struck me. She was speaking at a Washington D.C. fundraiser when a demonstrator began shouting–interrupting her speech. “One of the things I don’t do well…

Colorado Doctor Banned From Seeing Patients After Calling First Lady Michelle Obama A ‘Monkey Face’

Colorado Doctor Banned From Seeing Patients After Calling First Lady Michelle Obama A ‘Monkey Face’

Source: Paul Morigi / Getty A Colorado doctor has been ordered to stop seeing patients and was given the pink slip from the medical school she teaches at after calling First Lady Michelle Obama “monkey face.” According to the Huffington Post, Dr. Michelle Herren, a white pediatric anesthesiologist at the Denver Health Medical Center and a faculty member at University of Colorado…

Evening Minute: 21-Year-Old Jewell Jones Just Became Michigan’s Youngest State Rep

Evening Minute: 21-Year-Old Jewell Jones Just Became Michigan’s Youngest State Rep

#BlackBoyMagic: 21-Year-Old Black Man Just Became Michigan’s Youngest State Rep Jewell Jones, a 21-year-old black man, just became Michigan's youngest state rep https://t.co/fge8EEKlsr pic.twitter.com/FY2Yo2i5Fb — HuffPost BlackVoices (@blackvoices) November 14, 2016 Jewell Jones, 21, has made political history: He was just voted in as the youngest state …

The Roc! Jay Z To Headline Concert For Hillary Clinton In Ohio

The Roc! Jay Z To Headline Concert For Hillary Clinton In Ohio

Source: Taylor Hill / Getty Rapper Jay Z will headline a concert for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Cleveland before Election Day. According to Buzzfeed, a campaign aid confirmed the news that the entertainer will perform in the event that is aimed at mobilizing Black youth to turn out for Clinton in this battleground state. Ohio is one of several states that Clinton has to win in order to beat Donald Trump in this year’s presidential election.  Jay Z isn&#…

Evening Minute: Study Finds That Blacks Are Not Calling 911 Over Fears Of Police Brutality

Evening Minute: Study Finds That Blacks Are Not Calling 911 Over Fears Of Police Brutality

Study Finds That Blacks Are Not Calling 911 Over Fears Of Police Brutality Source: Mark Wallheiser / Getty A new study released some pretty disturbing findings: Black people may not be calling 911 out of fear of being brutalized by the police. According to the Journal Sentinel, researchers found that the 2004 beating of Frank Jude Jr. 12 years ago by off-duty Milwaukee police officers may have…

Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump Go Head To Head in First Presidential Debate

Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump Go Head To Head in First Presidential Debate

Source: JEWEL SAMAD / Getty America’s direction. Achieving prosperity. Securing America. Let’s get ready to rumble! The political show that is our 2016 election hit mid-season dramatic heights with the first presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. In one corner, you had our former first lady and …

BEAUTIFUL NEWS: 90-Year-Old Walks From Texas To DC To Make History

BEAUTIFUL NEWS: 90-Year-Old Walks From Texas To DC To Make History

Activist Opal Lee is serious about Juneteenth becoming a national holiday. So much so that the 90-year-old is walking from her Fort Worth, Texas home to Washington D.C. to prove to President Obama why the day that the last enslaved Blacks were freed in Texas should be recognized on a…

#BlackGirlMagic: Cicely Tyson To Be Awarded By Congressional Black Caucus

#BlackGirlMagic: Cicely Tyson To Be Awarded By Congressional Black Caucus

Source: Cindy Ord / Getty Legendary actress Cicely Tyson is adding more awards to her repertoire. The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) recently announced that the 91-year-old actress will be a recipient of a lifetime achievement award in the arts. Tyson will also be joined by “Being Mary Jane” actor Richard Roundtree and music icon Dionne Warwick during the foundation’s 20th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts. “…

UPDATE: Both Victims in Florida Nightclub Shooting Have Been Identified

UPDATE: Both Victims in Florida Nightclub Shooting Have Been Identified

The victims in the #ClubBluShooting – 14 year old Sean Achilles and 18 year old Stef’an Strawder. #Club Blue @NBC2 pic.twitter.com/bmMkGJqFRk — Joe Roetz (@JoeRoetz) July 25, 2016 The two fatalities of the recent shooting at a Fort Myers nightclub have been identified. According to the New York Daily News, authorities have confirmed Stef’An Strawder, 18, and Sean Archilles, 14, were both killed in the shooting that occurred at Club Blu. “He liked to make people laugh. He’s a funny kid. He’s always joking,” …

Evening Minute: Cop ‘Accidentally’ Shot Charles Kinsey Trying To Protect Him, Police Union Leader Says

Evening Minute: Cop ‘Accidentally’ Shot Charles Kinsey Trying To Protect Him, Police Union Leader Says

Boy Bye: Cop ‘Accidentally’ Shot Mental Health Therapist Charles Kinsey Trying To Protect Him, Police Union Leader Says Source: Richard Williams Photography / Getty In a news conference, a leader for the Miami-Dade Police Union said that a local police officer “accidentally” shot mental health therapist Charles Kinsey instead of the autistic patient Kinsey for caring for.  But why would you aim to shoot an autistic person sitting by a man with his arms clearly up, without practicing any non-escalation techniques that they teach you in the …

#BlackLivesMatter: 100 Black Celebs Have Town Hall Meeting At Cedric The Entertainer’s House

#BlackLivesMatter: 100 Black Celebs Have Town Hall Meeting At Cedric The Entertainer’s House

With the past few weeks definitely leaving many of us feeling like we need to do more and say more in order to fight for our lives–Cedric The Entertainer included. So on Thursday night, the comedian invited 100 of Black Hollywood’s finest to join him in a town hall meeting at his Los Angeles home to discuss what they all can do to prove that #BlackLivesMatter and help with race relations in the U.S. Guests included Jesse Williams, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole…

#BlackLivesMatter: Grand Jury Will Not Be Empaneled In The Death Of Jamar Clark

#BlackLivesMatter: Grand Jury Will Not Be Empaneled In The Death Of Jamar Clark

Minneapolis Erupts In Protests After Unarmed #JamarClark Is Shot By Police Execution Style https://t.co/GQiJ9qltej pic.twitter.com/tAkbUrlVKq — Hello Beautiful (@HelloBeautiful) November 16, 2015 Police brutality has been a hot button issue in the media as Black Lives Matter protestors work to ensure officers are held accountable for the slaying of typically unarmed black men. In the case of Jamar Clark, the…

Protestors Successfully Shut Down Trump Rally In Chicago

Protestors Successfully Shut Down Trump Rally In Chicago

The scene here after @realDonaldTrump canceled his Chicago rally. Protesters celebrate chanting "We stopped Trump" pic.twitter.com/EDRxcKtwGr — Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) March 12, 2016 It seems as if some people are tired of Donald Trump‘s stronghold in the Presidential race. The current frontrunner for the Republican party’s nomination had to cancel a recent rally in Chicago due to thousands of people protesting his appearance. “We stopped Trump” was chanted outside of the University of Chicago after the reality star and real estate mogul confirmed that …

Is It 1955 Or 2016? Black Woman Forced To Sit In The Back Of The Bus Before Being Kicked Off

Is It 1955 Or 2016? Black Woman Forced To Sit In The Back Of The Bus Before Being Kicked Off

Source: The Washington Post / Getty Toni Young has recently filed a lawsuit over an incident she deemed “dehumanizing”. When the San Francisco native was on her way to attend a family function in Sacramento she took a front seat on a Greyhound bus. The driver, Cynthia Lara allegedly asked Young to sit in the back of the bus because she was expecting an elderly passenger to board in Sacramento. Young explained that she would …