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Dallas Officer Who Killed Black Man In His Own Home Arrested For Manslaughter

Dallas Officer Who Killed Black Man In His Own Home Arrested For Manslaughter

9-10-19-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   UPDATE 09/10/18 1:00 CST The case against a white Dallas police officer who shot and killed a black neighbor in the neighbor’s home will be presented to a grand jury, which could decide on more serious charges than manslaughter, the district attorney overseeing the case said Monday. UPDATE: Dallas Mayor Mike…MORE

Ayanna Pressley Is The New Face Of American Politics

Ayanna Pressley Is The New Face Of American Politics

9-6-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   BOSTON (AP) — The black Boston city councilor whose upset primary win over a 10-term congressman stunned Massachusetts’ political establishment called her victory “surreal” Wednesday and said the wave of inclusiveness sweeping the nation is the best way to counter President Donald Trump. Ayanna Pressley told cheering supporters she’s thrilled and…MORE

Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Deal Sparks Boycott, Online Anger

Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Deal Sparks Boycott, Online Anger

9-5-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick is prompting a flood of debate online as sports fans react to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. The deal unveiled by Nike…MORE

Andrew Gillum Wants Opponent To Focus On Issues, Not Race

Andrew Gillum Wants Opponent To Focus On Issues, Not Race

9-4-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The man who could become Florida’s first black governor on Sunday called on his opponent to refrain from name-calling and to focus on the issues. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for governor, was asked about comments Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis made after Tuesday’s primary.…MORE

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum Makes History As First Black Man To Win Fla. Governor Primary

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum Makes History As First Black Man To Win Fla. Governor Primary

8-29-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   PHOENIX (AP) — Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum upset a crowded field of well-funded candidates in Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, a step away from becoming the state’s first black governor. His surprise victory sets up a November showdown with Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, a favorite of President Donald Trump. Gillum’s victory…MORE

Man Admits To Burning Black Man Alive In Jailhouse Letter To White Supremacists

Man Admits To Burning Black Man Alive In Jailhouse Letter To White Supremacists

8-28-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   Tennessee authorities have had John Carothers in custody for months. He was charged with murder for burning a black man alive, but investigators were having trouble coming up with a motive. According to News Channel 5, deputies intercepted a letter from Carothers to a white supremacist group and found a motive, Carothers…MORE

McCain Stopping Medical Treatment For His Brain Cancer

McCain Stopping Medical Treatment For His Brain Cancer

8-24-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain, the six-term Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for his brain cancer, his family said Friday. In a statement, the family said McCain has surpassed expectations for survival, but “the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age…MORE

Even The Most Expensive HBCUs Keep Tuition Costs Lower Than National Average

Even The Most Expensive HBCUs Keep Tuition Costs Lower Than National Average

8-23-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   Pursuing higher learning can cost a lot. Historically Black Colleges and Universities, however, have succeeded at staying below the national average when it comes to tuition. The typical cost of attending a private university was $34,740 for the 2017-18 academic year, according to College Data. Costs added up to $9,970 for state residents…MORE

Louisiana Student Sent Home After Her Braids Are Deemed An ‘Un-Natural Hair Style’

Louisiana Student Sent Home After Her Braids Are Deemed An ‘Un-Natural Hair Style’

8-22-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   A video floating around Instagram is prompting outrage after a student in Gretna, Louisiana was sent home from school because of her hairstyle. The student has a simple, pulled back and age-appropriate braided hairstyle, but was sent home because the school deemed her style “un-natural.” School administrators said it’s school policy for…MORE

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Rihanna responds to pregnancy rumors with hilarious DM to a fan

Rihanna responds to pregnancy rumors with hilarious DM to a fan

As Rihanna became a national hero in her nation of Barbados, social media was rife with pregnancy rumors.The singer is no stranger to being subject to rumors about having a baby on the way and has recently been modeling clothes from her Fenty X Savage line.Internet sleuths claimed they spotted a baby bump and a…

Diddy Bids Millions To Buy Back Namesake Brand Sean John Out Of Bankruptcy

Diddy Bids Millions To Buy Back Namesake Brand Sean John Out Of Bankruptcy

Sean “Diddy” Combs became the hip-hop mogul we recognized him as today by branching outside of music to develop businesses in fields like philanthropy, spirits, media production, fragrance and most notably fashion. One major source of the empire was his pioneering namesake label Sean John, which at the moment is 90% owned by apparel wholesaler…

Netflix is making a feature film about the Thanksgiving grandma text mix-up

Netflix is making a feature film about the Thanksgiving grandma text mix-up

One grandma’s mistaken text message is now being adapted into a Netflix feature film.In 2016, Jamal Hinton, a senior in high school, received a text from a grandmother inviting him over for Thanksgiving dinner.Hinton quickly figured out it wasn’t his grandmother, but grandma Wanda Dench still extended her invitation to the then stranger to come…

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