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NYPD Commander Under Investigation for Ordering Officers to Shoot 50 Cent 'On Sight' NYPD Commander Under Investigation for Ordering Officers to Shoot 50 Cent 'On Sight'

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Because apparently it’s the NYPD who took 50 Cent’s “Get the Strap” mantra to heart.

Report: R. Kelly Facing Criminal Indictment as Grand Jury Is Assembled in Chicago Report: R. Kelly Facing Criminal Indictment as Grand Jury Is Assembled in Chicago

After decades of allegedly terrorizing women and underage girls, it’s looking like the self-proclaimed Pied Piper of R&B will finally pay the piper.

Lawyer Michael Avenatti Confirms Existence of Third R. Kelly Tape with Underage Girl Lawyer Michael Avenatti Confirms Existence of Third R. Kelly Tape with Underage Girl

When he’s not preoccupied with being a thorn in Donald Trump’s side, celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti occupies his time by attempting to bring embattled crooner R. Kelly to justice.

It Looks Like Jussie Smollett's Case Is Headed to Grand Jury It Looks Like Jussie Smollett's Case Is Headed to Grand Jury

According to TMZ, Jussie Smollett’s case will go before a grand jury early next week.

Lyft Earns Its Invite to the Cookout By Offering Free Rides to Celebrate Black History Month Lyft Earns Its Invite to the Cookout By Offering Free Rides to Celebrate Black History Month

Lyft—which I use almost every day and has saved me hundreds of dollars in parking since I live in Los Angeles—is celebrating Black History Month with the rest of us by offering free rides to all the beautifully black museums, black-owned businesses, and cultural sites in over 30 cities throughout the country.

11-Year-Old Boy Arrested for Refusing to Recite 'Racist' Pledge of Allegiance 11-Year-Old Boy Arrested for Refusing to Recite 'Racist' Pledge of Allegiance

An 11-year-old boy was arrested at school for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, in addition to being disruptive and refusing to leave his classroom.

U.S. Senate Passes Legislation to Strengthen HBCUs U.S. Senate Passes Legislation to Strengthen HBCUs

According to the Philadelphia Tribune, The U.S. Senate has approved a pair of bills designed to strengthen the partnerships between federal agencies and historically Black colleges and universities throughout the country.

Report: New Evidence Suggests Jussie Smollett Was Allegedly An 'Active Participant' In Apparent Assault [Updated] Report: New Evidence Suggests Jussie Smollett Was Allegedly An 'Active Participant' In Apparent Assault [Updated]

The Chicago Police department’s investigation into the alleged racist and homophobic attack on entertainer Jussie Smollett has shifted from identifying potential assailants to focusing on the Empire star himself—as police now reportedly believe Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.

NBA, FIBA, and Our Forever President Barack Obama Are Joining Forces to Launch Basketball Africa League NBA, FIBA, and Our Forever President Barack Obama Are Joining Forces to Launch Basketball Africa League

Considering the NBA’s global popularity and penchant for staying ahead of the curve, Saturday’s announcement that the league is officially expanding outside of North America comes as no surprise.

Texts Between Portland Police and Far-Right Extremists Prove Collusion... Cue Shock and Awe Texts Between Portland Police and Far-Right Extremists Prove Collusion... Cue Shock and Awe

In my 38 years of traversing God’s green Earth as a black ass black man, common sense has informed me that the interests of the police and the interests of individuals who look like me don’t always coincide.

Judge Overturns $37 Million Wrongful Death Award to the Family of Korryn Gaines Judge Overturns $37 Million Wrongful Death Award to the Family of Korryn Gaines

According to The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore County judge has overturned a jury’s decision to award more than $37 million to the family of Korryn Gaines, who was shot and killed in 2016 by county police after an hours-long standoff.

21 Savage Turns Himself In for Felony Theft Warrant 21 Savage Turns Himself In for Felony Theft Warrant

You would think that after all the hell rapper 21 Savage went through to finally win his freedom after facing deportation from ICE, that he’d be able to lay low and plot out his next moves.

Trump Gets Toe Tagged and Bagged by Black Twitter After 'African-Americans Are Very Angry' Tweet Trump Gets Toe Tagged and Bagged by Black Twitter After 'African-Americans Are Very Angry' Tweet

In the CVS receipt-long list of people who should never speak on behalf of black folks, Donald Trump and Uncle Ruckus are engaged in a bloody duel for last place. But lo and behold, Melania’s Baby Daddy took to Twitter to come to our alleged rescue Sunday morning and speak on behalf of our collective outrage at all…

Trump Jr. Proves the Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree, Praises Dad for Wildly Inappropriate Trail of Tears of Jab Trump Jr. Proves the Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree, Praises Dad for Wildly Inappropriate Trail of Tears of Jab

It’s not exactly a secret that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and that guy ya’ll put in the White House don’t particularly care for each other.

Bodycam Footage of Florida Deputy Grabbing Black Father by the Throat and Calling Him 'Boy' Sparks Investigation Bodycam Footage of Florida Deputy Grabbing Black Father by the Throat and Calling Him 'Boy' Sparks Investigation

According to the Daily Beast, a Florida deputy is the focus of an internal affairs investigation after body-camera footage from 2017 recorded him not only repeatedly calling a black father “boy”, but grabbing him by the neck during a profanity-laden confrontation.

Extra's A.J. Calloway Suspended Amid Sexual Assault Investigation Extra's A.J. Calloway Suspended Amid Sexual Assault Investigation

Warner Bros. Television announced on Saturday that Extra host A.J. Calloway, who’s been accused of sexual assault and other acts of misconduct by multiple women, has been suspended pending further investigation of the allegations.

Meet Eric Porterfield, the GOP Lawmaker Who Believes the LGBTQ Community 'Is a Modern Day Version of the Ku Klux Klan' Meet Eric Porterfield, the GOP Lawmaker Who Believes the LGBTQ Community 'Is a Modern Day Version of the Ku Klux Klan'

I never thought I’d live to see the day where the gay community—a group that has incurred insane amounts of violence and discriminatory behavior—would be compared to the KKK—a hate group that has administered insane amounts of violence and discriminatory behavior.

T.I., Soulja Boy, and Others Call for Gucci Boycott After Blackface Scandal: 'Apology Not Accepted' T.I., Soulja Boy, and Others Call for Gucci Boycott After Blackface Scandal: 'Apology Not Accepted'

I would imagine this puts trap extraordinaire Gucci Mane in quite the precarious situation, but a host of rappers, creators, and otherwise influential individuals are letting it be none that their allegiances to luxury brand Gucci are a thing of the past.

Rape Declared a 'National Emergency' by Sierra Leone's President Rape Declared a 'National Emergency' by Sierra Leone's President

Trigger Warning: This article details sexual violence and child sexual abuse. 

HBO Announces Leaving Neverland Premiere Dates HBO Announces Leaving Neverland Premiere Dates

On the heels of the deeply disturbing Surviving R. Kelly, HBO’s upcoming documentary Leaving Neverland has the very real potential to dethrone another one of our childhood heroes.

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