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The Swim Cap for Black Hair Finally Gets Olympic Approval

After the initial rejection of a swimmer’s cap made specifically for natural Black and textured hair, Soul Cap has finally received approval. Last year,...

Texas High School’s First Black Principal Suspended Because White Parents Say He Promotes Critical Race Theory

Parents accused James Whitfield of teaching CRT and making up systemic racism. They even reported his pictures of his white wife on social media.

Judge Temporarily Blocks Release of Video in Alvin Motley Case

Defense argued that releasing video could make it harder to find an unbiased jury in a trial for the security guard accused of killing Motley over loud music.

White Man Who Harassed Black News Anchor Almost Caused an Environmental Disaster in 2017

Mississippi police have issued an arrest warrant for Benjamin Eugene Dagley, the white man who just couldn't let Shaquille Brewster do his job in peace.

During Day Nine of R. Kelly Trial, Woman Who Wasn’t a Fan Says She Was Still Exposed to an STD by Kelly

One of Kelly’s former assistants also took the stand on Tuesday and corroborated previous witness testimony of living conditions for Kelly’s ‘girlfriends.'

25 Years After Its Release, Aaliyah’s One In A Million Reaches No. 1 on the Billboard Charts

The landmark album and exclusive merchandise were re-released on its 25th anniversary by Blackground Entertainment

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Launches Probe Into Brutal Arrest of Black Man

Pernell Harris was taken to the hospital from jail after at least seven officers allegedly brought him to the ground during his arrest.

R. Kelly’s First Male Accuser Takes the Stand as Another Witness Testifies Kelly Raped Her Days After Marrying Aaliyah

Both accusers state they were 17 when sexually abused by Kelly. As more witnesses testify, the complicity of the singer's entourage is also spotlighted.

Reggae and Dub Icon Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Dead at 85

The news of Perry’s passing was confirmed in a series of tweets from Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
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