Janelle Monáe Lands Acting Role In Upcoming Film ‘Moonlight’


By Dr. Sinclair Grey III It’s always good to hear about entertainers doing great things. With so much negativity surrounding many of our entertainers, whenever someone accomplishes something great, it should be recognized. Because the entertainment industry is a difficult and demanding field, there’s a tendency for so many entertainers to drop off. In addition to that, unless an entertainer is able to exhibit diversity, they will miss out on…

Read More »

Corey Jones, Killed in a Stand Your Ground State


By: Dr. Samori Swygert In Florida, the same state where the Stand Your Ground Law was invoked by George Zimmerman in the murder of slain teen Trayvon Martin, a young black man was killed with a legally registered gun.  In a country that is heavily entrenched in the 2nd Amendments’ Right To Bear arms, Corey Jones was shot and killed while in possession of his own legally registered firearm. In what…

Read More »

James Baldwin Honored in Greenwich Village


By Robert Stitt James Baldwin died in 1987, but another plaque in his honor was just placed in New York’s Greenwich Village. He already had two other notable plaques in the city. This one was placed at 81 Horatio Street, where much of his work “Another Country” was penned. According to The Network Journal, the bronze plaque, about 14 x14 inches, was placed by the Greenwich Village Society for Historical…

Read More »

Gregory E. Woods – A Look At Manhood (Part 1)


Looking hard upon the life I lived, I remember many of the armed and dangerous challenges to my life, and that of my family and how I alone or with others made sure women and their children around us did not have to have a moment like this begging for life.  It is not begging for one’s life that is given respect and dignity. It is from action and an…

Read More »

Former Soldier Arrested on Suspicion of Murder 45 years Later

download (1)

By Nigel Boys After avoiding conviction for years, Willie James Johnson, who allegedly stabbed 21-year-old Doris Lorraine Rivers to death in El Paso, Texas over 45 years ago, has finally been arrested, according to reports. The Daily Mail reports that Johnson, now 70-years-old was only 25 when he allegedly murdered the young mother, who was found stabbed to death on her living room floor on November 12, 1970. Returning from…

Read More »

Mortified Six-Year-Old Boy Hangs His Head in Shame as Father Launches Sexist Rant at Post Office Staff


By Nigel Boys A father was filmed recently launching into a sexist tirade at a Post Office worker in Los Angeles, telling a female worker that he would put her in her place after claiming that she wasn’t treating him with respect, the Daily Mail reports. “I gotta put you in your place because you’re a woman and I’m a man,” the unidentified man said. Stunned customers looked on as his…

Read More »

Cleveland Truck Driver Labeled ‘Serial Killer’ by Prosecutor


By Nigel Boys Forty-five-year-old Cleveland truck driver Robert Rembert, who previously served a 6-year prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter in 1997, has been labeled a serial killer by a Cuyahoga County prosecutor on Tuesday this week. The Root reports that that a grand jury in Cleveland, Ohio, indicted Rembert on 10 counts of aggravated murder in three 2015 slayings and one in 1997. He was arrested in the June slaying…

Read More »

South Carolina Man Decapitates 2-Week-Old Puppy in Front of Girlfriend and Her Two Kids


By Nigel Boys During an argument with his girlfriend over the weekend, 25-year-old James Xavier Quattlebaum allegedly cut the head off a 2-week-old puppy in front of her and her two children, aged 7 and 11, according to reports. The New York Daily News reports that the horrific scene, in which Quattlebaum allegedly used a kitchen knife to mercilessly decapitate the puppy, happened on Saturday in Aiken, South Carolina around…

Read More »

Injured Conn. Cop Gets Note From Kids He Reads to in Spare Time: ‘Thanks for Being Like a Dad for Us’


By Nigel Boys When Officer Anthony Nolan of the New London, Connecticut police force injured his knee at work, he had to take some time off at home to recover; however, his healing came with a little more ease after a note attached to his door not only helped him feel a little better, but almost brought tears to his eyes. WFSB Eyewitness News3 reports that while he was at…

Read More »

New York Cabbie Uses Obscure Legal Loophole to Secure a FREE Manhattan Apartment (And He Can Stay There for LIFE)


By Nigel Boys Oltimdje Ouattara, an immigrant cab driver in New York, has managed to secure himself a room at the Chelsea Highline Hotel for the rest of his life, something other residents of the city only dream of doing. That’s not even the best part – the fixed rate that he’ll pay is a downright steal. Even if he doesn’t earn much driving people to and fro, Ouattara can…

Read More »

Suspect in Uptown Murder Faces Additional Charges


By Nigel Boys The alleged killer in the murder-for-hire-plot of 35-year-old Kendra Hatcher, a local dentist who was murdered in the garage of her Uptown Dallas apartment complex on September 2, previously served time in a Tennessee prison, according to reports. Thirty-one-year-old Kristopher Ledell Love, the alleged gunman in the three person conspiracy to kill Hatcher, was sentenced to eight years on an aggravated robbery conviction in 2005, U.S. Attorney…

Read More »

Retired Delta Airlines Captain Never Took a Day Off Work in 45 Years


By Robert Stitt Delta Airlines Captain Calvin “Cal” Flanigan spent 45 years with the company. Thirty-seven of his years were spent as a pilot. He did not miss one single day of work in nearly five decades. The stereotype of the lazy black male has been perpetuated by movies, games, and even the presidential candidates themselves. Instead of arguing about it, this man taught the racist culture a lesson by…

Read More »

Jamaica Appoints Ralph Thomas To Be New Ambassador To The United States


By Dr. Sinclair Grey III The foreign ministry of Jamaica announced on Monday that Ralph Thomas, their Ambassador to China will be leaving his tour of duty and will be the new Ambassador to the United States next month. As Thomas will be leaving the Asian continent, he will be accepting his new diplomatic assignment in 26 months. Thomas is a former lecturer from the University of West Indies and…

Read More »

Michael Vick Is Finally Free From Financial Bondage


Reported by Liku Zelleke Ex-NFL star Michael Vick looks like he’s getting his financial affairs in order after having had to file for bankruptcy in 2008. At the time, he claimed he owed over $20 million to creditors and his assets along with his income were dwindling fast following the dog-fighting scandal which led to several of his endorsements being cancelled. In his career, Vick had made over $120 million…

Read More »

Diabetic Dies in Jail After Being Denied Insulin


By Shanieka Stanton Michael Robinson’s blood sugar level was allegedly 2,500 mg/dL at the time of his death, more than a hundred times the normal range of 80 to 180 mg/dL. His family is now blaming a Missouri jail for the diabetic’s death on Sunday. The 33 year old was arrested Friday, and taken to Pemiscot County Jail on a warrant for unpaid child support, according to KFVS. Family members…

Read More »