Hollywood signals it will move forward with changing Confederate street names

The Hollywood City Commission voted Monday night to begin the process of changing the streets named after three Confederate generals that lie in the heart of the city’s African-American neighborhood.

Americans Want Congress Members To Pee In Cups To Prove They’re Not On Drugs

According to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, 64 percent of Americans favor requiring welfare recipients to submit to random drug testing.

Family Sues School After First Black Valedictorian 'Forced' To Share Title With White Student

Jasmine Shepard was an ace student who was the top of her class and had the highest GPA, but her Mississippi high school forced her to “share” her title with a white student who had a lower GPA.

7-Year Old Entrepreneur From Arkansas is Running Her Own Food Truck

Kyleigh McGee, a 7-year old African American girl from Little Rock, Ark. is running and operating her very own food truck.

Venus Williams Blamed For Car Crash That Killed 78-Year-Old Man; She Responds

A police report says tennis star Venus Williams is responsible for a Florida car crash that sent an elderly man to the hospital before his eventual death earlier this month

Vandals Destroy 2nd Emmett Till Historical Marker in 9 Months

*A historical marker with information about Emmett Till has been vandalized, the second such occurrence against a memorial for him in less than nine months, EURweb.com reports.

White Jacksonville Cop Threatens Black Man With Jail For Jaywalking

*In the latest “walking while Black” encounter captured on video, a Jacksonville, Fla. cop was filmed threatening a Black man with jail time for jaywalking

Mike Brown’s Parents Reach Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The parents of Mike Brown, the Ferguson, MO black teen who was shot and killed by then officer Darren Wilson, have reportedly reached a settlement in their wrongful death lawsuit.

Police Shoot and Kill Pregnant Black Woman After She Called 911 For Help

Seattle police officers have reportedly shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a 30-year old pregnant woman, in her home in front of her children.

Donald Trump Demands Cuba Return Godmother of Famed Rapper

America’s polarizing and highly-controversial commander-in-chief Donald Trump recently issued a demand for Cuba to return escaped political prisoners, including deceased rapper Tupac Shakur's godmother Assata Shakur.

Sheriff David Clarke Withdraws From Homeland Security Job

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr., who often compares Black Lives Matter with ISIS, has withdrawn his candidacy for a position with the Homeland Security Department, The New York Times reports.

U.S. launches military strike against Syrian government

The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week.

Trump and the Black Caucus plan to meet for the first time

Following a bizarre exchange with American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan, the Congressional Black Caucus is in talks with President Donald Trump to set up a meeting.

Volkswagen AG Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $4.3 Billion

Volkswagen AG Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $4.3 Billion in Criminal and Civil Penalties; Six Volkswagen Executives and Employees are Indicted in Connection with Conspiracy to Cheat U.S. Emissions Tests

Lakers and NBA community mourn loss of sideline reporter Craig Sager

The Lakers and the NBA family reacted in mourning over the recent passing of Craig Sager, who had spent the past two years fighting a rare form of cancer. All NBA teams have committed to observe a moment of silence ...