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After a police officer fatally shoots someone, it can take days or even weeks before the public or his supervisors hear the officer’s version of what happened. In many states, that so-called cooling off period is carved out in state law or in a police department’s contract. That opportunity to take some time before undergoing […]

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UPDATE: Baton Rouge shooter ID’ed as Gavin Long. The man who killed two police officers and a sheriff’s deputy in Baton Rouge Sunday was a former Marine sergeant who served in Iraq and had no known ties to any extremist groups. Long himself confirmed that in a YouTube video he released under and alias before […]

Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach and former NBA player Sean Rooks died at the age of 46. ESPN.com reports: It is with deep sadness and overwhelming grief that we mourn the sudden loss of my son, Sean,” his mother, Deborah Brown, said in a statement released by the 76ers. “Our family asks that our privacy be […]


O.J. Simpson has a new mugshot. The Nevada’s Department of Corrections periodically updates its photos to keep accurate depictions of its inmates, and O.J.’s latest pic has him in forest green with grayer hair and a smile. Simpson, currently at Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center serving 33 years for armed robbery, was last photographed in 2013: […]

  New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about her new book I Almost Forgot About You and confirms that Waiting To Exhale is coming to television, but she won’t be writing it. “It’s about reinvention. A woman who’s bored with her life but who is successful and […]

A few weeks after the Billboard Music Awards’ tribute to Prince, BET has proven that their tribute to the the Purple One will indeed be what fans have been clamoring for since news broke that the icon died of an overdose in April.   Along with Janelle Monae, D’Angelo, The Roots and Sheila E., the network promises […]

Reports are floating around that comedian Monique and her husband Sydney Hicks owe the IRS a boat load of cash for failing to file their taxes for two years. Bossip reports: Academy Award winner Mo’Nique and her husband are accused of not paying their taxes for two years – and now the government says they […]

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Kimbo Slice, the bearded street fighter who parlayed his internet popularity into a mixed martial arts career and worldwide fame, has died. He was 42. Slice, whose real name was Kevin Ferguson, was taken to a hospital in Margate, Florida, near his home Monday, Coral Springs Police Sgt. Carla Kmiotek said. Slice’s death was confirmed […]

Ever since Prince and Muhammad Ali transitioned from the earthly realm within weeks of each other, the sentiment has been that because they were popular with people of all races, creeds, backgrounds and faiths, that they transcended race. Some posters on Prince.org, a site devoted to all things Prince, seemed offended to be reminded that […]


During an appearance this morning on “Good Morning America,” Laila Ali discussed the final moments she and her siblings spent at the bedside of their father Muhammad Ali before his death on Friday. Speaking to co-host Robin Roberts, Laila said all nine of his children flew to Arizona to be with him, and some of […]


This coming Tuesday, June 7, would have been the 58th birthday of Prince, who died on April 21 at his Minneapolis home. But on Saturday Spike Lee threw a huge outdoor get together for the Purple One and hundreds showed to party like it was 1999. Also seen at the event was Al Sharpton, Rosie Perez, […]


LAS VEGAS (AP) — The newly crowned Miss USA is a 26-year-old Army officer from the District of Columbia who gave perhaps the strongest answer of the night when asked about women in combat. “As a woman in the United States Army, I think … we are just as tough as men. As a commander […]