DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A young, drunk woman fatally shot on a man’s porch in suburban Detroit was hurt, scared and confused a few hours earlier when she crashed her vehicle into a parked car, a witness testified Wednesday. Carmen Beasley provided details about the hours preceding the death of Renisha McBride, 19, who […]

Kanye West is paying $250,000 for Kim Kardashian’s ”glam squad” to be at the ready throughout the North American leg of his Yeezus tour. The rapper has arranged to have her hair dresser, make-up artist and stylist on call to join them whenever they are needed as the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star refuses […]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school board has decided to end a decades-long controversy and rename a high school now named for a Confederate general and honorary Ku Klux Klan leader that some historical records say ordered the execution of hundreds of black Union soldiers. The Duval County School Board said it was following […]

Digital retailer iTunes is the exclusive seller of Beyonce’s new fast-selling self-titled surprise album through at least Dec. 18, when some brick-and-mortar retailers in the U.S. could begin to receive copies of the album. Target has announced it will not be one of them. “At Target we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment […]

Over the weekend, an 11-year-old from Ohio was taken into police custody after allegedly punching his grandmother after she refused to buy him the toy he wanted. 60-year-old Barbara Weeks told police her grandson punched her in the nose. Luckily, another customer in the store called 911. The child was charged with domestic violence and […]

Move over, Paula Deen. A black person thinks it’s ok use the n-word too! The controversial word is rearing its ugly head again, this time, from rap producer Suge Knight. TMZ cameras caught up to him recently to chat about the word that has many fans and enemies. And since we know Suge Knight is […]

Actor Rockmond Dunbar and his actress wife Maya Gilbert have welcomed a baby girl, reports People. Berkeley Seon Dunbar came into the world on Friday, Dec. 6 in Los Angeles. The newborn weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long. “Mom is doing great,” Dunbar tweeted. “We are absolutely in love with our […]

Beyonce’s surprise self-titled album is by all accounts on track to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week. Official Nielsen SoundScan sales figures may have the album at 600,000 by the tracking week deadline of Sunday, Dec. 15, which will be revealed mid-week. According to Billboard, that’s a remarkable figure for […]

Addressing criticism over its lack of African American women in the cast, NBC‘s “Saturday Night Live” held an audition for black comediennes at The Groundlings in Los Angeles earlier this month, according to Deadline.com. The show holds showcase/auditions for potential new talent with some regularity in various locations. But this one attracted more media attention […]

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Michael Jordan‘s shoes from the famous flu game of the 1997 NBA finals were sold for more than $100,000 in an online auction Thursday. The Nike Air Jordan XII shoes were owned by a Utah Jazz ball boy who befriended Jordan when the Chicago Bulls visited Salt Lake City. Jordan […]

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela‘s memorial say he suffers from schizophrenia and hallucinated and saw angels while gesturing incoherently just 3 feet away from President Barack Obama and other world leaders, outraging deaf people worldwide who said his signs amounted to gibberish. South African officials scrambled Thursday to explain how […]