The name Ed Buck may or may not ring a bell. For those who don’t know, he is wealthy Democratic donor who has contributed to politicians like Hillary Clinton and California Gov. Jerry Brown. Last July, Gemmel Moore, a 26-year-old gay black man died in Buck’s West Hollywood home. Now it’s happened again. Yes, another young black man has been […]


Pix 11 reports, a Facebook live video shows 27-year-old Jameek Lowery walked into a Police Headquarters in New York on Saturday morning, sweating profusely, foaming at the mouth and at times incoherent, but asking for help and for water. He reportedly died within 48 hours at a hospital, and now his family is calling the […]

This year we lost some of our greats! Chris Paul uses The Morning Minute to pay respect to those who left earth in 2018. He paid tribute to the Queen herself Aretha Franklin, who we will forever be thankful for. He also honored Kim Porter whose death shocked the world. And so many more, listen […]


A South Jersey woman claims a funeral home let her brother’s body “decompose” in their facility before the service was set to take place. Ashkeya Pratt-Williams has filed a lawsuit against Carl Miller Funeral Home in Camden for allowing the body of her recently deceased brother, John Ross Pratt, to decompose in a garage. Pratt died in his home […]

Twenty-two years ago today hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur passed away after he was shot multiple times while at a red light in Las Vegas. Shakur was 25-years-old when he died. READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER:  LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM

In the aftermath of Aretha Franklin’s death, there is a lot that still needs to be worked out. It has been reported that the Queen didn’t leave a will. Tom says that she was so in control of her business and so organized that it’s hard to believe that she didn’t leave a will. This […]


  Over 100 protesters gathered to protest the death of 15-year-old Steven Rosenthal, who police say took his own life after a brief chase. The Chicago Tribune reports that the crowd marched and shut down traffic while chanting “no justice, no peace,” and “let us see Steve.” According to the Tribune, Rosenthal died August 17 at […]

Four fire-rescue medics in Florida have been suspended after they allegedly refused to transport a 30-year-old black woman suffering stroke symptoms, just five days after giving birth via Caesarian section. According to, Nicole Benhamou, her daughter, Crystle Galloway was refused a ride because the medics said they couldn’t afford it. Benhamou drove her daughter to the […]

A man in Florida has died from a flesh-eating bacteria that he contracted after eating bad oysters, according to The New York Post. The Florida Department of Health said that the 71-year-old man in Sarasota died following his seafood meal July 8 at a local restaurant. He died two days after he ate oysters containing […]

Three white men out of have been charged and arrested for killing and dismembering the bodies of two Black men in Oklahoma City. When 21-year-olds Alize Ramon Smith and Jarron Moreland went missing on April 14 friends and family members went around their Oklahoma City neighborhood hanging flyers according to WJLA News. Just four days later, officers of  Moore County Police Department found their […]

Three employees at a Stop & Shop store in Brooklyn, NY tackled and sat on top of a shoplifter until he died. According to the NY Post, Ralph Nimmons, 51, was caught shoplifting on April 14. Witnesses say he was stealing items and storing them in a cake box. When employees were notified, shoppers stared in shock as the three […]