SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento police shot Stephon Clark seven times from behind, according to autopsy results released Friday by a pathologist hired by Clark’s family, findings that call into question the department’s assertion that the 22-year-old black man was facing officers and walked toward them when he was killed. Dr. Bennet Omalu, whose study […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That […]

  Aaliyah would’ve turned 39 on Tuesday, and her close friend and collaborator Missy Elliott marked the occasion with an emotional tribute on Instagram. The artist posted four throwback photos of herself with Aaliyah and a touching birthday message. “Aaliyah so many people LOVE your Style & Music TIL this day!,” she wrote in the […]

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The oldest victim swept away in a California mudslide was Jim Mitchell, who had celebrated his 89th birthday the day before. He died with his wife of more than 50 years, Alice. The youngest, 3-year-old Kailly Benitez, was one of four children killed. As their names and those of 14 other […]

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who in a jealous rage doused his estranged wife with industrial-strength lye and burned her so badly she needed a face transplant has died at a Pennsylvania hospital. Sixty-two-year-old Herbert Rodgers had been serving a 30- to 70-year prison sentence in Pennsylvania and died Monday. Vermont officials say […]

Every year about 700 to 1,200 women die from pregnancy or childbirth difficulties in the United States according to CNN and the documentary series Giving Birth In America. Of those women, Black women are three to four times more likely to die of pregnancy or delivery complications than white women. Chief of service for gynecology Dr. […]

11/10/17- Tom Joyner and the TJMS crew honor the remarkable singer Gerald Levert on the 11th anniversary of his death with a beautiful tribute. Like on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Sign Up For Our Newsletter!

A 9-year-old Florida girl died on Saturday afternoon after her 64-year-old cousin allegedly sat on her as punishment for misbehaving. Veronica Green Posey has been charged with cruelty towards and child and homicide in the death of her young cousin, Dericka Lindsay, according to an arrest report from the Escambia County Sheriff, People reports. Posey, […]

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The victims just kept coming. In private cars, in ambulances waiting four or five deep, from the walking wounded to the barely alive, they arrived in droves. “I have no idea who I operated on,” said Dr. Jay Coates, a trauma surgeon whose hospital took in many of the wounded after […]

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Irma has killed at least 10 people as the dangerous Category 5 storm continued its destructive march across the Caribbean early Thursday. At least eight people were killed and 23 injured in French Caribbean island territories, France’s interior minister said. Speaking Thursday on French radio France Info, French […]

Cathy Hughes founder of Radio One talks about her good friend Dick Gregory and his work. Hughes explained that, “one thing that most people did not realize was that he was critical. He held black leadership accountable the same way he held white leadership accountable.” She went on to explain how Dick Gregory laid the foundation,” […]