Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

2018 NAACP Image Awards Full List Of Nominees Released

If the nominees for the 2018 NAACP Image Awards were any indication, the upcoming ceremony for Black excellence could be the best installment yet. The names of those nominated were released Monday.

Here’s everything we know about Aretha Franklin’s health

Twitter users woke up Tuesday to see Aretha Franklin’s name trending and immediately suspected the worst, but there was no apparent confirmation of any impending health concerns despite a gossip news website reporting otherwise. “Celebrities are at the hospital saying goodbye” because “Aretha has been battling cancer for a while now,” according to “a source inside the hospital,” Fameolous Daily reported Tuesday morning.

Everything we know about Jesse Jackson’s Parkinson’s diagnosis

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, the civil rights icon announced Friday afternoon in an open letter to the public. The neurodegenerative disorder is not deadly, but there is no cure.

What Trump’s Tax Plan Means For The Average Black Family

The president’s apparent intentional systematic destruction of the middle-, lower- and underclasses could continue in a devastating fashion if his efforts at tax reform are enacted into law. Americans were one step closer to that reality after House Republicans passed its tax plan on Thursday afternoon.

Everything We Know About Jesse Jackson And His Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, the civil rights icon announced Friday afternoon in an open letter to the public. The neurodegenerative disorder is not deadly, but there is no cure.

After Obama, Trump’s Other Reasons For Reversing Ban On Elephant Trophies From Africa

The president’s decision to end the ban on Americans bringing elephant trophies back from Africa continued his trend of trying to undo the presidential legacy of Barack Obama. But there’s a real good chance that’s not the only reason Donald Trump wanted to allow hunters to return to the U.S. with the wildlife game they’ve killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

After Obama, Trump’s Other Reasons For Reversing Ban On Elephant Trophies From Africa

The president’s decision to end the ban on Americans bringing elephant trophies back from Africa continued his trend of trying to undo the presidential legacy of Barack Obama. But there’s a real good chance that’s not the only reason Donald Trump wanted to allow hunters to return to the U.S. with the wildlife game they’ve killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Here’s How Xanax Become The Drug Of Choice For The Younger Generations

The name Lil Peep might not immediately resonate with everybody, but chances are that the current opioid crisis in America probably does. The rapper who became somewhat of a cult figure on the emo music scene died Wednesday night, and his death was probably because he overdosed on drugs — the anti-anxiety prescription medication Xanax, to be exact.

Muslims No Longer Make Up Most Of The Victims Of Hate Crimes In The U.S.

 

The religion targeted the most during the commission of hate crimes in America last year was not the usual suspect, a new government report has found. Jews were more than twice as likely to be the victims of “hate crimes motivated by religious bias” than Muslims were in 2016, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for hate crime statistics last year.

Who Is Calvin Toney? Baton Rouge Police Shoot And Kill Black Man

A police officer shot and killed a Black man after the two had a lengthy “struggle” at an apartment complex in Baton Rouge on Monday night, the Advocate reported. Authorities didn’t immediately identify the victim, who was also reportedly Tasered, but the name “Calvin Toney” quickly surfaced online as being the person who was shot.

Meet The Black District Attorney Leading The Fight Against Wrongful Convictions

 

As an increasing number of convictions get overturned on a regular basis, one Midwestern city’s prosecutor has expedited his own plans to keep proving the innocence of the wrongfully imprisoned. Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree, the first Black person elected to that position in all of Kansas, found renewed inspiration on that front from prosecuting a former police detective in Kansas City accused of wrongfully sending dozens of Black people to prison, the Associated Press reported.

Nicki Minaj’s Brother Found Guilty Of Child Rape

 

Nicki Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj, has been found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child, according to TMZ.