Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

Unarmed Black Man Shot By Texas Cop Struggles To Pay Hospital Bills

In a scenario that is as old as this nation, a Black man was hospitalized after being shot by the police in Mesquite, Texas, for, get this, sitting in his own vehicle after accidentally setting off his alarm.

RELATED: Texas Cop Shoots Unarmed Black Man For Entering His Own Truck

Can Steve Harvey Win Back Black Viewers After Trump Meeting?

Back in September talkshow host Steve Harvey recounted being called “uncle Tom” after a post-election meeting with Donald Trump. Now, he’s opening about hit where it really hurts: ratings and reviews.

RELATED: ‘Uncle Tom, Sellout:’ Steve Harvey Recalls Taunts After Infamous Trump Meet

“Meeting with Donald Trump was the worst mistake of my life,” he said recently on his radio show.

Here is how two Black entrepreneurs are teaching millennials healthy eating

After witnessing generations of Black folks die of treatable conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers–not to mention health care disparities–two African-American entrepreneurs are trying to teach healthy and clean eating to millennials.

Claude Tellis and Kareem Cook, both of Los Angeles, hope to use their VeganSmart protein shakes to convince millennials to turn away from doughnuts and other fatty breakfasts snacks.

WATCH: Trump’s Dangerous Rhetoric About Black Women Must End

Donald Trump has called grieving widow Myeshia Johnson a liar. He has also called Rep. Frederica Wilson “wacky,” or code for crazy. And he accused former National Security Advisor Susan Rice of breaking the law.

Outrageous: Massachusetts School District Apologizes For Image Of Black Girl On A Leash

 

As the nation’s political climate continues to stoke a rise in racial insensitivities, a Massachusetts school district has apologized for posting a photograph of two white children holding leashes attached to a Black child, according to The Associated Press.

Failed Ex-Howard University Medical Student Suspected In Shooting Scare

Aformer student who flunked out of Howard Medical School is suspected of sparking a scare about an active shooter on campus earlier this week at the HBCU in Northwest Washington, D.C.,  according to  ABC 7-WJLA.

RELATED: ‘Active Shooter’ Reported On Howard University Campus

$72 Million Award Dismissed In Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Cancer Death Suit

 

In a major blow to a family who lost a loved one, an appeals court on Tuesday vacated a $72 million award to a woman who alleged that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum products contributed to her ovarian cancer, according to The Associated Press.

Failed Ex-Howard University Medical Student Suspected In Shooting Scare

Aformer student who flunked out of Howard Medical School is suspected of sparking a scare about an active shooter on campus earlier this week at the HBCU in Northwest Washington, D.C.,  according to  ABC 7-WJLA.

RELATED: ‘Active Shooter’ Reported On Howard University Campus

Why A DOJ Lawyer Is Aiding Iowa In Black Transgender Murder Case

When The New York Times reported recently that the Justice Department had assigned a federal hate crimes lawyer to help prosecute a man charged with murdering a transgender student in Iowa, the civil rights community did a double-take.

RELATED: Spelman To Admit Transgender Students In Nationwide Trend

Trump Weakens Obamacare: 3 Things Black Folks Need To Know

 

In his unending effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act—President Barack Obama‘s signature legislation—Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that effectively begins the long process of repealing and replacing the hard-won measure.

Here are three things to know:

1.The Affordable Care Act is still the law

Why The Question Of Trump’s Mental Fitness May Be Better Than Impeachment

Chatter in mainstream and social media about Donald Trump‘s mental fitness for office appears to be growing louder and louder amid his threats of nuclear war against North Korea, challenging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to an IQ Test, and provoking a Twitter fight with Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, calling him, um, “Liddle Bob Corker.” Yes, the president of the United States tweeted that.

Trump Weakens Obamacare: 3 Things Black Folks Need To Know

In his unending effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act—President Barack Obama‘s signature legislation—Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that effectively begins the long process of repealing and replacing the hard-won measure.

Here are three things to know:

1.The Affordable Care Act is still the law