Former editor Constance White says that white corporate ownership has changed the magazine
Former Essence magazine editor says she was forced out by white management
Former editor Constance White says that white corporate ownership has changed the magazine
Former Essence magazine editor says she was forced out by white management
AKAs say legacy status does not guarantee admittance in a particular chapter
Alpha Kappa Alpha responds to allegations that they violated pledges’ human rights
Terrilynn Monette was last spotted in parking lot outside Parlay's Bar.
Let’s pray she is found safe and sound
Hollywood stars sought out relationships with the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
What did you think of the late leader?
Planned Parenthood tells Mayor Bloomberg posters stigmatize young mothers.
Opponents of the campaign say posters ignore the racial, economic and social factors in teenage…
23-year-old singer and his entourage intimidate valet parker.
In a video, Chris Brown is seen telling valet, “F– ten dollars.”
Six-time NBA champion, Michael Jordan, claims paternity claims by Pamela Smith are false.
Do you believe this woman?
Man accused of spreading HIV responds via Facebook.
NYC Department of Health confirms Internet frenzy is false.
Students claim their Human Rights were Violated by Hazing
2 students claim the nation’s oldest black sorority engaged in hazing & namecalling
NYPD detective Jason Sharp allegedly punched his son after argument with wife.
The 10-year veteran admitted to having a few a drinks the night of incident.
The father-to-be can't seem to be happy about anything these days
Do you think Kanye has a point?
New prediction expects home prices to increase over the next five years.
Report reveals 2012 was the first year since 1997 that the housing market appeared normal.
Contriversal President dies after 2 year battle with Cancer
The controversial and polarizing president dies after a hard battle with Cancer
A Florida high school student is suspended for protecting his peers from a school bus shooter.
A 16-year-old Fort Meyers, Florida high school student is suspended after “doing the right thing,”…
Openly gay politician was dragged and beaten, according to authorities.
Lawrence Reed, 22, was charged with murder without bond in McMillian’s death.
FBI releases 128-page file on deceased singer.
Records reveal investigations of fan mail and criminal threats to singer.
Email exchange suggests concert promoter pressured Jackson's doctor.
Prosecutors say AEG threatened Conrad Murray to get an exhausted Jackson to rehearsals.
He could have used that but he decided to be honest
Man decides to give money back ATM gave by mistake
Hazing victims had to run down the center of the bus while being punched and kicked by senior members of the band
Prosecutors have added a manslaughter charge in FAMU hazing death
This will be Harvard's 362nd Commencement
Oprah Winfrey to address Harvard graduates this year
Motown songwriter dies at 73.
Rogers’ voice can be heard on Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.”
An Atlanta teen is shot 15 times for attempting to leave the city's Young Mob gang.
Gang violence isn’t going anywhere
Ex-NBA star says Kim Jong Un wants to talk basketball with President Obama.
Rodman spoke about his recent trip to North Korea with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This…
State Congressman says forbidding himself female interns "keeps him good"
Do you think men should have male interns only?
Doctors say this is the first instance of someone being "cured" through treatment
Infant “functionally-cured” of HIV researchers say
Matthew Andre Carter denies using his center in Haiti as a hoax to abuse minors.
Can you believe this story?
Societal change can be achieved
There has been a decrease in African American women being incarcerated from 2000 to 2009.
The man charged may have been a friend of the family
Man charged for the death of Usher’s stepson
Does racism still exist in 2013?
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Washington University has been suspended from campus due to…
Will Americans watch men of all races vie for a black woman's heart?
You think the show would be a success?
Rapper was inside tour bus while shot were fired at group of fans.
Police say the rapper or his entourage were not targets.
Dr. Nikita Levy allegedly taped patients using secret device.
After being escorted off hospital grounds, Levy, 54 killed himself in his home on Feb.…
Rapper set to be released after serving two-year sentence.
36-year-old served time for gun possession and tax evasion of more than $3 million.
Parents outraged over letters sent home about children's obesity.
Parents argue that the letters are hurtful to their children’s self-esteem.
Marco McMillian's body found 15 miles from hometown.
A man identified as the driver of McMillian’s vehicle was taken into custody.
Former baller charged for firing gun at ex-girlfriend's car.
Holdscla was hit with six criminal charges including two counts of aggravated assault.
Cover depicts a stereotypical African-American family
Bloomberg Businessweek’s new cover has some asking “who approved this?”
Anthony Darnell Liddell, 19, killed by unidentified shooter.
Officials say there were 4 to 5 shots on campus of Coastal Carolina University.
Troubled singer to spend 55 days in jail with probation
In addition to jail time, Brown was ordered to 18 months in rehab.
Maintenance neglected until ownership is established
In Hamilton, GA a cemetery is divided by a chain link fence. One side has…
A remembrance for her son
Yesterday made one year since Trayvon Martin was taken from this earth.
Executive committee approves same-sex marriage bill.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has already vowed to sign the bill into law.
Other charges dropped
Cars, drugs, and alcohol are all the part of the recipe for life in the…
Changes to U.S. Dept. of Education cause a dip in college enrollment.
Is college just unaffordable now?
Tasteless brochure sparks community rage.
How do they have the time to do this in a crime ridden city?
Florida opts to keep "stand your ground" law.
Do you think these laws will ever change?
Assemblyman Dov Hikind wears blackface costume at Brooklyn home.
Politician says he didn’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings.
Three students wore KKK-like robes during high school game.
Principal says students’ parents were contacted and “appropriate action” was taken.
Music mogul suggests free Beyonce tickets in exchange for illegal firearms.
Michael “Blue” Williams, who managed Outkast, has so far raised $75,000 for gun program.
Right-wing blogger says first lady feels 'entitled'
Conservative bloggers criticize Obama’s ties to Hollywood.
Research found most think the term 'negro' is offensive
Do you agree with their decision?
Students and faculty members say it's part of a pattern of insensitivity toward minorities by the Emory administration
Emory president’s positive view of the dehumanizing “three-fifth’s compromise” offends many
Minority graduation gap close causes surge in nation's high school performance.
By 2020, the U.S. high school graduation rate is expected to reach an all-time high.
Pope contender says homosexuality is to blame for scandals in the church.
Turkson says Africa’s “taboo” on homosexuality have prevented scandals in the continent.
Hammer says he thought the officer was 'dangerous'
MC Hammer claims he was a victim of racial profiling after cop pulled him over…
Man says singer negligently caused permanent injury during 2009 concert
A former concert worker sues Akon for medical expenses and mental anguish.
The magazine has yet to apologize
The satirical magazine calls 9-year-old Oscar nominee a four-letter-word
Snoopy D-O double G still hangs like when he was on Death Row Records.
Can you believe these two are cool now?
The company claims she was fired for "economic reasons"
Woman says she was fired after her boss asked about her voting preferences
Cops contacted woman on Facebook through a "fake" account
Atlanta Woman is angry because police contacted her on Facebook about son’s death
Cameroonian young girls suffer body mutilation in an attempt to protect young women
Young women are now fighting back against the practice
Ye' was going to let them finish but it seems he changed his mind.
Are you shocked by anything Yeezy says anymore?
Do you think Fantasia has a real beef?
Apparently, JET felt the photos Fantasia and her team sent over were not befitting for…
Former Death Row Records CEO Wanted.
He never seems able to escape trouble
Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk help make public service announcement for gun control.
Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk help Mayors Against Illegal…
Soledad steps down from her CNN morning show in May
O’Brien claims CNN never supported her show “Starting Point”
Harris loses a 14-year-long battle with prostate cancer.
Rest in Peace
American Bar Association says it's concerned the school isn't preparing its 600 students adequately for bar exam
FAMU law school put on notice by American Bar Association
Detroit missing woman body found with bullet wound in the back of head.
What a sad story
Baldwin claims he was being harassed
’30 Rock’ star accused of hurling racial slur at photographer
Leaves behind a 24 year legacy in Congress
Collins passed away Sunday evening after suffering from a stroke.
Alleged business partner says he was down with Jeezy before he got his record deal
Alleged business partner says rapper owes him back pay for work on his albums
Tito "TJ" Jackson is asking a judge to grant a monthly allowance from MJ's Estate.
TJ Jackson is seeking financial support for the Michael Jackson Estate to continue caring for…
A Massachusetts father signs a $200 agreement with his daughter to stay off Facebook.
A Massachusetts father agrees to pay his daughter to stay off Facebook.
Clutch died a block from where Tupac Shakur was gunned down in 1996
Oakland rapper Kenny Clutch was shot and killed in Las Vegas
The fourth graders had to add, subtract and multiply slaves and number of whippings
Teacher at elementary school assigns ‘slavery’ math problems for homework
Landlord charged with assault for whipping 29-year-old tenant with belt.
Tenant submitted to whipping because he was “scared” and “wanted to get it over with.”
Comedian's wife files for divorce and demands spousal support.
Spears’ wife is asking for full custody of their three-year-old son.
Journalist enters partnership with CNN with new media company.
O’Brien’s show “Boiling Point” gets the axe after poor ratings.
Congratulations to the couple
Do you like Wiz and Amber as a couple?
Displays violence in the community
A video of a beating that took place last summer has left the video sharing…
Filmmaker Ken Burns doesn't have to turn over footage from his documentary
What did you think of this case?
23-year-old man says he and his partner were called gay slur.
A group of women and one man harassed Urena Morel Frankelly and his partner on…
Dwayne Wade's ex-wife is taking the NBA player to court for failure to provide Asthma medicine for their children.
Siovaughn recently filed new documents demanding the court to step in.
A Navy Seal Team Six member says listening to Game's Red Nation got them in mood to kill Bin Laden
How surprised are you about a Navy Seal member listening to rap?
Long-time anchor makes comeback after bone marrow transplant
Roberts returned to a standing ovation from the “GMA” studio.
Pictures of cop killer's body are being shopped to media.
Photographs revealed part of Dorner’s head was missing, as well as his arm and part…
The state of Mississippi finally ratifies the 13th Amendment after an oversight.
One hundred and forty eight years after the 13th Amendment was passed, the state of…
Legal troubles and a bipolar disorder put a strain on the former congressman.
What are your thoughts on this news?
The music legend opens up about his sexuality in new book.
Do you think this is just to sell books?
Court says no one notified them that son was deceased.
Detroit man, Lional Campbell, is still paying child support 25 years after his son died…
Later released when identity was confirmed.
The LAPD responded to a call about armed men around the Laker player, Metta World…
Many unanswered questions
Laureano “Larry” Romero has been charged with the shooting deaths of two black young men,…
Photo Caption Outraged Many Social Media Users
The self described “Lovable Queen of Mean” continues her shock & awe routine.
A New York judge rules Stephon Marbury finish paying his mistress--more than $300,000.
Stephon Marbury ruled to finish paying mistress for $900,000 hush money agreement.
Teen gunned down while visiting friends
Teen is the victim of another senseless shooting in Chicago
Truckstop Skate Park another worry for Lil Wayne.
Lil Wayne can’t seem to stay out of trouble
Passenger accused of racism was a highly-placed business executive
CEO announces that Joe Hundley is no longer with the company
Manhattan Deli that accused Forest Whitaker of shoplifting attempts to rectify situation.
What do you think of this situation?
Two elementary school boys had a 'hit list.'
Two kids in Seattle bring weapons to school in plot to kill their ‘annoying’ classmate
This will be Obama's second commencement speech at an HBCU
Morehouse College president announces that Pres. Obama will deliver this year’s commencement speech
Apparently, the rapper was pulled over by police officers when traveling in a white van with six other people.
2 Chainz was the only person arrested at that time.
Actor treated like a suspected shoplifter
Award-winning black actor humiliated in New York deli
Passenger says Carnival failed to provide a sea-worthy vessel
A passenger from the ill-fated Triumph Cruise Ship sues Carnival
Former presidential candidate is hired as a contributor
What are your thoughts about Herman Cain?
Dorner was living with his mother at the time of the attacks
Nancy Dorner, mother of dead fugitive gunman, releases a statement
Essence Editor-in-Chief Constance White was walking out the door
Where does that leave the matriarch of African-American women’s magazines?
Rapper signs his own daughter
Daughter Reginae Carter is among recent signings to rapper Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment
Med school students think Bravo's new reality show will show black female doctors in a negative light
Med school students petition against Bravo’s new reality show
He was scared to go out in public.
Rondell Sheridan, who bears a striking resemblance to Christopher Dorner, can go out in public…
Rickey Hundley allegedly slaps a baby and calls him the 'N' word
According to the Smoking Gun, an incident took place at the end of a flight…
Never argue with a police officer if you're wrong.
Do you think he should have been arrested?
Donald Trump: Beyoncé half-time show moves too "suggestive".
Is it time for him to just go away?
Lawyer found guilty
NBA player Eddy Curry was the father of the child of the woman who was…
Lawsuit seeks to place blame on brawl beginnings
Allegedly the fight started over comments about Rihanna whom Brown has since reconciled with.
Coroner's report released three years after 30-year-old woman dies of a heart attack.
A 30-year-old New Zealand woman dies of a heart attack after consuming gallons of Coca-Cola…
Rapper takes heat for the mention of the slain black man
What’s your take?
LAPD yet to confirm
After a shoot out and a raging fire subsided at a cabin in Big Bear,…
Driving without a license or driving while black?
DMX has been in trouble with the law quite a few times in various states.…
Check out the 5 men who led police on manhunt's after shooting their own.
Ex-LAPD officer, Christopher Dorner, leads this gallery of infamous police shooters
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In this handout picture provided by Los Angeles Police Department, the alleged suspect Christopher Jordan…
LA County District Attorney alleges Brown violated probation
A mutual decision was reached between Norwood and the Mayor of Richmond’s office for…
Surveillance shows Dorner days before murders began
Dorner went shopping for scuba equipment two days before his alleged killing spree began.
What would you give up for love?
Melissa Degesso- Jones didn’t know she would have been a kidney match for her husband,…
Restaurant holds Guinness World Record for "most calorific burger"
Yes again, the Heart Attack Grill lives up to its name.
The Queen of Hip Hop Soul admits that Houston's death helped her stop drinking alcohol
Goes to show you how events can make you change your life.
The slain teen's mother said that she is 'ecstatic'
Two charged in connection with slaying of 15-year-old in Chicago
Pope Benedict is the first pope to resign since the Middle Ages
Pope Benedict XVI steps down at the end of the month
Dorner is the subject of the largest manhunt in Los Angeles history
Former cop who allegedly killed three police officer is still at-large
PETA protests Beyoncé's animal skin Superbowl outfit.
PETA is protesting Beyoncé’s animal skin Superbowl ensemble just weeks after criticizing her black mink…
Lil Wayne being taken to court again for an alleged assault
Seems like Lil Wayne is in the courtroom more than he is in the studio…
Man left with lifelong deformity
Florida man wins his case against Walmart
Not just significant for Americans
s we continue to celebrate the accomplishments and innovations of the black race for Black…
Will you buy this book?
What do you think of this whole scandal?
The FBI hasn't confirmed where he is or what the arrest was about
FBI arrests the grandson of Malcolm X while he is enroute to Iran
Lawyer for family says incident is part of a disturbing trend at Disney
San Diego family sues Disneyland for racism
Timberlake will star in a new commercial that debuts during the Grammy Awards
On the heels of releasing his return single “Suit & Tie,” Timberlake signs on with…
Civil rights leaders call for answer to Chicago gun violence
She will be joined by White House advisor Valerie Jarrett and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
Popular anchor will be returning to her post on a limited schedule
Anchor Robin Roberts will make miraculous return starting February 20th
The player had recently been acquired by the team
When will the racism in soccer end?
Merida joins John Temple at the reigns
Kevin Merida became the first African American managing editor of the Washington Post when the…
She was born in 1899.
Hines worked as a riveter during World War II, raised three children and owned a…
Republican Todd Kincannon also sent offensive tweets about Hurricane Katrina victims
GOP official Todd Kincannon is in trouble over offensive tweets about Trayvon Martin and Hurricane…
Leaves scene and returns to apartment
In the Bronx a teenager is accused of throwing a 9 year old boy off…
Steven Robbins was mistakenly released by the Cook County Jail
The case been closed in 2007 several years before the transfer was put through.
The Shabazz sisters were not consulted during film's production
Ilyash Shabazz calls Lifetime’s new movie ‘Betty and Coretta’ fiction
Bus flips and plows into a pickup truck
At least eight are dead and 38 were transported to hospital’s in California after a…
Officials may be concerned with cold weather conditions for halftime show.
Do you like the idea of a cold weather Super Bowl?
Daughter put up for adoption without his consent
How often do you see a father getting custody of his child or children?
Attack caught on parking lot surveillance
Three white men were prosecuted recently for beating the couple (a black woman and white…