Chad Briscoe and his 9-year old son, Jamir, have created a basketball training tool called Ball By Yourself Strap, the world’s first and only basketball training tool that allows players to train 100% of the time without ever chasing after loose balls, focusing on fitness, basketball skill development and safety while creating muscle memory through repetition. […]

Eric S. McGill Jr., a 27-year old Pennsylvania man, has reportedly been in solitary confinement in the county jail for over a year because he refuses to cut his locks because of his religious beliefs. He has since been suffering from anxiety attacks allegedly triggered by his experience in jail, according to the lawsuit he […]

Several Princeton University students are unhappy about the news that Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was chosen as the senior “Class Day” speaker in June. An editorial titled “Reforming the Class Day Speaker Selection Process: Open letter to the Class Day Co-Chairs” was shared on February 27 in the school newspaper to express their feelings […]

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul’s CP Family Foundation is dedicated to leveling the playing for students of color in the sports and entertainment industries. In a just-announced partnership, Paul, Live Nation Urban and the foundation will begin a summer internship program at North Carolina A&T’s College of Business and Economics (COBE) tied to a business […]

A 29-year-old New Orleans man has reportedly been arrested in the non-fatal shooting of his 1-year-old step-grandson, according to Damien Randolph, 29, was arrested on Feb. 28 for illegal possession of a firearm by a felon, domestic abuse battery, aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated battery, according to Orleans Parish Jail records. He […]

A former Temple University football player was shot and killed early Monday morning in North Philadelphia. ABC 6 reports that 25-year-old Zaire Williams was shot in the head just after 4 a.m. on the 1800 block of W. Montgomery Avenue, just blocks from Temple University’s main campus. Williams was reportedly taken by car to Temple University […]

Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. has been nominated by the Trump administration to be chief of staff for the United States Air Force.  He would be the first African-American to hold that title. “I am truly honored and humbled by the nomination to serve as the Air Force’s 22nd Chief of Staff,” he said. “If confirmed, […]

Louise “Mother” Hunter, founder of Love and Charity Homeless Shelter and Mission in Racine, Wisconsin; and mother of 21 children and dozens of grand and great-grandchildren, died Saturday at the age of 85. Hunter, who migrated to Racine from Mississippi, opened the Louise Hunter Love and Charity Club in the 1970s. She continued to operate […]

44-year-old Nathaniel Woods is set to be executed in Alabama next week for the shooting deaths of three police officers in 2004. The case is raising alarm for activists and citizens because Woods didn’t actually pull the trigger on the cops, and the case against him is reportedly full of inconsistencies. The prosecutors in Woods’ […]

The Chicago Police Department is planning to reintroduce their controversial gang database. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Criminal Enterprise Information System is scheduled to launch within the next six to 12 months and aims to ultimately replace CPD’s existing gang database, which has been characterized as ineffective, inaccurate and outdated. “The vast majority of our […]

Looking for a black-owned restaurant in your city? There’s an app for that. Entrepreneurs, Anthony and Janique Edwards, were tired of struggling to find black-owned eateries, so they created an app to solve that problem. EatOkra is a new app that connects users to black-owned restaurants in over 30 cities across the country. The couple founded the company […]

Authorities have reportedly found the body of 23-year-old Anitra Gunn, a Georgia college student who was missing since Valentine’s Day. USA Today reports, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed that Gunn’s body was found Tuesday afternoon in Crawford County, about 100 miles south of Atlanta. Her disappearance was first reported after hours went by without […]