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Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka ‘Chocolate Thunder’ has died
August 28, 2015
Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. ... read more »
Suspected Virginia gunman kills self after killing journalists on air, police say
August 26, 2015
MONETA, Va. (AP) — A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday by their former colleague, a journalist who also recorded himself carrying out the killings and then posted the video on social media. ... read more »
Nine Dead, 46 Wounded in Violent Fourth of July Weekend
July 6, 2015
Weekend celebrating nation's independence is once again labeled as a weekend of nightmares in Chicago, IL ... read more »
May 31, 2015
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have decided that 60-year-old NBA coaching veteran Alvin Gentry is the best candidate to mold a young roster featuring 22-year-old budding superstar Anthony Davis. ... read more »
Memorial Set for Brad Pye III; Tribute to be held on May 30 at New Visions Ministries
May 27, 2015
A tribute and memorial for Brad Pye III, the son of Black sports pioneer Brad Pye Jr., will be held on Saturday May 30 at 11 a.m. ... read more »
May 22, 2015
The State of California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau has revoked troubled Simpson Family Mortuary in Inglewood after 35 years of funeral and cremation service, effective May 2015. ... read more »
Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89
May 15, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP)- B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, ... read more »
White South Carolina police officer charged with murder in fatal shooting of black motorist
April 9, 2015
Courtesy photo A white South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a black motorist after a traffic stop. North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey told a hastily called news conference that city Patrolman Michael Thomas Slager was arrested and charged Tuesday April 7 after law enforcement officials saw a video of the shooting following a Saturday traffic stop. ... read more »
Woman Victim and Slain Shooter Identified in Hawthorne Murder
April 3, 2015
A woman who was fatally shot in her car after her 12-year-old son made eye contact with a passenger in another vehicle has been identified, while authorities announced the arrests of two associates of the gunman, ... read more »
December 4, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — A grand jury cleared a white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man stopped for selling loose, ... read more »
Darren Wilson Resigns from Ferguson PD
November 29, 2014
(courtesy of Associated Press) After fears of security and well-being, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has resigned from the police department, according to Associated Press. The officer who fatally shot Michael Brown on Aug. ... read more »
Obama appeals for calm after Ferguson decision
November 25, 2014
President Barack Obama speaks to the media in the briefing room of the White House, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Washington, after the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. ... read more »
Lakers Lose Game and Prized Rookie
October 28, 2014
Lakers fans and their new head coach Byron Scott knew this was going to be a challenging season, but the hill got a bit steeper after prized first round draft pick Julius Randle went down with a serious leg injury in their opening season loss to the Houston Rockets at Staples Center on Tuesday. ... read more »
September 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration’s legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, ... read more »
Black Woman Beaten by CHP to Receive 1.5 Million
September 25, 2014
In this July 1, 2014 file image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer straddles a woman while punching her on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway. ... read more »
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