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Chicago Cubs Legend Ernie Banks Dead At 83

Chicago Cubs Legend Ernie Banks Dead At 83

Source: USA Today Ernie Banks, known simply as “Mr. Cub” after hitting 512 home runs over a 19-year career spent entirely in Chicago, died Friday night at 83. Best known for his effusive “Let’s Play Two” phrase that epitomized the joy he felt for the game and brought to Wrigley Field, Banks was an 11-time […]

Gospel Music Pioneer Andraé Crouch Dies At 72

Gospel Music Pioneer Andraé Crouch Dies At 72

Source: Brian Mansfield, / USA Today Andraé Crouch, a gospel musician who bridged the worlds of church and mainstream music for more than 50 years, died Thursday afternoon. The 72-year-old singer, songwriter and choir director had been hospitalized since Saturday at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the Los Angeles area after suffering a heart attack. Crouch, […]

#NAACPbombing Goes Viral As Frustration Grows

#NAACPbombing Goes Viral As Frustration Grows

Source: Jessica Guynn / USA Today The hashtag #NAACPbombing has gone viral, reflecting frustration among one of Twitter’s most vocal communities about what they say is a glaring disparity in how news outlets cover violence against blacks. By Tuesday night, #NAACPbombing was the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter. The hashtag continued to trend on Wednesday, with nearly […]

ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Dies At Age Of 49

ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Dies At Age Of 49

Source: Steve Wulf / ESPN Stuart Scott, a longtime anchor at ESPN, died Sunday morning at the age of 49. Among the features of the new ESPN studio in Bristol is a wall of catchphrases made famous by on-air talent over the years. An amazing nine of them belong to one man — from his […]

Woman’s Death In Police Custody Ruled A Homicide

Woman’s Death In Police Custody Ruled A Homicide

Source: Tom Beres, WKYC-TV, Cleveland / USA Today CLEVELAND — The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has classified the November death of a 37-year-old woman who was in police custody as a homicide. Tanisha Anderson died Nov. 12 at hospital after being handcuffed, taken into custody by Cleveland police and then losing consciousness while having a […]

‘Selma’ Controversy Grows Over LBJ Clash With Martin Luther King On Civil Rights

‘Selma’ Controversy Grows Over LBJ Clash With Martin Luther King On Civil Rights

Source: Alicia Banks  / TheWrap Days away from the wide release of “Selma,” a controversy around the film is gaining steam as historians take issue with its depiction of president Lyndon B. Johnson clashing with Martin Luther King, Jr. over voting rights. In a lengthy New York Times story about historians taking issue with the movie, […]

Mario Cuomo, Former New York Governor, Dies At 82

Mario Cuomo, Former New York Governor, Dies At 82

Source: Mollie Reilly & Paige Lavender / The Huffington Post Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo has died at the age of 82, NY1 and the New York Daily News report. Cuomo died just six hours after his son Andrew was formally sworn in to a second term as governor of the Empire State. Cuomo’s swearing-in was initially […]

Protests Prompt Increased Security Ahead of New Year’s Eve Parties

Protests Prompt Increased Security Ahead of New Year’s Eve Parties

Source: Meghan Keneally / ABC News Protests against police brutality are planned across the country on New Year’s eve with police in Los Angeles, St. Louis and New York preparing for demonstrations. Activist groups in New York City are planning to march at 9 p.m. ET from Union Square up to the city’s formal New Year’s […]

TVNewser: So What Do You Do, Roland Martin, Host of TV One’s ‘NewsOne Now’?

TVNewser: So What Do You Do, Roland Martin, Host of TV One’s ‘NewsOne Now’?

Source: Janelle Harris  / TVNewser Roland Martin doesn’t care if you like him, and the longer he’s a political analyst and social commentator with a national platform and a vested interest in black America, he cares a little bit less than he already never did. He’s clear on this one thing, which has propelled a respectable […]

On MSNBC Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Roland Martin Talk VH1’s Ratchet New Reality Show Sorority Sisters (VIDEO)

On MSNBC Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Roland Martin Talk VH1’s Ratchet New Reality Show Sorority Sisters (VIDEO)

Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now,” appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss advertisers pulling their ads from VH1’s Sorority Sisters. The often times heated conversation pitted Martin against Brzezinski in a debate of the viewers changing the channel if they did not like certain programs or pushing for the trashy reality show to be […]

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