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Emanuel Cleaver Hammers Paul Ryan On Racial ‘Ignorance’

Emanuel Cleaver Hammers Paul Ryan On Racial ‘Ignorance’

Source: Shadee Ashtari / The Huffington Post Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) chastised House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for his controversial comments on poverty last month, calling Ryan’s reference to conservative social scientist Charles Murray a reflection of his “ignorance” during an appearance on MSNBC’s “NewsNation” Wednesday. “We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities […]

Trailer For ‘Iverson’ Doc Debuts

Trailer For ‘Iverson’ Doc Debuts

Source: Philly.com Allen Iverson documentary, fittingly called “Iverson,” will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday night. The trailer for the film was just released featuring interviews from Dwyane Wade, Tom Brokaw and Larry Brown who says, “As a coach, dealing with him on a daily basis, nobody trains you for that.” Of course, Iverson himself gets a platform […]

Boy Sang Gospel Song Until His Kidnapper Set Him Free: Report

Boy Sang Gospel Song Until His Kidnapper Set Him Free: Report

Source: The Huffington Post On the night of March 31, 9-year-old Willie Myrick was playing with his pet chihuahua outside his Atlanta home when a man grabbed him and forced him into a car, police said. “He was cursing at me telling me to shut up and didn’t want to hear a word from me,” […]

US Reviews Clemency For Certain Inmates

US Reviews Clemency For Certain Inmates

The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency, officials announced Wednesday. (April 23) [View the story "US Reviews Clemency For Certain Inmates" on Storify]

The Cast Of Love In The City Get Candid With Roland Martin On NewsOne Now

The Cast Of Love In The City Get Candid With Roland Martin On NewsOne Now

The cast of OWN TV’s Love in the City get candid about their character traits and give a sneak peak into their love lives. Watch Tiffany Jones, Bershan Shaw, Kiyah Wright and Chenoa Maxwell Saturdays at 10 PM EST in Love In The City on OWNTV.

Lupita Nyong’o Is People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Person

Lupita Nyong’o Is People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Person

Source: Kurt Schlosser / Today Show For the 31-year-old Mexican-born Kenyan actress, it’s a story that largely came to light during awards season as she collected trophies at every turn for her role in the film “12 Years a Slave.” Along the way she turned heads on all the red carpets upon which she set foot, […]

‘You’re Dead,’ Minn. Man Said After Shooting Teen Intruder

‘You’re Dead,’ Minn. Man Said After Shooting Teen Intruder

Source:  Gio Benitez / ABC News Jurors at the murder trial of a Minnesota homeowner who fatally shot two teenagers in his home heard recordings of the man apparently telling one teen, “You’re dead,” and then screams from the second teen amid another barrage of gunfire. The jurors heard the dramatic audio recordings Tuesday involving the […]

Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria For Clemency

Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria For Clemency

Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department is reevaluating its clemency recommendation process. The changes will likely result in thousands of new applications from certain federal prisoners convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. (April 22)

Nigeria Preacher: Healer Or Controversial Leader?

Nigeria Preacher: Healer Or Controversial Leader?

Source: AP / St. Louis Post-Dispatch LAGOS, Nigeria — It’s Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria. The preacher in a blue flowered shirt taps his microphone to announce “prophecy time.” He places his hands on worshippers, who spin in circles, wave […]

Kansas City Police Charge Man In Highway Shootings

Kansas City Police Charge Man In Highway Shootings

Source: Greg Toppo / USA Today Police in Kansas City have charged a man in a handful of random highway shootings that wounded three people. Authorities said Friday Mohammed Whitaker was charged with 18 felony counts in connection with the shootings and was being held on a $1 million bond. Police believe he acted alone […]

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