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48m ago

Mike Tyson criticizes Hulu over series portraying his life

In one Instagram post, the boxer called Hulu’s series a “slave master take over story about my life.”
Mike Tyson exits the ring after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. at Staples Center on Nov. 28, 2020 in Los Angeles.
Mike Tyson exits the ring after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. at Staples Center on Nov. 28, 2020 in Los Angeles.
16h ago

Roger E. Mosley, 'Magnum P.I.' actor, dies at 83

He played Tom Selleck's helicopter-pilot sidekick, Theodore "T.C." Calvin, and appeared in many other TV series during the 1970s.
MAGNUM P.I., (clockwise from left): Larry Manetti, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Tom Selleck, (Se
MAGNUM P.I., (clockwise from left): Larry Manetti, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Tom Selleck, (Se
22h ago

'100% hip-hop': LL Cool J's Rock The Bells emerges in Queens, New York

An audience packed Forest Hills Stadium on Saturday to hear music from such artists as Ice Cube, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Trina and Lil' Kim. It also got a taste of an industry first, a hip-hop food court, organizers said.
LL Cool J performs during "Rock The Bells" at Forest Hills Stadium on Aug. 6, 2022, in New York.
LL Cool J performs during "Rock The Bells" at Forest Hills Stadium on Aug. 6, 2022, in New York.
1d ago

Airlines struggling with shortages want to recruit more diverse pilots. This HBCU could be a solution.

“We want to be a pipeline for Black pilots,” said William McCormick, chairman of Florida Memorial University’s Board of Trustees.
Image: Tramaine Johnson
Image: Tramaine Johnson

YouTuber Jackie Aina under fire for naming a candle after a Nigerian protest slogan

The Yoruba phrase "Sòro Sókè," which means "Speak louder," is used in protests against police brutality in Nigeria. Critics accused Aina, who is Nigerian American, of trying to "profit" off the movement.
Image: Jackie Aina on NBC's "TODAY" show on March 8, 2019.
Image: Jackie Aina on NBC's "TODAY" show on March 8, 2019.
3d ago

A traffic reporter made 15 Beyoncé references in a segment — and Bey’s mom responded

NBC Philadelphia reporter Sheila Watko managed to cram 15 Beyoncé references into her traffic segment.
Beyonce Knowles and her mother Tina Knowles and reporter, Sheila Watko.
Beyonce Knowles and her mother Tina Knowles and reporter, Sheila Watko.
3d ago

Alabama town moves to dissolve its police department over texted racist joke

The Vincent City Council took action after the comment was shared among officers.
The assistant police chief in the small Alabama city of Vincent is coming under fire after allegedly sending a racist text message to fellow officers. Now the Shelby County Sheriff's Office is handling all calls for Vincent Police Department.
The assistant police chief in the small Alabama city of Vincent is coming under fire after allegedly sending a racist text message to fellow officers. Now the Shelby County Sheriff's Office is handling all calls for Vincent Police Department.
3d ago

Brittney Griner recognized with WNBA moment of silence

WNBA players, coaches and fans locked arms and tried to send the American basketball star strength during a moment of silence.
Players with the Connecticut Sun and Phoenix Mercury link arms
Players with the Connecticut Sun and Phoenix Mercury link arms
3d ago

Former NFL star Terrell Owens films 'Karen' confrontation near Florida home

The Hall of Fame wide receiver said he was going to get his mail when a woman accused him of speeding — and then a sheriff's deputy was called, footage showed.
Terrell Owens
Terrell Owens
3d ago

Higher prices are hitting these communities the hardest

Both groups spend greater shares of their budgets on goods that have seen the most inflation, like used cars, gas and housing.
A customer pays a vendor in Los Angeles
A customer pays a vendor in Los Angeles
3d ago

Buffalo man charged for Twitter threat to Black shoppers

The man told investigators he anonymously tweeted out a fake threat to commit mass killings against Black people because he wanted to see if racists would cheer him on.
Police walk outside the Tops grocery store
Police walk outside the Tops grocery store

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