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4d ago

Mickey Guyton takes the stage at historic ACM Awards ceremony

The singer has a couple of major goals with her gig on Sunday, including shatter stereotypes and glass ceilings.
Mickey Guyton performs \"Black Like Me\" at the 63rd Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 9, 2021.
Mickey Guyton performs \"Black Like Me\" at the 63rd Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 9, 2021.
5d ago

Florida nurse accused of threatening to kill VP Kamala Harris

Niviane Petit Phelps made the threats in a series of videos sent to her husband in prison, according to a Secret Service complaint.
Niviane Petit Phelps, of Miami Gardens, was arrested following an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service after allegedly plotting to kill Vice-President Kamala Harris.
Niviane Petit Phelps, of Miami Gardens, was arrested following an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service after allegedly plotting to kill Vice-President Kamala Harris.

'We failed Adam': Chicago's Little Village mourns 13-year-old's life cut short

"Police officers are supposed to serve the people, and they have been killing our youngest," a community activist said. "We must completely revaluate what does policing look like?"
Image: Chicago Reacts To Video Of Police Shooting That Killed 13 Year Old Adam Toledo
Image: Chicago Reacts To Video Of Police Shooting That Killed 13 Year Old Adam Toledo
6d ago

Not all glitz and glam: Hollywood's Black makeup artists demand more representation

More projects with Black actors doesn't always mean the makeup artists and hairstylists in the trailer understand how to make their stars shine.
Jamika Wilson, Sir John, Bernadine Anderson.
Jamika Wilson, Sir John, Bernadine Anderson.
6d ago

Lil Nas X answers kids’ questions about ‘coming out of the closet’

The question was posed to the "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" and "Old Town Road" singer in a recent episode of the YouTube show "Arts and Raps."
Image: Lil Nas X
Image: Lil Nas X

Asian Americans in Minneapolis support Black community after Daunte Wright's death

"The Black community is grieving. The Asian community is grieving. It’s the product of white supremacy, just rippled out from our last leader," one organizer said.
Image: Demonstrators march outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department to protest the shooting death of Daunte Wright on April 13, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn.
Image: Demonstrators march outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department to protest the shooting death of Daunte Wright on April 13, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn.
6d ago

Chicago's police are out of control. Now they've killed a child with his hands up.

The department has a history of violence against the people it should protect. Now the world can see what Chicagoans have long known about our city.
Image: Adam Toledo
Image: Adam Toledo
6d ago

Tamir Rice's family asks Justice Department to reopen case into police killing

“I’m still in so much pain because no one has been held accountable for the criminal act that took his life," his mother, Samaria Rice, said.
Image: Tamir Rice
Image: Tamir Rice

'Bad apples'? Outcry after fatal shooting by officer prompts wrong message, experts say

Daunte Wright's killing is about more than Kim Potter's use of a gun instead of a Taser — it's about the nation's violent policing system, experts say.
Image: Protesters gather outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department calling for justice for Daunte Wright
Image: Protesters gather outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department calling for justice for Daunte Wright

Derek Chauvin declines to take the stand as defense rests in trial over George Floyd's death

Derek Chauvin invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify Thursday. He is charged with second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and his defense attorney Eric Nelson rise to greet jury members on the twefth day of Chauvin's trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and his defense attorney Eric Nelson rise to greet jury members on the twefth day of Chauvin's trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd
7d ago

Louisville police chief reprimands officer over Breonna Taylor email

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, who was wounded in the March 13, 2020, shooting, sent an email that was critical of police and city leadership.
Image: Breonna Taylor was a qualified EMT
Image: Breonna Taylor was a qualified EMT