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GUILTY: Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and molesting a woman

Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America's Dad.

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Oh, Yeezus: Trump and Kanye West trade Twitter love

Trump-West 2020? In a moment that seemed to encapsulate 2018's social media-driven blurring of celebrity and politics, President Donald Trump tweeted his thanks to rap superstar Kanye West on Wednesday for his recent and perhaps unexpected online support.

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MSNBC's Reid says homophobic posts were result of hack

MSNBC's Joy Reid insists that homophobic language in one of her old blog posts is the work of a computer hacker and her security expert said Wednesday they have a strong suspicion of who did it, although he would not name the suspect.

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WURD radio announces morning show change

WURD Radio, the only African American owned and operated talk radio station in Pennsylvania, and one of a few in the country, announced that Chris “Flood the Drummer” Norris and Ikey Raw will no longer be hosting the morning drive-time program Wake Up With WURD effective immediately.

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Man who disarmed Waffle House shooter hailed by lawmakers

The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Nashville restaurant told Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday he faced "the true test of a man," drawing a standing ovation during his brief address.

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Black woman golfer: It was like we had targets on our backs

When she walks onto a golf course as one of the few black women on the links, Sandra Harrison fills with pride and hopes her play will dispel stereotypes and disarm her fellow players — who are often white and male.

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Believe it! 76ers roll with Meek Mill past Heat in Game 5

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons shined again in front of rapper Meek Mill, and the dominant duo ushered the nightmares-into-dreams Process of the Philadelphia 76ers into the second round with a 104-91 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.

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Court orders judge to free rapper Meek Mill on bail

Pennsylvania's highest court on Tuesday ordered a judge to free rapper Meek Mill on bail while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions, following a five-month campaign by his supporters to get him out.

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Eric Holder questions arrests of 2 black men at Starbucks

Former Attorney General Eric Holder is questioning the recent arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks.

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Van kills 9, injures 16 on Toronto street; driver in custody

A rented van jumped onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing nine people and injuring 16 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested in a confrontation with police, Canadian authorities said.

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Clinton: Free press is under 'open assault' in Trump era

Hillary Clinton excoriated President Donald Trump for his treatment of the media, saying in remarks on Sunday that press rights and free speech are "under open assault" in the current administration, which she compared to an authoritarian regime.

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New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it took to get him lynched in 1947.

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Black man fought gunman: He 'was going to have to work to kill me'

The man who wrestled the gun away from a Waffle House shooting suspect in Tennessee said Sunday if he were going to die, the gunman would "have to work to kill me."

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Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries 'lawful lynching'

Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job.

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Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines.

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BUZZ

Tamar Braxton is not her hair and she proved it by shaving it all off.

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New Jerseyans with suspended driver’s licenses: Read this

As I write this column, it appears that winter just won’t go away with another expected Nor’easter in South Jersey; it also appears that New Jersey State Senator, Shirley K. Turner (Hunterdon and Mercer) isn’t going away either in her attempts to legislatively establish a restricted use driver’s license for New Jersey drivers with suspended license for unpaid motor vehicle surcharges or points from violations.

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“Momentum”

In my February column entitled “Something in the Wind”, I shared my perspective and observations based on a series of meetings that I had been involved in with various groups representing the interest of African Americans in New Jersey.

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N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

North Korea announced that it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its hard-won nuclear arsenal.

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Dems to black activists: Trump is 'the darkness'

One after another, the speakers attacked President Trump's policies as discriminatory, his rhetoric as hateful and his motivations as bigoted.

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