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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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Wells Fargo fined $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to misconduct at its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest punishment levied against the banking giant for widespread customer abuses.

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Champ Eagles vs. Atlanta to open season, also play in London

Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6.

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Trump legal team in Russia probe gets Rudy Giuliani

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation.

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Embiid scores 23, 76ers top Heat 128-108 for 2-1 series lead

Joel Embiid had trouble with his new mask.

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Simply the best? UK critics praise Tina Turner stage musical

British theater critics on Wednesday praised a new stage musical about the life of Tina Turner — one that also has the approval of the star herself.

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Prosecutor: Prince thought he was taking common painkiller

Prince thought he was taking a common painkiller but instead ingested a counterfeit pill containing the dangerously powerful drug fentanyl, a Minnesota prosecutor said Thursday as he announced that no charges would be filed in the musician's death.

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New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data show.

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2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.

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Murphy de-escalates race-tinged issue with Senate president

Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday he wasn't suggesting Senate President Steve Sweeney was a racist for holding up confirmation votes on two Cabinet nominees who are black.

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Starbucks incident highlights perils of shopping while black

It was a surreal scene that is part of daily life for many black Americans and minorities, an everyday moment gone wrong, ending in complete humiliation.

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Raul Castro leaving Cuban presidency, not power

Raul Castro is stepping down from Cuba's presidency, but he isn't giving up power.

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Jackie Robinson's daughter says black MLBers reluctant to speak out

Jackie Robinson's daughter thinks black baseball players are more reluctant to speak publicly about racial issues than their NFL and NBA colleagues because they constitute a lower percentage of rosters.

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