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February 25, 2020

Famed NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson has died at the age of 101. 

Johnson was featured in the movie "Hidden Figures," which told the story of African American women who played key roles at NASA during the space race. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted that Johnson was an American hero.  He said her "pioneering legacy" will never be forgotten. 

Johnson received the Medal of Freedom from President Barack O...

February 24, 2020

Michael Jordan says he didn't see Kobe Bryant as his rival for the mythical honor of being recognized as the best basketball player ever.

Instead, he came to love Bryant as the little brother he never had, and as a student eager to learn from Jordan's experiences and skills.

Jordan broke into tears with those words during a moving speech about his largely unpublicized friendship with Bryant, who died along with his 13-yea...

February 24, 2020

The widow of former L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant is reportedly filing a wrongful death lawsuit after her husband and daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash. 

TMZ says Vanessa Bryant's lawsuit claims the helicopter never should been placed in the peril it was in before the crash on January 26th. Seven others perished in the crash in Southern California, including the pilot. 

Island Express owned the doomed helic...

December 18, 2019

Tekashi 6ix9ine is scheduled to be sentenced today and if he's released from prison, The Breakfast Club says "he can't sit with them."  The Power 105.1 co-hosts DJ Envy and Charlamagne tha God revealed yesterday that they both received separate offers to interview Tekashi when he's released from prison, but feel an interview is pointless. 

Breakfast Club co-host Angela Yee brought up the idea of giving 6ix9ine a platform...

December 18, 2019

Kanye West is reportedly taking his Sunday Service choir on tour alongside the famed pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen. 

According to reports, the duo announced they are taking the show on the road across the U.S., including Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Chicago, and Detroit.  The news comes after reports emerged the pair have booked New York's Yankee's Stadium for May 2nd, 2020, which is the first stop on the jaunt. 

Th...

December 17, 2019

Nick Cannon is ready to battle it out with 50 Cent.  Cannon took to his Instagram account on Monday to invite the G-Unit rapper to Wild 'N Out for a good old-fashioned war of words.  Nick's challenge came in response to a 50's Instagram post in which the Queens native suggests that Nick is waiting for people to like his two Eminem diss songs. 

The new feud comes after Cannon unleashed back-to-back diss songs at Emine...

December 16, 2019

Popeyes is hiring, and they're making sure Chick-Fil-A knows.  Running a classified ad in a number of papers, including the New York Times, New York Post, Boston Globe, and Miami Herald, the company is seeking applicants who can work Sundays and who have experience preparing chicken sandwiches. 

Chick-fil-A is famously closed Sundays.  Popeyes introduced a chicken sandwich to its national menu in August, and promptly star...

October 16, 2019

The Chicago City Council's Black Caucus is threatening to push back the sale of recreational marijuana in the city. 

Caucus chairman Alderman Jason Ervin is planning to introduce an ordinance today that would prevent legal marijuana sales until July 1st, 2020. 

The caucus is expressing concerns that no people of color will be among the owners of the businesses allowed to sell weed when it's legalized January 1st.

October 16, 2019

A new report is warning that suicide attempts in up among black teenagers in America. 

Researchers from NYU looked at data from 1991 through 2017 and found there was a 73-percent rise in suicide attempts for black teens, especially among females. Meantime, it also showed the rate went down seven-percent with white teenagers. 

It also found that one-in-five teens of any race has thought about suicide.

October 16, 2019

The Notorious B.I.G. is nominated for induction into the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 

The nominees for the class of 2020 were announced yesterday and also include Whitney Houston, Pat Benatar and Dave Matthews Band, along with 12 other musical acts.  If Big Poppa does win, he will be among rappers like Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run-D.M.C., the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, N.W.A and Tupac Shakur, who have all be...

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