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Wahlberg Family Matriarch Alma Dead at 78 After Facing Dementia: ‘Epitome of the Word Grace,’ Says Donnie

Alma Wahlberg, the mother of actors Donnie and Mark Wahlberg, has died, the brothers announced Sunday. She was 78. via CNN: “My Angel. Rest in peace,” Mark wrote in the caption of a photo of the family matriarch on Instagram. “My mom Alma’s joy for life, love and people — combined with a pride in her humble beginnings and refusal to forget where she came from — undoubtedly shaped me […]

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LaToya Ali Tosses Wig at Drew Sidora, Prompting Near-Physical Altercation on ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Season Finale [Video]

‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ ended Season 13 with a not-so-merry Christmas gathering at Lake Bailey — and things nearly got physical between Drew Sidora and LaToya Ali. via People: On Sunday night’s finale, the Step Up actress and the Canadian YouTuber got into a near-physical brawl after Drew once again accused LaToya of having a relationship with Prophet Anthony Lott. (Both Prophet Lott, who is single, and LaToya, who […]

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3 Dead After Shooting in Texas, Suspect Was Former Police Detective

A former police detective who is believed to have killed three people on Sunday afternoon in Austin, Texas is still on the loose as of late Sunday night. Authorities are worried what his next move might be. via NYDN: Police and fire department officials had responded to calls in the Arboretum area of northwest Austin shortly before noon, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. Three adult victims, two Hispanic women and […]

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George W. Bush Says He Was ‘Shocked’ by Public Reaction to His Friendship with Michelle Obama [Video]

George W. Bush and Michelle Obama’s meme-worthy friendship has taken over the internet a few times and the former president says he didn’t expect America to react to their bond. via People: In a new interview with CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell, the former president, 74, spoke about his friendship with the former first lady, 57, which first became apparent to the public when the pair — who come from opposite political […]

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Well Damn: Suspected Rhino Poacher Trampled to Death By Breeding Elephants While Running Away From Cops

A suspected rhino poacher was trampled to death by a herd of breeding elephants as he attempted to run from authorities along with two alleged accomplices in South Africa’s Kruger National Park (KNP). via NYDN: The three were spotted by field rangers out on routine patrol, the park said in a statement, when they came upon the trio. The alleged poachers dropped an axe and a bag full of provisions […]

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Black Voices

Defense ‘Expert’ in Derek Chauvin Trial Accused in Maryland Lawsuit of Cover-Up in Case Similar to George Floyd’s

On Wednesday, The Root reported that Dr. David Fowler, a retired forensic pathologist, testified during day 13 of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial over the death of George Floyd. Fowler said on the stand that he believed Floyd’s death was caused by “sudden cardiac arrhythmia” connected to…Read more...

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Black Voices

Hip Hop Great Black Rob Dies at 51

Hip Hop lost another great emcee Saturday. It’s been just over a week since Black Rob was seen expressing his condolences for the passing of rap icon DMX from his hospital bed in Atlanta, Ga., in an Instagram video posted by New York City radio host DJ Self. Now, the Hip Hop community is morning the “Woah!” emcee’s…Read more...

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Black News Alerts

Documentary Highlights Chinese Titanic Survivors Barred from U.S., Erased from History

The Six, executive-produced by James Cameron, revolves around Titanic survivors who were denied entry into the United States after the April 15, 1912 sinking. What We Know: The documentary, which premieres this Friday in China, has “chillingly relevant” survivors’ stories. It discusses Lee Bing, Fang Lang, Chang Chip, Ling Hee, Ah Lam, and Chung Foo’s experiences. Although some reports depicted them as stowaways, they were professional mariners. They were traveling […]

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Video of Fatal Chicago Police Shooting of 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Released

A police oversight agency released body-cam footage on Thursday of an encounter between police and a 13-year old boy where the youth was fatally shot. What We Know: The incident occurred on March 29th in Little Village, a Hispanic neighborhood in southwest Chicago. Gunshots were heard on a police audio scanner around 2:30 a.m. Shortly afterward, police confronted Adam Toledo, 13, and Ruben Roman, 21. Officers tackled Roman and took […]

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