Tom Joyner

Co-hosts of the 3rd hour of TODAY Craig Melvin and Al Roker have both been asked to temporarily take a break from the show after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. A report from NBC News said, “NBC is identifying employees who were in close proximity to the affected staffer and is in the […]

After Christian Hamerter, 11, found out that his 7-year old sister Skylar Hamerter had been stood up for the second time by their dad to take her to the father-daughter dance, he decided to step in. In a February 29th Facebook post, that received 52,000 shares, the siblings’ mother Trelysia Hamerter said that Skylar’s big brother told her that he would […]

Authorities have reportedly found the body of 23-year-old Anitra Gunn, a Georgia college student who was missing since Valentine’s Day. USA Today reports, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed that Gunn’s body was found Tuesday afternoon in Crawford County, about 100 miles south of Atlanta. Her disappearance was first reported after hours went by without […]

In the wake of the disappearance of Anitra Gunn, authorities have announced the creation of a task force focused on finding her. According to reports, the Fort Valley State University senior was last seen on Valentine’s Day. Authorities say Gunn’s family contacted the Fort Valley Police Department after they hadn’t heard from her in what […]

The origin of the popular dance called the “Renegade” was virtually unknown until now. According to The New York Times, 14-year-old dancer Jalaiah Harmon from the suburban area of Fayetteville, Georgia, created the viral dance. Jalaiah is a dancer that takes professional classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, tumbling, and tap at a dance studio in Atlanta. In […]

Lil Wayne is most likely celebrating his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as Funeral launched to the top of the chart dated Feb. 15, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. He also has four songs from the album on the Billboard Hot 100. “I Do It,” featuring Big Sean and Lil Baby, is at No. 33, followed […]

Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist, orator and author who escaped slavery in the 19th century, was also a newspaper editor. And now, the newspapers Douglass edited between 1847 and 1874 are available for free online through the Library of Congress. On Saturday, the library tweeted, “NEW ONLINE: We have just made available newspapers edited by Frederick Douglass.” The […]

In 2018 Kobe Bryant founded The Mamba Sports Foundation to make a positive impact on young people through sports. The name was inspired by Bryant’s nickname on the court, Black Mamba. His widow, Vanessa Bryant has announced the name will be changed to The Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation to honor both her late husband and […]

Two men in Atlanta have been arrested for pretending to be the iconic Hip Hop group, Wu-Tang Clan. They were riding around in a Rolls Royce, running up hotel tabs. According WSBTV, “A group of men driving around in Rolls-Royces posed as famous rappers to scam more than $100,000 from exclusive hotels, according to a […]

A video has gone viral of students at a California High School chanting  a xenophobic phrase during a basketball game. Righetti High School students were taunting the St. Joseph High School basketball team, which has three players from Puerto Rico, which is a U.S. territory, and one from France, according to the Santa Maria Times. The […]

A Pittsburgh family is outraged after they say their seven-year-old was physically abused, secluded in a room numerous times and handcuffed by a school police officer. According to The Appeal, a lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court last year and alleges that the young boy was involved in a series of escalating incidents at Pittsburgh […]

A white teacher at a Connecticut elementary has sparked outrage for casting Black children as slaves and white children as slave owners in a school play. Dr. Carmen Parker’s 10-year-old daughter, who is a fifth-grader at the West Woods School, reportedly told her about the incident. The child was instructed to be “Enslaved African 2” in […]