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Attorney: New Audio Reveals Pause in Gunfire When Michael Brown Was Shot

Attorney: New Audio Reveals Pause in G…

08-27-2014 by BlackPressUSA - avatar BlackPressUSA

(CNN) – Could a newly released audio provide more clues on what led up to Michael Brown’s shooting death? The FBI has questioned a man who says he recorded audio of gunfire at t...

Top 10 Back-To-School Scholarships For African American and Minority Students

Top 10 Back-To-School Scholarships For…

08-27-2014 by BlackNews.com - avatar BlackNews.com

Nationwide — The summer is over and the 2014-2015 school year has already started; Students all over the country have returned back to the classroom.   To officially kick ...

Superman! USC’s Josh Shaw Leaps From Balcony To Save 7-Year-Old Drowning Nephew

Superman! USC’s Josh Shaw Leaps From B…

08-27-2014 by Ruth Manuel-Logan-NewsOne - avatar Ruth Manuel-Logan-NewsOne

  Just call him Superman!  Josh Shaw, the team captain and cornerback for the University of Southern California’s (USC) football team the Trojans, will reportedly be sid...

Greater Metro

Frayser and the Achievement School District connect

Frayser and the Achievement School District connect

Here’s how Sara Lewis recalls her first meeting with Chris Barbic, the superintendent brought to Tennessee in 2012 to lead a state takeover of struggling...

After scores fall, one ASD school says sole focus on Common Core hurt TCAP results

After scores fall, one ASD school says sole focus on Common Core…

When Kristin Cornwell, a 4th grade teacher at Aspire Hanley 1, a charter school in Orange Mound, started evaluating her students in math this year...

ACT Scores in Tenn. rise, but most students still far from college-ready

ACT Scores in Tenn. rise, but most students still far from college-ready

Tennessee’s ACT scores improved more last year than they have for a decade, the state department of education announced Tuesday.   Tennessee’s composite ACT score for public...

Entertainment

Why the 50 Cent-Floyd Mayweather Beef Is No Laughing Matter

Why the 50 Cent-Floyd Mayweather Beef Is No Laughing Matter

For the last several days, rapper 50 Cent and boxer Floyd Mayweather have engaged in the favorite pastime of any 21st-century celebrity with a Twitter...

Prince set to drop new album

Prince set to drop new album

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince is releasing a new album on Sept. 30.   The pop icon announced Monday that he would release “Art Official Age” on...

Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise

Nationwide — TV entertainer Nick Cannon has confirmed that the rumors are true; He and his wife pop star singer Mariah Carey are separated, and...

Sports

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Still Celebrated, Even in Defeat

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Still Celebrated, Even in Defeat

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars are still the pride of Chicago, even after a tough loss to South Korea in the Little League World Series...

Tiger Basketball wraps up Canadian exhibition tour

Tiger Basketball wraps up Canadian exhibition tour

The University of Memphis men’s basketball team wrapped up its Canadian exhibition tour on Tuesday (Aug. 19th) after a second loss to the Carleton University...

Mo’ne Davis Makes History As First Little Leaguer To Land National Sports Illustrated Cover

Mo’ne Davis Makes History As First Little Leaguer To Land National Sports…

Mo’ne Davis, 13, who plays for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons youth baseball team, has become the first Little Leaguer to land the national cover of Sports...

Religion

Traditional gospel music keeps Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith out front 35 years

Traditional gospel music keeps Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith…

Community choirs come and go, but the Stellar Award nominated Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith has been a mainstay in traditional gospel...

‘A heart for people’ inspires the Servant’s Circle

‘A heart for people’ inspires the Servant’s Circle

“I have a heart for people and I’ve always been a servant of the community. I just want to see people have the best in...

Greater Middle Baptist to install new pastor

Greater Middle Baptist to install new pastor

Greater Middle Baptist Church, pastored by the late Rev. Benjamin L. Hooks for 52 years, will install the Rev. William McKinley Jackson as pastor on...

Business

Five Things You Should Know About Getting Approved for a Business Loan

Five Things You Should Know About Getting Approved for a Business Loan

Myths and misconceptions about the reason banks decline loans and the rate at which this happens are as common today as ever. As a banker...

‘People’ Magazine’s Only Ever Black Editor Suing For Discrimination

‘People’ Magazine’s Only Ever Black Editor Suing For Discrimination

Tatsha Robertson, 48, was the only Black senior editor People magazine has ever had. Following her being laid off in May, Robertson filed a lawsuit...

Young professionals urged to ‘unite and lead’ at empowerment conference

Young professionals urged to ‘unite and lead’ at empowerment conference

(Brandi Richard is president of the National Urban League Young Professionals, which exists to support the National Urban League affiliates. There are 55 chapters and...

News

Attorney: New Audio Reveals Pause in Gunfire When Michael Brown Was Shot

Attorney: New Audio Reveals Pause in Gunfire When Michael Brown Was Shot…

(CNN) – Could a newly released audio provide more clues on what led up to Michael Brown’s shooting death? The FBI has questioned a man who...

Superman! USC’s Josh Shaw Leaps From Balcony To Save 7-Year-Old Drowning Nephew

Superman! USC’s Josh Shaw Leaps From Balcony To Save 7-Year-Old Drowning Nephew

  Just call him Superman!  Josh Shaw, the team captain and cornerback for the University of Southern California’s (USC) football team the Trojans, will reportedly be...

Michael Brown’s Funeral Draws Thousands of Mourners

Michael Brown’s Funeral Draws Thousands of Mourners

As Michael Brown’s life was celebrated Monday during a packed ceremony at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, the audience and speakers...

Opinion

My Friends’ Colorism Is Affecting My Baby’s Facebook Likes!

My Friends’ Colorism Is Affecting My Baby’s Facebook Likes!

Dear Race Manners:   Saw your response to racist comments posted online, but what about this?   I’m trying my best not to be petty here, while I’m aware...

When the World Blows Up, Just Blame Hip-Hop

When the World Blows Up, Just Blame Hip-Hop

It was only a matter of time. A violent convergence of domestic and international events has us all feeling as if the world is falling...

From ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ to ‘Hands Up, Vote’

From ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ to ‘Hands Up, Vote’

Out of every momentous national tragedy that Black Americans have continued to endure in the United States, there has always emerged a redeeming moment to...

National News

Top 10 Back-To-School Scholarships For African American and Minority Students

Nationwide — The summer is over and the 2014-2015 school year has already started; Students all over the country have returned back to the classroom.   To...

Real-life WWII ‘Rosie the Riveter’s dream comes true, meets the Blue Angels

The dreams of two women, one of whom was a real-life “Rosie the Riveter” during WWII, came true earlier this month when their wish to...

US police reaching out to black communities

DALLAS (AP) — Some U.S. police departments are renewing efforts to build trust with black communities in the aftermath of the shooting death of an...