JAY-Z shoots new prison-inspired music video with Jesse Williams

JAY-Z's new album, "4:44" is dropping on Friday, and he is reportedly shooting a new music video ahead of the album release. /
Halle Berry says historic ‘Best Actress’ Oscar win means ‘nothing’

Berry said the fact that she is still the only Black actress to have received the "Best Actress" award proved to her that her win means "nothing." /
The Academy invites record number of women and minorities

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued 774 invitations to new members, higher than the record 683 new members that it invited last ...

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Egypt's Essam El Hadary moves to Saudi Arabia

Egypt's Essam El Hadary becomes the first foreign goalkeeper to sign for a Saudi Arabian team after a change in regulations.

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Tanzania Football Federation president detained over corruption

The president of the Tanzania Football Federation Jamal Malinzi is arrested over allegations of corruption by the Prevention and Combating of ...

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M.anifest performs from his album Nowhere Cool for Global Beats

Ghanaian rapper and poet M.anifest performs live for the BBC's Global Beats programme.

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‘Cash Me Outside’ girl pleads guilty to grand theft, possession of marijuana

Danielle Bregoli, best known as the “Cash Me Outside” girl, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to multiple charges, including possession of marijuana, grand theft and filing a false police report. The 14-year-old girl is set to be sentenced ... /
3 of the ‘Central Park Five’ finally get to attend high school graduation

Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson and Raymond Santana Jr., three members of the Central Park Five, were unable to attend their high school graduation years ago because they were in prison for a crime that they did not commit. But … /
“F*ck All Yall”: Joe Budden responds to Migos after BET altercation goes viral

Sunday night’s BET Awards gave us an incredibly uncomfortable red carpet interview with Joe Budden and the Migos. Things seemed to begin to unravel when Budden’s co-host DJ Akademiks had to ask Takeoff to repeat himself multiple times, at which …

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Lord’s Resistance Army steps up Congo attacks as U.S.-backed force pulls out

The outlawed Lord’s Resistance Army has stepped up attacks in Congo close to the South Sudanese border as a U.S.-supported regional task force pulls ...

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In Somalia, Islamist rebels are blocking starving people from getting food

Famine looms due to drought and a rebel movement that attacks foreign aid groups.

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A day in Libya’s capital, just as the civil war reignites

Fighting between militias underscored the potential challenges for British investigators in the Manchester concert bombing — and Libya’s fragility.

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Nearly 250 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean amid spike in bids to reach Europe, U.N. says

European leaders are struggling over how to confront smuggling networks in Libya.

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How teen moms in Nigeria could wind up hurt by Trump’s U.N. cuts

Will the defunding of the United Nations’ family-planning agency lead to fewer abortions or more?

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The ANC is Mandela’s legacy. Now his granddaughter has renounced South Africa’s ruling party.

The movement that defeated apartheid is under fire for corruption and failing to help poor blacks.

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The growing horror in a city where 500 children were kidnapped by Boko Haram

Details emerge of mass abductions in a Nigerian city ravaged by Islamist extremists. /
Student gets 20 years after using dating app to set up robbery

On Tuesday, 18-year-old Ky’Andrea Cook was sentenced to 20 years in state prison for using a dating app to set up a robbery that ultimately led to ...

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Nigeria corruption investigator Austin Okwor survives shooting

The investigator is reported to have narrowly escaped death in the Port Harcourt attack. /
Restaurant owner apologizes after Facebook promo is called racist

A Boise restaurant owner recently found himself in hot water over a Facebook video promoting his menu. Brad Breakell is known for posting videos to Facebook promoting the pizza, salad, and chicken that can be found at his Pizzalchik restaurant. … /
Father who murdered son to get back at his ex laughs during hearing

On Tuesday, a California father accused of murdering his son to get back at his ex laughed and joked with the Nevada judge when he appeared for his hearing. He waved his right to fight being extradited back to California … /
Woman’s body found in Wal-Mart bathroom 3 days after she entered store

A woman was found dead in an Oklahoma Wal-Mart three days after she entered the store. The Associated Press reported that the 29-year-old woman was ... /
Spike Lee rejoices with Knicks fans over firing of Phil Jackson

The Knicks have fired team president Phil Jackson, and Knicks fans everywhere have been celebrating. The fans took to the Internet to complain about ... /
Tennis isn’t the only reason why Serena Williams is the greatest of all time

Williams' lived experience intersected with her tennis career, further marginalized by her womanhood and Blackness, is what makes her superior to her ...

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Wayde van Niekerk wins 300m to break Michael Johnson's record at Golden Spike

Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk wins the 300m to break Michael Johnson's world record at the Golden Spike meet in the Czech Republic.

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Peter Ndlovu promises President Mugabe his national team shirt

Former Zimbabwe footballer Peter Ndlovu says he would be prepared to gift his national shirt to President Robert Mugabe. /
‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant wows with Whitney Houston cover

“America’s Got Talent” contestant Johnny Manuel achieved the impossible: he got Simon Cowell to grin over a Whitney Houston cover. /
Rihanna snapped kissing, getting cozy with mystery man in Spain

On Thursday, pictures surfaced online of Rihanna and a new mystery man sitting in a pool in Spain and getting rather comfortable with each other. The pair seem to be totally unaware that they are being photographed as they hug …

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