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Al Trautwig, NBC’s gymnastics announcer at the Rio Games, apologized Monday for suggesting that Simone Biles’ adoptive parents are not really her parents. “I regret that I wasn’t more clear in my wording on the air,” he said in a statement emailed by NBC Sports. “I compounded the error on Twitter, which I quickly corrected. […]

GETTY IMAGE: The first black woman crowned Miss Alabama is standing by a controversial video in which she called the Dallas gunman a “martyr,” but admits it was a poor choice of words. Speaking to Inside Edition Tuesday, Kalyn Chapman James said she was emotional while recording the video, which made her the target of national backlash. “I do wish […]

Jamal Bryant, pastor and founder of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, Maryland, called out church leaders for their absence from the Black Lives Matter movement Monday, charging that it’s the first civil rights movement in America that isn’t being led by the Church. “We cannot diminish or presume that this is a colorblind society. […]

ABC: Kyle Bridges // EEW Magazine News Cameron Sterling, the 15-year-old son of Alton Sterling, a black man who was gunned down by white police officers outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, wants America to “protest the right way.” “Protest in peace, not guns,” said Cameron today while standing outside the Triple […]

Bob Martin/AELTC/Pool/Getty Images After Serena Williams made her historic Wimbledon win over the weekend, the tennis star spoke about the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and why she worries about her young nephews.  “I don’t think that the answer is to continue to shoot our young black men in the United States. […]

After an epic dragging by Black Twitter, Wendy now says her comments about HBCU’s were misinterpreted. On Thursday, Williams attempted to clarify her original comments, saying she has family members who are HBCU grads, then, doubling down on her insinuation that a historically Black college is as racist as the idea of a “historically white […]

They were words that took tennis back to the dark ages, the tournament director of one of the sport’s most prestigious events saying that women professionals should get “down” on their “knees” every night to thank some of their male contemporaries. Except Raymond Moore’s comments didn’t come in the distant past; instead the South African […]

A Greene County teacher is in trouble after a girl recorded him allegedly answering her question by calling her “the dumbest girl I have ever met.” Shaniaya Hunter, a junior at Greene County High School, has an eye condition that sometimes has kept her out of class. In December, she was trying to catch up […]

Jada Pinkett Smith isn’t letting Chris Rock’s Oscars dig get her down. Pinkett Smith said she was unfazed by Rock’s jokes about her in his opening monologue at the awards ceremony, saying it simply “comes with the territory.” “It comes with the territory, sweetheart,” she told x17online. “We got to keep it moving, there’s a lot of stuff […]

In honor of Black History Month, Christian rapper Lecrae — whose highly praised three-part mixtape series Church Clothes carries his powerful message of faith — reflects on the nation’s rich…

BET Networks is firing back at Fox News contributor Stacey Dash over her calls to bring an end to Black Entertainment Television, the NAACP Image…

Bishop TD Jakes is known the world-over as a sound faith leader. He launched a show that was similar to Dr. Phil this past summer…