Japan — A hydrogen explosion was reported at the Fukushima nuclear plant Saturday night. It was the second explosion at a plant, before TV cameras showed footage of column No. 3 belching smoke. As many as 1.5 million people are without water and energy as snow fell over the country RELATED: Top 15 Black Bio-Pics […]

Texas — Potential 2012 presidential candidate Herman Cain took a shot at his detractors and President Obama when talking about his presidential aspirations. RELATED: Top 15 Black Bio-Pics Of All-Time The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza said that the country electing President Obama as the first Black president could both hurt and help him. “Now […]

Michigan — Muslim Democrat Keith Ellison spoke on the terror hearings being led by Rep. Peter King. Ellison spoke about his hopes that the real offenders would be targeted and not all Muslims. RELATED: Top 9 episodes of The Cosby Show “He gave his life for other Americans. His life should not be identified as […]

New York — CNN announced last week that former Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at BET Janet Rolle will join CNN as their Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. RELATED: Black presidents in movies Read more at Target News RELATED: CNN names Bryan Monroe editor of  CNNPolitics

Tennessee — Titans running back Chris Johnson is the fastest player in the history of the NFL Scouting Combine. And now he says he’s ready to take his speed to the track if there is a lockout. RELATED: 25 reasons we love Michael Jordan “Boy they need to let me kno what’s gonna happen with […]

Atlanta — According to a Michigan State study, Blacks who identify more strongly with their racial identity are happier. The researchers surveyed Black adults in Michigan. The study found that those who felt proud of their race, felt more connected to their culture/ and or race. RELATED: Top 9 Black stand-up comedians Read more at […]

Houston — Earlier this evening, the NCAA released their brackets for the 2011 NCAA Tournament. RELATED: 25 reasons we love Michael Jordan Kansas, Duke, Ohio State and Pittsburgh landed the top 4 seeds. While there wasn’t much controversy with the rest of the selections, there was huge drama over VCU and UAB getting in over […]

MADISON — Thousands of pro-labor protesters turned out for more demonstrations at the Wisconsin Capitol on Saturday, seemingly undeterred by the fact that a contentious collective bargaining bill had been signed into law the day before.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania– Former Mayor John F. Street’s actions while serving as the chairman for the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) are being investigated by Federal authorities. Officials say that Street approved contracts to a law firm that his son worked for, accruing the firm millions of dollars. Also read: Top 10 Black Movies That Should Have […]

Former Wire star Felicia “Snoop” Pearson and dozens of others were reportedly arrested and charged with conspiring to sell heroin on Thursday, the Huffington Post reports. RELATED: Gary Coleman or Emmanuel Lewis? Pearson, 30, is among 64 people charged in a joint state-federal prosecution of a large east Baltimore drug gang. She is charged in […]

Japan — A second earthquake struck an already overwhelmed Japan late Friday as the country reeled from an earlier temblor and tsunami that killed hundreds and caused a nuclear crisis. RELATED: MJ’s estate earned $30 million since death The epicenter of the second quake was in central Japan and measured 6.6 on the Richter scale; […]

Philadelphia –A former Philadelphia high school basketball star has been sentenced to 230 years in jail for raping a woman in Center City. RELATED: The Top 10 Black Movies That Should Have Won Oscars Domenique Wilson, 25, was convicted of raping a woman while her boyfriend was bound and gagged in 2008. He was also […]