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A photo on Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook page surfaced Friday showing one man dressed in blackface and another in a KKK…
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced Friday he’s running for president, becoming the second African-American and fourth senator to join the burgeoning Democratic field.   For the…
Jussie Smollett is breaking his silence after being the target of a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago earlier this week. The Empire star released a statement on Friday,…
A school superintendent’s “poor judgment” allowed a teacher to wear blackface during an African history lesson, offending families in the community.  John Huffman, superintendent of Victory…
Two years ago he made the whole world dance with “Despacito,” but Luis Fonsi says he is still a romantic singer and is ready to show…
President Donald Trump says he’s seen the reports about the racially charged attack in Chicago on Empire actor Jussie Smollett and described what happened as “horrible.”…
By Michael P Coleman Earlier this week, music lovers said a final goodbye to the legendary James Ingram.  He was only 66 years old.  Courtesy of…
Baseball and American icon Jackie Robinson would have been 100 years old on Thursday, and Major League Baseball -- and New York City -- were planning plenty of…
Fred Clay, who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent almost 38 years in Massachusetts prisons, will receive a $1 million settlement from the state, the…
Jussie Smollett’s Empire family is now speaking out about the actor’s recent attack. For the full story, visit Essence.com/Celebrity.