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Earlier this week, a local Chicago Fox News affiliate reported an incident that took place last Friday, May 15th, in which a Chicago police officer had punched a pregnant woman. He then went on a racist tirade, including calling her a "black b****."


Black women have long known the struggle of finding "nude" clothing and accessories that actually match our skin tones. We have never understood why colors that would be more accurately titled "pale beige" or "cream" should be accepted as the default skin color for everyone. Well, leave it to BuzzFeed to hilariously show what it's like to be a Black woman wearing "neutral" (read: neutral for fair-skinned people) clothing and makeup.

Interview by Alexis Jackson


We recently had the privilege of previewing the award wining short film, Only Light, written by Thembi Banks and directed by Evita Castine of USC's School of Cinematic Arts. This film explores the dehumanizing world of International Human Sex Trafficking in the United States and the Congo. It blends elements of fantasy and magical realism while telling the story of the second-largest criminal industry in the world. Only Light is emotional and moving, allowing viewers to connect to a very difficult subject.

"There is no mountaintop worth seeing without us."

Katherine Jackson lost her 18-year-old son just days before his high school graduation. Aaron Dunigan was returning home from prom when the car he was riding in crashed into a truck, in what turned out to be a fatal collision, NBC Chicago reported. The high school prom king was killed along with the truck driver. Another student in the car, Mike Crowter, was injured. Upon graduating from Illinois’ Thornton Fractional North High School the quarterback was set to play football at Southern Illinois University this fall.

Spoken Word Artist Tonya Ingram recorded this open letter to her depression, and those who have suffered from the often debilitating illness will definitely recognize the truth in her words.

Yesterday, 22-year-old Alexis Jones-Rhodes, was reported missing after her parents could not find her before the graduation ceremony at Clark Atlanta University. On Thursday, she was found safe in Illinois.

Officials say no foul play is suspected in her disappearance.

We support women wearing their hair exactly how they want to. If your choice is straight, curly, weaved, or bald, feel confident about your decision and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. But I must admit this commercial for The Weave Loan Store in Detroit raised an eyebrow.

Dr. Monica Peeler-Reed, a physician who practices internal medicine is accustomed to diagnosing patients daily. A week before giving birth to quadruplets, this doctor and soon to be mother experienced shortness of breath that got progressively worse after the four beautiful babies arrived.

FLOTUS and POTUS have been having a bit of fun at each other's expense with a series of videos released to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the "Let's Move" campaign. This clip from the First Lady comes after a video released by the President on ways he stays active and healthy, in which he issues a joking challenge to his wife: "That's me. What about you?" She answered back in a big way!