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Trent Richardson ties Jim Brown’s rookie TD mark

Rookie running back Trent Richardson had a pair of 1-yard TD runs for Cleveland to tie Hall of Famer Jim Brown’s franchise record of touchdown runs by a rookie with nine. ...

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Blackunemployment drops faster than for whites

The Black unemployment rate fell to 13.2 percent in November, down from 14.3 percent the previous month. The decrease ...

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Campus police kill bipolar graduate student Bartholomew Williams

San Bernadino police recently shot to death an unarmed Black graduate student who suffered from a bipolar disorder. The student was shot during a fight with police inside a campus building ...

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NAACP Image Awards 2012 Nominees For Outstanding Motion Picture Include ‘Flight’ And ‘Django Unchained’

LOS ANGELES — "Flight," "Django Unchained," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Red Tails" and "Tyler Perry's Good Deeds" are up for the outstanding motion picture trophy at the NAACP Image Awards. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced the nominations Tuesday for the awards that honor diversity in the arts. The 44th annual ceremony is scheduled to air Feb. 1 on NBC. Other nomi ...

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Beyonce inks $50-million deal with Pepsi

By Gerrick D. Kennedy When Beyoncé makes her return to music at the top of next year, the multi-platinum will be armed with a major backer: Pepsi. PepsiCo, the conglomerate best known for its soft drinks, announced it has inked a deal with the multi-platinum singer. The deal — reportedly worth $50 million — is being touted as a “true creative and wide-ranging global collaboration.” But what exactly does it ...

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Miami cornerback Thomas Finnie charged, suspended in campus theft

Miami cornerback Thomas Finnie was suspended indefinitely Tuesday after being arrested and charged with occupied burglary and grand theft in connection with an on-campus computer theft earlier this month. The university confirmed the arrest and suspension in a press release, and said Finnie had been transported to Dade County Jail. According to the school newspaper, the Miami Hurricane, a laptop was reporte ...

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Jeff Friday, Chris Dodd and Russ Parr

Chris Dodd (Chairman of the MPAA) joined Jeff Friday (CEO of Film Life, Inc and Founder of the American Black Film Festival) for a special VIP screening of Russ Parr's "The Undershepherd."  The special event, which took place on Tuesday, November 27, included a reception and screening followed by a Q&A with filmmaker and syndicated radio host Russ Parr. (Photos attached with captions in filename.  Pleas ...

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Broward County Commission News – Registration Now Open for Broward County Go SOLAR Fest, January 25-26

Want to be part of bringing solar to South Florida? Don’t miss Broward County's Go SOLAR Fest, which takes place Friday, January 25, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, January 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Local, state and federal government officials, licensed solar and electrical contractors, financial institutions, solar ins ...

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MIAMI, FL – The Miami Dolphins all-time winningest coach Don Shula was honored for his success in business by the Dolphins Business Alliance (DBA) at Sun Life Stadium.   “This is an award that I certainly didn’t expect but I’m very thankful that they did honor me,” said Shula. “I’m proud of the fact that we’ve done well in business and I had a good background in sports and the two of them tie in togeth ...

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