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D’Angelo is ready for his big U.S. comeback.  After performing overseas earlier this year, the crooner is ready for his American fans as he’s set to open this July’s Essence Music Festival.   D’Angelo has been working on his come back for years.  And it’s finally imminent.  The “How Does It Feel” crooner has just been […]

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Fort Smith police arrest a man for attempted robbery after a convenience store clerk says he chased a customer around the store threatening her with hot dog tongs. Surveillance video catches him using the tongs as a weapon.

Keria Holmes Gordon would’ve turned two years old Thursday. But Sunday afternoon, the toddler lost her life in a hail of bullets at the BW Cooper housing development. “The fact that she was out here as a innocent bystander, she’s dead now. It’s hard,” said Rufus Rusk, the child’s cousin. Rusk was inside an apartment […]

A state audit released today claims the pastor of a Central City church known for its drug addiction programs misspent or wasted at least $160,000 in relief grants after Hurricane Katrina.

Two lucky winners got to fly to New Orleans with Robyn Simone for Essence Fest 2011!! From Bourbon Street to the Verizon Booth, here are the highlights from the trip! http://media.kyte.tv/js/kyte.jsKyte.Embed.path=”http://media.kyte.tv”;Kyte.Embed.altpath=”http://www.kyte.tv”;window.kyteplayer=new Kyte.Player(“”,{appKey:”default”,width:416,height:375,p:”1766″,s:1412345,tbid:”1290″});

A federal judge sentenced a former New Orleans police officer to 25 years in prison for his role in the shooting and then burning a man’s body after Hurricane Katrina. David Warren was convicted in December of shooting 31-year-old Henry Glover without justification outside a strip mall less than a week after the storm hit […]

http://www.bvblackspin.com Long before Hurricane Katrina laid bare New Orleans’ deep social wounds, the relationship between the city’s police force and its black citizens had been deeply troubled. African-American residents have long complained of frequent abuses at the hands of police. Katrina only intensified the sense of grievance, given the prosecution of several police officers that […]

jive (origin unknown) – 1. the jargon of jazz musicians or enthusiasts. 2. deceptive, nonsensical or glib talk. 3. to play or dance to jive music.

This week on Washington Watch, Roland speaks with U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, about the state of urban education, specifically in New Orleans.