Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, has died aged 22, a family representative has said.
Kristen Foster said she passed away on Sunday surrounded by her family and was "finally at peace in the arms of God".
Brown was discovered unresponsive in a bathtub on 31 January and placed in a medically induced coma. She never regained consciousness.
She was moved to a hospice in the city of Duluth, Georgia, a month ago after her...Read more
In his first visit to his father’s country since he became president, Barack Obama made his rounds with extended family, addressed economic development and announced more than $1 billion in investments to promote entrepreneurship at Nairobi’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
He kicked off the two-day visit with the latter, making a point to announce that half of the $1 billion from government and private companies would benefit both young children and women entrepreneurs.
“If half of your team is not playing,...Read more
Another university is disassociating itself from the Bill Cosby school of thought.
After a years old deposition was exposed, recently, in which Cosby admitted to feigning interest in and giving drugs to women in order to have extramarital sex, Spelman College has announced the end (at least temporarily) of a program boasting his and his wife Camille's name.
The endowed professorship is meant "to bring positive attention and scholars to the campus," the HBCU explained in a statement, adding...Read more
Hundreds of people on Saturday attended the funeral of Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead in a Texas jail cell days after she was arrested following a minor traffic offense, an incident said by activists to be yet another example of police brutality toward minorities.
Mourners including local politicians lined up for more than an hour outside the DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lisle, Illinois to file past an open casket and attend the...Read more
Calling on his party to embrace diversity, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Thursday that Republicans will never win the presidency if they don’t campaign in “every nook and cranny” of the country — especially in Hispanic and African-American communities. “I’m running to draw people toward our cause rather than push them away,” Bush said during a town hall-style meeting in New Hampshire. “Our message has to be uplifting, positive, hopeful, rather than negative (and)...Read more
An unarmed black man was shot and killed on Sunday by a white police officer after he was pulled over for a missing front license plate.
Samuel Dubose, 43, was stopped by University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing on Sunday evening, according to CNN. Tensing repeatedly asked Dubose for his driver's license, but according to the Cincinnati Police Department, he refused and instead handed the officer a bottle of alcohol.
Then Tensing asked Dubose to get out of his car,...Read more
When a financial executive refuses to answer basic questions about personal finance, you know he's in trouble.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Tuesday embarrassed Primerica President Peter Schneider, who Senate Republicans had invited to testify against a new regulation designed to protect retirement savings from dodgy investment managers. The Obama administration estimates that Americans lose $17 billion a year from investment professionals who manage retirement accounts by prioritizing their own financial interests over those of their...Read more