iStock/ThamKCBy: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Rayshard Brooks’s life was one that was dedicated to hard work and his family, according to those who knew him. The 27-year-old spent most of his life in the Atlanta area with several siblings and cousins. He married Tomika Miller eight years ago and they had three […]

iStock/MotortionBy: EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles County officials are promising a thorough investigation into the death of a young black man who was found hanging from a tree. Robert Fuller, 24, was found dead on June 10 in Palmdale, California. Nothing was found at the scene besides the rope, his backpack […]

Kuzma/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A teenager who pleaded guilty to robbery in the fatal stabbing of Barnard College student Tessa Majors was sentenced on Monday to spend 18 months in a limited secure facility. The teenager, now 14, was charged as a juvenile, as he was 13 at the […]

iStock/ijoe84By: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Tallahassee police are investigating the deaths of two women, including a teenager, who were reported missing this month. Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, 19, and Victoria Sims, 75, were found Saturday night in southeast Tallahassee, the Tallahassee Police Department announced on Monday. The deaths are being investigated as homicides […]

iStock/vzphotosBy: CARSON BLACKWELDER, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — It’s official: the 2021 Oscars have been postponed. The board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences met Monday to discuss the upcoming awards ceremony amid the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and ultimately decided to push it from Sunday, Feb. 28, until Sunday, April […]

Courtesy of BETThe 2020 BET Awards nominations have been announced, with Drake leading the star-studded pack of nominated artists. Drake received six nominations, including video of the year and best male hip-hop artist.  He’s followed by newcomers Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch, who both received five nominations. Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Lizzo and […]

Photo Credit: Eva ZarAri Lennox and Kehlani are sharing their frustrations over the recent death of Black Lives Matter activist Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, who was found dead along with another woman in Tallahassee, Florida, over the weekend. In an emotional Instagram post on Monday, Lennox shared two photos of Salau, expressing her anger over the […]

Cindy Ord/Getty ImagesLil Baby‘s My Turn returns to top the Billboard 200 album chart after spending three months in the top 10, dethroning Lady Gaga’s Chromatica. My Turn has ascended from #3 to the number-one spot, after spending 13 weeks in the top 10 following its release in February. The Quality Control signee released a deluxe […]

Kevin Mazur/WireImageJohn Legend and Alicia Keys will face off in a special edition of Verzuz celebrating Juneteenth on Friday. The latest installment of the popular Instagram Live series will be a “battle of the pianos,” Legend tweeted. His seventh studio album, Bigger Love, is set to drop on the same day. The musicians go head […]

adamkaz/iStockBy NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News (NORTH CONWAY, N.H.) — One senior class graduation was held high in the sky beside a mountain after traditional commencement was canceled due to COVID-19. In a private ceremony, Kennett High School’s class of 2020 graduated at Cranmore Mountain in North Conway, New Hampshire. Safety and social distancing measures were […]

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