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Aretha Franklin to sue over unauthorized biography

Aretha Franklin is threatening legal action over a new unauthorized biography, “Respect,” by her former ghostwriter David Ritz — which makes wild claims about her sexual promiscuity on the 1950s gospel circuit, …

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Kel Mitchell Wants You To Know He’s Alive, And He Still Loves Orange Soda

If you’re a ’90s kid, you know all about Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. The pair came into our lives in 1994 with the kids’ sketch comedy show “All That,” creating memorable characters …

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New York City, state, housing authority to pay $9 million to end lawsuits by wrongly convicted, imprisoned pair

A pair of wrongly convicted murder defendants agreed Thursday to a $9 million settlement, ending a bitter legal battle after each spent 16 years behind bars. The Manhattan Federal Court deal resolves litigation brought …

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Michael Brown pathologist testifies as grand jury in Ferguson case nears decision amid fears of violence

They’re getting close. A forensic pathologist hired by Michael Brown’s family to perform an autopsy on the slain Ferguson teen testified in front of a St. Louis County grand jury as a decision nears on whether …

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NY Lawmakers Describe Their Own Experiences Being Stopped And Frisked

Two New York City Council members — both of whom support a bill that would dramatically change the way that police officers stop people on the street — say that they themselves have been stopped and frisked …

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America’s ‘Black Borat’ Attempts to Explain Russia’s Love-Hate Relationship With Obama

A few insults, an illegal invasion—throw in a visual jab involving bananas and a spanking—and the relationship between Russia and the United States has seen better days. At first glance, many Russians seem to …

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Michael Brown Family Attorneys Discuss ‘Great Concern’ Over Upcoming Grand Jury Decision

The family attorneys of slain teenager Michael Brown held a live news conferenceThursday morning to discuss new developments in Ferguson, Missouri related to the grand jury decision on Brown’s death, which is …

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Wrongly Imprisoned for 15 Years Thanks to an Innocence Project

When Alstory Simon walked out of prison on the last day of October, it was 15 years since he had first confessed to murdering a young couple by the side of a pool. At the time it looked like justice served. But not long …

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BET Editor Clay Cane Slams Black Church For Conversion Therapy: ‘Being Gay Is Not A Sin’

BET.com’s Entertainment Editor Clay Cane joined HuffPost Live Tuesday and expressed his extreme disappointment in the black church for actions that wereexposed in a viral video that surfaced earlier this week. The …

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LeBron James’ Sons Aren’t Allowed to Play Football

LeBron James told ESPN.com that he does not let his sons, LeBron Jr. and Bryce Maximus, play football. When asked whether the reason for his decision was the health dangers related to football, James replied, …

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