STYLE 

Cop Drags Handcuffed Black Teen Over Concrete During Arrest, Gets Paid Suspension

Play video content A police officer has been suspended after dragging an underage, black teenager across the pavement … despite the fact the teen is not resisting. The incident went down in Mansfield, Ohio earlier this month when Officer Jordan Moore stopped a car driven by the teen’s dad. It’s unclear why cops stopped the car. The video begins with both father and son on the ground … surrounded by cops. You see Moore drag the teen by the back of his hoodie … from one side of the police…

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STYLE 

Black Passenger Arrested For Not Showing ID During Traffic Stop

Play video content Breaking News @heatherjanney/Tik Tok An African-American man was arrested Friday because he refused to show cops his ID during a traffic stop in which he was a passenger … and wait till you see how cops manhandled him. The guy’s name is Antoine. He was driving with his wife/girlfriend, Heather Janney, in Anne Arundel County, Maryland when she was pulled over for going 45 in a 30 MPH zone. For some reason cops wanted to see Antoine’s identification, and he resisted, saying this was a simple traffic…

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NEWS 

Dr. Oz Pushing for More Black Doctors, Says it’s a Life or Death Matter

Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com Dr. Oz is appalled, and embarrassed, by stats like Black newborns are 3 times more likely to die under the care of white doctors — and now he’s on a mission to do something about it. The doc joined “TMZ Live” on Tuesday to explain why he launched the #moreBlackdoctors initiative as part of his effort to raise awareness about racial bias in hospitals. He told us how one of his staffers opened his eyes to the Black community’s view of the medical field. Oz,…

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NEWS 

President Trump Confronted by Black Voters Over Medical Care, Race at Town Hall

Play video content ABC President Trump got grilled by voters who identify as undecided, and it was a far cry from his rallies as several of them held his feet to the fire on issues like healthcare and systemic racism … and didn’t back down. The Prez was challenged with many tough questions at an ABC News town hall in Philadelphia Tuesday night … in particular 2 undecided voters. Assistant Professor Ellesia Blaque told Trump how she has struggled with a preexisting medical condition all her life, adding it’s especially…

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BEAUTY 

Dwyane Wade Debuts Black Lives Matter Hairdo Amid NBA Boycott

Breaking News Dwyane Wade is making a statement without saying a word … showing solidarity with his NBA friends and former teammates by debuting a Black Lives Matter-inspired hairstyle. The sports world came to a screeching halt following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WI … with the NBA, WNBA, MLB and NFL postponing games and practices. Wade — who has been outspoken about social justice throughout his career — revealed the bleach-blonde style with a black fist on Wednesday … right after the Milwaukee Bucks refused to take…

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TV 

‘RHONY’ Hires Eboni K. Williams As First Black Housewife

Exclusive The “Real Housewives of New York City” is making a little history … now that producers have hired their first Black cast member in the show’s 13-year run. TMZ’s learned the Bravo series hired Eboni K. Williams to join the Big Apple ladies for season 13, which is already in production. The attorney and TV host is ecstatic about her new gig, telling us … “NYC is filled with successful and dynamic Black women. I’m excited to join this legendary franchise as the first Black housewife. Can’t wait to…

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NEWS 

TV Host Jawn Murray Says Networks Need To Find the Black Ryan Seacrest

Play video content Exclusive Piece of The Pie is a new TMZ franchise, showcasing amazingly talented people of color who have had trouble making their mark in the entertainment industry. Our goal here is to raise awareness on behalf of marginalized voices and creators — people who have great stories to tell — and make sure the people who pull the strings in the industry see what they bring to the table. Jawn Murray has hosted TV specials for Travel Channel, NFL Network and EPIX, but he says lots of…

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MUSIC 

Kodak Black Gets Prison Transfer After Suing Over Alleged Torture

Exclusive Kodak Black is digging his new digs … he’s been moved out of the Kentucky prison where he claimed he was being tortured. The rapper’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, tells TMZ … Kodak was recently transferred to USP Thomson, a high-security prison in Illinois, where KB says the guards are treating him better than in Kentucky. Kodak’s change of scenery comes after we first reported on his lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons for alleged torture … he claimed his life was a living hell at Big Sandy maximum…

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MOVIES 

Tyler Perry Teams Up with Nonprofit to Boost Black Voter Turnout in Florida

Tyler Perry‘s part of a massive campaign targeting 25 counties and 250k Black residents in Florida … in a push to get them to the polls. The entertainment mogul’s teamed up with a Black-led nonpartisan group called Equal Ground Education Fund on its half a million-dollar “Park & Praise” initiative. The campaign includes a series of events where voters can drop off mail-in ballots while hearing from church leaders, musical acts and gospel choirs. Perry’s helping fund the effort — dubbed as bringing “Souls to the Polls” — to increase…

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