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Selma’s Director Ava DuVernay Skipped From Nominations

The Oscar nominations are in, and Selma has a chance to take the Academy’s highest honor. Although three-time film director, Ava DuVernay was not nominated for Best Director, her critically acclaimed film, Selma is nominated for Best Picture at the 2015 Academy Awards. The film also picked up an Oscar nomination for Best Song, for Common and John Legend‘s song, “Glory.” The gospel-tinged track also earned the musicians a Golden ... Read More »

Feds Block Scary ISIS-Inspired Attack on U.S. Capitol

A guard at the U.S. Capitol (Kevin Lamarque, Reuters) An Ohio man claiming sympathy with Islamic State militants was arrested and charged on Wednesday in connection with a plot to attack the U.S. Capitol with guns and bombs, court documents disclosed. Christopher Cornell, 20, of Cincinnati researched the construction of pipe bombs, purchased a semi-automatic rifle and 600 rounds of ammunition and ... Read More »

Beverly Johnson’s Former Manager Says She Lied Concerning Meeting With Bill Cosby

As comedy legend Bill Cosby continues to sink further in to the infamy of allegations from 30 or so women who are accusing him of past sexual atrocities, veteran Hollywood talent manager Don Gibble is speaking out. Gibble told The Daily Caller that former model and client Beverly Johnson, who also claims that Cosby allegedly drugged and assaulted her, lied about her meeting with the ... Read More »

Happy Birthday to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. may be the most-iconic African-American figure of all time. The clergyman, activist, and Civil Rights Movement leader managed to impact race relations during one of the most-turbulent periods in America. His tireless devotion to promoting racial equality via peaceful means stands as an indelible footprint in the annals of Black History. Today, Joy105.com honors Dr. King on ... Read More »

Rapper Kendrick Lamar Shares Why He Believes We Are Living in the End Times

Kendrick Lamar recently spoke to Billboard about his views on the recent racial unrest in the United States and why he believes we’re living in the end times. Chicago MC is forthcoming and direct about his feelings as of late. He admits that he stopped drinking when he was a taeenager, he works out daily and appears to be deeply rooted ... Read More »

Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for 21Years Dies Soon After Release

Sharrif Wilson, who spent over half his life behind bars for three murders he didn’t commit, died on Saturday, only 11 months after being exonerated. The 38-year-old Harlem resident was pronounced dead at Manhattan’s Mount Sinai hospital at 10:59 p.m. Saturday, the New York Daily News reported. Wilson, who had been hospitalized since the end of December, suffered from acute ... Read More »

Man Barricades Himself With Ill Son at Hospital

A man upset about his son’s medical condition barricaded himself and the boy in a room at Tomball Regional Medical Center near Houston on Saturday night, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said. The incident prompted a large police response, but no one was reported injured. The man surrendered to the authorities without incident after negotiations, the sheriff’s offices said. The sheriff’s office ... Read More »

World Leaders March In Anti-Terrorism Rally in Paris

Hundreds of thousands of people marched through Paris on Sunday in a massive show of unity and defiance in the face of terrorism that killed 17 people in France’s bleakest moment in half a century. Their arms linked, more than 40 world leaders headed the somber procession, setting aside their differences for a manifestation that French President Francois Hollande said turned the ... Read More »

Paris Hostage Crisis Comes to an End With 4 Hostages Dead, 1 Suspect Still at Large

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. ET Jan. 9, 2015 French President Francois Hollande confirmed in his speech to the nation Friday that four hostages died inside the Paris Kosher supermarket that was attacked by gunman Amedy Coulibaly, 32, who was also killed. Although 12 hostages were freed from the supermarket it’s also believed that Coulibaly’s girlfriend and accomplice, Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, escaped the building either with ... Read More »

Signals heard in Java Sea, but unclear if from AirAsia jet

Members of Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency carry the pieces which Indonesian Air Force. PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Underwater ping-like sounds were heard Friday in an area where searchers are scouring the Java Sea for the crashed AirAsia plane, but it was unclear if they were coming from the all-important black boxes, an official said. The signals were picked ... Read More »

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