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Another UK Magazine Forced to Apologize for Changing a Black Woman’s Hair on Cover

LONDON (AP) — British magazine Grazia U.K. has apologized to Lupita Nyong'o after the actress accused it of altering her hair on its front cover "to fit a more Eurocentric notion" of beauty. The Academy...
Zeke suspended

As Judge Reinstates Ezekiel Elliott’s Suspension Fans Still Confused About Goodell’s Decision

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge cleared the way Monday night for the NFL to enforce a six-game suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations. While some fans...
Black Hair

Black Hair: An African Perspective on Losing One’s Culture

In the early 1940s, before my grandparents joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church, before they embarked on a lifelong conflict between Seventh-day Adventism and African traditions, my grandparents kept long hair. My grandmother, I am...
natural dry scalp

Autumn Means It’s Time to Pay Extra Attention to Scalp Dryness: Here are Some...

Autumn is a natural period of transition. Temperatures drop and the air is less humid. I have noticed that in October my dermatology patients who don’t change their skin and hair routines come to...
Kevin Spacey molest

Kevin Spacey Accused of Conflating Homosexuality with Pedophilia After Coming Out In Response to...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Kevin Spacey said Sunday he is "beyond horrified" by allegations that he made a sexual advance on a teen boy decades ago. The two-time Oscar winner posted on Twitter that...
Cooperation Jackson

Jackson Rising: Saki Hall, from Cooperation Jackson on the Intersection of Gender and Economics

The following article is an excerpt from the forthcoming book Jackson Rising: the Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi, a chronicle of one of the most dynamic experiments in radical...
Walter Rodney

Remembering, Learning and Loving What Pan-African Activist Walter Rodney Did for Black People

Walter Anthony Rodney was an intellectual, a teacher, and an activist during the 1960s and 1970s; his life and work hold major importance for those of us who care about social justice and Black...
Dick Gregory condolences

Friends, Family Gather to Celebrate the Life of Dick Gregory

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) —While the Emmy Awards missed the chance to honor legendary comedian Dick Gregory, his family and friends did not. The likes of Stevie Wonder, Louis Farrakhan, India Arie and Congresswoman Maxine Waters gathered...
serena's baby photo

Serena Williams Announces Baby’s Birth With Cute Photo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYoRmfI0LUc The newly unveiled Serena Williams baby photo has Twitter users going gaga! The tennis star announced via social media on Wednesday that she gave birth to a girl named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Williams posted a...
Andrew Young Klan

Andrew Young Calls Klan Types the ‘Forgotten Americans,’ Adding They Were ‘Abused and Neglected’ 

This morning, civil rights icon, former Atlanta mayor and former UN ambassador Andrew Young joined “Meet the Press,” telling moderator Chuck Todd that President Trump is “still politicking and thinking nationally, as a nationalist”...

White Allies: You Need to Organize Your People and Truly Join the Fight Against...

White people, you need to organize your people. White allies in the struggle for social justice who are truly anti-racist need to be out in white communities now more than ever. White people need...

Director of University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute Pens Open Letter Condemning White...

Students, Faculty, Alumni, and Friends of the Carter G. Woodson Institute: Still reeling from and wrestling with the aftermath of the “Unite the Right” rally of this past weekend, I write as director of the...

Photographer with Gun to His Face Captures Images In Charlottesville of Neo-Nazis Beating a...

Don’t look away.  Four white neo-Nazis are beating a Black man, crawling on the ground, with their metal poles and a yellow hunk of lumber. The beating continues. There’s blood on the pavement. Our photographer,...

9 of the Most Racist Americans In History That May Surprise You

By Ibram X. Kendi It seems as if everyone — except his racist supporters — are recognizing the obvious: Donald Trump is a racist. But racism extends far past Trump and his voting band of...

Beyoncé’s Post-Baby Body Is the Definition of #BodyGoals

Can we be honest for a moment? Beyoncé's body is lit. Sure, it's always been damn near flawless, but recently the singer-songwriter gave a new definition to #bodygoals when she flaunted a super flat...

African Centered Culture Shows Us How to Build Economic Cooperation

In order to build successful African institutions based on a cooperative economic model, we should begin by developing small units of African partnerships not only across Africa but around the world. These small groups...
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Trump Ignores the Future of Clean Energy to Hang on to the Past of...

President Trump’s announcement that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement is reckless and short-sighted. By doing so, he is passing along the burden of environmental stewardship to future generations —including my daughter —...

Successful Business Owner Seeks to Pay It Forward with Six-City Franchise Contest Worth $3 Million...

You never know who you’ll find generating ways to share opportunities for others. Take Donnie P., the founder and operator A Caring Home Services franchises in several locations. This week in Atlanta, he’s offering a lucrative franchise...

Home-to-Prison Pipeline: The Parents Role In Protecting Their Children from Prison

There is a great deal of concern about the school-to-prison pipeline and rightfully so. Our children are being arrested, detained and imprisoned at a staggeringly disproportionate rate compared to every other group. No doubt, there...

Activist Pens Open Letter to Steve Harvey: Flint Water Crisis Is No Laughing Matter

Steve Harvey, I actually used to enjoy your country humor and down-home jokes until recently when I had to check myself for confusing ignorance with comedy. All this time, I was duped into believing that Steve...

Atlanta Filmmaker Continues to Explore the School-to-Prison Pipeline with Third Installment of Documentary Series 

Julia Bond once said, “Violence is Black children going to school for 12 years and receiving six years' worth of education.” With incredible nuance and skill, award-winning filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz expresses the same sentiments in...

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