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Turkey Coup: PM says Military Engaged in ‘Coup Attempt’

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has announced that a group of military forces have engaged in a "coup attempt" against the government. According to the Associated Press, Yıldırım, who was speaking to the local TV...

A Study in Blackness: What is ‘Acting Black’?

I have been a "white girl" for 20 years. The number of times I’ve been deemed a Nabisco cookie for my keen knowledge floors me. So, let’s talk about it. What is an Oreo, a white...
Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered

Is Our Cycle of Poverty by Disaster or by Design?

Our people are at a crossroad. We have the opportunity to take our destiny into our own hands or return to a state of social, civic, and economic subjugation. Becoming masters of our destiny...

How Do We Build a Nation? We Didn’t Stand Alone Then, We Don’t Stand...

As you watch the rallies, political speeches and debates, you will hear beautifully articulated ignorance. You will experience well-produced propaganda. You will see hateful thoughts clothed in eloquent words. Be careful. It is easy...

How Obama Divided America

I've heard Republicans and Democrats, Black people, white people and everyone in between talk about how Obama has divided the country, and to a certain extent I agree. Racial tensions, xenophobia and the hostility...

WhereU App Inspires Black Consumers to Recycle $1.3 Trillion Collective Buying Power Back Into...

The WhereU app aims to build the largest directory of Black-owned businesses. Launched in celebration of Black History Month, the app is available for both Apple and Android devices. Created by Atlanta-based, social entrepreneur Dr....

Jumping the Broom: 8 Historical Facts You Need to Know About This Wedding Tradition

Origins Highly Debated  The origins of broom jumping are highly debated.  References to "broomstick marriages" emerged in England in the mid-to-late 18th century, always to describe a wedding ceremony of doubtful validity. The earliest...

In Less Than a Minute, This Video Destroys the Notion That ‘Black on Black’...

This study proves that police violence doesn't happen because of "black on black crime" https://t.co/CXDT9sqkH3 — NowThis (@nowthisnews) December 27, 2015

This First Hand Account of the Torture the Chicago Police Commander Put Black Men...

The interview starts at the 12:25-14:30 mark

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Calls for Overhaul of Police Training, but Is That Enough?

#BREAKING: #Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces overhaul in cop training @CNN https://t.co/BP8EeEOcTV — Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN) December 30, 2015

A Detailed Look at Why Many People Believe the Justice System for Cops Allows...

As #BlackLivesMatter protesters demand #Justice4Jamar – a look at what happens to the cops who kill black men: https://t.co/NykzyyB0oE — AJ+ (@ajplus) December 23, 2015

The Color and Flavor of Afro-Cuban Life: A Look at How Black Cubans Have...

By Dr. Dionne Mahaffey HAVANA – Afro-Cubans have contributed greatly to the culture of Cuba with Havana having the highest concentration of Afro-Cubans in the country. However, there is great controversy about how many people...

People Are Asking LeBron James to Sit Out Games for Tamir Rice, but Would...

#FastFive; #TamirRice, #NoJusticeNoLebron, #EthanCouch, #RIPLemmy and Benedict Cumberbatch as #DoctorStrange https://t.co/wUK3vp8SjW — HashtagVOA (@HashtagVOA) December 29, 2015

Charles Blow Makes an Interesting Point About the Tamir Rice Case That Few People...

.@CharlesMBlow on why the #TamirRice case is so personal to him: Why wasn't aid offer immediately after he was shot? https://t.co/gGFBjvktra — New Day (@NewDay) December 29, 2015

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