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5 Unethical Experiments That Used Black People As Guinea Pigs

For centuries, Black people have been used as guinea pigs to further scientific and medical research. The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is still one of the most notorious cases for its prolonged and knowing violation of...
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10 Thriving Black Towns You Didn’t Learn About In History Class

African American innovations were not touched upon enough by our history teachers. History class focused mainly on the civil rights movement when highlighting Black achievements. However, Blacks have founded several towns, some if which are still standing. Greenwood, Okla., previously known...

8 Times the U.S Government Helped White People ‘Pull Themselves Up by Their Bootstraps’...

Dating back to the late 1700s, the United States government has given assistance to white people in order to help them advance. The 1790 Naturalization Act was legislation that allowed only free whites to become naturalized United...

Michigan Police Aim Gun at Innocent Boys Who “Fit the Description”

In this latest Atlanta Black Star video, a Grand Rapids, Mich., police officer is seen aiming a gun at a group of innocent boys because they "fit the description" of suspects the police were searching for. The...

Puerto Rican Mom Upset That “Girls” Viewers Think Her Half-Haitian Baby Is Black

The series finale of HBO'S "Girls," surprised viewers when main character Hannah gave birth to a baby that appeared to be Black. In the show, Hannah is played by a white woman whose baby's father...

13 Mainstream Corporations Benefiting from the Prison Industrial Complex

Several major corporations including Starbucks, Whole Foods and Walmart have been reported to use inmate labor for their business purposes. The world-known fast-food restaurant, McDonald's, uses inmates to produce frozen foods and to assist in...
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Fearless Black Female Warrior: Queen Nanny of the Maroons

Jamaican national hero Queen Nanny was a remarkable woman who became a well-respected spiritual leader of the Jamaican Maroons in the 18th century. Queen Nanny was kidnapped from Ghana, Africa, and forced into slavery in Jamaica...
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8 Black Panther Party Programs That Were More Empowering Than Federal Government Programs

The Black Panther Party is known for its tremendous efforts to obtain justice for African-Americans during the civil rights movement. Their impact on history can be showcased through the numerous programs created to help...

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