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Racist Acts Can Get You Jailed In Brazil — If You’re Black

Brazilian funk singer Ludmilla has been the target of numerous racist remarks since she first broke onto the music scene in 2012 with the YouTube hit "Fala Mal de Mim." In one recent attack Ludmilla was called a "disgusting nigger"...

British Historian Reveals Racist Sentiments Held by Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's strong racial biases were revealed in a recent interview with British historian Sir Roy Strong. Strong has published several books about his decades long relationship with the royal family. He claims he...
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6 African Countries That Are Hostile Toward Black People

Black people in African countries are facing hostile environments that include the killing of Blacks, sexual harassment and verbal abuse. In Mauritania, after gaining independence from France in 1960, ethnic tensions arose between Afro-Mauritanians and Arab-Mauritanians....

Teen from Anti-Violence Video Ironically Shot as Example of the Hell Black Children Face

There is a high rate of gun and gang violence on the streets of Chicago, disproportionately affecting families suffering from poverty. Chicago teen Zariel Trotte, who participated in an award-winning anti-violence campaign in 2015, was gunned down in...

EFF Leader Calls for Constitutional Amendment to Allow Blacks to Confiscate Land from Whites

In a passionate speech on Feb. 28, 2017, Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, encouraged members of South Africa's Parliament to stand for radical change and take back their land from the...
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10 Underrated Black History Heroes

Heroes like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks have always been featured within Black history. However, there are numerous Black heroes who don't get the credit they deserve. Miriam Makeba was a South African singer...

New Study Sheds Light On Why Black Males Are So Feared

The American Psychological Association Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has released a study that shows people perceive Black men to be taller, heavier and more muscular than white men, even if they are...

8 Things You Should Know About Martin R. Delany​, the Father of Black Nationalism

Martin R. Delany was an abolitionist, physician, journalist and the first African-American to explore Africa. His main goal was for all Black people to be free. Delany was one of the first three Black students to...

A Wisconsin Court Has Ruled It Legal to Kick Out a Tenant Because of...

In this Atlanta Black Star video, a Wisconsin court ruled that a white homeowner has the legal right to kick a tenant out because he is Black. In 2013, Martin Jones, a Black man, moved into home...

What You Need To Know About The Recently Cured Case of Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease, the most common inherited blood disorder, causes blood to clog in the tiny vessels and organs of the body. Sixty percent-80 percent of people with sickle cells are Black and 1 in...

5 Reasons Race Still Matters In Religion

To this day, race still plays a major role in all aspects of the world, including religion. The ancient Hindu caste system is one of the most outright forms of religious racism. Journalist and author...

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...

Rock and Roll Founder Chuck Berry Dead at Age 90

Chuck Berry, the Father of Rock and Roll, died of natural causes on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Born Charles Edward Anderson Berry on Oct. 18, 1926, Chuck Berry began learning to play guitar in the 1940s...

Solange Criticizes Grammys and Urges Blacks To Create Their Own Institutions

In response to her sister Beyoncé's loss at the 2017 Grammy Awards, Solange took to Twitter to criticize the awards show and the importance of Blacks creating their own institutions. Beyoncé lost to Adele for Album...

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