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UNCF Pledges $35M In Grants to Help HBCUs Tackle High Unemployment Rates Among Graduates

Initiatives are being enacted across the country to help young Black people, who in the wake of the Great Recession, still find themselves either unemployed or struggling financially despite their academic achievements. The United Negro College...

President Obama’s Post-Presidential Plans: Could He Run A Media Company?

Multiple sources not authorized to speak for the president have reportedly been saying that President Barack Obama has been mulling over the idea of a post-presidential career in digital media and is considering launching...

No Charges Filed In Road-Rage Shooting That Claimed Life of Former Jets Player Joe...

Former NFL running back Joe McKnight was shot and killed Thursday, Dec. 1 in an apparent road-rage incident. The altercation happened at an intersection in suburban New Orleans and resulted in McKnight being shot...

In Wake of Trump Win, Private Prisons See Their Contracts Renewed Rather Than Cancelled...

Critics of the private prison system and its many flaws cheered earlier this year when the United States Department of Justice announced it would begin to phase out the use of private prisons. While the...

Hate Crimes Tally Nears 1,000 In the Days Since Trump’s Victory

Black children have been beaten and told "go back to the cotton farm." Muslims have been sent threatening messages, saying there will be a holocaust against them. Swastikas have been drawn on synagogues, schools...

Jill Stein Raises More Than $4M to Fund Recount in Several Battleground States 

In what may henceforth be known as one of the most egregious and public of ironies, Donald Trump's repeated pre-Election Day charges that the election process was “rigged” in Hillary Clinton's favor may come...

Black Boy Injured in Hate Crime, His Family Victimized Again, This Time by a...

In the wake of the horrific incident that started with Jordan Jackson being told to "go back to the cotton farm" and ended with him hospitalized with post-concussion syndrome and a broken arm after...

Why Did White Americans Choose Trump? Toni Morrison Explains

Pulitzer prize-winning and prolific author Toni Morrison has penned an important essay in response to Donald Trump being elected president — as well as to the vile beliefs and violent actions of his supporters...

Model Blows the Whistle on Her Own ‘Blackhair’ Magazine Cover: She’s Not Black

After it came to light that the model on the cover of Blackhair magazine is not in fact Black, the magazine has issued a statement and the model has apologized. In the statement, which was...

Kanye West Hospitalized for Psychiatric Evaluation Right After 9th Anniversary of Mother’s Death

Kanye West has been hospitalized and put under psychiatric evaluation after he was said to be acting "erratically" at his trainer's house in Los Angeles. This comes after West voiced his support for president-elect Donald...

Boy, 8, Hospitalized After Protecting His 4-Year-Old Sister in Racist Altercation

'You need to go back to the cotton farm,' a young white boy said to Jordan Jackson, 8, on a playground Nov. 14. as Jackson and his younger sister waited for their parents at...

Over 1,300 Mourners Pack D.C. Church to Say Goodbye to Legendary Journalist Gwen Ifill

The memorial service for pioneering journalist Gwen Ifill ended Friday night at the historic Metropolitan AME Church in Washington D.C., a church that used to be a safe place for runaway enslaved people. Ifill...

Dozens of Dutch Protesters Clash with Supporters Who Can’t Seem to Let Go of...

Dutch police officers arrested over 100 protesters Saturday in Maassluis, a town near Rotterdam, during a confrontation between foes and supporters of Black Pete. For years, concerned and offended opponents have condemned the character...

Recently Banned Alt-Right Twitter Accounts Plan to Flood Social Media with Fake Black Profiles

After releasing an updated policy on what it takes to get banned earlier this week, Twitter permanently ousted several white supremacist accounts from its website. And now, some of those very same people are...

Legal Battle Underway Between Jay Z’s Roc Nation and Prince’s Estate

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the executor of the late Prince Rogers Nelson's estate authorized a copyright lawsuit against Jay Z's record label, Roc Nation. The reason for the lawsuit is that Tidal, the steaming...

Obama Announces 2016 Recipients of Presidential Medal of Freedom

Yesterday, November 16, President Obama announced the 21 new recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for 2016. This award is “presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national...

Protests Erupt After Two White Men Go to Court for Forcing Black Man Into...

Two white South African men who are accused of ordering a Black man into a coffin and threatening to set him on fire have appeared in court, while demonstrators protested outside the courthouse against...

There’s a New Sheriff In This Texas Town – and She’s Black

A Democrat named Zena Stephens recently won an election that made her the first Black woman elected sheriff in the state of Texas. Currently, Stephens is the police chief at Prairie View A&M University and...

Baylor Students and Faculty Band Together Under #IWalkWithNatasha After Student Shoved, Called N-Word

Some instances of racism are so quick that they hardly register until later. That is what happened to Baylor University sophomore Natasha Nkhama. The morning after Donald Trump won the presidential election, the 19-year-old student was...

Michelle Obama Ready to Leave the White House as Conservatives are Forced to Reconcile...

First Lady Michelle Obama has made history in innumerable ways. She is the first Black First Lady, a two-time Ivy League graduate and a lawyer, and she has taken the First Lady position, which...

After Public Outcry, Facebook to Stop Racially Targeted Ads for Housing, Employment, Credit

As of Friday November 11, Facebook will stop allowing those purchasing housing, employment, and/or credit ads that are exclusionary by the social network refers to as "ethnic affinity." Previously, Facebook let advertisers exclude certain “ethnic...

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