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Parents of Tennessee Elementary Students Outraged After Their Kids Were Handcuffed, Arrested at School

Parents in Murfreesboro, Tennessee are furious after their children were arrested at school for not intervening in an earlier neighborhood fight. At least five children – ages 6 to 11 – were placed in handcuffs...

Ethiopian Defense Force Takes Action After South Sudan Cattle Raid Kills 208; 108 Children...

  The death toll from a raid carried out by attackers from South Sudan in western Ethiopia has risen to 208 people, an Ethiopian official said, adding that 108 children were kidnapped. By Sunday afternoon, the...

New Chris Brown Documentary Reveals He ‘Felt Like a F***ing Monster,’ Was Suicidal After...

In a new trailer for Chris Brown's upcoming documentary, "Welcome to My Life," the R&B star opens up about his assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna. The clip begins with Brown sitting down as musicians like Jamie...

Report: African-American Drivers Hit with Nearly 3X More Traffic Violations, Incur More Fines Than...

In California, a Black driver has more costs for infractions like driving with a suspended license than white motorists. Commonly referred to as driving while black, drivers in California have unfair disadvantages compared to white...

Meet the 3 Black Lawmakers Who Are Defending Clinton’s ‘Super Predators’ Remarks

Three Black state representatives are defending Hillary Clinton's racially charged "super predators" term. The Democratic presidential candidate used the phrase to describe violent gang members after the 1994 anti-crime bill passed. Brooklyn Reps. Yvette Clarke...

Additional Staff Added to Maryland High School After Student’s Essay Calls for the Killing...

A high school student in Maryland has attracted national attention for his racist essay and tweet. The student was required to write a satirical essay imitating Jonathan Swift’s "A Modest Proposal." The book is...

Former ‘Apprentice’ Star Bashes Donald Trump for “Stroking Flames of Our Worst Demons”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1eFdzE0fT0 Friday morning, former "The Apprentice" contestant Kwame Jackson condemned his former boss, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Jackson and the group of ex-"Apprentice" stars who back him believe Trump is not a good fit for...

Iowa Police Investigating Cross-Burning Hate Crime Done by ‘Cowards’

Police in Dubuque, Iowa are investigating a hate crime that occurred in a Black neighborhood Wednesday morning. Two burned crosses were discovered outside of a home in the area. KWWL reports that between 4 and 5...

Azealia Banks Drags Wale, Accuses Black Men of Selling Black Women into Slavery

Controversial rapper Azealia Banks tore into fellow hip-hop artist Wale Wednesday after he took aim at Banks' comments on Black men and Black media. The 24-year-old said on Twitter that she doesn't feel protected...

Study: Racial Discrimination to Blame for HBCUs Paying Thousands More Than White Institutions to Issue...

It costs more to issue bonds at a historically Black college than it does at a white college. Many historically Black institutions are financially weaker than predominantly white schools, and racial discrimination is to...

Watch: Daily Show’s Jessica Williams Tackles Serious Issue of ‘Sexual Racism’ in Hilarious Skit

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Get More: The Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,The Daily Show Video Archive A segment on "The Daily Show" explores the racial biases people have in online dating....

California Sen. Isadore Hall Wants State’s Equal Pay Law to Include Race, Ethnicity

A state senator is looking to expand a new California law, which calls for equal pay between genders, to also include race and ethnicity. Democratic Sen. Isadore Hall has made a proposal that asks racial...

Usher Discusses Police Brutality and Using His Status ‘For Something Other Than Wealth’ at...

R&B singer Usher held a discussion Tuesday on social injustice and Black artist activism at Georgia State University. During the talk, sponsored by music streaming service Tidal, Usher revealed his thoughts on police brutality,...

Watch: White Kentucky Politician Loses His Cool in Bizarre Exchange Over Councilwoman Attending Black...

WDRB 41 Louisville News Kentucky Councilman Bill Buckman had an angry reaction after Councilwoman Kecia Copeland requested reimbursement for work with the Kentucky Black Caucus. His remarks were captured on video at a Bardstown city council...

Kobe Bryant’s Record-Setting Finale Puts a Smile on Kanye West’s Face

Kobe Bryant's last game managed to put a smile on Kanye West's face as the L.A. Lakers player scored 60 points to win the game. The Staples Center was sold out as the crowd...

Watch: Tavis Smiley Drags Bill O’Reilly for ‘White Supremacist Language’ in Defense of Trump

PBS host Tavis Smiley took aim at Bill O'Reilly and Donald Trump after the Fox host defended Trump's political stance through racial stereotypes. Smiley spoke with MSNBC Wednesday and said O'Reilly and the Republican...

New Hotels to Replace Historic Black Indianapolis Church that Was Part of Underground Railroad

The oldest Black church in Indianapolis has been sold to make way for two new hotels this summer. The demise of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church marks the end of Indiana Avenue, a historic...

Lawyers for Charleston Shooter Say They Aren’t Prepared, Want State Death Penalty Trial Delayed

The lawyers for a Charleston, South Carolina shooter asked to delay his trial for the murder of nine people. Dylann Roof's legal team says the death penalty trial date of July 11 does not allow...

Snoop Dogg Unleashes Profanity-Riddled Tirade Against ‘Racist’ Arnold Schwarzenegger

In an Instagram video, Snoop Dogg calls out former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for the 2005 execution of Stanley “Tookie” Williams. Snoop was a friend of Williams and says Schwarzenegger showed favoritism by allowing Esteban Nunez to go...

Photos Go Viral of Aerospace Engineer Grad Who Hopes to Change Perception of Black...

After posting graduation photos on Twitter, an aerospace engineering graduate from Georgia has gone viral a year after she met President Barack Obama. Tiffany Davis, a Black woman, is set to graduate from the School...

One Year Later, Rachel Dolezal Moves on from ‘Challenging’ Period to Release Book on...

Rachel Dolezal says she still identifies as a Black woman upon announcing she is writing a book on racial identity. The former Spokane, Washington NAACP chapter president made headlines last year after she claimed to be...

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