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Unemployment rates decline for nearly every demographic

Despite Getting Educated, Voting More and Opening Businesses, Black Women Still Lag Behind Other...

Black women voted at higher rates than all other groups of men and women in the past two presidential elections, yet they remain underrepresented at every level of federal and state political office in...

Research Shows Trump’s Election May Have Negative Health Consequences

Researchers in an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, June 8, point to growing evidence that suggests racism as well as related stress and anxiety are on the rise...

Inmate Raped by Milwaukee County Jail Guard and Shackled During Childbirth Awarded $6.7 Million

A federal jury awarded $6.7 million on June 7 to a female inmate who was raped by a Milwaukee County Jail guard four years ago, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The jury determined that the...

Sudden Death of Interim President Bill Taggart Leaves Morehouse Family Stunned, Saddened

William J. "Bill" Taggart, 55, the interim president of Morehouse College, has died, the college announced on Wednesday, June 8. The cause of death was related to an apparent aneurysm, according to multiple news reports....

Texas Teacher Who Gave Student ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist” Award Loses Job

A Texas middle school teacher has lost her job after she was accused of giving students offensive mock awards, such as "Most likely to become a terrorist" and "Most likely to blend in with...
Black Lives Matter

A California Firefighter Is Fighting to Wear BLM Pin On His Uniform After He...

A firefighter in Eureka, Calif., is expected to make his case today, June 7, as to why he should be allowed to wear a Black Lives Matter pin on his uniform shirt. Matt McFarland, who...

Sen. Kamala Harris Shut Down by Committee Chairman While Grilling a Justice Department Official

"Is that a no?" In tense exchange, @KamalaHarris presses Dep. AG Rosenstein to give assurance special counsel has "full" independence. pic.twitter.com/H5pi0KP9cQ — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 7, 2017 In the middle of grilling a Justice...

BLM, NAACP, Local Groups Appeal to Arizona Governor to Remove 6 Confederate Monuments

Arizona doesn't immediately come up in discussions about the American Civil War, but the western state finds itself at the center of a new movement to remove Confederate monuments from their concrete and historical...

La. GOP Congressman Uses Facebook to Advocate for the Murder of All Islamic Suspects,...

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins of Louisiana appeared to double down on a controversial Facebook message he posted on June 4 in which he called for America to kill not just terrorists found guilty of...

Ben Carson Partially Clarifies Controversial Poverty Is A ‘State of Mind’ Comment

Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Ben Carson stood by his earlier controversial statement about poverty being a "state of mind" in a recent interview with NPR. The retired neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate sat...

NJ Family That Hit $429M Powerball Decides to Invest In Future of Trenton Residents

While many dream of escaping their challenges after winning the lottery, the Trenton, N.J., mother and her seven adult children who won the $429.6 million Powerball jackpot are establishing a foundation to help the city. Matriarch...

Flint Official Resigns After Using N-Word to Describe Residents Who Caused the Water Crisis

A Flint, Mich., official resigned his position after a recording of him blaming the recent water crisis on Black people, whom he described using the n-word, was made public. Michele Wildman, executive director of the...

Obama and Trump Butt Heads Over U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Deal

Former President Barack Obama issued a rare rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord his administration worked several years to broker. In statement released June 1 by the former...

Reformed Racist Gives Black Church Donation and Apology Letter

The Rev. Michael Sullivan of Greenville, S.C., surely has a newfound appreciation for the old proverb that the Lord works in mysterious ways, after his small, predominately Black church received a donation and apology...

New Poll Finds More Americans Favor Obamacare Than GOP’s Plan

The health care plan recently passed by House Republicans and praised by President Donald Trump is less popular among Americans than Obamacare, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll. The nonpartisan foundation's poll, released...

Trump’s Own Supporters and Others Will Bear Brunt of His ‘Heartless’ Changes to Food...

Poor and working class White and Black Americans who receive food stamps could be significantly hurt by President Donald Trump's planned changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for low-income people, commonly known...

N.J. Sen. Cory Booker’s Response to Jared Kushner’s Alleged Russian Ties Questioned

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker's response to recent news connecting Russia to President Donald Trump's son-in-law and aide, Jared Kushner, has been questioned by some following reports he received campaign donations from Kushner. During a...

Martin Luther King, Malcolm X Among Potential Figures Required for Study In Oxford University’s...

The University of Oxford plans to diversity its curriculum by requiring students to learn more about the history of Black, Asian and other nonwhite people at the prestigious British university, The Times reported. Beginning with the...
Desegregation laws in Little Rock Arkansas

Southern Schools Are Becoming More Segregated, Report Finds

A new report issued this week found that public schools in the South have become more racially segregated, 60 years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision that ruled segregated schools unconstitutional. The...
Guidance Letters

White House to Appeal Block of Muslim Travel Ban to Supreme Court

Following another defeat for President Donald Trump's revised Muslim travel ban in a federal appeals court on May 25, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the administration will appeal the court's ruling in a...

Trump’s Budget Raises Concerns for Black Americans

Before Donald Trump became president, he asked African-Americans on the campaign trail: "What do you have to lose?" Behind the question was a declaration that he would in particular help those struggling in inner...

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