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Twitter provocateur and avid TV watcher whose writing has appeared on USA Today College, The Celebrity Café, and independent news site Mint Press News.

Hampton University President Condemns BET’s ‘The Quad’ for ‘Negative’ HBCU Portrayal

William R. Harvey, president of historically Black Virginia-based college Hampton University, scolded the new BET hit series "The Quad" for depicting academic life at HBCUs in an unfavorable light. Harvey penned a 3-page letter to...

White House Reporter April Ryan Responds to Trump’s Awkward Request: ‘I Will Not Convene,...

White House Veteran White House Correspondent April Ryan set the record straight following her strange exchange with President Donald Trump during a presser where he asked her to arrange a meeting with the Congressional...

Top 10 Most Segregated American Cities Are Considered the Most Liberal and Inclusive

Racial segregation in American cities isn't a new occurrence, but a 2013 study revealed that segregation rates in cities have remained relatively unchanged over the years. The study conducted by professors John Logan and...

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett, 4 Others Say They Won’t Be Political Pawns, Nix ‘Goodwill...

Israel suffered a major public relations blow after five of 11 NFL players scheduled to visit the nation as goodwill ambassadors decided to pass on the trip. Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett laid out...

Trump Asks Black Journalist to Arrange Meeting with CBC — ‘Are They Friends of...

https://twitter.com/shaunking/status/832310911784325120 Veteran White House Correspondent April Ryan got into a strange exchange with President Donald Trump after asking him about a Jan. 19 letter from the Congressional Black Caucus. During Thursday, Feb. 16, press conference, Trump...

Draymond Green Says Knicks Owner Has ‘Slave Master Mentality,’ Stephen A. Smith Disagrees 

Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green inserted himself into the ongoing feud between New York Knicks Owner James Dolan and former legendary Knicks player Charles Oakley, accusing Dolan of having a "slave master mentality." During...

New Edition Actor Responds to Backlash Claiming He’s Anti-Black Women

Actor Woody McClain from the recent hit BET biopic "New Edition Story" clapped back at critics for taking on old tweet out of context and accusing him of bashing Black women. During a Feb. 10...

Under Armor CEO Takes Out Full-Page Ad to Retract His Praise of Trump as...

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank wrote an open letter to the city of Baltimore that appeared as a full-page ad in The Baltimore Sun as damage control after calling President Donald Trump an "asset"...

Late Little Caesars Founder Quietly Paid Rosa Parks’ Rent for a Decade Until Her Death...

Following the death of Little Caesars founder and owner Mike Ilitch, news of his philanthropic efforts surfaced revealing that, among many other endeavors, Ilitch had assisted civil rights icon Rosa Parks financially for a decade. U.S....

Grammys President Thinks Chance the Rapper’s Win Proves There Isn’t Racism in Academy

Recording Academy President Neil Portnow denied allegations of racial bias during a recent interview with Pitchfork in wake of recent controversy surrounding British soul singer Adele's Album of the Year win over cultural icon Beyoncé. After...

The Real Reason for America’s Racial Wealth Gap Shocks Researchers

A new study called "The Asset Value of Whiteness: Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap" reveals that commonly accepted solutions to closing the gap are not effective. The study showed that white households have $13 to...

5 Things to Know About Oshun, Inspired by Beyoncé’s Grammy Performance

Beyoncé’s Grammy Performance Channels Oshun, Spotlights African Spirituality Beyoncé arguably dominated discussion surrounding this year's recent Grammys. Her performance was an obvious homage to the West African goddess/Yoruba deity Oshun. In many artistic representations, Oshun is depicted...

Parents Up In Arms Over L.A. School’s Slavery-Themed Math Assignment for 2nd-Graders

The Los Angeles United School District is taking administrative measures after parents expressed concerns over a math assignment that featured slavery, cotton picking and slave masters. Parent Kelly Gray was made aware of the math...

Asian Boss Wants to Know Why South Koreans Have Negative Views of Blacks, His...

Young South Koreans blame previous generations and misinformation coming from American media for their negative views on Black people living in the homogeneous Asian nation. In a series of man-on-the-street interviews conducted by Asian Boss, Koreans revealed...

St. Louis Radio Host Stands Firm After Insanely Racist Rant Against Waka Flocka, Won’t...

In wake of a racist tirade calling Atlanta artist Waka Flocka Flame a "greasy Black n----r," a St. Louis radio show host said he would apologize on the condition that the rapper stopping rapping...

Baltimore Teacher Exposes Racist Roots of Labels Like ‘Slow’ That Are Assigned to Black...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BP_UQgejvtM/?taken-by=valencia_valencia A Baltimore, Md., teacher turned a discussion about Brown v. Board of Education  into a lesson about how Black students in integrated classrooms were labeled "retarded" or "slow" because teachers were unable to relate...

Chris Hayes Gets More Than He Bargained for After Young Man Brilliantly Explains Violence...

Chicagoan Ja'Mal Green courageously took Mayor Rahm Emanuel to task for allegedly redirecting financial resources to wealthy parts of the city and neglecting the poorer, Blacker areas that need resources the most. Th outspoken audience...

10-Year-Old Texas Boy Takes After His Engineer Father with Brilliant Invention to Protect Children

A McKinney, Texas, 10-year-old has received a provisional patent for a device that he hopes will put an end to hot-car deaths around the country. Bishop Curry V decided to create his device "Oasis" after...

Van Jones Realized He Was Black After He Drunk a Coke with the Spit...

    Entertainers, media personalities and other Black public figures recalled heartbreaking racist encounters that made them aware that racism was real and that it could affect them. In a special Black History Month profile on CNN...

Engineer Uses First Paycheck to Start Fashion Line Celebrating African Culture

Detroit-based engineer Muktar Onifade is using his skills working as an engineer to create a fashion line that celebrates West African culture. The 26-year-old native Nigerian and General Motors calibration specialist said he was inspired...

Falsely Accused of Rape, Brian Banks Recounts How He Was Railroaded Into Prison by...

Former football standout Brian Banks reveals how an innocence kiss in a known makeout spot ruined his life for years and how his lawyer helped orchestrate it by telling him an all-white jury would convict him...

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