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James Comey

James Comey Faces Crowd of Angry Protesters During Howard University Speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5PD2yeMyRs   Former FBI Director James Comey was met with a sea of deafening chants and boos during a speech at Howard University on Friday, Sept. 22, as several students gathered to protest his new role...
Black Investment Firm

Black-Owned Investment Firm Gets Green Light on $700M Redevelopment Project for South Central L.A....

After an eight-year push for approval, a Black-owned real estate investment firm finally got the "go ahead" on plans to redevelop the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in South Central Los Angeles. The city's planning commission...
Mississippi Teacher Fired

Mississippi Teacher Fired Over Facebook Post Telling Blacks to ‘Move Back to Africa’

A Mississippi teacher has been relieved of her duties after a racist message appeared on her Facebook page. The South Panola School District fired second-grade teacher Cammie Rone this week following an investigation into a...
Cornell University

Cornell University Frat Closes After Black Student Assaulted in Possible Hate Crime

A Cornell University fraternity will close "indefinitely" in the wake of an alleged racially motivated attack at the Ivy League school. Board members with the Psi Upsilon fraternity on Tuesday, Sept. 19, announced immediate plans...
Rapper Offset

Rapper Offset Launches $500K Fundraiser for American Cancer Society to Honor His Grandmother

Rapper Offset, of the award-winning Atlanta hip-hop group Migos, is looking to aid the fight against cancer in a big way. With the help of fellow artists, corporate sponsors and loving fans, the rapper...
Black Comics

New Encyclopedia of Black Comics Is a Peek Into the World of Black Comic...

The newly published Encyclopedia of Black Comics (Fulcrum, 2017) is something the world has never seen before. That's because nothing like it existed before Rider University professor Sheena C. Howard co-wrote and edited the literary ode...
St. Louis Officer

St. Louis Officer Accused of Posting Meme Calling BLM ‘The Klan with a Tan’

KMOV.com   The St. Louis Police Metropolitan Department has launched an investigation after one of its officers was accused of posting a Facebook meme calling Black Lives Matter demonstrators "domestic terrorists." Officer Deron Riley reportedly posted the...
Racial Economic Equality

Study: Wealthy Whites Have Skewed Perception of Racial Economic Equality

Wealthy white Americans grossly overestimate progress toward racial economic equality despite clear evidence of persistent gaps between Black and white U.S. workers when it comes to wealth and annual income, a new Yale University...

Colin Kaepernick Donates $25K to Nonprofit Aimed at Helping DACA Recipients

Former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick has put up millions of dollars in his own money to support community service and organizing efforts, recently gave a grant to help immigrant youth impacted by...
PwC

Black, Asian Employees at Top Accounting Firm Paid 13 Percent Less Than Other Workers

Recent data from multi-national accounting firm PwC revealed that its Black, Asian and minority ethnic workers in the United Kingdom are paid less, 13 percent less to be exact, than other employees at the...

Congress Drags Its Feet on Renewing Funds for Health Clinics Serving Poor, Uninsured Americans

The clock is ticking for Congress to renew federal funding for thousands of community health clinics across the country, but the legislation that would do just that hasn't even made it onto the congressional...
Black-owned bank

Chicago to Deposit $20M In City’s Last Surviving Black-Owned Bank

Chicago officials are joining the nationwide push to #BankBlack by entrusting millions of dollars to the city's last Black-owned lender. City treasurer Kurt Summers announced Monday, Sept. 18, that Chicago would pump $20 million in...
Jason Stockley

Acquitted Officer Jason Stockley Doubles-Down on His Innocence In New Interview

Former St. Louis officer Jason Stockley, who was acquitted of murder last week in the fatal shooting of an African-American man, finally broke his months-long silence and maintained his innocence in the wake of...
$15M Verdict

Judge Orders Mediation In Dispute Over $15M Verdict In Police Shooting of Unarmed Black...

A hefty $15.1 million jury verdict against the Lakewood Police Department in Washington, its chief and two officers for the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man was the result of prejudicial "racially charged...
Rikers Guard

Judge Sentences Former Rikers Guard Who Kicked Sick Inmate to Death to 30 Years

A former corrections officer at New York's Riker's Island jail was sentenced to 30 years in jail on Wednesday, Sept. 13, for violating the civil rights of an ailing inmate. Ex-guard Brian Coll, 47, was...
Cop acquitted

Ex-St. Louis Cop Acquitted In Black Man’s Death, Local Leaders Weigh In

A judge has found former St. Louis cop Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a Black man killed following a police chase six years ago. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge...
Kenneka Jenkins

Surveillance Footage Shows Kenneka Jenkins Walking Into Hotel Freezer Alone, Activist Says

  Four days after 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in the walk-in freezer of a Chicago-area hotel, police have released surveillance footage to her mother showing the moments before her daughter disappeared. Rosemont police said...
Jefferson Statue

Protesters Cover University of Virginia’s Jefferson Statue, Announce List of Demands

NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather   Dozens of protesters gathered at the University of Virginia this week and denounced white supremacy by shrouding a statue of slave owner and founding father Thomas Jefferson. Close...
U.K. Police Officer

UK Police Officer to Black Man: ‘You’d Be the First One I’d Shoot If...

A U.K. police officer has been placed on administrative duty after he was caught on camera telling a Black man, "You'd be the first one I'd shoot if I had a gun." The video, posted...
Missouri Man Shoots Girlfriend

Missouri Man Shoots Girlfriend by Mistake — Then Blames Imaginary Black Man

A Missouri man awaiting a rape trial allegedly shot his girlfriend by accident, then blamed it on a mysterious Black man police believe he made up. Aaron Zumwalt, 28, was visiting a friend's house in...
black women gun owners

Locked & Loaded: Black Women In Chicago Arming Themselves As Crime Rate Soars

Spurred by surging crime rates and increased concern for their safety, more Black women in Chicago are arming themselves and getting their hands on concealed-carry permits. The Windy City is experiencing a burgeoning new trend...

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