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New Jersey College Defends Decision to Fire Professor After Her Heated Debate on Fox...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJM-UsidVvk&feature=youtu.be A New Jersey college has defended the firing of an African-American adjunct professor who engaged in a racially charged war of words with Fox News' host Tucker Carlson on national TV earlier this month. Citing...

D.C. Councilmember Outraged After Police Handcuff Black Teens for Selling Bottled Water

Images of three African-American teens handcuffed by U.S. Park Police for selling bottled water on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., last week made its rounds on social media, sparking outrage among critics who...

BLM Activists Disrupt Minnesota Pride Parade to Protest Inclusion of Police In Wake of Castile Verdict

The 2017 Twin Cities Pride Festival was off to a great start this weekend, as over 150,000 people packed downtown Minneapolis to celebrate the Pride parade and all things LGBTQ. The fun was over before...

N.J. State Assembly Passes Bill Requiring Schools to Teach Students How to Talk to...

A Black Lives Matter branch in Paterson, N.J., is urging residents to sign its petition calling for a 'No' vote on a new bill that would mandate schools to teach students how to interact...

St. Louis Police Claim ‘Friendly Fire’ Incident After White Cop Shoots Black Off-Duty Officer

An off-duty cop was wounded by a fellow officer following a high-speed chase that ended near the off-duty officer's home in St. Louis' North Pointe neighborhood late Wednesday. Local station Fox 2 Now reported that...

Police Determine ‘Noncredible’ Threat After Professor’s Social Media Comments Prompts Closure of Connecticut College

A college campus in Hartford, Conn., was closed Wednesday, June 21, as police moved in to investigate multiple nonspecific threats allegedly made by a staff member at the school. Hartford Police and the Trinity College...

Arab Leaders Call Out Their Own Community for Negative Attitudes, Bigotry Toward African-Americans

https://youtu.be/X44NUijWeSI While Arabs and African-Americans seemingly share a common struggle against the power structure that is white supremacy, it's no secret that the two groups have a less-than-ideal relationship. Former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib experienced the...

Jury In Philando Castile Case Packed with White, Middle-Aged, Gun-Loving Police Supporters

A detailed look at the jurors in the criminal case against former Minnesota officer Jeronimo Yanez offers new insight into how the cop who fatally shot Philando Castile managed to get off scot-free. A piece...

Black College Suspends Professor After On-Air War of Words with Fox News Host

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsRyYr7XuVI A New Jersey professor claims she was "publicly lynched" after she was suspended "until further notice" following an on-air feud with Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Former Essex County College professor Lisa Durden got into...

Black-Led Development Project Aims to Bring Displaced African-Americans Back Into Seattle’s Central District

This past weekend, a coalition of Black community groups in Seattle, Wash., commemorated Juneteenth with the ceremonial groundbreaking of a new affordable housing building project aimed at encouraging African-Americans to return to the city's...

Lack of Health Insurance Forces Friends of Pro-Trump Bodyguard Who Was Stabbed to Beg...

The bodyguard for a prominent white supremacist remains hospitalized after being stabbed nine times by two suspects following a pro-Trump rally over the weekend. Antonio Foreman, bodyguard for popular alt-right internet personality Tim "@BakedAlaska" Gionet,...

U.S. Children, Especially Black Ones, Far More Likely to Die Gun-Related Deaths Than Others...

At least 19 children in the U.S. are at risk of being killed or injured by gun violence on any given day, with African-American children facing the highest risk, according to a new study by...

Memorial for Slain Muslim Teen Set On Fire In Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., fire officials say the memorial for a Muslim teen found murdered after leaving a Virginia mosque last week was set on fire Wednesday, June 21, near Dupont Circle. Authorities said they arrived at the...

Eric Holder Considering Presidential Bid for 2020 Election, Sources Say

It's been more than two years since former Attorney General Eric Holder quit the Obama administration, but the seasoned lawyer is seemingly ready to step back into the political arena. Holder is now hoping to...

How Dallas Is Working to Diversify Its Schools Both Racially and Socioeconomically

For decades, schools across America remained separated by race, guaranteeing well-to-do white students a quality education while nonwhite students were remanded to second-rate learning institutions. Not much has changed since the Supreme Court's momentous...

Caught On Camera: Canadian Woman Goes On Racist Rant, Demands ‘White Doctor’ to Treat...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl5JKDIlsbU&feature=youtu.be Footage of a woman being openly racist and demanding a "white doctor" for her son at a Toronto-area clinic has gone viral, sparking national outrage. Her ranting and raving goes on for more than four...

Black Voter Turnout In Ossoff-Handel Runoff Could Be First Step In Turning Georgia from...

Why It's So Important That Black Voters Turn Out for Tuesday, June 20, marks the beginning of the end of Georgia's high-stakes special election, as voters head to the polls in what has shaped...

Pro-Trump Group Tries to Twist Former Pres. Obama’s Words In New Radio Ad for...

With just a day to go before Georgia's special election Tuesday, June 20, an outside group supporting President Donald Trump is trying its darnedest to sway support in favor of the Republican candidate. Great America Alliance,...

Audio of the Killing of Charleena Lyles by Seattle Police Paints a Disturbing Picture of the...

The Seattle Police Department has released dash cam audio of the fatal shooting of a 30-year-old Black woman in Magnuson Park over the weekend. Seattle police can be heard shouting "Get back! Get back!' before...

Nabra Hassanen: 17-Year-Old Muslim Girl Abducted and Killed After Leaving Virginia Mosque; Suspect in...

"" Police have found the remains of a missing 17-year-old Muslim girl who was assaulted and abducted early Sunday as she and a group of friends left late-night prayer at a mosque in Fairfax County,...

Controversy Over Philadelphia’s Racially Inclusive Pride Flag Highlights LGBTQ Community’s Problem with Racism

In an effort to recognize more faces within the LGBTQ community, Philadelphia unveiled a new, yet simple, version of the symbolic rainbow Pride flag this week, featuring two more colors to represent nonwhite queers. "We've...

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