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Fliers Urge Black Chicagoans to Report Their Undocumented Latino Neighbors

A Chicago alderman is speaking out after fliers encouraging African-American residents to report suspected undocumented immigrants were posted in neighborhoods across the city. Raymond Lopez, alderman of Chicago's 15th Ward, has condemned the "racist" fliers,...

Foul Play Suspected in Death of Black Prosecutor Found On Florida Beach

Police are investigating the mysterious death of a federal prosecutor whose body was found washed up on a beach in Hollywood, Fla., Wednesday, May 24. Police identified the deceased man as 37-year-old Beranton Whisenant Jr., who...

New Orleans Principal Fired After Wearing Nazi Rings, Participating In Confederate Monument Protests

A New Orleans charter school principal is out of a job after a video surfaced of him sporting a handful of rings associated with the white nationalist and Nazi movements. Crescent Leadership Academy Principal Nicholas...

Miss Black Texas 2016 Says She Was Wrongfully Arrested, Called a ‘Black B—h’ by...

The winner of Miss Black Texas 2016 is calling for the firing of a local police chief who she claims harassed and berated her before wrongfully taking her into custody. In a Twitter post Tuesday,...

Millionaire Trump Supporter Fined Just $50 After Sexually Assaulting Black Hotel Maid

A bigwig millionaire got away with nothing more than a slap on the wrist last month after groping a Black hotel maid while in town for President Donald Trump's inauguration. On April 11, Independent Stave...

Did Ben Carson Just Suggest People Can Think Themselves Out of Poverty?

For Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, poverty is simply an issue of mind over matter. "I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind," Carson said during a SiriusXM...

‘I Feel Wonderful’ Says Philadelphia Man Exonerated After Serving 24 Years In Prison

A Philadelphia man was all smiles Tuesday, May 23, as he walked out of prison just hours after being exonerated of a murder he didn't commit. Shaurn Thomas, who's spent the past 24 years of his...

NFL Finally Eases Rules on End-Zone Celebrations

Once dubbed the "No Fun League," the NFL will finally loosen its restrictions on the way players celebrate in the end zone. The much-welcomed announcement came Tuesday, May 23, when league officials noted three key...

Judge Revokes Man’s Probation, Even Though Jury Found Him Not Guilty of the Crime...

Despite being found not guilty of armed robbery, a Georgia man is set to spend the next five years of his life behind bars after a judge revoked his probation sentence for an earlier...

SÜPRMARKT: 26-Year-Old Howard Alum Launches Low-Cost Organic Grocery Store In L.A.

Fed up with taking a nearly two-hour bus ride every time she wanted to buy healthy, vegan food, Los Angeles native Olympia Auset decided it was time she took matters into her own hands. Cue the...

NYPD Commish, Yankees, Others to Skip Puerto Rican Day Parade Over Decision to Honor Oscar Lòpez...

NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill is refusing to march in next month's Puerto Rican Day Parade, which will honor pardoned political prisoner and nationalist Oscar Lòpez Rivera. "I usually do march in most of the parades with...

Honor Roll Student Barred from Graduation Over Shirt That Showed Her Shoulders, Collarbone

The college future of a Hickory Ridge High School senior could be in jeopardy after she was suspended for wearing a slightly off-the-shoulder shirt that showed her collarbones. Summer, an honor roll student at the Harrisburg,...

SCOTUS Rejects Two Republican-Drawn Congressional Districts In North Carolina, Cites Racial Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court on Monday, May 22, rejected two congressional redistricting maps in North Carolina, ruling that race played too much of a role in how lawmakers drew district lines. Republicans in the North Carolina legislature...

Miss. Lawmaker Who Said Louisiana Leaders Who Removed Confederate Monuments ‘Should Be Lynched’ Apologizes

Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver (R) has said he's sorry for a Facebook rant calling for the lynching of Louisiana lawmakers who supported the removal of Confederate monuments. In an emailed statement, Oliver said, "I...

Mass. School That Punished Twins for Braid Extensions Suspends Policy for Rest of Year

Amid widespread backlash, the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School Board in Malden, Mass., unanimously voted to end its controversial hair policy banning braided hair extensions at a meeting Sunday evening, May 21. The school debated its hair...

Alleged White Supremacist Fatally Stabs Black Bowie State University Student In Suspected Hate Crime

The FBI is investigating the murder of a Bowie State University student to determine whether his stabbing death was a hate crime, authorities said Sunday, May 21. University of Maryland student Sean Christopher Urbanski, 22, has...

Black-Owned Construction Company Awarded Contract to Replace Flint Water Pipes

A Black-owned construction company in the heart of Flint, Mich., is slated to play a key role in the city's recovery following a crippling water contamination crisis. W.T. Stevens Construction, a minority- and woman-owned business...

Officers Charge New York MTA Token Booth Clerk After He Refused to Aid Cops...

A 27-year MTA veteran was jailed Tuesday, May 16, after refusing to open a security gate for uniformed NYPD officers chasing a shoplifting suspect, the New York Daily News reported. The alleged thief ran into...

Senate Slated to Vote On Bill That Could Limit the Power the First Black...

The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to limit the powers of Dr. Carla Hayden, a 40-year veteran of libraries and the first African-American and female librarian of Congress. Now, the Senate is slated...

White Alabama Lawmaker Apologizes, Swears He Never Meant for Anybody to Interpret Monkey Email...

A white Alabama lawmaker is under fire after forwarding an offensive email that his Black colleagues have denounced as racist. Republican Rep. Lynn Greer of Rogersville, Ala., has since apologized for an email he sent...

Here’s What Sen. Kamala Harris Had to Say About The Way We Discuss the...

California Sen. Kamala Harris isn't here for the racialized double standard when it comes to discussions surrounding the crack epidemic of the '80s and early '90s and the opioid crisis of today. During a talk...

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