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Against Prosecutor’s Wishes, Judge Sets $25,000 Bond for Teen Who Shot Cops Thinking They Were...

A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with a shooting that injured two Detroit police officers last weekend. Accused shooter Juwan Alexander Plummer entered a not-guilty plea at his arraignment Wednesday, April 19, after...

‘Unintelligible’ Donald Trump Rambles His Way Through AP Interview Discussing First 100 Days In Office

Just when you thought President Donald Trump was done feeding his chronic obsession with himself, he isn't. In an interview with the Associated Press on Friday, April 21, discussing his first 100 days in office, Trump bragged...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Why We Mustn’t Forget That Nearly 23 Percent of Sexual...

April marks the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time of year typically teeming with national campaigns highlighting the epidemics of rape and sexual abuse. Some may hold silent protests in a show of support...

Lawyers: Fox Execs Forced Black Employees to Partake In Arm Wresting Matches Reminiscent of...

Even with contested host Bill O'Reilly out of the picture, legal woes for the Fox News Network continue to pile up. The conservative news network faces new allegations of racism, as seven additional Black employees...

Ex-Trump Supporters File Suit, Say President Is Responsible for Violence They Inflicted On Black...

Donald Trump's blatant calls for violence at his campaign rallies have come back to bite him in the butt. An elderly veteran and a white supremacist, who were both once-vocal supporters of the new president,...

24 Years Later, Bank of America Finally Settles Discrimination Lawsuit Brought by Black Job...

Bank of America has agreed to pay $1 million in back pay and interest to more than 1,000 African-American job applicants, settling a nearly 24-year-old discrimination case involving its predecessor NationsBank, the U.S. Department...

Racist Miami State Senator Says He Used the Word ‘N-ggas’ as Slang, Not to...

Miami State Sen. Frank Artiles (R) is in hot water after he reportedly dropped the N-word in the presence of two Black colleagues during a late-night chat, the Miami Herald reported. While grabbing drinks at the...

Survey Finds Most Americans Believe Hard Work Will Take You Only So Far These...

Fewer Americans are buying into the naive notion that hard work and personal agency are all it takes to lead a successful life, according to a new poll. A recent survey by the Strong, Prosperous and...

Fox News Officially Severs Ties with Host Bill O’Reilly

Fox News has officially parted ways with longtime host Bill O'Reilly, the network announced Wednesday, April 19. O'Reilly's firing comes amid a slew of sexual harassment claims made by women who used to work for...

Death of NY Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam Is ‘Suspicious,’ NYPD Officials Say

Authorities are now calling the death of a prominent New York judge "suspicious." The body of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, was found floating along the Hudson River near Harlem earlier this month after a family member...

Georgetown University Invites Descendants of Enslaved Workers to Day of Repentance, Worship Service

In a continued effort to atone for its ties to slavery, Georgetown University hosted a worship service of remembrance and repentance on Tuesday, April 14, gathering the descendants of close to 100 enslaved workers who were...

Atlanta City Council Delays Vote on Pot Decriminalization — Again

Efforts to decriminalize pot possession in the City of Atlanta have been stifled yet again. Atlanta City Council members on Monday, April 17, voted 10-4 to send a proposal about decriminalizing the drug back to the Public...

This Arkansas Judge Spoke Out Against Lethal Injections, Now He’s Been Banned from Hearing...

The Arkansas Supreme Court has banned a prominent judge from handling any case related to the death penalty Monday, April 17, after that judge protested a string of executions slated to take place. In a...

Democrat Jon Ossoff Poses Political Threat to Trump, Republicans In Georgia’s District 6 Special Election

The anti-Trump brigade has a shot at victory Tuesday, April 18, as thousands of Georgians head to the polls to elect a new congressional representative for District 6. Despite running in a Republican-heavy field, Democrat...

Lost In the Uproar Over D.C.’s Missing Girls Is the Fact That Black Boys,...

Just last month, disturbing reports of multiple Black teenage girls reported missing from the Washington D.C. area sparked a nationwide outcry and a concerted effort to bring them home safely. Among the missing weren't just girls,...

Analysis: What the UN Could’ve Done to Protect Vulnerable Haitians Against Sexually Abusive Peacekeepers

Following the overthrow of Haitian President Bertrand Aristide in February 2004, the United Nations deployed nearly 900 "peacekeepers" to the tiny island nation in hopes of stabilizing the area during a time of chaos,...

All Lanes Blocked on I-20 West Bound After Highway Buckles

The City of Atlanta is literally falling apart. All lanes of I-20 West were blocked around 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 17, after an underground gas leak caused part of the highway to buckle, according to...

Atlanta School Board Chairman Talks Education, Improving Learning Outcomes for Black Youths

Improving educational outcomes for Atlanta's K-12 students not only depends on city and local leadership, it also relies on the willingness of those in the community to help. That was the key message Atlanta Board of...

89 Cases Involving Gwinnett County Cops Who Assaulted Black Motorist Are Thrown Out by...

The Gwinnett County Solicitor's Office has dismissed more than six dozen cases involving two Georgia officers fired for kicking and punching a Black driver during a traffic stop last week. Gwinnett County Solicitor-General Rosanna Szabo...

Researchers Find That Even Babies Are More Comfortable Around People of Their Same Race

Babies whose parents fail to introduce them to a variety of people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds early in life risk developing biases toward those who don't look like them, new studies suggest. Researchers...

Death of Trailblazing Black Judge Was Likely Suicide, Police Say; Conspiracy Theories Fly

The mysterious death of trailblazing New York Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was likely a suicide, according to law enforcement officials. Abdus-Salaam, whose body was found floating along the Hudson River Wednesday, April 12, was the first...

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