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Some Parents Angered as Trump Urges ‘Loyalty’ at Boy Scout Jamboree, Encourages Booing of...

President Donald Trump made quite the scene at the Boy Scouts of America's quadrennial Jamboree this week when he went off on a tangent about the lack of loyalty he's received in Washington, and...

Brooklyn Locals Protest New Bar Owner’s ‘Bullet Hole,’ ‘Forty-Ounce’ Promotions as Using Black Stereotypes...

https://youtu.be/-nOFBxfG7xs Protests erupted outside a new restaurant and bar in Brooklyn, N.Y., this past weekend over the shop owner's decision to use an alleged "bullet hole-ridden wall" and forty-ounce bottles of Rosé to advertise a cocktail. Dozens...

New Pentagon Study Warns That U.S. Empire Is ‘Collapsing’

A new eye-opening report from the Pentagon concluded that the U.S.-backed framework of international order established after World War II is slowly crumbling, putting the longtime superpower at risk of losing its position of...

Black Activists Urge Democrats to Put an African-American On 2020 Presidential Ticket

Democrats must strongly consider putting an African-American candidate on the ticket if they plan to win back the White House, a number of Black activists say. The issue stands to be a topic of concern...

White Patron Calls Out Michigan Bar for Charging Only Black Customers an Entry Fee

Customers of The Spot Bar & Grill in Roseville, Mich., claim the restaurant charges Black patrons a cover fee to enter, while white customers are allowed in for free. The issue made its rounds on...

Despite Usual Outspokeness Defending Actions of Officers, Minneapolis Police Union Tight-Lipped Following Justine Damond...

The fatal shooting of Aussie native Justine Damond by a Minneapolis police officer last week has sparked strong reactions — from city Mayor Betsy Hodges, to Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbul to all those...

Enslaved Man Who Taught Jack Daniel How to Make Whiskey Gets New Recognition

Dazzled by the story of a former slave's involvement in the making of the most popular whiskey brand in the U.S., a New York Times best-selling author made it her mission to honor that...

Tennessee Judge Offers Inmates Reduced Jail Time If They Get Vasectomy

In an effort to quell the rise of drug-addicted babies, a Tennessee judge is offering inmates an undoubtedly unique deal that some critics are calling unconstitutional. General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield signed a standing order...

Black Twitter Outraged That Attorney Dubs White Woman ‘Most Innocent Victim’ of Police Violence

Minneapolis police shooting victim Justine Damond is apparently the new poster child for police brutality, according to her family's lawyer, and Black folk are outraged. Twin Cities attorney Robert Bennett, hired by Damond's family members...

Florida Mayoral Candidate Goes On Racist Rant, Tells Activists to ‘Go Back to Africa’

A Florida mayoral candidate is under fire after spewing racist vitriol at a community forum this week where he told a group of pro-reparations activists to "go back to Africa." Video of candidate Paul Congemi's...

Trump Administration Runs Smear Campaign Against Obamacare — Using Obamacare Money

The Trump administration used taxpayer dollars meant to encourage enrollment in the Affordable Care Act on a public relations campaign designed to ruin public opinion of former President Obama's health care law, an exclusive...

Int’l African-American Museum’s New Genealogy Research Center Will Help Black People Trace Their Roots

Sticking to its mission of encouraging visitors to trace their family history, the International African-American Museum in Charleston, S.C., announced the launch of a new genealogical research center on Tuesday, July 18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2qK5EXlOhE&feature=youtu.be The IAAM Center...

Video Appearing to Show Cop Planting Drugs Sparks Probe; Baltimore Police Chief Already Offering...

Police and prosecutors in Baltimore are investigating following the release of body camera footage that the public defender's office says shows an officer planting drugs. The footage, released by the public defender's office Wednesday, July...

Black Woman Who Was First Female Bank Founder Gets Bronze Statue In Richmond — Right...

Hundreds of locals gathered in downtown Richmond, Va., on Saturday, July 15, to witness the unveiling of a statue honoring the nation's first woman to charter a bank — an African-American woman named Maggie...

Making America Hate Again: Anti-Muslim Crimes Rise an Astounding 91 Percent In 2017

A new report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations revealed that anti-Muslim hate crimes spiked a staggering 91 percent within the first six months of 2017 compared to the same time frame in 2016. The...

China Expanding Its Collaborative Efforts with Africa by Building Transportation Schools to Train Aviation...

China is upping its investment efforts in Africa by working to train the continent's next generation of transportation and aviation professionals. Plans to create five transportation universities and a China-Africa civil aviation school on the...

Nearly Seven Months Later, Toronto Cop Is Finally Charged In Vicious Beating of Black...

A Toronto police officer faces multiple charges in the brutal beating of a 19-year-old man that left him with several broken bones and a serious eye injury. Ontario's Special Investigations Unit charged Constable Michael Theriault...

Rep. John Lewis Painfully Relives the Horrors of the Racism He Suffered During Visit...

In an interview with CNN's David Axelrod, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) became emotional after listening to a simulation of the racist vitriol he suffered during a sit-in when he was a young activist with...

Black Minister Leaves Southern Baptist Convention Over Its Support of Trump, Alt-Right

In a scathing open letter published in The New York Times this week, an African-American minister announced his departure from the Southern Baptist Convention over the church's reluctance to denounce white supremacy and its...

Shoddy Bookkeeping Could Free Borrowers of Billions of Dollars In Student-Loan Debt

Thousands of students who took out private loans to help pay for college but struggled to keep up with the payments could have their debts wiped away, thanks to missing paperwork and incomplete ownership...

N.J. Man Out for a Meal with Family Catches Cop Illegally Searching His Car

Prosecutors in Paterson, N.J., are reviewing footage of a plainclothes law enforcement officer caught searching the trunk of a parked minivan, reportedly without permission. The undated video went viral after being posted to entertainment news...

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