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Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day: New Exhibit Honors Contributions of Black Americans In U.S. Military

A new exhibit at Troy University's Rosa Park Museum is celebrating the noble service of African-American men and women during World War II. The "EO 9981: Escaping Jim Crow" gallery, which opened Thursday, Nov. 9,...
Historic Black Community

Black Businessman Uses $52 Million Lottery Winnings to Revive Historic African-American Community

After hitting a $52 million jackpot in 2010, a South Florida businessman used his winnings to start his very own real estate company. Now he's looking to invest that money back into a downtown...

Harlem Preschooler Dies Following Severe Allergic Reaction to Grilled Cheese

A Harlem preschool is closed until further notice after a 3-year-old boy died as a result of a severe allergic reaction. Little Elijah Silvera went into anaphylactic shock Friday, Nov. 3, after an adult at...
Confederate Flag

Go Back to Africa’: NJ Student Group’s Silent Protest Sparks Racist Response from Classmates

Racial tensions reached a fever pitch at Gloucester Institute of Technology in New Jersey last week after a group of students sported Confederate flag shirts and used racial slurs against classmates who were protesting...
Taylor Swift

ACLU Argues Blogger Who Linked Taylor Swift to White Supremacists Was Just Exercising Her...

The ACLU of Northern California is pushing back after singer Taylor Swift and her attorney spewed "meritless legal defamation threats" against a local blogger who published a story linking the "Bad Blood" songstress to...
Black Blood Donors

‘You Can Stop Calling Us Racist’: U.K. Blood Service Schools Critics In Online Appeal...

A mere 1 percent of people who donate blood in England are Black, according to NHS Blood and Transplant. With a percentage point that low, it is no wonder the national blood service crafted...
Richard Spencer

Alt-Right’s Richard Spencer Tries to Whitesplain the ‘Benefits’ of Slavery to Black Journalist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puJ-arJgkZU Alt-right leader Richard Spencer claimed slavery was beneficial to Black folk, yet he wasn't able to hold his argument too well when challenged by a fiery Black journalist from Britain. Gary Younge, editor-at-large for U.K....
Air Force Academy

Say It Ain’t So: Black Student Is Behind Racial Slurs Found at Air Force...

A U.S. Air Force Academy cadet candidate once thought to be the target of racist hate at the school was in fact the vandal who scrawled racial slurs on the whiteboards outside the dorms...
Georgia Teacher

Georgia Teacher Gets the Boot After Threatening to ‘Put a Bullet’ In Black Student’s...

A Georgia teacher has been placed on administrative leave after footage of him verbally threatening an African-American student surfaced this week. Now, the student's mother wants him gone for good. Parent April Carr said the...
New York Officer Acquitted

New York Cop Found Not Guilty In Road Rage Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

A New York City officer was acquitted Monday, Nov. 6, in the off-duty shooting that left an unarmed man dead after a late-night road rage incident last summer. A jury of seven women and five...
Google Black Youth

Black-Owned Hidden Genius Project Gets $1M Grant from Google

Google just took another huge step in its efforts to boost diversity in the tech world. On Oct. 27, the tech giant announced a $1 million grant to The Hidden Genius Project, an Oakland-based group...
Little Miss Flint

Ten-Year-Old Little Miss Flint Awarded $25,000 Scholarship to Central Michigan University

https://youtu.be/5B3sRQDGzA8   Ten-year-old Amariyanna "Mari" Copeny, better known as Little Miss Flint, received quite the surprise this week after she was gifted with a $25,000 scholarship to attend Central Michigan University. Copeny, whose heartfelt letter helped bring...

Black St. Louis Leaders Call on Supporters to Boycott Target in Wake of Officer’s...

Black faith leaders in St. Louis are calling for supporters for to boycott more than a dozen businesses, including Target and a local grocery store chain ahead of the holiday shopping season. The group's call...
It's OK to be White

‘It’s OK to be White’ Signs, Pop Up on College Campuses

Posters proclaiming "It's OK to be White" have been spotted on college campuses and city streets across the U.S. this week, sparking outrage and fueling racial tensions as intended. The signage, prompted by a comment...
Black Voter Turnout

In Wake of Charlottesville Violence, Activists Eye Spike In Black Voter Turnout In Virginia

All eyes will be on Virginia come Tuesday, Nov. 7, as Democratic activists expect a surge in Black voter turnout in the upcoming gubernatorial race fueled by fallout over this summer's white nationalist rally...
N.J. Police Chief fired

Feds Arrest Former N.J. Police Chief Who Said Black People Were ‘Like ISIS,’ Made...

A retired New Jersey police chief who compared Black Americans to the terror group ISIS and said he'd "like to be on the firing squad" to "mow 'em down" was arrested on federal hate...
future farmers organization

National Future Farmers Organization Elects Its First African-American Female President

A California State University student just made history as the first African-American woman to be elected president of the Future Farmers of America organization. Fellow delegates elected agricultural education major Breanna Holbert to the coveted...
Miami Firefighters Fired

Miami Firemen Terminated After Placing Noose Over Black Colleague’s Photo, Drawing Lewd Pictures

A Miami fire chief is standing behind his decision to fire six firefighters accused of placing a noose on a Black colleague's family photo and drawing lewd images on a photo of his wife. City...
Int'l African-American History Museum

Charleston’s Int’l African-American Museum Receives Another $500K Donation

After receiving a $500,000 pledge from Wells Fargo just last month, Charleston's International African-American Museum has another $500,000 in its pocket thanks to a generous donation from two local leaders and their families. Shawn Jenkins...
Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile: Clinton Took Over the DNC, Robbed Sanders of the Nomination

Hillary Clinton's campaign had an "unethical" fundraising agreement with the Democratic National Committee that may have disadvantaged political opponent and fellow Democrat Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), according to former interim chairwoman Donna Brazile. In an...
Fox News Black Judge

Surprise, Surprise: Fox News Smears Black Judge Presiding Over Manafort Case, Digs Up Son’s...

Fox News was slammed this week after what critics saw as the network's attempt to sully the credibility of a Black female judge presiding over the case of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort. U.S....

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