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Arkansas Finally Recognizes That MLK, Jr. Should Not Share a Holiday with a Confederate...

The national holiday honoring the life and memory of beloved civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. will no longer be celebrated in conjunction with that of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a group...

Trump Hired Dozens of Senior Aides to Oversee Cabinet Departments, Monitor Secretaries’ Loyalty

A highly influential clique of senior aides installed by the White House have been charged with supervising U.S. Cabinet agencies to ensure secretaries' loyalty, according to officials affiliated with or close to the Trump...

FBI Director: There’s ‘No Information’ to Support Trump’s Bogus Wiretapping Claims

FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday, March 20, that there was "no information" to support President Donald Trump's claims that ex-POTUS Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the election. "We have no information to support...

Kenya Barris on Charge That ‘black-ish’ Is Now Too Focused on Race: ‘I’m Okay with...

Critically acclaimed writer and producer Kenya Barris, most famously known as the creator behind ABC's smash-hit comedy "black-ish," said he's unfazed by some the push back he's received from viewers who feel his show has...

Donna Brazile Says Leaking Town Hall Topics to Clinton Was a ‘Mistake I’ll Forever...

Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is finally coming clean about a mistake that got her ousted as a CNN contributor late last year. In an essay for Time published on Friday, March, 17, Brazile said...

EPA Approves $100M for City of Flint to Finally Fix Broken Water System

The city of Flint just scored another major victory in its fight for clean water. U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI), alongside Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) announced the Environmental Protection Agency's recent approval...

Tillerson Says Military Action Definitely ‘On the Table’ If N. Korea Keeps Testing Nuclear Missiles

Newly appointed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday, March 17, hinted at the Trump administration's plans to possibly take militarized action against North Korea as the communist nation threatens to bolster its nuclear...

Poll: Americans’ Concerns About Race Relations Reaches Record High

Forty-two percent of Americans say they worry a "great deal" about race relations here in the United States, according to a new Gallup Poll released Wednesday, March 15. Worries about the issue rose seven...

New Florida State Attorney Refuses to Seek Death Penalty in Cop Killing Case; AG...

Florida's newly elected state attorney announced Thursday, March 16, her refusal to seek the death penalty under any case during her administration, sparking outcry from the state's law enforcement community. New Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis...

Trump’s Trillion-Dollar Budget Would Severely Slash Public Programs, Bolster Defense Spending

President Donald Trump's latest budget proposal is slated to upend the nation's priorities by siphoning billions of dollars to national defense while slashing much-needed funding to programs for foreign aid, government assistance and the...

Mark Zuckerberg — Whose Company Only Has 145 Black Employees — Talks to HBCU...

As part of his 50-state tour across the country, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stopped by the historically Black North Carolina A&T State University on Monday, March 13, to talk with students about the world...

New Initiative Sponsors 100 HBCU Students to Attend SXSW Tech Conference

In a push to get more Black Americans involved in the world of tech, a slew of organizations have teamed up with South by Southwest Conventions and Festivals to help more than 100 African-American...

‘Negligent’ 911 Dispatcher In Tamir Rice Case Suspended for Eight Days, Rice’s Mom Not...

A 911 dispatcher who answered the frantic call that ultimately led to the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice outside a Cleveland rec center has been suspended for eight days, the Associated Press reported. In...

White Nationalist Ramp Up Recruitment Efforts with Posters on GW University Campus Proclaiming ‘America...

White supremacists are at it again in their efforts to recruit young, impressionable college students, this time on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Signs touting America as an "all white nation"...

Ex-Cop Darren Wilson Admits Using N-word But Says It Was Only In Line of...

Former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, used the N-word to describe Black people, according to a court filing introduced in a civil suit against the...

Why Is No One Talking About the Black, Latina Teens Missing from D.C.?

A series of viral tweets putting a spotlight on the 10 Black and Latina girls gone missing from the Washington, D.C., area in just two weeks has sparked major concern among social media users. The...

Study: Misperceptions About Black Men’s Size, Strength Lead Many to Believe Police Are Warranted...

White people perceive young African-American men to be heavier, stronger and more dangerous than young white men of similar size, according to a newly released study. The new research, published by the American Psychological Association...

Blacks, Latinos ‘Will Be Fighting Each Other’ Before Overtaking Whites, Rep. Steve King Says

U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is at it again. Just days after making xenophobic remarks about Muslim immigrants on Twitter, King hopped on the radio and suggested that African-Americans and Latinos will "be fighting themselves"...

Raphael Bostic Becomes First African-American to Head Regional Federal Reserve Bank

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta just announced Southern Cal associate professor Raphael Bostic as its new president, making him the first African-American to head one of the Fed's 12 regional banks. Bostic, 50, will start...

Republicans Largely Quiet After Rep. Steve King Basically Advocates for White Nationalism

U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), known for his xenophobic views against anyone who isn't white, Christian or American-born, is in hot water after tweeting a message seemingly in support of white nationalism. King's remarks...

N.J. Parents Demand Explanation for Fifth-Graders’ Slave Auction Posters

Parents in South Orange, N.J., are outraged after learning of a "grossly insensitive" history assignment in which fifth-grade students were asked to draw slave auction posters. Now, school district officials are scrambling to plan...

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