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Missouri Man Shoots Girlfriend

Missouri Man Shoots Girlfriend by Mistake — Then Blames Imaginary Black Man

A Missouri man awaiting a rape trial allegedly shot his girlfriend by accident, then blamed it on a mysterious Black man police believe he made up. Aaron Zumwalt, 28, was visiting a friend's house in...
black women gun owners

Locked & Loaded: Black Women In Chicago Arming Themselves As Crime Rate Soars

Spurred by surging crime rates and increased concern for their safety, more Black women in Chicago are arming themselves and getting their hands on concealed-carry permits. The Windy City is experiencing a burgeoning new trend...
Racist Facebook Post

Detroit Businessman Uses Slur In Racist Facebook Post About Fans Protesting National Anthem

A Detroit businessman has closed up shop and deleted his Facebook account after using a racial slur against two Detroit Lions fans who refused to stand for the national anthem. David Doptis, owner of a...
All Lives Splatter Meme

Washington State Sheriff Issues Apology After Offensive ‘All Lives Splatter’ Meme

A Washington state sheriff has apologized after a meme featuring a group of protesters being rammed with a car and the caption "All Lives Splatter" was posted to his county's Facebook account. "Nobody cares about...
Black Police Union

Black Police Union Calls for Ex-St. Louis Officer Jason Stockley to be Convicted of...

https://youtu.be/m28pKLyHbFM A St. Louis police union representing the city's Black officers on Tuesday, Sept. 12, called for a conviction in the first-degree murder case of former patrolman Jason Stockley. In a YouTube video posted this week, board...

Family of Chicago Teen Kenneka Jenkins Suspect Foul Play In Young Woman’s Death

The family of a Chicago teen, Kenneka Jenkins is demanding answers after the young woman's body was discovered inside a hotel freezer over the weekend. Chicago authorities have begun reviewing surveillance footage and questioning witnesses...
U.C. Berkeley Officer

Video Shows U.C. Berkeley Officer Taking Cash from Hot Dog Vendor’s Wallet While Issuing...

A viral video showing a U.C. Berkeley cop ticketing a hot dog vendor, then emptying his wallet has sparked outrage. Berkeley alum Martin Flores, the man who uploaded the video to Facebook, was leaving a...
Florida Pizza Hut

Florida Pizza Hut Manager Threatens to Punish Employees Fleeing Irma, Sparking Backlash

A Pizza Hut in Jacksonville, Fla., is facing backlash after threatening to punish employees looking to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma. In a note gone viral on social media, the Florida location of the popular...
Columbus Police

Kicking, Punching Allowed: That’s the Word from Ohio PD After Brutal Assault

  Cell phone video posted to social media this week appears to show Columbus police kicking and punching a suspect during an arrest at a neighborhood market. The video, taken by bystanders inside the store, shows...
Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe Denies Assaulting Model, Claims She Was Attacked with a...

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has denied reports that she assaulted a South African model in a Johannesburg hotel suite last month, saying she acted in self-defense after she was threatened with a knife. Mugabe...
Attempted Hanging

Activists Frustrated by Lack of Information On Attempted Hanging Incident Involving Biracial Child

Local activists and community members in Claremont, N.H., are demanding answers from police after allegations that a biracial child was badly hurt in a racially motivated incident late last month. The parents of an 8-year-old...
Black High School Quarterback

I Thought These Guys Were My Friends’: Black High School QB On Teammates Posing...

It's the photo seen 'round the nation: five Iowa students pictured sporting pointed white sheets reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan while posed next to a tiny burning cross. One boy waves the Confederate...
Malcolm Thorpe

I’m Resilient, I’m Here’: Young Malcolm Thorpe, 31, Makes Bid for Albany, N.Y., Common Council...

With the election for Albany’s next Common Council fast approaching, candidate Malcolm Thorpe is working hard to sell his passion and experience to local residents before they head to the polls to vote in...
US Limits Visas

U.S.-Africa Energy Summit Gets Canceled, Thanks to Dept. of State Visa Denials

A U.S.-Africa energy summit scheduled for late September has been canceled after several African invitees were denied visas, organizers announced this week. A notice sent to expected attendees on Wednesday, Sept. 6, stated that the...
Black Philly Cops

Black Philly Cops Allege ‘Racially Hostile’ Narcotics Unit In New Complaint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHsbO1LrIHc&feature=youtu.be   A group of Black Philadelphia cops have filed a complaint accusing supervisors of condoning a "racially hostile work environment in the Narcotics Unit." During a news conference at the Guardian Civic League headquarters Wednesday, Sept....
Rosalind Brewer

Starbucks’ Newest COO Rosalind Brewer Is First Woman, African-American to Hold Position

Starbucks has tapped former Sam's Club president and CEO Rosalind Brewer as its newest chief operating officer and group president, making her the first female and first Black American to grace the highest echelons...
Diversity at Bank

Discrimination Lawsuit by Black Brokers Leads Wells Fargo to Try a Different Tactic to...

Allegations of race-based discrimination have prompted megabank Wells Fargo to try a new diversity program aimed at creating a fairer workplace. As part of a $35.5 million settlement with a group of Black financial advisers,...
Black Immigrants

How America’s 565,000 Black Immigrants are Reacting to News of DACA Reversal

To the dismay of many, President Donald Trump this week chose to ax the federal program known as DACA, leaving thousands of young, undocumented immigrants in legal peril and at risk of being deported...
Black Lives Matter Surveillance

Documents Prove Police Illegally Surveiled BLM Activists, But New York Prosecutor Denies It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=ZhcCEAwdoXU A group of Black Lives Matter activists in Clarkstown, N.Y., is suing the town and chief of police over claims of racial profiling and illegal surveillance. A local prosecutor is denying the allegations, however,...
Kaepernick cartoon

Meet the Artist Behind the Colin Kaepernick Cartoon Gone Viral

From avid sports fans to civil rights activists and entertainers, the political cartoon of Colin Kaepernick kneeling with his signature fro in the shape of a big Black fist has been sported by almost...
Girls Auto Clinic

Get Under the Hood: Female-Run Auto Repair Shop Turns ‘Auto Heads’ Into Knowledgeable Car...

Women's dreaded trip to the mechanic is no longer a hassle thanks to the Girls Auto Clinic, a female-owned and -operated auto repair shop and beauty salon in Philadelphia, Pa. With women being the No. 1...

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