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Chicago Cop Who Beat Handcuffed Black Woman Accused of Collecting Racist Web Domains

  The city of Chicago is set to shell out the big bucks to a victim who allegedly suffered violence at the hands of police. Lawyers for local resident Patassa Johnson claim their client was badly...

Is This Licensing Company Trying to Scrub Muhammad Ali’s Muslim Faith from His Legacy?

Dubbed "The Greatest of All Time," legendary boxer Muhammad Ali is remembered as an avid humanitarian, civil rights champion and Olympic gold medalist. Ali was also unapologetically Muslim, and proud of it. However, this essential...

Former Staffers Charged in Distribution of Congressional Official’s Nude Photos, Cyberstalking Her and Husband

Two former staff members have been charged in the distribution of nude images and video of an elected member of Congress and her husband via social media, prosecutors and the U.S. Capitol Police announced...

British MP Suspended After Casually Dropping N-Word Slur During Brexit Panel Discussion

A British lawmaker has been suspended after a recording surfaced of her using a racial slur to describe the UK leaving the European Union without a deal. Anne Marie Morris, MP for the town of...

Despite Outrage, Aramis Ayala Says Questionable Traffic Stop Was ‘Consistent with Florida Law’

https://youtu.be/QxzOOugVwko Body cam footage of two Orlando Police Department officers pulling over Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala went viral this week, sparking heated debates over whether the stop was warranted. The video has gained millions of views...

Bethune-Cookman President, Dogged by Money Woes, DeVos Controversy, Announces Early Retirement

The president of Bethune-Cookman University has resigned, ending his contract nearly a year early amid a series of controversies involving school finances. President Edison O. Jackson told the university's board of trustees of his plans...

DeKalb Police Relaunch Investigation After Video Surfaces of Officer Beating Homeless Woman

https://youtu.be/B4CgEdA4-3Q An internal investigation into the DeKalb County Police Department has been relaunched after cellphone video of a homeless woman's violent arrest surfaced on social media this week. The disturbing video, recorded June 4, shows a...

Education Department’s Civil Rights Chief Says Most Sexual Assault Claims Can be Chalked Up...

The Department of Education's civil rights chief has apologized after saying 90 percent of campus sexual assault claims "fall into the category of 'we were both drunk'" and that the rights of the accused...

Expired and Fake Drugs Are a Huge Problem In West Africa, But This Senegalese Entrepreneur Has...

With the circulation of expired and counterfeit drugs on the rise, countries in West Africa have taken strides to keep the dangerous meds off the market. A recently launched start-up is now looking to...

Black-Owned Firm Earns Coveted Spot Among California’s Top 10 Law Offices

Black excellence abounds in Riverside, Calif., where the Law Offices of Zulu Ali was just named one of the 10 best law firms in the state by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. Boasting more...

New Arkansas Bill Requires Women to Seek Partner’s Consent Before Having Abortion, Cases of...

Women's access to abortion services has been kicked even further out of reach thanks to a new Arkansas bill forcing women to notify and get consent from their sexual partners prior to undergoing the...

Bureau of Labor Statistics Report Shows Black, White Unemployment Gap Has Shrunk to All-Time...

The persistent gap between the Black and white unemployment rates in America fell to a record low last month, according to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau's latest report revealed that,...

DOJ Actually Seeking Jail Time for Protester Who Laughed at Jeff Sessions’ Confirmation Hearing

Prosecutors with the Department of Justice are asking a D.C. judge to uphold the jury's "guilty" verdict against a female activist who was arrested for laughing during Attorney General Jeff Session's confirmation hearing earlier...

Study: Most Republicans Think Colleges Are Bad for the Country

For a large chunk of Republicans, colleges are having a less-than-positive impact on the country, according to new data from the Pew Research Center. The Pew study, conducted from June 8-18 among a national sample of...

Florida Couple Adopts Seven Siblings Divvied Up Between Several Foster Families

For Marianna, Fla., couple Dashoan and Sofia Olds, the longing to adopt children has always been on their hearts and minds. The couple did something truly remarkable however, when they decided to adopt not one,...

Nonwhite Business Owners In D.C. Just Got Extra Incentive to Open a Medicinal Marijuana...

Members of the D.C. Council have approved emergency legislation that would give local nonwhite businesses a leg up when applying for permits to operate medicinal marijuana dispensaries. The new law, passed on June 30, requires...

‘Permanently Disabled’ Baton Rouge Cop Sues Black Lives Matter for 2016 Police Ambush

A lawsuit filed in federal court in Louisiana last week claims Black Lives Matter and several of its leaders are to blame for the ambush on police that left three officers dead and three...

Officials Say South Carolina Inmate Likely Used Drone to Aid In Prison Escape

An inmate likely used wire cutters and a cellphone delivered via drone to bust out of a maximum security prison in South Carolina last week, Reuters reported. Inmate Jimmy Causey, 48, managed to escape the...

Royal Family Moves Beyond Claims of Discrimination, Selects Ghanaian Major As First Black Aide

The new personal assistant selected to serve as one of Queen Elizabeth's most-trusted aides also will go down in history as Britain's first Black equerry. Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah, a Ghanaian native who served in...

Study Finds Cities Rely More on Fines for Revenue When They Have More Black...

While the use of fines as revenue is common in most cities, a recent study found that the practice is strongly correlated with the share of Black people living in a given locale. The study,...

Complaint Alleges Little Rock Police Chief Discriminated Against Black Officers, Passed Them Up for...

Members of the Little Rock Black Police Officers Association sent a letter to the city's board of directors this week accusing Police Chief Kenton Buckner of racial discrimination. Organization members are finally speaking out after...

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