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Here’s What Sen. Kamala Harris Had to Say About The Way We Discuss the...

California Sen. Kamala Harris isn't here for the racialized double standard when it comes to discussions surrounding the crack epidemic of the '80s and early '90s and the opioid crisis of today. During a talk...

Flint City Council Agrees to End Policy Imposing Tax Liens On Homes with Unpaid...

Residents in Flint, Mich., will no longer face the threat of losing their homes due to unpaid water bills, thanks to a recent vote by the Flint City Council. Council members on Thursday, May 17,...

Black Alabama Judge Refuses to Step Down In Trail of White Officer Who Killed...

UPDATE: Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin has denied a defense request to recuse himself from the trail of the white Alabama cop who killed Black man Gregory Gunn. Earlier this week, attorney's for Montgomery officer...

Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Dead at 77, Family Says

Roger Ailes, the man who transformed the Fox News Channel into the powerhouse it is today, has died at age 77, his family announced Thursday, May 18. "I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report...

Neuroscientist Flees Philippines In Fear for His Life After Criticizing President’s Drug Policies

Columbia University professor and neuroscientist Dr. Carl Hart said he feared for his life after attending a drug conference in Manila, Philippines, where he denounced the harsh drug policies put in place by notorious Philippine...

Louisiana House Passes Bill to Protect Confederate Monuments; Black Caucus Storms Out In Protest

Louisiana's 24-member Legislative Black Caucus stormed out in protest Monday, May 15, after the House passed a bill aimed at hindering the removal of Confederate monuments. The bill, which mandates an election before any war...

Swastika, Racist Slur Found Spray-Painted On Black Family’s Charred Garage

A New York couple and their five children are lucky to be alive after they narrowly escaped a fire seemingly set by an arsonist with a racist agenda. Laquan Madison awoke to use the bathroom...

Families Who Left Flint Not Eligible to Receive New Benefits, Even If Their Children...

Thousands of children in Flint, Mich., are expected to receive extra money this month for healthy foods to fight the effects of lead exposure. Children whose families fled the lead-contaminated city, however, won't be...

North Carolina Asks for $929M In Aid for Hurricane Matthew Relief; Trump Admin Offers $6.1M

North Carolina is expected to get just 0.7 percent of the federal relief aid it requested to rebuild and recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday, May 10. The...

Revised Version of Sandra Bland Act Doesn’t Address Cause of Her Arrest, Family Argues

The family of Sandra Bland expressed disappointment Saturday, May 14, after lawmakers chipped away at a criminal justice reform bill named in her honor. Senate Bill 1849, better known as the Sandra Bland Act, was...

Study: Book Readers Tend to be Nicer, More Empathetic People Than TV Watchers

If you needed a reason to pick up a new book or finally finish the one you started years ago, here's one: Reading regularly might actually make you kinder. A new study out of Kingston...

White Supremacist Richard Spencer Leads March In Charlottesville, Va., Reminiscent of KKK Gathering

White nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., aren't too happy about the state's efforts to rid them of their Confederate monuments. With torches in hand, several dozen protesters gathered at Charlottesville's Lee Park shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday,...

JetBlue Kicks Black NJ Family Off Flight Over Birthday Cake, Says Video Doesn’t Show...

A New Jersey family's plans for a birthday bash in Las Vegas were ruined after they were booted from a JetBlue flight — over a buttercream birthday cake. Cameron Burke, his wife, Minta, and their...

Lawsuit: Trump Megadonor Thinks Black People Are the Only Racists and Should’ve Never Been...

An ex-employee of billion-dollar investment firm Renaissance Technologies is suing chief co-executive Robert Mercer, who reportedly fired the man after he spoke out against Mercer's political, and allegedly racist, views. The lawsuit, filed by former...

Obama Presidential Center Could Bring In Billions for Chicago’s Economy, Support Thousands of Jobs

Former President Barack Obama's Presidential Center is slated to do more for Chicago's South Side than originally thought. In a press release Thursday, May 11, the Obama Foundation estimated that the proposed center would "support...

Trump’s Approval Numbers Are Tanking, Especially Among Uneducated Whites and Independents

Things aren't looking too good for President Donald Trump, whose approval numbers have plummeted to near-record lows, according to polls released this week. A Quinnipiac University Poll, out Wednesday, May 10, showed that just 36...

Florida Deputy Gets the Boot After Impersonating Denzel Washington In ‘Training Day’

A Florida deputy has been fired after playfully waving his gun and Taser while impersonating actor Denzel Washington in the cult classic movie "Training Day," the Lake County Sheriff's Office said Thursday, May 4. Deputy...

Libraries Face ‘Moral Dilemma’ of What to Do About Low-Income Kids Who Can’t Pay...

Learning the importance of returning your favorite library books on time is a simple childhood lesson. For poorer kids who miss their due dates from time to time, however, rising late fees can become...

Attorney: 8-Year-Old Ohio Boy Was Bullied Days Before Committing Suicide; Mother Blames School

Attorneys for the mother of an 8-year-old Cincinnati boy say he was viciously bullied two days before committing suicide. Attorney Jennifer Branch says school surveillance video shows Carson Elementary School student Gabriel Taye being pushed...

In Stunning Fashion, Omarosa Declares She’s Open to Meeting with Minister Louis Farrakhan

Trump White House adviser Omarosa Manigault just did something no one in President Obama's administration would've ever dared do. During an interview with Chicago's WVON 1690 Thursday, May 4, Manigault expressed her willingness to sit down...

Black Lives Matter Activist Sues City of Los Angeles, LAPD for $4M

A Black Lives Matter activist is suing the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department for $4 million, claiming he was wrongfully arrested during a raucous police commission meeting last year. Activist...

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