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Black Boys’ Improvement Helps Boost Chicago Public Schools’ Graduation Rate Past 77 Percent

The rate of Chicago Public Schools students who graduated within five years of starting high school climbed past 77 percent this year, according to new figures provided by the district. The four-percentage-point gain, which CPS...

Solar Works Brings Renewable Energy, Career Opportunities to Low-Income D.C. Residents

With the soaring demand for cost-saving solar panel installation in residential communities, a Washington, D.C.-based program is looking to arm residents from underserved areas with the skills needed to build a career, all while...

Missouri Rep. Calls for Lynching of Confederate Statue Vandals; Other Lawmakers Call for His...

A Missouri lawmaker is under fire after saying he hoped whoever is responsible for defacing a Confederate statute is caught — and then hanged. State Rep. Warren Love (R-Osceola) made the comment Wednesday, Aug. 30,...

Racist Image On Snapchat Earns 2 High School Students a 10-Day Suspension, Possible Hate...

  Two students at a New Mexico high school have been suspended after posting a "repugnant and hateful" image on the social media app Snapchat. Two juniors at Albuquerque's Volcano Vista High School posted a doctored...

Black-Owned Symphony Chips Potato Chips Are Music to Your Tastebuds

An Atlanta man and his two daughters are cooking up something good in the kitchen, and it comes in the form of crispity-crunchity homemade potato chips. Dondre Anderson and his daughters Amina and Amari are...

Philly Police Union President Calls BLM Activists ‘a Pack of Rabid Animals’

"" The president of a Philadelphia police union issued a jarring response to Black Lives Matter after activists dared to demand police accountability in the fatal shooting of a Black man. It was during a police-backed...

Family Ties: 7 of the Most Surprising Celebrity Godparents You Didn’t Know About

Cree Summer "A Different World" co-stars Lisa Bonet and Cree Summer have always been close; so much so that Bonet named Summer as godmother to her and musician Lenny Kravitz's daughter, Zoë Kravitz. Summer and Zoë...

6 Black Actors Awarded for Playing Negative or Stereotypical Roles and Got Flak for...

Hattie McDaniel At the 12th Academy Awards in 1940, actress and radio performer Hattie McDaniel became the first Black American to take home an Oscar. McDaniel snagged the award for Best Supporting Actress for her...

Inspired by Generosity of Philando Castile, St. Paul Professor Starts Fund to Clear Students’...

Those in the St. Paul, Minn., community remember late school cafeteria supervisor Philando Castile as someone who was always ready to help, especially when it came to his students at J.J. Hill Montessori. "When a...

Debate Continues Over What Exactly to Do About Fredericksburg’s Street-Corner Slave Auction Block

In the wake of deadly violence that broke out over a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Va., early last month, officials in the town of Fredericksburg are struggling with what to do with an equally...

Descendants of Enslaved Blacks Owned by Cherokee Nation Finally Granted Tribal Citizenship

After a 40-year battle, the descendants of enslaved Blacks who were once owned by the Cherokee Nation — also known as Cherokee Freedmen — have finally been granted tribal citizenship, thanks to a federal...

Missouri Gov. Knocks St. Louis Minimum Wage Back Down to $7.70 an Hour

After a brief increase to $10 an hour, St. Louis' minimum wage has fallen back to $7.70, thanks to a new bill approved by Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. In July, Greitens voiced his opposition to...

Man Who Trump Dubbed His ‘African-American’ Blasts the President for His Lack of Support...

The man President Donald Trump pointed out in a sea of cheering supporters and dubbed his "African-American" is no longer a fan, thanks to the president's empty words and less-than-genuine support of the Black...

Georgia Cop Calms Nervous White Woman During Traffic Stop by Reassuring Her That ‘We...

  **UPDATE** On Thursday, Aug. 31, Cobb County Police announced plans to terminate Lt. Greg Abbott following backlash over police dash cam video showing the lieutenant make controversial remarks during a traffic stop. **ORIGINAL STORY** A Cobb County...

Critics Oppose New College Course Inspired by Black Lives Matter

A new course at San Diego State University titled "Black Minds Matter: Focus on Black Boys and Men in Education," is drawing sharp criticism from some conservative groups. The weekly class, which was inspired in part...

Georgia Lawmaker Warns Black Lawyer She May ‘Go Missing’ During Heated Exchange Over Confederate...

A Republican member of the Georgia legislature issued a veiled, yet threatening warning to a former colleague who criticized his support of Civil War monuments in a heated Facebook exchange over the weekend. Georgia State...
Brazil Subway Video

Black In Brazil: Alleged Cop Pulls Gun On Black Man for Seemingly No Reason...

Security footage released over the weekend shows the frightening interaction between two customers at a Subway restaurant in Brazil on Aug. 19. The video, just four minutes long, shows an alleged police officer with his...

California Mayor Who Accused BLM of Encouraging Cop Killings, Called Democrats ‘Plantation Slave Masters’...

The mayor of Piedmont, Calif., has resigned amid outcry over a series of controversial posts he made about Black Lives Matter, Democrats and transgender individuals on his Facebook page earlier this month. Mayor Jeff Wieler...

Romantic Relationship with Black Woman Is Final Nail In Coffin for Reformed Neo-Nazi’s Racist...

A Florida woman with former ties to a neo-Nazi group said her racist beliefs crumbled away after a chance encounter in prison changed her life forever. Toting a swastika tattoo on her middle finger and...

Black Arizona Professor Apologizes for Comments Suggesting BLM Activists ‘Be Hung’

A Black professor at Arizona's Grand Canyon University has been suspended following his comments suggesting that members of the Black Lives Matter movement "frankly, should be hung." The private Christian university hosted a panel discussion...

New Study Examines Racial Inequities In Quality of Care In California’s Neonatal Intensive Care...

The quality of care infants receive in California neonatal intensive care units could be linked to their race or ethnicity, a new study by Stanford University's School of Medicine suggests. The study, published in the...

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