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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...

Oldest Black Town In America Still Reeling from Effects of Hurricane Matthew As Neither...

After two devastating floods, officials of a historic African-American town in North Carolina say the community still hasn't received the aid it needs to rebuild from either the state or federal governments. The tiny town...

19-Year-Old Activist Runs for Georgia City Council, Reveals Plans to Transform Newly Formed City...

In a newly formed municipality like the City of Stonecrest in Dekalb County, Ga., citizens are looking for strong, reliable, experienced leaders to help land the city on a path to success in its...

First-Year Doctors Now Allowed to Work 24-Hour Shifts, But Is That a Good Thing?

First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24 hours straight starting this summer, thanks to new rules put in place by a Chicago-based group governing work standards for U.S. medical school graduates. The Accreditation Council for...

Environmental Justice Leader Says Budget Cuts Will Hurt Vulnerable Communities Who Depend on EPA

One of the Environmental Protection Agency's key environmental justice leaders resigned on Thursday, March 9, arguing that a recent budget proposal to slash program funds would harm vulnerable communities that rely on the EPA. Mustafa...

After 18-Hour Session, GOP Health Care Plan Clears First Hurdle

House Republicans' recently unveiled health care plan to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's landmark health policy cleared its first two hurdles Thursday, March 9. After debates between Democrats and the GOP had dragged...

16-Year-Old Whiz Kid Hopes to Become First African-American Student to Build Nuclear Reactor

As the U.S. scrambles to find reliable sources of alternative energy, this 16-year-old student from South Jersey is working on an invention he hopes will put us one step closer to a cleaner, more...

L.A. County Votes In Favor of Tax That Would Raise Billions for Homelessness Relief

Homelessness relief advocates have seemingly emerged victorious after Los Angeles County voters on Tuesday, March 7, approved a quarter-cent sales tax hike that would raise more than $3.5 billion to fund housing and support...

Chicago CEO Launches First Replaceable Deodorant, Eliminating 96 Percent of Plastic Waste

Purchase. Use. Discard. Repeat. That's usually how it goes with personal care staples like cologne, toothpaste and that cute new makeup palette from Sephora you just had to have. But budding Chicago businessman Antoine Wade...

WikiLeaks Claims CIA Has Been Spying on Americans By Turning Smart Devices Into ‘Covert...

A federal criminal investigation has been opened following the release of several top-secret documents detailing the CIA's alleged hacking strategies by hacker organization WikiLeaks, U.S. officials confirmed Wednesday, March 8. The investigation, a coordinated effort...

‘A Day Without a Woman’ Strike Sparks Renewed Debate Over White Female Privilege

It's hard to imagine a world without women, right? How about just one day? Millions of women across the U.S. and abroad are making that a reality this International Women's Day (March 8), taking the...

Supreme Court: Jury Verdict Can be Tossed If Deliberations Reveal It Was Based on Juror’s...

If even a small amount of racial bias is perceived during "private" jury deliberations, trial judges are permitted to bypass the rule protecting the secrecy of deliberations to ensure defendants get a fair trial,...

Number of Exonerations Hits Record High, But Black Defendants Still More Likely to be...

While the number of criminal exonerations hit a record high for the third year in a row, a recently released report found that African-Americans are still much more likely to face wrongful convictions than...

House Republicans Reveal Plan to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

It looks like Republican lawmakers have finally come up with a plan to repeal and replace the landmark health care law enacted by ex-president Barack Obama. But, the plan still faces significant obstacles. GOP members...

ICE Detainees Sue Private Prison Firm Over ‘Forced Labor,’ Accuses It of Violating Anti-Slavery...

Thousands of immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are suing a Colorado-based prison firm over allegations that it forced them to work for $1 a day or no pay at all —...

Trump Signs New Executive Order Banning Travelers from Six Muslim-Majority Nations, Exempts Iraq

President Donald Trump signed a revised version of his executive order barring immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and Africa on Monday, March 6, this time removing Iraq from the original...

Ta-Nehisi Coates Calls for Harvard to Pay Reparations; University President Says ‘No’

In an attempt to atone for its role in human bondage, Harvard University on Friday, March 3, hosted a conference addressing the institution's historic, and oftentimes forgotten, ties to slavery, with some participants even...

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