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Archaeologists Discover Sally Hemings’ Quarters — Right Next to Thomas Jefferson’s Bedroom

Archaeologists made an astonishing discovery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello mansion this week, as they unearthed the former living quarters of Sally Hemings, the enslaved Black woman believed to have given birth to Jefferson's six...

Trump’s Plan to Eliminate Loan Forgiveness for Public Defenders Could Spell Trouble for Criminal...

Since 2007, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program has made it possible for millions of students across the nation to afford school by forgiving hefty loans burdening those who have worked in public service...

Lawsuit Filed After Miss. High School’s First Black Valedictorian is Forced to Share Title...

The mother of a Black valedictorian is suing a Mississippi school district after she says a white student was named "co-valedictorian" with her daughter, despite the white student having a lower grade point average. The...

Hear What a White Former Christian Fundamentalist Had to Say About the Community’s Racist...

"In deep-red America, the white Christian god is king," according to a white former Christian fundamentalist known by the moniker Forsetti's Justice. In a strongly worded piece for AlterNet published earlier this year, Forsetti takes...

Black Workers at Chicago Water Dept. File Lawsuit Alleging Discriminatory Practices

"" Several African-American employees at the Chicago Department of Water have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the agency of race-based discrimination. In their complaint, workers allege a number of long-standing discriminatory practices inside the agency's Department of...

Suspect in Deadly Road Rage Incident Turns Himself In; Charged with 1st Degree Murder

Update: The suspect in the deadly road rage incident that left 18-year-old Bianca Roberson dead has turned himself in. David Desper has been charged with first degree murder and is held without bail. District...

No Drugs, Alcohol Found at Party Where Cop Fatally Shot Texas Teen Jordan Edwards

It turns out no teenagers were drinking or doing drugs at a neighborhood party in Balch Springs, Texas, where an officer ended up shooting and killing a 15-year-old boy. A law enforcement official, who spoke...

Nigeria’s Population to Surpass America’s by 2050, New Report Shows

Nigeria's population is growing so fast, it's slated to become the third-largest country in the world, according to a new population prospects report by the United Nations. The African nation currently stands as the seventh...

East Chicago Residents Forced from Their Homes Due to Lead-Contaminated Land; EPA Drags Feet...

Residents of an East Chicago, Ind., public housing complex have just 60 days to find new homes after being directed to evacuate the property due to dangerous levels of lead and arsenic in the...

New NRA Recruitment Ad Is Essentially a Call to Violence Against Anti-Trump Resistance —...

https://youtu.be/XtGOQFf9VCE A new recruitment ad by the National Rifle Association has angered gun control advocates and gun defenders alike, leading critics on both sides to denounce the pro-gun organization for its incendiary message and implied...

Wrongfully Convicted Central Park Five Receive Honorary High School Diplomas

For the group of Black and Latino teens wrongly convicted of rape nearly 30 years ago, the memorable milestones marking young adulthood, like getting dapper for prom or pulling up in your first car,...

Young Black Girls Perceived As Less Innocent Than White Girls of the Same Age,...

Adults tend to view Black girls as young as 5 years old as less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers, according to recent study by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and...

Video of Cop Punching Black Man In the Head Leads to Officer’s Suspension, Atlanta PD...

Blue On Black Crime: Atlanta Police Beats Black Man During Arrest#BLACKLIVESMATTER Happening right now...this is how #AtlantaPolice is treats black men, this man is not offering any resistance. "Black men aren't safe in Atlanta....

Video Showing Off-Duty Lansing Police Officer Throttling Black Teenager Sparks Investigation

https://youtu.be/CjmZ0ngjalY The Lansing Police Department is investigating graphic footage of an off-duty police officer pinning down an African-American teenager and threatening his life for alleged trespassing. The video spread quickly across social media this week, sparking...

N.J. Assemblywoman Makes Case for Controversial Bill Requiring Schools to Teach Students How to...

The recent passage of New Jersey Assembly Bill A1114, which requires school districts to instruct schoolchildren on how to interact with police, has been met with severe backlash from local activists and parents who feel the proposed...

Texas Police Chief Accused of Calling Beauty Queen a ‘Black B—h’ Resigns

A Texas police chief resigned unexpectedly Monday, June 26, amid fallout from the controversial arrest of a local beauty queen earlier this year. News of Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews resignation came during a City...

The Future of U.S. Olympic Swimming Is Slated to be a Black 17-Year-Old National...

Standing 6 feet, 9 inches tall at just 17 years old, elite-level swimmer Reece Whitley is shaping up to be the next famous face of U.S. Olympic swimming. Whitley's surge to the top has...

Black Lawmakers Urge Uber to Diversify Its Executive Leadership

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling on Uber to hire more nonwhite executives, especially as the multibillion-dollar ride-hailing company struggles to fill a number of vacant leadership positions. In light of recent turmoil at the...

New Jersey College Defends Decision to Fire Professor After Her Heated Debate on Fox...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJM-UsidVvk&feature=youtu.be A New Jersey college has defended the firing of an African-American adjunct professor who engaged in a racially charged war of words with Fox News' host Tucker Carlson on national TV earlier this month. Citing...

D.C. Councilmember Outraged After Police Handcuff Black Teens for Selling Bottled Water

Images of three African-American teens handcuffed by U.S. Park Police for selling bottled water on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., last week made its rounds on social media, sparking outrage among critics who...

BLM Activists Disrupt Minnesota Pride Parade to Protest Inclusion of Police In Wake of Castile Verdict

The 2017 Twin Cities Pride Festival was off to a great start this weekend, as over 150,000 people packed downtown Minneapolis to celebrate the Pride parade and all things LGBTQ. The fun was over before...

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