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Feds Seize Student’s Life Savings on Trumped-up Charge; Judge Makes Them Give It Back...

The federal government on Tuesday is returning nearly $11,000, plus interest, to a college student who stood by helplessly as authorities at a Cincinnati airport seized a duffel bag containing his life savings in...

GOP’s Vow to Gut Obamacare Hits an Unexpected Roadblock: Only 26% of Americans Favor...

Americans have seemingly had a change of heart regarding the repealing of Obamacare, according to a newly released poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Only 1 in 4 Americans, or 26 percent of people surveyed,...

Trump Business Dealings Present Huge Conflict of Interest for President-Elect, Nation

In the weeks following Donald Trump's stunning victory in the 2016 presidential election, critics of the real estate tycoon-turned-politician have continuously called him out on a number of conflicts of interest spurred by his...

Federal Government Criminalizes Smoking in Public Housing Developments. What Impact Will It Have on...

The federal government just gave agencies across the nation 18 months to tell its public housing tenants they can't smoke anymore. On Wednesday, the Obama Administration announced a nationwide ban on smoking in public housing...

Obama: Treat Marijuana as a Public-Health Issue Like We Do Alcohol and Cigarettes

Should marijuana be legal in all 50 states? The topic of pot legalization has become a hot-button issue over the past few years, as pro-pot proponents and politicians alike weigh in on how the...

Minister Louis Farrakhan Hails Fidel Castro as Beacon of Light for Oppressed People Worldwide

The passing of famed, yet equally feared, Cuban president Fidel Castro on Nov. 25 sent shock waves throughout the Western world and beyond. Critics of Castro's rise to political prominence described him as a...
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Blacks, Other Minorities Arming Themselves in Record Numbers Since Trump’s Victory

The election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency has sent millions of African-Americans and minorities flocking to the nearest gun store to purchase firearms for fear that Trump's victory could cause an uptick...

District Attorney: No Charges Against Charlotte Officer Who Shot, Killed Keith Lamont Scott

A North Carolina district attorney announced Wednesday that no criminal charges would be filed against a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott during a confrontation with authorities. District Attorney Andrew Murray asserted...

Ex-Panther, Now 80, Sees His Hopes for Freedom Fade as Board Again Denies Parole

Just one week shy of his 80th birthday, former Black Panther Sundiata Acoli got the news he'd be spending the next 15 years of his life in jail. Acoli, who is serving a life...

Study: Earnings Gap Between Black and White Men Has Returned to 1950s Levels

“When it comes to the earnings gap between black and white men, we’ve gone all the way back to 1950." These are the words of Patrick Bayer, an economist at Duke University who helped co-author...

‘Caught A N-gger!’ New York Substitute Teacher Fired After Anti-Black Facebook Rant

You'll Never Guess What This Substitute Teacher Said That Got Her Fired A substitute pre-kindergarten teacher is making her way to the unemployment line after being fired over a disgustingly racist post published to her...

Trump Calls for Jail, Loss of Citizenship for Those Who Burn U.S. Flag

President-Elect Trump: Those Who Burn U.S. Flag Should be Jailed, Stripped of Their Citizenship You'll Never Guess What Trump is Proposing as Punishment for Burning the American Flag Trump Denounces Flag Burning, Threatens Jail Time and...

Potential Homeland Security Pick Sheriff Clarke Announced Plans to Overhaul the System. Here’s Why...

Just when you thought president-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks couldn't get any more frightening, he names Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke as potential head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Clarke is no...

Big Brother Is Watching: Police Spending Millions to Track the Social Media Activity of...

Police departments across the nation have collectively shelled out nearly $4.75 million in cold hard cash on software used to surveil the social media activity of prominent activists and suspects, according to new research. The...

Judge Grants Dylann Roof’s Request to be His Own Lawyer in Death-Penalty Trial

It looks like 22-year-old gunman Dylann Roof, who fatally shot nine Black parishioners at Mother Emanuel A.M.E Church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, will act as his own lawyer in his upcoming death-penalty...

8 Hurt, Suspect Dead In Ohio State Campus Knife Attack; No Known Motive as...

Eight people have been rushed to area hospitals in the wake of gun violence on the campus of Ohio State University. According to CBS News, authorities said they killed at least one suspect during...

How This Chicago Woman Is Working to Repay the Slain Teen Who Saved Her...

A Chicago woman says she'll never forget the day her friend lost his life trying to save hers when a teen gunman opened fire on them nine years ago. Now, she's doing all she...

Howard Alum Uses Key Legislation to Launch Venture Capitalist Project Aimed at Building Black...

Drawing inspiration from the thriving Black town of Greenwood, Oklahoma, better known as Black Wall Street, a Howard University alum is looking to help the Black economy pick up where it left off by...

Court Denies Appeal of Racist Who Used Dummy with Noose to Intimidate Black Neighbors

The Virginia Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the felony conviction of a man who hung a Black, life-size dummy from a noose in his front yard on the same day of the Charleston...

Sojourner Truth Was Owned by Family of Rutgers University’s First President, Research Reveals

Like Harvard University, Georgetown and other colleges that have made efforts to atone for their roles in the the enslavement of Black people, Rutgers University is looking to do the same through a new...

Baton Rouge to Pay $100,000 to BLM for Use of Excessive Force During Alton...

Ninety-two protesters arrested during demonstrations sparked by the police shooting death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, earlier this year are set to get a hefty payout from state and local authorities, who...

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