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Las Vegas Shooting

Photos, Footage Show Gruesome Aftermath of Deadly Las Vegas Shooting

At least 58 people are dead and more than 500 injured after a lone gunman unleashed a barrage of bullets into a crowd of concert-goers at a Las Vegas music festival late Sunday, Oct....
African-American Museum

Wells Fargo to Donate $500K to Charleston’s International African-American Museum

Wells Fargo is donating $500,000 to fund Charleston's forthcoming International African-American Museum, the company announced this week. This is the fifth major corporate donation for the museum this year, following a $500,000 pledge from tire...
Black Lives Matter

Judge Rules In BLM’s Favor, Says Louisiana Officer Can’t Sue Movement

A federal judge ruled Tuesday, Sept. 26, that Black Lives Matter cannot be sued, dismissing a case against the social justice group and an activist filed by an officer was who injured in protests...
Black Lives Matter

Video: Man Urinates on ‘Black Lives Matter’ Chalking at the University of Michigan

Campus police are working to identify a man seen urinating on the University of Michigan Diag where the words "Black Lives Matter" were written in chalk. The video posted to Twitter on Wednesday, Sept. 27, shows...
Air Force Academy

‘You Should be Outraged’: Air Force Academy Superintendent Condemns Racial Slurs Found on Campus

https://youtu.be/WfjZ1otkS3o U.S. Air Force Academy Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria issued a strong message to cadets this week after racial slurs were found written on whiteboards outside the dorm rooms of five Black Air Force Academy...
Black Venture Capitalist

Black Businesses Don’t Get Enough Funding Because Black Venture Capitalists Don’t Either

Just when you thought Black business owners were the only ones struggling to snag funding for their companies, it turns out Black venture capitalists are having just as hard a time securing resources for...
Fried Chicken

Black Woman Says Someone Threw Fried Chicken at Her While In Traffic

Police in Manchester, Mo. are investigating an incident of alleged racial enmity after a Black woman says a piece of fried chicken was thrown through her car window while she was driving down the...
Atlanta Mayoral Race

Sen. Bernie Sanders to Travel to Atlanta, Voice Support for Mayoral Candidate Vincent Fort

Former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) is headed to Atlanta this week to back former State Sen. Vincent Fort in the race to become the city's next mayor. The visit, announced last...
Russian Facebook Ad

Russians Bought BLM Facebook Ad Targeting Ferguson and Baltimore, Sources Say

At least one of the Facebook ads purchased by Russia during the 2016 presidential election referenced Black Lives Matter and was intended to target audiences in Baltimore, Md., and Ferguson, Mo., sources familiar with...
Black Women Entrepreneur

African-American Women Are Fastest Group of Female Business Owners, According to New Report

Despite systemic barriers that disproportionately isolate them from venture capital, African- American women are still the fast-growing group of female entrepreneurs, according to the latest consumer report from the Nielson Company. The report, fittingly dubbed...
Portland Man

Portland Man Instructed Pit Bull to Attack Black Man, Used a Racial Slur, Police...

A Portland man is accused of shouting racial epithets at a Black man and threatening to sic his pit bull on him, police and prosecutors say. Local man Mathu Karcher, 40, is charged with menacing...
Black Lawmaker Kneels

Black Lawmaker Kneels On House Floor After Trump’s Criticism of NFL Players’ Protest

https://youtu.be/JKhpYlLCRx4 During an impassioned speech from the House floor Monday night, Rep. Sheila Lee Jackson (D-Texas) knelt in a show of solidarity with NFL players challenging President Donald Trump to protest police brutality and racism...
Great Pyramid

Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Text Detailing How Egypt’s Great Pyramid Was Built

The mystery surrounding who built Egypt's Great Pyramid at Giza (and exactly how they pulled it off) may have just been solved, finally putting several competing theories to rest. Archaeologists recently uncovered what they believe to...
Black Detectives Sue

Black Detectives Allege Racial Discrimination In New Lawsuit Against NYPD

A group of Black detectives are suing the NYPD over claims they were denied rightful promotions in an elite intelligence unit because of their race. In class action lawsuit filed on Monday, Sept. 25, retired detectives...
Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas Finally Gets a Spot In Nat’l African-American History Museum

After much brouhaha over his omission, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture has finally put up a display honoring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The new exhibit, installed Sunday, Sept. 24,...
Chicago Police

Chicago Policemen to be Reprimanded After Kneeling in Solidarity with Protester, NFL Players

Two Chicago police officers face disciplinary action after posing for a photo that shows them taking a knee seemingly in support of NFL players' protest Sunday night. The unnamed officers are pictured kneeling with a...
Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez Announces $1M Donation to Recovery Efforts In Puerto Rico

Latina actress and singer Jennifer Lopez is donating $1 million to recovery efforts in Puerto Rico after hurricanes Irma and Maria ripped through the island nation. Lopez, a Bronx native of Puerto Rican heritage, announced...
Doulas

Cities Enlist ‘Doulas’ to Give Black Newborns a Better Chance at Survival

In an effort to address high infant mortality rates among Black newborns, the city of Baltimore has begun training doulas, or "women who help," to assist mothers during pregnancy, delivery, post-delivery and beyond. The new...
Obama

Obama Urges Positivity, Optimism In Wake of Trump’s Off-putting UN Speech

Former President Barack Obama is choosing to view the bright side of life despite the "extraordinary challenges" the world is currently facing. Speaking to a roomful of activists, musicians, innovators and royalty gathered in Manhattan...
NASCAR

NASCAR Owners to Drivers: Stand for National Anthem or You’re Fired

NASCAR drivers have been told to leave their personal politics off the track — or risk losing their jobs. Several NASCAR team owners made it clear over the weekend that protests of any kind during...
James Comey

James Comey Faces Crowd of Angry Protesters During Howard University Speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5PD2yeMyRs   Former FBI Director James Comey was met with a sea of deafening chants and boos during a speech at Howard University on Friday, Sept. 22, as several students gathered to protest his new role...

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