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What You Need To Know About the 5 Executive Orders Trump Signed Since Taking...

Instructing Federal Agencies to Weaken Obamacare In one of his first official actions as president, Donald Trump distributed a multi-paragraph directive to the Department of Health and Human Services and several other government agencies tasked...

Survey: African-Americans Much Less Likely to Successfully Talk Themselves Out of a Traffic Ticket

White motorists weasel their way out traffic violations most often, but African-American drivers aren't so lucky, according to a new survey. A poll carried out by CheapCarInsurance.net, an online auto insurance website, revealed that 34...

Democrats Urge South Carolina Governor to Leave Whites-Only Country Club, But He’s Not Budging

State Democrats are demanding that new South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster renounce his membership at a whites-only country club before he heads into the Governor's Mansion. However, Republican legislators insist that the club...

Why the Historic Women’s March Was Controversial for Some Black Women

Just one day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, an estimated 470,000 people (and millions more across the United States and the world) flooded the streets of Washington, D.C., for the first Women's...

The Real Reasons Why Wells Fargo Says It Rejected a Baltimore Teacher’s ‘Black Lives...

Wells Fargo has issued a public apology after rejecting the design idea of a Baltimore schoolteacher who wanted to personalize her debit card with a Black Lives Matter image. However, the bank is standing...

America Ranked Near the Bottom — Again — In Wealth Inequality

In rich and powerful nations like the United States, many would assume that issues of poverty and unequal wealth distribution were simply nonexistent, right? Many would be wrong. A new report released by the World...

In Final Act As President, Obama Commutes 330 Drug Sentences; Most In Single Day

With just one day to spare as President of the United States, Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 330 federal inmates on Thursday, Jan. 19. The final act of clemency secured Obama's legacy as...

Earth Boils to Record-High Temperature for Third Year In a Row 

Things are heating up here on Earth, as the planet's temperature sizzled to a new record high for the third year in a row, government scientists announced Wednesday, Jan. 18. The Earth reached its...

Lawsuits Accuse Navient of Cheating Student Borrowers Out of Millions, Soliciting ‘Risky’ Loan Advice

Navient, the lending company that handles billions of dollars in private and federal loans for nearly 12 million Americans across the nation, has for years deceived borrowers and cheated them out of millions by...

Fear of a Trump Presidency Has Prompted Some Black People to Leave the Country

A few Black Americans are hoping to be as far away from the United States as possible before President-elect Donald Trump finally takes office on Friday, Jan. 20. With their bags packed and personal...

Washington State Lawmakers Say Death Penalty Not Cost-Effective, Should Be Abolished

A group of bipartisan lawmakers in Washington state on Monday, Jan. 16, announced plans to introduce new legislation that would abolish the death penalty in their state. The proposed bill, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Tina Orwall...

Trump’s Latest Cabinet Pick Accused of Hiring White Instigators to Keep Black Patrons Out...

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 18, announced his top pick for assistant to the president for Intergovernmental and Technology Initiatives — a man whose real estate management company is currently embroiled in controversy...

Army Vet Sues New York City After Racist, Pro-Trump Cop Allegedly Taunted Him During...

A Black Army veteran is suing the City of New York after he claims he was falsely arrested and berated by a racist, pro-Trump cop while walking his dog in a Brooklyn park last...

Black Secret Service Agents Finally Win Decades-Old Lawsuit Alleging Rampant Racism, Discrimination

The Secret Service moved on Tuesday, Jan. 17, to settle a nearly 20-year-old lawsuit in which African-American agents accused the agency of fostering a culture of racism and promoting less-qualified white agents over more...

JPMorgan Chase Sued for Mortgage Discrimination Against Black and Latino Borrowers; Settles for $55M

JPMorgan Chase agreed to a $55 million settlement with the government on Wednesday, Jan. 18, the same day a federal lawsuit was filed alleging the financial institution racially discriminated against thousands of African-American and...

Maine Governor Thinks Congressman John Lewis Should Thank White Politicians for ‘Freeing the Slaves’

It looks like the governor of Maine is looking to outdo President-elect Donald Trump when it comes to publicly smearing Georgia congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. During his weekly radio interview with local...

Talladega School President Goes On ‘O’Reilly Factor,’ Raises Nearly $600K for Band’s Appearance In...

Travel expenses for Talladega College's Marching Tornadoes, the HBCU band slated to play at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration Friday, Jan. 20, have sufficiently been covered, thanks to the college president's recent appearance on Fox...

Lawmakers Argue Labeling Non-Dairy Products as ‘Milk’ Is Misleading, Hurting U.S. Dairy Industry

Soy Milk. Hemp Milk. Almond Milk. Cashew Milk. "Dairy" options for the American consumer have expanded over the past few years, but now, one Wisconsin lawmaker is fighting to stop non-dairy producers from labeling their...

Racial Justice Expert Says Department of Justice Report on Chicago Police Is Not Unique

The release of a report by the Department of Justice on the practices of the Chicago Police Department has re-opened the debate on reducing implicit racial bias in policing. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch...

Trump Calls Poll Reflecting His Historically Low Approval Rating ‘Rigged’

Ahead of Friday's inauguration, a newly released Gallup poll showed that 55 percent of Americans view President-elect Donald Trump unfavorably, making him the only president-elect out of the past three to have his unfavorable...

Georgia Commissioner Calls John Lewis a ‘Racist Pig,’ Then Quotes MLK

A high-ranking elected official in Gwinnett County, Georgia, on Saturday, Jan. 14, took to his personal Facebook account to speak out against U.S congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. In his post, Tommy Hunter,...

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