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Racial Dot Map Shows Over Half of Wisconsin’s Black Neighborhoods Are Actually Prisons

After doing some digging into the locations of Wisconsin's predominantly Black neighborhoods, a teenage researcher discovered a disturbing trend among African-American communities in the Badger state. Lew Blank, 17, was tinkering with the Weldon Cooper...

Baltimore Police Lieutenant Calls BLM Protesters ‘Thugs’ in Department E-mail

A high-ranking official in the Baltimore Police Department has landed himself in hot water after making controversial comments about Black Lives Matter protesters in an e-mail blast to other officials in the department. According to...

Black People Seen as More ‘Attractive’ If They Simply Say They’re Multi-Racial, Study Finds

A new study has revealed that beauty may actually be in the ear of the beholder, rather than the eye. A recent analysis by researcher Robert L. Reece found that people oftentimes view African-Americans as...

New York City to Fork Over $4.1M to Family of Akai Gurley

The City of New York has agreed to cough up over $4 million to settle a wrongful death suit filed by the family of 28-year-old Akai Gurley. NYPD officer Peter Liang shot and killed Gurley...

Liverpool’s First Black Soccer Player Turns Down U.K. High Honor

Former English footballer Howard Gayle wants no parts of the oppressive, unjust system that was British colonialism. Gayle, who became Liverpool's first Black soccer player in 1977, recently declined a nomination for a British state honor...

Spelman College to Consider Admitting Transgender Students

Officials at Spelman college are working to convene a strategic task force that will provide recommendations on whether the school will begin admitting and enrolling transgender students. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, college President Mary Schmidt...

State of Emergency Declared in Louisiana After Heavy Rains Cause Historic Flooding, over 20,000...

Over 20,000 people have been rescued from their homes after heavy rains pummeled Louisiana over the weekend, causing devastating flash flooding. The weather catastrophe has since prompted President Obama to declare a state of...

Night Two of Civil Unrest in Milwaukee Brings Social Media Racists Out the Wood...

Civil unrest erupted in Milwaukee Saturday night after a 23-year-old Black man was fatally shot by police. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23-year-old Sylville K. Smith tried to flee a traffic stop around 3:30 p.m....

Family of Philando Castile Demands DOJ Investigation into His Death

The family of slain Minnesota man Philando Castile is demanding that the Dept. of Justice launch a federal investigation into shooting death. According to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, attorneys for the family penned a...

With America’s Long, Racist History Involving Public Swimming Pools, Simone Manuel’s Olympic Feat is an...

Thursday night at the highly anticipated Rio Olympics, Stanford University swimmer Simone Manuel became the first African-American woman to ever win a medal in an individual swimming competition. She didn't win just any medal though;...

Black and Latino Pitzer College Students Request Non-White Roommates, White Peers Call it ‘Reverse...

A group of students at the Claremont Colleges in California are in search of a roommate. There's one condition though — they can't be white. According to the Claremont Independent, student Karé Ureña posted a...

New Lawsuit Accuses 13 St. Louis Suburbs of Targeting Poor, Black Drivers in Revenue-Making...

Several St. Louis county residents are fed up with the discriminatory policing practices carried out by cash-strapped municipalities looking to make a few dollars off of low-income from African-Americans. According to NBC News, over a dozen...

‘Y’all Take It From Here:’ Group of Civil Rights-Era Activists Voice Their Support for...

Acknowledging links between the intergenerational fight for civil rights and racial justice, former members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee have come out to voice their support of the Black Lives Matter movement. According to...

Judge Spares Prison Time for Entitled White Student Who Admitted to Raping ‘B*tch’ Who...

Yet another case of white privilege and entitlement played out in a Colorado courtroom Wednesday when a judge decided to spare an admitted rapist from serving time in prison. Boulder District Judge Patrick Butler sentenced...

One More White Racist Loses Their Job for Threatening Black Activist on Facebook

A top employee at New York Life Insurance has earned a spot in the unemployment line after spewing threatening and disparaging remarks at a Black Lives Matter activist on Facebook. According to the Daily Dot,...

Study Reveals Disproportionate Image Results of Black Women When Phrase ‘Ugly Woman’ is Googled

Google search: Why do Black people...have big lips? Say "ax" instead of "ask"? Like watermelon? Like fried chicken? These are just a few of the collective stereotypes that often pop up when Google attempts...

Texas Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Sexually Abusing Male Orphans in Malawi

Yet another white man has been sentenced for the sexual abuse of young boys at an African orphanage. Gerald Campbell, 66, of Odessa, Texas was sentenced to 25 years behind bars Tuesday for sexually abusing...

Judge Olu Stevens Suspended Without Pay for Calling Out Racism in Judicial System

A Black Kentucky judge has been suspended without pay for "racially-charged" comments accusing a Louisville prosecutor of intentionally seeking all-white juries. On Monday, state officials decided to suspend Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens for 90...

DOJ Issues Scathing Report on Baltimore Police, Cites Discriminatory and Unlawful Practices Against African-Americans

The Department of Justice released a scathing report Wednesday blasting the Baltimore Police Department for unlawful police tactics that violated the civil rights of city residents — particularly residents of color. According to the report,...

U.N. Needed 6,500 Words to Tell U.S. About Its Blatant Racist, Discriminatory Treatment of...

The United States has repeatedly been called out for its discriminatory treatment of Black Americans, biased criminal justice system and violations of citizens' basic civil rights. Now an expert from across the pond has...

Study: The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of...

In a new study highlighting the widening racial wealth gap, researchers found it would take a jaw-dropping 228 years for the average Black family to attain the wealth of a white family under today's...

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