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Juror Calls Out Lack of Diversity in Case Against Two Black Defendants, Forces Judge...

A Nashville juror stood up in the courtroom of Judge Cheryl Blackburn to object to the lack of diversity on the jury. The unnamed individual expressed his concern that there were no Black jurors...
Yale Naming Controversy

Yale Retains Name of Slave Holder on Residential College, Drops the Title of ‘Master’...

The president of Yale University, Peter Salovey, announced Wednesday that the institution would retain the name of Calhoun College, one of 12 residential colleges at the university, according to a press release issued by...
Robert Bates Guilty

‘Oh, I Shot Him’: Volunteer Cop Found Guilty, Faces Maximum Sentence for Shooting, Killing...

A 73-year-old volunteer Tulsa County Sheriff's Officer was charged with second-degree manslaughter Thursday for the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man. Robert Bates, a former insurance broker, shot and killed Eric Harris back in...
Delaware Teen Death

Wilmington Police Chief: ‘Charges Will Be Filed’ Against Those Responsible for Delaware Teen’s Death

At a Wilmington town hall meeting Monday, police chief Bobby Cummings assured the family and friends of Amy Inita Joyner-Francis that justice would be served in the death of the Delaware teen. Cummings says...

‘As a White Person’ Hillary Clinton Says She Must Address Racism in America as...

On Monday's MSNBC Town Hall moderated by Rachel Maddow, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that 'as a white person' she feels the need to acknowledge racism in America every chance she gets. The Washington Times...

BLM Activist DeRay Mckesson Falls Short in Bid for Baltimore Mayor’s Seat, Receives 2%...

Democratic nominee Catherine Pugh emerged victorious in Baltimore's mayoral primary on April 27. The former state senator was in a tight race with former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, winning the primary with 37 percent...

King Center Says Decision to Put MLK on $5 Bill Is a ‘Historical Turning...

Officials from the King Center in Atlanta say they're honored to hear Martin Luther King Jr. will appear on the newly designed $5 bill, WSB-TV reports. Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department declared plans...

‘Day of Reconciliation’ Planned to Mark Anniversary of Baltimore Unrest

Following the funeral for 25-year-old Freddie Gray, residents of Baltimore poured into the streets to protest his death. Gray died from injuries he sustained while in police custody. Those protests soon manifested into violence,...

‘Errors Were Made:’ Tennessee Police Chief Apologizes for Arrest of Nearly a Dozen School...

In the face of mounting criticism over the arrest of 10 elementary school children, a Tennessee police chief has offered an apology, admitting mistakes were made by his officers that day. Murfreesboro Police Chief Karl...

Students Say ‘Social Media Plays a Big Part’ in Fight Video Trend After Footage...

Amy Inita Joyner-Francis, 16, was brutally beaten and killed by a group of girls in a bathroom at the Howard High School of Technology in Delaware last week. It's believed the teen was jumped...

Cleveland Police Union Offers Unsolicited Advice to Tamir Rice Family on How to Spend...

On Monday, the city of Cleveland announced its decision to award the family of Tamir Rice with $6 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the family over the child's 2014 shooting death...

Friend of Charleston Massacre Shooter to Plead Guilty, Charged with Lying to FBI About...

A friend of the man responsible for murdering  nine parishioners at a South Carolina church last year will plead guilty to federal charges brought against him, according to a plea agreement filed in federal court...

Death Sentence Handed Down After ‘Expert’ Testifies That Black People Are Dangerous

There's no question that Duane Buck is to blame for the 1995 double-murder of his ex-girlfriend and her friend on July 30 in Houston. According to The Intercept, Buck forced his way into the...

United Worker’s Party (UWP) Plans to Make St. Lucia a Republic, Dropping Queen as...

The opposition United Workers Party (UWP), has announced plans to make this country a Republic with a ceremonial President when it gets into office, dispensing with the Queen of England as head of state. The...

Black Ex-Felons Who Were ‘Permanently Disenfranchised’ Now Have the Right to Vote in Virginia

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order Friday that would restore the voting rights of residents with a felony criminal record. Gov. McAuliffe said the change was necessary as the state tries to part...

12-Year-old Boy Suspended from School for Defending Himself Against Bully: ‘It Is What It...

A mother is furious after her 12-year-old son was suspended from school for defending himself against a bully, WJZY reports. Kandis Malone pulled her son, Jaden Malone, out of the Invest Collegiate Charter School after...

‘What Time is the Lynch Mob Tomorrow?’: Clemson Student Arrested After Threatening Black Classmates...

A South Carolina man was arrested Thursday after threatening to kill Black students involved in ongoing protests at Clemson University. Clemson student Jamie Reese Moore, 21, was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a...

University of Connecticut’s Dorm Wing for Black Males Deemed “Orwellian,” “Ghettoization” of Students

The University of Connecticut faces growing criticism as it moves forward with plans to set aside the wing of a campus dormitory for Black male students. Announced as a learning community, university officials insist...

16-Year-Old Girl Dies After Fight in a Delaware High School Bathroom, Eighth Violent Felony...

Students at the Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Delaware are mourning the loss of a classmate who died from injuries sustained from a bathroom fight. Sixteen-year-old Amy Inita Joyner-Francis was attacked in a bathroom...

‘Respect My F*cking Name’: Cash Money’s Birdman Unleashes Tirade on ‘The Breakfast Club’ During...

https://youtu.be/4jLT7GQYNhI The hosts of Power 105's The Breakfast Club were clearly taken aback as their interviewee, Birdman, didn't have the kindest words for them. The rap star visited the radio show Friday morning and began spewing expletives,...

Freddie Gray Protesters Sue Baltimore Police Department, State of Maryland and Officers, Allege Abuse

Six Black men arrested during protests sparked by the death of Freddie Gray — who died while in police custody last April — have filed a lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department, the state...

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