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Miami PD to Shell Out $100K on AR-15-Style Assault Weapons

In the wake of the Pulse Nightclub shooting that left 50 people dead and several others wounded, police departments across South Florida have put in requests for equipment upgrades to ensure the safety of...

As More Athletes Join Kaepernick in Protest, Seattle Seahawks Blasted for ‘Cowardice’ Stance

Ever since San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick chose to sit out the national anthem during a preseason game earlier this month, several other athletes have come forward to join him in protest. Kaepernick began kneeling...

Jesse Williams Joins Scholly’s Board of Directors to Help Students Find Scholarships

We all know Jesse Williams for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on ABC's hit drama "Grey's Anatomy," along with his social activism and, most recently, his rousing Humanitarian Award acceptance speech at the 2016...

Ex-Officer Who Shot Naked, Mentally Ill Black Veteran Wants Case Dismissed on a Technicality

CBS46 News The former Atlanta police officer charged with murdering a mentally ill Black man is pushing to have his indictment thrown out. According to the Associated Press, lawyers for ex-officer Robert Olsen argued Friday that...

Ghana-Based Digital Arts Company Brings African Folklore to Life Through Interactive Comics, Mobile Games

Say goodbye to Clark Kent and hello to a host of badass superheroes known as Africa’s Legends. These aren’t just any superheroes, however. They’re a unique set of characters drawn from the rich African tradition...

Seahawks’ Unified Protest During National Anthem Might Not Happen After All

It looks like the Seattle Seahawks' plan to sit out the national anthem at Sunday's season opener might be a no-go. Earlier this week, a few of the team's players hinted at the possibility of...

Erica Garner Rips Mayor DeBlasio: ‘Just Cause You Love Black P—- Don’t Mean You...

Erica Garner, eldest daughter of the late Eric Garner, gave quite the tongue lashing Thursday when she blasted New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio for declining to release the disciplinary records of the officer...

Obama Administration Urges Schools to Clarify Roles of School Resource Officers

The Obama Administration, in conjunction with the Departments of Education and Justice, is encouraging schools across the nation to explicitly define the role of school resource officers and campus police. The departments sent letters to...

Black Students Targeted as Part of ‘Unauthorized’ Voter Registration Scheme at Georgia University

Black students at Kennesaw State University may be the target of a voter registration scheme meant to keep them from being able to vote in the upcoming November election. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, university...

Seattle Seahawks Hint at En Masse Protest of National Anthem

Last week, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sent the nation into a tizzy when he refused to rise for the national anthem. Kaepernick's move was an act of protest denouncing the ongoing issues...

Activist Darren Seals Wasn’t the First Ferguson Man to be Shot, Torched in his...

St. Louis police are investigating a possible link between the murder of a well-known activist and the 2014 death of a man during the Ferguson, Missouri protests. Activist Darren Seals, 29, was found shot to...

Spike in Jersey Sales Prompts Kaepernick to Donate All Proceeds ‘Back into the Communities’

With the country still reeling from Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem, supporters of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback are opening their wallets to buy up every last one of his...

California University Grants Black Students a ‘Safe Space’ with ‘Blacks-Only’ Campus Housing

California State University Los Angeles is the latest in a string of public universities to offer campus housing exclusively for African-American students. The move to establish a "Blacks-only" co-ed housing area comes just nine months...

Uncertain Funding, Low Enrollment Pose Threat to African-American Studies Programs at Illinois Universities

The future looks bleak for Black studies programs offered at 12 Illinois public colleges and universities. Uncertain state funding and low enrollment numbers have led many institutions to restructure the culturally unique programs; others have...

U.K. Activists to Stage Protest over Mass Deportation of Jamaican Residents Who Lived in...

Activists in the U.K. plan to push back against plans for several Jamaican citizens to board a charter plane from Great Britain back to Jamaica. According to The Guardian, a demonstration planned by the activists...

Missouri Woman Arrested After Fabricating Story About Black Man Robbing Her at Gunpoint

A Jimmy John's delivery woman is in hot water after she lied to police about being robbed at gunpoint by an African-American man at the University of Missouri last Thursday. According to the Columbia Daily...

Authorities Threaten to Boycott Kaepernick While Rapist Brock Turner’s Parents Plead for Extra Police...

Upon his release from a California county jail Friday, swarms of armed and angry protesters greeted convicted rapist Brock Turner at his Sugarcreek, Ohio home the following morning. Turner drew national outrage for raping...

White Nationalists, Neo-Nazis Outnumber ISIS Sympathizers on Social Media, Study Says

A recent study on U.S. extremism released Thursday revealed that the social media presence of white nationalists and Neo-Nazis is growing at an exponential rate. According to an analysis conducted by researchers at George Washington...

How Simon Bolivar, UN Peacekeeping Efforts Play into a String of Broken Promises to...

There is a seamless historical continuity between the Great Liberator Simon Bolivar’s arrival in Haiti on this date 200 years ago and the United Nation’s acknowledgment last month that its peacekeeping forces were deeply...

Lena Dunham Issues Apology Following Backlash over Questionable Comments Made Against Odell Beckham Jr.

Following severe social media backlash, actress Lena Dunham has issued an apology for a slew of controversial comments she made about NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Dunham came under fire for her remarks on...

School Resource Officer Who Hurled Black Teen Across Classroom Won’t Face Charges

Prosecutors have declined to criminally charge a disgraced South Carolina cop who forcefully dragged a Black teenage girl across a Spring Valley High classroom after she refused to hand over her cell phone. The...

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