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No Drugs, Alcohol Found at Party Where Cop Fatally Shot Texas Teen Jordan Edwards

It turns out no teenagers were drinking or doing drugs at a neighborhood party in Balch Springs, Texas, where an officer ended up shooting and killing a 15-year-old boy. A law enforcement official, who spoke...

Nigeria’s Population to Surpass America’s by 2050, New Report Shows

Nigeria's population is growing so fast, it's slated to become the third-largest country in the world, according to a new population prospects report by the United Nations. The African nation currently stands as the seventh...

East Chicago Residents Forced from Their Homes Due to Lead-Contaminated Land; EPA Drags Feet...

Residents of an East Chicago, Ind., public housing complex have just 60 days to find new homes after being directed to evacuate the property due to dangerous levels of lead and arsenic in the...

New NRA Recruitment Ad Is Essentially a Call to Violence Against Anti-Trump Resistance —...

https://youtu.be/XtGOQFf9VCE A new recruitment ad by the National Rifle Association has angered gun control advocates and gun defenders alike, leading critics on both sides to denounce the pro-gun organization for its incendiary message and implied...

Wrongfully Convicted Central Park Five Receive Honorary High School Diplomas

For the group of Black and Latino teens wrongly convicted of rape nearly 30 years ago, the memorable milestones marking young adulthood, like getting dapper for prom or pulling up in your first car,...

Young Black Girls Perceived As Less Innocent Than White Girls of the Same Age,...

Adults tend to view Black girls as young as 5 years old as less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers, according to recent study by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and...

Video of Cop Punching Black Man In the Head Leads to Officer’s Suspension, Atlanta PD...

Blue On Black Crime: Atlanta Police Beats Black Man During Arrest#BLACKLIVESMATTER Happening right now...this is how #AtlantaPolice is treats black men, this man is not offering any resistance. "Black men aren't safe in Atlanta....

Video Showing Off-Duty Lansing Police Officer Throttling Black Teenager Sparks Investigation

https://youtu.be/CjmZ0ngjalY The Lansing Police Department is investigating graphic footage of an off-duty police officer pinning down an African-American teenager and threatening his life for alleged trespassing. The video spread quickly across social media this week, sparking...

N.J. Assemblywoman Makes Case for Controversial Bill Requiring Schools to Teach Students How to...

The recent passage of New Jersey Assembly Bill A1114, which requires school districts to instruct schoolchildren on how to interact with police, has been met with severe backlash from local activists and parents who feel the proposed...

Texas Police Chief Accused of Calling Beauty Queen a ‘Black B—h’ Resigns

A Texas police chief resigned unexpectedly Monday, June 26, amid fallout from the controversial arrest of a local beauty queen earlier this year. News of Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews resignation came during a City...

The Future of U.S. Olympic Swimming Is Slated to be a Black 17-Year-Old National...

Standing 6 feet, 9 inches tall at just 17 years old, elite-level swimmer Reece Whitley is shaping up to be the next famous face of U.S. Olympic swimming. Whitley's surge to the top has...

Black Lawmakers Urge Uber to Diversify Its Executive Leadership

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling on Uber to hire more nonwhite executives, especially as the multibillion-dollar ride-hailing company struggles to fill a number of vacant leadership positions. In light of recent turmoil at the...

New Jersey College Defends Decision to Fire Professor After Her Heated Debate on Fox...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJM-UsidVvk&feature=youtu.be A New Jersey college has defended the firing of an African-American adjunct professor who engaged in a racially charged war of words with Fox News' host Tucker Carlson on national TV earlier this month. Citing...

D.C. Councilmember Outraged After Police Handcuff Black Teens for Selling Bottled Water

Images of three African-American teens handcuffed by U.S. Park Police for selling bottled water on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., last week made its rounds on social media, sparking outrage among critics who...

BLM Activists Disrupt Minnesota Pride Parade to Protest Inclusion of Police In Wake of Castile Verdict

The 2017 Twin Cities Pride Festival was off to a great start this weekend, as over 150,000 people packed downtown Minneapolis to celebrate the Pride parade and all things LGBTQ. The fun was over before...

N.J. State Assembly Passes Bill Requiring Schools to Teach Students How to Talk to...

A Black Lives Matter branch in Paterson, N.J., is urging residents to sign its petition calling for a 'No' vote on a new bill that would mandate schools to teach students how to interact...

St. Louis Police Claim ‘Friendly Fire’ Incident After White Cop Shoots Black Off-Duty Officer

An off-duty cop was wounded by a fellow officer following a high-speed chase that ended near the off-duty officer's home in St. Louis' North Pointe neighborhood late Wednesday. Local station Fox 2 Now reported that...

Police Determine ‘Noncredible’ Threat After Professor’s Social Media Comments Prompts Closure of Connecticut College

A college campus in Hartford, Conn., was closed Wednesday, June 21, as police moved in to investigate multiple nonspecific threats allegedly made by a staff member at the school. Hartford Police and the Trinity College...

Arab Leaders Call Out Their Own Community for Negative Attitudes, Bigotry Toward African-Americans

https://youtu.be/X44NUijWeSI While Arabs and African-Americans seemingly share a common struggle against the power structure that is white supremacy, it's no secret that the two groups have a less-than-ideal relationship. Former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib experienced the...

Jury In Philando Castile Case Packed with White, Middle-Aged, Gun-Loving Police Supporters

A detailed look at the jurors in the criminal case against former Minnesota officer Jeronimo Yanez offers new insight into how the cop who fatally shot Philando Castile managed to get off scot-free. A piece...

Black College Suspends Professor After On-Air War of Words with Fox News Host

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsRyYr7XuVI A New Jersey professor claims she was "publicly lynched" after she was suspended "until further notice" following an on-air feud with Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Former Essex County College professor Lisa Durden got into...

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