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Never-Before-Seen ‘Freedom Papers’ Give Glimpse Into Tortuous Life In Bondage

A general store owner from Maryland got quite the surprise when he finally untied the ribbon on a stack of antique documents his family had kept tucked in a safe for decades. For years, Danny...

Grand Jury Indicts Five More Inauguration-Day Protesters on Felony Rioting Charges, Over 200 Now...

A federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., indicted five more demonstrators on Tuesday, Feb. 21, on felony rioting charges stemming from the violent Inauguration Day protests that erupted in the capital last month, bringing...

Rep. Elijah Cummings: Congressional Black Caucus Will Meet With Donald Trump

It looks like President Donald Trump is scheduled to have a sit-down with members of the Congressional Black Caucus after all. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), a member of the CBC, told CBS' "Face the Nation"...

Bill Gates Says Robots Who Take Humans’ Jobs Should Pay Taxes

As businesses increasingly rely on machines with brains to do the jobs once held by humans, tech billionaire Bill Gates has proposed taxing companies who use robots in an effort to slow the wave...

Hundreds of Workers Fired After Participating In ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Strike

Scores of employees across the nation have reportedly been fired after participating in the "Day Without Immigrants" protest, in which hundreds of people missed one day of work to voice their frustration over President...

Civil Rights Commission: Primary Cause of the Flint Water Crisis Is ‘Systemic Racism’ In...

Michigan's Civil Rights Commission issued a scathing report on Friday, Feb. 17, asserting that "systemic racism" was at the root of Flint's devastating water crisis. The lengthy 135-page report addresses the history of racism in...

FBI Arrests Man Accused of Planning to Commit Attack In the ‘Spirit of Dylann...

A South Carolina man is behind bars after FBI officials say he discussed plans to carry out a Dylann Roof-style attack on worshipers at a Jewish temple. Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell, 29, of Conway, was...

Statue of Iconic Inventor Lewis Latimer Will Stay Put, Thanks to Push Back from...

A bronze statue depicting prominent African-American inventor Lewis H. Latimer will remain outside the Margaret E. Morton government center in Bridgeport, Conn., after all. Facing mounting pressure from local Black leaders, Mayor Joe Ganim and...

New Study Confirms What We Already Knew: Voter ID Laws Are Incredibly Racist

Conservative lawmakers often tout voter ID laws as a method of combating voter fraud, but study after study has shown that, while possible, voter fraud is incredibly rare. A new study by political scientists Zoltan...

Nat Turner’s Bible Donated to National Museum of African-American History and Culture

Washington D.C.'s National Museum of African-American History and Culture is acquiring yet another important piece of Black history, thanks to the generosity of a Virginia Beach woman. The Bible of preacher Nat Turner is now...

Paris Anti-Police Protests Rage On After Officer Allegedly Sodomize Black Man

Anti-police protests in Paris turned violent Wednesday night, Feb. 15, marking the second week of fiery demonstrations sparked by the alleged rape of a Black man by a French police officer with a baton...

ACLU Files Lawsuit Accusing San Diego Police of Unlawfully Coercing DNA Samples from Black...

The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties filed a lawsuit against the city of San Diego on Wednesday, Feb. 15, accusing city officers of illegally detaining and collecting DNA samples from a group...

Chicago School Board Sues State of Illinois, Alleges ‘Separate and Unequal Funding’ for Black...

Chicago Public Schools has filed a lawsuit against the Illinois State Board of Education accusing the state of employing "two separate and demonstrably unequal systems" for funding Chicago schools, which are predominately African-American and...

Leaked Emails Show Clarence Thomas’ Wife Pushing Support for Trump’s Travel Ban, Executive Orders

It looks like Justice Clarence Thomas' wife, Ginni Thomas, is riding the Trump train, too. Leaked emails obtained exclusively by the Daily Beast show Ginni Thomas trying to rally support behind President Donald Trump's agenda. If...

GOP-Led Congress Votes to Make It Easier for the Mentally Ill to Buy Guns

The GOP Congress just made it easier for people with mental disabilities to get their hands on a firearm. The Senate voted 57-43 on Wednesday, Feb. 15, to block an Obama-era regulation that would've prevented...

Lawsuit: N.C. County’s At-Large Election Process Is Designed Specifically to Thwart Black Candidates

Though African-American residents account for a third of the population in rural Jones County, N.C., they're systemically hindered from electing candidates who will address their concerns, a new voting rights lawsuit argues. The lawsuit, filed...

Henrietta Lacks’ Family Seeks Compensation for Use of Cells Responsible for Groundbreaking Medical Advances

The family of Henrietta Lacks is seeking compensation from Johns Hopkins University and other institutions for the unlawful use of her "immortal" cells in research that spearheaded decades of scientific and medical advances. Lacks' eldest...

Kellyanne Conway Denies Tweeting ‘Love You Back’ to White Nationalist

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway is in hot water yet again after showing a little Valentine's Day love to a white nationalist via Twitter on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Earlier that day, Conway appeared on...

Chicago Museum Unveils Documents from ’60s Black Police League That Fought Abuse

In an effort to add context to the ongoing debate over policing in the U.S., Chicago's Museum of History has unveiled a series of documents, photos and memorabilia on an African- American police league...

Critics Slam Conservative Cartoonist for Re-Imagining Iconic Civil Rights Painting Featuring Betsy DeVos

A political cartoon comparing contested Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to a young Black girl facing racial discrimination in the 1960s South sent shockwaves through the Internet on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The cartoon, illustrated by...

Entrepreneur Seeks to Fill Literature Void with Bronx’s First Independently-Owned Bookstore

In a borough of more than 1.4 million people and ten colleges, the Bronx was left without a single bookstore after the Barnes & Noble near the Bay Plaza Shopping Center closed its doors. Now,...

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