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Cop Who Killed Jordan Edwards, 15, Fired; Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, DA Now Investigating

The Dallas-area officer who fatally shot a Black high school freshman over the weekend is now out of a job. The Balch Springs Police Department fired Officer Roy Oliver Tuesday, May 2, after he fired...

Braiding Hair Without a License Is No Longer a Crime In Indiana, Thanks to...

Once tangled up by the state's strict cosmetology laws, hair braiders in Indiana are now free to continue their practice without obtaining an occupational license. On Sunday, Indiana became the 22nd state to exempt natural...

Supreme Court Ruling Gives Green Light for Cities to Sue Big Banks Over Predatory...

Cities can now sue banks over predatory mortgage lending to nonwhite borrowers, thanks to a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court ruled 5-3 on Monday, May 1, that the city of Miami...

Black Immigrant Alliance Fights to Stop Mass Deportations of 50,000 Haitians, 4,000 Somalis

Though largely seen as an issue affecting Latinos, Black immigrants are often faced with the threat of deportation, too. That's why the Black Alliance for Just Immigration is now fighting to aid the nearly...

D.C. Tops List In Homeownership Rates Among Blacks, Latinos

The national gap in homeownership rates between all households and Black and Latino households has largely remained the same since 1970 — until now. A recent report reviewing progress in nationwide homeownership rates by online...

Three Years Later, Water Specialist Says Broken Pipes, Not Lack of Water Treatment, Was...

Although it's been three years, the struggle for Flint, Mich., is far from over as the lead-tainted city is still in need of new water pipes. The Environmental Protection Agency approved a $100-million grant for...

Dallas Cop Shoots Black Teen, 15, In Head with Rifle; Medical Examiner Rules Death a...

The death of a Black teen killed during an encounter with police over the weekend has been ruled a homicide, according to The Dallas Morning News. Jordan Edwards, a freshman at Mesquite High School, was...

Report: White House Considering Sheriff David Clarke for Dept. of Homeland Security Post

The Black Milwaukee sheriff who referred to Black Lives Matter as a "terrorist organization" is reportedly being considered for a position at the Department of Homeland Security. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is in line...

Widow of Uber Engineer Who Killed Himself Blames Stressful Work Environment

It was last August that Zecole Thomas found her husband, self-taught computer engineer Joseph Thomas, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Now, she's suing ride-sharing start-up Uber for the intense, stressful work culture she...

Congressional Caucus to Present Report with Solutions Addressing Missing Black Girls

One missing Black child is one too many. Now, a congressional caucus founded by three African-American women is promising to present a report by the end of the year with solutions on tackling the issue...

Atlanta Psychiatrist Brilliantly Outlines Why This White Man’s Thinly Veiled Racism About His Train...

In response to his local newspaper's efforts to foster conversations around race, an Atlanta-area man thought it fitting to detail his experience riding Metropolitan Atlanta's Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, from his largely white...

In Effort to Avoid Government Shutdown, White House Agrees to Continue Paying Obamacare Insurer...

The Trump administration has agreed to continue paying Obamacare insurer subsidies, thus mitigating fears that a dispute over the issue with Democrats might result in a government shutdown. The move is a big shift from...

Criminal Charges Filed Against Gwinnett Co. Officers Who Kicked, Punched Black Motorist

Two former Gwinnett County officers who were videotaped kicking and punching a man during a traffic stop earlier this month have been charged. Ex-officer Robert McDonald and Sgt. Mike Bongiovanni are charged with one misdemeanor charge of battery...

Minnesota Man Who Shot 5 Black Lives Matter Protesters Sentenced to 15 Years

A Minnesota man has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars for a 2015 shooting that left five Black Lives Matter protesters severely injured. Hennepin County Judge Hilary Lindell Caligiuri sentenced Allen Scarsella on Wednesday, April...

Harvard Business School’s Case Studies Were Lacking Black Entrepreneurs, So This Professor Did Something...

When it comes to business school education, case studies are key in presenting students with real-life business challenges. Most of these studies are authored by Harvard Business School professionals. However, less than 1 percent of...

Obama Called a ‘Hypocrite’ After Agreeing to $400K Speaking Engagement at Wall Street Conference

Post-presidential speaking engagements are known to be quite lucrative, and former President Barack Obama is about to cash in. The ex-POTUS is slated to earn a whopping $400,000 for an appearance at a Wall Street...

White House Unveils Tax Plan Touting ‘Biggest Tax Cut’ In History

Just three days shy of his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has finally unveiled a blueprint of his tax plan promising a "bigly" reduced 15 percent business tax rate for large corporations...

How Black Politicians Are Fighting the Resurgence of ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

In 2012, Florida teen Trayvon Martin became a poster-child for the state's contested Stand Your Ground law, which granted residents like neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman the authority to use lethal force to "defend himself"...

Statements from Cops Involved In Tamir Rice Shooting Released: ‘I Didn’t Know He Was...

For the first time since the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, never-before-seen interviews of the officers involved in the November 2014 shooting have been released. Officers Frank Garmback and Timothy Loehmann sat down with...

Florida Principal Transferred After Suggesting White Students be Segregated at Predominately Black School

A principal at a predominately Black elementary school in St. Petersburg, Fla., has asked to be reassigned amid backlash over a email she sent to teachers instructing them to group white students together in...

Princeton University Renames Campus Buildings In Honor of Black Nobel Laureates Toni Morrison, Sir...

Princeton University is looking to honor those who've brought "a more diverse presence" to its campus in a big way. The prestigious school announced plans on Tuesday, April 18, to rename two campus buildings in...

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