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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...

Video Shows Shocking Moments Onlookers Failed to Help Chicago Man Who was Beaten, Robbed,...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpCm6MYVlUo This 4 minute and 15 second video, obtained and published by The Chicago Tribune shows the night a Chicago man was beaten, robbed, and ultimately run over by a passing taxi cab, all while onlookers...

Watch South Carolina Sheriff Defend Belief That NAACP is Most Racist Group in America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3VL_TIyzpM In an April 21 WYFF newscast, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright can be heard comparing the NAACP to the infamous Klu Klux Klan, a hate group. Wright made the controversial comments during a Greenville-Spartanburg Republican...

Michigan Residents React to Criminal Charges Brought Against Officials in Flint Water Crisis

The residents of Flint, Michigan are finally receiving some good news. Two Michigan state officials and a Flint city administrator will be criminally charged for their roles in the Flint water crisis. The charges were...

Ex-Cops Plead Guilty to Shooting, Killing Unarmed Civilians on Danziger Bridge in Exchange for...

Former officers of the New Orleans police force pleaded guilty Wednesday to the shootings of five unarmed citizens following Hurricane Katrina. The officers accepted a plea deal and received greatly reduced sentences for their...

‘I Always Bet on Black:’ Roland Martin Promises to Shine Bill O’Reilly’s Shoes if...

https://youtu.be/FfAAdaVKiB8 On his morning news program, "News One Now," journalist Roland Martin responded to racist remarks made by Bill O'Reilly concerning "ill-educated" Black youth and unemployment. Martin criticized O'Reilly for constantly talking down about Black youth...

Not Everyone is Thrilled About Harriet Tubman Appearing on $20 Bill

On Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that Harriet Tubman, a Black woman who led thousands of enslaved people to freedom, will appear on the $20 bill. She will replace Andrew Jackson, who was...

Dwindling Budgets, Low Enrollment Force HBCUs to Seek Non-Black Students

Faced with a tight budget, Dr. Harry L. Williams, president of Delaware State University, a historically Black institution, desperately sought ways to cut spending. And he found one. Williams eliminated a quarter of the...

Bill O’Reilly Out Does Himself in Rant About ‘Ill-Educated, Under-Classed’ Blacks

In the talking points segment of his show. "The O'Reilly Factor," Bill O'Reilly made a scathing generalization about African-Americans, claiming they are uneducated and have "tattoos on their foreheads." The Fox talk-show host also...

Melissa Harris-Perry Promises to Keep Focus on ‘Race and Gender’ in New Gig

Just two months after her public split with MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry is joining Elle.com as the website's new editor-at-large. Harris-Perry took to Twitter Monday evening to share the good news with fans. https://twitter.com/MHarrisPerry/status/722195804426014721 She also explained...

Clemson Racks Up Another Racial Incident After Threatening Message Sent to Top Football Recruit:...

A New Jersey high school football star was the target of a threatening voice mail left on his school's answering machine a day before he visited prospective school Clemson University. The message was left for...

The Auction of 272 Enslaved Africans Saved Georgetown: How Will It Make Amends?

Georgetown is yet another university that has had to come to terms with its dark past. During a financial crisis that threatened the existence of the university in 1838, Georgetown opted to sell 272 of...

It Took a Full Year for a St. Louis University Baseball Player to Face...

A St. Louis University baseball player referred to President Barack Obama as a "f-cking watermelon eating baboon" in a private group message with his teammates. Now, one year later, the club is being investigated,...

President Obama Teams Up with Steph Curry for ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ PSA (VIDEO)

https://youtu.be/NJLegrl72qo In this one-minute video, President Barack Obama teams up with NBA star Steph Curry to push the importance of mentors in young people's lives. The president's mentoring initiative, My Brother's Keeper, is "a call to...

Watch: Fox Contributor Says Al Sharpton “Clearly Is a Racist,” but Not Donald Trump

Radio talk show host David Webb appeared on "Fox & Friends" Friday morning to describe the response he got from protesters after he asked why they hate Donald Trump. When asked if he thought...

Better Make Room: First Lady Michelle Obama Dishes Advice on Working Hard and Going...

Donning a pink and red color-block dress, First Lady Michelle Obama shines on the front cover of Seventeen Magazine. FLOTUS sat down with the magazine to discuss higher education and offer advice to those...

Watch: Million Student March Organizer Schools Fox’s Neil Cavuto on Capitalism, Greed and Free...

Fox Business Network's Neil Cavuto invited Million Student March Organizer Darletta Scruggs to appear on his show Thursday evening, and let's just say things got a little heated. Scruggs, a supporter of free college for...

With Fenty Beauty, Rihanna Joins Growing Group of Black Women Launching Makeup Lines

Singer Rihanna is back to work, work, work as usual, this time landing a deal with Kendo, a division of LVMH Moët Hennesy Louis Vuitton, to develop her very own makeup line. According to WWD magazine,...

Clemson University Breaks Ground on Markers That Will Honor School’s Former Enslaved Workers

In an effort to address the not so pretty parts of its past, Clemson University held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for a marker that will be placed near the previous residence of  former laborers...

‘Being Black is Not a Crime:’ Suspicion Was Enough to Have Black Passenger Removed...

A Black passenger claims he was the victim of racial profiling after being removed from an EasyJet flight headed to London. Mehary Yemane-Tesfagiorgis, 34, was on his way back to his hometown from Rome when...

Movie Chronicling #FlintWaterCrisis Coming to Cable TV

News of the the Flint water crisis splashed across our television screens back in April of 2014. Now, details of the ongoing crisis are making their way back in the form of a docudrama. The...

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