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A University of Michigan Exec Starts Investigation Over Mistreatment of Black Patients, Gets Fired...

A former University of Michigan professor and hospital executive is suing the institution after she says she was fired for conducting an investigative study into claims that Black patients were treated unfairly by U-M Health...

New Orleans Mayor Seeks Settlements in Danziger Bridge, Henry Glover Shooting Cases

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is looking to settle a slew of civil rights claims against the city stemming from a pair of lawsuits that accuse News Orleans police of committing notorious acts of...

Washington Deputies Arrive for Distress Call, Incident Ends with Pregnant Woman Shot and Killed

King County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a pregnant mother of three Friday night in Washington as they arrived to the woman's home to check on her well-being. Authorities were called to the home of...

Auburn to Honor Charles Barkley with Statue Outside Arena

Retired basketball star Charles Barkley is set to receive a statue outside Auburn Arena — making him the first former athlete who wasn't a football player to be immortalized on the university's campus. According to the Washington...

Trump’s Rhetoric Riles Up ‘Christian Soldier’ for Civil War If Clinton Wins Election

Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric as of late has been anything but appealing for fellow Republicans. The GOP candidate's frivolous accusations of a "rigged" election, warnings of a constitutional crisis and his refusal to accept...

D.C. Legislators Seek to Make Sweeping Reforms to Juvenile Justice System with New Bill

Lawmakers in the nation's capital are prepping for an upcoming vote that would spark major changes in the District's juvenile justice system. Current policies governing court procedures and conditions of youth confinement are up...

Privatized Prison Industry Fights Back, Seeks Help from Republican Lawmakers to Stay Afloat

The nation's private prisons have come up on hard times lately, as big name agencies move to cut ties with the for-profit lockups. But the industry won't go down without a fight, seeking support...

Are African-American Women More Likely to Experience Hot Flashes During Menopause?

Is it hot in here? Or is it just me? For most women over 50, hot flashes come with the territory of menopause — the period in a woman's life when she stops menstruating and...

FBI, Department of Homeland Security Sued over Documents on Surveillance of BLM Activists

Human rights attorneys for the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center at Case Western Reserve University filed a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland...

Airlines Must Refund Bag Fee for ‘Significantly Delayed’ Luggage, Obama Administration Says

If your luggage is late getting back to you at the airport, you may be entitled to a refund. Under a new set of consumer protection policies drafted by the Obama Administration, airlines must refund...

A Wealthy Black Man Was Lynched in South Carolina, His Family Wanted to Honor...

Can a family honor their slain relative in peace? The answer is no for the family members of a lynched South Carolina man who were deemed "troublemakers" for holding a remembrance ceremony to honor him. Doria...

New Study Explores Exactly Who’s Disciplining Students: Teachers or School Resource Officers?

In the past, disciplining a disruptive student was normally a task left to the discretion of the classroom teacher. But according to a newly released report, educators are increasingly calling on school resource officers...

It’s Official: NAACP Approves Resolution Calling for Moratorium on Charter Schools

Despite major pushback from pro-charter advocates and Black education leaders, the NAACP moved to uphold a controversial resolution this weekend calling for a moratorium on the expansion of charter schools. According to the Washington Post,...

New Project Aims to Better Understand Metastatic Breast Cancer in Black Patients by Sampling...

The first of October marked the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means the beginning of pinked-out programs and events aimed at shedding light on the disease that affects over 300,000 American women...

Former NBA Star Rasheed Wallace Pens Fiery Letter Voicing Frustration over Flint Water Crisis

In the past year, the public health disaster that became known as the Flint Water Crisis has all but disappeared from the daily news cycle. Major media outlets rarely mention it. But former Detroit Pistons...

Emmett Till’s Memorial Repeatedly Vandalized While Killer’s Marker Adorned with Flowers

A memorial marking the spot where then 14-year-old Emmett Till's body was found floating along Mississippi's Tallahatchie River has been vandalized yet again — this time with a barrage of bullet holes. Meanwhile, a similar...

What These Texas State Students Did When Their Professor Asserted All People Are of...

A few Texas State University students weren't too thrilled when their anthropology professor asserted that all living people originated in Africa. The students were so bothered, in fact, that they stormed out of the...

High-Tech Facial Recognition Systems Are New Form of Racial Profiling by Police, Report Says

It's common knowledge that African-Americans oftentimes suffer the brunt of implicit (and explicit) racial bias from law enforcement personnel. But what about the high-tech systems used by police to capture and analyze images of...

‘I’m Gonna Cut Some N——‘: Idaho Man Hurls Racial Slurs, Threatens Black Neighbor, Kids...

A Boise, Idaho man appeared in Ada County Magistrate Court Monday after threatening to kill his Black neighbor, scaring the man's daughters and stealing his car keys. According to the Idaho Statesman, 38-year-old Christopher A. Gauthier was...

New Pennsylvania Bill Would Protect Names of Police in Officer-Involved Shootings

The Pennsylvania Senate is considering a piece of legislation that would protect the identities of state police officers when they use force on civilians and/or fire their weapons. According to Philly Voice, House Bill 1538...

New Beauty App Helps Women Find the Perfect Products for Their Hair and Skin

Have you ever had your perfect twist-out turn to frizz due to the summer heat and humidity? Or your skin start to feel like paper as we creep into the colder months of the...

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