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All Lanes Blocked on I-20 West Bound After Highway Buckles

The City of Atlanta is literally falling apart. All lanes of I-20 West were blocked around 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 17, after an underground gas leak caused part of the highway to buckle, according to...

Atlanta School Board Chairman Talks Education, Improving Learning Outcomes for Black Youths

Improving educational outcomes for Atlanta's K-12 students not only depends on city and local leadership, it also relies on the willingness of those in the community to help. That was the key message Atlanta Board of...

89 Cases Involving Gwinnett County Cops Who Assaulted Black Motorist Are Thrown Out by...

The Gwinnett County Solicitor's Office has dismissed more than six dozen cases involving two Georgia officers fired for kicking and punching a Black driver during a traffic stop last week. Gwinnett County Solicitor-General Rosanna Szabo...

Researchers Find That Even Babies Are More Comfortable Around People of Their Same Race

Babies whose parents fail to introduce them to a variety of people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds early in life risk developing biases toward those who don't look like them, new studies suggest. Researchers...

Death of Trailblazing Black Judge Was Likely Suicide, Police Say; Conspiracy Theories Fly

The mysterious death of trailblazing New York Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was likely a suicide, according to law enforcement officials. Abdus-Salaam, whose body was found floating along the Hudson River Wednesday, April 12, was the first...

Gwinnett PD Fires Two Officers Guilty of Using Excessive Force On Black Motorist; DA...

Two Gwinnett County police officers found themselves out of a job Thursday, April 13, less than 24 hours after video surfaced of them kicking and punching a Black motorist in handcuffs. The disturbing turn of...

New Study Explains Why Black College Grads Have Harder Time Accumulating Wealth Than Whites

For many, getting a college education is the first step toward living the American Dream. You find a good-paying job, save up for a new home, maybe marriage and eventually retire when the time is...

LeBron James Launches I PROMISE Program to Help At-Risk Youths Make It Through High...

As part of his ongoing commitment to help students reach their fullest potential, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James on Tuesday, April 11, announced a partnership between the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public...

Nearly 1 Year Later, Florida Officer Who Shot Unarmed Caretaker Charged with Attempted Manslaughter

The North Miami police officer who shot an autistic man's caretaker last summer is now facing criminal charges. The Florida State Attorney's office announced charges against Florida Officer Johnathan Aledda Wednesday, April 12, charging him...

How Philly’s African-American Leaders, Business Owners Are Encouraging Residents to “Buy Black”

A new community program in West Philadelphia is encouraging residents to spend their hard-earned cash at local Black-owned businesses. Even better, they'll be rewarded with discounts each time they do so. Community leaders and Black...

Sean Spicer Triggers Firestorm After Comparing Hitler, Syrian Leader Assad

Press Secretary Sean Spicer has put his foot in his mouth once again. During his daily White House press briefing Tuesday, April 11, Spicer unequivocally declared that Adolf Hitler hadn't used chemical weapons in World War...

S.C. Rep. Who Yelled ‘You Lie!’ at Obama Hears the Same at Town Hall...

The congressman who heckled former President Barack Obama during a speech eight years ago finally got a taste of his own medicine at a crowded town hall event in Graniteville, S.C., Monday, April 11. Rep....

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Finally Resigns Amid Messy Political Scandal

Robert Bentley's time as Alabama governor came to a close Monday, April 10, after allegations he violated campaign ethics laws and abused his power as the state's chief executive to cover up an affair...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas’ Voter ID Law — Again — for Being Discriminatory

For the second time, a federal judge on Monday, April 10, ruled that Texas' voter ID law was filed with intent to discriminate against Black and Latino voters. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled...

Four Prominent Attorneys Come to Defense of Homeless Man Being Accused In I-85 Bridge...

The homeless man accused of setting the massive fire that caused the collapse of a crucial portion of I-85 last month is now equipped with a team of high-powered attorneys who will represent him...

Public Slave Auctions are Regular Occurrence in Libya, West African Survivors Say

The sale of Black people has become so normalized in Libya that West African migrants are openly being bought and sold in modern-day slave markets, several survivors told the U.N. agency assisting them in their...

Federal Judge Approves Baltimore Police Consent Decree, Rejects DOJ Request for Delay

A federal judge signed off on the proposed consent decree between Baltimore and the U.S. Justice Department on Friday, April 7, requiring the city to make exhaustive reforms to its embattled police department. In approving...

Two Inmates Serving Life Sentences Charged with Killing Four Fellow Prisoners In S.C. Prison

Authorities have charged two inmates at South Carolina's Kirkland Correctional Institution with murder in the deaths of four fellow inmates at a dorm in the prison last week. Inmates Denver Jordan Simmons, 35, of Flintstone, Ga.,...

Report: Customers in Predominantly Black, Latino Neighborhoods Stuck Paying Higher Insurance Premiums Than White...

Something as simple as a driver's ZIP code could impact how much major insurers decide to charge customers for their auto insurance, a new report revealed. A first-of-its-kind analysis by investigative journalism organization ProPublica and Consumer...

Kansas City Votes to Reduce Penalties, Eliminate Jail Time for Marijuana Offenses

Kansas City voters made their voices heard Tuesday, April 4, when they cast their ballots in favor of a measure to curtail court penalties for people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Winning a significant...

Study: With Just One Black Teacher, Black Students Much More Likely to Graduate High...

The chances that low-income Black boys will drop out of school decrease significantly when they have at least one Black teacher in the classroom, according to a new study. A recent report from the IZA...

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