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New Study Shows Disparities in Student Loan Debt Are About More Than Just Income,...

By now it would be hard to find someone who wasn’t aware of the racial disparities that leave Black students drowning in student loan debt after college. Black students typically have to take out more...

SC Police Body Cam Law Proves Officials Don’t Understand the Point of Police Surveillance

A new bill signed into law by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley earlier this week shows exactly why the public has little faith in the widespread implementation of police body cameras. What was pitched as...

After Wave of Foreclosures, City of Detroit Struggles to Sell Thousands of Abandoned, Dilapidated...

Back in May, the city of Detroit was hit with a wave of foreclosures that pushed thousands of families out of their homes and left just as many empty homes sitting on the market...

Remembering the Iconic ‘Free Jazz’ Player Ornette Coleman: A Man Ridiculed for the Same...

One of the jazz world’s most iconic and revolutionary artists, Ornette Coleman, died Thursday morning in New York at the age of 85. Coleman’s publicist broke the news but has yet to release much additional...

Lester Holt Matched Brian Williams’ ‘Nightly News’ Ratings, So Will NBC Match Williams’ $10...

After stepping up to fill in as the NBC Nightly News host during Brian Williams’ suspension, Lester Holt is now poised to take over Williams’ spot permanently. It’s good news for NBC considering Holt has...

Ohio Judge Recommends Murder, Homicide Charges in Tamir Rice Shooting But Prosecution Shows Early...

Frustrations have been growing in Cleveland after months of very little progress on the case of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old Black boy who was fatally shot by officer Timothy Loehmann mere seconds after he...

As Legislative Changes Fail to Follow National Protests, Is the Idea of Black Political...

America has welcomed its first Black president, Black politicians are rising to fame in the Conservative party and more than 40 members of Congress are currently Black, which marks an all time high. Politicians today...

Viola Davis Opens Up About Fear, Responsibility Behind ‘Sexualized’ Role in ‘How to Get...

In more ways than one, Viola Davis proved to be a trailblazer with her stellar portrayal of professor Annalise Keating in How to Get Away with Murder, but during a roundtable discussion for The...

We Should Excuse McKinney Officer’s Barrel-Rolling, Profanity-Laced, Gun-Touting Rampage Because ’Emotions Got the Best...

After McKinney police officer Cpl. Eric Casebolt was seen on video hurling a Black teen to the ground and pointing his gun at two other pool party goers in Texas on Friday, many were...

Without Meaningful Changes in Ferguson, the City Could Be Setting Itself Up for a...

When unarmed teen Michael Brown was fatally shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, it marked a critical moment for the Black Lives Matter movement. In the midst of chaos and unrest, there...

Reginald Eaves, Known as ‘Mr. Civil Rights,’ Passes Away At Age 81 After Decades...

Reginald Eaves, an Atlanta politician and activist who spent much of his life making impactful changes in the city’s Black community, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81 following a series of...

NYPD Chief Bill Bratton Can’t Find Enough Black Recruits Because His ‘Broken Windows’ Legacy...

There are times when irony allows for a hearty laugh and there are times when irony delivers a slightly painful pinch. And then there are times when irony is delivered like an iron clad fist...

McKinney Officer Who Brought Chaos to Pool Party Resigns

Shortly after the video of Cpl. Eric Casebolt slamming a Black teenage girl to the ground and aiming his gun at other teens at a pool party went viral, the officer has decided to...

Mass Eviction of Black Tenants in LA Serves as a Reminder of the Ugliness...

Anyone riding by the Los Angeles apartment complex at 1625 Crenshaw Boulevard over the weekend probably assumed the crowd of tenants were having a special celebration. Neighbors who have long called the complex home came...

Protests Spark and Tensions Flare Ahead of Decision in Police Shooting of Ezell Ford

Tensions are high in Los Angeles as a decision regarding the police shooting of 25-year-old Ezell Ford is quickly approaching. Ford was yet another unarmed Black man that was shot multiple times just days after...

This Prom Queen’s Hand-Made Gown Makes a True Statement About the Beauty of Black...

When New Jersey teen Kyemah McEntyre decided to make a home-made gown for prom, she probably received quite a few raised brows and eye rolls. But when she showed up in a piece that...

Beyoncé Heats Up Some Beef With Fans After Early Morning Vegan Announcement Airs on...

When Beyoncé dropped one of the year’s hottest albums and record-breaking visual projects, she didn’t even make a public announcement. When she was pregnant with baby Blue Ivy and was on her way to motherhood,...

More Than Suicide: How 22-Year-Old Kalief Browder Was Murdered by the Criminal Justice System...

“Ma, I can’t take it anymore.” With an evident sense of hopelessness and despair in his voice, that was the message Kalief Browder told his mother on Friday—a day before he would take his own...

Michael Slager, Cop Who Fatally Shot Walter Scott, Indicted by Grand Jury on Murder...

Roughly two months after former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager fatally shot unarmed 50-year-old Walter Scott, a grand jury has decided to indict him on a murder charge that could land him behind...

Black Transplants Find Success in Rapidly Growing Cities, But Locals Are Too Often Left...

Some of the nation’s greatest economic powerhouse cities also have an impressive record of Black graduates residing in their cities who even go on to obtain some of the most coveted jobs in the...

Unique Initiative Aimed at Boosting Black Boys’ Interest in Reading Proves to Be a...

It’s only been about three weeks since Freddie Stokes launched an admirable initiative to get young Black boys interested in reading by providing them with books that appealed specifically to them. The Books for Boys...

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