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Texas Officer Suspended After Cringe-Worthy Video of Cops Manhandling Teens At Pool Party Goes...

What was supposed to be a carefree pool party for a Texas teens’ birthday took a horrendous turn on Friday when officers reminded the young crowd of Black teens that there is no age...

Chicago Pastor Urges Black Community to Think Again About Their Democratic Loyalty After Yet...

For a long time, the vast majority of Black voters have lined up at the polls to cast their ballots in favor of the Democratic Party. It’s a fact that has proven the power of...

Drug Crimes Gone Awry or the Aftermath of Police Temper Tantrums? Officials Struggle to...

Crime rates are at a disconcerting high in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray roughly two months ago, but while some officials are pointing fingers at drug crimes and gang wars, others insist...

St. Louis Artist Fights Back Against ‘Jim Crow’ Portrayals of Black People With New...

We frequently see today how mainstream media attempts to control the public’s perception of the Black community, but one artist is working to rewrite the type of racially charged narrative that plagued the community...

Chatham County Teen Michael Ajibade’s Death Ruled a Homicide as Officials Remain Eerily Quiet

In recent months, police officers have been heavily criticized for the way they treat two types of suspects—Black suspects and those with mental illnesses. Back in January, Georgia officers allegedly killed a suspect who checked...

China May Be Behind Yet Another Massive Hack in the U.S., But Efforts to...

Roughly four million former and current federal employees’ information was put at risk after a massive cyber attack, U.S. officials announced on Thursday. The sheer amount of private information placed at risk is troubling enough...

Black Girls Smile Creator Fighting to Dispel the Misconceptions of Mental Health In the...

It doesn’t take much research to discover that, despite being one of the main demographics targeted by mental illness, it’s still largely taboo in the Black community. Black people are far too often misdiagnosed early...

Janet Jackson Back With New Music and World Tour, But Claims of Record-Breaking Deal...

Janet Jackson is finally making her return to the music business after dropping Discipline back in 2008, but in the midst of her big announcement it seems the rumor mill has spun out of...

The $500M Meant to Rebuild Haiti Only Created Six Houses as the Red Cross...

Roughly five years ago, tragedy struck the already impoverished country of Haiti in the form of a massive earthquake. Images of demolished homes, people living in poverty and an entire landscape that was now...

Here’s Why the Design Industry Is Yet Another Field in Desperate Need of More...

When you think of industries in America that are in desperate need of diversity and social justice, a variety of fields may come to mind. From education to the media business, there are many industries...

Princeton Finally Becomes the Last of the Ivy Leagues to Offer an African American...

It’s hard to imagine that for decades, one of the nation’s wealthiest and more prominent universities didn’t offer an African American studies program, but it’s true. Starting in the fall, Princeton students will finally have...

8 Amazing Facts About African Immigrants Excelling In The U.S.

African Immigrants Most Educate Despite the economic plights many are faced with when coming to America, the Census Bureau found that a significant amount of the foreign-born population from Africa have a higher level of...

The Tragic Death of Alesia Thomas Underscores How America’s Systems Are Failing the Mentally...

In one California neighborhood, a Black 35-year-old mother, suffering from a mental health disorder, wanted nothing more than to do the right thing for her children. Feeling as if she had nowhere to turn to...

Telling Poor, Smart Kids That All It Takes Is Hard Work to Be as...

When it was revealed that low-income students face greater challenges in school and are far less likely than their wealthier peers to attend or graduate college, the message to this disadvantaged group of students...

Tom Hanks’ Gun Toting, Racial Slur Slinging Son Will Likely Not be Labeled a...

Another unruly, uncivilized thug has joined the list of rappers touting weapons on social media and posting threats online. His consistent use of the N-word is cringe-worthy and severely damaging the progress of the...

Has One State Created the Ideal Blueprint for Police Reform Legislation That Could Save...

Despite national news constantly alerting the nation of the death of yet another unarmed Black citizen by police, legislators have been dragging their feet on implementing the types of changes that might boost police...

Remembering the Lost ‘Black Separatist Community’ of Weeksville, Tucked Away in New York’s Shadow

New York is a place where nearly every corner seems to be a reminder of the richness of Black history. From the jazz clubs and theaters that line the streets of Harlem to the...

‘Selma’ Star David Oyelowo Has Two Roles He Won’t Be Playing in the Future—The...

David Oyelowo is still considered a newcomer to the Hollywood scene but he’s already taken on a great variety of roles ranging from a historic civil rights leader to an assistant district attorney. He’s a...

TSA to Receive a Major Shakeup After Failing to Detect 95 Percent of Mock...

While many people were being convinced that the expiration of the Patriot Act had suddenly left them vulnerable to terrorist attacks and other threats to their safety, a more immediate line of defense was...

Activists, Diplomats to Gather for Ceremony Honoring Hundreds of Enslaved People Who Died in...

After the remains from a 1794 slave ship was discovered off South Africa’s shores, a ceremony has been arranged in order to honor the more than 200 enslaved men and women who drowned at...

As Progressives Push to Appeal to Black Voters, Have Messages of Economic Equality Cast...

With the Black Lives Matter movement remaining strong just ahead of the 2016 presidential election, it’s no surprise that candidates have felt the pressure to mention civil rights and criminal justice reform as they push...

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