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Thomas L. Scott

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Atlanta native and graduate of Morehouse College. Earned a Master's degree in Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

7 Injustices Western Corporations and Industries Have Inflicted on Black People

Shell According to the Guardian, leaked memos from a 2009 lawsuit against the oil company, which settled out of court, revealed that Shell had frequently paid the Nigerian military to brutally quash protests and even helped organize...

As Groundbreaking Superintendent Steps Down, Minneapolis School District Reaches Agreement with Office of Civil...

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, the Minneapolis Public School District reached an agreement with the federal government to address the discriminatory disciplinary actions that disproportionately affected Black...

In Missouri, Peaceful Protests for Antonio Martin Continue

The death of another Black man at the hands of a white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, not far from where Michael Brown was fatally shot in Ferguson, led to another series of protests...

10 Racist Scientific Theories About Black People That Have Been Thoroughly Debunked

These racist theories that have since been debunked were once popular and accepted ideologies that supported racist perceptions of Black people. The theories were used to justify the mistreatment and enslavement of Black people...

Black Boy, 4, With Special Needs Missing In South Carolina

Volunteers met in Little River, S.C., this morning to continue the search for Jayden Morrison, a four-year-old Black boy who went missing on Christmas Eve at around 5:30 p.m. Since he went missing, the Horry County...

Memphis Grizzlies Give Intern The Perfect Christmas Gift After His Car Is Stolen

While many professional athletes and sports teams make a habit of giving back to the community during the holiday season, the 21-7 Memphis Grizzlies went the extra-mile and found a way to make this...

Black Man Sues Bar Area Transit Police After They Mistake Him for Panhandler and...

A Black man is suing the Bay Area Rapid Transit police over an August encounter that he said occurred because of racial profiling, when they took him down and arrested him because they assumed...
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15 Famous Black People Who Passed Away in 2014

Jimmy Ruffin The voice behind "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" died in Las Vegas on Nov. 17 at the age of 78. Older brother to Temptations member David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin had a 50-year performance career...

Federal Officials Reaching for Rarely Used Statute to Charge Cleared Police Officers

A rarely used and difficult to prove civil rights statute may be one of the few remaining options to justify federal prosecutions of the officers who weren’t indicted by grand juries for the deaths...

Colorado Man Arrested, Accused of Threatening Police

A man in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was arrested by the FBI on Monday for allegedly posting online threats to kill police officers. Jeremiah M. Perez, 33, was arrested after Google contacted the FBI’s San Francisco...

Parents Of Missing Black Girl Doubt They’re Being Told Everything

Jasmine Moody, an 18-year-old college student at Texas Women’s University, has been missing since Dec. 4, when she visited Detroit to see a friend. According to police, Moody and the girlfriend she was visiting got...

2nd Mistrial Declared In Phylicia Barnes Murder Case in Baltimore

The murder case of 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes has been further delayed by a second mistrial after a Baltimore judge found that an error by the prosecutor “tainted” the case brought before the jurors. Circuit Judge...

5 Ways to End the Civil War Between Black Men and Black Women

  Apology Both sides have been hurt by the other in this "Civil War." Recognizing the assumptions and common misconceptions that are injurious to relationships between Black men and Black women is key to understanding what...

Another Officer Cleared For Killing Unarmed Black Man In Houston

Another police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Black man wasn't indicted by a Harris County grand jury in Houston, Texas, yesterday. Jordan Baker, 26, was unarmed when he was killed by officer Juventino Castro...

Black Police Officer Fired While Out Of Control White Officer Was Allowed To Retire

Eight years ago in Buffalo, New York, a Black female officer, Cariol Horne, was struck in the face by a white officer upset that she tried to intervene when he was punching and choking...

9 of the Biggest Slave Owners in American History

Col. Joshua John Ward of Georgetown, South Carolina: 1,130  Known as "King of the Rice Planters," Ward had 1,130 enslaved Blacks on the Brookgreen plantation in South Carolina. In 1850, Ward controlled six large plantations and...

Missouri State Rep Introduces Controversial Abortion Bill Requiring Father’s Consent

Rick Brattin, a state representative in Missouri, filed a controversial new bill earlier this month that would require women to get the notarized consent of a fetus’ father before obtaining an abortion. The bill...

NYC Mayor Wants Protests Postponed Until After Cop Funerals, But Activists Say ‘No’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio requested that protesters postpone their demonstrations until after the funerals of the two NYPD policeman who were killed. “It’s a time for everyone to put aside political debates,...

9 Richest African Presidents With An Accumulated Net Worth Over $25B

Robert Mugabe Country: Zimbabwe Years in Power: 26 He is a part of a very wealthy family. His net worth is around $10 million.     Idriss Deby Country: Chad Years in Power: 23 His net worth is estimated at $50 million. Deby...

While Crime Continues to Drop in NYC, Critics Charge NYPD Still Targeting Blacks and...

Serious crime in New York City continues to drop in virtually every category, including murder, robberies and felony assaults, according to the latest figures through Dec. 14 of this year. But the city's "broken windows"...

NYPD Treated Bigtime White Cigarette Smuggler Way Better Than They Treated Eric Garner

Two Staten Island men, one Black, the other white, were confronted by New York City police officers for selling illegal cigarettes. One of them is alive and the other was killed during the arrest. Eric...

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