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Glenn Ford Dies One Year After Being Released from Wrongful Imprisonment

By Manny Otiko For Glenn Ford freedom came too late. Ford, who was freed last year after 30 years on death row, died Monday. He enjoyed a little over a year of freedom before succumbing...

‘The Rhythm of Structure’: Detroit Techno and Sculpting Converge in One Artist’s Unique Interpretation...

By Shelby Jefferson In early 1980s Detroit, between the climate of a post disco era and the economic collapse of a city once at the center of the U.S. automobile industry; amid a budding hip...

Bree Newsome Proves There’s Great Beauty in Activism

By Jacqueline Bediako There is beauty in the fearlessness of the activism exhibited by 30-year-old Bree Newsome and her protest partner. On the morning of June 27, Newsome scaled the flagpole outside the capitol building...

As Georgia Considers Raising the Entrance Age for Kindergartners, Families and Educators Should Brace...

By:  Marie Davis As we look ahead to the start of the 2015-16 school year, there is currently a bill sitting in the Georgia Senate that would impact the lives of current and future preschool-age...

BRICS Nations to Operate Own Development Bank by End of 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) -- The emerging market BRICS nations will have their own development bank by the end of the year, the South African finance ministry said Friday. "The New Development Bank is expected to be operational by the...

Why Chinese Investors are Winning in Africa Over American Investors

By Jamal Bradley To do business in Africa, and by that extent the developing world, will generally require some things: 10 percent will be your product or service; 25 percent will be your connections and network; 25 percent will be your financial...

Rwandan President Kagame Launches a Scathing Attack Against UK Government After Arrest of Intelligence...

The Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, has launched a withering attack on Britain and other Western powers after the arrest of his intelligence chief in London. Kagame reminded Western governments of their bloody colonial exploitation of...

Ava Duvernay Breaks the Mold, Takes Pride in Being Labeled a ‘Black Woman Filmmaker’

By Nekala Alexander In Hollywood, it's all about labels. For award-winning director Ava DuVernay, power is in defining it for one's self. The Selma director recently sat down with AOL's Makers series to discuss why diversity...

Thousands Attend Pinckney’s Funeral; Obama Addresses Racial Issues

  By Manny Otiko President Barack Obama gave a rousing speech in Charleston, South Carolina, as he eulogized state Sen. Clementa Pinckney and eight other shooting victims Friday. The speech was broadcast on most of the...

Survey Shows Black Immigrants Are More Educated, Make More Money than African Americans

By Manny Otiko Most people tend to think of African Americans as a monolithic group. But there are many different ethnic groups that make up Black America, such as native-born Blacks, who are descended from...

Study: You Should Fear White Supremacists More Than Islamic Terrorists

By David A. Love Which is the greatest terrorist threat to the United States, ISIS or the Ku Klux Klan? According to a new study from the New American Foundation, white supremacist and other homegrown, domestic...

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Fair Housing Act, Clarence Thomas Points to NBA to Justify...

By David A. Love In a decision suggesting there is hope for civil rights even in a hostile conservative judicial environment, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also...

Charleston Holds First Shooting Victims’ Funeral Amid Tight Security

By Manny Otiko Charleston, S.C. residents have begun a sad ritual, with the first funerals of the nine churchgoers slain in a shooting by white supremacist Dylann Roof taking place. The first two funerals were...

Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Obamacare: President Declares Victory, and GOP Candidates Promise to Repeal...

By Manny Otiko Obamacare is here to stay for now. The Supreme Court has rejected the latest lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, said The Huffington Post. The lawsuit, King v. Burwell, sought to overturn government...

Following the Attack on Emanuel AME, Two Recent Fires at Black Churches Strike at...

By David A. Love As the nation grapples with the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., one of the oldest Black churches in the South, other Black churches have become recent targets of...
Bobbi Kristina in a coma

Nick Gordon Sued, Investigation Into Possible Criminal Charges Pending as Bobbi Kristina Brown is...

by Nekala Alexander The family of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late music legend Whitney Houston, has moved the 22-year-old to hospice care. On behalf of the Houston family, Bobbi Kristina’s aunt, Pat Houston,...

Jonathan Fleming Receives $6M for Wrongful Imprisonment; Prosecutors Ignored Evidence That Would Have Cleared...

Manny Otiko Police misconduct is getting to be an expensive habit for taxpayers. Jonathan Fleming is the latest Black man to be compensated for spending nearly 25 years incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit....

Why This Former Police Officer’s Tweets Are Not Enough to Challenge His White Privilege

By David A. Love Michael A. Wood, Jr., a retired Baltimore detective and founder of the Police Leadership Association, has taken to Twitter to expose corruption and brutality on the force he used to serve. ...

‘Finding Your Roots’ Suspended After PBS Review, Leaked Emails Show Gates Bowed to Affleck...

By Manny Otiko Harvard professor, Henry Louis Gates’ show, Finding Your Roots, has been suspended, according to several news reports. CNN Money said PBS has decided to postpone the third season of the show because...

Study Claiming Too Few Minority Children in Special Education Fails to Consider Racial Bias...

By David A. Love A new Penn State study says that minority children are underrepresented in special education, and more students of color should be placed in such programs.  The study is problematic, as it...

Why the Deliberate Focus on the Confederate Flag is Derailing the Real Conversation About...

By Gus T. Renegade Do not adjust your screen. That is not the Confederate flag. In 1976, Black attorney Ted Landsmark was speared with the other red, white and blue flag in Boston. Racist rage over...

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