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Hidden Figure

Raye Montague, Black Engineer Who Revolutionized Design Process for All Navy Ships Dies at...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Raye Montague, a trailblazing black woman from Arkansas who revolutionized the way the U.S. Navy designed ships, has died. She was 83. Montague, who had a 33-year career in the...
black man removed from train in spain

Black Man Harassed, Kicked and Dragged Off Train In Spain

Watch the moment a Black man is targeted, harassed, and violently dragged off the train by Renfe officers in Madrid Spain. The incident took place last Thursday morning at 11:30 am on a train...
Cardi B

Cardi B Says She ‘Gotta Prove People Wrong,’ Wins Three AMAs

Cardi B — who won three honors — picked up the night's first award, favorite hip-hop/rap artist, which she dedicated to her daughter. "I really want to thank my daughter," said Cardi B, who gave...
Bette Midler

Bette Midler Tells Black Women She’s An Ally

NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is apologizing for a tweet that caused a social media backlash when she compared the struggle of women to the history of racism. The singer-actress wrote that women "are...

Professor PLO Lumumba Outlines The Role of Africans on the Continent & in the...

Professor PLO Lumumba sits down with Atlanta Black Star to discuss the current obstacles threatening Africa's rise and what role Continental Africans and the Diaspora has in overcoming them. Part 1   Part 2   Part 3
Ellison Domestic Abuse

Rep. Keith Ellison’s Accuser Refuses to Provide Video Evidence of Alleged Abuse, Making Claims...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An ex-girlfriend's allegation that Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison once physically abused her could not be substantiated because she refused to provide video she said she had of the incident,...
Jail Deaths Michigan

Charges For Paramedics, Sergeant In Death of Black Man ‘Abandoned’ While Convulsing In Detroit-Area...

DETROIT (AP) — A police officer and two paramedics failed to help a man who was convulsing for more than an hour and eventually died from cocaine toxicity at a Detroit-area jail, a prosecutor...
Eric Reid, Colin Kaepernick

Eric Reid Is Back In the NFL, Gets Congratulatory Tweet from Colin Kaepernick

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Reid is getting another shot in the NFL. The Carolina Panthers on Thursday have signed the free agent safety to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not announced. Reid...
Ole Miss Meek

Black Woman Attacked In Racist Post Tells Ole Miss Donor to Save His Apology

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The namesake of the University of Mississippi's journalism school apologized Thursday for his Facebook that had photos of two black women in short dresses and suggested that the women exemplify...
Ancient Hashtag

Sketch Found In South African Cave Could Be World’s Oldest Drawing

NEW YORK (AP) — It looks a bit like a hashtag, but it's 73,000 years old. And scientists say this tiny sketch found in a South African cave is the oldest known drawing. It's not...
Police shooting

Grandmother Sues Over Police Shooting of 13-Year-Old Tyre King

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Witnesses say that the white police officer who killed a black 13-year-old used a racial slur after firing and that a toy gun the eighth-grader had wasn't visible when the...
Serena Williams US Open

Serena Williams Moves On From US Open Loss to Discuss Fashion Moves In Las...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas. The 23-time Grand Slam champion...
dallas officer booking

Video Surfaces of Dallas Officer Amber Guyger Barely Shed a Tear During Booking

DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a black man who was killed in his own apartment by a white police officer accused Dallas police of trying to "assassinate his character" and expressed...
Dallas Officer

Dallas Police Fire Pepper Balls At Crowd Protesting Botham Jean’s Death, Chief Wants to...

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas police chief said she has called for a full review and plans to meet with protest leaders after learning about reports that police used pepper-spray projectiles at a demonstration...
Chicago Officer trial

Judge Chooses to Fine Ex-Cop Only $200 for Blatantly Violating a Court Order Against...

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge decided not to jail a white Chicago police officer and ordered him to pay only $200 on Thursday for giving media interviews that the judge said were a violation...
Dallas shooting apartment

Unnamed Dallas Officer In Wrong Apartment Shooting to be Charged with Manslaughter

DALLAS (AP) — A white Dallas police officer who said she mistook a black neighbor's apartment for her own fatally shot that person and will be charged with manslaughter, police said Friday. It was not...
Alex Jones Banned

Twitter Finally Bans Alex Jones and Infowars, Citing Abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter permanently banned right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars show for abusive behavior, a day after CEO Jack Dorsey testified before Congress about alleged bias against conservatives on the platform. The...
Andrew Gillum, Chris King

Andrew Gillum Picks Running Mate for Florida Governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum announced their running mates for Florida governor Thursday, with DeSantis choosing the first Cuban-American woman to be on the...
Brazil museum fire

Luzia, the Oldest Fossil Found In the Americas Among Items Destroyed In Brazil Museum...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Firefighters found bone fragments from a collection in the still-smoldering National Museum, an official said Tuesday, raising hopes that a famed skull might somehow have survived a massive blaze...
Colin Kaepernick

Kaepernick Scores New Deal with Nike Though He’s Not in NFL

Colin Kaepernick has a new deal with Nike, even without having a job in the NFL. Kaepernick's attorney, Mark Geragos, made the announcement on Twitter, calling the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback an "All American Icon" and...
Kaepernick Serena

Serena Williams Thinks Athletes Should Be Grateful for Colin Kaepernick

Serena Williams said every athlete "should be completely grateful and honored" for the protests started by former NFL players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid. Kaepernick and Reid, two former San Francisco 49ers now out of...

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