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Snoop Dogg Unleashes Profanity-Riddled Tirade Against ‘Racist’ Arnold Schwarzenegger

In an Instagram video, Snoop Dogg calls out former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for the 2005 execution of Stanley “Tookie” Williams. Snoop was a friend of Williams and says Schwarzenegger showed favoritism by allowing Esteban Nunez to go...

Photos Go Viral of Aerospace Engineer Grad Who Hopes to Change Perception of Black...

After posting graduation photos on Twitter, an aerospace engineering graduate from Georgia has gone viral a year after she met President Barack Obama. Tiffany Davis, a Black woman, is set to graduate from the School...

One Year Later, Rachel Dolezal Moves on from ‘Challenging’ Period to Release Book on...

Rachel Dolezal says she still identifies as a Black woman upon announcing she is writing a book on racial identity. The former Spokane, Washington NAACP chapter president made headlines last year after she claimed to be...

Fact: Teachers Have the Right To Beat Your Kids in 19 States

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBs9vMpzlds Around the country, teachers are allowed to use corporal punishment on students. Black students are disproportionately impacted by this kind of punishment. This practice has been outlawed in prisons, but it is still allowed...

Kobe Bryant’s Last Road Game Ends as Kendrick Lamar Releases Tribute Video

Kobe Bryant's last game on the road was a face-off with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, as rapper Kendrick Lamar debuted a new ESPN tribute video for the Hall of Famer. Though Bryant didn't...

Southern Illinois University Student Responds to ‘Go Back to Africa’ Chants from Trump Supporters...

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Kenyan Woman Grows Melon Business into a Million-Dollar Venture

After graduating from Egerton University in 2007 with a degree in biomedical science, Annie Nyaga expected to land a job soon after and scale the ladder in her career. She got a job as a...

Australian Government’s Failed Intervention Leaves Aborigines Poor, Hungry, Suicidal and Criminalized

The Indigenous people of Australia continue to suffer from terrible living conditions and unfair criminalization years after the government began an unsuccessful intervention to aid them. Many of these people live in Utopia, a broad,...

Chicago Organization Opens African-American Oral History to Colleges, Launches Minority Fellowship for Archivists

The Chicago-based non-profit, The HistoryMakers announced Friday it is releasing their digital archive to 10 universities around the country, leading up to a minority fellowship offer with three of the nation's universities. The video interview...

Georgia Man to be Executed Thanks to Juror Who Stated: It’s “What the N–––––...

The state of Georgia will execute Kenneth Fults Tuesday after a racist juror said he'd vote for the death penalty during his trial. Fults, a Black man, spent 19 years on death row for the 1996...

N.W.A. Cements Hip-Hop Legacy with MTV Movie Award, Hall of Fame Induction

After N.W.A. was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, its biopic received the True Story award at the MTV Movie Awards on Saturday. The acceptance follows Gene Simmon's comments...

Black Women’s Expo Kicks Off in Chicago, Honors Sandra Bland

The Black Women's Expo kicked off in Chicago this past Tuesday, and the late Sandra Bland was honored during an awards ceremony. The theme of the 22nd annual Black Women's Expo was #SheMatters, a name...

South Carolina Secessionist Party to Raise Confederate Flag on Anniversary of Charleston Massacre

The South Carolina Secessionist Party plans to raise the Confederate flag over the State House one year after it was removed following the Charleston shooting. The Facebook page for the event says it will be...

HUD Says Refusing to House Those with Criminal Background is Discrimination

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has established a new set of guidelines to prevent discrimination against those with criminal backgrounds. The National Low-Income Housing Coalition Policy Forum was held Monday in Washington D.C. HUD...

Child Abuse Charges Dropped for Baltimore School Police Officer who Repeatedly Slapped Student

A school police officer in Maryland has had felony charges dropped against him for hitting a student numerous times. Anthony C. Spence, 44, was charged with felony child abuse and misdemeanor second-degree assault and misconduct in...

Michigan Governor, Other Officials Face Racketeering Lawsuit, Feds to Interview Flint Residents

The governor of Michigan faces another suit from Flint residents who were victims of lead poisoning. Governor Rick Snyder, along with former members of his staff, are being sued by 15 citizens in a U.S. District...

Virginia Senator Wants to Hide Slavery’s Bad Side, Says Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ Exposes Students...

A Virginia lawmaker sought to sweep slavery under the rug by not allowing an AP English class to read critically acclaimed author Toni Morrison's novel "Beloved." The 1987 fictional story surrounds Sethe, a Black woman...

HBCUs See Growing Enrollment Thanks to International Appeal

Historically black colleges and universities across the country are seeing significant growth in enrollment among graduate students. However, African-American applicants aren't the only ones flocking to HBCUs to pursue a master's degree. Experts say some...

Thabo Sefolosha, Former Atlanta Hawks Player, Files Civil Suit Against NYPD, NYC for Leg...

Thabo Sefolosha, who played for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, filed a civil suit against the New York City Police Department and New York City after a fight outside a nightclub last year injured his leg. Charges...

U.S. Coast Guard Sends 44 Migrants Back to Cuba to “Deter Illegal Migrant Activity”

MIAMI, USA — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr., a 154-foot fast response cutter, repatriated 44 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Monday. These repatriations are a result...

Gap Apologizes for Arguably Racist Ad Where Black Girl Is Used as Armrest

  Gap, Inc. apologized Tuesday for an ad that was accused of evoking racism. The ad features members of Le Petit Cirque, a Los Angeles-based kids circus for children ages six to 14 who sing, skateboard...

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