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Juliet Ibrahim toasting champagne

‘People Are Dying in Front of You’: Nollywood Actress Juliet Ibrahim Details Her Life...

Nollywood actress Juliet Ibrahim seemed to have experienced more hardship before she reached adulthood than many do their whole lives. The 33-year-old lived through three civil wars, was molested...
Teen in green sweatshirt stopped and frisked

New Video Highlights Unfortunate Pattern of Stop and Frisks by NYPD of Young Black...

The attorney of a Black teen allegedly punched and harassed by New York Police Department officers is releasing new video he hopes will show a pattern of illegal stop-and-frisk searches targeting his client. 
Alison Fitzpatrick-Durski

Black Nursing Home Executive Wins $6M Settlement Thanks to Her Former Boss Complaining She...

A Black former nursing home executive won more than $6 million in a New Jersey discrimination suit after her boss allegedly halted her promotion because of her race. "I...
Black ballerinas in school girl uniforms

‘Misty Copelands’ Are Rare in World of Ballet, and Black Entrepreneur Looks to Change...

When Robin Pitts, founder of the dance studio Dance Makers, started dancing at 7 years old she didn’t see many people on TV who looked like her. Her mother...
Screenshot of constable with black sunglasses

Video: Black Nordstrom Shoppers School Increasingly Angry Indiana Deputy on the Law After Stopped...

A white Indiana deputy constable whom local authorities aren't identifying was fired after video showed him accusing Black Nordstrom Rack shoppers of "being suspicious." Aaron Blackwell and Durell Cunningham...
World Business Lenders fall social

New Jersey Lender Allocates $10 Million to Ensure Black-Owned Businesses ‘Are Not Left Behind’

A New Jersey-based loan agency has allocated $10 million to Black-owned businesses struggling to access capital. The World Business Lenders announced the spending at its fall social Oct....
St. Louis Police

White St. Louis Cop Pleads Guilty to Beating the ‘Hell Out Of a’ Black...

A second St. Louis cop has pleaded guilty in a violent arrest that left a Black undercover cop with multiple herniated discs, a tailbone injury and lip and jaw injuries that made it...
Sharif El-Mekki

Pursuing Education Career Was ‘No-Brainer’: Black Former Principal on Quest to Attract More Black...

A Black Philadelphia former principal awarded $300,000 by Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris plans to use the money to recruit Black teachers in an area practically starved of diversity among educators.
Screenshot of man in yellow interviewing

Minnesota Cop on Trial Three Years After Repeatedly Kicking Innocent Black Man

A Minnesota police officer accused of using excessive force when he repeatedly kicked an innocent Black man three years earlier is now on trial in federal court.  The prosecution...
Rodney Reed and Jimmy Fennell

‘Medically and Scientifically Impossible’: Famed Forensic Pathologist Concludes Rodney Reed Is Innocent a Day...

Just one day after prominent forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden said in a Fox News interview broadcast Thursday it is "medically and scientifically impossible" that Rodney Reed, the man sentenced to die...
Students and aunt talk to reporter

Black Alabama Student Uncovers Racist Chat Group Among Teachers, Leaving Parents Outraged: ‘All These...

Black Alabama students and parents are speaking out after a student leaked a teacher group chat Thursday calling one student the n-word and speaking down on another's intelligence. In...
Austin Shuffield

‘Absolutely Stunned’: White Man Faces Numerous Charges Nearly 8 Months After He’s Seen on...

A white Texas man seen on video punching a Black woman multiple times in a fit of road rage earlier this year has been indicted on felony assault and obstruction charges.
Deval Patrick

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Joins Presidential Race

A second Black man has thrown his hat in the ring to be the Democratic nominee in the 2020 presidential election. Deval Patrick, a former two-term governor of Massachusetts,...
Ray Jefferson Cromartie

‘So Outrageous’: Georgia Just Executed a Black Man Convicted of Murder Despite Another Man’s...

A Black Georgia man convicted of shooting and killing a store clerk in a robbery 25 years ago was executed late Wednesday despite repeated requests from the victim's daughter, among others, to...
NYPD cops pile on Black man

Video of Black Candy Vendor Being Tackled to Ground by Four NYPD Cops Sparks...

Cell phone video showed four New York City Police officers piling on top of a Black man accused of illegally selling candy on a Harlem subway platform. The footage...

‘Our Stories Need to Be Told’: New Initiative to Send N.J. Educators Abroad to...

New Jersey public school teachers will get to travel both domestically and abroad to learn how to better educate students about Black history, education officials announced at a news conference Friday.
Caitlin Sewell at podium and Yolian Ogbu with welling tears

White Texas Attorney Resigns After Using N-Word on College Panel but Censoring Other Hate...

A white University of North Texas attorney resigned the day after students held her to task for saying n----r during a panel discussion on hate speech but censoring herself when referring to...
Security tags on darker Target foundation

Photo Prompts Swift Backlash Against Target for Anti-Theft Devices on Darker Shades of Makeup

Target is facing backlash after a customer noticed an Austin location put anti-theft devices only on darker shades of foundation. "Hey, @Target any reason you only put these anti...
Real life 'Hidden Figures'

‘At Long Last’: Real ‘Hidden Figures’ to be Honored With Congressional Gold Medals

Three Black women portrayed in the 2016 film "Hidden Figures" and a fourth not depicted in the movie will receive Congressional Gold Medals decades after their work help make the U.S. space...
Eat-in follows man handcuffed for eating sandwich

‘Apology NOT Accepted’: BART Official’s ‘Non-Apology’ Rejected As Protesters Stage ‘Eat-Ins’ In Defense of...

Protesters took to Bay Area train platforms armed with sandwiches and brunch to stage "eat-ins" in support of a Black man handcuffed and cited for eating on a train platform in Walnut...
Family photos of missing Boy Scout

‘Just Come Home’: Black Boy Scout Goes Missing for Second Time, and Is Found...

The parents of a 13-year-old missing Black Boy Scout got their son back on the seventh day of his disappearance. Ade Prince, of Brooklyn, was believed to be with...

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