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Democratic Congresswomen

Trump Falls Back on Racist Tropes, Calls Congresswomen ‘Inexperienced and Not Very Smart’ After...

Eight days after President Donald Trump told four freshmen congresswomen to “go back” to the “crime-infested” countries they came from, he's again pushing the women into the media spotlight with another Twitter...
White man forced to clean SUV with shirt

Video Goes Viral After White Man With Swastika Tattoo Forced to Clean Black Man’s...

Millions of Twitter users have pressed play on a now viral video of a white man with a swastika tattoo and a bloody, slashed face being forced to clean a Black man's...
Commissioner Willie Burton

Black Police Commissioner Handcuffed, Thrown Out of Detroit Meeting Won’t Face Disorderly Conduct Charges

The Detroit Police Commissioner won't face disorderly conduct charges after he was ordered off the premises of a police commission meeting and dragged out in handcuffs for behaving “out of order.”...
Man climbs building to save mom

‘I’m Not Just Going to Sit There and Let My Mom Die’: Philly...

A Black man climbed 15 floors of a Philadelphia building to save his mom from a fire after firefighters blocked the building's entrance. A fire crew was called to...

Jury Acquits Cleveland Police Supervisor Who Didn’t Demand Cops Pull Back In Chase That...

A jury acquitted a Cleveland police supervisor Friday for her role in a police chase that ended in two unarmed black people killed and 137 shots fired at them more than six...
Founder poses with charcoal product

Black Beauty Entrepreneur Goes From Working at Target to Making $5,000 a Month

The founder of a Black beauty company struggled for about two years to find a job that paid more than $15 an hour before she ultimately raked in about $5,000 a month...
Black realtor handcuffed in white neighborhood

Cincinnati Manager Apologizes, Reaches Settlement with Black Real Estate Agent and Client Who Were...

Cincinnati has reached a $151,000 settlement after a retired cop accused a Black real estate agent and his client of breaking into a home in a predominantly white neighborhood.
Philadelphia police commisioner

Black Commissioner ‘Angry, Disappointed’ After Investigation Finds 328 Active Philadelphia Cops Made Offensive Social...

More than a dozen Philadelphia police officers have been suspended for 30 days "with intent to dismiss" following a police investigation into racist or hateful social media posts. Philadelphia...
Eric Garner

‘They Just Bum-rushed Us,’ Mother of Eric Garner Speaks Out After Police Make Arrest...

Five protesters seeking justice after the choking death of Eric Garner were arrested Thursday when they blocked traffic on a public street near the mayor's mansion. The protesters, including...
Michigan capitol building in Lansing

Report: Michigan Cop Fired for Saying ‘Somali Citizens Needed to Return to the Congo’,...

Michigan's capital city tried for months to prevent a daily newspaper from receiving a file that revealed a police officer was fired for using several racial slurs and offensive remarks.
Nike manager calls police on Black family

Nike Manager Follows Black Family Outside of Store, Calls Cops After Wrongly Accusing Them...

A former Team USA athlete says his family was racially profiled and accused of stealing a $13 basketball he had just purchased for his 19-month-old son at a Nike store in Santa...
Protester carries coffin

‘Shut It Down!’ Protesters Carry Coffins, Block NYPD Entrance Demanding Justice for Eric Garner

Protesters filled New York's Foley Park with coffins and posters as they marched Wednesday to urge the New York Police Department to fire officers involved in the choking death of Eric Garner.
Detroit police car

(Video) Detroit Black Man Thrown to the Ground, Jailed 3 Days for Jaywalking Settles...

A Black man was awarded $45,000 in a lawsuit settlement last month after he sat in a Detroit jail for three days for nothing more than jaywalking. Steele Hughes...
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Backs Deeper Look into Reparations: ‘The Legacy of Slavery…Is...

Just less than one month after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said reparations are not "a good idea," his Democratic counterpart said the conversation is worth a longer study.
Quarry Yards project

Neighborhood Association Says Development in Historic Black Community Is ‘Positive’ But Coded Language of...

An Atlanta neighborhood association is defending developers in the hot seat for initially failing to include Black residents in marketing imagery for a development project in a historically black neighborhood.
Realtor handcuffed

Video: Black Real Estate Agent and Client Handcuffed at Gunpoint After White Retired Cop...

A Black real estate agent and his client filed suit Monday claiming that white Cincinnati police officers illegally detained them after a retired cop accused the men of breaking into a home...
Man and his model girlfriend smile

German Man Says Famous Rugby Players Beat Him, Broke His South African Fiancée’s Foot...

A Black model's leg was broken and her white fiancé was brutally beaten when the couple says part of a famous rugby club targeted them because they are different races.
Armored car with bullet holes

Two Cleveland Supervisors on Trial In Case of Cops Firing 137 Shots to Kill...

More than six years after Cleveland police fired 137 shots in a police chase and killed two unarmed people, a trial for two police supervisors involved has started. The...
Eric Garner

‘You Think It’s Swept Under the Rug? No!’ Eric Garner’s Mom Outraged After DOJ...

A federal prosecutor announced Tuesday, the day before the five year anniversary of Eric Garner's death, that the U.S. Department of Justice would not charge the police officer responsible.
Guard aims at Black deputy

Watch: White Ohio Security Guard Pulls Gun on Black Uniformed Deputy, Then Prevents Him...

A uniformed sheriff’s deputy says he thought he was going to be shot when a trip to an Ohio IRS office ended with a security guard pulling a gun on him. ...
Delta Sigma Theta members donate to hurricane relief efforts

Delta Sigma Theta Cuts Short Convention in New Orleans to Donate 17,000 Meals...

When a hurricane forced Delta Sigma Theta sorority to cut its national convention in New Orleans short a day, the sisterhood didn't pause to switch from conference mode to service mode.

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