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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...
CEO of Industrial Bank speaks at podium

Black-Owned Bank Expands Reach, Gets 3 New Branches After Acquiring Another Black Bank

One of the largest Black-owned banks in the country just got even larger after an acquisition announced Thursday netted the institution two branches in New Jersey and one in Harlem.
Spot where bystanders watched police encounter

‘They Don’t Even Look Anything Alike’: NYPD Cops Pull Guns on Black Trick-or-Treaters Claiming...

Black New York teens planning to meet at a subway station to go trick-or-treating on Halloween instead were targeted with guns in a police encounter that ended with three of the children...
Kaiser Permanente head dies

‘Tremendous Presence’: Kaiser Permanente’s First Black CEO Dies Suddenly at 60

A 60-year-old Black man who headed the major health care company Kaiser Permanente died unexpectedly over the weekend, Kaiser officials announced Sunday. "It is with profound sadness that we...
Marquis and Atatiana Jefferson

‘Modern Lynching’: Attorney Blames Death of Atatiana Jefferson’s Dad on ‘Ripple Effects’ of Police...

The father of Atatiana Jefferson died after having a heart attack Saturday, less than one month after his daughter was shot and killed by a Fort Worth Police officer in her own...
Cop stops Black man for eating sandwich

‘We Are Living In a Police State’: Video Shows Black California Man Handcuffed, Cited...

Witness video showed a Black California man handcuffed and detained by BART police for eating a sandwich on a train platform last Monday. The man identified by local media...
Football pic of teen claiming shoulder dislocated in arrest

‘Trying to Break His Arm’: Witness Screams as Texas Cop Twists Black Teen’s Arm...

Recently released bodycam video showed Texas police bringing a 14-year-old Black boy to the ground and putting him in a chokehold in an arrest the boy's family said left him with a...
Charles Daniels and son

‘They Do Care’: Black-Founded Nonprofit Stands Up for Fathers Affected by Incarceration

A father in the Boston area was sentenced to a year behind bars for possession of marijuana in 2017. When that father, Oswaldo Ortiz, was released from prison last year,...
Cop hits Black man with flashlight

Lawsuit: About 3,500 of Those Charged With Resisting Arrest in St. Louis Were Promised...

The city of St. Louis allegedly forced about 3,500 people charged with resisting arrest either to sign a release document barring them from filing lawsuits in their arrests or take their chances...
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

New Report Lists 5 Worst Places to Live for Black People

Although 55 years ago the 1964 Civil Rights Act outlawed racial discrimination, Black people still fare far worse than their white counterparts in cities throughout the United States. The...
Alexis Crawford

Missing Clark Atlanta University Student Alexis Crawford Found Dead, Arrest Warrants Being Issued for...

A Clark Atlanta University student who disappeared from her home nine days ago has been found dead in a suburban Atlanta park, according to Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields in a news...
Mugshots of two Black men

Two Black Men Charged in Case of ‘Irate’ Man Who Reportedly Refused to Leave...

When an "irate" Georgia man reportedly used a racial slur during an alleged fight with two Black men at a Waffle House, he ended up shot and killed and the other men...
Benjamin Tucker and Bill de Blasio

‘It Seems to be a Pattern’: De Blasio Skips Over Highest Ranking Black...

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has passed over a Black man for the third time in a row to instead promote a white man as the city's police commissioner.
Lanyard with photos of slain man

‘Go Back to the Ghetto!’: Black Father Who Lost His Son to Gun Violence...

The father of a 23-year-old Black man shot and killed at a Halloween house party is blaming California police for the death of his son and four others at the party.
Ernest Gaines

‘Nothing Short of Brilliant’: Noted Black Novelist Ernest Gaines Dies at 86

An acclaimed Black author noted for penning one of the first neo-slave narratives, "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," has died. Ernest Gaines, 86, "rose to prominence through his...
Al Sharpton and Mark Zuckerberg

‘He Listened’: Al Sharpton Reveals No Promises Came Out of Meeting With Facebook’s Mark...

Rev. Al Sharpton brought ever-widening concerns about Facebook's refusal to fact-check political ads to Mark Zuckerberg's home directly in what the civil rights activists called a "no-holds-barred meeting” Monday. Sharpton,...
John Hoskins

‘I’m Not Racist’: White N.C. Coach Who Resigned After Shouting ‘White Power’ and N-Word...

An assistant high school football coach in the Raleigh suburb of Knightdale, North Carolina, has resigned after using the N-word and shouting "white power" to celebrate a football win Friday.
Popeyes racist rant

‘Say Sorry!’: Videos Capture White Man Who Nearly Got Away with Furious Racist Rant...

A white Popeyes patron was shown yelling the n-word at least five times in a racist rant that reportedly ended with the man beaten, forced to apologize and stripped of his...

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