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New Orleans man swims on Canal

Man Seen Swimming on Canal Street as Severe Storms Rage in New Orleans

Severe storms pounded New Orleans streets with more than 7 inches of rain, knocked out power to more than 10,500 residents and flooded streets so badly it stranded some Wednesday.
First black woman phD at Glasgow

Black Woman Told ‘Black People Are Just Not Good at Science’ Earns Physics Ph.D.

When Monifa Phillips graduated from the University of Glasgow in Scotland June 24, she became the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics from the university. It's...
Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris Unveils $100 Billion Plan to Increase Black Home Ownership

In her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris unveiled a $100 billion plan to increase Black home ownership. Harris revealed the plan Saturday at...
Amber Guyger Dallas

Attorneys for Ex-Cop Who Shot Botham Jean In His Own Apartment Worry ‘Hysteria’ Could...

Attorneys for the former Dallas cop who allegedly mistook a Black man's apartment for her own and then shot and killed him filed a motion Monday asking for her murder trial to...
Mother accused of leaving daughter in car at job fair

Single Mom Arrested, Faces Neglect Charge After Leaving Her Child in Air-Conditioned Car to...

A Florida mother was arrested on Monday, July 1, after she allegedly left her 4-year-old daughter in a locked car while she attended a job fair. Amber Collier, 25,...
Africa map

Facebook In Talks to Literally Circle Africa with Undersea Data Cables; Google Talks Internet...

It might not be a bad time to invest in African tech companies. Facebook and Google are looking to significantly expand internet connectivity on the continent, the companies announced...
Teen killed listening to rap

White Arizona Man Says He Was Being ‘Proactive’ to Slash Black Teen’s Throat Over...

A hashtag advocating for justice is now trending after a former Arizona prisoner admitted to slashing a teen's throat because he felt threatened by the rap music the boy played.
Michelle Obama at Essence Fest

Michelle Obama Talks ‘Angry Black Woman’ Stereotype

'Democrats and Republicans tried to take me out by the knees,' Michelle Obama says at Essence Fest Former first lady Michelle Obama says dealing with public scrutiny when...

Two Former British Soldiers Sue, Claim Army Ignored Their Concerns of Racism, Treated It...

A former paratrooper and his colleague are fed up with what they say has been years of racism they've faced in the British Army. Lance Cpl. Nkululeko Zulu, of...

Georgia Deputy Shoots Black Homeless Man in the Head, Family Says Man Was Sleeping...

A father is demanding answers after a Coweta County, Georgia, deputy shot his homeless son in the head, leaving him critically injured. "He was minding his own business,"...
Gas station attack in South Africa

Arrest Made After Black South African Pastor Pummeled by White Men for Wearing EFF...

The man accused of punching a pastor and calling him a racial slur in South Africa on June 21 because of his hat turned himself in to authorities late last month, according...
'Black Kid Joy' comes to Maine

Philadelphia Art Lover Was Tired of the Lack of Representation for Black Children In...

When a Philadelphia father and art-lover moved to Portland, Maine, it was hard for him not to notice a lack of diversity, especially on the art scene. “Being in...
Noose hangs from home

Ohio Man Has Been Hanging Noose Outside His Home for More Than 10 Years

An Ohio resident says one of his neighbors has been hanging a noose outside his home off and on for more than 10 years. The sight shocked people who...
Actor in blackface portraying President Barack Obama

Italian Airline ‘Deeply Apologizes’ for Using Actor In Blackface to Portray Obama

An Italian airline is trying to salvage its image after using an actor in blackface to portray former President Barack Obama in a promotional video. Alitalia airline is...
Fire damage destroys trailer

‘I Cannot Let Them Die in There Like That,’ Neighbor Says of His Heroic...

Dominique Hardy wasn't thinking of his own safety when he rushed into a burning trailer home in the metro Atlanta suburb of Clayton County. Dominique Hardy helps rescue...

Woman Captures Shocking Moment Ohio Police Shoots Into Car With Two Black Men at...

Facebook Live video shows the scene of a woman screaming in shock as police officers open fire at an Ohio gas station, killing one man and injuring another.
Josselyn Farrior

N.C. Judge Called Out for Jailing Family Member of Victims in Homicide Case Over...

A North Carolina community is speaking out after the cousin of a homicide victim was arrested and charged with contempt of court after calling out the judge's failed re-election bid.
Confederate flag video

Watch: Black Woman Takes Less Than 30 Seconds to Fire Atlanta Contractor with Confederate...

A Black woman had a quick change of heart when an independent contractor she had hired showed up to her family's home with a Confederate flag on his truck.
Judge with gavel

Got Privilege? White New Jersey Judge Asks Rape Victim Not to Ruin Life of...

A New Jersey judge is now facing backlash after he granted leniency to a teenager accused of rape because he comes from a "good family" and was an Eagle Scout. ...
Bob Law and councilwoman

Black Leaders Try to Ban ‘Indecent’ Hip-Hop from Radio Stations in New York During...

Hip-Hop is again under fire. Right in its Bronx birthplace, a New York City councilwoman and a long-time radio host are partnering to restrict what popular hip-hop radio stations...
CNN analyst defends Kamala Harris

Did Kamala Harris Use the ‘Race Card’ Against Joe Biden? April Ryan Thinks So

Three days after CNN analyst April Ryan caught flak on Twitter for saying U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris used the race card on debate night, Ryan defended the presidential hopeful against President Donald...

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