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Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders Says Civil Unrest Linked to Black Unemployment

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders says there is a direct link between Black unemployment and civil unrest. In an interview with The Nation, Sanders said, “How do you discuss Ferguson and not know that, in...

Africans Push Back Against Western Media’s Images of Suffering Continent

When most people in the West think of Africa, the first images that come to mind are starving children, wars and disease, not modern stadiums, pristine beaches and high-rise buildings. Fusion reports a Twitter campaign...

Former Attorney General Eric Holder Says Charleston Shooting Should Serve as a ‘Wake-up Call’

Former Attorney General Eric Holder may have retired from government work, but he is still taking an active interest in national issues. According to The Huffington Post, Holder said the recent South Carolina church...

Charleston Shooter Hit With Additional Charges, Secures Defense Attorney

Several news outlets are reporting Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who is charged in the killings of nine Black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, has been hit with multiple indictments. The Washington Post said Roof was already facing...

Police Say Michigan Student Was Running From The Police When He Was Looking for...

A Michigan student is facing felony charges after a law enforcement officer accused him of eluding police, said The Huffington Post. DaJuawn Wallace, a student at Saginaw Valley State University, was making a late-night run...

Black Activists Are Taking a New Approach in Their Opposition to Confederate Monuments

While Southern politicians grapple with how to distance themselves from the the rebel battle flag and other pro-Confederacy monuments, some Black activists are taking a more militant stance. Activist Bree Newsome made national headlines...

Veteran Civil Rights Activists Call on #BlackLivesMatter Movement to Turn Its Energy into Political...

Several civil rights activists took to the stage at the Essence Festival, held this weekend in New Orleans, La., and urged the #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) movement to turn its energy into political action. According to Time...
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Study Shows Black Women Are Fastest Growing Entrepreneurial Group

An increasing number of Black women are opting to leave Corporate America behind and strike out on their own, according to a report commissioned by American Express OPEN. The study titled, “The 2015 State...

Former Texas Governor Says Republicans Can Help Black Families Achieve the American Dream

Former Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has urged African Americans to leave the Democratic Party and join the GOP, according to news reports. In a speech at the National Press Club,...

Cleveland Prosecutors Offer Deal to Police Supervisors Involved in Chase, Attempt to Move Trial

Local prosecutors have offered a plea deal to Cleveland police officers involved in a high-speed car chase that ended in the shooting of two unarmed Black people. The 22-mile chase involved more than 60...

Human Rights Groups Call on Oprah Winfrey to Cut Ties With Israeli Diamond Billionaire

Oprah Winfrey may be a billionaire TV mogul known for her charitable deeds, but she has run into her fair share of public relations nightmares. The latest involves her association with Israeli diamond magnate Lev Leviev. Winfrey...

Baltimore Police Installing Cameras in Vans, Reviewing Anti-Riot Gear

Almost two months after the city of Baltimore exploded in riots over the death of Freddie Gray, local police are reviewing their policies. Reuters reported Baltimore police plan to install video cameras in police...

Haiti Struggling to Handle Deportees Who Arrive With Nothing

The Dominican Republic’s purge of undocumented Haitian workers and some Dominicans of Haitian descent is causing a humanitarian crisis which threatens to destabilize the region, according to news reports. The purge has caused thousands...

Supreme Court Considers Case That May End Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court has recently tackled voting rights and fair housing laws. The latest hot-button issue the judges are getting ready to address is affirmative action. USA Today reports that the Supreme Court has agreed...

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