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Black Spies Often Worked As Deep-Cover Agents During the Civil War, Gave Valuable Information...

A news report is shedding light on one of the untold stories of the Civil War — the lives of Black spies who worked undercover providing valuable information to the Union. According to a Daily...

How This Self-Taught Designer Found Freedom, Herself and a Unique Niche in the Hard-Knocks...

After years of owning and operating a men’s clothing store, Latonja Bailey-Flowers decided to do something that offered her more freedom. She combined her knowledge of fashion and her creative talents to launch SahGOL...

Feminists Criticize Artist’s Depiction of Nude Black Eve, Say Image is Exploitative

A painting in a Provo, Utah art gallery depicting a semi-nude Black woman is raising controversy in Mormon circles, but not for the expected reasons. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, some Black feminists say...

Erasing Culture and Race: Black Job Applicants Change ‘Black-Sounding’ Names, Awards and Organizations to...

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto has confirmed something that many Black people have suspected for a long time. Employers discriminate against job applicants with “Black” sounding names. According to The...

Shocking New Report Finds Lead Contamination in 350 Water Systems Serving Schools, Putting Thousands More...

Congress is currently holding hearings calling Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to task for his handling of the Flint water crisis. But Flint isn’t the only city that has been hit with lead-contaminated water. The...

5 Deputies Disciplined for Letting Black Protester Get Assaulted at Trump Rally in North...

The North Carolina sheriff’s deputies who did nothing while a Black protester at a Donald Trump rally was assaulted have been disciplined. According to news reports, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office placed five deputies...

Agreement With Baltimore County Hopes To End Widespread Housing Discrimination Against Low-Income Families

Baltimore County officials have announced changes that will end decades of housing discrimination against Black people. According to The Baltimore Sun, the changes will combat discriminatory practices which kept low-income Black families out of wealthy...

Prosecutors Over Troubling Cases of Police Brutality in Cleveland and Chicago Voted Out of...

Public opinion seems to be turning against prosecutors in Illinois and Ohio who refused to crack down on police misconduct. According to news reports, Cook County, Illinois, prosecutor Anita Alvarez and Cuyahoga County, Ohio prosecutor...

College Athletics Is Selling Young Black Men a Lie as Less Than 2% of...

As the nation gears up for March Madness, a recent news report says college athletics is failing young Black men. The Associated Press reports that Black male student-athletes have lower graduation rates than regular Black...

Entrepreneur Creates Flourishing Community of Black-Owned Businesses and Consumers Who are Ready to ‘Support...

Ahmir Young, founder of Egrassroots, has turned his passion to keep Black dollars within the Black community into a viable business. An online business directory, Egrassroots Business helps Black consumers connect with Black-owned businesses near...

12-Year-Old Boy Killed, Cousin Wounded in San Bernardino Shooting

Two California children were shot Sunday as they walked to a gas station to buy snacks, according to several news reports. The Associated Press reported that 12-year-old Jason Spears and his 14-year-old cousin Terrance Spears...

End Debtors’ Prison: DOJ Issues Guidelines Preventing Courts From Jailing People Over Court Fines

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued guidelines to local courts to stop them from creating debtors' prisons. The DOJ was concerned that high municipal court fines were keeping poor people in jail...

Caddo Parish Elects Black DA, But He Shows No Signs of Looking Into Past...

Residents of Caddo Parish in Louisiana are hoping the election of James Stewart, who won the race for district attorney last November, will slow the number of Black men who are being sentenced to...
Ferguson police violate first amendment rights

Civil Liberties Lawyers Criticize Ruling That Restricts Filming Police

Civil liberties advocates have reacted angrily to a legal ruling that puts restrictions on citizens filming the police. According to The Huffington Post, U.S. District Judge Mark Kearney ruled in January that citizens were not...

U.S. Government to Declare ‘War on Drugs’ Over, Present Sweeping Drug Reform to U.N.

The United States government will admit that its War on Drugs has failed and will move to decriminalize drugs, according to news reports. Mashable published an article, contributed by High Times, that said the Obama...

Black Student Cursed at, Assaulted at Trump Rally, Said Experience Made Him ‘Lose Faith...

A Black college student who was thrown out of a Donald Trump rally said the incident has caused him to lose faith in America. According to The New York Daily News, Adebayo Adeniyi, a student...

First Flint, Now Newark: 30 Schools in New Jersey Report Lead-Poisoned Water, Students Ordered...

It turns out Flint, Michigan is not the only place suffering from contaminated water. According to The Huffington Post, Newark, New Jersey schools are reporting cases of discolored and lead-poisoned water in 30 schools. The...

NYPD Officer Who Shot Ramarley Graham in Bathroom of His Own Home Beats Latest...

The New York police officer who shot Ramarley Graham in the bathroom of his own home will not face federal charges, according to media reports. NBC New York reported federal prosecutors declined to press charges...

Loretta Lynch Withdraws from Supreme Court Race, Other Black Candidates Being Considered

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has withdrawn from the race to fill the empty seat on the Supreme Court. Lynch was a candidate to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died recently at a ranch in...

Threat of DOJ Lawsuit Forces Ferguson City Council To Make Changes to Criminal Justice...

The Ferguson, Missouri, City Council is reconsidering the U.S. Department of Justice’s suggested reforms of its criminal justice system. According to Raw Story, the City Council decided to take a second look at the changes...

Class Action Lawsuit Accuses Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Government Officials of Gross Negligence

Seven Flint, Michigan, families have filed a lawsuit accusing government officials of gross negligence over the water crisis, according to media reports. CNN reported the lawsuit is just the latest legal action taken over the...

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