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Univ. of Vermont Study Reveals Some White Americans Avoid Adopting Black Children Because of...

While some Hollywood stars such as Tom Cruise, Sandra Bullock and Madonna are known for adopting Black children, transcultural adoptions are not as common as people would like to believe. According to a study...

25 Years Ago, the Rodney King Beating Raised Issues of Police Violence, Videotaping Cops,...

On March 3, 1991, Rodney King, a construction worker, was stopped by Los Angeles Police Department officers. What happened next set off events that are still reverberating in America today. King was struck multiple...

Scalia Routinely Flunked Black Law Students, Displayed Preferential Treatment to Conservatives, University of Chicago...

When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died, many Black people were not sad he passed. His attacks on the Voting Rights Act and disparaging comments about Black students’ academic performance were evidence of his...
Bobby Kristina out of coma

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Autopsy Shows She Died from Drug Overdose and Drowning, Unclear If...

A Georgia judge has ordered the release of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s autopsy. Brown, the daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died last year after she was found unconscious in a bathtub. Bobbi...

Donald Trump Riding A Wave of White Resentment That Has Been Building Since Barack...

A time traveler from the 1950s might look at today’s headlines and ask if race relations have improved over the last 60 years. A Black college student who attended a Donald Trump rally in...

Alabama Officer Who Shot Unarmed Black Man Blocks From His Mother’s Home Charged with...

An Alabama police officer who shot a Black man a few blocks from his mother’s home has been arrested and charged with murder, according to several media reports. The Guardian reported that 23-year-old Montgomery police...

Judge Orders Four Mississippi Men to Pay $840K to Family of Black Man Killed...

A federal judge has ordered four Mississippi men convicted of killing a Black man to pay more than $800,000 to his estate. According to The Washington Post, the ruling was made on Monday in a...

White Man Arrested for Shooting Up HQ of Black Sheriff Candidate, Harkens Back to...

Local police have arrested a man in connection with a race-based attack on a candidate for Jefferson County sheriff, according to media reports. Texas-based 12News is reporting that a man was arrested for shooting up...

Black Lawmakers Say Obama Should Name AG Loretta Lynch To The Supreme Court

Liberal groups and some Black legislators are urging President Barack Obama to appoint Attorney General Loretta Lynch to fill the Supreme Court position left open by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. According to The Hill, Black lawmakers...

Melissa Harris-Perry Demands Creative Control of Her MSNBC Show, Gets Fired

Melissa Harris-Perry, a Wake Forest University professor and television talk-show host, is no longer an employee of MSNBC. Harris-Perry revealed that there were tensions between her and the cable news network on Friday, and...

Mass Incarceration Worsens Black Unemployment Rate, Creates New-Age ‘Caste’ System

An article by Washington Post reporter Jeff Guo says mass incarceration affects the unemployment rate and actually makes the numbers look better than they are. Guo said that if you factor in the number...

Cruz, Senate Republicans Stall $850M Aid Package to Flint While Residents Still Suffer Mercilessly

The people of Flint, Michigan should be receiving an $850 million aid package, but it's being held up by Senate Republicans. According to Politico, one of the Republicans holding up the bill is Sen. Ted...

Court Grants New Trials to New Orleans Cops Convicted of Killing Unarmed Civilians in...

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision that would grant new trials to five police officers convicted of shooting and covering up the deaths of two unarmed civilians on a New...

Lawsuit Accuses SC Jail of Depriving Woman of Water, Causing Her Death

The family of a South Carolina woman who died in jail is suing because they say she was deprived of water. According to The Post-Courier, Joyce Curnell died last year after spending 27 hours in...

White House Honors Ray Charles, But Most of His Children Were Not Invited

The White House is scheduled to honor legendary soul singer Ray Charles tonight, but not everyone is happy. The tribute, which will be streamed online on the White House website and later shown on PBS...

New York Hospital Pays Garner Family $1 Million Settlement for Failing to Prevent His...

The family of Eric Garner, a Black man choked to death by New York police, has received a $1 million settlement from the hospital that dispatched an ambulance to the scene. According to court papers...

Human Rights Watch Reports Daily Killings As Ethiopian Government Continues Oromia Crackdown

The Ethiopian government is reportedly continuing its crackdown on the Oromo people. According to the New York-based Human Rights Watch, about 200 protesters have been killed in the latest government operation. Oromia, home to the...

Arkansas School Under Fire for Requiring Only Black Students to Attend Anti-Gang Assembly

An Arkansas school district is coming under fire for organizing an anti-gang lecture that was only attended by Black students. According to The Guardian, Maumelle High School in Little Rock organized an assembly where students...

Melissa Butler, Akai Gurley’s Girlfriend, Sues NYC in His Death

The girlfriend of a man killed by police in a New York housing project has filed a lawsuit against the city of New York. According to The New York Daily News, Melissa Butler, Akai Gurley’s...

Several Police Organizations Foolishly Blame Beyoncé for Rise in Police Deaths, Demand Apology

Beyoncé’s halftime performance at the Super Bowl seems to have upset police organizations across the country. According to TMZ, the New York Police Department is demanding an apology for Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance of Formation,...

Historian Tours, Sleeps in Former Slave Quarters To Preserve Painful Part of American History

Joseph McGill is currently undergoing a project that might make many Black people uncomfortable. He is preserving slave quarters around the country — and also sleeping in them to understand what enslaved Africans might...

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