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Nick Chiles

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Nick Chiles is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. He has written or co-written 13 books and won over a dozen major journalism awards during a journalism career that brought him to the Dallas Morning News, the Star-Ledger of New Jersey and New York Newsday, in addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief of Odyssey Couleur travel magazine.

By Making It A Crime to Feed the Homeless, Many American Cities Are Violating...

In a nation where an estimated 1 in 6 Americans go hungry on a daily basis and where public officials regularly enforce a national allegiance to Christianity and its principles, how is it possible that 31...

After Death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore Residents Frustrated That Black Leaders Can’t Stop Their...

It has been repeated to Black people so often that it has taken on the aura of conventional wisdom: If you want to change your circumstances, go to the ballot box and vote. But...

Somali Woman Uses Beautiful Pictures and Social Media To Change Her Country’s Image

Ugaaso Abukar Boocow surely understands the power of images—and the astounding influence of social media. Boocow, 27, who works for the Ministry of Reconstruction in Somalia, is using the combined power of images and Instagram...

7 Audacious Purchases of Black Megachurch Pastors

Creflo Dollar’s Multimillion-Dollar New York Condo and Two Rolls-Royces Well before asking his congregation to pick up the tab for a $65 million private jet, Creflo Dollar and his wife Taffi bought the swanky Manhattan two-bedroom condo on the 67th...

Supreme Court Limits Powers of Police In Decision With Major Implications For Black Community

In an enormous decision important for the Black community, the Supreme Court yesterday ruled that it is a constitutional violation for police to prolong a traffic stop to try to find evidence of illegal...

6 Fascinating Facts You Should Know About the Assassinations of Top Black Leaders

Medgar Evers Before he was killed on June 12, 1963, NAACP field worker Medgar Evers traveled through Mississippi encouraging poor African-Americans to register to vote and recruiting them into the Civil Rights Movement. Evers was...

Pulitzer Prize Committee Awards Images That Portray Black ‘Savages’ and ‘Broken’ Black Bodies

When I gaze at the arresting images from Ferguson and from the Ebola crisis in Liberia that were awarded Pulitzer Prizes for photography this year, I can't help but think about the words of...

Protests Rage in Baltimore As Officials Claim They Are Trying Figure Out Who Broke...

As angry protests continue in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray, city officials have released more information surrounding the 25-year-old's death—while they have suspended with pay the six police officers involved in...

Outrageous Prison Scheme Allows Banks and Private Companies to Make Millions Exploiting Inmates and...

American prisons have constructed an outrageous money-generating system that charges exorbitant fees for families to send money to inmates, for the inmates to use the money on debit cards, and even inactivity fees when...

Chicago Police Officer Found Not Guilty in Death of Rekia Boyd, 22, In Another...

The African-American community received another gut-wrenching blow today when a judge found Chicago detective Dante Servin not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and other charges in the death of Rekia Boyd, the 22-year-old Black woman he killed...
FBI lost, mislabeled evidence for years

FBI and Justice Dept. Admit Using Flawed Forensic Evidence for Decades, Putting Thousands of...

The revelation that FBI experts gave flawed forensic testimony in a vast number of criminal cases over decades has finally been acknowledged by the Justice Department and the FBI, which means the criminal justice system...

Grieving Family Is Asking: How Did Baltimore Police Break Freddie Gray’s Neck, Eventually Killing...

How did Freddie Gray's neck get broken while he was in police custody? That's the painful question the city of Baltimore is grappling with after the 25-year-old Gray died yesterday morning, a week after he...

As America Continues Calling Police to Solve All of Society’s Problems, We Are Asking...

Why has America resorted to solving all of our social problems by calling on law enforcement? Late child support payments, a broken tail light, mental instability—in recent weeks, as these societal issues all have been...

Artist Trenton Doyle Hancock Lets Disturbing Images Seep Into His Powerful Work

The most provocative artists use whatever they can find within their reach to comment on the world around them. Their commentary can be obvious and open, or sometimes it can be dark and private and only...

Jamaica Finance Minister Urges G20 Nations to Help the Caribbean Rebound from Economic Crisis

Washington—Jamaica's Finance Minister Dr. Peter Phillips says that the Caribbean continues to feel the impact of the global economic crisis, which is impeding its capacity to grow. Phillips said he welcomes the opportunity for the...

In South Africa, Thousands March to Show Support For Foreigners After Attacks

Thousands of people attended a march in South Africa's coastal city of Durban in solidarity with the country's foreign nationals. The march on Thursday, which included religious leaders and concerned citizens, comes after weeks of...
Michelle Obama book cover

8 Surprisingly Militant Pro-Black Statements in Michelle Obama’s New Biography

The Possibility of Her Husband’s Assassination: I don’t lose sleep over it because the realities are that, as a black man, Barack can get shot going to the gas station. So, you can’t make decisions...

Website Operated By NYPD Officers Displays Their Racism and Ugliness For Whole World To...

At a time when relations between the police and the Black community are as sensitive as ever, former and current police officers in New York use a website to post racist and offensive comments...

Stanford Researchers Unveil Racial Stereotypes That Lead Teachers to Discipline Black Students More Severely

The reasons behind the vast racial disparities in student discipline have plagued educators for years, but researchers from Stanford figured out how to design a study that laid bare the basic racism and racial...
Wall Street 1860s

NYC To Erect Plaque at Wall Street Finally Recognizing Slavery’s Role in Creation of...

Wall Street was founded on slavery, as the trans-Atlantic slave trade built the foundation for modern global capitalism—a slew of current corporate behemoths got their start with profits derived from the selling of enslaved Africans....

Percy Sledge Dies at 73, Leaving Behind Iconic Hit ‘When a Man Loves a...

In a country that always seems hungry for 1960s nostalgia, Percy Sledge's voice became as familiar as flickering images of JFK. When he belts out the chorus of his iconic 1966 hit, "When a Man...

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