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African-Americans are Twice as Likely as Whites to Suffer from Alzheimer’s, Poverty and Lack...

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. In its honor, people around the world have draped themselves in purple, pledging countless hours to help raise awareness and money for a cure. Alzheimer’s is an irreparable,...

Three Investigations and Nine Convictions Later, Attorney General Closes ‘Mississippi Burning’ Case

During the summer of 1964, hundreds of volunteers descended upon Mississippi to take on the daunting task of registering African-Americans to vote in a state plagued by violent racism. On June 21, three of those...

Black Architect Leads $33M Effort to Revamp Houston’s Historic Site of Juneteenth Celebrations: ‘This...

A renowned African-American architect is leading the $33 million effort to revitalize a Houston park that has hosted Juneteenth celebrations for the last 140 years. Although President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on...

Tuskegee Experiment to Blame for Drop in Life Expectancy of Southern Black Males? New...

The lasting mistrust caused by the Tuskegee syphilis experiment may have had far reaching implications for Black men in the South, a new study suggests. For the 1932 study, the U.S. Public Health Service enlisted...

Justice Sotomayor Slams Racial Profiling, Illegal Search and Seizure in Scathing Dissent

The Supreme Court handed down a 5-3 ruling Monday on Utah v. Strieff, a Fourth Amendment case involving an unlawful police stop. The Fourth Amendment is commonly considered a privacy safeguard, protecting the right of...

‘It’s An Unusually Long One:’ Resurgence of White Supremacist Acts Post-Obama Election Still Going...

The dramatic swell of domestic terrorist acts in the years since the election of America's first Black president shows no signs of slowing down, experts say. An intense election season, driven by the rhetoric of...

Report: Justice Clarence Thomas Considers Stepping Down After Election

The U.S. Supreme Court may be set to lose another conservative justice regardless of who fills the vacancy at the White House. Justice Clarence Thomas is considering retirement after the election in November, according to...

African-American Historian Discovers 19th-Century Black Renaissance in Chicago

The mass exodus of Southern Blacks to northern cities during the early 1900s set the stage for an awakening of Black consciousness. Life in the segregated communes of Chicago's south side fostered an unprecedented...

Report: On-Duty Chicago Police Officer Called President Obama ‘N*****r’

The head of Chicago's police review board has recommended termination for an officer who allegedly referred to President Obama as a 'n****r' during his visit to the city last October. Authorities said the offensive remark...

Breaking Down the Stats: Report Reveals Blacks Make Up More than Half the Prison Population...

Black people are incarcerated in the nation's state prisons five times as often as whites, a new study indicates. The Sentencing Project's latest report on racial and ethnic inequalities in the American prison system examined...

‘I’m Just Not Ready to Forgive:’ One Family Member Reflects on Charleston Massacre a...

One year ago today, nine worshipers were callously executed during an evening Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Dylann Roof, a then 21-year-old white nationalist, sat and prayed...

Cleveland Ex-Con Threatens Black Family with Knife, Insists Donald Trump ‘Will Fix Them’, Police...

An Ohio man was charged with felony ethnic intimidation and assault Friday after threatening to cut a Black family, while hurling racial epithets at them, according to local police. Timothy Stewart was visiting his grandfather...

Researchers ‘Surprised’ that Unlike Whites, Race Actually Protects Young Black Adults from Becoming Delirious...

Younger African-American adults are less likely to become severely confused during their stays in hospital intensive care units, a new study suggests. Researchers at the Regenstrief Institute in Indiana found that Black ICU patients aged...

Johnson Publishing Sells Iconic Ebony and Jet Magazines to Texas Equity Firm

The largest Black-owned publisher in the U.S. is leaving the industry behind after serving more than 70 years as narrator of the African-American story. Johnson Publishing announced Tuesday it has sold Ebony and online-based Jet...

New Jersey Prisons Have the Highest Rates of Racial Disparity in the U.S, Report...

New Jersey prisons lead the nation in incarceration gaps between whites and Blacks, according to a new report by the justice reform non-profit, The Sentencing Project. African-Americans in the Northeastern state are locked up at...

Study: Cities with Most African-American Officers Have Fewer Police Shooting Victims Who Are Black

A police force that accurately reflects the diversity of the city it is sworn to protect may be vital in reducing police shootings of African-American residents, a recent study suggests. New York University sociologist Joscha...

145 Years After He Was Gunned Down by a Violent Mob, Octavius Catto to...

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney unveiled designs Friday for a 12-foot statue to honor one of the city’s most influential African-Americans. Octavius Catto was a Renaissance man, dubbed the "the Martin Luther King Jr. of the 19th...

Should All Black Students Be Considered ‘At-Risk’? This Michigan Superintendent Thinks So

Lingering, nationwide achievement gaps between African-American students and their white counterparts mean all Black children are highly disadvantaged and therefore deserving of targeted financial assistance, according to one Michigan superintendent. Washtenaw County's Ypsilanti Community Schools...

Report: Local Jails Now Profiting from Warehousing Prisoners from Overcrowded State Jails, Expanding Slave...

The U.S. locks up more people than any other country in the world. A nation that represents just under 5 percent of the world's population, is home to more than 20 percent of the...

15 Colleges Take White House Education Pledge, Giving Students with Criminal History Better Access...

Officials from the White House and Department of Education will host 15 private and public higher education institutions from across the country Friday who have committed to reducing barriers for applicants with criminal histories. These...

‘Dirty Black B*stard:’ Battle Over Kentucky Confederate Statue Turns Ugly

The ongoing debate (captured in video below) over whether to remove a Confederate monument from the University of Louisville campus got downright nasty this week. University of Louisville President James Ramsey and Mayor Greg Fischer...

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