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University of Mississippi

‘Sorry It Took Us 50 Years to Do This’: Ole Miss Apologizes to Black...

The University of Mississippi offered apologies Tuesday to a group of African-American students who were arrested in 1970 for protesting racial inequity at the predominantly white institution. The redress...
Gov. Andy Beshear

Kentucky Gov Gets Push Back from BLM Activists Over Bill Requiring School Resource Officers...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed new legislation Friday requiring school resource officers to carry guns, despite pushback from local activist groups. The measure, which passed with overwhelming support in...
Kamauri Williamson

Fight Over Juice Box Leaves Texas Fifth Grader with Serious Injuries, Teacher Placed On...

A Texas fifth grader required several stitches to his head after injuries he sustained in an alleged altercation with a teacher at his elementary school early last week. Kamauri Williamson's injuries were so severe, he...
Ebenezer Baptist Church Boston

‘There’s Going to be Some Grieving’: Historic Black Church in Boston Up for Sale...

After nearly 150 years of worship, an iconic Boston church is closing its doors. Ebenezer Baptist Church in South End held its final service Sunday following the difficult decision to put the historic building up...
Racist Snapchat Photo

Florida School Remains Open Despite Threatening Photo of Gun Pointed at Black Student’s Head,...

A Florida mother is on edge after what she calls a racist, threatening photo was circulated among students at a Taylor County, Florida, school early this week. Keira Upshaw's...
Jon Jackson

Black Man Who Once Voted for Obama Says He Wanted a ‘Gangsta in the...

As the 2020 presidential race heats up, candidates on both sides of the aisle are scrambling to win the Black vote. The Wall Street Journal recently sat down with a group of...
Philipp Plein

Designer Philipp Plein Ripped for Kobe Bryant Tribute, Accused of Trying to Capitalize Off...

Designer Philipp Plein's nod to NBA great Kobe Bryant during his Milan Fashion Week runway show has sparked outrage among fans. Plein closed out the Saturday night show with...
George Washington Souvenir

Online Criticism Prompts Mount Vernon Estate to Pull Souvenir Depicting George Washington’s Fake Teeth

The Mount Vernon estate of President George Washington has yanked a souvenir depicting the founding father's fake teeth from its website after criticism over the fact that Washington looked to enslaved Blacks...
Food blogger Angela Davis and Son

Popular Food Blogger Thanks Public for Their Prayers, Help In Locating Missing Teenage...

Popular food blogger Angela Davis, better known as “The Kitchenista,” is feeling a bit of relief now that her teenage son has been found after going missing for several days.
DaVina Jackson

Georgia Teacher Desperate to Get Home from China as Coronavirus Spreads, Says U.S. Embassy...

Rapid spread of the coronavirus has stoked fear across the globe, especially in China where the deadly outbreak began and has sickened more than 77,000 people in a matter of months.
Jesse LeBlanc

Louisiana Judge Faces Calls for Her Resignation After Racist Texts About Black Employees Are...

A Louisiana district court judge who previously denied making racist remarks about African-American courtroom employees now says she's "sorry" after owning up to the offensive language. In a Sunday...
Jeremy Christian

Oregon Man Found Guilty in Fatal Stabbings of Two Men Who Tried to Stop...

An Oregon man showed little remorse Friday after a jury convicted him in the fatal stabbings of two men who stepped in to stop his hate-filled tirade against two Black women aboard a Portland...
Newkirk High School

Oklahoma School District Issues Apology After PA Announcer Complains About ‘Pretty Disgusting’ Names of...

A longtime PA announcer at an Oklahoma high school sparked outrage with an "unfortunate and inappropriate” remark he made while introducing the lineup of a visiting girl's basketball team on Friday.
Deontay Wilder and Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Says Wilder Is ‘Still a Winner’ After Shocking Defeat — But Fans...

Former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is getting much-needed support from fellow boxer Floyd Mayweather after an embarrassing technical knockout in Las Vegas over the weekend that left his eye and his ego...

Oklahoma to Finally Teach History of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre as Part of School...

Students across Oklahoma will soon learn about a dark moment in the state's history that has long gone unmentioned — until now.  On Wednesday, state legislators announced plans to...
Michael Bongiovanni

Metro Atlanta Officer Facing 26 Years After Jury Convicts Him In Brutal Assault on...

A former Atlanta-area officer is headed to jail after a jury convicted him Thursday in a case of wanton, excessive force against a civilian. Then-Gwinnett County policeman Robert McDonald...
Seabreeze High School TikTok

Doctors Issue Warning Against Viral ‘Skull Breaker Challenge’ as Dangerous Trend Leaves Teens, Kids...

Doctors across the globe are warning parents about a dangerous new trend taking over social media platform Tik Tok. The "skull breaker challenge" has soared in popularity in recent...
F.W. de Klerk

South Africa’s Last White President Sparks Backlash After Suggesting Apartheid Wasn’t a Crime Against...

FW de Klerk, South Africa's last apartheid-era president, has apologized for his comments suggesting apartheid wasn't a crime against humanity. De Klerk, 83, retracted his remarks this week following...
Sept a Huit

French TV Show Draws Outrage After Dressing Rape Victim in Blackface, Afro Wig to...

A French television program is getting skewered for its decision to dress a teenage rape victim and former prostitute in blackface to conceal her "real identity" in a recent interview.
Bowie State Food Pantry

HBCU Bowie State University Works to Ensure No Student Goes Hungry, Opens Campus Food...

College life is all about the eats (and education, of course). And while some students are worried about gaining the dreaded "freshman fifteen," others don't know where their next meal is coming...
Krewe of Nereids Racist Doll

White Man Hands Black Girl a Doll ‘Dressed Like a Slave’ and Tells Her...

Police in Mississippi are investigating a possible hate crime after a mother says her daughter was handed a doll with a string of beads fashioned into a noose around its neck during...

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