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San Diego Drug Prosecutions

Investigation Shows Blacks Are Much More Likely Than Whites and Latinos to Be Prosecuted...

An investigation by NBC 7 San Diego has revealed stark racial disparities in drug prosecutions across the city. The report, published Monday, found that African-Americans in San Diego were nearly five times as likely to...
Henry Grady

Georgia State University Students Call on Atlanta Mayor to Remove Statue of ‘Racist’ Figure...

Students at Georgia State University are pressing the mayor of Atlanta relocate a statute honoring 19th century newspaper editor and "patriot" Henry W. Grady. On Tuesday, several students groups at the Atlanta university signed an...
Hair Dye Liked to Cancer

New Study Links Hair Dyes, Chemical Straighteners to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer, Especially...

A curl and press here, and a root touch up there. Common hair products can do a number on one's hair, but how does it affect your overall health?  A newly released study suggests...
Sunny Hostin

Watch: Sunny Hostin Stands Her Ground While Facing Down Both Meghan McCain and Abby...

Things got heated on the set of "The View" this week in yet another on-air tiff involving co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Meghan McCain. However, the highlight may have been the back and...
New York Catholic School Braid Ban

N.Y. Catholic Schools Found an Exemption to Continue Braids Ban Despite State and City...

Despite a newly enacted law meant to crack down on hair discrimination in New York state, more than a dozen Catholic schools across the the city have continued bans on natural braided hairstyles. This is...
Drunken White Woman

Watch: Drunken Woman Harasses Black Man on NYC Subway Platform; Police Offers No Help,...

A New York woman was filmed throwing a drunken fit in the city subway this week, stumbling to and fro as she wrongfully accused two Black men of stalking and harassing her. Twitter user @D0ugLyfe...
George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman Claims He’s the Real Victim, Files $100M Lawsuit Against Trayvon Martin’s Family...

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who rose to infamy after fatally shooting an unarmed Trayvon Martin in 2012, is now suing the slain teen's family, among others, in a lawsuit seeking millions in damages. News...
Rica Rountree

Illinois Woman Convicted of Murder After Abusing Her Black Stepdaughter, 8, to Death

An Illinois woman is facing life in prison after being convicted in the death of her 8-year-old stepdaughter, Bloomington station WGLT reported. Cynthia Baker was found guilty of murder on Nov. 19, a jury also...
Rita Dove

Renowned Poet Rita Dove Wins $100K Literary Award Celebrating ‘Proven Mastery’ In the Art...

Former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove was recently honored by the Academy of American Poets with the prestigious Wallace Stevens Award, according to The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. The honor, which comes with...
Hattiesburg Fire Department

Former Mississippi Fire Lieutenant Unapologetic, Insists Noose In His Locker Symbolizes the ‘Lawless, Wild...

A noose discovered in the locker of a white Mississippi firefighter has roiled a city fire department, dividing colleagues and ending with the resignation of a station manager. Shelton Russell, former lieutenant for the Hattiesburg...
Arlan Hamilton

Tech Entrepreneur Arlan Hamilton Launches New Scholarship Fund for Black Undergrads at U.K.’s Oxford...

Tech entrepreneur and investor Arlan Hamilton is no stranger to giving back. This time, she's made it her mission to make education available to Black students at the prestigious Oxford University. This week, Hamilton announced...
Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris Exits 2020 Presidential Race

In a stunning turn of events, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) announced her exit from the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday. Harris, once a promising presidential hopeful, delivered the news in an e-mail to supporters this...
Brandt Jean

Botham Jean’s Brother Accepts Ethical Courage Award From Cop Group After Show of Forgiveness...

Brandt Jean, the brother of slain Dallas man Botham Jean, was honored with an award Tuesday for his "display of empathy and forgiveness" toward former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger. The Institute of Law Enforcement...
Charlotte Nebres

11-Year-Old Ballerina Cast as First Black Lead in NYC Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’

At just 11 years old, Charlotte Nebres is already breaking down barriers. The Madison, New Jersey, native made history as the first Black ballerina to land the lead role in “George Balanchine's The Nutcracker," which...
Starbucks Cup

Daughter of Oklahoma Police Chief at Center of Starbucks Cup Fiasco Agrees Her Dad...

An Oklahoma police chief was served an extra hot cup of criticism in the form of a scathing, public rebuke by his own daughter. Lauren O'Mara, who uses the Twitter handle @MissOMara, took to the...
Gordon Hutchinson

MARTA CFO Who Allegedly Told Employee She Looks ‘Extra Afro-Licious,’ Fired After Years of...

The big cheese and CFO for Atlanta's rapid transit authority is out of a job after repeated complaints of bullying and on-the-job harassment targeting his mostly Black subordinates, a report by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
White Mortality Rates

Study: Perceived Loss of Social Status Linked to Rising Mortality Rates Among White Americans

Anxiety among whites about losing social status to African-Americans and other racial minorities could be linked to rising short-term mortality rates for the group, a new study suggests. Analyzing administrative mortality and social survey data...
Rosa Parks Statue

64 Years Ago, Rosa Parks Refused to Give Up Her Seat; the City of...

Hundreds gathered in the Alabama capital of Montgomery's downtown this past weekend for the unveiling of a new statue honoring civil rights icon Rosa Parks. On Sunday, city officials dedicated the life-size bronze sculpture alongside...
Chicago Police Body Slam Man

CPD Investigates ‘Wrongdoing’ in Violent Takedown by Cop That Left Man Hospitalized Over Spitting

A Chicago city officer has been relieved of his police powers pending an investigation into "disturbing" video of him body-slamming a man who allegedly spat on him during an arrest late last month. The man,...
Ghana Citizenship

Year of Return: Ghana Grants Citizenship to More Than 100 African-Americans, Afro-Caribbeans in Special...

It was an occasion worth celebrating as over 100 Africans-Americans and Afro-Caribbeans made it official by becoming Ghana's newest citizens in a special ceremony Wednesday. One by one, the new citizens crossed the stage to...
Evanston Marijuana Tax

Illinois City to Use Recreational Marijuana Sales Tax Revenue to Fund Reparations Program for...

It's lit. City leaders in Evanston, Illinois, approved a resolution Monday that would direct sales tax revenue from recreational marijuana purchases into a fund supporting a local reparations program, the Chicago Tribune reported. Officials said the...

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