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Talcum Powder

Johnson & Johnson Reportedly Pushed Talcum Powder on Black Women After White Women Cease...

For most women, it's a normal part of their hygienic routine to sprinkle a little baby powder on themselves or in their underwear. The self-care practice is a normal one, specifically for women in...

Police in Kenya Arrest, Foil Plan of ISIS-Linked Medical Interns Planning to Wage Attack...

An ISIS-linked terror group was planning to carry out "large-scale attacks" in Kenya comparable to the 2013 Westgate Mall siege that left dozens of people dead, local police said Wednesday. Kenya's National Police Service said...

Is Racial Bias to Blame Concerning the Amount of Time Public Defenders Spend on...

Earlier this year, San Francisco public defender Mark Jacobs posed an interesting question to a group of potential jurors for the trial of a young Black man convicted of murder. According to the Marshall...

Report: Prince Died Within Days of Receiving Help from Addiction Specialist

In the weeks following the untimely death of legendary singer Prince, rumors have been swirling about the star's alleged dependency on prescription medication. From singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor to Charlie Wilson, some suspected the star...

Black Power at Work: Hollywood Party Raises Over $17M to Fund Smithsonian’s African-American Museum

Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta opened the doors of their Hollywood Hills home Saturday to a number of big name celebrities and supporters of the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History...

10 Thriving Black Towns You Didn’t Learn About in History Class

The Town Destroyed to Make Way for Central Park: Seneca Village, N.Y. — Seneca Village was founded in 1825, when Epiphany Davis and Andrew Williams became the first African-Americans to buy land in the...

Ghana Forms New Partnership with U.S. to Develop ‘Fruitful Business Relations’ in Agro Business,...

The Ghana International Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that it will launch a new trade mission with the United States. According to the release from the office, the primary goal of the trade mission...

Flint Water Crisis: State Budget Falls Short, City Still Needs $28M to Remove Lead...

A top adviser of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder revealed Friday that the state might be $28 million short of where it needs to be in order to remove all affected water lines that led...
El Paso Superintendent James Anderson

Former El Paso Superintendent Charged in Cheating Scandal, Conspired to Remove Black Students from...

A former assistant superintendent of El Paso's Independent School District was arrested Wednesday in connection with a cheating scandal, the El Paso Times reports. Forty-year-old James Anderson, an assistant superintendent for secondary education, was indicted...

10 Prominent African-Americans You Didn’t Know Have Roots in the Gullah Geechee Corridor

Michelle Obama: First Lady of the United States The first lady's great-grandfather, Jim Robinson, was an enslaved African who lived and worked on a rice plantation near Georgetown, South Carolina. That region falls within the...

Afeni Shakur, a Tireless Protector of Tupac’s Legacy, Passes Away at 69

Afeni Shakur Davis, mother of late rapper Tupac Shakur, has passed away at age 69. Shakur died late Monday night from a possible heart attack, TMZ reports. According to the Marin County Sheriff's Department, it...
pledge of allegiance

South Carolina Teacher Tells Black Student to ‘Go Back to Africa’ After He Refused...

A Beaufort, South Carolina mother is furious after a Battery High School science teacher made racist remarks to her son when he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, The State newspaper reports. Nicole...

Top-Ranked L.A. County Sheriff Official Resigns After Racist E-Mails Resurface

A Los Angeles County Sheriff official has resigned after racist and inflammatory e-mails he sent three or four years ago were uncovered, CNN.com reports. Tom Angel, the No. 2 official in the Los Angeles Sheriff's...

Malia Obama to Take a ‘Gap Year’ Before Attending Harvard — What Are the...

The White House announced Sunday that Malia Obama, the eldest daughter of President Barack and Michelle Obama, will attend Harvard University, the Talking Points Memo reports. According to the office, Malia will take a...

Black-Owned or Nah?: Why These Entrepreneurs Don’t Reveal Their Businesses are Black-Owned

In growing a business, most entrepreneurs adopt key strategies that help them attract and maintain consumers. For Duane Draughon, owner and operator of VizX Design Studios, hiding the fact that his business is Black-owned is the...

Kenya to Set Fire to $172M in ‘Worthless’ Ivory, Other Illicit Wildlife Goods

It's an overpowering display of the sheer size of Africa's poaching crisis. For the past week, several dozen men have circled a site in Nairobi National Park, unloading elephant tusks from shipping containers — many...

‘Can’t We All Just Get Along?’: Anniversary Of L.A. Riots A Reminder That Racial...

The shocking footage of a Black man being pulled from his car and brutally beaten by four police men was looped on television screens across the nation. On March 3, 1991, a man named...

Task Force: Flint’s Black Residents Didn’t Receive “Same Degree of Protection From Environmental Hazards”...

Many don't doubt that race played a major role in the Flint, Michigan water crisis. At least that's what many Flint residents expressed to the state's civil rights commission at a public hearing Thursday. The Michigan Civil...

Roots’ Reboot Star Says Young Black Men Can Find Strength, Pride in African Lineage:...

A&E and The History Channel have joined forces to launch a remake of Alex Haley's mini-series, "Roots," The Huffington Post reports. The reboot will follow the many generations of Haley's family, starting with the...

Urban Prep School in Chicago Boasts 100 Percent College Acceptance Rate, 7th Year in...

The Chicago Urban Prep Charter Academy is celebrating yet another milestone, as 100 percent of its graduating class has committed to attending a four-year college or university. At a special ceremony Tuesday at Daley Plaza,...

Will Smith Shooting: Cardell Hayes Indicted on Charges of Second-Degree Murder, Attempted Murder in...

Cardell Hayes was charged with second-degree murder Thursday for the fatal shooting of former New Orleans Saints football player Will Smith. Hayes was also indicted on a second-degree attempted murder charge for shooting Smith's...

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