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CEO Seeks to Build $75M Global Landmark Celebrating African-American History

February marks the start of Black History Month, a time when African-Americans across the country celebrate the successes and contributions of Black people throughout history. During a time of increased racial and political tensions,...

Michigan Cuts Water Subsidy Program Early with No Notice to Flint Residents

Flint residents will soon have to pay full price for their water — water that still may be unsafe to drink. Michigan officials have decided to end the state-funded subsidy program that, since 2014, has...

Dept. of Education Butchers Spelling of W.E.B. DuBois, Then Misspells an Apology, Too

The Department of Education was the laughingstock of social media Sunday, Feb. 12, after publishing a tweet that misspelled the name of author and civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois. To make matters worse, the...

Ky. Lawmaker’s One-Line Bill Would Abolish the Dept. of Education, Return Power to States

The idea of Washington bureaucrats controlling the future of U.S. education makes this Kentucky lawmaker cringe. That's why he's attempting to ax the Education Department. Republican State Rep. Thomas Massie on Tuesday, Feb. 7, introduced...

New Book Tells Inspiring Tale of How One Enslaved Woman Successfully Escaped the Clutches...

Through her latest work, historian and African-American studies professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar uncovers the untold narrative of an enslaved woman who successfully escaped the confines of George Washington's Philadelphia mansion to freedom in 1796. The...

French Investigators Say Police Rape of Black Man Was an ‘Accident,’ Protests Continue for 6th...

The French policemen who severely beat and sodomized a Black man with a baton did so by "accident," French investigators said on Thursday, Feb. 10, adding that the "serious" incident doesn't constitute rape. A 22-year-old...

One of Chicago’s Largest Black-Owned Banks Just Closed — And No One Knew About...

Seaway Bank and Trust Co., one of Chicago's largest Black-owned banks, was closed Friday, Jan. 27, and sold to the State Bank of Texas in Dallas. Surprisingly, the bank's abrupt closure has gone largely...

GOP Lawmakers to Meet with Leaders of Historically Black Colleges, Universities

Republican lawmakers are planning to meet with leaders of historically Black colleges and universities in the nation's capital later this month to discuss ways to help the financially strapped institutions survive difficult times. The meeting,...

Kellyanne Conway Urges Viewers to Buy Ivanka Trump’s Merchandise — Did She Violate Code...

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway used a morning interview from the White House on Thursday, Feb. 9, to publicly endorse products from Ivanka Trump's fashion line. During her interview, which appeared on the Thursday...
BLM Surveillance

Judge Sides with Activists, Orders NYPD to Hand Over Spy Files on Black Lives...

A group of New York activists has won access to the NYPD's surveillance files on Black Lives Matter demonstrators at Grand Central Terminal between 2014 and 2015. A Manhattan Supreme Court judge on Monday, Feb....

Though Attitudes Are Evolving, Study Finds There Still Is Bias Against Black Women’s Natural...

As Black women continue to trade in their hot combs and chemical relaxers for natural-based products to work into their naturally textured strands, a newly released study revealed that a large chunk of people...

Hypocritical GOP Silences Elizabeth Warren for Calling Out Jeff Sessions’ Documented History of Racism

Senate Republicans on Tuesday, Feb. 7, voted to formally silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren after she read from a 31-year-old letter written by Coretta Scott King denouncing the 1986 federal judgeship nomination of Alabama Sen....
Madonna

Madonna Gets OK to Adopt Malawi Twins; Critics Argue Star Getting Preferential Treatment

Madonna's family just grew by two after the pop star was given the go-ahead to adopt twin girls from the southeast African nation of Malawi, federal officials confirmed Tuesday, Feb. 7. The Malawi high court...

Visions of Katrina: Ninth Ward Hardest Hit as Massive Storms, Tornadoes Devastate Louisiana

A dangerous wall of severe thunderstorms roared through southeast Louisiana on Tuesday, Feb. 7, unleashing several tornadoes across the state and parts of New Orleans. The violent storms, packed with high winds, blinding rain...

VP Casts Tiebreaking Vote to Confirm Woefully Unqualified Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

In the midst of a heated partisan battle between Democrats and Republicans this week, the Senate on Tuesday, Feb. 7, confirmed billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, relying on a crucial tie...

Report: White House Drafting Executive Order to Aid Financially Strapped HBCUs

President Donald Trump is looking to redeem himself with the African-American community following that embarrassing Frederick Douglass flub during a Black History Month "listening session" at the White House last week. Sources who sat in...

French Officer Charged In Rape of Young Black Man During Violent ID Check, Three...

Police brutality is in the spotlight yet again after a French officer was charged in the rape of a Black man during a violent ID check in a suburb just outside of Paris on...

Rep. Maxine Waters Says Trump’s Antics Are Leading Him to Impeachment

Like many outspoken critics of President Donald Trump, Rep. Maxine Waters has had it up to here with the newly elected U.S. leader and expresses hopes that his latest actions will eventually lead to...

NYPD Forced to Curtail Use of Stop-and-Frisk Near Private Buildings

As part of a legal settlement announced Thursday, Feb. 2, the New York Police Department agreed to limit its practice of stop-and-frisk in and near private apartment buildings across the city. Thursday's settlement, the latest...

Leaked Draft of Trump’s Religious Freedom Order Exposes Plans to Legalize Discrimination

A leaked outline of President Donald Trump's Religious Freedom order has several legal and policy experts concerned that the directive could potentially legalize discrimination on the basis of religion, gender and sexual orientation. The four-page...

‘Fox & Friends’ Gushes Over Trump’s ‘Fantastic’ Jobs Report, Not Knowing It Was Actually...

A correspondent of Fox News' "Fox & Friends" praised the recently released January jobs report on Friday, Jan. 3, mistakenly crediting President Donald Trump for successful job creation that actually occurred under former President...

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