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Study: Book Readers Tend to be Nicer, More Empathetic People Than TV Watchers

If you needed a reason to pick up a new book or finally finish the one you started years ago, here's one: Reading regularly might actually make you kinder. A new study out of Kingston...

White Supremacist Richard Spencer Leads March In Charlottesville, Va., Reminiscent of KKK Gathering

White nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., aren't too happy about the state's efforts to rid them of their Confederate monuments. With torches in hand, several dozen protesters gathered at Charlottesville's Lee Park shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday,...

JetBlue Kicks Black NJ Family Off Flight Over Birthday Cake, Says Video Doesn’t Show...

A New Jersey family's plans for a birthday bash in Las Vegas were ruined after they were booted from a JetBlue flight — over a buttercream birthday cake. Cameron Burke, his wife, Minta, and their...

Lawsuit: Trump Megadonor Thinks Black People Are the Only Racists and Should’ve Never Been...

An ex-employee of billion-dollar investment firm Renaissance Technologies is suing chief co-executive Robert Mercer, who reportedly fired the man after he spoke out against Mercer's political, and allegedly racist, views. The lawsuit, filed by former...

Obama Presidential Center Could Bring In Billions for Chicago’s Economy, Support Thousands of Jobs

Former President Barack Obama's Presidential Center is slated to do more for Chicago's South Side than originally thought. In a press release Thursday, May 11, the Obama Foundation estimated that the proposed center would "support...

Trump’s Approval Numbers Are Tanking, Especially Among Uneducated Whites and Independents

Things aren't looking too good for President Donald Trump, whose approval numbers have plummeted to near-record lows, according to polls released this week. A Quinnipiac University Poll, out Wednesday, May 10, showed that just 36...

Florida Deputy Gets the Boot After Impersonating Denzel Washington In ‘Training Day’

A Florida deputy has been fired after playfully waving his gun and Taser while impersonating actor Denzel Washington in the cult classic movie "Training Day," the Lake County Sheriff's Office said Thursday, May 4. Deputy...

Libraries Face ‘Moral Dilemma’ of What to Do About Low-Income Kids Who Can’t Pay...

Learning the importance of returning your favorite library books on time is a simple childhood lesson. For poorer kids who miss their due dates from time to time, however, rising late fees can become...

Attorney: 8-Year-Old Ohio Boy Was Bullied Days Before Committing Suicide; Mother Blames School

Attorneys for the mother of an 8-year-old Cincinnati boy say he was viciously bullied two days before committing suicide. Attorney Jennifer Branch says school surveillance video shows Carson Elementary School student Gabriel Taye being pushed...

In Stunning Fashion, Omarosa Declares She’s Open to Meeting with Minister Louis Farrakhan

Trump White House adviser Omarosa Manigault just did something no one in President Obama's administration would've ever dared do. During an interview with Chicago's WVON 1690 Thursday, May 4, Manigault expressed her willingness to sit down...

Black Lives Matter Activist Sues City of Los Angeles, LAPD for $4M

A Black Lives Matter activist is suing the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department for $4 million, claiming he was wrongfully arrested during a raucous police commission meeting last year. Activist...

Report: AG Sessions to Weigh Harsher Penalties for Low-Level Drug Crimes

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is currently considering policy changes that would strengthen the rules on prosecuting drug crimes, officials familiar with the matter say, reversing Obama-era policies that eliminated harsh penalties for low-level drug...

Michigan Officer Who Discovered He Has African Ancestry Sues City, Police Chief Over Racism

A Michigan cop is suing his chief and the city after he says he was subjected to racist taunts by fellow officers following a genetic test that traced 18 percent of his DNA back...

‘Shame!’ Speaker Paul Ryan Heckled by Protesters Outside Harlem Charter School

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc) visited a Harlem charter school Tuesday, May 9, only to be met with shouts of "Shame! Shame! Shame!" from protesters stationed outside. Ryan was greeted with loud chants as he...

Black Lives Matter to Give Dozens of Jailed Women the Gift of Freedom on...

This Mother's Day, the Black Lives Matter movement is working to bail as many mothers out of jail as possible and get them back home to their families in time for the holiday. Organizers with...

Betsy DeVos Greeted with Loud Boos at Bethune-Cookman Commencement Speech, Students Turn Their Backs

https://youtu.be/nciqkO1T4g0 UPDATE: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was met with deafening boos as she delivered the commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University on Wednesday, May 10. Incessant shouts and boos erupted from graduates and their families of the...

ACLU Lawsuit: Wealthy White County Uses Police to Harass, Unlawfully Target Black Citizens to...

A Mississippi sheriff, his deputies and other county officials are responsible for ensuring Black and white residents stay segregated through the use of checkpoints, a new lawsuit alleges. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action...

Trump Backtracks After Suggesting Funding for HBCUs Might Be Unconstitutional

President Donald Trump on Sunday, May 8, maintained that his support for the nation's historically Black colleges and universities remains "unwavering." Trump's latest declaration is a complete about-face from a statement he made last week when...

UC Santa Cruz Black Student Alliance Scores Major Victory Following Three-Day ‘Reclamation’ of Campus...

After fiercely protesting what they describe as a "hostile" campus climate, Black students at the University of California Santa Cruz will finally have their demands met. University officials on Thursday, May 4, agreed to meet all four...

Black Harvard Students Raise Thousands for Separate Graduation Ceremony Highlighting Their ‘Excellence’

Black students at Harvard University are looking to hold their own graduation this season by hosting a commencement ceremony intended solely for African-American graduates. The specialized event, set to take place on the morning of...

Commission Reprimands White Texas Judge Who Said It Was ‘Time for a Tree and...

A Texas judge has been formally reprimanded after suggesting on social media that an accused cop-killer be hanged. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct reprimanded Burnet County Judge James Oakley last week over a Nov....

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