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Poll: Americans’ Concerns About Race Relations Reaches Record High

Forty-two percent of Americans say they worry a "great deal" about race relations here in the United States, according to a new Gallup Poll released Wednesday, March 15. Worries about the issue rose seven...

New Florida State Attorney Refuses to Seek Death Penalty in Cop Killing Case; AG...

Florida's newly elected state attorney announced Thursday, March 16, her refusal to seek the death penalty under any case during her administration, sparking outcry from the state's law enforcement community. New Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis...

Trump’s Trillion-Dollar Budget Would Severely Slash Public Programs, Bolster Defense Spending

President Donald Trump's latest budget proposal is slated to upend the nation's priorities by siphoning billions of dollars to national defense while slashing much-needed funding to programs for foreign aid, government assistance and the...

Mark Zuckerberg — Whose Company Only Has 145 Black Employees — Talks to HBCU...

As part of his 50-state tour across the country, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stopped by the historically Black North Carolina A&T State University on Monday, March 13, to talk with students about the world...

New Initiative Sponsors 100 HBCU Students to Attend SXSW Tech Conference

In a push to get more Black Americans involved in the world of tech, a slew of organizations have teamed up with South by Southwest Conventions and Festivals to help more than 100 African-American...

‘Negligent’ 911 Dispatcher In Tamir Rice Case Suspended for Eight Days, Rice’s Mom Not...

A 911 dispatcher who answered the frantic call that ultimately led to the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice outside a Cleveland rec center has been suspended for eight days, the Associated Press reported. In...

White Nationalist Ramp Up Recruitment Efforts with Posters on GW University Campus Proclaiming ‘America...

White supremacists are at it again in their efforts to recruit young, impressionable college students, this time on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Signs touting America as an "all white nation"...

Ex-Cop Darren Wilson Admits Using N-word But Says It Was Only In Line of...

Former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, used the N-word to describe Black people, according to a court filing introduced in a civil suit against the...

Why Is No One Talking About the Black, Latina Teens Missing from D.C.?

A series of viral tweets putting a spotlight on the 10 Black and Latina girls gone missing from the Washington, D.C., area in just two weeks has sparked major concern among social media users. The...

Study: Misperceptions About Black Men’s Size, Strength Lead Many to Believe Police Are Warranted...

White people perceive young African-American men to be heavier, stronger and more dangerous than young white men of similar size, according to a newly released study. The new research, published by the American Psychological Association...

Blacks, Latinos ‘Will Be Fighting Each Other’ Before Overtaking Whites, Rep. Steve King Says

U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is at it again. Just days after making xenophobic remarks about Muslim immigrants on Twitter, King hopped on the radio and suggested that African-Americans and Latinos will "be fighting themselves"...

Raphael Bostic Becomes First African-American to Head Regional Federal Reserve Bank

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta just announced Southern Cal associate professor Raphael Bostic as its new president, making him the first African-American to head one of the Fed's 12 regional banks. Bostic, 50, will start...

Republicans Largely Quiet After Rep. Steve King Basically Advocates for White Nationalism

U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), known for his xenophobic views against anyone who isn't white, Christian or American-born, is in hot water after tweeting a message seemingly in support of white nationalism. King's remarks...

N.J. Parents Demand Explanation for Fifth-Graders’ Slave Auction Posters

Parents in South Orange, N.J., are outraged after learning of a "grossly insensitive" history assignment in which fifth-grade students were asked to draw slave auction posters. Now, school district officials are scrambling to plan...

Oldest Black Town In America Still Reeling from Effects of Hurricane Matthew As Neither...

After two devastating floods, officials of a historic African-American town in North Carolina say the community still hasn't received the aid it needs to rebuild from either the state or federal governments. The tiny town...

19-Year-Old Activist Runs for Georgia City Council, Reveals Plans to Transform Newly Formed City...

In a newly formed municipality like the City of Stonecrest in Dekalb County, Ga., citizens are looking for strong, reliable, experienced leaders to help land the city on a path to success in its...

First-Year Doctors Now Allowed to Work 24-Hour Shifts, But Is That a Good Thing?

First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24 hours straight starting this summer, thanks to new rules put in place by a Chicago-based group governing work standards for U.S. medical school graduates. The Accreditation Council for...

Environmental Justice Leader Says Budget Cuts Will Hurt Vulnerable Communities Who Depend on EPA

One of the Environmental Protection Agency's key environmental justice leaders resigned on Thursday, March 9, arguing that a recent budget proposal to slash program funds would harm vulnerable communities that rely on the EPA. Mustafa...

After 18-Hour Session, GOP Health Care Plan Clears First Hurdle

House Republicans' recently unveiled health care plan to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's landmark health policy cleared its first two hurdles Thursday, March 9. After debates between Democrats and the GOP had dragged...

16-Year-Old Whiz Kid Hopes to Become First African-American Student to Build Nuclear Reactor

As the U.S. scrambles to find reliable sources of alternative energy, this 16-year-old student from South Jersey is working on an invention he hopes will put us one step closer to a cleaner, more...

L.A. County Votes In Favor of Tax That Would Raise Billions for Homelessness Relief

Homelessness relief advocates have seemingly emerged victorious after Los Angeles County voters on Tuesday, March 7, approved a quarter-cent sales tax hike that would raise more than $3.5 billion to fund housing and support...

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