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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...

Juror Calls Out Lack of Diversity in Case Against Two Black Defendants, Forces Judge...

A Nashville juror stood up in the courtroom of Judge Cheryl Blackburn to object to the lack of diversity on the jury. The unnamed individual expressed his concern that there were no Black jurors...
Yale Naming Controversy

Yale Retains Name of Slave Holder on Residential College, Drops the Title of ‘Master’...

The president of Yale University, Peter Salovey, announced Wednesday that the institution would retain the name of Calhoun College, one of 12 residential colleges at the university, according to a press release issued by...
Robert Bates Guilty

‘Oh, I Shot Him’: Volunteer Cop Found Guilty, Faces Maximum Sentence for Shooting, Killing...

A 73-year-old volunteer Tulsa County Sheriff's Officer was charged with second-degree manslaughter Thursday for the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man. Robert Bates, a former insurance broker, shot and killed Eric Harris back in...
Delaware Teen Death

Wilmington Police Chief: ‘Charges Will Be Filed’ Against Those Responsible for Delaware Teen’s Death

At a Wilmington town hall meeting Monday, police chief Bobby Cummings assured the family and friends of Amy Inita Joyner-Francis that justice would be served in the death of the Delaware teen. Cummings says...

‘As a White Person’ Hillary Clinton Says She Must Address Racism in America as...

On Monday's MSNBC Town Hall moderated by Rachel Maddow, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that 'as a white person' she feels the need to acknowledge racism in America every chance she gets. The Washington Times...

BLM Activist DeRay Mckesson Falls Short in Bid for Baltimore Mayor’s Seat, Receives 2%...

Democratic nominee Catherine Pugh emerged victorious in Baltimore's mayoral primary on April 27. The former state senator was in a tight race with former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, winning the primary with 37 percent...

King Center Says Decision to Put MLK on $5 Bill Is a ‘Historical Turning...

Officials from the King Center in Atlanta say they're honored to hear Martin Luther King Jr. will appear on the newly designed $5 bill, WSB-TV reports. Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department declared plans...

‘Day of Reconciliation’ Planned to Mark Anniversary of Baltimore Unrest

Following the funeral for 25-year-old Freddie Gray, residents of Baltimore poured into the streets to protest his death. Gray died from injuries he sustained while in police custody. Those protests soon manifested into violence,...

‘Errors Were Made:’ Tennessee Police Chief Apologizes for Arrest of Nearly a Dozen School...

In the face of mounting criticism over the arrest of 10 elementary school children, a Tennessee police chief has offered an apology, admitting mistakes were made by his officers that day. Murfreesboro Police Chief Karl...

Students Say ‘Social Media Plays a Big Part’ in Fight Video Trend After Footage...

Amy Inita Joyner-Francis, 16, was brutally beaten and killed by a group of girls in a bathroom at the Howard High School of Technology in Delaware last week. It's believed the teen was jumped...

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