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8 Black Celebrities You Didn’t Know Graduated with a STEM Degree

Comedienne and "The Real" Co-Host Loni Love The talk-show host earned a degree in electrical engineering from Prairie View A&M University. "Growing up in Detroit, I worked at the automobile factory with engineers," Love explained...

Iowa City Gives Black Teen Assaulted by Cop Extra Money to Keep Quiet About...

The city of Waterloo, Iowa paid a Black teen thousands of dollars to keep quiet about his settlement stemming from a police assault back in 2014. According to the Associated Press, Iowa teen Malcolm Anderson...

Need to Send an ‘SOS’ After Police Pull You Over? There’s an App for...

After one too many incidents of Black people dying at the hands of police, an Atlanta man decided it was time to create an app that would revolutionize the way people document their encounters...

Police Officer Who Shot Philando Castile Placed Back on Administrative Leave After Public Outcry

Amid heated protests over the reinstatement of St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, city officials announced Wednesday that the officer would be placed back on administrative leave for his role in the deadly shooting...

David Clarke Named ‘Person of the Year’ by NYC Police Union for ‘Unflinching’ Support...

One of New York City's largest police unions has selected outspoken Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke to be its 2016 Person of the Year. The avid Trump supporter and Black Lives Matter basher is slated...

West Virginia AG Spokeswoman Fired After Appearing in ‘Stop White Genocide’ Video

A spokeswoman for the West Virginia Attorney General's office is out of a job this morning after she was seen spewing well-known white supremacist phrases in a shocking video titled "THE 'Stop White Genocide'...

Why the Idea of Abolishing the Police Isn’t So Far-Fetched, According to Activists

Amid countless incidents of Blacks dying at the hands of police, the push for sweeping police reform is stronger than ever before. However, a group of grassroots organizers in Chicago is opting to take...

White Students Host Online Debate on Best Way to Say N-Word, School Releases Statement...

A Florida Christian school is under fire after several of its students engaged in a racially charged online "debate" over the the best way to say the N-word. Via Instagram, students from the First Academy...

Rare Handwritten Postcards by Malcolm X to be Auctioned Off

A set of 16 handwritten postcards by civil rights activist Malcolm X will go to the highest bidder at a Los Angeles auction house this month. The entire collection of rare postcards will be up...

Federal Judge Declines to Expand Access to ‘Highly Sensitive’ Ferguson Grand Jury Details

A federal judge is maintaining limited access to 'highly sensitive' details surrounding the grand jury that declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. According to St. Louis' Fox 2...

University of Chicago to Incoming Students: Say Goodbye to Your ‘Safe Spaces’

In a move contrary to other major universities, the University of Chicago is opting to get rid of "safe spaces" for students who have become conditioned to be offended by beliefs and ideas that...
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Activists Request Anti-Censorship Policy from Facebook Following Death of Korryn Gaines

On Monday, several activist groups penned an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg requesting that the social media giant implement an "anti-censorship policy" in its dealings with law enforcement personnel. The request comes just...

Ex-Rep. Bachmann: ‘Deranged, Rent-a-Thug’ Protesters Were Looking For a Beat Down at Weekend Trump...

Former U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is pointing the finger at President Barack Obama after she says a group of "deranged, rent-a-thug" protesters attacked the Trump campaign and its supporters over the weekend. Bachmann appeared on...

Report: 50 of the Most Segregating School Districts Are in the North, Not the...

The phenomena of race and class segregation are often associated with states and towns located south of the Mason-Dixon line. However, a recent report by non-profit EdBuild revealed that some of the nation's most segregating...

America’s Pay Gap Costs African-American Women over $1 Million in Lost Wages

Every April, one day is set aside for Equal Pay Day — a calendar day symbolizing how far into the year women must work to earn the same wages made by men in the...

Charleston Church Shooter Had Two Hidden Manifestos, Court Documents Reveal

Prosecutors have uncovered two handwritten manifestos authored by accused Charleston, South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof. According to court documents, Roof's letters espousing white supremacy were written in the months leading up to the attack,...

Houston BLM Activists Calls Out NAACP’s ‘Profit over Justice’ Motive in Wake of ‘White...

A crowd of armed, Confederate flag-waving white supremacists gathered outside the Houston NAACP headquarters Sunday to denounce the civil rights organization's failure to condemn Black Lives Matter and hold "their people" accountable. However, the White Lives...

Update: Judge Declines to Try Amy Joyner’s Attacker as an Adult

To the surprise and shock of many, a Delaware judge declined to try one of three teenagers involved in the death of Amy Inita Joyner-Francis as an adult. The unexpected announcement came Friday as Family Court...

Islamic Rebel Pleads Guilty to Destroying Ancient Timbuktu Buildings, Artifacts

The Islamist militant responsible for spearheading the rampage that left several of Timbuktu's ancient buildings and artifacts in ruins has pleaded guilty to his crimes. According to The Atlantic, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi is the first Islamist...

Sheriff Fired over Comments on How He Would Treat Black People ‘in the Pre-Camera...

The Lucas County Sheriff's Office fired one of its deputies Wednesday after the 19-year veteran made a series of inappropriate Facebook posts in reference to the Black Lives Matter movement. According to LawOfficer.com, Ohio Deputy...

Ex-Director of FEMA Criticizes Obama Over ‘Botched’ Opportunity to Address Louisiana Floods, Others Join...

Amid the devastating floods that ravaged Louisiana last week, the White House announced Friday that President Obama would make a trip to the Bayou State Tuesday to address the historic flooding. The president has faced...

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