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A Wealthy Black Man Was Lynched in South Carolina, His Family Wanted to Honor...

Can a family honor their slain relative in peace? The answer is no for the family members of a lynched South Carolina man who were deemed "troublemakers" for holding a remembrance ceremony to honor him. Doria...

New Study Explores Exactly Who’s Disciplining Students: Teachers or School Resource Officers?

In the past, disciplining a disruptive student was normally a task left to the discretion of the classroom teacher. But according to a newly released report, educators are increasingly calling on school resource officers...

It’s Official: NAACP Approves Resolution Calling for Moratorium on Charter Schools

Despite major pushback from pro-charter advocates and Black education leaders, the NAACP moved to uphold a controversial resolution this weekend calling for a moratorium on the expansion of charter schools. According to the Washington Post,...

New Project Aims to Better Understand Metastatic Breast Cancer in Black Patients by Sampling...

The first of October marked the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means the beginning of pinked-out programs and events aimed at shedding light on the disease that affects over 300,000 American women...

Former NBA Star Rasheed Wallace Pens Fiery Letter Voicing Frustration over Flint Water Crisis

In the past year, the public health disaster that became known as the Flint Water Crisis has all but disappeared from the daily news cycle. Major media outlets rarely mention it. But former Detroit Pistons...

Emmett Till’s Memorial Repeatedly Vandalized While Killer’s Marker Adorned with Flowers

A memorial marking the spot where then 14-year-old Emmett Till's body was found floating along Mississippi's Tallahatchie River has been vandalized yet again — this time with a barrage of bullet holes. Meanwhile, a similar...

What These Texas State Students Did When Their Professor Asserted All People Are of...

A few Texas State University students weren't too thrilled when their anthropology professor asserted that all living people originated in Africa. The students were so bothered, in fact, that they stormed out of the...

High-Tech Facial Recognition Systems Are New Form of Racial Profiling by Police, Report Says

It's common knowledge that African-Americans oftentimes suffer the brunt of implicit (and explicit) racial bias from law enforcement personnel. But what about the high-tech systems used by police to capture and analyze images of...

‘I’m Gonna Cut Some N——‘: Idaho Man Hurls Racial Slurs, Threatens Black Neighbor, Kids...

A Boise, Idaho man appeared in Ada County Magistrate Court Monday after threatening to kill his Black neighbor, scaring the man's daughters and stealing his car keys. According to the Idaho Statesman, 38-year-old Christopher A. Gauthier was...

New Pennsylvania Bill Would Protect Names of Police in Officer-Involved Shootings

The Pennsylvania Senate is considering a piece of legislation that would protect the identities of state police officers when they use force on civilians and/or fire their weapons. According to Philly Voice, House Bill 1538...

New Beauty App Helps Women Find the Perfect Products for Their Hair and Skin

Have you ever had your perfect twist-out turn to frizz due to the summer heat and humidity? Or your skin start to feel like paper as we creep into the colder months of the...

LeBron James Announces Plans to Attend College

It looks like basketball superstar LeBron James is headed to college. The 2016 Finals MVP announced his plans to attend school once his schedule allows, reiterating the fact that he has always had the desire...

D.C. Teen Violently Detained by Police for Making Woman Feel ‘Uneasy’ at ATM Sues...

A Black college student who was forcibly detained by D.C. police after a white woman said she felt "uneasy" after encountering him at a Citibank ATM last year has filed an $11 million lawsuit...

International Association of Chiefs of Police President Apologizes for Historic Mistreatment of Blacks

On Monday, the president of one of the nation's largest police organizations apologized for the historical racial abuse and mistreatment of African-Americans, deeming it a "dark side of our shared history" that needed to...

Former NJ Home of MLK Jr. Avoids Demolition, Still In Need of Repairs

The vacant home in Camden, New Jersey where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. once lived won't be demolished, but will receive some much needed repairs instead. NJ.com reports that the current owner of...
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DNA Tests Are New Way for Online Racists to Prove How White They Are

Popular genetic testing services like 23andMe and AncestryDNA offer users the chance to explore their ancestral pasts, digging deep into the bitter truths that shape their identities today. Yet, a few online white nationalists...

Mother of the Late Kalief Browder Dies of a ‘Broken Heart’ One Year After...

The mother of the late Kalief Browder died from complications of a heart attack, a lawyer for the family told the New York Daily News Sunday. Venida Browder, 63, passed away Friday at St. Barnabas...

Michigan Woman Who Lied About Four Black Men Kidnapping, Raping Her Sentenced to One...

A Michigan woman who accused four Black men of abducting, beating and repeatedly raping her was sentenced to one year in the county jail Wednesday after she confessed to making the entire story up. According...

Baltimore, Other Cities Touched by Violence to Receive $5M ‘Trauma’ Grant

Baltimore. Chicago. Milwaukee. These are just a few of many U.S. cities grappling with police violence, civil unrest and high rates of poverty. Now, the Obama Administration is working to funnel nearly $10 million...

Obama Plans to Reform Child Support Payment Rules for Incarcerated Parents

For parents in prison, mounting child support payments can become a crippling debt. That's why President Barack Obama plans to overhaul the rules that govern how much prisoners pay in child support while they're...

New Study Reveals Why Most U.S. Students Prefer Black, Latino Teachers Over White Ones

American school kids are making a bold statement about the racial makeup of our nation's school teachers — and it's about time we listened. According to a new study out of New York University, middle...

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