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Trump’s Action Plan For First 100 Days in Office and What it Means for...

Back in October, newly-elected U.S. president Donald Trump laid out a concrete plan of action for his first 100 days in office. Over the course of this year's contentious presidential election, Trump briefly discussed his...

Trump’s Election Day Victory Brings Racists Out of the Woodwork

It's been just two days since Americans moved to elect Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States and already undercover bigots have emerged to commit shameful acts of racism against anxiety-filled...

An Elderly Man Using a Golf Club as a Cane was Arrested After an...

Deliberations began Monday as an eight-member jury heard the case of an African-American man who alleged racial discriminated after a Seattle police officer arrested him for carrying a golf club, which he used as...

Not Everyone is Ready to Accept Donald Trump as Their President, Protests Erupt Across...

Just hours after new president-elect Donald J. Trump delivered his victory speech in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, frustrated Americans nationwide took to the streets to decry the upsetting outcome of this year's...

Georgians Reject Amendment 1, Government Takeover of Failing Schools

Election night in America was filled with unprecedented surprises, as millions of voters across the nation moved to elect Republican nominee Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Much more...

Racial Bias Remains in California’s Criminal Justice System Even After Prop 47 Passed

It's no secret that African-Americans are often punished more harshly when convicted of a crime than their white counterparts. This is especially true in California, where an overwhelming percentage of the prison population —...

Hampton University Fights to Save Emancipation Oak Threatened by Highway Expansion

The Virginia Department of Transportation's plans to expand a highway near historically Black institution Hampton University has some school leaders concerned. Hampton university officials are fighting to save a historic oak tree and surrounding land...

Father of Cop Killed in Dallas Police Shooting Sues BLM for $550M, Blames Group...

The father of one of five police officers killed in a deadly ambush in Dallas is suing Black Lives Matter for the death of his son. According to The Dallas Morning News, Enrique Zamarripa —...

Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers Nominated for Presidential Medal of Freedom

Slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers was nominated to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Mississippi's congressional delegation Friday, The Clarion-Ledger reports. Evers, a fighter for social justice and racial equality, was assassinated outside...

Racist Louisiana Sheriff Who Ordered Violence Against Black Residents, Inmates Cleared of Civil Rights...

In a shocking turn of events Friday afternoon, a Louisiana jury acquitted Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal of civil rights violations stemming from claims that he abused his power and tried to cover up...

Jury Selection Postponed in Death Penalty Trial of Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof

Just as the death penalty trial against Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof entered its final phase Monday morning, a federal judge decided to postpone jury selection for the case. Per Reuters, U.S. Judge Richard Gergel instead...

Feds Seek Space at Private Ohio Prison to Detain Thousands of Undocumented Haitian Immigrants

  The Department of Homeland Security has its eye on a federal prison in Youngstown, Ohio to help it accommodate the influx of Haitian illegal immigrants who crossed the Mexican border into the U.S. following...

Soda-Funded Health Studies Hide Links Between Sugary Beverages and Obesity, Diabetes

The age-old controversy over whether sugary drinks like soda are linked to increased risks of obesity and type 2 diabetes has finally been put to rest — sort of. According to University of California-San...

Number of Background Checks for Gun-Related Purchases Surge Ahead of Election Day

The number of Americans seeking gun permits ahead of this year's contentious presidential election has reached a record high just days before voters head to the polls, according to new government data on background...

How Kneeling Twice During the Anthem Ended Football Season Early for These Young Players

The Beaumont Bulls senior youth football team is one of the most talked about football teams in the country right now, but not for the reasons you think. What started as a protest against...

Damning Emails Reveal How North Carolina GOP Tried to Suppress African-American Vote

Newly uncovered emails show that Republican officials in North Carolina intentionally tried to suppress the African-American vote by curtailing the operating hours of early voting places and opening fewer polling sites. Per emails exclusively obtained...

Donors Shell Out over $200K to Restore Historically Black Church Burned Down by Trump...

Donors nationwide dug deep into their pockets this week to contribute $205,894 to help repair a historically Black church in Greenville, Mississippi. Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church — which has a predominately Black congregation — was...

Controversial App Alerting Vigilantes to Nearby Crime Banned from App Store

Can mass surveillance really make the world a safer place? That's what the creators of a controversial new app called Vigilante are arguing. Unfortunately, Apple pulled the plug on the crime-reporting app this week amid...

Contaminated Water, Price Hike in Lead Treatment Drugs Prompt EPA Civil Rights Investigation

Amid mounting pressure from Flint residents and civil rights advocates, the Environmental Protection Agency has finally begun its investigation into whether Michigan's state and local officials discriminated against residents in decisions that resulted in...

Louisiana Sheriff’s View on Black People: ‘They Needed to be Treated Like Animals’

The sheriff of Louisiana's Iberia Parish regularly encouraged detectives to enforce their own version of the law through violence and intimidation of Black American residents — according to the testimony of an ex-narcotics detective...

Mandatory Courses on Race, Anti-Racism Could Start at Texas A&M As Soon As Next...

  An anti-racism student group at Texas A&M University is working to combat the history and culture of racism at the school by proposing a mandatory racism course for students. The Texas A&M Anti-Racism group began...

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