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WNBA Commends Players for Their ‘Passionate Advocacy’, Then Fines Them for Wearing BLM T-Shirts

After the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and a subsequent ambush that left five Dallas police officers dead, three WNBA teams chose to honor the slain men by wearing black T-shirts...

Former Attorney General Eric Holder to Help Airbnb Create Effective Anti-Discriminatory Policy

In an effort to fight bias and discrimination, officials at Airbnb are in the middle of conducting a thorough review of its platform to avoid future instances of outright racism toward Black users in...

Federal Court Rules Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act, Discriminates Against Blacks...

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the Texas voter ID law, one of the strictest in the nation, openly discriminates against Blacks and Latinos, thus violating the 1965...

Texas Lt. Governor Wants Attorney General to Investigate Black Lives Matter Movement

The Texas lieutenant governor who referred to Black Lives Matter activists as "hypocrites" following the deadly police ambush in Dallas is now calling for an investigation into the anti-police brutality movement. During an interview with...

Top Flint Official Claims ‘Things Are Getting Back To Normal’ in Aftermath of Water...

The persistent plight of Flint's 100,000 some odd residents still grappling with the after effects of the water crisis has gotten lost, if not totally forgotten, in the daily news cycle. Every now and...

Officer Who Fatally Shot Black Teen Sent Racially Charged Messages to Friend 10 Days...

The family of a 19-year-old Black man gunned down by a Chicago police officer has added a hate crime claim to their wrongful death lawsuit after the accused officer was found to have engaged...

Bill Gates to Invest $5B in Africa’s Development, Youth over Next 5 Years

PRETORIA — Microsoft founder Bill Gates today pledged to invest USD $5 billion over the next five years for Africa's development as he called on leaders in the continent to do everything in their...

Judge Finds Federal Indictment of Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Lacks ‘Key Element’

On Thursday, a judge ruled that the federal case against accused church shooter Dylann Roof failed to thoroughly detail a key element of the shooter's horrendous crimes. According to the Charleston Post and Courier, U.S. District...

Philando Castile Incident Turns Respectability Politics on Its Head Once Again: He Took Gun...

Complying with police proved fatal for 32-year-old Philando Castile. A course on police compliance wasn't enough to spare the Minnesota man's life either. According to the New York Daily News, Castile took a gun safety...

White House Rejects Petition to Designate Black Lives Matter as a Terrorist Group

Two weeks after its posting, the White House has finally issued a statement in response to the petition calling for the federal government to recognize Black Lives Matter as a terrorist organization. According to Atlanta...

Ex-Atlanta Police Officer Booked into Jail After Turning Himself in for Shooting, Killing Deravis...

The former Atlanta police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed Black motorist in Midtown last month is now behind bars at the Fulton County Jail. Officer James Burns turned himself in to authorities at...

Highest Ranking Officer on Trial in Freddie Gray Case Cleared of All Charges

Prosecutors in Baltimore have taken yet another devastating blow in the Freddie Gray case, as Circuit Judge Barry Williams acquitted Lt. Brian Rice of all charges in connection with Gray's death. According to the Baltimore...

Sunken Portuguese Slave Ship Relics to be Displayed at Smithsonian’s African-American History Museum

As the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture gears up for its grand opening in September, curators at the museum are working to put together a rare exhibit featuring relics from a...

Member of 1968 Olympic’s Black Power Salute: ‘If You’re Black and Famous, You Have...

Black sprinter John Carlos wasn't prepared for the severe backlash he received after raising his leather-clad fist in defiance at the 1968 Olympic medal ceremony in Mexico City. Despite the death threats, assassinations on...

ACLU Slaps Baton Rouge PD with Lawsuit over Treatment of Demonstrators at Alton Sterling...

Following three nights of intense protests over the police killing of Alton Sterling, ACLU Louisiana is suing the city of Baton Rouge, along with its police department, over the mistreatment of protesters demanding justice...

In Powerful Display of Economic Solidarity, Thousands Pledge to #BankBlack and #ShopBlack

In the aftermath of the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, African-Americans across the country have taken to the streets to demand justice for the slain men. While organized protests are one...

Public Calls B.S. on Silicon Valley’s Support for Black Lives Matter

For many, the arrest of prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson at a peaceful protest in Baton Rouge Saturday night was just another example of the over-policing that often occurs at such Black...

Donald Trump Gets Zero Support from Black Voters in Ohio, Pennsylvania

African-American voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania clearly aren't feeling presidential candidate Donald Trump. A new national poll by NBC, the Wall Street Journal, and Marist shows Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with a slight lead over...

Changing the Narrative: Seeing Positive Images of Black People Helps Reduce Racial Bias in...

Previous research has shown children as young as 5 can develop implicit racial biases. But a recent study by the University of British Columbia proves that it's possible to reduce said biases in older...

Update: Video Show New Details in NYPD Shooting Death of Delrawn Small; Atlanta Cop...

Damning new details have emerged in the death of 37-year-old Delrawn Small, the New York man fatally wounded by an off-duty police officer in the early hours of July 4. According to The New York...

Right-Wing Legal Activist Blames President Obama, Min. Farrakhan for ‘Hate Crime Against Whites and...

In a weak attempt to link President Obama to the deadly police ambush in Dallas last week, Tea Party legal activist Larry Klayman has filed a lawsuit against the president, accusing him of "endangering...

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