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Germany Was Responsible for the Genocide of Thousands of Namibians. Now, It’s Finally Ready...

For what was recognized as the first genocide of the 20th century, in which thousands of men women, and children were starved, tortured and/or gunned down by German troops working to quell rebellious tribes...

Blacks In Colorado Arrested, Sentenced to Prison More Than Any Other Racial Group, According to...

African-American men and women in Colorado were arrested at disproportionate rates last year and were more likely to be sentenced to prison than any other racial group, according to a first-of-its kind report by the...

Tax Breaks Have Been Helping White Nationalist Groups Raise Millions to Spread Their Racist...

Four of the most prominent white nationalist groups in the nation have reportedly been able to raise over $7.8 million in tax-deductible donations since the IRS allowed them and similar organizations to register as nonprofit...

1.5M Florida Felons, Many of Them Black, Could Have Their Voting Rights Restored

Of the 1.5 million Florida residents barred from voting due to a prior felony conviction, almost a quarter are African-American. But, a newly proposed referendum seeking to repeal the state's felony voting restriction could restore...
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Trump Supporters Believe African-Americans Are Less Deserving Than ‘Average Americans,’ New Poll Suggests

It has been over a month since reality-TV-star-turned-president-elect Donald Trump emerged victorious in the race for the White House. Since then, many have blamed the government's blind eye to the plight of poor, working-class...

Black Businesses Matter, Too: BLM Introduces Website to Connect Black Consumers with Nearby Enterprises

In its ongoing efforts to improve Black lives nationwide, social justice organization Black Lives Matter has now made it that much easier for consumers to connect with nearby Black-owned businesses. The organization on Monday, Dec....

Pres. Obama Pardons Freedom Rider Sala Udin 44 Years After Conviction

As part of a last-minute clemency push ahead of the Christmas holiday, President Obama on Monday, Dec. 19, granted 78 pardons — the most in his presidency — and another 153 commutations to federal...

New Study Confirms Police Are Far More Likely to Use Lethal Force on African-American...

Nearly 250 African-American men have been gunned down by law enforcement officials  this year, prompting a much-needed national discussion on the role race plays in police use of lethal force. A new study published in...

Delta Airlines Changes Policy After Discriminatory Incident With Black Doctor

Just two months after a Black doctor was barred from providing care to an ill passenger on a Delta flight from Detroit to Houston, the airline corporation finally announced changes to its policy that...

Attorney General Charges Four More Officials for Their Roles In Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Tuesday brought felony charges against two ex-emergency managers from Flint and two former city officials for their roles in the crippling water contamination crisis that has plagued the...

The Racial Achievement Gap is Directly Tied to Mass Incarceration of Black Parents According...

The reality of having a parent behind bars is taking an overwhelming toll on America's Black youth, according to a recently released study. The report by the Economic Policy Institute examining the effects of parental...

Public Health Emergency Declared in Louisiana Amid What May Be Nation’s Latest High-profile Case...

More than 1,000 miles from the city of Flint, Michigan, the community of St. Joseph, Louisiana, also finds itself in the midst of a crippling water-contamination crisis. Gov. John Bel Edwards stopped by the small...

Study Reveals 3,000 Neighborhoods Across U.S. Have Higher Lead Levels Than Flint

It looks like Flint, Michigan, isn't the only U.S. city experiencing a lead-contamination crisis. In fact, a new investigative report suggests that there are thousands of communities across the nation with lead levels twice...

White High School Football Player Charged With Raping Black Teammate Avoids Jail Time

A former Idaho high school football player originally charged with forcibly raping a mentally disabled Black teammate following an October 2015 football practice entered a plea deal on Friday that will lessen his initial...

New Orleans Mayor Announces $13.3M Settlement In Lawsuit Over Post-Katrina Shootings

The city of New Orleans has agreed to pay $13.3 million to settle a civil rights suit stemming from three fatal incidents between New Orleans police officers and city residents in the wake of...

After Refusing to Promote Black Workers Alabama Plant to Fork Over $150K In Race...

After much back and forth, a discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission last year was finally resolved Friday, Dec. 16, for $150,000 according to Al.com. The complaint accused Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC...

Pres. Obama Grants Most Individual Acts of Clemency In a Single Day

With less than a month left in office, Pres. Obama is making good on his promise to continue commuting the sentences of federal prisoners until his time as president comes to a close. The outgoing...

Study: Junk Food Companies Disproportionately Target African-American Children

A new report examining TV food advertising viewed by preschoolers, children and teens found that African-American youths are disproportionately exposed to junk food ads, viewing almost 50 percent more ads for unhealthy snacks than...

St. Louis Suburb Forced to Pay $4.7M Settlement for Illegally Jailing Nearly 2,000 People

A federal judge on Wednesday approved a $4.7 million settlement to reimburse nearly 2,000 people in Jennings, Missouri, who were illegally jailed for their inability to pay court fines. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...

Why the Nazi Regime Saw U.S. Jim Crow Laws as Inspiration for Its Own...

There's a reason why the discriminatory Nuremberg Laws imposed upon German Jews by the Nazi Regime bear a striking resemblance to the segregation laws of America: The Nazis studied them for inspiration. A new book...

Mississippi Ranked as Unhealthiest State In the Country, but There’s Room for Improvement

For the fifth year in a row, Hawaii has taken the No. 1 spot as America's healthiest state, while Mississippi fell to the bottom of the list, according to a 2016 America's Health Rankings...

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