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Old Navy

‘Let Go of My Hand!’ Old Navy Employee Follows Black Shopper Outside of Store,...

A Canadian woman is speaking out after she says she was racially profiled and assaulted by an Old Navy staff member who accused her of shoplifting from the store. Lisa Calderon, who lives in Mississauga,...
jamari dent

Mother of Chicago Boy Left Brain Damaged After Suicide Attempt Sues Chicago Public Schools...

Chicago Public Schools is being sued after a heartbroken mother claims incessant bullying not only at the hands of students, but from educators and staff as well, drove her 11-year-old son to attempt suicide. According...
Dominican Republic

FBI Investigating String of Deaths In Dominican Republic, Report Shows Nearly 70 Tourists Have...

The FBI is stepping in to investigate the recent deaths of three American tourists at the same resort in the Dominican Republic, the U.S. Embassy announced Wednesday. According to NBC News, authorities in the Caribbean...
Tonga Turner

A Maryland Mayor Abruptly Resigns After Revealing She’s Suffered Racist Bullying; Town Spokesman Says...

The mayor of a small town in Maryland abruptly resigned Monday after revealing she has been the target of racist attacks and harassment since taking office two years ago. Mayor Tonga Turner, Upper Marlboro's first...
King Tut

Egypt Hopes to Stop Sale of ‘Stolen’ Bust of King Tut While the Auction...

The Egyptian Embassy is calling on British auction house Christie's to halt the sale of an ancient bust of King Tutankhamun, a piece valued at nearly $5 million (£4 million), according to officials. The Daily...
Elyse Purefoy

Teammates Say Georgia Student Who Collapsed, Died During Dance Team Workouts Asked for Water...

A metro Atlanta community is mourning a local student who died after collapsing on the track during summer workouts Monday morning. Elyse Purefoy, a rising senior and member of the dance team at Arabia Mountain...
Natasha Tynes

D.C. Author Who Lost Book Deal After Shaming Black Metro Worker Sues Publisher, Claims...

Natasha Tynes, the Washington-area author who faced intense backlash last month after publicly shaming a black Metro worker for eating on the train, claims she suffered "extreme emotional distress" after blowback from the incident...
Linda Fairstein

Bothered Much? Linda Fairstein Takes Issue with Being Portrayed as ‘Evil Mastermind’ In Netflix...

Linda Fairstein, the former New York City prosecutor who headed up the controversial Central Park Five case, penned a scathing op-ed criticizing director Ava DuVernay, claiming a new Netflix series about the case is...
BBQ Becky

New Oregon Bill Would Allow Black People to Sue Folks Who Make Frivolous 911...

Oregon lawmakers approved a bill Monday aimed a preventing on racially-motivated calls to police. The bill, which would allow victims to sue if they've had the police called on them for...
Hawthorne Police Department

California Police Department Under Scrutiny After Video of Officers Holding Unarmed Black Man at...

Authorities in Hawthorne, California, are facing backlash following social media video of what critics say shows officers using excessive force against an unarmed Black man. The video, posted to Instagram last week, captures the moment...
Dominican Republic

‘We’re a Safe Destination’: Dominican Resort Desperately Trying to Save Reputation Amid Reports Another...

The sister of a Pennsylvania woman is speaking out after she claims her sibling died at the same Dominican Republic resort last year where three American tourists were recently discovered dead. Felecia Nieves said her...
Maleah Davis

Hundreds in Arkansas, Texas Turn Out for Vigils Honoring Houston Girl Maleah Davis

Dressed in pink, residents of Fulton, Arkansas, gathered by the hundreds Saturday for a vigil honoring the life Houston girl Maleah Davis. In Houston on Sunday, thousands rallied in remembrance of the young girl and...
Everett Palmer Jr.

Family Demands Answers After Body of Army Vet Who Died in Police Custody Is...

It's been just over a year, and a Delaware family is still begging for answers after Army veteran Everett Palmer Jr. died in police custody was returned to relatives with some of his organs...
Linda Fairstein

And Another One: Central Park Five Prosecutor Linda Fairstein Dropped by Book Publisher

Linda Fairstein's book career is swirling the toilet after her publisher announced it was parting ways with the ex-prosecutor amid renewed outrage over her role in the wrongful convictions of five Black and Latino...
Stockton Police Department

California Man Detained by Off-Duty Cop Says He Feared He Was Being Robbed After...

Police in Stockton, California, said they're reviewing an incident where an off-duty officer detained a motorist at gunpoint following a traffic incident late last month. Much of the harrowing encounter was captured on bystander video. Stockton...
Ruby Howell

Gun-Toting Kampgrounds of America Worker Charged After Threatening Black Couple

A Mississippi campgrounds worker is facing charges after she was caught on video brandishing a gun during a confrontation with a Black couple late last month. Ruby Howell, 70, turned herself in to police Tuesday...
Maleah Davis

Five Questions Still Unanswered in the Maleah Davis Case

There have been shocking new developments in the case of Maleah Davis, the 4-year-old Houston girl whose disappearance gripped the nation. The search for the young girl came to a grim end last week...
Fabao Chen

‘He’s Not a Friendly Person’: Community Speaks Out Against Chinese Restaurant Owner Who Used...

A Kentucky man is in custody after police say he kidnapped a child from a West Louisville Kroger and pointed a gun at bystanders who attempted to intervene. Authorities charged Fabao Chen with kidnapping a...
Montclair Gibbs

Routine Traffic Stop Results In Pennsylvania’s Man’s Arrest When Police Ran Information for Both...

The search for a fugitive ended Tuesday after a man wanted for attempted homicide was arrested in what was expected to be a routine traffic stop for a Lyft driver in Pennsylvania. Pastor Jason Sinagra,...
Michael McGarrity

FBI Counterterrorism Director Pleads Ignorance to Surveillance of ‘Black Identity Extremists’ During House Hearing...

A House oversight hearing on the growing threat of white nationalism in the U.S. proved contentious Tuesday as lawmakers pointed to flaws in the current federal law surrounding domestic terrorism. Tensions ran high in what...
Beatrice Lillie

80-Year-Old Houston Grandmother Achieves Lifelong Dream of Earning College Degree: ‘If Grandma Can Do...

A Houston grandmother is now hotter by one degree after achieving her lifelong dream of graduating college. Beatrice Lillie, 80, earned her associate’s degree in business management from Houston Community College's Business Center of Excellence,...

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