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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...
White nationalists

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...

Why Are Attorneys for Laquan McDonald’s Shooter Trying to Gain Access to His Juvenile...

Once more, a Cook County judge has denied attorneys for a Chicago police officer charged in the murder of Laquan McDonald access to the teen's protected juvenile records. According to the Chicago Tribune, Judge Patricia...

New Report Reveals Discriminatory Policing Practices in Austin, Could Serve as Model for Other...

A newly released study on policing equity in Austin, Texas revealed stark racial disparities in the rates at which African-Americans are stopped by police and/or experience use of force. According to the report by the...

Kirk Figueroa, 33, Identified as Gunman in Police Shootout That Left Two Boston Cops Critically...

An East Boston man has been identified as the gunman in a late-night shootout that left two Boston police officers critically injured. According to the Boston Globe, 33-year-old Kirk Figueroa opened fire on police around 10:51...

Maryland Sheriff Who Made Racist Comments and Harassed Black Employees Finally Steps Down

An embattled Maryland sheriff accused of making racist remarks, harassing employees and retaliating against those who refused to support his bid for re-election, agreed to resign from his position Tuesday amid mounting pressure from...

Delta Airline Passenger Almost Dies Because Flight Crew Didn’t Believe Black Woman on Board...

A Black woman who tried to render medical aid to an unresponsive passenger on her Delta flight Sunday said she was barred from doing so because the flight crew just couldn't believe she was...

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