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Michael Drejka Sentenced

Michael Drejka Sentenced to 20 Years in ‘Stand Your Ground’ Shooting of Unarmed Florida...

A Florida man admittedly irked by those who park illegally in handicapped parking spaces was sentenced to jail Thursday for the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man outside a convenience store last year. A...
The View

Watch: Whoopi Loses Patience with Meghan McCain for Interrupting Her Co-Hosts One Too Many...

Whoopi Goldberg was intent on keeping order on Thursday morning's episode of "The View." The head host was forced to pump the brakes on the usual overzealous culprit Meghan McCain, who refused to let...
Jermaine Massey

Guest Booted From Oregon DoubleTree Hotel for ‘Calling His Mother While Black’ Sues Hilton...

A Black man who said he was racially profiled, then booted from a DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, Oregon, is now suing the Hilton chain, DoubleTree’s corporate parent, for $10 million. Lawyers for Jermaine Massey filed...
Dollar Tree

Video: Black Women Blocked from Leaving Iowa Family Dollar Store After Employee Suspects Them...

Two Iowa women said they felt "criminalized" after a Family Dollar employee profiled them, demanding to look inside their purses before unlocking the door to let them leave. "She compared me to other black people...
Slave graves found at Red Banks Cemetery

Mississippi Cemetery Crews Find 119 Unmarked Graves of Enslaved Africans During Maintenance Work

Crews working at the Red Banks Cemetery in Marshall County, Mississippi, came across a shocking discovery last week while trying to get drainage and roadwork done at the local graveyard. It was there that they...
Susan Rice and Meghan McCain

‘STFU and Let Me Finish’: Meghan McCain’s Numerous Attempts to Stump Susan Rice Don’t...

Meghan McCain repeatedly interrupted former National Security Adviser Susan Rice on "The View" Wednesday as the two debated President Donald Trump's move to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria. McCain insinuated that Rice, who...
Google Facial Recognition

Report: Google Accused of Using $5 Gift Cards to Trick Darker-Skinned Homeless People Into...

Tech giant Google is facing scrutiny amid reports that it hired contractors who used tricky tactics to secretly record and collect biometric data from dark-skinned homeless people in Atlanta, Georgia. The bombshell claims are part...
Michigan Girl Denied School Photo Over Red Hair

8-Year-Old Michigan Girl Blocked from Taking School Photos Over Her Red Hair Extensions

A Michigan third grader was reduced to tears after her parents say she was barred from taking school photos because of her red hair. Marian Scott, 8, arrived to Paragon Charter Academy in Jackson for...
Carlos Weeks

Brooklyn Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder Is Freed After 26 Years in Prison After...

A Brooklyn man who spent 26 years in prison on a false murder conviction walked out of court a free man Thursday after losing nearly three decades of his life for a crime he...
Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar

Sunny Hostin Offers New Insight Into Trump’s Ukraine Call, Joy Behar Drops the Hammer...

Sunny Hostin broke down the latest developments in the Trump whistleblower scandal on "The View" this week amid reports that yet another official had come forward with details of the president's "troubling" July call with...
Young Black Leadership Summit

‘They Cut That Negro a Check’: Folks React After Young Black Conservatives Pile on...

President Donald Trump stood by awkwardly grinning Friday as hundreds of African-American conservatives sang his praises as they gathered for the annual Young Black Leadership Summit late last week. Trump, who once asked the Black...
Mari Copeny

Mari Copeny, aka Little Miss Flint, Raises More Than $130K for New Water Filtration...

Flint activist Amaryianna "Mari" Copeny, better known as Little Miss Flint, knows the impact of the city's water contamination crisis all too well. Now the pint-sized philanthropist is partnering with a Washington-based water filtration...
Young Black Leadership Summit

Trump Tells Young Black Voters ‘You Built This Nation’ During Leadership Summit, But Critics...

President Donald Trump on Friday delivered his pitch to a roomful of young African-American voters eager to throw their support behind the GOP candidate ahead of the 2020 presidential election. According to POLITICO, hundreds of...
Deandre Somerville

‘A Little Overdone’: College Student Oversleeps, Misses Jury Duty, Judge Slaps Him with 10-Day...

A Florida man chosen for jury duty was handed a sentence of his own last month after mistakenly sleeping through the first day of trial. Deandre Somerville of West Palm Beach, was ordered to serve...
Joy Behar reacts to Forgiveness by Botham Jean's Family

Joy Behar Leaves Her ‘View’ Co-hosts Nearly Speechless After Asking Sincere Question on Botham...

"The View" co-hosts, Joy Behar and others spent a portion of the show Thursday reacting to the stunning show of forgiveness by Botham Jean's brother toward convicted murderer Amber Guyger. Brandt Jean held his brother's...
Hephzibah High School

Georgia Teacher Suspended for Connecting Incest with Confederate Flag Bearers Gains Supporters: ‘Where’s the...

A Georgia schoolteacher has been removed from the classroom pending an investigation into an anti-Confederate message projected onto a whiteboard during class last week. Melissa Fuller, whose daughter attends Hephzibah High School in Richmond County,...
Rwanda Justice Minister Johnston Busingye

Rwanda Does Away with Over 1,000 Colonial-Era Laws

The Rwandan government is saying goodbye to more than 1,000 laws left over from German and Belgian rule of the East African nation, describing them as "outdated." According to The New Times, parliament passed a...
Harriet Tubman

Residents Cry Gentrification after Boston Community Center Honoring Harriet Tubman Is Set to be...

A historic Boston community center named after Harriet Tubman is being forced to relocate as part of a multi-million dollar deal that would turn the beloved building into a swanky mixed-use development. Local Black residents...
Black Student Forced Outside at Fiske Elementary School

Lawsuit Accuses Chicago School Attempted Cover Up After Sending Coatless Black Student Out in...

A family is suing a Chicago elementary school after they say officials forced a 9-year-old boys out into frigid temperatures without a jacket — his alleged punishment for complaining about being bullied. The child's mother,...
St. Paul Police

‘Extremely Disturbing’ Video Shows Minnesota Officers Violently Arresting 13-Year-Old Black Girl, Prompts Investigation

The mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, is demanding a police investigation after shocking video of a young Black teenager being violently arrested by police surfaced online last week. According to local station WCCO, the girl...
Horace Roberts

California Man Exonerated in 1998 Murder Case Sues Sheriff’s Investigators Over False Conviction

A man who spent 20 years behind bars after being wrongfully convicted in his lover's murder is taking the Southern California sheriff’s investigators to court, accusing officials of fabricating a case against him. Horace Roberts...

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