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Queen Visa Debit Card

OneUnited, Nation’s Largest Black-Owned Bank, Honors Black Women with New ‘Queen’ Visit Debit Card

The nation's largest Black-owned bank is paying homage to the Black women who exemplify and exude all things #BlackGirlMagic. Last month, OneUnited Bank introduced the Queen Visa Debit Card as part of its Royalty #WearYourCrown...

ACLU Threatens Legal Action Against Pennsylvania School District If It Won’t Allow Creation of...

The ACLU of Pennsylvania is threatening to take a school district to court over the creation of a Black Student Union at a local high school. The civil rights group gave the McKeesport Area School...
Taemon Blair

Indiana Coroner Refutes Social Media Rumors Surrounding the Mysterious Death of Taemon Blair, 21

Rumors surrounding the death of 21-year-old Taemon Blair, the North Carolina man found hanged in his semi-tractor trailer last month, have taken on a life of their own, and now the Allen County Coroner’s...
Discipline Disparities

New Study Digs Deeper Into Why Racial Bias Is to Blame for Greater Disciplinary...

A new study out of Princeton University suggests racial bias could play a major role in the increased likelihood of disciplinary action faced by African-American students in school. The study, published in the Proceedings of...
Eric Garner

Attorney Claims NYPD Chief Surgeon Ruled Officer Never Put Eric Garner In a Chokehold...

The attorney for a New York officer accused of using excessive force that led to the death of Eric Garner claimed at a hearing Thursday that the NYPD's top doctor determined the plainclothes cop...

Phoenix Police Arrest Man Accused of Fatally Shooting 10-Year-Old Girl in Apparent Road Rage...

Police in Phoenix, Ariz., have arrested a 20-year-old man suspected of shooting and killing a 10-year-old girl in an apparent road-rage incident on Wednesday. Officials identified the suspect as Joshua Gonzales, who was booked into...
Spirit Airlines

WATCH: Video Shows Impatient Woman Spit at Passenger After Launching Into Racist Rant on...

A Spirit Airlines passenger apparently lost her cool during a Las Vegas flight this week and was caught on video hurling racist abuse at an older woman who wasn't moving fast enough for her...
Biracial Girl Bullied

‘Black People Should Die’: Ohio Mother Files Police Report After She Says Biracial Daughter...

Nicole Arnold told FOX 8 Cleveland her 11-year-old daughter, who she describes as very "soft-spoken" and not one for violence or drama, was recently the target of racist bullying and harassment by white students...
Richmond Police

‘Wait Till Your Asses Turn 18!’: Authorities Investigate Virginia Officer Caught on Video Taunting...

The Richmond Police Department has launched an investigation into an officer seen in a viral video taunting a group of Black middle school students he accused of spewing anti-police sentiments. On Wednesday, Richmond police confirmed...
Ilhan Omar

Report: Rep. Ilhan Omar Targeted In Bomb Threat at Muslim-American Event in L.A.

Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was the target of a bomb threat at a Los Angeles-area event where she spoke on civil rights for Muslim Americans, according to an exclusive report by The Blast. Citing...
IRS Tax Audits

Report Reveals Residents in Poor, Mostly-Black Counties are More Likely to Be Audited by...

A low-income and largely African-American county in Tennessee is the most heavily audited county in the United States, while wealthier counties continue to skate when it comes to policing tax evasion, a recent study...
Gabriel Fordham

Atlanta Man Involved in Hit-and-Run of 9-Year-Old Girl Playing in Yard Turns Himself in...

The driver in a hit-and-run crash that left a 9-year-old girl seriously injured in suburban Atlanta has turned himself in to police, Atlanta station WSB-TV reported. Gabriel Fordham, 28, arrived to the Dekalb County Sheriff's...
Redoshi

Meet Redoshi: The Last Enslaved African To Survive Forced Migration to the U.S....

A researcher at Newcastle University in Great Britain has pieced together the history of a remarkable woman believed to be the last survivor of the trans-Atlantic slave trade ships that arrived in the U.S. Redoshi,...
South Africa Violence

Xenophobic Violence Erupts In South Africa Ahead of Election Season

South Africa is seeing an uptick in anti-immigrant violence once again after weeks of xenophobic rhetoric spewed by the nation's top politicians. In the last week alone, Malawians living in a South Africans settlement on...
L’Daijohnique Lee

Felony Charge Dismissed Against Black Woman Brutally Beaten in Dallas Parking Lot Dispute, Police...

**UPDATE** A felony mischief charge filed against a woman physically attacked by a man in a Deep Ellum parking lot on March 21 has been dropped, officials with the Dallas County District Attorney's Office confirmed. An...
Pamela Moses

Black Lives Matter Activist Wins Nominal Victory in Defamation Suit Against Shelby County Comissioner

A Tennessee judge on Monday ruled in favor of a Black Lives Matter activist who sued a local county commissioner for defamation and slander, FOX 13 Memphis reported. Pamela Moses, the founder of Black Lives...

Massachusetts Woman Charged After Lying About Being Assaulted, Mugged by Black Man at Local...

A Massachusetts woman is facing two counts of filing a false report after authorities say she lied about being assaulted and mugged at a park last week. On March 25, a 49-year-old woman told police...
Highlander Center

White Power Symbol Found After Fire Rips Through Social Justice Center That Trained MLK...

Authorities are still investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed decades of archives at a Tennessee social justice center that trained Martin Luther King Jr. and other notable civil rights leaders. Amid the...
Afrikan Student Association ASU

UCLA’s Afrikan Student Union Pushes List of Demands Calling for $40M to Build Black...

A Black student organization at the University of California, Los Angeles is pushing a list of demands calling on university officials to address what they describe as instances of "anti-blackness" across campus. In their demands,...
Steve Harvey Blackface

Report: Pennsylvania Principal Got Permission to Dress Up in Steve Harvey Blackface Costume

A Pennsylvania school principal who faced backlash after dressing as comedic game show host Steve Harvey got permission from the superintendent to wear the offensive getup, damning new emails reveal. Lisa Boyer, principal of Friendship...
RaNiya Wright

Father of Fifth-Grade Girl Who Died After Classroom Fight Says He Still Doesn’t Have...

The father of a South Carolina student fatally injured in a classroom fight is "distraught" by the lack of information he's received since his daughter's death, the man's attorney said. Jermaine Van Dyke, the father...

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