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Georgia Teacher

Georgia Teacher Gets the Boot After Threatening to ‘Put a Bullet’ In Black Student’s...

A Georgia teacher has been placed on administrative leave after footage of him verbally threatening an African-American student surfaced this week. Now, the student's mother wants him gone for good. Parent April Carr said the...
New York Officer Acquitted

New York Cop Found Not Guilty In Road Rage Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

A New York City officer was acquitted Monday, Nov. 6, in the off-duty shooting that left an unarmed man dead after a late-night road rage incident last summer. A jury of seven women and five...
Google Black Youth

Black-Owned Hidden Genius Project Gets $1M Grant from Google

Google just took another huge step in its efforts to boost diversity in the tech world. On Oct. 27, the tech giant announced a $1 million grant to The Hidden Genius Project, an Oakland-based group...
Little Miss Flint

Ten-Year-Old Little Miss Flint Awarded $25,000 Scholarship to Central Michigan University

https://youtu.be/5B3sRQDGzA8   Ten-year-old Amariyanna "Mari" Copeny, better known as Little Miss Flint, received quite the surprise this week after she was gifted with a $25,000 scholarship to attend Central Michigan University. Copeny, whose heartfelt letter helped bring...

Black St. Louis Leaders Call on Supporters to Boycott Target in Wake of Officer’s...

Black faith leaders in St. Louis are calling for supporters for to boycott more than a dozen businesses, including Target and a local grocery store chain ahead of the holiday shopping season. The group's call...
It's OK to be White

‘It’s OK to be White’ Signs, Pop Up on College Campuses

Posters proclaiming "It's OK to be White" have been spotted on college campuses and city streets across the U.S. this week, sparking outrage and fueling racial tensions as intended. The signage, prompted by a comment...
Black Voter Turnout

In Wake of Charlottesville Violence, Activists Eye Spike In Black Voter Turnout In Virginia

All eyes will be on Virginia come Tuesday, Nov. 7, as Democratic activists expect a surge in Black voter turnout in the upcoming gubernatorial race fueled by fallout over this summer's white nationalist rally...
N.J. Police Chief fired

Feds Arrest Former N.J. Police Chief Who Said Black People Were ‘Like ISIS,’ Made...

A retired New Jersey police chief who compared Black Americans to the terror group ISIS and said he'd "like to be on the firing squad" to "mow 'em down" was arrested on federal hate...
future farmers organization

National Future Farmers Organization Elects Its First African-American Female President

A California State University student just made history as the first African-American woman to be elected president of the Future Farmers of America organization. Fellow delegates elected agricultural education major Breanna Holbert to the coveted...
Miami Firefighters Fired

Miami Firemen Terminated After Placing Noose Over Black Colleague’s Photo, Drawing Lewd Pictures

A Miami fire chief is standing behind his decision to fire six firefighters accused of placing a noose on a Black colleague's family photo and drawing lewd images on a photo of his wife. City...
Int'l African-American History Museum

Charleston’s Int’l African-American Museum Receives Another $500K Donation

After receiving a $500,000 pledge from Wells Fargo just last month, Charleston's International African-American Museum has another $500,000 in its pocket thanks to a generous donation from two local leaders and their families. Shawn Jenkins...
Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile: Clinton Took Over the DNC, Robbed Sanders of the Nomination

Hillary Clinton's campaign had an "unethical" fundraising agreement with the Democratic National Committee that may have disadvantaged political opponent and fellow Democrat Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), according to former interim chairwoman Donna Brazile. In an...
Fox News Black Judge

Surprise, Surprise: Fox News Smears Black Judge Presiding Over Manafort Case, Digs Up Son’s...

Fox News was slammed this week after what critics saw as the network's attempt to sully the credibility of a Black female judge presiding over the case of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort. U.S....
Poisoned Her Roommate

White Connecticut Student Who Boasted About Poisoning Her Roommate Expelled, Charged with Two Misdemeanors

https://www.facebook.com/jazzy.rowe.7/videos/1739654452736199/ A white University of Hartford student who bragged about harassing and deliberately poisoning her Black roommate has been arrested. West Hartford police arrested 18-year-old Brianna Brochu on Saturday, Oct. 28, after they say she confessed...
Black Church

Louisiana Teen Accused of Setting Fire to Black Church, Stealing Utility Trucks

A Louisiana teen faces multiple charges after authorities say he stole two Entergy utility trucks and set fire to an African-American church. Richland Parish Sheriff Gary Gilley said he received reports of a fire at...
New York Bars

NYC to Repeal Decades-Old Cabaret Law Barring Dancing in Bars, Discouraging Racial Mixing

The 91-year-old law that turned New York City bars into "no-dancing zones" is finally set to be repealed, The New York Times reported. The Cabaret Law, enacted in 1926, prohibited bars and other D.I.Y venues...
Black Wealth

No, Your Black Wealth Isn’t Enough to Protect You From Racism

Over 60 percent of Black Americans earning $75,000 a year or more say they've been the target of a racial slur compared to 40 percent of their low-income counterparts, according to a recent NPR...
Mississippi Delta

Trump’s Sons to Build Antebellum-Style Luxury Hotel in Majority-Black Mississippi Delta

You'll Never Guess Where Trump's Sons Are Looking to Expand Their Luxury Hotel Business Yet The Trump Organization has its sights set on the struggling Mississippi Delta to build two of its newest luxury hotels. The...
Political Action Committee

Black Execs Work to Launch Political Action Committee to Address Education, Social Justice Issues

After years of sporadic fundraising efforts to address social and political issues, a group of Black executives have joined forces to form a political action committee in hopes of promoting causes like education, voting...

Outcry from Conservatives Prompts National Park Service to Yank $98,000 Grant for Black Panther...

Facing fierce backlash from conservative critics, the National Park Service has canceled plans to fund a nearly $100,000 project honoring the legacy of the Black Panther Party. The announcement comes just a month after the...

Amex CEO Kenneth Chenault Pockets Over $370M In Earnings Over 17-Year Tenure

American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault is walking away from the financial services giant having earned over $370 million during his 17-year tenure. Chenault, who's set to retire early next year, is the longest-serving chief executive...

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