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Randall Woodfin

How Morehouse Alums Helped Randall Woodfin Become Birmingham’s Next Mayor

Alabama native Randall Woodfin just won Birmingham's top elected office, thanks to efforts driven by the alumni of his alma mater, Morehouse College. The tight-knit network of alumni of Atlanta's historic all-male HBCU donated their...
J.T. Brown

Black NHL Player Receives Death Threats After Raising Fist In Protest During National Anthem

https://youtu.be/riXYhLk8S2M NFL players aren't the only ones taking a stand (or a knee) against racial injustice. Over the weekend, the Tampa Bay Lightning's J.T. Brown became the first NHL player to protest during the national...
Professors launch initiative for black male teachers

How This Philly-Based Group Is Working to Recruit More Black Male Teachers

Prompted by the lack of encouragement for Black males to enter the education profession, a group of Black teachers are on a mission to recruit more African-American instructors. Philadelphia-based organization The Fellowship: Black Male Educators...
Affirmative Action

Report: Justice Department Investigating Affirmative Action Policies at Harvard

The Justice Department is investigating affirmative action policies at Harvard University after claims of racial discrimination during the admissions process. News of the investigation comes after government watchdog group American Oversight submitted a Freedom of...
Georgia Sheriff Indicted

Georgia Sheriff Indicted for Sexual Battery, Other Charges After Invasive Body Searches of 900...

A South Georgia sheriff was indicted Tuesday, Oct. 3, on charges stemming from a school-wide search in which 900 students were inappropriately frisked by deputies. A jury indicted Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby on one...
Rep. Paul Gosar

Arizona Congressman Claims Charlottesville Violence Was Orchestrated by the Left, Funded by Soros

It's been nearly two months since this summer's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and the conspiracy theories are still flying. In the aftermath of the violence that left one woman dead and 19...
U.S. Jobs

U.S. Loses 33,000 Jobs After Devastating Hurricanes, Marks First Decline In 7 Years

The U.S. economy suffered its first job decline since 2010, the Labor Department said Friday, losing 33,000 jobs in September after Hurricane Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc on parts of the southeastern U.S. The loss...
NFL Team Owners

Analysis: NFL Team Owners Who Donated to Trump Have Fewer Black Execs, Black Players...

Late last month, President Donald Trump issued harsh words to NFL players who have peacefully protested racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem, sparking a firestorm of criticism from team owners and players...
Howard University

Virginia Man Arrested After Threatening to Murder Howard University Students

A Virginia man faces up to five years in prison after police say he threatened to murder students at Washington, D.C.'s historically Black Howard University. John Edgar Rust was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 4, on charges...
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Shuts Down ACLU Event: ‘Liberalism Is White Supremacy’

Black Lives Matter protesters at Virginia's College of William & Mary stormed the stage at an American Civil Liberties Union-sponsored event last week to criticize the organization's stance on the Charlottesville unrest. The "Students and...
U.K. Schoolboys

‘You’ve Got Family, It’s Not Worth It:’ U.K. Schoolboys Praised for Saving Suicidal Man’s...

https://twitter.com/itvnews/status/915628566666207234 Three U.K. schoolboys are being hailed as heroes after preventing a suicidal man from jumping off a bridge late last month. Students Devonte Cafferkey, Sammy Farah and Shawn Young leaped into action as soon as...
Black Applicants

White Job Applicants Received More First-Round Interview Invitations Than Equally Qualified Black Applicants

The U.S. hiring market hasn't changed much for Black applicants in the last 25 years, according to a new analysis. A study examining résumé responses and hiring practices found that white applicants were nearly a third...
Tax Plan

Black Americans Voice Their Biggest Concerns with President Trump at the Helm

Black folk are bracing for the worst of times under President Donald Trump, according to a new study. The former real estate mogul has failed to woo African-Americans since taking office earlier this year, and...
Lalah Hathaway

EXCLUSIVE: R&B Songstress Lalah Hathaway Talks New Music, Dishes on Her Favorite Beauty Tips

Known for her unique style and soulful melodies, singer/songwriter Lalah Hathaway is back on the scene with a new single from her upcoming album "Honestly." With her new album set to release this fall, the...
White Millionaires

More White Families Are Becoming Millionaires, Leaving African-Americans Way Behind

About 1 in 7 white families are now millionaires, that is nearly double the percentage of white families who are worth over $1 million compared to 1992, according to recent Federal Reserve data. Rising from...
Toronto Professor

‘You Know This is Your Master, Eh?’ Toronto Professor Apologizes for Racist Comment to...

A history professor at the University of Toronto's Massey College has resigned amid backlash over racially insensitive remarks he made to a Black student. Professor Michael Marrus submitted his resignation as a senior fellow at...
BLM Activist

BLM Activists Crash Fundraiser for Philly Officer Who Shot Black Man In the Back

"" About a dozen members of Black Lives Matter Pennsylvania gathered over the weekend to protest a Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police fundraiser for an officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic...
Atlanta City Council

Atlanta City Council Unanimously Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Measure

The Atlanta City Council voted unanimously Monday, Oct. 2, to lighten the penalties for possession of less than an ounce of weed, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The decision was met with spirited applause from the...
Las Vegas Shooting

Meet Jonathan Smith, The Man That Led 30 Others to Safety During the Las...

Even after suffering a life-threatening injury as he fled gunfire during the deadly Las Vegas shooting, a copy machine repairman from Orange County, Calif. made it his mission to help others to safety. And...
Martha Ford

Detroit Lions Owner Offered Money to Player Causes, If They Agreed Not to Kneel

Days after linking arms with players in a show of solidarity, Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford reportedly asked her team not to kneel during the singing of the national anthem. Ford, 92, made the request...
Cornell Black Student Group

Cornell University Black Student Group Complains of Too Many African, Caribbean Students

In a lengthy letter to Cornell University President Martha Pollack last week, members of student group Black Students United hand-delivered a list of demands calling on the school to address recent incidents of campus racism...

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