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Beyoncé’s Music Will Not Be Washed Off Tidal as Sony CEO Expresses Clear Support...

Before Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal launched, naysayers and critics were busy insisting that his latest business endeavor would surely be a fail. As the hip hop mogul embarks on a quest to...

Old Photo Album Offers an Unexpected Glimpse Into the Lives of African-Americans During the...

Today, taking a “selfie,” or a picture of oneself, is a historically insignificant act that happens for many Americans dozens of times throughout one day, but in the 19th century there was so much...

Police Fatally Shot More Than 300 People in 2015 So Far, Contradicting the Low...

As news of police officers killing unarmed Black citizens have continued to make national headlines, one myth has also started to spread along with the media coverage—the amount of police killings hasn’t gotten worse,...

Former St. Louis Officer Breaks Down Troubling Trend That Turns ‘Good’ Cops Into ‘Bad’...

These days it seems more difficult than ever to define what police officers really are. Are they a force plagued with racism who are willingly taking the lives of Black citizens all across the nation?...

NAACP Launches Investigation Into Controversial Fracking Project in NC Community Already Struggling With Coal...

Concerns about a controversial project by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources has captured the attention of the NAACP, sparking an investigation into whether or not such environmental issues have a...

Ava DuVernay’s #ARRAY Twitter Takeover Gives New Hope About the Future of Diversity in...

When Ava DuVernay rose to A-list fame as the director behind Selma, it sent a message to all of Hollywood that as an independent filmmaker she wasn’t interested in waiting to get permission to...

UNC Building Honoring KKK Leader Has Been Given a New Name, but Student Activists...

After years of student protests and demonstrations, the board of trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has finally decided to rename one of the campus buildings that honored Ku Klux...

Floyd Dent Reaches $1.4 Million Settlement After Brutal Police Beating Left Him With Memory...

  Floyd Dent, the man from Inkster, Mich., whose violent encounter with police was captured on a dash cam, settled a lawsuit with the city for $1.4 million on Wednesday. While it will bring Dent some...
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Pennsylvania Newspaper Apologizes for Running Letter Calling for ‘Public Hanging’ of Obama

Verbal attacks and widespread threats against the president have become increasingly more common, but what is even more troubling is the way such threats and messages have found outlets outside the realm of social...

Legal Battle Between B.B. King’s Estate and Children Takes a Twisted Turn With Murder...

As if losing one of the greatest blues stars of all time wasn’t tragic enough, the aftermath of B.B. King’s death has only continued to take one twisted turn after the next. Shortly after King’s...

The Potential for Profit and the History of the War On Drugs Leaves the...

For decades, the Black community has represented a disproportionately larger amount of citizens arrested for marijuana possession. But as the push to legalize the substance spreads beyond the borders of Colorado, a significant amount...

South Carolina Officer Indicted After Firing Multiple Shots at Unarmed Black Man in His...

For the second time in recent months, a South Carolina officer has inched closer to being held accountable for killing an unarmed Black man. Shortly after murder charges were announced against officer Michael Slager in...

Study: Black Teachers Won’t Save Black Students from Receiving Harsher Punishments Than Their White...

By now, a multitude of studies have helped capture the disparities in discipline handed to Black children when compared to their white counterparts, but a new study is now suggesting that addressing that racial...
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Court-Ordered Mediation May Finally Put an End to Dispute Among MLK’s Children Over Father’s...

The legal battle driving a rift between the surviving children of Martin Luther King Jr. is slated to finally come to an end with court-ordered mediation. King’s three surviving children — Martin Luther King III,...

Department of Education Finally Investigates Allegations of Racial Inequities Plaguing New Orleans Public Schools

A year after a coalition of groups filed complaints about racial inequities in the New Orleans’ public school system, the U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation to get to the bottom the...

Michelle Obama Urges Today’s Young Activists to Go Beyond Protests in Their Push for...

As today’s younger generation is stepping up to protest, rally and demand that legislators and world leaders follow through with the changes they so frequently promise, First Lady Michelle Obama is urging the youth...

NSA’s Intrusive (And Illegal) Phone Surveillance Program Finally Slated to Come to an End

In America, one the world’s proudest democracies, nobody is above the law—well, except police officers, rich white kids who insist they don’t know any better and all branches of government. The NSA’s extremely intrusive phone...

Pay-to-Stay Laws Leave Prisoners Paying for Their Crimes Long After They Have Been Released

For years the prison system has continued to take advantage of and mistreat inmates and the pay-to-stay laws that exist in nearly every state are one of the most disconcerting examples of this. Inmates are...

Controversial Blogger Suspended from Twitter for Posting ‘Threat’ Aimed At Activist DeRay McKesson

Blogger Chuck Johnson is no stranger to controversy when it comes to the things he decides to post online but he found himself at odds with one of the largest social media platforms and...

Legendary Jazz Trumpeter Behind Many Motown Hits, Marcus Belgrave, Passes Away at 78

Shortly after losing the King of Blues, B.B. King, music lovers are now grieving the loss of one of the greatest jazz trumpeters to lend his sound to the world of Motown. Marcus Belgrave, the...

The One Key Difference Between Two Bike Rallies Draws Drastically Different Reactions, Underscoring the...

For anyone looking for clear evidence of the implicit racial biases and obvious disparities in the perception of the Black community when compared to their white counterparts, they hardly need to look any further...

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