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Thomas L. Scott

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Atlanta native and graduate of Morehouse College. Earned a Master's degree in Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

William G. Mays, Founder and CEO Of Mays Chemical Company, Passes Away on 69th...

William G. Mays, founder and CEO of Mays Chemical Company, passed away on Dec. 4, in Indianapolis, Ind., on his 69th birthday. Also known as the "King of Chemicals," according to Black Enterprise, Mays was...

Chicago Teen Killed in the Act of Sacrificing Himself For His Twin Brother

A Chicago teenager walking with his identical twin brother to a high school basketball practice Saturday afternoon in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago sacrificed himself to save his brother's life during an armed robbery...

20 Insane Price Tags to Book Your Favorite Black Entertainers

Sean Paul The reggae artist can make up to $30,000 per show and up to $75,000 internationally, according to Celebrity Talent International.   Jill Scott According to Degy Entertainment, a performance from the singer can cost anywhere between $80,000 to $125,000. A$AP Rocky The...

After Years of Judging Black Community, Bill Cosby Wants Black Media To Stop Judging...

Bill Cosby is looking for a break from the multiple reports of the sexual abuse allegations against him. The famous comedian, who has been silent ever since the allegations resurfaced, says he expects the Black...

With Little Fanfare, Congress Passes Bill To Require States To At Least Report Police...

As protesters across the nation voice their frustrations over the recent barrage of Black men being killed by police, Congress finally took action and—with very little fanfare—passed a new version of an old bill. For...

Black Community in Colorado Fed Up With Justice Department Renewing Racial Harassment Agreement

The Black community in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is fed up with the U.S. Department of Justice giving a second chance to their local school district after repeated and documented failures to address instances of...

Report: Hate Music Still Being Sold Via iTunes, Amazon and Spotify

Racism is alive and on sale through online retailers who have yet to remove racist and offensive content from their sites. Racist hate music is more about influence than making money. The Intelligence Report, by the...

Parents Of John Crawford, Black Man Killed at Ohio Walmart, Will Attend DC March,...

The parents of the 22-year-old Black man shot by police at an Ohio Walmart plan to attend the protest march in Washington D.C., on Saturday, along with the relatives of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old...
Chief Keef sparks gang violence in Chicago

Study Proves How Much Youth Jobs Could Reduce Violence in Chicago

A recent study from the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the University of Pennsylvania found that a public summer jobs program for high school students in a disadvantaged neighborhood in Chicago, Ill., “reduced...

Black Woman Sues Baltimore Police For $7M After They Arrest, Taser Her For Trying...

A Baltimore woman has filed a $7 million lawsuit against the Baltimore police officers who arrested and Tasered her while she attempted to record them arresting a Black man in March. The lack of trust...

Tx Sheriff’s Deputy Fired After Telling Black Woman To ‘Find A Brick Wall…Bang Your...

In Bay City, Tx., a Matagorda County Sheriff’s deputy and a Bay City police officer who both supported the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision have been fired after verbally attacking a Black woman on...

New York City May Host Obama’s Presidential Library Instead of Chicago

An official leading the University of Chicago bid for President Barack Obama's presidential library said Wednesday that they may not be the favorite to win it. The presidential library, which is typically in the president’s...

Medical Students Organize Nationwide ‘Die-In’ Protests

Hundreds of medical students coordinated nationwide “die-in” protests against racial profiling and police use of deadly force with the help of the hashtag #WhiteCoats4BlackLives on social media. Joined by others as well, medical students protested...

FBI Investigating After Vandals Spray Paint ‘KKK’ On 3 Black Churches In Florida

An FBI federal hate crime investigation is underway in Crawfordville, Fl., after someone vandalized three predominantly Black churches with Ku Klux Klan markings. Sunday morning, the letters “KKK” were found painted on the signs of...

6 Black Celebrities Publicly Supporting Bill Cosby

Actor and Comedian Faizon Love "Let me be clear, I don't support rape, but @billcosby has been convicted in the media & that is unjust as well #DueProcess" — Faizon Love (@FAIZONLOVE) Nov. 23, 2014, on...
Chicago violence

Chicago Officials Propose Ban On Chokeholds After Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision

In reaction to the New York City grand jury’s decision to not indict officer Daniel Pantaleo for killing an unarmed Black man with a chokehold, Chicago officials submitted a proposal on Monday to ban...

5 Things We Want to See President Obama Advocate to Change the Criminal Justice...

Police Reform President Barack Obama can create a commission to reform police practices. The federal government should gather information from the nation’s best policies and recommend the best tactics, practices and tools for law enforcement, according to...

Loopholes Exist in New Department of Justice Profiling Guidelines

New guidelines against racial and other types of discriminatory profiling were announced by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday for most federal law enforcement agencies. Protests surrounding the recent police killings of unarmed Black men...

Petition Filed To Keep Darren Wilson Out Of Missouri Law Enforcement Permanently

Even though Darren Wilson resigned from the Ferguson Police Department after the grand jury decided not to indict him in the fatal shooting of unarmed Black teenager, Michael Brown, on Aug. 9, a group...

Chicago Protesters Suspect Police Of Eavesdropping On Phone Calls, Tracking Their Activity

Protesters in Chicago are claiming that police are using Stingray surveillance to monitor their activity. Stingrays, also known as “cell site stimulators” or “ISMI catchers,” mimic cell phone towers and emit signals to trick cell...

Floyd Mayweather Might Have ‘Witnessed’ Celebrity Murder-Suicide On FaceTime

Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. might be a witness to a celebrity murder-suicide that took place early Monday morning in Los Angeles. A law enforcement source told The Los Angeles Times Mayweather “had conversations with” rapper Earl...

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