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Three Black UAlbany Students Attacked on City Bus In A Racially Motivated Assault

Officials in Albany are investigating after three Black female college students reported that a group of white men and women assaulted and racially harassed them aboard a city bus. The three students, who are Black...
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Photo of High School Seniors Spelling Out Racial Slur Leads to Social Media Outrage...

A photo of high school students spelling out a racial slur on T-shirts has triggered outrage across social media. Friday, according to school officials, was “senior picture day” at the Phoenix high school, when more...

Scholastic Pulls Children’s Book Portraying Enslaved Africans of George Washington as ‘Happy and Joyful’

Scholastic is pulling a controversial new picture book about George Washington and a family who were enslaved, the publisher said on Sunday. A Birthday Cake for George Washington was released Jan. 5 and had been...

Enslaved Africans of George Washington Depicted as ‘Happy and Joyful’ in New Children’s Book

A children's book published by Scholastic depicting "happy and joyful" enslaved people has stirred outrage amongst both parents and educators. A Birthday Cake for George Washington by Ramin Ganeshram and Vanessa Brantly-Newton is the story...

#BlackGirlMagic: What Is It and Why Are Black Women Upset at Elle Mag for...

On Wednesday, ESSENCE magazine announced the debut of its new docu-series, Black Girl Magic, to much excitement as the white-owned and operated Elle Magazine published an article entitled "Here's My Problem with #BlackGirlMagic." The author,...

#OromoProtests: Ethiopian Protesters Use Social Media to Bring Attention to Deadly Government Crackdown on...

Ethiopian security forces have killed at least 150 people taking part in mass anti-government demonstrations according to human rights and activists groups. Demonstrators in Oromia, Ethiopia’s largest regional state, have been protesting since Novemeber against...

Bill Cosby Charged with Sexually Assaulting Woman in 2004 – Reactions Vary

An arrest warrant has been issued for famed comedian Bill Cosby for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple employee Andrea Constand at his Pennsylvania mansion in January 2004. The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office...

Twitter Reacts to Grand Jury Declining to Indict Cleveland Officers in #TamirRice Shooting

An Ohio grand jury has declined to indict two Cleveland police officers involved in the 2014 shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the Cuyahoga County prosecutor announced Monday. Rice, 12, was fatally wounded by officer...

Black Lives Matter Protesters Shutdown Mall Of America, Airport, And Light Rail for #BlackXmas2

Activists from the Black Lives Matter movement gathered at the Mall of America near Minneapolis, Minn., for a planned high-profile protest before being  taking their demonstration to the light rail train station and the...

No Indictments in #SandraBland Jail Cell Death, Twitter Reacts

A grand jury decided Monday night not to issue indictments in the death of Sandra Bland, a Black woman who was found dead in a Texas jail cell earlier this year and whose handling...

Black Students at University of Texas at Austin Respond to the Affirmative Action Case...

The hashtag #StayMadAbby has exploded on Twitter, with hundreds of tweets by Black students from the University of Texas at Austin posting graduation pictures, in response to comments about African-American students' supposed inability to graduate from...

#RonaldJohnson: Non Indictment of Chicago Cop Sparks Outrage on Twitter and Chicago Streets

A Chicago police officer will not face state charges in the 2014 shooting death of a 25-year-old black man, a prosecutor said on Monday afternoon. The announcement marked the end to a case that has...

Ayesha Curry’s Hotly Debated Tweet Raises the Question of Respectability Politics For How Women...

Late last night, Ayesha Curry, wife of Stephen Curry, posted a tweet about women not covering up that had her name trending on the social media network for hours: “Everyone’s into barely wearing clothes these days...

Twitter Rejoices Over the All-Black Cast of ‘The Wiz: Live’

NBC's live presentation of The Wiz on Thursday night saw the hashtags #TheWiz and #TheWizLive trending on social media. Twitter users posted tweets and memes responding to various scenes and moments throughout the musical. The...

These Touching Tweets Capture Exactly How People Feel About the Repeated Murders of Black...

Hours before the video of the brutal police shooting of Laquan McDonald was publicly released, many people took to Twitter to express their concerns about the content and distribution of the footage. While for some, the...

Eyewitness Describes White Suspects in #JamarClark Protest Shooting, Calls Out Minneapolis Police’s Slow Response

Five people were shot last night as three gunmen opened fire into a crowd protesting near the Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct. The shooting occurred at 10:45 p.m., about a block north of the precinct...

Kean University Students Receive Racist Death Threats Via Twitter

Late Tuesday night, Black students at Kean University received death threats via Twitter during a campus sit-in. A user named @KeanUAgainstBLK wrote a series of racist and violent tweets aimed at Black students participating in...

Everything You Need to Know About the Students’ Demands Ahead of #StudentBlackOut National Day...

Over the past few months, dozens of college campuses from across the country have protested racial discrimination and inequality that is forcing higher education to address their concerns and make substantive changes. After a series...

Black Student Activist Group Calls a #StudentBlackout National Day of Action

Today, students across the country gear up to protest on their respective college campuses for the national day of action, #StudentBlackOut. The coordinated action was organized by The Black Liberation Collective (BLC), a newly formed...

University of Missouri Head Coach Gary Pinkel To Resigns After Season Due to Health...

University of Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel will resign following the conclusion of the 2015 season, the school announced Friday afternoon. Pinkel, 63, was diagnosed in May with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a type of blood cancer....

​Black Mizzou Students Tweet Horrifying Tales of Threats from Angry White Students Amid Growing...

The University of Missouri says it is investigating threats made on social media and has increased security on campus but refused to cancel classes. The reports of threats and intimidation came after days of protest...

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