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At Least 5 Black Trans Women Have Died Within A Two-Week Period

In the past two weeks, at least five trans women have died as violence toward transgender and gender-nonconforming people increases.

Added July 08, 2020

Black Trans Killings And Violence Continue After Deadly Pride Month

In the past two weeks, at least five trans women were killed as violence toward transgender and gender-nonconforming people increases.

Added July 07, 2020

At Least 6 Black Children Fatally Shot Across The U.S. During July 4 Weekend

During the Fourth of July weekend, at least six Black children were killed from gun violence in multiple states.

Added July 07, 2020

I Was Assaulted By A White Man Whose Punishment Will Only Be Momentary Inconvenience

A few weeks ago, I was assaulted by a racist white man in DC.

Added July 07, 2020

Case Of Georgia Student Who Allegedly Killed Teen In Self-Defense Will Test Racial Limits Of 'Stand Your Ground' Law, Attorney Says

Civil rights attorneys are concerned that a Black man is being unjustly charged for a homicide while observing Georgia's "stand your ground" law.

Added July 07, 2020

If We Want To ‘Zoom’ Towards More Black Faces In Tech, Committing To Structural Change Is A Must

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. and Claflin University announced that they have developed a multifaceted foundational program that represents $1.2M in educational and financial investments.

Added July 07, 2020

Pull Up For Black Liberation: An Open Letter To Non-Black Co-Conspirators

An open letter to non-Black allies on how they can support the Black Lives Matter movement and follow the lead of Black activists who have been doing this work for years.

Added July 07, 2020

To Protect Black Lives, We Must Defund Police And Cancel Rent

Expired eviction moratoriums mean police will evict people from their homes endangering Black communities. Corporate landlords who've historically extracted Black wealth must cancel rent during COVID.

Added July 07, 2020

White Woman Threw Molotov Cocktail At NYPD Car During Protest Then Placed Some Of The Blame On A Black Person

A white woman accused of throwing a firebomb at a police car during a protest in Brooklyn said a group Black people gave her the device.

Added July 07, 2020

Attorneys Say Raid That Ended In Breonna Taylor's Killing Is Connected To Louisville Gentrification Efforts

The death of Breonna Taylor is allegedly connected to a major gentrification effort, according to lawyers representing the woman who was killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky, in March.

Added July 07, 2020

Black Student-Athlete Who Committed To University Of Cincinnati, Decides To Attend HBCU Instead

A college football recruit has decommitted from playing at a predominately white institution in order to attend an

Added July 07, 2020

On The 168th Anniversary Of Frederick Douglass' Pivotal Speech About The 4th Of July, His Statue Was Destroyed

A Frederick Douglass statue was torn down on the anniversary of one of his greatest speeches.

Added July 07, 2020

Assistant US Attorney Sues NYPD Cops, Says She Was Handcuffed After Giving Legal Advice To Boyfriend During Traffic Stop

Bianca Forde, an assistant U.S. attorney, has filed a lawsuit against a group of NYPD officers.

Added July 06, 2020

Black Student Athlete Who Committed To University Of Cincinnati, Decides To Attend HBCU Instead

A college football recruit has decommitted from playing at a predominately white institution in order to attend an

Added July 06, 2020

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza To Release New Book 'The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart' This Fall

Alicia Garza, principal at the Black Futures Lab and co-creator of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, will soon release a new book.

Added July 06, 2020

Amy Cooper Charged With Falsely Reporting A Crime After Calling The Police On Black Bird Watcher

The white woman who called the police on a Black man in Central Park for allegedly threatening her is now facing charges.

Added July 06, 2020

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza To Release New Book 'The Purpose Of Power' This Fall

Alicia Garza, principal at the Black Futures Lab and co-creator of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, will soon release a new book.

Added July 06, 2020

Armed Black Protesters Of The 'Not F**king Around Coalition' Hold Demonstration At Georgia Park, Denounce The KKK

A group of mostly Black protesters gathered at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia on Saturday with guns, demanding a Confederate monument within it be removed while challenging white nationalists in the area ...

Added July 06, 2020

The Importance Of Journaling Black Life During Extraordinary Times

In a world hung up on Black excellence and Black tragedy what can we learn from the middle ground?

Added July 06, 2020

#BlackLivelihoodMatters: Why Racial Justice Movements Must Fight For Affordable Housing

#BlackLivelihoodMatters: Why Racial Justice Movements Must Include Affordable Housing The Role of Housing in the Racial Justice Movement and Creating Safe Spaces By: LaRence Snowden

Added July 06, 2020

Black Americans Are Still Fighting For Freedom That Has Never Truly Been Granted

African Americans continue to fight every day for the freedom that was granted years ago, but yet to become reality.

Added July 06, 2020

How Racism In US Health System Hinders Care And Costs Lives Of African Americans

How Racism In US Health System Hinders Care And Costs Lives Of African Americans

Added July 06, 2020

'This Is A Case About Self-Hate': 19-Year-Old Who Killed Trans Woman, Two Gay Men Given 3 Life Sentences

A 19-year-old Detroit man was sentenced to three life terms in prison after killing a transgender woman and two gay men.

Added July 06, 2020