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NBA Player Jeremy Lin Points To Anti-Asian Racism, Says He's Been Called 'Coronavirus' On The Court

"Being a 9 year NBA veteran doesn't protect me from being called 'coronavirus' on the court," Lin wrote on his Facebook page.

Added February 28, 2021

Lady Leshurr Says She Walked Away From A Huge Check When She Was Asked To Diss Nicki Minaj

British rapper Lady Leshurr claims she walked away from a "massive" Atlantic Records deal because she was asked to write a diss track aimed at rap icon Nicki Minaj.

Added February 28, 2021

Here's How An HBCU Becomes Just That

Last year, former

Added February 28, 2021

Anna Deavere Smith Reflects On Attending A PWI During Heightened Racial Tensions In The 1960s

Professor, playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith adds her voice to The Atlantic's "Inheritance," with an autobiographical essay “The Good-Girl Struggle.” The account is set in In 1968.

Added February 28, 2021

The Defund To Refund Project Is Resetting The Conversation Around Police Reform

Defund to Refund is a new story-based platformed aimed at changing the conversation surrounding public funding for community safety.

Added February 28, 2021

Rep. Omar Calls For The Firing Of Senate Official Who Tanked Democrat's Minimum Wage Increase Plans

"Abolish the filibuster," Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted following the Senate parliamentarian's ruling that blocked the Democratic Party's plan to raise the federal minimum wage.

Added February 27, 2021

Popular Detroit Vs. Everybody Streetwear Brand Working With Gucci On Upcoming Collaboration

Last February, Gucci was accused of promoting blackface with a fashion blunder it later apologized for. This February, the Italian luxury clothing company is partnering with the popular "Detroit Vs. Everybody ...

Added February 27, 2021

Daughter of NYPD cop says her dad wrote no such letter implicating police in Malcolm X's assassination

A former police officer, who wrote a letter confessing to covering up evidence in the assassination of Malcolm X, requested the letter be publicly read after his death.

Added February 27, 2021

Daughter of NYPD cop says her dad wrote no such letter implicating police in Malcolm X's death

A former police officer, who wrote a letter confessing to covering up evidence in the assassination of Malcolm X, requested the letter be publicly read after his death.

Added February 27, 2021

This Louisville Podcaster Seeks To Highlight The Humanity In Historical Figures

Fowler says it is the things that runaways carried as they darted towards freedom that best captured their humanity: the pistols and love letters, the hardened bread and forged freedom papers.

Added February 27, 2021

Clifton Powell Says Executives Called Him ‘Too Black’ For Roles, Blocked Him From Films For Being ‘So Dark’

Actor Clifton Powell reveals that he still struggles finding roles due to discrimination and colorism in the movie and entertainment industries.

Added February 27, 2021

Indianapolis Sisters Launch ‘Vaccinated While’ Campaign To Dispel Mistrust Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Zoe and Jordan Sims Rhodes, two sisters in Indianapolis, have created a clothing line and a hashtag to help people become more comfortable with COVID-19 vaccination.

Added February 27, 2021

12-Year-Old Atlanta Boy Found Shot To Death In Woods Near Home, Family Pleads For Answers

Family members of a 12-year-old are begging the Atlanta community for information about who killed the child.

Added February 26, 2021

Renee Montgomery Went From Playing For The Atlanta Dream To Team Co-Owner After Sale Approval

Former Atlanta Dream player Renee Montgomery becomes the first former WNBA player to become a league owner and executive in the acquisition of the Dream basketball team.

Added February 26, 2021

NASA To Rename Its Headquarters After 'Hidden Figures' Icon Mary Jackson

Iconic scientist Mary Jackson will have her name put on NASA's headquarters in Washington D.C.

Added February 26, 2021

Middle School Principal Cuts Student’s Hair After Teen Confesses To Being Ashamed Of His Hairline

Jason Smith, a middle school principal in Indianapolis, is receiving praise after cutting the hair of an eighth grade student who felt ashamed about his appearance.

Added February 26, 2021

Gunmen Kidnapped 317 Girls From Secondary School In Northwest Nigeria

Unidentified gunmen kidnaped 317 girls in northwest Nigeria on Friday, continuing a troubling trend in the country which has been especially on the rise in the past week.

Added February 26, 2021

Winn-Dixie Grocery Store Honors Beloved 101-Year-Old Employee With Grant In Her Name

Winn-Dixie is honoring an elderly employee by creating a grant that will address racial disparities in education, food insecurity, and healthcare.

Added February 26, 2021

Black History Month Is Ending, But Our Commitment To Racial Justice Will Not

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority Chief Diversity Officer discusses ways government can support racial equity in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Added February 26, 2021

Black Transgender Americans Are Finally Protected In The Military. What About Outside The Ranks?

To ensure that transgender service members, and all transgender people, have the same rights as all other Americans, we need strong federal nondiscrimination protections like the Equality Act.

Added February 26, 2021

Why Lessons From Black History Demand That D.C. Becomes The 51st State

To this day, the nearly 710,000 Americans who call our nation’s capital home are almost completely disenfranchised within it. It's time to change that.

Added February 26, 2021

COVID Has Dried Up Many Resources, But We’ll Always Find A Way To Help Our Community

These systems aren’t broken; they’re just hoping to break us.

Added February 26, 2021

Ex-USA Gymnastics Coach John Geddert Takes His Life After Being Charged With Sexual Assault And Human Trafficking

Former Olympics gymnastics coach John Geddert kills himself after he is indicted on charges of sexual abuse in relation to the Larry Nassar scandal.

Added February 26, 2021

An Indianapolis Mom Died When Cops Pinned Her Face Down At Church, Now Her Family Is Suing

A family in Indianapolis is suing the city and its police department for the death of Eleanor Northington, a woman who died in church two years ago with a cop’s knee digging into her back.

Added February 26, 2021