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Two Black American Brothers Who Moved To Ecuador Say They're Being Wrongfully Imprisoned For Murder

What started as a leap of faith quickly turned into a tragic tale for two Black brothers who, in search of a simpler life, became expats in Ecuador. An exchange program inspired an enchantment with the ...

Added October 23, 2021

Have A Hard Time Telling People 'You Got Me F**cked Up?' There's A Workbook For That.

Author and motivational speaker Tamarisk M. Locke remembers being repeatedly called aggressive each time she advocated for herself. The Black proverb, "you got me f***ked up" ever-flowed through her mind ...

Added October 23, 2021

NFL Player Dawuane Smoot Helped His Wife Deliver Their Newborn At Home

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Dawuane Smoot is being hailed as a hero after helping his wife, Aumari, deliver at home when she unexpectedly went into labor on Tuesday. In an interview with Good ...

Added October 23, 2021

Professor Who Brutally Attacked Colleague For 4 Hours Then Declared Love For Her, Sentenced To Prison

Rie Hachiyanagi, a former art professor at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts [https://blavity.com/search/Massachusetts], has been sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison for attacking ...

Added October 23, 2021

Professor Sentenced To Prison After Brutally Attacking Colleague For 4 Hours, Declaring Love For Her

Rie Hachiyanagi, a former art professor at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts [https://blavity.com/search/Massachusetts], has been sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison for attacking ...

Added October 23, 2021

7 Superstitions Of The Diaspora

Pumpkin spice lattes are in hand and Halloween is just around the corner. But before you go looking elsewhere for a good scare or a little magic, you may not need to look any further than your own culture ...

Added October 23, 2021

Karl-Anthony Towns Reflects On Losing Mom And 8 Family Members To COVID-19: 'That Day Changed Me As A Man'

Karl-Anthony Towns had his fair share of experiences with COVID-19 [https://blavity.com/tags/COVID-19]. Towns was candid [https://www.facebook.com/tarajiphenson] about his own dealings with the virus and ...

Added October 23, 2021

This Jacksonville Reporter Is Every Black Person At A Haunted House

Lena Pringle, a news reporter at WJXT4 in Jacksonville, went on assignment to a haunted house and her reaction was hilariously relatable. > Spooky SZN: Live TV Edition 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/6qTwsATvxr ...

Added October 22, 2021

Nikole Hannah-Jones Says Massachusetts School Canceled Her Lecture Out Of Fear It’d Create ‘Noise’

Famed journalist and Howard University professor Nikole Hannah-Jones revealed [https://twitter.com/nhannahjones/status/1450160751730167808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1450160751730167808 ...

Added October 22, 2021

Mom of TikTok Star Jalaiah Harmon Says Her Daughter Hasn't Received Due Recognition

At just 14 years old, dancer Jalaiah Harmon created [https://afrotech.com/social-media-rallies-teen-credit-tiktok-dance] one of the most viral dances of all time — the "Renegade." But white creators like ...

Added October 22, 2021

DC Officer Says She Was Told By Department To Get An Abortion To Keep Her Job

D.C. Assistant Police Chief Chanel Dickerson reveals she was given an ultimatum by the department after she found out she was pregnant— either get an abortion or lose her job. Dickerson revealed [https ...

Added October 22, 2021

Ohio Teen Audreona Barnes Has Been Missing For Nearly 3 Months

A family in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, [https://blavity.com/search/Ohio]is desperately searching for Audreona Barnes, a 19-year-old woman who has been missing for months. Barnes' mother, Akua Avegnon ...

Added October 22, 2021

This Resurfaced Video Of Beyoncé Giving Big Boss Lady Energy Is Sending Us

As the Beyhive will tell you, Beyoncé doesn't mess around when trying to prep for a show. In a resurfaced video, Queen Bey's boss energy is front and center as she gathers the lighting technicians to remind ...

Added October 22, 2021

The Financial Exploitation Of Black People Goes Far Beyond Investments In Private Prisons

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Added October 22, 2021

When You Come From Trauma, You Have To Make Wellness A Lifestyle

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Added October 22, 2021

Jamie Foxx Says He's Never Felt Judged For Having Children With Non-Black Women: 'I'm Not That Dude'

In a candid interview with Essence, Jamie Foxx [https://blavity.com/search/Jamie%20Foxx] opened [https://www.essence.com/entertainment/jamie-foxx-act-like-you-got-some-sense/]up about lessons he learned ...

Added October 22, 2021

Howard University And Morgan State To Play HBCU Classic At 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend

After featuring [https://www.nba.com/news/all-star-2021-game-court-to-represent-hbcu-spirit] HBCU-inspired elements in the arena at the 2021 NBA All-Star game, it's fitting that the league continues to ...

Added October 22, 2021

Multiple Utah Schools Fostered Racially Hostile Environments For 5 Years, DOJ Finds

The Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division has concluded its investigation into racially hostile environments at multiple schools in a Utah school district. In a release shared with Blavity on Thursday ...

Added October 22, 2021

White House Recognizes Spirit Day In Support Of LGBTQI+ Youth, Domestic Abuse Survivors

In honor of Spirit Day, which is recognized on Oct. 21, the Biden [https://blavity.com/search/Biden]Administration showed its support for the LGBTQI+ [https://blavity.com/search/LGBTQ]community and domestic ...

Added October 21, 2021

Atlanta Lawyer Shot And Killed In Apartment By Man She Was Dating, Police Say

A Black woman lawyer has been identified as a victim in a shooting that happened Wednesday at an Atlanta high-rise apartment building, CBS 46 reports [https://www.cbs46.com/news/update-gbi-confirms-identity ...

Added October 21, 2021

7 Artists With The Wildest Fan Bases

Whether an artist is up-and-coming or a solidified icon, social media has created a space for people to gain prominent followings, some of which have become stan culture’s biggest fandoms. There are a ...

Added October 21, 2021

Ahmaud Arbery’s Father Speaks Out About Watching Video Of His Son’s Killing

Marcus Arbery Sr., the father of Ahmaud Arbery [https://blavity.com/search/Ahmaud%20Arbery], spoke out about his son's death in an interview with CNN on Tuesday and described the killing as a "lynching ...

Added October 21, 2021

California Teacher Seen Mocking Native Americans During Bizarre Lesson

A California teacher is being criticized on social media after a video posted on Wednesday shows her attempting to reenact Native American dances, Newsweek reports [https://www.newsweek.com/math-teacher ...

Added October 21, 2021

MACRO's Third Annual HBCU Entertainment Summit Is Coming To Atlanta

Multi-platform media company MACRO, founded by Charles D. King in 2015, has just announced that this year, they'll be hosting the third annual MACRO x HBCU Entertainment Summit as an in-person micro-festival ...

Added October 21, 2021

Cardi B And Penn Badgley Appear To Have A Budding Friendship And It’s Ridiculously Cute

While it's common for celebrities to even be fans of each other, Cardi B [https://blavity.com/tags/Cardi-B] and Netflix's You leading actor Penn Badgley's new friendship is just too cute. During a resurfaced ...

Added October 21, 2021