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Black Museum Wants to Turn Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee Statue Into New Artwork

Now that Charlottesville’s infamous statue of Robert E. Lee has been removed from its pedestal and out of the public eye, the question of what to do with it still remains. If a proposal by a local Black ...

Added October 23, 2021

A Louisiana Sheriff's Deputy Who Repeatedly Slammed a Black Woman's Head to the Ground Has a History of Excessive Force Lawsuits Against Him

The Jefferson Parish, La. sheriff’s deputy who was recorded on video last month as he repeatedly slammed a Black woman’s head into the pavement has been on the receiving end of nine federal civil rights ...

Added October 23, 2021

Washington State Sheriff Charged After Falsely Claiming Black Newspaper Carrier Threatened to Kill Him in January

Criminal charges have been filed against Pierce County, Wa. Sheriff Ed Troyer, months after he lied about a Black newspaper carrier threatening to kill him as he made deliveries in Troyer’s neighborhood ...

Added October 23, 2021

Mistrial Declared in Case of Kansas City Police Officers' Wrongful Arrest of Black Teenager

Tyree Bell was 15 years old in 2016 when he was stopped and arrested by Kansas City, Mo., police for a crime he didn’t commit. He spent three weeks in jail before the police realized he wasn’t who they ...

Added October 23, 2021

Jasmine Crowe’s Free Grocery Store in Atlanta Aids in the Fight to End Hunger

Atlanta—the Black Mecca, as some folks call it—is a place people of color have moved to in order to gain success. The city is filled with multiple Fortune 500 businesses, a budding economy, and it’s the ...

Added October 22, 2021

A Black Man Was Profiled and Stopped by Police; Now a Vermont Town Has to Run Him $50,000

Imagine you’re going about your Black business only to have a cop follow you out of a convenience store, accuse you of waving a gun at someone and selling drugs. All things that he never saw. Read more ...

Added October 22, 2021

Insecure Interludes: Come for the Epic AF Final Season; Stay for the Nostalgic Playlist Vibes

As anyone who has been a devoted viewer of Insecure can tell you, in addition to the city of Los Angeles, the series’ soundtracks are yet another character in the much-beloved show. Fans and followers ...

Added October 22, 2021

Matt Gaetz Ignores the Law, and Now He Can’t Practice It in Florida: Report

The pollen count was high that year when God decided to put on his Birkenstocks and step out for the evening. While waiting for his Uber, God began sneezing. Realizing that he didn’t have tissue–he had ...

Added October 22, 2021

DOJ Finds Racism Running Rampant in Utah School District

Racism will not die with older people. Read more...

Added October 22, 2021

Maybe White People Should Feel Bad

America be lying.Read more...

Added October 22, 2021

'Dave Is Listening,' Says Chappelle's Rep—but Is He Really Ready for Dialogue?

Is The Closer comedian open to honest dialogue about the harm his words have done to the LGBTQ+ community? Following the backlash to the transphobic rhetoric that passed as “jokes” in his most recent Netflix ...

Added October 22, 2021

'It Was Bad': Karl-Anthony Towns Talks Mental Health, Survivors Guilt After Losing Eight Relatives to COVID-19

On Peace of Mind with Taraji, Golden Globe Award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson and her co-host and best friend, Tracie Jade, address the importance of mental health awareness and use their platform ...

Added October 22, 2021

Black Female Assistant Police Chief in DC was Told to Have Abortion to Keep Her Job

As an adult, I know it’s difficult trying to maintain a stable ‘work-life’ balance, but this is ridiculous. I’ve always admired the strength of Black women and the sacrifices they have to make, but to ...

Added October 22, 2021

Candace Owens Wants to Go to War With Australia. Meanwhile, Australia Is Wondering WTF Is a Candace Owens

If Candace Owens was standing outside of a Candace Owens rally wearing a t-shirt that read, “I’m Candace Owens!” it wouldn’t take long for a passerby to wonder aloud: “Who the fuck is Candace Owens?!”Read ...

Added October 22, 2021

NBA Expands Its Support of HBCUs With Career Development Programs, HBCU Classic

I’m here for all of the continued love and support that HBCUs seem to be getting as of late, and now comes the news that they’ll be on the receiving end of even more, courtesy of the NBA.Read more...

Added October 22, 2021

Dak Prescott's Encourages Mental Health Awareness With 'Ask 4 Help!' Campaign

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is acutely aware of not only his impact on the field, but the impact of his platform. So when eagle-eyed fans noticed he’s been playing this season with “Ask 4 Help ...

Added October 22, 2021

Gotham Awards 2021: Colman Domingo, Tessa Thompson, Taylour Paige Among Nominees

Folks, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!Read more...

Added October 22, 2021

The Funk Boutique: Zerina Akers and Black Owned Everything Partner with Nike and Nordstrom

Zerina Akers—TGU 50 2021 honoree and Emmy award-winning costume designer—has just launched a collaboration between her company Black Owned Everything, Nike and Nordstrom to promote the work of four Black ...

Added October 22, 2021

Black Man Receives $1 Million Donation for His Kansas City Nonprofit For Disabled Men and Women

When it seems like the news these days is filled with talk of crime, corruption in politics, and of course, good ol’ fashioned American racism, it’s always nice to hear a motivational story every now and ...

Added October 21, 2021

Insecure Is Leaving, OK? Here’s What Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, and Jay Ellis Have to Say About the Final Season

I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: I’m like, lowkey, hella sad AF about Insecure leaving, OK? (You see what I did there? I know you do.)Read more...

Added October 21, 2021

Prosecutors Rest Their Case in Trial Over Police Stun Gun Death of Eurie Martin

As eyewitnesses recounted the horrific moments leading up to Eurie Martin’s death, the only sounds that could be heard in the courtroom were his family’s cries.Read more...

Added October 21, 2021

Simone Biles Gives an Emotional Update, Admitting She's 'Still Scared to Do Gymnastics'

The GOAT of gymnastics needs more time to get her groove back—and that’s okay. Simone Biles struck a chord with millions when she withdrew from the Tokyo Olympic Finals to take care of her mental health ...

Added October 21, 2021

Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Oklahoma Over Anti-Critical Race Theory Bill

Civil rights groups, students and educators filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against the state of Oklahoma over a law that limits how race and gender are taught in public schools.Read more...

Added October 21, 2021

Ex-Minneapolis Cop Sentenced to 57 Months in Shooting Death of Woman Who Called 911

Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was sentenced Thursday to nearly five years in prison for the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who called 911 to report that she thought she heard a sexual ...

Added October 21, 2021

4 Georgia Deputies Placed on Leave After Black Man Dies a Week After His Arrest

Jermaine Jones Jr. was riding down Highland Avenue in Augusta, Ga., with his father and uncle on Oct. 11, when Richmond County Sheriff’s deputies pulled them over. Investigator Christopher Brown spotted ...

Added October 21, 2021