Senator Elizabeth Warren Has A Plan to Close the Wealth Gap for Women of Color

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released a plan as part of her presidential campaign to close...Read More

Maria Perez

Philadelphia Street Named in Honor of Patti LaBelle

Philadelphia honored hometown singer Patti LaBelle this month with her very own street sign. The...Read More

Maria Perez

Activists Demand Release of Rapper A$AP Rocky from Swedish Prison

Celebrities and activists are demanding that Swedish officials release rapper A$AP Rocky from prison in...Read More

Maria Perez

Ida B. Wells Honored with Historic Landmark in Hometown of Holly Springs, Mississippi

The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum in Holly Springs, Mississippi will honor the journalist and activist...Read More

Maria Perez

Iconic 'Chicago Defender' Newspaper Ends Print Publishing

The Chicago Defender, a 114-year-old Black Chicago newspaper, printed its last print edition on July...Read More

Maria Perez

Family Demands Answers after 17-Year-Old Daughter Fatally Shot by California Police

A family of a 17-year-old girl who was shot by California police is now demanding...Read More

Maria Perez

Woman Pepper Sprayed in Cuyahoga County Corrections Facility Files Lawsuit

A woman has filed a civil rights complaint against Cuyahoga County and Cuyahoga County Corrections...Read More

Maria Perez

ACLU Represents White Woman in Lawsuit Contesting Eviction for Having Black Guest

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia has filed a lawsuit on behalf of...Read More

Maria Perez

City of Austin Honors Sandra Bland with 'Sandra Bland Day'

The City of Austin Texas has proclaimed that Saturday, July 13 is officially Sandra Bland...Read More

Maria Perez

Disabled Workers in Haiti Are Producing Prosthetics for 2010 Earthquake Victims

A group of disabled workers from Haiti who lost limbs during the 2010 earthquake is...Read More

Maria Perez

Burger King Customers Tell Spanish-Speaking Manager to 'Go Back to Mexico' in Viral Video

Two customers eating at a Burger King in Florida reportedly told the manager of the...Read More

Maria Perez

Black Museum Founder Sadie Roberts-Joseph Found Dead in Baton Rouge

Officials say they are looking for the “person or persons” responsible for the death of...Read More

Maria Perez

New York Bans Discrimination Against Natural Hair

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that will make New York one...Read More

Maria Perez

Attorney Says Arrest of Black Hospital Patient in Illinois was Racist

The attorney for a Black hospital patient who was taking a walk with an IV...Read More

Maria Perez

Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker, Hall of Fame Boxer, Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle

Boxing legend Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker died on July 14 after he was hit by...Read More

Maria Perez

Solange Knowles Will Screen Visual Album Across the United States and Europe

Singer Solange Knowles is debuting a “director’s cut” edition of her visual album When I...Read More

Maria Perez

Senator Cory Booker Proposes "Second Look" Legislation to Reform Prison Sentencing

Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has introduced a bill that would allow incarcerated individuals who have...Read More

Maria Perez

Trump Rally Targets Congresswoman Ilhan Omar with Racist Chant

President Donald Trump continued his attacks on Democratic congresswomen during a rally in North Carolina...Read More

Maria Perez

Judge Overturns Life Sentence for Philadelphia Man After Nearly 28 Years

The Philadelphia prosecutor’s office released a Black man sentenced to life in prison for murder...Read More

Maria Perez

New PBS Children’s Show Aims to Promote Diversity with Native American Lead

PBS has premiered a new national children’s TV show with a Native American lead. “Molly...Read More

Maria Perez

Officer Who Fatally Shot Black Man in South Bend Resigns

The white police officer who fatally shot a Black man in June has resigned, officials...Read More

Maria Perez

Stanford University Launches Investigation After Noose Found on Campus

Stanford University officials are investigating after finding a noose hanging from a bush on campus....Read More

Maria Perez

South Dakota City Unveils Statue in Honor of Former President Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama is being honored in Rapid City, South Dakota with a statue...Read More

Maria Perez

Black Family Says Nike Store Manager Racially Profiled Them

A Black family in California says they were racially profiled at a Nike store while...Read More

Maria Perez

Thirteen Philadelphia Officers to Be Fired for Facebook Posts

Thirteen Philadelphia police officers will be fired after the racist and offensive comments they wrote...Read More

Maria Perez

Black Georgia Lawmaker Says White Man Told Her 'Go Back Where You Came From'

A Black lawmaker from Georgia said a white man verbally harassed her and told her...Read More

Maria Perez

Arizona Man is Sentenced to Prison for Making Death Threats Against Black Students at Harvard

An Arizona man was sentenced to over a year in prison after threatening to shoot...Read More

Maria Perez

Ilhan Omar Proposes Bill to End School Lunch Debt Shaming

Two Minnesota lawmakers introduced a bill to combat shaming students over school lunch debt. US Representative...Read More

Maria Perez

Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló Resigns After Protests

Ricardo Rosselló, Governor of Puerto Rico, has resigned, effective August 2, 2019. His resignation comes...Read More

Maria Perez

Black Couple Racially Profiled During Marriage Proposal in Upstate NY Orchard

A Black woman claims she and her fiancé were racially profiled at a cidery in...Read More

Maria Perez

Shelby County and Memphis Plan Ida B. Wells Day in 2020

County commissioners in Shelby County, Tennessee voted to dedicate a day to Ida B. Wells-Barnett...Read More

Maria Perez

Hundreds Gather in Germany to Condemn Racially Motivated Shooting

German authorities have labeled the shooting of an East African man as a xenophobic attack....Read More

Maria Perez

Trump Labels Congresswomen 'Racist Group of Troublemakers'

President Donald Trump continued to attack freshman lawmakers and called them a “racist group of...Read More

Maria Perez

NAACP Calls for Trump's Impeachment at National Convention

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) unanimously voted to call for...Read More

Maria Perez

ACLU Sues Three Government Agencies for Targeting Immigration Activists

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California has filed a lawsuit against three...Read More

Maria Perez

Florida Teen Chased, Hit by Patrol Car, and Tasered Before Arrest

A family in Florida accuses a police officer of brutally arresting a Black 15-year-old boy...Read More

Maria Perez

Ole Miss Students Suspended from Fraternity after Posing with Guns in front of Emmett Till Memorial

Three students from the University of Mississippi have been suspended from their fraternity after posing...Read More

Maria Perez

North Carolina Woman Defends Use of Racial Slur 

A white woman in North Carolina who berated two Black women at a restaurant and...Read More

Maria Perez

A$AP Rocky Heads to Trial in Sweden  

Rapper A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault in Sweden and is set to go...Read More

Maria Perez

Baltimore Officials Defend the City After Trump’s Attacks

Baltimore officials are defending the city of Baltimore after President Donald Trump launched a series...Read More

Maria Perez

Court Dismisses Covington Student's Lawsuit Against the 'Washington Post'

A federal judge has thrown out a Kentucky teenager’s lawsuit against The Washington Post after...Read More

Maria Perez

Trump Proposes Investigation into the Obamas' Book Deal

President Donald Trump attacked Democrats over continued investigations into his administration, stating that investigators should...Read More

Maria Perez

Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Breaks Record for No. 1 Song

Rapper Lil Nas X’s hit song “Old Town Road” broke Billboard’s record for holding the...Read More

Maria Perez

T.J. Maxx Apologizes for Racially Profiling Connecticut Family

Discount retailer T.J. Maxx apologized to a family from Connecticut who stated they were racially...Read More

Maria Perez

Senator Rand Paul Calls Rep. Ilhan Omar 'Ungrateful'

Republican Senator Rand Paul offered to buy Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar a ticket to Somalia...Read More

Maria Perez

Gucci Hires Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Response to Blackface Scandal

Gucci has recently appointed a diversity chief a few months after it received negative publicity...Read More

Maria Perez

ACLU Says Trump is Still Separating Families Despite Court Order

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accused the Trump administration of continuing to “systematically” separate...Read More

Maria Perez

Naomi Campbell Says Hotel Turned her Away Because of her Skin Color

Fashion model Naomi Campbell recently spoke out about discrimination she has faced because of the...Read More

Maria Perez

Pennsylvania Man Freed After Witness' Confession Exonerates Him

A Black man who spent 21 years in prison for murder was freed after a...Read More

Maria Perez

Miami TSA Officers Disciplined After Noose Displayed in Airport

Two Transportation Security Administration officers working at Miami International Airport were placed on leave for...Read More

Maria Perez

Proposed Trump Rule Weakens Housing Discrimination Law

The Trump administration could make it more difficult to bring discrimination claims under the Fair...Read More

Maria Perez

How to Help the Victims of the Ohio and Texas Mass Shootings

Over the weekend, the United States experienced two mass shootings that left at least 31...Read More

Maria Perez

Dozens of House Members Demand Better Treatment of Transgender Asylum Seekers in ICE Custody

More than 30 lawmakers from Congress sent a letter to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement...Read More

Maria Perez

A$AP Rocky Freed from Swedish Prison

Rapper A$AP Rocky was released from a Swedish prison on August 2 pending the conclusion...Read More

Maria Perez

Black College Student Employee Sent Home for Wearing Headscarf to Work

A student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who is also an employee at...Read More

Maria Perez

Baton Rouge Police Chief Apologizes for Cop Who Killed Alton Sterling

Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul apologized to the city and the family of Alton...Read More

Maria Perez

Black School Employee Files Hair Discrimination Suit in Charlotte

A Black school employee in North Carolina says that her white colleagues humiliated her regarding...Read More

Maria Perez

National Portrait Gallery Will Display Beyoncé Portrait

A portrait of singer Beyoncé featured in American Vogue last year will be displayed at...Read More

Maria Perez

MAGA Bomber Cesar Sayoc Sentenced to 20 Years in Pipe Bomb Case

Cesar Sayoc Jr., the Trump supporter and bodybuilder from Florida who sent pipe bombs to...Read More

Maria Perez

Marianne Williamson Unveils $500 billion Reparations Plan

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson has unveiled her plan to address the issue of reparations,...Read More

Maria Perez

One Woman Dead, Another Injured in Pittsburgh Stabbing

A man in Pittsburgh fatally stabbed one woman and injured another in what appears to...Read More

Maria Perez

ACLU Challenges Trump Administration's Fast-Track Deportations

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s...Read More

Maria Perez

Jay-Z and Will Smith Team Up to Tell the Story of Emmett Till

Aapper Jay-Z and actor Will Smith are coming together to tell the story of Emmett...Read More

Maria Perez

Michigan Officer Under Investigation After KKK Document Found in Home

A police officer from Michigan has been placed on administrative leave after potential homebuyers found...Read More

Maria Perez

Missy Elliott to Receive Video Vanguard Award

Hip-hop legend Missy Elliott will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2019...Read More

Maria Perez

Senator Demands Answers After Deported Marine Blocked From Entering US for Citizenship Interview

An Illinois Senator is demanding answers from the Trump administration about the denial of a...Read More

Maria Perez

Morehouse Launches Fund to Eliminate Student Debt

Morehouse College announced it has launched a new program that would help relieve debt for...Read More

Maria Perez

Officers Injured During Philadelphia Standoff Near Temple University

Temple University Health Sciences Center Campus was placed on lock-down after an armed suspect who...Read More

Maria Perez

NRA Attacks Kamala Harris for Gun Reform Policy

The National Rifle Association (NRA) singled out Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on August 10 and...Read More

Maria Perez

Black HS Football Players Held at Gunpoint by White Woman While Fundraising

Four Black teenagers who were going door to door in their Arkansas community to raise...Read More

Maria Perez

Cicely Tyson Stars in Ava DuVernay's Series 'Cherish the Day'

Emmy award-winning actress Cicely Tyson has joined the cast as the lead in Ava DuVernay’s...Read More

Maria Perez

Corrections Officer Placed on Leave After Driving Truck into Protestors

A corrections officer from Rhode Island who is accused of driving into a crowd of...Read More

Maria Perez

Trump Administration Increases Solitary Confinement for ICE Detainees

US Immigration officials have increased the use of solitary confinement for detained migrants, according to...Read More

Maria Perez

Newark Officials Distribute Bottled Water Amidst Lead Level Concerns

Officials in Newark, New Jersey handed out water bottles to its citizens after concerns over...Read More

Maria Perez

Tennessee Store Clerk Found Guilty of Fatally Shooting Black Teen for Stealing Beer

Astore clerk from Tennessee was found guilty of shooting and killing a Black teen in...Read More

Maria Perez

Racist and Threatening Letters Sent to Black Lawmakers in Charlotte, North Carolina

Police in Charlotte, North Carolina have opened an investigation after a racist and threatening letter...Read More

Maria Perez

Galveston Family and Attorney Demand Police Body Cam Footage After Horseback Arrest

Civil rights advocates and the family of a Black man are demanding that police release...Read More

Maria Perez

Family Files Lawsuit after Twelve-Year-Old Boy Shot during Police Raid

A family in Chicago has filed a lawsuit claiming a SWAT officer shot a 12-year-old...Read More

Maria Perez

Stephen Curry Helps Howard University Revitalize Golf Program

NBA star Stephen Curry is helping bring golf back to Howard University’s athletic program for...Read More

Maria Perez

Galveston Officers Not Charged for Leading Black Man With Rope

Two white, mounted patrol officers from Texas who led a handcuffed Black man down the...Read More

Maria Perez

Black Housekeeper Denied Church Job Because of Priest's "Racist Dog

The Catholic Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee is denying two housekeepers’ claims that one of...Read More

Maria Perez

Three States Sue Over Trump Administration's 'Public Charge' Rule

New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) filed a joint lawsuit with Connecticut and Vermont’s...Read More

Maria Perez

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations in the Department

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross has resigned following new allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment...Read More

Maria Perez

Police Search for Gunman After Shooting Near Clark Atlanta University

Police in Atlanta are on the hunt for a suspect after four female college students...Read More

Maria Perez

MTV is Bringing a Museum of Missy Elliot to NYC

Fans of Missy Elliott who live in New York City will get to experience a...Read More

Maria Perez

Phoenix Police Now Must Report When They Draw Their Service Weapon

Police officers in Phoenix, Arizona are now required to document every time they point a...Read More

Maria Perez

Officials Investigate Noose Incident at California Elementary School

A rope resembling a noose was found hanging from a fence at a California elementary...Read More

Maria Perez

WHO Announces Africa Likely Polio Free After Massive Effort in Nigeria

Officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that Africa is on track to being...Read More

Maria Perez

Lawsuit Claims US Citizen Illegally Held in Jail Because of His Latino Name and Skin Color

A Honduras-born US citizen was illegally jailed in Louisiana because a sheriff’s office thought he...Read More

Maria Perez

Undocumented HS Graduates in Arizona Receive Tuition Reduction at State Universities

High school students in Arizona who are undocumented are now eligible for reduced tuition rates...Read More

Maria Perez

Black Homeowner Handcuffed and Detained by Police Following False Alarm 

A Black man from North Carolina said he was humiliated by police when they arrived...Read More

Maria Perez

Tree Memorializing Victims of Arkansas' Elaine Massacre Cut Down

Awillow tree in Arkansas that memorialized Black Americans who were killed during one of the...Read More

Maria Perez

Black Man Detained For Three Months After Honey Was Mistaken for Meth

A Black man from Maryland was detained for 82 days in jail when the honey...Read More

Maria Perez

Dave Chappelle's Benefit Concert Honors Dayton Victims

Comedian Dave Chappelle hosted a benefit concert to honor the victims of the Dayton mass...Read More

Maria Perez

Michigan City Council Candidate Ends Campaign After Racist Remarks

The Michigan city council candidate who garnered nationwide criticism for saying she wanted to keep...Read More

Maria Perez

Alabama Republicans Call for Ilhan Omar's Removal from Congress

Republican lawmakers in Alabama are trying to remove Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar from Congress. The...Read More

Maria Perez

Mattel Releases Rosa Parks and Sally Ride Dolls

Mattel is honoring civil rights activist Rosa Parks and astronaut Sally Ride, the first American...Read More

Maria Perez

Joe Biden Says Racism In America is a White Man's Problem

Former Vice President Joe Biden told reporters institutional racism in America is a “white man’s...Read More

Maria Perez

New Statue Honors African American Tennis Pioneer Althea Gibson

A sculpture of tennis icon Althea Gibson was unveiled just before the start of the...Read More

Maria Perez

Arkansas Town Covers 'K-K-K' Facades on Three Historic Buildings

SS Marshal stars now cover the letters “K-K-K” that were on the façades of three...Read More

Maria Perez

University Apologizes for Ads Showing Black Student Wearing Crime-Scene Tape

The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee issued an apology for an advertisement promoting a criminal justice...Read More

Maria Perez

Suspect Could Face Hate Crime Charges for Racist Graffiti in North Texas

Police in Texas have arrested a man who defaced two buildings with swastikas and racial...Read More

Maria Perez

Alabama Governor Apologizes for Wearing Blackface in College Skit

Alabama Republican Governor Kay Ivey has issued an apology for wearing blackface during a skit...Read More

Maria Perez

Senator Kamala Harris Unveils Disability Plan Focusing on Accessibility

Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) released a plan for ensuring that Americans with disabilities have equal...Read More

Maria Perez

Employees of Color Say Old Navy Brought in White Staff for ‘Queer Eye’ Taping

Three employees from an Old Navy store in Philadelphia say workers of color were kept...Read More

Maria Perez

Rape and Murder of South African University Student Sparks Social Media Campaign

The murder and rape of a University of Cape Town student has led to a...Read More

Maria Perez

Spike Lee Defends Nate Parker at Debut of Parker's New Film

Pilmmaker Spike Lee defended actor and filmmaker Nate Parker during the Venice Film Festival, where...Read More

Maria Perez

Cory Booker unveils $3 trillion climate crisis plan

Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) unveiled a $3 trillion plan to combat climate change that he...Read More

Maria Perez

'Memphis' Magazine Apologizes for Racist Caricature of Mayoral Candidate Tami Sawyer

A magazine in Memphis has pulled its September issue from shelves after receiving backlash for...Read More

Maria Perez

Walmart Stops Selling Handgun Ammunition and Ends Open Carry at Stores

Retailer Walmart has announced it will end some ammunition sales and ask its customers to...Read More

Maria Perez

PayPal Suspends Account Utilized By The Ku Klux Klan

PayPal has suspended an account that was used by the Ku Klux Klan almost a...Read More

Maria Perez

Illinois College Student Charged With Hate Crime For Placing Noose on Campus

A student from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been charged with a hate...Read More

Maria Perez

'Just Mercy' Trailer Teases Powerful Performances from Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx

A newly released movie trailer shows Michael B. Jordan fighting for justice in his role...Read More

Maria Perez

HBCU Offers Displaced University of Bahamas Students a Free Semester

A historically Black university is offering a free semester to students in the Bahamas who...Read More

Maria Perez

Young Black Professional Alleges Housing Discrimination in Brooklyn

ABlack Harvard graduate says landlords in New York keep denying her an apartment because she...Read More

Maria Perez

Two Men Accuse Airline Worker of Racial Profiling after Newark Airport Evacuated

Two men alleged they were racially profiled after an alarm was set off at Newark...Read More

Maria Perez

Civil Rights Groups Sue Sacramento for Discrimination Against Black Disabled Students

Several nonprofit civil rights organizations have filed a lawsuit against the Sacramento City Unified School...Read More

Maria Perez

Spelman College Receives $2 Million Grant To Support Minority Women In STEM

Spelman College has announced that it recently received a $2 million grant from the Department...Read More

Maria Perez

Trump Demands "Proper Documentation" for Hurricane Dorian Evacuees

President Donald Trump said the US has to be “very careful” when allowing people who...Read More

Maria Perez

Chicago Youth Organization Criticized for Photos of Founder Cutting Teen's Locs

The founder of a charity collaborating with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and the NFL is at...Read More

Maria Perez

Michael Jordan Pledges $1 Million to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

NBA legend Michael Jordan announced a $1 million donation to help the islands devastated by...Read More

Maria Perez

Syracuse Names Scholarship for Kevin Richardson of the Central Park 5

Syracuse University has honored Kevin Richardson, one of the five teenagers wrongly convicted of rape...Read More

Maria Perez

Virginia Theological Seminary designates $1.7 million to pay reparations to descendants of slaves

An Episcopal seminary in Virginia announced that it would pay $1.7 million in reparations for...Read More

Maria Perez

Falsely Convicted NY Man Exonerated After Prosecutors Drop 18-year-old Charge

After more than a decade in prison and years on parole, a New York man...Read More

Maria Perez

Palm Beach County Schools Enrolling Students Displaced by Hurricane Dorian

Public schools in Palm Beach County, Florida are helping students from the Bahamas who have...Read More

Maria Perez

Jury awards $11.4 million to Black couple in racial discrimination case

A jury in Michigan awarded a Black couple $11.4 million after they filed a lawsuit...Read More

Maria Perez

Colorado State University Will Not Punish Students Who Wore Blackface

Colorado State University said it will not punish the students who wore blackface in a...Read More

Maria Perez

Viola Davis Named Brand Ambassador for L'Oréal Paris

Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis is now L’Oréal Paris’ new brand ambassador, the company announced. The...Read More

Maria Perez

Acting Philadelphia Police Commissioner Apologizes for Wearing Controversial LAPD T-Shirt

Philadelphia’s interim Police Commissioner Christine Coulter issued an apology after a photo surfaced of her...Read More

Maria Perez

St. Louis Mother Makes Free Meals for Dozens of Kids Daily

A mother from St. Louis, Missouri is giving back to her community by feeding hundreds...Read More

Maria Perez

Judge Blocks Removal of Confederate Statue that Sparked Charlottesville Protest

A judge in Virginia has blocked the city of Charlottesville’s from removing the statue of...Read More

Maria Perez

Texas School Official Allegedly Said Young Boy Must Cut His Hair or Identify as a Girl

A Texas woman claims the superintendent of her grandson’s school district gave her an ultimatum...Read More

Maria Perez

Virginia Marriage License Applicants No Longer Have to Disclose Race

Virginia’s attorney general announced that couples who are seeking a marriage license in the state...Read More

Maria Perez

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Sell T-Shirts to Raise Money for LGBTQ Nonprofit

Actress Gabrielle Union and her husband, former NBA star Dwyane Wade, announced they were raising...Read More

Maria Perez

Ava DuVernay's 'When They See Us' Wins Emmy for Casting

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s four-part Netflix series, “When They See Us,” won its first Emmy for...Read More

Maria Perez

Issa Rae Developing Remake of 'Set It Off' Movie

Issa Rae, the co-creator and star of the HBO series “Insecure” is reportedly in the...Read More

Maria Perez

Four Afro-Dominican Models Grace the September Cover of 'Vogue Mexico'

Four Afro-Dominican models are on the cover of Vogue Mexico & Vogue Latin America for...Read More

Maria Perez

NY Judge Resigns After Allegedly Captioning an Image of a Noose with 'MAGA'

A New York judge resigned and was barred from judicial office after he posted a...Read More

Maria Perez

Philadelphia PD Investigating White Officer For Allegedly Detaining Black Teen

The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating an incident involving a white police officer and a...Read More

Maria Perez

Two White University of Arizona Students Arrested After Attacking Black Classmate

Two students from the University of Arizona were arrested after assaulting a Black student on...Read More

Maria Perez

Billy Porter Makes History with Emmy Win

Actor Billy Porter made history during the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards by becoming the first...Read More

Maria Perez

Georgia Substitute Teacher Fired After Calling Black Students "Devils"

A substitute teacher in Georgia has been fired for allegedly writing a note that described...Read More

Maria Perez

Florida Officer Fired After Arresting Two Six-Year-Old Children

A Florida police officer was fired following the arrest of two elementary school children, in...Read More

Maria Perez

Congresswoman Proposes Act to Close the Pay Gap for Native American Women

A Congresswoman from Kansas is urging the passage of a law that would close the...Read More

Maria Perez

NY Teacher Encourages Students to Caption Photos of Enslaved People with "Something Funny"

A New York middle school teacher is under investigation after asking students to “write something...Read More

Maria Perez

Motown Founder Berry Gordy Jr. Announces Retirement

Berry Gordy Jr., the founder of Motown Records, has announced his retirement. Gordy, a Detroit,...Read More

Maria Perez

School District Investigates After Black Mannequin Dragged by Rope at Football Game

Aschool district in Nevada has launched an investigation after a video and a photo showed...Read More

Maria Perez

Oregon Lawmaker Claims Daughter was Racially Profiled in Mall Parking Lot

A Black lawmaker from Oregon said her daughter was racially profiled when a mall security...Read More

Maria Perez

New Jersey Teacher Under Review For Racist Facebook Comment about Missing Girl

A teacher from New Jersey could be fired for allegedly making a controversial comment about...Read More

Maria Perez

Tennessee Nonprofit Hospital System Cancels Debt for 7,000 Patients

The largest nonprofit hospital system in Memphis, Tennessee has relieved the debt of about 7,000...Read More

Maria Perez

Florida City Commissioner Confronts Deputy During Awards Ceremony

A city commissioner in Florida confronted a deputy police officer during an awards ceremony and...Read More

Maria Perez

Protestors in Haiti Demand President’s Resignation as Violence Escalates

Haitian police reportedly used tear gas and live ammunition on demonstrators in Port-au-Prince as they...Read More

Maria Perez

Cardi B Reveals Photographer Sexually Assaulted Her During Photo Shoot

Rapper Cardi B said she was sexually assaulted by a photographer during a magazine photoshoot....Read More

Maria Perez

Illinois Auto Shop Fires Employees for Racist Snapchat Videos

Several employees were fired from an auto repair shop in Illinois after multiple racist videos...Read More

Maria Perez

UN Says Haiti's Unrest Disrupts Hospitals, Orphanages, and Schools

The unrest in Haiti has harmed hospitals and orphanages and has kept about two million...Read More

Maria Perez

Tyler Perry Honored With Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Film maker Tyler Perry received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The actor,...Read More

Maria Perez

Witness in Amber Guyger Trial Fatally Shot

A key witness who testified against a former Dallas police officer in Botham Jean’s murder...Read More

Maria Perez

21-Year-Old Served 10 Days in Jail For Missing Jury Duty

A 21-year-old Black man from Florida was sentenced to 10 days in jail after he...Read More

Maria Perez

Simone Biles Showcases New Skills at World Championships

US Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is making history again after she successfully landed the triple-double...Read More

Maria Perez

Chicago PD Refuses to Release Wrongful Raid Footage

The Chicago Police Department has denied a request to turn over body cam footage to...Read More

Maria Perez

Tyler Perry Celebrates Grand Opening of Atlanta Movie Studio

Filmmaker Tyler Perry invited hundreds of celebrities to the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios...Read More

Maria Perez

Montgomery Elects Its First Black Mayor

The city of Montgomery, Alabama has elected a Black mayor for the first time in...Read More

Maria Perez

Oprah donates $13 million to Morehouse College

Oprah Winfrey announced a donation of $13 million to continue the scholarship program she started...Read More

Maria Perez

Rihanna Turned Down 2019 Halftime Show to Support Colin Kaepernick

Rihanna turned down an offer to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2019...Read More

Maria Perez

Two Black Girls Confront Justin Trudeau About Brownface Photos

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked by two Black children why he decided to...Read More

Maria Perez

Former Mercedes Worker Files Suit Against Dealership for Discrimination

A former employee of a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Indiana has filed a lawsuit against the...Read More

Maria Perez

Cory Booker Unveils Student-Athlete Compensation Plan

Senator Cory Booker has unveiled a plan that promises to pay college athletes if he...Read More

Maria Perez

Report Reveals Officer Cover Up In Laquan McDonald Shooting

Chicago’s Inspector General released a report stating there were at least 16 officers who were...Read More

Maria Perez

Senator Files Complaint Against Judge who Sentenced Man to 10 days in jail for Missing Jury Duty

Senator Bobby Powell told ABC News that he filed a formal complaint against Palm Beach...Read More

Maria Perez

Pennsylvania Teacher on Leave After Racist Tirade Recorded

A teacher at a middle school in Pennsylvania has been placed on leave without pay...Read More

Maria Perez

Haitian Artists Demand President’s Resignation in Mass Protest

Thousands of Haitians took to the streets of Port-au-Prince as part of the continued protests...Read More

Maria Perez

Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings Dies at 68

MMaryland Representative Elijah Cummings, a civil rights leader and chairman of the House and Oversight...Read More

Maria Perez

University of Connecticut Police Investigate Students’ Reported Use of Racial Slurs

University of Connecticut police are investigating after a group of white students allegedly directed racial...Read More

Maria Perez

Mother Convicted for Falsifying Son's Racial Identity on College Application

AA mother from California was sentenced to three weeks in prison for falsely claiming her...Read More

Maria Perez

Julián Castro Announces Fundraising Goal to Extend Presidential Bid

FFormer Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced to supporters on October 21 that...Read More

Maria Perez

NJ Teens Arrested for Alleged Racist Conduct at High School Football Game

Two boys from a New Jersey high school were arrested for allegedly yelling racial slurs...Read More

Maria Perez

Two white university students arrested after video showed them shouting racial slurs

Two white students from the University of Connecticut were arrested on October 21 for allegedly...Read More

Maria Perez

Woman Who Claimed to Have Personal Hygiene Product Removed by Officers Publicly Receives $205,000 Settlement

A woman who had her personal hygiene product removed in public by a police officer...Read More

Maria Perez

Amber Guyger's Lawyers File Paperwork For Potential Appeal

The attorneys representing Amber Guyger, the former police officer who was convicted of murdering her...Read More

Maria Perez

More Than 100 New York Prison Reform Advocates Push To End Solitary Confinement

More than 100 New York prison reform groups have written a letter to local politicians...Read More

Maria Perez

Spelman College Becomes the First HBCU to Create Chair in Queer Studies

Spelman College made history on Tuesday, October 29 after it announced it would fund a...Read More

Maria Perez

Las Vegas’ Sleeping Ban Bill Takes Aim at The Homeless

Las Vegas’ city council will vote on Wednesday to ban public sleeping on sidewalks and...Read More

Maria Perez

Democratic Senators Demand a Special Counsel Investigation on a Transgender Woman Who Died in ICE Custody

Two Democratic Senators are demanding a special counsel investigation into the death of a transgender...Read More

Maria Perez

Brooklyn DA’s List of Cops with Suspect Credibility Exposes Ugly Culture of Lying 

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office in New York released a list of New York Police...Read More

Maria Perez

In a country as diverse as the U.S., why does predominantly white Iowa still lead primary season? Here Are Five Better Options

Former Secretary of Housing and Development Julián Castro has a problem with the lack of...Read More

Maria Perez

Could Suggesting an Undocumented Immigrant Stay in the Country Put You in Jail? The Supreme Court Will Decide 

The US Supreme Court could make it a crime to encourage undocumented immigrants to stay...Read More

Maria Perez

Students’ Black Lives Matter Posters Were Thrown Out by California School, ACLU Says

A California school district is under criticism after a teacher from one of its elementary...Read More

Maria Perez

Family of Black Man Fatally Shot by Officer at Alabama Mall Files Lawsuit Against City

The family of a Black man who was shot and killed by a police officer...Read More

Maria Perez

White Politician Offered $50K for Video of Him Shouting at Hispanic Teen Tennis Players, Coach Claims

A local politician from Florida who was accused of shouting at young Puerto Rican tennis...Read More

Maria Perez

Retired NYPD Officers Charge NYPD Commanders Encouraged Cops to Arrest People of Color In Affidavits

A retired New York Police Department (NYPD) officer, along with five other officers, have signed...Read More

Maria Perez

Democrats Call for Better Medical Care, Flu Vaccines Following One-Year Anniversary of the Deaths of Migrant Children

Democrats are calling for flu vaccines and proper medical care following the one-year anniversary of...Read More

Maria Perez

Jersey City shooting Suspect Linked to Black Hebrew Israelite movement

A suspect involved in a shooting in Jersey City, New Jersey, that killed six people...Read More

Maria Perez

Immigration Rights Group Sues ICE to Restore Immigrant Hotline

An immigration rights group from California is taking a stand and suing the Immigration Enforcement...Read More

Maria Perez

Watchdog Memo Finds Medical Care Received by Migrants in ICE Custody to be ‘Grossly Negligent’

A n internal complaint from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) whistleblower watchdog group alleges...Read More

Maria Perez

Former Midshipman and TV Host Montel Williams Has ‘Different Take’ on Service Academy “OK” Hand Gestures

Following the launch of an investigation by military officials into what some have interpreted as...Read More

Maria Perez

Oregon Supreme Court Rules Cops Can No Longer Ask Unrelated Questions at Traffic Stop

The Oregon Supreme Court recently ruled that during a traffic stop, the police can no...Read More

Maria Perez

Tale of Two Cities: While NYC Hires 500 More Cops to Patrol Subway for Fare Evasion, Kansas City Offers Free Bus Rides,

The MTA board in New York City approved the hiring of 500 new police officers...Read More

Maria Perez

Virginia School System will Allow Students time off to Participate in Protests

A Virginia public school system will become one of the first districts to grant students...Read More

Maria Perez

After Illinois Makes Marijuana Legal, Governor Expunges Over 11,000 Weed Convictions

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker granted more than 11,000 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions on Tuesday,...Read More

Maria Perez

Virginia Governor Pushes to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue from U.S. Capitol

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) has filed a request to push for a bill to...Read More

Maria Perez

No Surprise! California Police Stop Black Drivers More Than White Drivers, New Report Shows

Black motorists in California are more likely to be stopped and searched by law enforcement...Read More

Maria Perez

Dozens of Civil Rights Organizations Call for a Repeal of New York Law That Protects Police Secrecy

Over 60 organizations have signed and sent a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo...Read More

Maria Perez

The Public Charge Rule: What is it and How it Will Impact Immigrants and Their Families

The department of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Thursday that it will...Read More

Maria Perez

White Supremacist Dylann Roof Appeals Death Sentence for South Carolina Black Church Massacre

Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who was convicted of killing nine Black churchgoers in 2015,...Read More

Maria Perez

Civil Rights Lawyers Charge Boston Public Schools Shared Student Information with ICE

Boston Public Schools gave U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) access to more than 100...Read More

Maria Perez

Want to Help the Victims of the Puerto Rico Earthquakes? Here's How

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the island of Puerto Rico on Tuesday morning, less than...Read More

Maria Perez

Want to Help the Victims of the Puerto Rico Earthquakes? Here's How

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the island of Puerto Rico on Tuesday morning, less than...Read More

Maria Perez
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