Son Begs Father Not to Call 911 and Racially Profile Black Man

A white man was caught on video calling the police on a Black man who...Read More

Nicole Rojas

"Project Clean Slate" Helping Detroit Residents Expunge Their Criminal Records

Detroit residents are taking advantage of a city-sponsored program that helps them expunge their criminal...Read More

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Activists Demand #JusticeForElijah After White Man Stabs Black Teen For Listening to Rap Music

People are demanding justice for a 17-year-old Black boy who was brutally murdered for listening...Read More

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Nicki Minaj Cancels Show in Saudi Arabia After Complaints from Human Rights Groups

Rapper Nicki Minaj pulled out of a music festival in Saudi Arabia following backlash over...Read More

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Poll Shows Women of Color Are a Powerful Voting Bloc in the Democratic Party

A recent poll revealed that women of color represent a powerful voting bloc for the...Read More

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Kamala Harris Teams Up with AOC to Improve Housing Access to the Formerly Incarcerated

Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) joined forces to introduce legislation that...Read More

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Black-Owned Wineries Headline Festival on Martha's Vineyard

Heading towards its second year, Soul of Sonoma on the Vineyard (SoSMV) is hoping to...Read More

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ICE Raids on Undocumented Immigrants Scheduled to Begin on Sunday

Nationwide raids to deport thousands of undocumented immigrants are set to begin on July 14,...Read More

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R. Kelly Arrested In Chicago Following Federal Indictments for Child Pornography

R. Kelly, who already faces indictments on state charges for aggravated sexual assault and abuse,...Read More

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Nashville Woman Claims Racial Profiling Led to Assault by Police

ABlack woman in Nashville, Tennessee has accused a Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) officer of...Read More

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Pete Buttigieg Releases Racial Justice Plan Called 'The Douglass Plan'

Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, introduced a new plan...Read More

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Former NFL Star Albert Haynesworth Pleads For Kidney Donor

Former NFL player Albert Haynesworth’s desperate plea for a kidney donor has prompted more than...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Trump Insults And Then Demands an Apology from Four Congresswomen of Color

A day after President Donald Trump told four congresswomen of color to “go back” to...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Lashana Lynch is the New '007' in the Upcoming James Bond Film

James Bond is handing over his iconic code name to a new spy in town....Read More

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Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke Reveals His Ancestors Were Slaveholders

Beto O’Rourke, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, revealed that his ancestors, as...Read More

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White Security Guard Is Charged for Pulling Gun on Black Sheriff's Deputy

A white security guard faces a charge of aggravated menacing after he pulled a gun...Read More

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No Federal Charges Against Officer in Eric Garner Case

The Justice Department announced it will not file criminal Civil Rights charges against New York...Read More

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Michelle Obama Seeks to Increase Youth Voter Turnout with 'When We All Vote'

Former First Lady Michelle Obama launched a new initiative encouraging teachers to help their students...Read More

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 Cuban Singer Becomes Pioneer of #MeToo Movement on the Island

A Cuban artist, known as the “Goddess of Cuba,” has become a lightning rod for...Read More

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Angela Davis Will Be Inducted Into The National Women’s Hall of Fame

Civil rights activist and academic Angela Davis will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall...Read More

Nicole Rojas

'Semicolon' Opens in Chicago as City's Only Black Woman-Owned Bookstore

Chicago is now home to a Black woman-owned bookstore. The city’s newest bookstore, located in...Read More

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Chicago-Based Black Radical Organization's Building Bulldozed by the City

The city of Chicago demolished the headquarters of the grassroots radical Black organization called Assata’s...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Congo's Ebola Outbreak Declared Global Health Emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola virus epidemic in the Democratic Republic of...Read More

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White House Correspondent April Ryan To Moderate NAACP Presidential Forum

Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan will moderate the NAACP’s Presidential Candidates Forum...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Lawmaker Argues that Owning Slaves Does Not Make You Racist

A New Hampshire Republican claimed in a Facebook comment that owning slaves does not make...Read More

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Uber Says Executive Pay Will Be Linked to 2022 Diversity Goals

Uber recently announced that executive compensation will be linked to meeting diversity goals. The ride-hailing...Read More

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Denali Berries Stuckey Is 12th Black Transgender Woman Killed in 2019

Denali Berries Stuckey was found shot to death in Charleston, South Carolina on July 20....Read More

Nicole Rojas

Ayanna Pressley Introduces New Bill to Resolve Private Student Loan Debt

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) introduced legislation aimed at helping private student loan borrowers improve their...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Pete Buttigieg Labels White Supremacy a National Threat

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg says white supremacy could be the issue that “ends this...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Four Chicago Police Officers Fired In Cover-Up of Laquan McDonald's Murder

Four Chicago police officers were fired for attempting to cover up the murder of 17-year-old...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Illinois GOP Issues Half-Apology After Sharing Racist Meme

An Illinois Republican group issued a half apology after posting a movie-style poster on its...Read More

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Tennessee State University Opens HBCU Coding Hub

Tennessee State University (TSU) launched a computer programming and app development hub for historically Black...Read More

Nicole Rojas

HBCU Texas Southern University To Host Third Presidential Debates in September

The third Democratic primary debate will be hosted at Texas Southern University (TSU), a historically...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Trump Proposal Would Cut 3 Million People from Food Stamp Eligibility

The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that would limit access to food stamps,...Read More

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Harriet Tubman Biopic Releases Trailer Before November Premiere

The first official trailer of the Harriet Tubman biopic was recently released with actress Cynthia...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Wyoming Joins the Campaign to Fight Violence Against Indigenous Women

Seven states have committed to improving the way they identify and locate Native Americans who...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Congressional Black Caucus Launches 2020 Census Task Force

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has launched a task force focused on the upcoming 2020...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Video Released of Kidnapped Aid Workers in Nigeria

The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of six...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Smithsonian's Museum of African American History and Culture Acquires Jet and Ebony Archive

The archive of Ebony and Jet magazines, containing more than 4 million photographs, will be...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Racist Black Rag Dolls Meant For Abuse Pulled From NJ Shelves

A dollar store in New Jersey is under fire after selling Black rag dolls that...Read More

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Lena Waithe Signs New Overall Deal With Amazon Studios

Lena Waithe signed a new overall deal with Amazon Studios, announcing the partnership during the...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Study Shows Black and Latinx Teens More Likely to Experience Reproductive Coercion

An estimated one-in-eight sexually active high school girls have experienced reproductive coercion, a new study...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Trump Accuses Reverend Al Sharpton of Hating White People and Police

President Donald Trump is continuing his racist tirades directed at key members of the Black...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Presidential Candidate Michael Bennet Proposes Tax Plan to Support Communities of Color

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet claimed his tax proposals are “the most significant anti-poverty measures”...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Report Finds LGBTQ Rights Cases Are Stalling Under Education Secretary DeVos

LGBTQ students who experience discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity are less...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Boston PD’s Gang Database Racially Profiles Young Black and Latino Men

The Boston Police Department is keeping a secretive gang database that tracks nearly 5,000 people,...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Brazil Prison Riot Leaves at Least 57 Dead

A prison riot between rival gangs at a detention facility in Altamira, Brazil left at...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Trump's SNAP Proposal Endangers Free Lunches for Thousands of Children

The Trump administration failed to reveal that more than 500,000 children would lose access to...Read More

Nicole Rojas

White Oklahoma Woman Evades and Attacks Officer Before Arrest

A white Oklahoma woman was charged after resisting arrest after she was pulled over for...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Two Chicago Anti-Gun Advocates Murdered in Drive-By Shooting

Two mothers who worked to end gun violence in their Chicago neighborhood were killed in...Read More

Nicole Rojas

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Defends Trump's Racist Comments

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson defended President Donald Trump’s racist remarks against the...Read More

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New Study Claims Racism Can Extend to Robots

A new study, called “Robots And Racism,” was recently conducted by a laboratory in New Zealand....Read More

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Black Woman Becomes First Female Fire Chief in Prince George's County

Tiffany D. Green will become the first Black woman to lead the Prince George’s County...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Judge Orders Enterprise Holdings to Pay Millions in Discrimination Lawsuit

A federal judge with the Department of Labor has ordered the Baltimore-area subsidiary of Enterprise...Read More

Nicole Rojas

NYPD Sergeant Files Lawsuit for Racial Discrimination

A New York City Police Department (NYPD) sergeant claims in a new lawsuit against the...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Protesters Demand Answers Following Man's Subway Death after Police Involvement

Protesters in Philadelphia demand answers after a 25-year-old Black man was electrocuted by subway tracks...Read More

Nicole Rojas

St. Louis Man Sent Bogus Rejections to Job Applicants With 'Ghetto Names'

In the summer of 2018, a Missouri business faced accusations that it sent rejection letters...Read More

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Nobel Laureate and “Beloved” Author Toni Morrison Dies at 88 

Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison has died in New York on August 5. Morrison, a...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Black Soldier Praised For Saving Children During El Paso Mass Shooting

A US soldier is being hailed as a hero after he saved multiple children during...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Galveston Police Apologize After Photo Shows Black Man Tied to Horse

The Galveston Police Department was forced to apologize after a photo went viral of two...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Essence Features Serena Williams In Its Global Fashion Issue

Essence magazine will feature tennis pro and fashion designer Serena Williams on September’s Global Fashion...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Cyntoia Brown, Released from Prison, Plans to Use Her Experience to Help Women

Cyntoia Brown was released from the Tennessee Prison for Women on August 7 after serving...Read More

Nicole Rojas

AOC Calls Out Teen McConnell Supporters Seen Choking and Groping her Cutout

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after a photo emerged of a...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Trayvon Martin Family Lawyer: George Zimmerman's Lawsuit 'Another Failed Attempt to Defend the Indefensible'

George Zimmerman, who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, is suing the teenager’s parents,...Read More

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Why Knowing The History Behind ‘Well-Spoken’ And ‘Uppity’ Matters

New Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg found himself in hot water when he described Senator...Read More

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New Report Reveals Some Migrant Children Detained In Jail-Like 'Secure' Facilities

The U.S. government has failed to uniformly pursue “prompt and continuous efforts” to unify unaccompanied...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Banking While Black: Former NFL Player and Bank Employee Expose Racism At JPMorgan

Two Black men in Arizona have spoken out about “banking while Black” after they say...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Boy Charged in Barnard Student Stabbing Highlights Perils of Navigating The Justice System As a Minor

A 13-year-old boy accused in the stabbing death of Barnard College student Tessa Majors will...Read More

Nicole Rojas

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Calls Reparations 'Unworkable'

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson claimed reparations, which calls for some form...Read More

Nicole Rojas

National Guard Boots Out Two Guardsmen With White Nationalist Connections

Two Georgia men were kicked out of the Army National Guard following several months of...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Native American Leaders Organize To Avoid Being Undercounted During 2020 Census

Community organizations and leaders are working hard to make sure Native Americans are properly counted...Read More

Nicole Rojas

A Whiter Democratic Field: Julián Castro Ends Presidential Campaign

Julián Castro, the only Latinx candidate in the Democratic primary, announced on January 2 that...Read More

Nicole Rojas

California Returns Right to Serve on Jury to Individuals With Former Felony Convictions

A newly implemented law in California will make those formerly incarcerated for felonies eligible to...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Dozens of Iranian Americans Report Being Detained and Harassed at U.S. Border

Dozens of Iranian Americans crossing into the U.S. are reporting that they have been detained,...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Everything You Need to Know to Register to Vote Before The Primaries

The 2020 presidential primary season is upon us, with the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire...Read More

Nicole Rojas

N.Y. Photographer Suddenly Deported to War-torn Yemen Told ICE: “My Life is in Danger”

Hazaea “Anwar” Alomaisi says he feels like he’s living in a nightmare. The 42-year-old Yemeni...Read More

Nicole Rojas

School Resource Officer Under Investigation After Video Shows Him Threatening to Shoot Student

An interaction between a Florida high school student and two adults responsible for monitoring him...Read More

Nicole Rojas

Muslim Organization Calls On Bloomberg To Disavow NYPD’s Anti-Muslim Surveillance Program

A Muslim organization is calling on Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg to disavow the New...Read More

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