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City of Charlotte, NC Welcomes Its First Ever Black Female Mayor

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Vi Lyles has just made history as the first Black woman mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. She ran an aggressive campaign, and her victory was confirmed by local and national news outlets on November 8th.... Read full article

Thousands of Zimbabweans Take to The Streets, Telling Robert Mugabe and ‘Gucci Grace’ to Kick Rocks

by Angela Helm on

Mugabe is for all intents and purposes, out by his military—and the people—who took to the streets by the tens of thousands on Saturday to urge the leader-turned-dictator to beat it.... Read full article

First long-term home for teenage sex-trafficked survivors to open in Oakland

by Lisa Hornak on

Leah Kimble-Price will open the house she has been planning with her team—a home in Oakland that will serve sex-trafficked teenagers. As Kimble-Price sits in her office, she talks about her vision for the home. ... Read full article

Malcolm X’s Daughters Launching a New Malcolm X Clothing Site

by Sequoia Blodgett on

The X sisters, Qubilah Shabazz, Ilyasah Shabazz, Attallah Shabazz, Malikah Shabazz, Malaak Shabazz, and Gamilah Lumumba Shabazz have partnered with technology company Hingeto, to bring the apparel line to life. ... Read full article

NFL Owners Will Be Deposed, Asked to Turn Over Cellphone Records and Emails in Colin Kaepernick case

by Breanna Edwards on

Well, well, well. Things just got deliciously messy over at the NFL. It seems that if there was ever anything lurking in the dark underbelly of the organization (and I know we all believe that there is; it’s just a matter of details at this point), i... Read full article

As Baltimore’s Homicides Reach 300, Activists Call for Another Cease-Fire Weekend

by Ericka Blount Danois on

As the number of homicides in Baltimore this year climbs past 300 and the city’s Police Department remains embroiled in scandal... Read full article

Her Photos Went Viral, and Now Every Modeling Agency Wants to Sign Her!

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Several photos of Anok Yai, a New Hampshire college student, have gone viral on social media and now every model agency in the country wants to sign her.... Read full article

Beyonce to Star as Nala in Disney’s New “Lion King” Film

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Beyonce to Star in Disney’s New “Lion King” Film — Also Starring James Earl Jones, Alfre Woodard, Chiwetel Ejiofor and More!... Read full article

The Fight to Rename a Kentucky Airport After Muhammad Ali Continues

by Selena Hill on

Kentucky-based educator, Robert Holmes III, has faced in hopes of honoring Muhammad Ali in Louisville, the city where “The People’s Champ” was born and raised. ... Read full article

The Culture of Offense is Why Black Workers Are Punished for Speaking Out

by Jared Brown on

The right to free speech is not entirely protected at the workplace. “An employee may have a constitutional right to talk politics, but he has no constitutional right to be employed,” said Oliver Wendell Holmes. ... Read full article

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