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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

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

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

Colin Kaepernick Items To Be Part of Black Lives Matter Exhibit at NMAAHC

by Angela Helm on

Former NFL quarter back Colin Kaepernick will be immortalized at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, according to a curator, who made the announcement on Friday. ... Read full article

New Slave Narrative Tells Story of Woman Who Escaped to Freedom on Underground Railroad

by Michael Harriot on

Clark’s journey includes details about the Underground Railroad including hiding in a cabin for almost a year, obtaining forged passes to travel to Washington, D.C., to witness a presidential inauguration, and securing train tickets Baltimore.... Read full article

HOW THIS HAITIAN-AMERICAN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR TURNED MOURNING INTO MOTIVATION

by Kandia Johnson on

I’m doing an Indiegogo project to raise funds to master, produce, and manufacture the 18 music tracks I was able to extract from the video. The crowdfunding will fund the production and digital distribution for the project. ... Read full article

6 Well-Known Companies That You Probably Didn't Know Have Black CEOs

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50 years ago, it was unthinkable for an African American to be the CEO of a major Fortune 500 company. But nowadays, thanks to several diversity initiatives, there are quite a few Black CEOs that run major, well-known companies.... 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

Texas Teacher Wears Same Hairstyle As Student Who Didn’t Believe She Really Liked Her Hair

by Brande Victorian on

Mrs. Bishop explained she’d only taken the picture to show her student what they looked like standing together, but seeing the response to the photo she now realizes the image “seriously speaks volumes!”... Read full article

From Zamunda To Wakanda: How ‘Black Panther’ Reimagined African Style

by Zeba Blay on

The last time we saw the kind of opulence, grandeur and pure African style displayed in Marvel’s latest box office juggernaut “Black Panther” was, perhaps, 30 years ago, in the classic Eddie Murphy comedy “Coming to America.”... Read full article

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