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Jesse Williams has spoken out about the importance of teaching kids African-American history. According to The Jasmine Brand, the actor explained, “No one is doing us any favors by putting up a poster of Martin Luther King Jr. People need to realize that we’re directly connected to the invention of civilization. I don’t view it […]

Tyler Perry, who built his career on creating movies for African-American audiences, is now under fire for his upcoming TLC series, which stars mostly white actors. “That’s totally reverse racism because it was coming from African-American people,” Perry said in a new interview with the Associated Press. “I don’t know if it was because they thought […]

Not only did Nitra complete undergrad, she's now about to graduate from law school. Myles is completing his Master's degree in special education, while their son MJ is preparing to graduate from kindergarten.

The African American National Spelling Bee Championships, Inc. (“AABSBC”) was held at HCC Central Campus, The Heinen Theater, on Saturday, February 27, at 11:00 a.m. Students competed until the best speller was chosen. The winning word was “misogynist,” spelled by Isaiah Samuels, a 7th grader of Northeast Christian Academy. Isaiah walked away with the 1st […]

The photo, which has since been taken down, was flooded with negative and racist comments about Lagum's natural pout.

After sharing a special photo on Twitter, a Black woman was trolled with a photo of a young man wearing Nutella as blackface.

The Denver District Attorney declined to charge the police officers involved in the death of a mentally ill man named Michael Lee Marshall, prompting the family to call for a federal investigation on Friday, KDVR reports.  The incident occurred in November 2015 when Marshall–a reported homeless paranoid schizophrenic–was arrested for trespassing. While in custody at the station, police claim […]

Ramin Ganeshram, a former journalist for The New York Times and Forbes, penned the book. Backlash ensued over the depiction that slaves were thrilled to be held against their will.

The Metro Transit Police Department has released a report highlighting the racial disparities among public transit riders in Minneapolis-St. Paul, namely that Black adults are more likely to receive fines than their White counterparts. The data collected by the Metro Transit Police Department focused on the amount of fines given to those who could not pay public transit fares in the […]

Alabama DMV Closings Limiting Access To Photo ID, Affects Ballot Via Voter ID Laws Alabama state officials’ decision to close 31 driver’s license offices in what is known as the “Black Belt” has raised the eyebrows of many, with some calling it an attempt to suppress the African-American vote through limiting access to state IDs and […]

Speaking to NewsOne, blind athlete and three-time Paralympic champion Lex Gillette shares how he's inspiring others to be positive.