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Baltimore Mom Made Famous for Slapping Son During Riots Is Now Homeless

A mom made famous for smacking her son during the Baltimore riots is now homeless. After video of Toya Graham striking her son went viral in 2015, even Oprah called

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How a Slave Stole a Confederate Ship, Faked Being a White Captain, and Became a National Hero

“What if they just took the boat”, asked Nate DiMeo of podcast “the memory palace”.  Robert Smalls knew these waters. He could read the tides. Smalls couldn’t read, since they didn’t

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Black Grandma Charged With Domestic Battery for Taking Switch to Grandchild, White Grandad Has Charges Dropped Over Spanking

A black Arkansas grandmother who whipped her granddaughter with a switch is facing criminal charges, while a white Alabama grandfather caught spanking his kids has had the charges against him

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Clarence Thomas is a Black Nationalist Whose Hero is Malcolm X

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the majority opinion for the recent 5-3 decision which found that evidence obtained from an unlawful police stop would not be excluded from court even though

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Muhammad Ali Sold 80% of Licensing Rights to Billionaire for $50 Million in 2006

Being a free black man is near impossible in the United States, even for a heavyweight champion who came as close to freedom as any black person ever could’ve dreamed.

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Prince Won Masters, Was In Deal With Jay-Z to Drastically Reduce Record Company Profits at Time of Death

by Yvette Carnell One summer evening in August of 2015, a group of journalists gathered at Paisley Park Studios to meet with a reticent musician who’d somehow single-handedly transformed himself

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Hillary Clinton Carries Hot Sauce in Her Bag Too, Just Like Beyoncé

When Beyoncé sang about keeping hot sauce in her bag (#swag), the line resonated because it was believable. Beyoncé is a black woman with Southern roots, so it’s not far fetched

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President Whose Policies Left HBCUs Bankrupt Will Deliver Howard University Commencement Speech

by Yvette Carnell In “Double Down: Game Change 2012” by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Obama is described as harboring disdain for  “professional blacks”, as opposed to black professionals. According

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Michael Eric Dyson to Sanders Supporters: “This Ain’t Jesus Man”

As the contest between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton heats up, African-American pundits are taking sides. In an interview with theGrio, Michael Eric Dyson offered an endorsement of Hillary Clinton,

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Even Black Celebs Are Broke: “Martin” Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin and Husband Only Have $200 in Cash

by Yvette Carnell There is no real wealth in Black America, a point succinctly made in the Huffington Post article “Black Wealth Barely Exists, In One Terrible Chart”. Part of

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