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Supreme Court Denies Kwame Kilpatrick’s Appeal, Vacates Ex Virginia Governor’s Corruption Conviction

by Yvette Carnell Two corrupt politicians; one black, one white. The black one is serving the longest sentence for political corruption in American history, while the white one was just

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Black People Are Killing Each Other at “Barbecues, Family Reunions, Music Festivals, Basketball Tournaments” and Nobody Cares

When a white cop kills a black person, the media pays attention. There is also widespread attention paid to cases involving a mass shooter. The same cannot be said of

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“Ungrateful Pets”: Light Skinned, Blue Eyed Runaway Slave’s Covert Mission to Free Her Family

Mary Walker was a fourth generation slave owned by the Cameron family, one of the richest slave-owning families in the South. In addition to being rich, there was another feature

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African-Americans Don’t Have Any Balls

by Yvette Carnell At wealthy schools around the country, kids aren’t playing with legos or blocks, they’re being told to  “Grab your iPads and your Spheros!” A New Yorker piece

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That Time Chicago Cops Got an Unconscious Man They’d Shot to Confess

As reporters and activists continue to call out Chicago police over instances of police brutality, we reflect back to a revelation made in January of 2016 which highlights the culture

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Black Female Trump Executive: Trump Isn’t Racist for Calling Out a “Flawed Immigration System”

Lynne Patton is a black female employee of the Trump family and according to her, the Trumps have stuck by her, even as she’s struggled with addiction. In a message

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Blood Brothers: 6 Things You Never Knew About the Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

No discussion of how Cassius Clay evolved to become Muhammad Ali would be complete without exploring the seminal relationship between Ali and Malcolm X. In the book Blood Brothers: The

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Is Mediocrity the New Black? On Calling President Obama “My N****”

During the White House Correspondents Dinner, late night host Larry Wilmore called President Obama “my n****”. “When I was a kid I lived in a country where people couldn’t accept

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Ben Carson Would Rather See Harriet Tubman on $2 Dollar Bill Than $20

No surprises here. If something makes black people happy, Ben Carson feels its his responsibility to choose another path. In his latest foray into the absurd, Carson said during an

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HBCUs Seek Non-Black Students to Pay the Bills and Circumvent Recruitment of Black Students by White Schools

Black people are disproportionately poorer than non-blacks, which means students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are poorer than their non-black counterparts. This poses quite an obstacle to administrators

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