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Muslim 9th Grader Arrested, But Not Charged After School ‘Hoax Bomb’ Incident

Case shines light on profiling, school safety, and whether authorities are going too far

Recent arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, a Muslim, Texas teen whose invention was mistaken for a…

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$6.4 Million: Baltimore Reaches Settlement with Freddie Gray Family

Deal must still be approved by the city’s Board of Estimates

Freddie Gray’s family set to get $6.4 million in death settlement, however, the deal must…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Louis Stokes, Ohio’s First Black Congressman, Dies

Attorney and civil rights advocate leaves legacy of forging change for minorities and disenfranchised

Louis Stokes, Ohio’s first African-American Congressan, died late Tuesday. He was 90.

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College Not Closing Wealth Gap for Blacks

Federal Reserve study finds massive wealth gap between Black and White College Grads

Surprisingly, the research finds that blacks with a college education not only fared worse financially…

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Facebook Trains Employees on How to Manage Unconscious Bias

Maxine Williams, the social network’s global head of diversity, discusses the harm in stereotypes

Facebook trains it’s management and staff how to recognize and combat four types of workplace…

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#BlkWomenSyllabus: Scholars Seek to Use Hashtag to Advocate for Female Knowledge Empowerment

Women combine efforts to highlight intellectual power of black women

Two scholars have decided to use Twitter hashtags to highlight the power of black women,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Does Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Have a #BlackLivesMatter Problem?

Democratic presidential hopeful remains the underdog as he rallies for African American voters

Bernie Sanders is the Democratic underdog when it comes to black voters, and his run-ins…

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Texas Police Officer Who Killed Unarmed Black Teen Fired

Brad Miller put himself and other officers in danger in pursuit of Christian Taylor, officials say

Brad Miller made mistakes that, the city’s police chief reported, caused a deadly confrontation with…

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Today Marks Anniversary of Los Angeles Riots of 1965

More than 34 lives were lost and there was over $40 million in property damages

Fifty years ago in 1965, a traffic stop in Los Angeles changed history and sparked…

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Michael Brown Anniversary: Gunfire Disrupts Peace and Activism Leaders Arrested as Protests Continue

#SayHerName activists use day to ensure female cases are remembered too

#SayHerName activists use day to ensure female cases are also remembered after the Ferguson tragedy.

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Honda to Pay $24 Million For Discriminatory Auto Loan Practices

Federal investigation found that borrowers of color paid higher interest rates than white borrowers

American Honda Finance Corp. must also put new measures in place to address discretionary auto…

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Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: How the Legislation Impacts Young Minorities Today

President Obama and civil rights leaders shining light on importance of restoring provision of the act to protect minorities

Activists are calling for expansion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and President Obama…

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Anniversary of Ferguson: Faith Leaders and Activists Unite to Continue Advocating for Justice

Micheal Brown's family organize march as the nation remembers teen's death and aftermath

Activists prep for events to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, an…

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Builder of New Website Creates Employment Opportunities

Founder Ryan Glen Golphin says finding employment for young black men was his main motivation

Bizibid, which launched July 11, has the potential to link millions of job seekers around…

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Senators Call Investigation Into Discriminatory Housing In Minority Communities

Group of senators pen letter to regulatory housing agencies

“The findings of NFHA’s report are troubling at best, and at worst, indicate illegal discrimination…

By Michael Tolbert

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Reports: Grand Jury Indicts Six Officers in Freddie Gray Case

State's attorney says their charges reflect those previously brought by her office

Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced that a grand jury has indicted the six…

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[REPORT] Female Tech Entrepreneurs Are Optimistic Despite Discrimination

Women in Silicon Valley encouraged more to enter the field

The lack of women in Silicon Valley is not news, but their views on being…

By Joel Lyons

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Speaking Truth About Black Men

Black males face many problems. Black males are not the problem. This is a powerful, even revolutionary distinction to make.

African American males face many challenges. However being black and male is not among them.…

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#BmoreFriday: Baltimore Businesses Use Social Media to Pick Up the Pieces in Aftermath of Riots

Organizations and entrepreneurs promoting hashtag to boost foot traffic and customers

Baltimore businesses are still dealing with the aftermath of riots and a curfew, but have…

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Reports: Freddie Gray Death Ruled a Homicide; World Reacts for Justice

Baltimore prosecutor proceeds with charges against six police officers

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby brought charges against six police officers in the death…

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