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MLK-Themed Study Reveals States with the Most Racial Progress

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day around the corner and 58 percent of Americans saying increased diversity makes the United States a better place (while only 9 percent say it makes the U.S. worse), the personal-finance website WalletHub has released ...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrating 90th bornday

This Monday the nation recognizes the legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a host of festivities.

Rent or food? Workers cope with month-long government shutdown

President Donald Trump said last month that he’d take credit for the government shutdown.

#YouToo: Documentary series ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ increases focus on issues of abuse and sexual assault

Jostling for space in the 24-hour news cycle between the rancor of the U.S. government shutdown fallout and the freshly fueled, ever-increasing circles of R. Kelly sex assault revelations, came the horrific story of the 14-year-old girl from Brownsville who ...

Protest being held outside Sony Music HQ over R. Kelly

Black Women’s Blueprint, Color of Change, CREDO, Girls for Gender Equity, NOW-NYC, and UltraViolet, will rally outside Sony Music’s HQ in Manhattan, calling on Sony Music and its subsidiary, RCA Records, to immediately drop R. Kelly .

‘The Lord has held my hand this whole time’ — Cyntoia Brown speaks out

At long last, one of the greatest injustices in recent history has been corrected.

Portland police officer kills blind Black man with mental illness

Andre Gladen, a 36-year old Black man who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was legally blind, was shot and killed by a Portland police officer.

Sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown granted clemency

With his term set to expire Jan. 19, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he granted executive clemency to Cyntoia Denise Brown, 30, an African-American woman convicted of killing an abusive man, and commuted her life-sentence. She’s scheduled to ...

Minorities poised to take advantage of oil and gas boom

For African-Americans and Latinos, the path to upward mobility in the oil and gas industry remains filled with both hurdles and hope.

Trump to address the nation as shutdown enters third week with no end in sight

President Donald Trump will seize the power of the bully pulpit this week amid the ongoing government shutdown.

Cyntoia Brown, ex-sex slave convicted of killing man who bought her, to be released

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has granted clemency to a woman serving a life sentence for murder who says she was a victim of sex trafficking.

Man charged with murder in Houston girl’s death

A black man was arrested and charged with murder in the killing of a 7-year-old black girl in a drive-by shooting that authorities said Sunday appeared to be a case of mistaken identity, not a racially motivated attack, as her ...

The Rev. Jackson and the Rev. Sharpton—twin voices of struggle

We should not be surprised that the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would deliver New Year’s messages with a similar resonance, evoking Scripture, history and the Civil Rights Movement.

Judge allow Mumia to re-appeal conviction

Dec. 27, in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas, Judge Leon Tucker issued his highly anticipated ruling re-instated the post-conviction appellate rights of political prisoner of war Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Activist raise reward to $60K for information leading to Jazmine Barnes’ killer

Civil Rights attorney Lee Merritt and activist Shaun King raised a $60,000 reward for information leading Harris County Sheriff deputies to Jazmine Barnes’ killer.

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