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‘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.

One county just swore in 17 black female judges in Texas

A new year brought the swearing-in of newly elected officials in Harris County, Texas, and among them were 17 black female judges.

NAACP Holds #LivingWhileBlack town hall

Thousands joined NAACP President Derrick Johnson, Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, National Urban League President Marc Morial for #livingwhileblack, a candid conversation about the passage of the prison and sentencing reform bill and learning from this year’s elections.

Trump’s bid for a wall collapses

It was too good to be true—Trump was actually going to take the blame for something.

First #BlackTechMatters Influencer Awards a huge success

Wealthy Life and #BlackTechMatters recently recognized 6 honorees from tech and STEM innovation at Ben’s Next Door on the 27th of November.

Monitor reports: Flaws are still harming African-American children

What should be done when a report by a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) monitor eyeing Shelby County Juvenile Court says that flaws remain and that they are harming African-American children?