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 2021-10-13 19:00 

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Indianapolis Officer Charged With 2 Felonies for Kicking a Handcuffed Black Man in the Head...

Sgt. Eric Huxley is also facing a federal investigation for his actions during the arrest of Jermaine Vaughn last month....

 2021-10-13 18:00 

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Damon Wayans Said Dave Chappelle Freed the Comedy 'Slaves,' and I'm Getting Real Tired of Y'all Using 'Slaves' So Loosely...

'I feel like Dave freed the slaves. The comedians, we were slaves to PC culture,' Wayans explained....

 2021-10-13 18:00 

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Tyga Turns Himself in to Police Following Domestic Violence Allegations From Ex-Girlfriend Camaryn Swanson...

The 'Rack City' rapper was later released on Tuesday after posting $50,000 bail....

 2021-10-13 16:32 

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To the Surprise of Every-Damn-Body, Ben Simmons Crashes the 76ers Family Reunion...

The Ben Simmons saga in Philadelphia just took an interesting turn....

 2021-10-13 16:00 

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Black Servicewoman Files Suit After Being Denied Entry to Casino After Security Assumed Her Military ID Was Fake...

Deja Harrison was too accomplished for these white folks, I guess....

 2021-10-13 15:00 

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Black Woman Becomes First Deputy Commissioner In Pennsylvania State Police History...

Lt. Colonel Kristal Turner-Childs is a woman of many firsts....

 2021-10-13 14:14 

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Thanks to a Hornet Attack, J.R. Smith's 1st Golf Tournament as a Collegiate Athlete Didn't Exactly Go As Planned...

The first tournament of the former NBA star's golfing career was definitely memorable....

 2021-10-13 13:00 

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Does Your Friend Have a 'Racist Bone' in Their Body? A Quiz...

Before emails revealed Jon Gruden's racism, his friends emphatically declared that he didn't have a racist bone in his body. Don't be like Jon's friends....

 2021-10-12 23:00 

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Black Parents in Minnesota Sue School System for Unfair Treatment of Their Children...

Lawsuit says that Black students were punched, kicked, spit on and called the N-word by white students....

 2021-10-12 22:30 

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Wendy Williams' Return Is Still Uncertain as Daytime Talk Show Books Guest Hosts for Upcoming Season...

'Wendy continues to be under medical supervision and meets with her medical team on a daily basis,' the show's IG account said....

 2021-10-12 22:00 

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Louisville Will Pay $75K to Black Couple for Cops' Behavior During Traffic Stop But Tells Them to Shut Up About It...

The couple agreed to not make any statements, written or verbal, with the intention to defame and disparage the city or the officers involved....

 2021-10-12 21:30 

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Des Moines Protester Found Guilty of Theft for Taking a Minneapolis Police Flyer...

The flyer contained photos of protesters who Minneapolis police suspected of vandalizing a squad car at a George Floyd demonstration last year....

 2021-10-12 21:00 

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Connecticut Tobacco Field Where Martin Luther King Jr. Worked Will Be Named a Historical Site...

Martin Luther King Jr. worked at Meadowood to help pay for his college tuition....

 2021-10-12 20:30 

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Trump Supporters Are Waving All-Black American Flags, and Here's Why You Should Be Nervous...

Some have begun waving all-black American flags, which is the opposite of the white flag of surrender....

 2021-10-12 20:00 

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No Charges for U.S. Marshals Task Force Members Who Shot Winston Smith Jr....

A witness in the car says that Smith pulled out his phone to record the confrontation with the U.S. Marshals when he was shot....

 2021-10-12 19:24 

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Get the Vaccine, Deadass: Blac Chyna Goes Off on Fans About Vaccines at Miami Airport...

'Nobody wants to get checked out. Go get checked out, it's sad,' the reality TV personality said....

 2021-10-12 19:00 

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Fully Vaccinated Governor Bans All Coronavirus Vaccine Mandates, Including for Private Businesses...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has banned any business from making vaccination mandatory. Meanwhile, his ass is fully vaccinated....

 2021-10-12 18:00 

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Brooklyn Nets Tell Kyrie Irving 'You Ain't Gotta Go Home, But You Gotta Get the Hell Up Outta Here'—Until He Gets Vaccinated...

The seven-time NBA All-Star will not be allowed to participate in any games or practices this season until he takes the COVID-19 vaccine....

 2021-10-12 17:00 

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Tiger Woods Spotted Without Crutches, Making 'Remarkable Recovery' After Serious Single-Car Accident...

The 15-time major champion made a rare appearance this weekend...

 2021-10-12 16:00 

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Netflix Suspends Trans Employee Who Spoke Out Against Dave Chappelle's Comedy Special on Twitter...

'It is absolutely untrue to say that we have suspended any employee for tweeting about this show,' a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement to the Verge....

 2021-10-12 15:00 

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Majority-Black Michigan City Has Water Problem That Rivals Flint Water Crisis...

Benton Harbor has lead contamination well beyond the federal action levels....

 2021-10-12 14:10 

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John Gruden Resigns After Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud...

Forget Hilary Clinton's emails, it's former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden's emails we need to be talking about....

 2021-10-12 14:00 

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Black Paraplegic Man Pulled Out of Car by Dayton Police Plans to Sue...

Clifford Owensby says he's had nightmares about the ordeal....

 2021-10-12 13:10 

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The Democratic Party's 'I Don't See Color' Homeownership Fight, Explained...

A dispute over two opposing plans for first-time homebuyers shows how colorblind policies ignore racial disparities while actually increasing inequality....

 2021-10-11 23:30 

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Boston Youth Homelessness Organization Receives $2.5 Million Grant...

Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a Boston nonprofit organization, says that homelessness is rising among Black and LGBTQ youth....

 2021-10-11 22:30 

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California Makes Ethnic Studies a Requirement for Graduating From High School...

Passing a one-semester course in ethnic studies will be a requirement for public high school students to graduate in 2030....

 2021-10-11 21:30 

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Forget 'Leave the Door Open.' It's Time to Bust the Doors Down Because Silk Sonic Is Coming Through With That New Album After All...

The duo, which consists of Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars, announced the surprising news in a pair of tweets over the weekend....

 2021-10-11 21:00 

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The Weeknd Named World Food Programme Ambassador for United Nations...

' I feel passionately about addressing world hunger and helping people in need,' the After Hours artist said....

 2021-10-11 20:30 

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Black Ex-FBI Agent in Virginia Drives School Bus to Help His Community...

Former FBI executive assistant director Michael Mason became a school bus driver to assist with shortages during the pandemic....

 2021-10-11 20:00 

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Fisk Jubilee Singers Celebrate Their 150th Anniversary...

The HBCU's Grammy award-winning group celebrates milestone with Nikki Giovanni as the commencement's keynote speaker....

 2021-10-11 19:30 

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Missouri County Approves Removal of Controversial Courthouse Murals Showing Attempted Lynching...

The murals were installed in a Columbia, Mo., courthouse as part of a renovation project in the 1990s....

 2021-10-11 18:30 

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Taraji P. Henson, Traci Jade on the Importance of Community, Dealing With Social Anxiety and Imposter Syndrome...

Henson and Jade co-host the popular mental health series Peace of Mind With Taraji on Facebook Watch, which recently premiered its second season....

 2021-10-11 17:30 

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The President of Racist Windstorms Makes Baseless Claim That Haitian Migrants Coming to the US 'Probably Have AIDS'...

Meanwhile, the rate of HIV among Haitians ages 15 to 49 is just 2 percent....

 2021-10-11 16:30 

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1st Black Female Firefighter Sues Florida City for Depicting Her as a White Person in Mural...

Latosha Clemons, Boynton Beach's first Black female firefighter, is seeking damages after her image was altered on a public mural....

 2021-10-11 16:00 

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My HBCU Comeback Moment: Find A Way Or Make One...
 2021-10-11 15:30 

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84 Percent of Trump Voters Are Worried About White Discrimination, Poll Finds...

White folks are nervous that hot sauce will become the only condiment sold with fried fish....

 2021-10-11 14:30 

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N.C. Lawmakers Call for Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson's Job After Video Surfaces of Him Calling Transgenderism, Homosexuality 'Filth'...

Robinson made his remarks at the Asbury Baptist Church in Seagrove, N.C., in June....

 2021-10-11 13:28 

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S.C. Police Chief Sued for Allegedly Sending Racist, Inappropriate Texts...

Sullivan's Island Police Chief Chris Griffin sent 2 women nearly 20 unsolicited and inappropriate images after meeting them at a law enforcement conference....

 2021-10-10 17:03 

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North Carolina Teacher Resigns After Telling Black Students They Would Be Her 'Field Slaves' If Not For the Constitution...

The charter school that formerly employed the teacher said she also didn't act appropriately when multiple students reportedly used racial slurs in class....

 2021-10-10 15:47 

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Dayton Police, NAACP Investigating After Officers Forcibly Remove Paraplegic Motorist From His Car...

Clifford Owensby said the events of the September traffic stop made him feel like the police didn't respect him as a citizen....

 2021-10-10 14:47 

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R. Kelly's Album Sales, Streams on the Rise After His Conviction...

The disgraced singer's album sales were up 517 percent in the days after his federal racketeering and sex trafficking trial ended....

 2021-10-09 17:03 

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A Black Real Estate Agent and His Clients Sue the Michigan Police Officers Who Handcuffed Them During a Home Showing...

The Wyoming, Mich. police department claims the actions of the six officers involved were justified....

 2021-10-09 16:04 

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Federal Prosecutors Won't Charge Kenosha Police Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake 7 Times in the Back Last Year...

This comes after state prosecutors also declined to charge Officer Rusten Sheskey for the shooting that left Blake paralyzed from the waist down....

 2021-10-09 14:16 

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Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden Made Racist Comment About NFL Players Union Head in 2011 Email...

Gruden said his email was sent out of anger as the 2011 NFL lockout went on. He's sorry about it....

 2021-10-08 23:00 

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Role Call: Tina Turner Is Still Viva La Money With New BMG Deal...

Will Packer slated to produce the Oscars, Shaka King signs first-look deal with FX Productions, and meet Renegade Dance creator and TikTok star Jalaiah Harmon....

 2021-10-08 22:00 

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Idris Elba Confirms He Won't Be the Next James Bond, and I Am 'Shaken, Not Stirred' About It...

This news comes just as the latest installment of the popular film franchise No Time to Die hits theaters on Friday....

 2021-10-08 21:00 

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New Hampshire Woman Accused of Telling 9-Year-Old Black Boy She Would 'Kneel on His Neck'...

Kristina Graper allegedly threatened the boy for accidentally breaking her son's toy while they were playing in a neighborhood park....

 2021-10-08 20:00 

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Maya Angelou Among 5 Women to Be Honored on New U.S. Coins...

The coins are a part of the U.S Mint's American Women Quarters Program, which will release coins honoring trailblazing women every year from 2022 to 2025....

 2021-10-08 19:00 

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Black Man's Murder Conviction Reversed After 20 Years on Death Row...

The jury never heard that a witness, the victim's neighbor, saw a white man running from the crime scene....

 2021-10-08 18:00 

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Minneapolis Police Say They're 'Hunting Activists' on New Bodycam Footage From George Floyd Protests...

One officer said: 'You guys are out hunting people now, and it's just a nice change of tempo.'...

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