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Five Kennesaw State University cheerleaders take a knee during the national anthem prior to a college football game against North Greenville, in Kennesaw, Ga. The group of cheerleaders from the college in Georgia say they’ll take a knee in the stadium tunnel when the national anthem is played at Saturday’s homecoming game since their university […]

by Prisoners United via Silicon Valley De-Bug and Prisoners Hunger Strike Solidarity (PHSS) On Oct. 15, 2017, Prisoners United in Glenn Dyer Detention Center courageously led the way in a hunger strike that will span across two counties and four jails. Santa Rita Jail, Santa Clara County Main Jail and Elmwood D.O.C. will continue the […]

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker/Wikipedia MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem and instead speak out against domestic violence. The Republican former presidential hopeful sent a letter Monday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith saying he believes […]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (left) said she “would want no other person leading Boston” than Martin Walsh (right). (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Boston Globe) Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren endorsed Mayor Martin J. Walsh over the weekend in a move Boston’s Black leaders are calling a snub to nonwhite communities. During a rally event at Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica […]

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace, from left, former player Ray Lewis and inside linebacker C.J. Mosley lock arms and kneel down during the playing of the U.S. national anthem (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File) BALTIMORE (AP) — More than 100 people participated in a silent protest before the start of the Baltimore Ravens game as […]

The investigation into Timothy Coggins’ death was re-opened in July. (Image courtesy of teh Spalding County Sheriff’s Office) Thirty-four years after his body was found abandoned on a power line, Georgia authorities believe they’ve finally solved the murder of 23-year-old Timothy Coggins. A decades-old investigation into Coggins’ death resulted in the arrests of five people […]

Somali women react at the scene of Saturday’s blast, in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose Sunday to at least 189 with more than 200 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in the Horn of Africa nation, police and […]

Geminia Aimable (left) said her first reaction to the man was anger, then fear. (Image courtesy of Facebook) South Florida police are investigating after a U.S. National Guard soldier said she was stalked and called the N-word while in uniform. National Guard private Geminia Aimable, who posted about the harrowing ordeal on social media Tuesday, […]

Bullying can leave its young victims with a reduced sense of self-worth. (Source: myblackmatters.com) October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying among and against Black youth poses a continual problem to our community as both victim and the aggressor. As reported last year, 8-year-old Jordan Jackson was told, “You need to go back to the cotton farm,” […]

Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Google says over the next five years it will spend $1 billion on nonprofit organizations helping to raise education levels around the world and commit its employees to a million hours of volunteer work doing the same. CEO Sundar Pichai announced the […]


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