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Earlier this month, David Carter, a white teacher from Milpitas High School in San Jose, California, was caught on video dressed in blackface, and he was put on administrative leave for it. Carter was impersonating Common for a classroom Halloween presentation at the time and delivered some of the words from his Microsoft commercial Afterwards, […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal by Noelle Hanrahan, Prison Radio From the minute Mumia picked up a microphone and a pen at the age of 14, Philadelphia’s notoriously racist police department has been seeking to silence him. Just look at the FBI files, documenting that the Philadelphia PD Civil Disobedience Unit Red Squad trailed him – and the […]

Superior Court Judges Terrie E. Roberts (left) and Tricia J. Taylor by Tanu Henry, California Black Media Two African-American women, both Democrats, are among Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 11 new appointees to California Superior Court judgeships in seven counties. Newsom announced the appointments last Friday, his first batch of Superior Court nominations since becoming governor in […]

Superior Court Judges Terrie E. Roberts (left) and Tricia J. Taylor by Tanu Henry, California Black Media Two African-American women, both Democrats, are among Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 11 new appointees to California Superior Court judgeships in seven counties. Newsom announced the appointments last Friday, his first batch of Superior Court nominations since becoming governor in […]

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns under the pressure of a right wing military-police coup. He is speaking at the presidential hangar in El Alto on Sunday. – Photo: Enzo De Luca, AP President Evo Morales forced to resign in a U.S.-EU-NATO axis of domination-backed coup by Ajamu Baraka The Black Alliance for Peace condemns the […]

It looks like Erica Mena and Safaree Samuels have the kind of love fans are wishing for. The happily married “Love and Hip Hop“couple served as goals this week after the “Hunnid” rapper showed out for his wife’s 32nd birthday. Samuels took to Instagram on Saturday and posted a video of Mena reacting to her […]

This past April marked 17 years since Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes from the group TLC was killed in a car crash. And now her burial site is receiving a new headstone, which was shown by her family. The headstone was designed by artist Tim Morris, who also goes by Cemetery Tim, and it was unveiled […]

Black New York teens planning to meet at a subway station to go trick-or-treating on Halloween instead were targeted with guns in a police encounter that ended with three of the children arrested and one allegedly hit by a cop car. Multiple witnesses told THE CITY news nonprofit they saw both uniformed and undercover cops […]

An explosive confrontation ensued over the weekend at a Florida Walmart after a shopper allegedly hurled racial insults at Miami rapper Trina. According to TMZ, the “Love and Hip Hop: Miami” star took a shopping trip to the Walmart in Cooper City, Florida, when a white woman she bumped into, yelled at her, “Watch out, […]

“I am so grateful. I’m overjoyed to get to exercise my right as a citizen.” Those were the words spoken by Carmen Brown on Friday, a 64-year-old Miami woman who’s a felon and had her voting rights restored. Afterward she hugged John Legend, who was in attendance because he’s been working on criminal justice reform […]


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