'Birdie Africa,' Child Icon Of 1985 Philly MOVE Bombing, Dies

Why the MOVE Bombing is So Relevant Today

by Blavity.com

I will never forget hearing about the MOVE bombing for the first time. I was in eighth-grade and activist Romona Africa along with other members of… Read More

Obama's Anti-Gun Violence Actions Give New Momentum to Survivors

Obama's Anti-Gun Violence Actions Give New Momentum to Survivors

by DeAndra Yates

Earlier this week I joined President Obama and dozens of other gun violence survivors in the East Room of the White House as he announced new executive… Read More

The Unheard Voices in Baltimore's 'Sex for Repairs' Scandal

The Unheard Voices in Baltimore's 'Sex for Repairs' Scandal

by Deborah Douglas and Kanu Iheukumere

What the women living in Baltimore public housing who were subject to the vulgar demands of workers in those buildings endured mustn’t be viewed… Read More

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Grand Jury Indicts Texas Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland

by #teamEBONY

A Texas state trooper was charged with perjury on Wednesday in connection to a contentious traffic stop last summer where a black woman wound up arrested… Read More

Police Video Released of Fla. Woman's Hospital Discharge Death

Police Video Released of Fla. Woman's Hospital Discharge Death

by #teamEBONY

Attorneys for the family of a Florida woman who died after being forcibly removed from a hospital, despite her complaints that she should not be discharged… Read More

Despite Mistrial, Baltimore Looks Ahead to Second Freddie Gray Case

Despite Mistrial, Baltimore Looks Ahead to Second Freddie Gray Case

by Charles Robinson

Although the first trial linked to the death of Freddie Gray resulted in a deadlocked jury and a frustrated city of Baltimore, second officer charged… Read More

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing: Looking Back at Her Call to Uproot Racism

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing: Looking Back at Her Call to Uproot Racism

by Gregory Carr, Ph.D

For those unfamiliar with the name Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 80 in Washington D.C., she was one our… Read More

Obama Outlines New Plan to Reduce Gun Violence

Obama Outlines New Plan to Reduce Gun Violence

by Associated Press

President Barack Obama, at one point wiping tears from his cheek, unveiled his plan Tuesday to tighten control and enforcement of firearms in the… Read More

Rape, Bill Cosby and Where We Stand in the Black Community

Rape, Bill Cosby and Where We Stand in the Black Community

by Atima Omara

In the last few days, the unending number of women who claim television and comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them has finally reached its apex. One… Read More

Oregon Standoff Reveals Painfully Obvious Racial Double Standard

Oregon Standoff Reveals Painfully Obvious Racial Double Standard

by Manny Otiko

Apparently, America has a two-tier law enforcement system. At least it seems that way when you watch the standoff in Burns, Ore., between a self-described… Read More

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