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Why Detroit Must Vote

by Doris Rhea

I was right out of high school when I moved from Greenwood, Miss., to Detroit. It was 1956, and voting in Mississippi was a dangerous… Read More

Boko Haram leader denies ceasefire deal, says 200 abducted girls married off

Boko Haram Leader Claims Kidnapped Girls Married Off

by #teamEBONY

Boko Haram laughed off Nigeria's announcement of a ceasefire agreement, saying there is no such deal and schoolgirls abducted… Read More

ELECTION 2014:<br />
Our Children Need Your Vote

ELECTION 2014:
Our Children Need Your Vote

by Randi Weingarten and Lorretta Johnson

Dear Voters, One of us is a mother of three Black men, who got her start as a teacher’s aide in Baltimore making $2.25… Read More

Deal Reached in New York City Cell Death

Family of Man Who Died in Hot Prison Cell to Receive Settlement

by JET

The city on Friday reached a $2.25 million settlement with the mother of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier… Read More

A striking reminder of the link between race and poverty in America

Blacks Much More Likely to be Poor (and Stay Poor) than Whites

by #teamEBONY

New data from the Census Bureau confirms a key fact about poverty in America: many people duck in and out of it. In 2012, 23.1 percent… Read More

ELECTION 2014:<br />
Now IS the Time

ELECTION 2014:
Now IS the Time

by Atima Omara

Elections season always brings around a flurry of activity in the African American community urging people to vote. Whether it’s… Read More

Pinterest's seventh employee on being black in Silicon Valley

Justin Edmund on Race and Silicon Valley

by #teamEBONY

In the tense days after an unarmed Black teen was killed by a White police officer in Ferguson, Mo., Justin Edmund wondered why no… Read More

Mississippi’s Race to the Bottom

Mississippi's Racist Past, Present

by Slate

The rest of the South might have the same kind of racist customs, but they were worst in the swamps and cities of Mississippi. In… Read More

NRA's Leader Warns of "Sprees of Murder and Mayhem" as Elections Near

NRA Leader Spouts Fear, Again

by #teamEBONY

NRA frontman and "jackbooted thugs" scholar Wayne LaPierre has a new cover story out in an Election Day edition of the… Read More

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