Can Pope Francis Bring Attention to America's Broken Prison System?

Can Pope Francis Bring Attention to America's Broken Prison System?

by Madison J. Gray

A non-profit news website hopes the pontiff will spur change through visit to a Philadelphia prison [read more]

I got a shout-out from SNL! Sort of…

I'm a Black Woman, but Saturday Night Live Turned Me into a Man

by #teamEBONY

Raychelle Burks writes on how SNL used her project as joke fodder -- which she enjoyed -- but assumed she was a man.  Last… Read More


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There are some things that happen in the news that simply defy words and all you can say is, "What The?!" 4/1… Read More

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by Jamilah Lemieux

I love my work. I love having the opportunity to tell diverse Black stories—and stories that impact Black people. I also love… Read More

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My Black Son's Experience Taught Me about Stop and Frisk

by The Atlantic

The father of an African-American son, Christopher Smith -- a White man -- shares his feelings about stop and frisk. When… Read More

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Obamacare to Reach Seven Million Target

by #teamEBONY

Obamacare reaches goal, as seven million people sign up.  After a surge of sign-ups on the last day for open… Read More

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Kwasi Enin Accepted to Every Ivy League School

by #teamEBONY

17-year-old Kwasi Enin accepted to every Ivy league school.  In the next month, Kwasi Enin must make a tough… Read More

Supporters raise more than $63,500 for mom who left kids in car

Over $60,000 Raised for Shanesha Taylor

by #teamEBONY

Over $60,000 raised for Shanesha Taylor.  Americans have raised almost $64,000 for a 35-year-old homeless… Read More

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by The Yard Insider

Former Florida A&M University band member Jessie Baskin was sentenced jail time for his role in the hazing death of Robert Champion… Read More

Jurors reach split decision in Jordan Miles case

Split Decision Reached for Jordan Miles Case

by #teamEBONY

Jordan Miles awarded a settlement, but jury decided that the officers who caused his injuries didn't use excessive force.  A… Read More

Last Day to #GetCovered – Enroll Today!

Last Day to Sign Up for Obamacare

by #teamEBONY

If you need health insurance, today is the last day to sign up for Obamacare. Today is the last day for consumers… Read More

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