What Black Ray Rice Apologists and Racists Have in Common

What Black Ray Rice Apologists and Racists Have in Common

by Damon Young

Today marks a month since Mike Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Exactly what happened the day… Read More

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Philadelphia Activists Fight the Sale of Dangerous Toy Guns

by Ryan K. Smith

I once had a friend who was making an extra credit film for his language arts class. For the film, he got a prop gun for one of the… Read More

NYPD to Undergo Force Training, Will Change Culture

NYPD to Undergo Force Training, Will Change Culture

by #teamEBONY

Just months after the choking death of Eric Garner at the hands of New York City police officers, the NYPD’s commissioner has… Read More

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Philadelphia to Decriminalize Marijuana

by #teamEBONY

The news: Breathe easy, potheads of Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love is about to become the largest in the country to decriminalize… Read More

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Contest Rules and Privacy Policy

by #teamEBONY

No Purchase Necessary TO ENTER OR WIN. Open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older… Read More

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'When I close my eyes at night, I see people running from tear gas'

by Johnetta Elzie

Trauma is commonly defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.  Recently, I came to understand what that really… Read More

5 Things to Know About the DOJ's Investigation in Ferguson

5 Things to Know About the DOJ's Investigation in Ferguson

by Charles F. Coleman Jr.

US Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice would be taking additional… Read More

St. Louis County Sounds Like One Big Shakedown Racket Targeted at Black People

The Structural Racism of St. Louis County

by The Washington Post

Some of the towns in St. Louis County can derive 40 percent or more of their annual revenue from the petty fines and fees collected… Read More

Human Rights Lawyer Arrested For Standing On NYC Sidewalk Waiting For Kids To Use Bathroom

Human Rights Lawyer Arrested for "Standing While Muslim"

by #teamEBONY

Chaumtoli Huq, 42, was standing outside of Ruby Tuesday on July 19th when her husband and children went into the restaurant to use… Read More

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[SHADE BRIGADE]
Respect Jill! Celebrate Beyonce! Stop Tweeting, Fab!

by Michael Arceneaux

Michael Arceneaux, EBONY.com contributor and Master of Shade, calls out five of his biggest gripes from the past… Read More

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