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Finding “Mike Mike”: Michael Brown’s Mom Shares His Story in New Book

by Madison J. Gray

She called her son “Mike Mike” because she felt that giving people nicknames made them special. But that was back when Lezley McSpadden’s… Read More

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Offers Choice Words for Bathroom Police

by #teamEBONY

Attorney General Loretta Lynch appeared in a livestream on Monday to announce legal action against the state of North Carolina in  connection… Read More

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Sigh. Why Won’t Rachel Dolezal Go Away?

by Britni Danielle

Like some sort of cultural fungus, former NAACP Spokane, Wash. President-turned-outed-White-woman Rachel Dolezal just won’t go away. We just… Read More

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Seeking Turnaround, Ferguson Swears in New Police Chief

by #teamEBONY

Ferguson's new police chief was ready to wrap up a long career with retirement and life as a "beach bum." Instead, he felt called to… Read More

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West Point Cadets Photo Spurs Controversy Thanks to Irate Blogger

by #teamEBONY

Controversy is brewing after a photo of 16 female cadets in this year’s graduating class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point caught attention… Read More

Are Asset Seizures by Police Ripping Black People Off?

Are Asset Seizures by Police Ripping Black People Off?

by Curtis Bunn / Urban News Service

Darren wants his surname kept secret. That's because after enduring civil-asset forfeiture, he fears reprisals from law enforcement. Read More

[Influencers] N.J.Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter is On a Mission

[Influencers] N.J.Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter is On a Mission

by Karen Roberts

Tackling tough political issues seems to come naturally for New Jersey State Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter. She’s been in office just four years… Read More

grim sleeper Lonnie Franklin Jr.

The Grim Sleeper and the Invisibility of Black Female Victims

by Britni Danielle

On Thursday, Lonnie D. Franklin Jr. was convicted of murdering 10 people--nine… Read More

Lead Prosecutor in Laquan McDonald Case Steps Down

Lead Prosecutor in Laquan McDonald Case Steps Down

by #teamEBONY

The prosecutor who announced charges against the Chicago police officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald announced she is withdrawing from the case. Cook… Read More

Charlotte's School Segregation Problem is Both Persistent and Damaging

Charlotte's School Segregation Problem is Both Persistent and Damaging

by James E. Ford / Education Post

The bustling Southern city of Charlotte, North Carolina, is once again grappling with segregated schools, a problem we had all but conquered nearly… Read More

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