Father dies shielding daughter, 15: 'I'm going to make him proud'

Father Killed Protecting Daughter from Hate Crime

by #teamEBONY

A Chicago man valiantly dies while protecting his daughter from a racist.  Every weekday, Masharah Tingling… Read More

Cory Booker Ras Baraka

Ras Baraka:
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by Keith Reed

On a frigid afternoon days before Super Bowl XLVII, crowds of football fans and reporters hustled past about 20 protesters across… Read More

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A New Kind of Mayor:
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by Zerlina Maxwell

Just outside of New York City lies East Orange, New Jersey, a densely populated city of less than four square miles that is… Read More

Marissa Alexander

Marissa Alexander and Overpolicing and Underprotection of Black Women

by Priscilla A. Ocen & Kimberlé Crenshaw

Marissa Alexander is a 33-year-old African-American woman who stands accused of three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm… Read More

Thousands of preschool kids face suspension

Black Preschool Kids Suspended at Higher Rates than Whites

by #teamEBONY

Black children face an uphill climb from the minute they enter school. Even preschoolers are getting suspended… Read More

Marion Barry Tells White People to Be More Open-Minded, Endorses Black Mayor of D.C.

Marion Barry to D.C. Whites: Be More Open-Minded

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Never one to shy away from controversy, while supporting Mayor Vince Gray, Marion Barry called out White voters for being close-minded. Read More

Eating Disorders Do Not Discriminate

Women of Color Get Eating Disorders Too

by Slate

While considered "White women's problems," disorders such as anorexia and bulimia affect Black women as well. For… Read More

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Mom Jailed for Enrolling Kids in School Tells Her Story in New Book, Film

by Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman

With Hollywood knocking on her door, Kelley Williams-Bolar will be marking 2014 as the year that her story is finally told in summation. In… Read More

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Danny Glover Continues Support of Venezuela

by Souleo

You can’t tell Danny Glover who he can talk to. That’s the gist of what the critically acclaimed actor said during an… Read More

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