For Gun Control Measure Vote, Rep. John Lewis Brings Back Sit-In

For Gun Control Measure Vote, Rep. John Lewis Brings Back Sit-In

by #teamEBONY

Updated: 4:15 p.m. In an attempt to force a vote on gun control measures a group of Democrats disrupted the House of Representatives… Read More

How 'the G Word' is Translated in Harlem

How 'the G Word' is Translated in Harlem

by Herb Boyd

Once upon a time in the nation's socioeconomic matrix, Black activists once took to the ramparts challenging the advance of urban renewal, or… Read More

In Freddie Gray Case, Policeman's Trial Flies in Many Directions

In Freddie Gray Case, Policeman's Trial Flies in Many Directions

by Charles Robinson

Who and what caused Freddie Gray’s death in the back of a Baltimore police transport van is at the heart of the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson… Read More

Rep. Chaka Fattah Facing Prison After Racketeering Conviction

Rep. Chaka Fattah Facing Prison After Racketeering Conviction

by #teamEBONY

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, a 21-year Congressional veteran who has served on the powerful House Appropriations Committee was convicted on all 29 counts… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

A former white Pittsburgh news anchor says she was fired from her job because of her race and is suing her former employer. Read More

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DOJ Cites 'Insufficient Evidence' in Gym Mat Death

by #teamEBONY

The Department of Justice has concluded that no charges will be filed in the death of a 17-year-old Black Georgia teen who was found dead in a rolled… Read More

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Beauty and the Bleach: This Issue is More than Skin Deep

by Yaba Blay

Over the past few years, social media has been abuzz with discussions of skin bleaching. In recent weeks, we’ve lamented Read More

When a Mistake in School Can Cost You a Chance at Education

When a Mistake in School Can Cost You a Chance at Education

by Kate Weisburd / The Marshall Project

   The story is familiar: a high school… Read More

What #Charleston & #PulseOrlando Taught Us

What #Charleston & #PulseOrlando Taught Us

by Terrence Chappell

Senseless violence is the articulation of evil, and evil is never at a loss for words. After what is now the deadliest mass shooting in United States… Read More

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by Britni Danielle

By all accounts 16-year-old Reggina Jefferies was a promising young woman. The Oakland teen was gearing up for her senior year in high school this… Read More

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