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Actor Will Smith Joins Wife in Boycotting Oscars

by #teamEBONY

Will Smith says he will not attend this year's Academy Awards ceremony. Joining his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and others, Smith is protesting… Read More

Tamir Rice Case Grand Jury Never Voted on Charges, Report Says

Tamir Rice Case Grand Jury Never Voted on Charges, Report Says

by #teamEBONY

The Cleveland grand jury that declined to charge two police officers in the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice never actually took a vote on… Read More

Flint residents Marcus Shelton, from left, Roland Young, and Darius Martin walk on an ice-covered street as they retrieve free water. AP

Flint Water Crisis Deserves Visit from President Obama

by Bankole Thompson

President Barack Obama is in the Motor City today for the the 2016 North American International Auto Show where he will tout his administration’s… Read More

Michigan Gov. on Flint Water Crisis: 'I Let You Down'

Michigan Gov. on Flint Water Crisis: 'I Let You Down'

by #teamEBONY

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he has failed the residents of Flint, but pledged to take new steps to repair the city’s drinking water crisis. Gov… Read More

Report: Jurors Were 1 Vote Shy From Acquitting William Porter

Report: Jurors Were 1 Vote Shy From Acquitting William Porter

by #teamEBONY

The jury in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer William Porter was one vote shy of acquitting him of involuntary manslaughter in the death of 25-year-old… Read More

Frustrated Chicago Leaders Decline Mayor's MLK Event Invite

Frustrated Chicago Leaders Decline Mayor's MLK Event Invite

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A growing group of city leaders plans to boycott Chicago’s Rev. Martin Luther King peace breakfast, reports say, due to controversy over concerns… Read More

Officer Involved-September 2 Freddie Gray Baltimore Police Department

Freddie Gray Case Trials Delayed, Baltimore Grows Impatient

by Charles Robinson

The delay in the trials of the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray leaves the fate of the accused uncertain and Baltimore's demand… Read More

No Clear Motive Seen in Louisiana Shooter’s Journal

No Clear Motive Seen in Louisiana Shooter’s Journal

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A journal left behind by the gunman who launched a mass attack in a Louisiana movie theater last summer did not provide a clear motive for the deadly… Read More

Baltimore Approves $200,000 Police Van Safety Budget

Baltimore Approves $200,000 Police Van Safety Budget

by #teamEBONY

Baltimore officials have approved spending $200,000 for equipment meant to improve the safety of police department vans for the city. The… Read More

Who Is to Blame for the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis?

Who Is to Blame for the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis?

by Bankole Thompson

Since the devastation associated with Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, America has not seen a level of absolute bureaucratic inertia and total abandonment… Read More

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