Johnny O'Landis Bennett, Jr. South Carolina Department of Corrections

How Comparing a Black Murder Defendant to 'King Kong' Affected His Trial

by The Marshall Project

A federal trial judge in South Carolina last week overturned the death sentence… Read More

Flying While Black? Black Lives Matter Supporter Kicked Off American Airlines Flight

Flying While Black? Black Lives Matter Supporter Kicked Off American Airlines Flight

by #teamEBONY

A supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement claims she was booted from an American Airlines aircraft and banned from flying with the commercial… Read More

Fidel Castro Takes Post-Diplomatic Visit Jab at President Obama

Fidel Castro Takes Post-Diplomatic Visit Jab at President Obama

by #teamEBONY

President Obama's attempt at normalizing relations between the United States and Cuba came with an epilogue written by -- who else? Fidel Castro… Read More

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Female Suicide Bomber Claims She's From #BringBackOurGirls Camp

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A teenager who surrendered before carrying out a suicide bombing attack in northern Cameroon has told authorities she was one of the 276 girls abducted… 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

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by #teamEBONY

As the water crisis in Flint, Mich., shows no signs of abating, Congressional politicians seem nearly deadlocked and a bipartisan plan to give aid… Read More

Easter: A Social Justice Holiday -- Think About It

Easter: A Social Justice Holiday -- Think About It

by Joann Fisher

“Oh how I love the name Jesus. It is the sweetest name I know.” Easter Sunday will soon be upon us and celebrated in churches… Read More

Ehrlichman's Admission: Hip Hop Was Right All Along

Ehrlichman's Admission: Hip Hop Was Right All Along

by #teamEBONY

America’s racial dialogue is cursed by blatant naiveté, a deliberate lack of empathy and interest for the 1.5… Read More

Obama Dances Tango in Argentina; Predictably, Ted Cruz Cuts In

Obama Dances Tango in Argentina; Predictably, Ted Cruz Cuts In

by #teamEBONY

It would seem that the news out of Latin America is that president Obama traveled to Cuba to normalize relations after years of tensions between the… Read More

Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald Wants to Skip Court

Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald Wants to Skip Court

by #teamEBONY

The Chicago police officer who fatally wounded 17-year-old Laquan McDonald wants to skip court appearances. Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree… Read More

Brooklyn D.A. Recommends No Jail Time for Cop Who Shot Akai Gurley

Brooklyn D.A. Recommends No Jail Time for Cop Who Shot Akai Gurley

by #teamEBONY

A prosecutor will ask a judge not to give jail time to a New York City police officer convicted of accidentally firing a stray shot into a dark public… Read More

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