An activist fights breast ironing

Fighting Against Breast Ironing in Cameroon

by The Grio

In Cameroon, the breast, one of the most conspicuous signs of a woman’s femininity, is a target for ritual mutilation.  Read More

STEM: The Next Great Education Divide<br />

STEM: The Next Great Education Divide

by Danielle Moodie-Mills

In President Obama’s Inauguration speech and recently in the first State of the Union address of his second term, he stressed… Read More

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty

by #teamEBONY

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty this morning to misusing more than $750,000 in campaign cash, a crime that is expected… Read More

Warren Lee Hill

Mentally Impaired Georgia Inmate Granted Last-Minute Stays

by #teamEBONY

Twice-convicted killer Warren Lee Hill was granted final-hour stays of execution on Tuesday, his attorney said. The stays… Read More

 President Barack Obama

Obama Pressures GOP to Avoid Sequestration

by NewsOne

Facing yet another fiscal deadline, President Barack Obama is urging congressional Republicans to accept… Read More

Harlem Reacts to the New "Harlem Shake"

Harlem Reacts to the New "Harlem Shake"

The Harlem Shake originated in 1981 and is credited to a local celebrity by the name of Al B., who performed the dance at basketball… Read More

Eddie Long

Eddie Long Sued Over Ponzi Scheme

by Black Enterprise

Eddie Long, the embattled leader of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga, is being sued by a dozen former members… Read More

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Stuff Gets in the Way

by The Washington Post

Why would a couple risk so much — respect and even their freedom — for furs, furniture and a fedora? This… Read More

COLORISM:<br />
The War at Home

COLORISM:
The War at Home

by Chris Williams

The "color complex" has remains a source of great controversy and pain in the African American community and across much… Read More

The Voting Rights Act:<br />
Under Fire

The Voting Rights Act:
Under Fire

by Zerlina Maxwell

Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) is being challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court and next week, the nine justices… Read More

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