Family of slain Chicago teen LaQuan McDonald receives $5M settlement, six officers involved

Chicago Mayor Calls for Meeting With Activists Ahead of LaQuan McDonald Video Release

by #teamEBONY

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling for a meeting with community leaders, ministers and activists before the city releases dash cam video of a Chicago… Read More

Donald Trump

Trump on Black Protester: 'Maybe He Should Have Been Roughed Up'

by #teamEBONY

On Sunday, Donald Trump suggested that a protester who interrupted his rally at a Birmingham convention center the day before "should have been… Read More

The Black Aesthetic

The Black Aesthetic

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Rapping, DJing, Breakdancing, and Graffiti art. These, with debatable add-ons such as beatboxing and sampling, create the now global phenomenon we… Read More

Lawyers from Justice Department to Investigate Fatal Police Shooting

Lawyers from Justice Department to Investigate Fatal Police Shooting

by #teamEBONY

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice were expected to fly to Minnesota on Sunday to investigate the fatal shooting of a Black man by a Minneapolis… Read More

At Least 16 Wounded in New Orleans Shooting

At Least 16 Wounded in New Orleans Shooting

by #teamEBONY

The scene was described as “chaotic” after a shooting broke out in New Orleans, Sunday night. At least 16 people were shot as… Read More

Teen Becomes First Black Rhodes Scholar in State of Mississippi

Teen Becomes First Black Rhodes Scholar in State of Mississippi

by #teamEBONY

Ericka M. Wheeler became the first Black woman from Mississippi to claim the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. The Millsaps College senior… Read More

Should Black People Celebrate Thanksgiving? [#EBONYDebate]

Should Black People Celebrate Thanksgiving? [#EBONYDebate]

by Vann R. Newkirk II and Kymone Freeman

Be Thankful! I remember the year I tried to boycott Thanksgiving. I was 19, entering that necessary but annoying phase of… Read More

Judge Orders Texas Police to Release All Sandra Bland Evidence by January

Judge Orders Texas Police to Release All Sandra Bland Evidence by January

by #teamEBONY

A federal judge has given officials in Waller County, Texas until January to turn over evidence related to the traffic stop, jailing and eventual… Read More

Boko Haram

At Least 3 Dead After Islamist Extremists Attack Mali Hotel

by #teamEBONY

Islamist extremists armed with guns and throwing grenades attacked the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital Friday morning. Malian… Read More

On Charlie Sheen, HIV and White Privilege

On Charlie Sheen, HIV and White Privilege

by Josie Pickens

This week, longtime actor and notorious bad boy Charlie Sheen revealed… Read More

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