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2017 Trial Date Set for Bland Family Lawsuit

by #teamEBONY

A judge has set a Jan. 2017 trial date for a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Sandra Bland's family on her behalf. Bland died in July… Read More

Nicki Minaj Criticized for Angola Performance, But Is It Fair?

Nicki Minaj Criticized for Angola Performance, But Is It Fair?

by Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley

“Independent women only!” Dropping it low in a sheer, bejeweled bodysuit, flanked by female dancers in black leotards and yellow… Read More

Bernie Sanders Campaign in Hot Water

Bernie Sanders Campaign in Hot Water

by #teamEBONY

The presidential campaign for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has been suspended after a breach enabled his staff to improperly access information compiled… Read More

After 'Shakara': 5 Reforms to Prevent Police Violence in Schools

After 'Shakara': 5 Reforms to Prevent Police Violence in Schools

by Amanda Woog, J.D., Naomi Reed, and Shetal Vorha-Gupta

Black parents in Spring Valley High School are doing something about that perverse school-to-prison pipeline by pressing to have charges dropped against… Read More

Jermaine Fowler

[YARD REPORT] Comedian’s HBCU Dis Backfires

by HBCU Digest

Jermaine Fowler Goes to War with HBCU Twitter Comedian Jermaine Fowler appeared on Comedy Central’s @Midnight… Read More

Fed Lawyers Want Mumia Abu-Jamal Lawsuit Scrapped

Fed Lawyers Want Mumia Abu-Jamal Lawsuit Scrapped

by Associated Press

Government attorneys urged a judge on Friday to throw out a lawsuit in which former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal claims prison officials have… Read More

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Martin Shkreli, AIDS Drug Villain, Arrested for Securities Fraud

by Kyra Kyles

**Maleficent voice** Well, well, well. It looks like karmageddon has come to pay a lil' visit to Martin Shkreli, the "pharma… Read More

Kwame Rose

Freddie Gray Protester Kwame Rose Released From Jail

by #teamEBONY

A protester arrested outside the courthouse after a mistrial was declared in the trial of police officer William Porter has been released. Twenty-one-year-old… Read More

In Baltimore's Neighborhoods, Anger Over Hung Jury, But No Unrest

In Baltimore's Neighborhoods, Anger Over Hung Jury, But No Unrest

by Gwendolyn Gilliam

Word travels fast in the ‘hood.  Everyone knew that Baltimore City police Officer William G. Porter’s trial Read More

Mistrial in Freddie Gray Case Leaves Baltimore On Edge

Mistrial in Freddie Gray Case Leaves Baltimore On Edge

by Charles Robinson

We may never know why the jury that sat through Officer William Porter’s trial could neither convict or acquit him. “I understand… Read More

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