Where Black Lives Matter Began

The Black Lives Matter Movement Started with Hurricane Katrina

by Slate

When we look at the first 15 years of the 21st century, the most defining moment in Black America’s relationship to its country… Read More

'What did Jonathan Ferrell do?': juror says defense put victim on trial

Jonathan Ferrell Trial Juror Says Defense Put Ferrell on Trial

by #teamEBONY

A juror who heard evidence in the trial of a White North Carolina police officer said he challenged his colleagues to determine what… Read More

No Vote Left Behind

How Can the GOP Win Black Voters?

by Slate

The failure to appreciate that as many as a third of Black voters take an essentially optimistic view of racial progress in the United… Read More

This Shaun King Takedown Attempt Is Fuckin’ Ridiculous

Shaun King Should Not Have to Prove His Blackness to White People

by #teamEBONY

He ain’t no Rachel Dolezal. She was a woman who was outed and her entire story crumbled. That isn’t happening in this… Read More

Protests Erupt After St. Louis Officers Fatally Shoot Mansur Ball-Bey

St. Louis Protests Sparked by 18-Year-Old Killed by Police

by #teamEBONY

St. Louis police arrested nine people and deployed tear gas to break up protests that followed the police killing of an 18-year-old… Read More

The Number of Cops Indicted for Murder Spikes Upward

Number of Police Officers Indicted for Murder Rises

by The Atlantic

Observers have noted the fact that American police officers kill orders of magnitude more people than their counterparts in other… Read More

“1 Shot Fired by Officer”

Police Officer Shoots Himself, Blames It On Suspect

by Slate

On Dec. 18, 2012, in Durham, North Carolina, police officer Kelly Stewart pulled over Carlos Antonio Riley for a routine traffic… Read More

Racial Justice Groups Launch Website Detailing the Neglect of Black New Orleans

'Katrina Truth' Site Details Neglect of Black New Orleans

by Daniel Kerry

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, with New Orleans facing the greatest devastation. More than 1,800 lives… Read More

Here's What's Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up

Dee Barnes Tells Her Story

by #teamEBONY

Three years later—in 1991—I would experience something similar, only this time I was on my back and the knee was in my… Read More

In Mississippi, defenders of state’s Confederate-themed flag dig in

Confederate Flag Defenders Stake Claim in Mississippi

by The Washington Post

This is a common sentiment in White Mississippi — that the Confederate battle flag is a historic banner that embodies the noble… Read More

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