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Kindra Chapman Found Dead in Jail Cell

by The Root

An 18-year-old Alabama girl reportedly took her own life while being held at a local jail, AL.com reports. Kindra Darnell… Read More

The Flag Is Down, But Nikki Haley Is Still Nikki Haley

The Flag Is Down, But Nikki Haley Is Still Nikki Haley

by Michael Arceneaux

For at least two weeks, Republicans across the country benefited from low expectations as many were celebrated for simply being shrewd… Read More

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by JET

The Texas Rangers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman whose loved ones are questioning authorities… Read More

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President Obama announced plans to work with local governments, telecommunications firms and nonprofits to provide internet access… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

At some point today -- or perhaps tomorrow -- you might get an email or a text or a tweet imploring you to read something. "You… Read More

Fearless Journalist And All-Round Badass Ida B. Wells Honored With Google Doodle

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by Huffington Post

When Ida B. Wells was 22, she was asked by a conductor of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company to give up her seat on the train… Read More

Obama Wants to End Mass Incarceration

Can Obama Change Our Criminal Justice System?

by Slate

Taken together, it looks like momentum. And it undoubtedly is. But the political progress belies a troubling, substantive fact: The… Read More

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by Monique W. Morris

Last week, the Human Rights Project for Girls, Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality, and the Ms. Foundation produced… Read More

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No, This Isn't About Celebrating the 'Black Family'

Straight Black Pride:
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by Dani McClain

His ideas boggle the mind and turn the stomach: Homosexuality, bestiality, pedophilia and rape are all manifestations of sexual deviance… Read More

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by Jamilah Lemieux

Another day, another Black person dead following an encounter with police. Another hashtag, another family desperately asking, "WHY?" Twenty… Read More

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