12-year-old Tamir Rice caused his own death by failing to ‘avoid injury’

Cleveland: Tamir Rice Caused His Own Death

by #teamEBONY

According to court documents obtained by BuzzFeed’s Stephanie McNeal, the city of Cleveland, Ohio is claiming that 12-year-old… Read More

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Stay Clueless, Stacy

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Michael Arceneaux, EBONY.com contributor and Master… Read More

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by The Atlantic

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D.C. Shrugs Off GOP Threats, Legalizes Recreational Weed Anyway

D.C. Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

by Slate

Recreational weed is now legal in the nation's capital—despite House Republicans' best efforts to stop it. The new… Read More

Three years after Trayvon Martin killing, two women's lives intersect

Myrlie Evers-Williams and Sybrina Fulton Forge Connection

by #teamEBONY

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MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Hopes Trayvon Martin 'Whooped The Sh-t Out Of George Zimmerman'

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by Huffington Post

On Tuesday, news broke that the U.S. Department of Justice would not bring charges against George Zimmerman for the slaying of unarmed… Read More

On Being A Little Black Girl

The School-Based Racism Little Black Girls Face

by #teamEBONY

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Dori Maynard, journalist and diversity champion, dies at 56

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by #teamEBONY

Dori J. Maynard, a journalist and champion of diversity in news coverage, died Tuesday at her Oakland home, the journalism education… Read More

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'

Chicago Police Had Secret Facility to Detain Suspects

by #teamEBONY

The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family… Read More

No federal charges for Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin death

George Zimmerman to Face No Federal Charges

by #teamEBONY

The Justice Department said Tuesday its independent investigation found "insufficient evidence" to charge George Zimmerman… Read More

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