The Radical King, Audible

Wanda Sykes, LeVar Burton and Other Stars Perform MLK’s Essays for Audible

by Teddy Grant   Apr 04, 2018

Wanda Sykes, Gabourey Sidibe, LeVar Burton and other stars have lent their voice to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.s work, Audible announced on Tuesday. The... Read More

Fifty Years After Fair Housing Act, People of Color Continue to Face Challenges

Fifty Years After Fair Housing Act, People of Color Continue to Face Challenges

by Teddy Grant   Apr 04, 2018

The Fair Housing Rights Act of 1968 was passed during a tumultuous time in the nation’s history. The country was reeling from the assassination... Read More

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#MLK50: How Martin Luther King Jr. Reached the Mountaintop and Inspired Millions

by Teddy Grant   Apr 04, 2018

On April 3, 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke passionately to striking sanitation workers at Mason Temple church in Memphis, Tennessee. His... Read More

Everything We Know About YouTube Shooter, Nasim Najafi Aghdam (UPDATE)

Everything We Know About YouTube Shooter, Nasim Najafi Aghdam (UPDATE)

by Jessica Bennett   Apr 04, 2018

UPDATE: 4/42018, 11:30AM EST San Diego resident Nasim Najafi Aghdam  has been identified as the female shooter who opened fire at YouTube headquarters in San... Read More

Barack Obama, Al Sharpton & More Recognize 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Death

Barack Obama, Al Sharpton & More Recognize 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Death

by Jessica Bennett   Apr 04, 2018

Today, April 4th, marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The political activist was shot... Read More

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Spotify Hosting Boot Camp for Aspiring Women Podcasters of Color (APPLY)

by Jessica Bennett   Apr 03, 2018

Due to the success of podcasts like 2 Dope Queens, Spotify is ready to put their money behind women of color looking to enter... Read More

12-Year-Old Launches Tech Initiative After Being Inspired by ‘Black Panther’

12-Year-Old Launches Tech Initiative After Being Inspired by ‘Black Panther’

by Jessica Bennett   Apr 03, 2018

Black Panther continues to prove itself to be more than just another superhero flick, as the billion-dollar blockbuster inspired a 12-year-old boy from Minneapolis,... Read More

Matt Barnes to Launch Scholarship Fund for Stephon Clark’s Children

Matt Barnes to Launch Scholarship Fund for Stephon Clark’s Children

by Jessica Bennett   Apr 03, 2018

In addition to helping cover the funeral costs for police gunshot victim Stephon Clark, former NBA baller Matt Barnes has begun a scholarship fund... Read More

Micheal Brown, Texas teenager

Texas Teenager Gets Accepted into 20 Colleges, Gets Full Rides for All of Them

by Teddy Grant   Apr 02, 2018

A Houston teenager applied to 20 of the nation’s top colleges and got into every single one. Micheal Brown, 17, earned received a full... Read More

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Stephon Clark’s Killing Raises Question: Who Polices the Police?

by Jasmyne A. Cannick and Patrisse Cullors   Apr 02, 2018

The fatal shooting of Stephon Clark has captured the nation’s attention and elevated the conversation around whether police can and should investigate themselves, especially... Read More