Marijuana

420 Day: 5 Blacks in the Marijuana Biz You Should Know

by #teamEBONY

For those of you who don’t know why 420 is trending today, take a hit of this: people all over the world are celebrating... Read More

Here’s What Happened When I Tried to Highlight Murdered Black Women

Here’s What Happened When I Tried to Highlight Murdered Black Women

by Britni Danielle

I have been writing about murdered Black women and girls for as long as I’ve been writing on the web. After 22-year-old Rekia Boyd... Read More

The Kalief Browder Story: One Brother’s Quest for Justice

The Kalief Browder Story: One Brother’s Quest for Justice

by Shantell E. Jamison

Imagine being thrown into New York’s city jail, Rikers Island at age 16 for a crime that you know you didn’t commit. Imagine being... Read More

Malcolm Jenkins, Anquan Boldin

Why Some NFL Players Want Congress to Tackle Social Justice Issues

by Madison J. Gray

Slow clap for Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin and the other NFL players who took their case to... Read More

Roger Wilkins

Roger Wilkins, Civil Rights Activist, Historian and Journalist, Dies at 85

by #teamEBONY

Roger Wilkins, a historian, journalist, civil rights activist and Justice Department official who wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning editorials for The Washington Post on the Watergate scandal,... Read More

Environment

Why Blacks Need Environmental Protection — And Why We’re at Risk of Losing It

by Keith Rushing

As African-Americans, we know there are a plethora of reasons our lifespans are almost four years lower than Whites, but there’s a menacing health... Read More

Alton Sterling Protesters Sue City Once Again

Alton Sterling Protesters Sue City Once Again

by #TEAMEBONY with AP

Protesters who demonstrated against the police-involved shooting death of Alton Sterling have filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Baton Rouge. Attorneys from... Read More

Donald Trump Isn’t Half the Patriot Colin Kaepernick Is

Donald Trump Isn’t Half the Patriot Colin Kaepernick Is

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

Monday night at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, President Donald Trump, decided to throw shade at NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. President Trump Takes A Shot... Read More

No Charges for Guards Who Allegedly Locked Inmate in Scalding Shower

No Charges for Guards Who Allegedly Locked Inmate in Scalding Shower

by Shantell E. Jamison

Dade Correctional Institution prison guards who allegedly locked a mentally ill Black man in a scalding shower will not face any charges in the... Read More

Budget

What African-Americans Have to Lose From Trump’s Budget Plan

by Sheryl Huggins Salomon

College grants. Heating and power bill assistance. Community development funding. The delivery of meals to homebound seniors who would otherwise starve. Free civil legal... Read More