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Listen: Bill Cosby Jokes About Putting a Drug in Women’s Drinks

Audio Surfaces of Bill Cosby Joking About Spanish Fly

Bill Cosby has had a difficult time trying to stay out of the public eye…

Will the New Black Republicans in Congress Be Lawmakers—or Talk Show Hosts?

Will Congress’s New Black Republicans be Pro-America or Anti-Black?

Problems will emerge because Black Republicans are predictably paraded as shiny examples of a brand-new…

Missing Black Women Are Usually Ignored Until They’re Proved Worthy

Missing Black Women Don’t Matter

Part of what helped Freeland-Gaither is that her kidnapping, caught on video, occurred in close…

Black Woman Behind Wasabi-Ginger Potato Chips Takes Home Grand Prize

Meneko Spigner McBeth Wins Million Dollar Prize from Frito-Lay

Meneko Spigner McBeth's bank account is about to have quite a few additional zeros. On…

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African Teen Receives “Ebola” Taunts at Pennsylvania High School Soccer Game

One Pennsylvania teen, who is originally from Guinea, recently had to endure his high school…

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EBONY’s Own Mitzi Miller and Jamilah Lemieux Named to The Root 100

Who are today’s standout Black leaders, innovators and culture shapers? Who are the most influential…

Miss. Kindergartner Brutally Attacked by Child at School Playground, Mom Says

Kindergartner Badly Injured on Playground, School Claims Accident

One Mississippi mom is demanding answers after she went to pick up her daughter from…

Officer Charged With Raping 8 Black Women Finds Support Online

Money Raised for Cop Charged with Raping Eight Black Women

Daniel Holtzclaw, the Oklahoma City police officer arrested in August and charged with sexually abusing…

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Black Husband and Father Dies After Police Chokehold

Eric Garner was standing on a sidewalk when police, who accused him of selling untaxed…

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Photo of Lifetime’s Whitney and Bobby Released

Last week, the world got a glimpse of Yaya DaCosta as she put on her…