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Rachel Jeantel

Rachel Jeantel Feels Blame for Zimmerman Verdict

Nearly a year after Rachel Jeantel testified at George Zimmerman’s trial in the death of…

Michelle Howard Becomes 1st Female 4-Star Officer in the Navy

Michelle Howard Becomes Navy’s First Female Four-Star Admiral

Adm. Michelle Janine Howard became the first female four-star officer in the history of the…

Meshach Taylor

Meshach Taylor Dead at 67

Meshach Taylor, best known for his roles in Mannequin and Designing Women, died late Saturday at his…

Eric Holder: Systemic, Subtle Racism Far Worse Than Rants

Eric Holder: Systematic Racism More Devastating than Rants

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke about racism during his commencement speech at Morgan State University. …

bell hooks Calls Beyoncé a Terrorist

bell hooks: Beyonce is a Terrorist

Noted scholar and activist bell hooks calls Beyonce a terrorist.  On Wednesday during a discussion…

Shonda Rhimes Smacks Down Harrison Casting Rumors

Shonda Rhimes Sets the Record Straight with Scandal Rumor

Shonda Rhimes dismisses rumor about a replacement for "Harrison." Yesterday, the website Deadline reported that…

Aaron McGruder Bids Boondocks Farewell

Aaron McGruder Says Goodbye to The Boondocks

Aaron McGruder uses Facebook to speak directly to fans of The Boondocks about his departure.  It's…

Will the New SAT Boost College Prospects for Black Students?

Will Black Students Improve Their SAT Scores? (And Does it Matter?)

Will the change to the SAT help or harm Black students? Throughout the history of…

Black College Students Launch Artistic Social Media Campaigns About Race

Black College Students Share Stories about Race

The 1990s babies matriculating at top-tier universities are in the midst of active protest. They…

‘Thank God’: Don’t Say It If You Don’t Mean It

Don’t Thank God Unless You Mean It

“First, I want to thank God … ” For decades, those words have been uttered…