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Colin Kaepernick Concludes $1M Pledge for Underserved Communities

by Shantell E. Jamison   Feb 01, 2018

Colin Kaepernick announced that he’d fulfilled his $1 million pledge of his salary to underserved communities. The former NFL star, who is still a... Read More

John Conyers III Previously Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Abuse Case

John Conyers III Previously Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Abuse Case

by Shantell E. Jamison   Dec 07, 2017

The son of prominent long-standing congressman John Conyers was arrested in Los Angeles earlier this year on suspicion of domestic violence, NBC News reports. But prosecutors... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why White People Should Memorialize April 4th

by Lincoln Anthony Blades   Apr 04, 2017

In America, January 15th—Rev. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday—has become a day of national reflection on the life and legacy of Dr. King. Thanks... Read More

Can Black People Be Anything Other Than Pawns to Donald Trump?

Can Black People Be Anything Other Than Pawns to Donald Trump?

by Lincoln Anthony Blades   Mar 01, 2017

The recent photo of Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s counselor, kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office has been stirring up a lot of... Read More

Maya WIley, Julianne Malveaux

The NAACP’s Next Leader Should be a Woman

by #teamEBONY   Sep 10, 2013

Ben Jealous’ announcement that he will step down from the leadership of the NAACP, the oldest Black civil rights organization, opens up a space... Read More

President Barack Obama

Black Leaders Score Obama’s Speech

by The Root   Feb 13, 2013

In his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama proposed raising the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour and guaranteeing that preschool is provided... Read More