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James Byrd Jr.

Twenty Years Ago, James Byrd Jr. Was Lynched in Texas

by Teddy Grant   Jun 07, 2018

Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of the death of James Byrd Jr., a Black man who was tied to the back of a pickup truck... Read More

Giovanni Melton

Father Kills His 14-Year-Old Child: ‘He Hated the Fact That His Son Was Gay’

by Zahara Hill   Nov 06, 2017

A Nevada teenager was fatally shot by his father on Thursday after repeatedly clashing with him about his sexual orientation. 14-year-old Giovanni Melton of Henderson, NV was killed... Read More

Kenneth Gleason

Hitler Speech Found In Home Of Suspect In Racially Motivated Murders

by #TEAMEBONY   Sep 19, 2017

The White 23-year-old dishwasher, as their suspect in the killings of two Black men last week. Read More

#BLMKidnapping, Really? Save Your White Tears

#BLMKidnapping, Really? Save Your White Tears

by Lincoln Anthony Blades   Jan 06, 2017

On Tuesday afternoon, Chicago police were alerted of a video capturing a White reportedly mentally disabled male being assaulted, threatened, and tortured by two Black... Read More

black church burnings Mt. Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina

Burning Churches Should Set Black Souls on Fire

by Stephanie Clintonia Boddie   Jul 08, 2015

Shrug Avery was on to something in a tragically timeless way when she wailed, “God is trying to tell you something” in the 1985... Read More

New Recruits

A Rise in Hate Groups

by Slate   Jun 24, 2015

Slate: Do news events that involve race help White supremacist groups grow? Heidi Beirich: It’s definitely the case that every time there’s been one... Read More

(left) Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.

Standing In Solidarity with Our Muslim Brothers and Sisters

by Katina Parker   Feb 13, 2015

Wednesday night, I gathered with thousands for a vigil to honor the lives of three young Muslims who were murdered by their White neighbor,... Read More

Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson

What We MUST Learn From the Murders of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson

by Cynthia Greenlee-Donnell   Mar 18, 2014

I know, with certainty, that my father would not murder me. Earlier this month, police discovered the bodies of 24-year-old Britney Cosby and her... Read More

Craig Cobb

Surprise! White Separatist Learns He Has Black Blood

by #teamEBONY   Nov 12, 2013

A White supremacist best known for his efforts to erect a Whites-only enclave in North Dakota was stunned into awkward silence after being informed... Read More

Black Victims:
Guilty Until Proven Victimized?

Black Victims:
Guilty Until Proven Victimized?

by Jamilah Lemieux   Oct 24, 2012

Earlier this week, I was dismayed to learn that a young Black woman in Louisiana had allegedly been set on fire by a group... Read More