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A Florida high school sophomore who was 15 cents short of having enough money for a cafeteria lunch was turned away and the meal thrown in the trash, the girl’s mother is telling CBS News. As a result, the girl...
Details are being released about the funeral and various tributes to beloved Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at age 76 of advanced pancreatic cancer. Franklin’s funeral is slated for 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 31, at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, the...
When he’s not working toward changing the world or visiting his family’s homeland of Kenya, former President Barack Obama is apparently getting in a good read. The country’s first Black president took to Facebook Sunday to share what he’s been...
The next time you’re complaining about being tired or overtaxed, consider the challenges of Luther Younger—a 98-year-old Upstate New York man who walks 12 miles round trip daily to visit his wife in the hospital. Younger makes the trek to...
A Newark, N.J., high school principal is going the extra mile to support his students who are being bullied—and the community is embracing his actions. Akbar Cook, principal of the city’s West Side High School, has installed a laundry room...
Jahana Hayes is proving that grassroots efforts can work. The Black woman and Connecticut’s 2016 Teacher of the Year is on track to become the state’s first Black Democrat in Congress, after logging a victory on Aug. 14 in the...
  Rapper, screenwriter and film director Boots Riley might be the only person who isn’t raving lately about Spike Lee’s new movie, BlacKkKlansman. Riley published an essay on Twitter taking Lee to task for creating a film that is not based...
Richard Jankowski, 51, a candidate for school board in a central New Jersey suburb, has withdrawn from the race after the media discovered a series of racist social media posts over a period of years. READ MORE: Blacks need not apply...
N-word slur, no problem! That’s the sentiment being expressed by white Georgia state Sen. Michael Williams in response to accusations this week that Donald Trump used the racial epithet during his reign at The Apprentice. Williams, whose district is based in Cumming, Ga.,...
  The hits just keep coming from fired Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, who is on a book tour. Nearly a week after the release of her White House tell-all book Unhinged, Manigault Newman says that the staff of President Donald Trump...
In another case of young people enduring racial epithets while playing sports, a school district in Utah is investigating allegations that audience members at a Salt Lake City-area soccer game shouted racial slurs at two players from a competing...
  The shooting death of Stephon Clark by police in Sacramento in March has prompted the police department there to change its foot-chase policy, KCRA is reporting. Clark is the young father of two who was fatally shot on March 18 in his...
The board of elections for a rural Georgia county that is mostly Black is proposing to close most of the county’s polling locations ahead of the crucial, nationwide midterm elections, Newsweek and other news organizations report. The proposed move could have...
The highly successful movie Girls Trip will probably make a second stop at the big screen, according to actor Regina Hall. Hall told BuzzFeed’s AM to DM that members of the “Flossy Posse” are busy coordinating logistics, but assured fans...
Jeffrey Epstein, 59, a white doctor who was the focus of a viral video in which he is heard complaining that police “treated like a Black person” now says he was making a point about law enforcement behavior,...
When Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin died Thursday at the age of 76 of advanced pancreatic cancer, she not only left behind a treasure trove of songs that couched the civil rights movement, but a net worth of $80 million, People...
Ghana has declared a week of national mourning after the death Saturday of its native countryman, Kofi Annan, the only Black African to become U.N. secretary-general, according to multiple news organizations. Annan, 80, “passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness,” the Kofi...
Omarosa Manigault Newman is just getting started. The former White House aide, lawyer and ex-reality TV star has dominated the news cycle with the release of her tell-all book, Unhinged, and the release of audio tapes and other tawdry...
In case you haven’t heard, Ja’Ron Smith, special assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, is now the most senior Black aide on Trump’s staff. The news comes after Omarosa Manigault Newman's recent claims that she heard a tape of...
Do not mess with family. That was the message from Black Twitter this week after a popular author and social media celebrity offered up some snark at suggestions that '90s R&B crooner Tevin Campbell perform at a memorial for Queen of...