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July 23, 2016
WNBA withdraws fines for teams that wore black warmup shirts
The WNBA is withdrawing its fines for teams and players that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent ...
July 23, 2016
WNBA president lauds activism, wishes it was kept off court
WNBA President Lisa Borders applauds the league's players for taking a stance on social issues. She just wishes the activism ...
July 17, 2016
Mourners mark second anniversary of Eric Garner's death
Marking two years since Eric Garner's death became a flashpoint in a national debate about relations between police and ...
July 16, 2016
Peaceful remembrance for man killed by police in Baton Rouge
Grieving residents of Baton Rouge honored an appeal at the funeral of a black man killed by police to celebrate his life ...
July 15, 2016
The Latest: Fourth suspect in pawn shop robbery arrested
The Latest on the fatal shooting of a black man by Baton Rouge police officers (all times local): 10 p.m. Authorities say the ...
July 15, 2016
'Wrong must be corrected' for black man killed by police
A black man killed in front of a convenience store was remembered Friday as the "meaning of southern hospitality" and a good ...
July 14, 2016
Concerns over violence as protesters head to Cleveland
As Donald Trump seeks to unify the fractured GOP around his presidential candidacy, protest groups will gather outside the ...
July 13, 2016
Obama: Still far from solving police, community issues
America is "not even close" to where it needs to be in terms of resolving issues between police and the communities they ...
July 08, 2016
Black Lives Matter condemns Dallas shootings, plans protests
Leaders and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement sought a delicate balance Friday by both condemning the slaying of ...
June 26, 2016
Rainbow flags, images of shooting victims at pride parades
Rainbow flags were held high along with portraits of the dead as thousands of people marched Sunday in gay pride parades ...
May 26, 2016
Black activists are looking beyond the courtroom for change
Black activists in Baltimore and beyond say they are disappointed but not discouraged after neither of the first two police ...
May 24, 2016
'Grey's Anatomy' actor helps produce BET documentary
Actor Jesse Williams says he sees BET's documentary premiering Thursday on the Black Lives Matter movement as a time capsule ...
May 03, 2016
Wilmore says his 'tone didn't fit room' in DC performance
Comic Larry Wilmore says his "tone didn't fit the room" at his much talked-about White House Correspondents Association ...
April 24, 2016
Beyond music, Prince's legacy includes black activism
Prince accepted a standing ovation as he strolled out carrying a cane and rocking an Afro to present the 2015 Grammy for ...
April 20, 2016
Puff Daddy & The Family, Common, Andra Day added to Essence
The Essence Festival has added three artists to its summer lineup: award-winning rapper Common, Puff Daddy & The Family and ...
April 13, 2016
Sanders, Clinton battle in NY ahead of Sanders' Vatican trip
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton staged dueling New York City rallies on Wednesday ahead of the state's pivotal ...
April 04, 2016
James McBride pays tribute to the Godfather of Soul
"Kill 'Em and Leave" (Spiegel & Grau), by James McBride James McBride, best-selling author of "The Color of Water" and "The ...
March 08, 2016
Feds won't charge NYC officer who killed unarmed teen
A New York City police officer who shot an unarmed teenager to death will not face federal civil rights charges, officials ...
March 03, 2016
Melissa Harris-Perry exit puts focus on MSNBC record
MSNBC's facelift over the past two years has cut the airtime of some of its most prominent minority personalities — and it ...
February 28, 2016
Chris Rock brings diversity issue front and center at Oscars
With deft timing and an impactful blend of humor and searing commentary, host Chris Rock took the bull by the horns at the ...