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Violence adds momentum to removal of Confederate statues

Gov. Haslam calls on state lawmakers to remove bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from Tennessee Capitol.

Trump names hate groups, denouncing Charlottesville violence

After withering criticism over "many sides" remark, Trump declares "racism is evil" and calls hate groups "repugnant."

Black leaders denounce violent Charlottesville rally

Many Black leaders are blaming President Donald Trump for encouraging bigotry.

Barack Obama just got his very own holiday in the state of Illinois

The state of Illinois has decided to recognize the G.O.A.T., former President Barack Obama, with his own state holiday.

NAACP focuses on millennials for future growth

As Derrick Johnson assumes the role of interim president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), leaders of the nation’s oldest Black civil rights organization say that young people must come first.

Cathay Williams - the woman who was a Buffalo Soldier

Eleven facts paint a picture of the only known member of the famed Buffalo Soldiers.

Michelle Obama teams up with 'Spotify' to help students prepare for college

Former First Lady Michelle Obama showed that her investment in the future of the youth in our country is a real commitment by attending the Beating The Odds Summit at Washington, D.C.’s Dunbar High School.

NAACP searches for relevance in era defined by Black Lives Matter and Trump

Group looks for new leadership while continuing to play the inside game.

Trump bars transgender individuals from US armed forces

President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military “in any capacity,” citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption.”

Maxine Waters: I’ll run for president if millennials want me to

Waters is in her 14th term representing south central LA and has become known for calling for Trump’s impeachment.

Go away, O.J. . . .

A diminished Juice brings back all the stains that can’t be scrubbed clean.

SCLC eyes entry into the rap game

Hip-hop project among expected highlights at convention.

Billion in private student loan debts may be wiped away due to missing paperwork

According to The New York Times, billions of dollars in private student loan debt could be wiped out, all because the private lender didn’t keep track of the paperwork that would verify that it had ownership of the loans.

New Harvard study finds steep declines in black homeownership in major cities

For the 12th consecutive year, America’s national homeownership rate has declined, according Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS)’ annual report, “State of the Nation’s Housing 2017.” This year’s report also found these declines vary by race and ethnicity.

There’s more to Jarrius Robertson than superfandom

The 15-year-old Jimmy V Perseverance Award recipient is transforming lives through organ donation awareness.

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