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Farewell, and Thanks, to a Man Who Kept Kids Safe

After a beloved school crossing guard was shot, his community came together to both mourn his loss and celebrate his life of kindness.


Caring for the Ancestors’ Land

Artist and activist Bevelyn Afor Ukah is on a mission to relieve food insecurity in the Black community by teaching gardening skills in combination with ancestral teachings.

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Buttigieg visits predominantly Black Alabama community following ABC News investigation about neighborhood flooding

One Black neighborhood in Alabama had a chance to speak to the Secretary of Transportation about a highway that has disrupted lives.

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Black Maternal Health Week 2024: U.S. News Recognizes U.S. Hospitals With Excellent Black Patient Outcomes

26 hospitals across the country were recognized for excellent Black patient outcomes as part of Black maternal health week.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump meets employees during a visit to a Chick-fil-A restaurant on April 10, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. Trump is visiting Atlanta for a campaign fundraising event he is hosting. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)

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In an election season, Keith Boykin examines the Black community’s opinions of former president Donald Trump.

Former Rankin County sheriff’s deputy Hunter Elward, right, appears in the Rankin County Circuit Court in Brandon, Miss., Monday, Aug. 14, 2023. Elward is one of six white former Mississippi law officers that pleaded guilty to state charges on Monday for torturing two Black men in a racist assault. All six had recently admitted their guilt in a connected federal civil rights case. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

6 Mississippi ‘Goon Squad’ officers sentenced to 15 to 45 years on state charges for torture of 2 Black men

Ex-officers from Mississippi who brutally tortured two innocent Black men and called themselves the “Goon Squad” were finally sentenced to at least one decade in federal prison.

Medical gaslighting is an insidious, decades-long phenomenon that disproportionately impacts women and BIPOC. Now, Long COVID sufferers are feeling its effects. (valentinrusanov / Getty Images

How ‘Medical Gaslighting’ Ignores Black Women With Long COVID

Dr. Margot Gage Witvliet, PhD, developed Long COVID in 2020, facing medical gaslighting and discovering shared experiences in dozens of women & BIPOC. Dr. Gage Witvliet learned that medical gaslighting is an insidious phenomenon which disproportionately impacts women and BIPOC. Medical professionals frequently tell female patients with Long COVID and other invisible illnesses that their symptoms are “all in their heads” while treating male counterparts with contrasting, scientifically sound approaches.

Footage from video captured now-former Warren Police officer Matthew Rodriguez (right) punching Jaquwan Smith (left), a man under arrest, in the city jail's fingerprinting area, then slamming his head against the floor and pushing him into a cell. (Photo: Screenshot/ Free Press)

A Detroit-Area Officer Who Punched Jaquwan Smith After an Arrest Pleads Guilty

Detroit-area police officer, Matthew Rodriguez, pleaded guilty to a federal civil rights violation for punching Jaquwan Smith without cause in June 2023. Rodriguez said Smith, the Black 19-year-old, was not resisting arrest nor attempting escape.


Black, Disabled, and Dealing With the Maze of Health Care 

Disabled adults already face more difficulties in finding adequate healthcare. Add being Black to that, though, and the hardships multiply even more.

Members of the Tennessee A&I basketball team.

More than 65 years later, a college basketball championship team gets its White House moment

Vice President Kamal Harris greeted the Tennessee A&I basketball team at the White House to recognize the team’s 1957 championship win.


Biden delays menthol ban amid 2024 concerns over black support

A proposal to ban menthol cigarettes may be delayed until after the 2024 election due to concerns from the Black community about being disproportionately targeted after the ban is put in place.

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‘Romeo & Juliet’ play starring Tom Holland and Francesca Amewudah-Rivers faces ‘barrage of racial abuse’

The Jamie Lloyd Company has responded to racist comments spreading online after announcing the cast of its upcoming Romeo and Juliet play.

Walter Moorer observes fumes emitted from the Hosea Weaver asphalt plant near Chin Street

Black Residents Want This Company Gone. Will Alabama’s Environmental Agency Approve a New Permit?

Residents in one Alabama neighborhood that has been polluted by a nearby manufacturing plant are waiting to see if the company will remain.

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Meta’s AI image generator really struggles with the concept of interracial couples

Meta’s AI image generator apparently struggles to produce images of interracial couples, a reflection of its training material.


A Reversal Cannot Undo the Damage Caused by This Voting Fraud Case

Crystal Mason was cleared of any voting fraud charges this past week after years in prison and a decade of receiving safety threats connected to her false conviction.

Former University of Arizona assistant coach, Book Richardson, served 90 days in jail and received a 10-year ban from the NCAA for his role in illegal, off-the-book payments to players and families. (Jacob Snow/USA Today Sports)

Black Coaches Lost Everything After FBI College Hoops Case That Wrecked Careers, Then Fizzled

Ex-NCAA basketball coach, Book Richardson, discusses his role in illegal player payments and the disproportionate fallout for Black coaches. Richardson served 90 days in jail as a result of the FBI’s 2017 crackdown on off-the-book player payments. Richardson, formerly a University of Arizona men’s basketball assistant coach, and other Black assistant coaches took the brunt of punishments from both the federal government and the NCAA.


Emotional Angel Reese says she has been ‘attacked so many times’ and threatened since winning NCAA title in 2023

NCAA basketball star Angel Reese talks about the harassment she has faced during the March Madness tournament and how she has been dealing with it.

New study conducted by the University of Georgia finds young Black men in rural areas are dying by suicide at alarming rates. (

High Rates of Suicide Among Young Black Men In Rural Areas: Study Reveals Systemic Failure

A new study, conducted by the University of Georgia researchers, finds young Black men in rural areas are dying by suicide at alarming rates. The study showed the suicides and suicidal ideations in this population are linked to growing up in low-resource environments and experiencing racial discrimination throughout adolescence.

Louisiana has made abortion illegal at any stage of pregnancy with few exceptions; the ban disproportionately affects Black women. (Jose Luiz Pelaez/Getty Images)

Why Black Moms and Babies Are Dying So Often In Louisiana

Louisiana has banned abortion at all stages of pregnancy, with few exceptions. The state’s maternal mortality rate disproportionately impacts Black women. Additionally, Louisiana has both the 5th highest Black population and the 5th highest infant mortality rate in the United States.

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A biased test kept thousands of Black people from getting a kidney transplant — it’s finally changing

Some Black kidney patients are realizing they were kept off the transplant list because of a racist algorithm.

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Women and Girls Living in Cobalt-mining Communities in the DRC Report a “Staggering” Rise in Serious Reproductive Health Issues

A recent report shows the impact of cobalt mining on the nearby communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.