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Former Baltimore police officer Bobby Berger, performing in blackface.

Ex-cop and blackface performer’s fundraiser for officers in Freddie Gray case canceled

A local venue on Wednesday abruptly canceled a planned fundraiser for the six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray after the scheduled entertainment — a former Baltimore officer singing in blackface — drew sharp criticism.

Racial Satire ‘White Squad’ Is Painfully Hilarious But All Too Real

A new, brilliant satire by MTV’s “Look Different” anti-bias campaign that tackles racial inequality that privileges white people and disadvantages people of color in everyday situations.

Poll Finds Most in U.S. Hold Dim View of Race Relations

In a New York Times poll, nearly six in 10 Americans think race relations are generally bad; four in 10 think the situation is getting worse.

Cop Threatens to Use Taser on Sandra Bland in New Dash-Cam Video

New dashboard-camera footage has been released showing Sandra Bland’s ill-fated police stop July 10.


President Obama Meets With Emma Didlake, Oldest Living U.S. Veteran

President Barack Obama met in the Oval Office on Friday with Emma Didlake, a 110-year-old who is the oldest living veteran in the United States.

Legacy Garner and her mother, Jewel Miller, release a dove to mark the anniversary of Eric Garner's death.

Eric Garner Is Remembered One Year After His Death

Held aloft in her mother’s arms, Legacy Garner, the 15-month-old daughter of Eric Garner, opened a wooden bird cage Friday morning and released a white rock dove.


‘This Is Our Selma’: NC’s Fight for Voting Rights

Monday marks the start of a pivotal voting-rights trial in North Carolina. On the line? Access to the ballot box for tens of thousands of African-American voters.

COLUMBIA, SC - JULY 10:  A crowd cheers as a South Carolina state police honor guard lowers the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds on July 10, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Republican Governor Nikki Haley presided over the event after signing the historic legislation the day before. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NAACP Ends 15-Year Boycott Of South Carolina

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced Saturday the end to its 15-year economic boycott of the state of South Carolina.

Statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest in Health Sciences Park, Memphis TN

Memphis, Tenn., Votes to Exhume Body of Confederate General, KKK Leader Buried in City Park

Memphis, Tenn., city leaders unanimously voted on Tuesday night to exhume the body of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a former Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader who is buried in the city’s Health Sciences Park, and move him to a private cemetery.


Texas officials: Schools should teach that slavery was ‘side issue’ to Civil War

Five million public school students in Texas will begin using new social studies textbooks this fall based on state academic standards that barely address racial segregation.


The American Revolution was not a whites-only war

The political freedom resulting from the war was earned on battlefields at Lexington and Concord, at the Battle of Bunker Hill and beyond, with the help of black soldiers, both free and enslaved, who fought with the Continental Army.


Cause of Fire at Mount Zion AME Church Ruled ‘Natural’

Investigators in South Carolina said Thursday that a fire at a historic black church this week was most likely sparked by natural causes and that no criminal intent was found.

Donald Trump says African-American youths ‘have no spirit’

On the same day that a New Hampshire poll put Donald Trump second in the race to be the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 2016, the New York mogul said that African-American youths had “no spirit” and blamed Barack Obama for dividing the country.

Woman Removes Confederate Flag In Front Of South Carolina Statehouse

A woman scaled a flagpole in front of the South Carolina Statehouse on Saturday morning and removed the Confederate battle flag.


White Supremacists More Dangerous To America Than Foreign Terrorists, Study Says

At least 48 people have been killed stateside by right-wing extremists in the 14 years since since the September 11 attacks — almost twice as many as were killed by self-identified jihadists in that time, according to a study released Wednesday by the New America Foundation.


Thousands Walk Hand In Hand To Show Support For Mother Emanuel Church

On Sunday evening, hours after Emanuel A.M.E. Church opened its doors for the first service following the killing of nine of its congregants Wednesday, thousands in Charleston took to the streets in a show of support and solidarity.

Impromptu memorial outside Emanuel AME Church.

Racism Is Not A Mental Illness

An act of terrorism unfolded on American soil last night when Dylann Roof allegedly killed nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Texas teacher’s Facebook rant about McKinney pool party gets her ‘relieved of her duties’: report

Karen Fitzgibbons lost her job after a Facebook post that said blacks are “causing the problems” and advocated racial segregation.

This Father’s Day, Let’s Shatter the Myth About the Absent Black Father

Fact: More young black fathers are raising their children at home than are not. Black men are present and engaged fathers who love their children.

‘Are you an African American?’ Why an NAACP official isn’t saying.

A controversy is raging over whether a prominent Washington state civil rights activist and Howard University graduate who claimed she was African American is actually white.

The grave of Private Scott Carnal.

Civil War vet to be honored 98 years after burial

On Sunday, the Historical Society of Dayton Valley gave Scott Carnal the ceremonial burial he probably didn’t get nearly 100 years ago.