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Stephen 'tWitch' Boss in 2018. (Maarten de Boer / NBC)

‘Ellen’ show DJ, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, dies at 40

Celebrity DJ tWitch, known for his appearances on Ellen’s talk show, has died by suicide, according to a statement.

A marble bust of Chief Justice Roger Taney in the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the U.S. Capitol. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP file)

Congress approves removing statue of Supreme Court chief justice who wrote Dred Scott decision

The bust of SCOTUS Chief Justice Roger Taney, who is known for his racist stance in the Dred Scott case, may be removed from the U.S. Capitol

Solace owners Folasade Omogun-Broadnax and Terence Davis flank University of Virginia basketball star Mir McLean. (Darrius Terrell)

Black female college athletes are center stage at this sports agency

A new talent agency has set its sight on Black female athletes, who are often overlooked and underpaid for their talents.

Rep. Donald McEachin, D-Va., speaks at a rally for presidential candidate Joe Biden in Norfolk. (Steve Helber / AP file)

Virginia’s open congressional seat offers opportunity for a new generation of Black leaders

After the passing of Virginia ‘s democratic representative, voters will have a choice between two Black candidates next February.

The new stamp commemorating the late Rep. John Lewis. (USPS)

U.S. Postal Service announces stamp honoring late Rep. John Lewis

The U.S. Postal Service recently announced new postage stamps, include one honoring the late John Lewis, an activist and politician.

Iona Lincoln is a 24-year-old single mom and community college student who has been working through homelessness for more than a year. She lost her living space to a house fire and has survived other challenges. (Julien James for Andscape)

California junior college offers a lifeline for homeless students

From elementary school to college, many Californian students are homeless, but one school hopes to change that.

Cambridge HEART is a community-driven advocacy group dedicated to alternatives to policing. Residents are doing EMT training and learning how to respond to crisis calls in an effort to keep their communities safe, solve conflicts, and coordinate mutual aid where needed (JESSICA RINALDI/GLOBE STAFF)

Reimagining the police

One organization is exploring alternatives to police responding in emergency situations where their presence might traumatize citizens.

Azealia Banks singing on stage

‘This place makes me utterly miserable’: Azealia Banks refuses to tour Australia again

Azealia Banks announced her Brisbane concert was canceled because of racist treatment, which was briefly rescinded before becoming official.

Autumn Roberson-Manahan entered her senior year hoping to be valedictorian. Racist bullying derailed her plans, a new civil rights complaint alleges. (Anjali Nair / NBC News; Getty Images)

Taunted for being Black, a student fought back. The 30-second fight derailed her life.

One Texas young woman’s shining future is in question after she stood up to a racist classmate when the school ignored her complaints.

President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona listens at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, file)

BLM sets up student relief fund as loan forgiveness stalls

With the future of President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan uncertain, one BLM organization is offering debt relief to Black students.

Dorothy Pitman Hughes poses for a portrait in 2013. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union/AP)

Dorothy Pitman Hughes, co-founder of Ms. Magazine, dies at 84

Dorothy Pitman Hughes, who fought for women’s rights and co-founded Ms. Magazine with Gloria Steinem is remembered after her death.

Beth Andrews-Arce, left, and Sharita Godwin, center, role play through an examination during sexual assault nurse examiner training at Fayetteville State University. (Cornell Watson for NBC News)

There are few Black sexual assault nurse examiners. One university wants to change that.

One program aims to recruit Black nurses to combat the disproportionate number of mothers and infants who die during labor.

2022 quilt “No Time Being Wasted” by Mary Ann Pettway. (Black Joy)

Black Joy Quilts: Sewing the Future, Stitching the Past

Quilting has been a source of education and community for Black Americans for centuries, yet fiber artists rarely get their due.

Brothers Dijon (left) and Liam Joseph received compensation for being arrested after racial profiling (Linda Nylind/The Guardian)

Met police apologise to brothers stopped and searched after fist bump

Two brothers have received an apology and monetary recompense from London police after being falsely arrested in 2018.

A Hennepin County Sheriff's Office photo of J. Alexander Kueng. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Former officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s back gets 3.5-year prison term

A Minneapolis police officer who was involved in the murder of George Floyd has been sentenced for his responsibility in the victim’s death.

Supporters cheer Tuesday as the Georgia Senate runoff is called for Sen. Raphael Warnock at an election-night watch party in Atlanta. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)

Black Georgia voters celebrate Warnock’s win and efforts to beat voter suppression

Raphael Warnock will retain his position as a democratic senator in Georgia after ballots were tallied in the runoff.

Joe Biden meets Cherelle Griner about the release of Brittney Griner in the Oval Office of the White House on Dec. 8, 2022 in Washington. 9ADAM SCHULTZ/ THE WHITE HOUSE VIA GETTY IMAGES)

WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian custody in a high-profile prisoner swap between the U.S. and Moscow

After a drug conviction by Russian courts that led to imprisonment, WNBA star Brittney Griner has been able to return home.

Jaylen Smith is now the youngest Black mayor in the country (Courtesy Jaylen Smith)

Arkansas town elects youngest Black mayor in US

At Just 18 years old, Jaylen Smith is the youngest Black mayor in the USA and will lead Earle, Arkansas for several years.

Research suggests pulse oximeters may not work as well on people with dark skin tones. (Will Mullery/CNN)

A growing push to fix pulse oximeters’ flawed readings in people of color: ‘This can be dangerous’

The FDA is finally considering what to do about pulse oximeters, which do not work as well for people with darker skin.

The Emmy-winning director poses with the new ice cream flavor she helped create (Courtesy of Ben & Jerry's)

Ava DuVernay becomes the first Black woman featured on Ben & Jerry’s pint

Ben & Jerry’s has honored Ava DuVernay with a new ice cream flavor, which will have long-lasting effect for Black artists.

Chief Michael Delaney and Sheriff Brett Hightower are determining the nature of this threat. (Bowling Green Police Department)

Threats to protesters in Emmett Till rally prompt cancelation of Christmas parade in Kentucky

Two holiday events have been canceled in one Kentucky city after threats directed at a nearby Emmett Till event were received.