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Airman fatally shot by Florida deputy who was in wrong apartment, family attorney says

23-year-old Roger Fortson was fatally shot and killed by a Florida police officer who forced his way into Fortson’s apartment while responding to a call about a domestic disturbance.

Flavor Flav

Flavor Flav vows to fund the US women’s water polo team for 2024 Olympics: ‘That’s a Flavor Flav promise’

After seeing a tweet about the team’s financial woes, rapper Flavor Flav offered to sponsor their trip to the Olympics.


Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Wonder Wagon

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum (BBCM) will be bringing their mobile museum to ABHM on Saturday, May 11th from 10 AM to 1 PM. BBCM Wonder Wagon will bring hands-on activities developed in collaboration with ABHM to our space!


The Other Side of the Game: Black Athletes and Mental Health 

While so many Black youth find a home on a sports team where they excel, the glory of it all often hides the mental health struggles they may be dealing with.

Same Game Different Smoker

Same Game Different Smoker Opening Exhibition

Same Game Different Smoker, a national exhibit that explores the troubled relationship the tobacco industry has had with the Black community for 400+ years, is coming to Milwaukee.

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IRS acts to address wide disparity in audit rates between Black taxpayers and other filers

The IRS has announced that it is taking steps to address a wide disparity in audit rates between Black taxpayers and other filers. They also pledge to pay more attention to the wealthy and major companies.

Chemicals used to straighten hair can increase the risk of uterine cancer (Tomas Anderson/Alamy Stock Photos)

FDA misses own deadline to propose ban on cancer-linked formaldehyde from hair relaxers

The Food and Drug Administration had planned to propose a ban on a toxic chemical found in relaxers often used by Black women.

Members of the Sycamore Creek Church

A Michigan grassroots effort is raising reparations, while the government lags

Tired of waiting for the government to act, Michigan churches are among the organizations raising money for reparations.

Students at The Toussaint L'Ouverture Academy

This Boston preschool is teaching children in Creole and English — and instilling Haitian pride

One Boston school has introduced the country’s Haitian Creole immersion program for preschoolers in recognition of the local community.


Black Entrepreneurs, Frustrated by High Rates, Look to the Election

With interest rates and inflation rising, Black business owners are worried about their profit margins and overall cash flow. They’re starting to think Donald Trump might be a better candidate for dealing with this than President Biden.


Black Workers Are Being Left Out of the Clean Energy Boom

A recent study found that Black workers make up only 8% of the clean energy labor force, including fossil fuels and electric/hybrid vehicles, which is significantly less than other groups of color.

Gabby Douglas

2012 Olympic champion Gabby Douglas competes for the first time in 8 years at the American Classic

Fans of gymnast Gabby Douglas may have a chance to see her compete in the Olympics again if she gets past qualifying trials.

Cyril Ramaphosa

It’s 30 years since apartheid ended. South Africa’s celebrations are set against growing discontent

Growing political unrest marred South Africa’s celebrations of thirty years free from apartheid on Freedom Day.

Dylan Beard

Meet the Walmart deli employee who’s also a track star hoping to make the Olympic team

Olympic hopeful Dylan Beard exercises his athletic prowess in between shifts at America’s largest big box retailer.

Dr. Myriam Rogers, superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools

Pikesville High athletic director used AI to fake racist recording of principal, police say

An employee of Baltimore County Public Schools has been accused of using AI to create racist imagery of a coworker.

Edward Dwight

He missed a chance to be the first Black astronaut. Now, at 90, he’s going into space

Edward J. Wright, an artist and former Air Force pilot, will finally accomplish a dream that was postponed for decades.

Average Family Wealth, by Race and Ethnicity, 1963–2022

A $1 million wealth gap now divides white families from Black and Hispanic ones, research shows

There is a longstanding and stark wealth gap between American families of different races according to research.

Black construction worker

Black and Latino workers die on the job at disproportionate rates, new report shows

Research shows that Black and Latino workers are more likely to die from accidents, exposure, and homicides at work than white workers.


Pacers’ star Tyrese Haliburton says rival fan directed racist slur at his brother during playoff game

Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton said a Milwaukee Bucks fan called his brother the N-word in the stands at the most recent playoffs game.

Beyonce performs onstage at Rose Bowl, on Sept. 22, 2018. (Larry Busacca / PW18/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment file)

Beyoncé Showed Her Hair Being Washed. Here’s Why It Matters.

In a video on Instagram, Beyoncé provided fans a rare glimpse of her routine to promote her new products and address backlash.

Stephen A. Smith defended Trump’s claim that “Black folks find him relatable because what he is going through is similar to what Black Americans have gone through." (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

Stephen A. Smith’s Non-Apology ‘Apology’ 

Stephen A. Smith compared Trump’s criminal charges to the legal attacks on heroic Black historical figures—now he’s “apologizing.” Smith claimed the Black community relates to Trump’s legal struggles. Yet, after receiving large backlash, he said his words were “taken out of context” and “misconstrued.”