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A Mississippi man is convicted of burning a cross in his front yard to threaten a Black family. (Guenther Gassler/Getty Images/EyeEm)

Mississippi man who burned cross to intimidate Black neighbors pleads guilty to hate crime

Axel Cox has been convicted of a hate crime after he burned a cross to intimidate his Black neighbors in Mississippi.

Kevin Johnson with his daughter, Corionsa "Khorry" Ramey. (Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty via AFP)

The teen who was refused the chance to be with her dad as he was executed says the ‘justice system failed me’

At 19 years old, Kevin Johnson was convicted of murder. However, at 19, his daughter lost her case to see her father’s last breath.

Tim Poole, aka DJ One Gone of KDEE 97.5, set the pace for the day, playing music and hosting raffles. (Verbal Adam, OBSERVER)

Sacramento’s Black Wall Street Hosts Black Friday Fest

A recent gathering of Black business owners in Sacramento offered an alternative to corporate Black Friday shopping.

The Three Mothers

ABHM Book Club Presents: The Three Mothers

ABHM Book Club Presents: The Three Mothers. In honor of the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we have selected a book that covers the 1960s Civil Rights Movement from a perspective long overlooked –that of the mothers of Dr. MLK Jr., James Baldwin, and Malcolm X.

Brunson celebrates the honor as a sign of change (People)

Quinta Brunson named one of People magazine’s 2022 “People of the Year”

Quinta Brunson, creator and star of sitcom Abbott Elementary, is one of People’s 2022 people of the year, giving us all hope for social change.

Plans for a grocery store run by the African Heritage Food Co-Op in Buffalo. (African Heritage Food Co-Op)

Black leaders on Buffalo’s East Side are building markets to address food insecurity

A proposed food co-op might ease the burden on some Buffalo residents who live in what’s known as a food desert.

Virginia's governor proposed a change in curriculum that would prevent teachers from discussing key elements of Black history (Christina Morillo/Pexels.)

Teachers Rail Against Virginia Gov. Youngkin’s Proposed Curriculum Updates

Virginia is the most recent state to consider preventing teachers from educating students about Black history in America.

Dr. Jackie “Bouvier” Copeland is a change artist, equity finance innovator, and the founder of the WISE Fund. (Courtesy photo)

Black Women in Tech Might Be the Key to Climate Justice

Dr. Jackie “Bouvier” Copeland believes Black women are key to achieving climate justice, which is why she started the WISE Fund.

Elon Musk at a news conference Feb. 10 2022. (Jim Watson / AFP via Getty Images)

Elon Musk is alienating one of Twitter’s most valuable assets: Black influencers

Musk has alienated Twitter users, but could pushing out Black influencers have a greater impact than anyone realizes?

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries arrives to hold a news conference in the US Capitol on November 15, 2022. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/AP)

House Democrats elect Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as leader, the first Black person to lead a congressional caucus

New York Representative Hakeem Jeffries has taken the reigns of the House Democratic Caucus from Nancy Pelosi.

Images of the late reggae pioneer Bob Marley appear at the press launch for the exhibit "Bob Marley One Love Experience" at the Saatchi Gallery in London, which will soon open at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles. (Alex Brenner via AP)

Bob Marley immersive experience to land in U.S. next year

Fans will be able to visit the Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles next January to see an immersive Bob Marley exhibit.

People gather to remember Donal Suggs Jr. (Photograph courtesy of Dawn Suggs/St. Louis American)

The Pioneering Black LGBT Activist You Probably Don’t Know – But Should

A new street name memorializes Donald Suggs Jr,, a gay Black man known for his journalism and activism work.

Amanda Morgan performs in the Nutcracker at the Pacific Northwest Ballet. (Lindsay Thomas, PNB.)

Amanda Morgan Becomes First Black Woman Soloist For The Pacific Northwest Ballet

Ballet hasn’t always been welcoming to Black women, which is why Amanda Morgan’s climb to the top of her ballet company is historic.

The Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 14, 2019. (Graeme Sloan / Sipa via AP file)

Veterans Affairs has denied benefits to Black people at higher rates for years, lawsuit alleges

A recent lawsuit contends that the VA has denied rightfully earned benefits to Black veterans, and records support this suit.

Mary J. Blige at the White House for the cancer awareness event

Singer Mary J Blige Joins White House in Fight Against Cancer

Mary J. Blige recently spoke at a White House event about cancers that have impacted her family.

Jahmicah Dawes, right, his wife, Heather, and their children inside Slim Pickins Outfitters.

Founder of first Black-owned US outdoor gear shop: ‘We’re more than the narratives out there’

Jahmicah Dawes smashes stereotypes with his store, which sells outdoor gear to the residents of his small Texas town

Yellow Dress (2022) is currently on display. (Somaya/Critchlow/Maximillian William, London)

‘A perverse part of me likes to delve into what’s off-limits’: Somaya Critchlow on her taboo-breaking art

One painter’s art reclaims the Black female form as sensuous and deserving of attention as it always has been.

After 10 years of service, the Price Rite Marketplace in Mt. Clare Junction Shopping Center will permanently close its doors by the end of December. (Alexis Taylor)

Baltimore’s Price Rite Marketplace set to close next month

The closure of one West Baltimore store highlights the plight of Black and other vulnerable residents living in a food desert.

Juanita “Busy Bee” Britton is the CEO of BZB International, Inc., a public relations, event planning and travel firm. This year, she’s celebrating the return and 30th anniversary of her BZB Holiday Gift and Art Show.

Annual gift and art show returns to steer holiday shoppers to Black entrepreneurs and artists

Shoppers can head to the annual BZB holiday market in Washington D.C. to purchase crafts and art from dozens of Black makers.

Kevin Johnson at the Clayton Courthouse in Clayton, Mo., on Apr. 3, 2007. (F. Brian Ferguson / Pool/AP file)

Missouri 19-year-old can’t watch her father’s execution, judge rules

Khorry Ramey’s request to see her father, Kevin Johnson, executed has been rejected by Missouri courts because of her age.

The esteemed Dr. Finlayson has a new honor in Milwaukee. (Journal Sentinel Archives)

Bronzeville District street in Milwaukee renamed for Black pioneer Dr. William Finlayson

Milwaukee residents may notice a new street sign marking Dr. William Finlayson Street in honor of an important Black OBGYN.