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Dr. King and Malcolm X met only once; Dallas play imagines what the civil rights icons may have discussed

Historians have examined the polar opposite approaches of two of the nation's most recognized leaders in civil rights and black nationalism since …

Texas

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

Black History

The Petty Reason Trump's Ex-Doctor is Snitching All of a Sudden

In the past few days, Donald Trump’s former doctor has claimed that Trump sent the Caucasian Suge knight and some side-goons to his office to take …

Donald Trump

Reducing blood pressure? Treating addiction? The surprising health benefits of mindfulness

Mindfulness, we learned recently, could help stave off dementia. Researchers from University College London found an association between moderate to severe anxiety and future dementia, but said in their report that therapies such as mindfulness and meditation might reduce the risk of dementia by …

Mindfulness

Cambridge Analytica: Facebook data-harvest firm to shut

<b>Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal, is shutting down.</b><p>The firm was accused of improperly obtaining personal information on behalf of political clients.<p>According to Facebook, data about up to 87 million of its members was harvested by a …

Cambridge Analytica

Kanye West Says Slavery Was a Choice

During an appearance on TMZ Live Tuesday morning, Kanye West made the bold and misguided proclamation that the 400 years black Americans spent being …

Rap & Hip-Hop

NJ Football Coach Says He Lost His Job Because He Had Too Many Black Players on Team

A New Jersey high school football coach claims he was fired because his football teams featured too many black players. But the reality is, he’s …

High School

Economy grew solid 2.3% in Q1

Businesses are brimming with confidence in the Trump era and they continued to ramp up their outlays in the first quarter, helping the economy post solid growth despite a sharp pullback in consumer spending.<p>Growth is expected to rev up the rest of the year as federal tax cuts and spending increases …

Economy

Donald Trump Jr. Just Released a String of Embarrassingly Clueless Tweets About Kanye West

The president's son doesn't recognize the deep irony.Donald Trump Jr. hasn't been tweeting much since his divorce was announced, but he sure was …

Donald Trump

Bill Cosby Found Guilty Of All Charges In Sexual Assault Retrial

<b>Updated at 5:34 p.m. ET</b><p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This story contains a graphic description of sexual assault.</i><p>A Pennsylvania jury has found Bill Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, setting up the comic legend for the possibility of years of imprisonment for drugging and sexually …

Justice

A Conspiracy Theory as to Why HUD Wants to Raise Rent on Low-Income Housing

The more<p>conspiracysober-minded among us saw this coming a mile away—even if we had on Ben Carson’s thick glasses.<p>This is only a theory, mind you, but …

Housing

Leaked Meeting Audio Proves NFL Owners Worried About Appeasing White Fans, While Players Worried About Kaepernick, Black Lives

An October meeting between National Football League owners, players and league executives to discuss player protests and President Donald Trump’s …

Football (U.S.)

New Study Shows White People Don’t Like Living Near Black People; Captain Obvious Declines Comment

I often contemplate leaving my position as one of the world’s foremost wypipologists and pursuing a career in the lucrative field of studying shit …

Race & Ethnicity

Sorry, Not Sorry? Golf Club That Called Cops on Golfing Black Women Apologizes Then Changes Its Tune

A Pennsylvania golf club that called the police on five black female golfers on Saturday is defending itself after initially apologizing—somewhat—for …

Golf

The brothers who were searched by the police for a fist bump

Liam and Dijon Joseph say racial profiling is behind Met officers’ reaction to a friendly gesture<p>Liam Joseph stepped out of the Nisa convenience store on Deptford High Street. He met his brother, Dijon, who had just ordered some food from the takeaway next door, and they tapped fists. Within …

Law Enforcement

Golf Club Calls Cops On 5 Black Women Members Playing ... Golf

A confrontation supposedly over their pace of play was discrimination, one of the women said.<p>A golf club in York County, Pennsylvania, apologized for making five black women “uncomfortable” on its course, but one of the players said Tuesday that she and her companions ― all members ― remain …

Golf

The Sean Hannity Controversy Exposes the Racist Hypocrisy of Wypipo Welfare

On Monday, conservative right-wing zealot Sean Hannity paused his public fellating of Donald Trump and explained why it was totally cool that he …

Donald Trump

Kennedy, conservatives appear to back Trump on travel ban

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Conservative justices and swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy appeared to side with the Trump administration Wednesday as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on President Donald Trump's travel ban.<p>More than a year after Trump caused chaos in the airports by following through on …

Donald Trump

Black Woman Dragged to the Ground, Arrested by Officers in Alabama Waffle House Over Dispute About Plastic Utensils

Add asking about whether it’s protocol to pay for plastic utensils to the list of things you apparently can’t do while black without someone calling …

Crime

21 Mixed-Race Historical Figures You Thought Were White

This Time, Time Got It Right: Tarana Burke Covers the 100 Most Influential People Issue

We will never not stan for Tarana Burke because of the way she so unapologetically and steadfastly stands for us. Watching her profile rise in recent …

Tiffany Haddish

Senate Votes To Roll Back Rules Aimed At Fair Auto Lending For Minorities

The Senate approved a measure Wednesday that would roll back policies designed to protect minority car buyers from discriminatory loan terms. Republicans passed the bill by a narrow margin, and it now moves on to the House.<p>The policy was issued in 2013 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. …

George Washington

Video of two Black men being arrested for sitting at Starbucks sparks calls for boycott

Starbucks has some explaining to do after video surfaced on social media showing Philadelphia police officers arresting two Black men.According to …

Republicans Seize on Impeachment for Edge in 2018 Midterms

WASHINGTON — As Republican leaders scramble to stave off a Democratic wave or at least mitigate their party’s losses in November, a strategy is emerging on the right for how to energize conservatives and drive a wedge between the anti-Trump left and moderate voters: warn that Democrats will …

Fundraising

Frederick Douglass signed portrait sells at auction for $30,000

CLOSE<p>A collection of items related to famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass is scheduled to be sold at a New York auction house Thursday.<p>High-end …

Remembering Martin Luther King, 50 years after his death   | South China Morning Post

On April 4, 1968, Dr Martin Luther King Jnr was assassinated by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tennessee.

Milwaukee's answer to Martin Luther King's assassination: Pray, then take to the streets

Martin Luther King Jr. lives on in new era of reconciliation between white and black

All eyes are on Memphis as the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. approaches. While the day’s events will rightly …

50 years after assassination, Springfield leaders describe how Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, death inspired their approach to politics

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. died after being shot while standing on the second-floor balcony outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in …

Rights & Freedoms

The Day King Was Shot: 26 Times Articles That Told the Story

The bullets that mortally wounded the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis were fired a little after 6 p.m. Central Standard Time on April 4, 1968. The first news bulletin flashed across television screens about an hour later.<p>The New York Times newsroom had only hours to rework a newspaper …

Martin Luther King, Jr.