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Martin Luther King, Rachel Dolezal and Donald Trump: The recurring story of race that has shaped our history

What would MLK see in America today? A transformed nation that keeps repeating the same racial narratives<p>It’s easy to feel a bit cynical about the way the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday we celebrate this weekend, has become an American secular saint. King is misquoted or selectively …

Black History

Is there room for whites in the fight for black equality?

Do white people get what it means to be African-American?<p>This question surfaced during the civil rights movement a half-century ago and it has raised its head again in protests over the police shooting of Laquan McDonald.<p>You might be surprised to know that a fair number of black people, …

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A Forgotten Presidential Candidate From 1904

Despite what you read in some history books — such as the Biographical Dictionary of Congressional Women — Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) was not in 1972 the first African-American candidate to run for president of the United States.<p>In 1904, George Edwin Taylor — often forgotten in the discussion of …

Black History

Top 8 Black-Owned Real Estate Companies Making Billions

(left to right) Robert L. Johnson, Victor B. MacFarlane, and Emmitt Smith<p>Across America, successful real estate companies are literally making …

In 1959, a white journalist traveled the Deep South posing as a black man. The conditions horrified him.

In 1959, Texas journalist John Howard Griffin darkened his skin and lived for six weeks as a black man in the segregated South. In this week's …

Race Relations

Ray Allen talks having to turn down Obama golf invite

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic – Ray Allen has hit clutch shots in front of thousands of fans, and starred on the big screen alongside Oscar-winning …

Basketball

Melvin Williams dies at 73; former Baltimore drug kingpin acted in 'The Wire'

Melvin Williams, whose life as a West Baltimore drug kingpin in the 1960s and post-prison redemption earned him a recurring role in HBO's<p>"The Wire,"died Thursday at the University of Maryland Medical Center.<p>Friends said Williams had cancer. He was 73. Known as "Little Melvin" — or Slim or Black, …

Ben Simmons — the freshman that's dominating college basketball — has one glaring weakness, and it might not even matter

While LSU is only 4-3, Simmons has been arguably college hoops' top player, or at least the most notable.<p>At 6-foot-10, just 19 years old, Simmons has the height of a big man, the athleticism of a wing player, and the ball-handling of a guard. He's averaging 20 points, 14 rebounds, and 6 assists per …

Ben Simmons

Pop Mom Daily: What Does It Mean When Even College Professors With PhD’s Are On Welfare?

I come across this video while researching courses online and by the time it ends steam is coming out of my ears. What is wrong with this country …

KU Basketball: Cheick Diallo Worth The Wait

KU Basketball freshman Cheick Diallo showcases ridiculous talent, stirs excitement in Allen Fieldhouse debut. The No. 4 Kansas Jayhawks (5-1) won by …

Basketball