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Georgia Cop Allegedly Beat Woman Into Having A Miscarriage Because He ‘Didn’t Like Her Tone’

Kenya Harris of Albany, Georgia suffered a miscarriage in 2011 after being beaten by a cop and being forced to spend the night in jail, all because …

Black Mississippi Judge Throws The Book At White Supremacists In This Powerful Courtroom Speech

In an epic pre-sentencing speech, a black Mississippi federal judge made it clear to the three white murderers in his courtroom that America is …

These Women Re-Created Iconic Photos From Black History

The #WeAreBlackHistory series celebrates legendary black women.

Black History

About 50 years ago, they went to prison for marrying each other. Here's their story.

Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving were an interracial couple in Virginia, very much in love.<p>They wished to marry, but this was before that was …

20 Black Inventions Over The Last 100 Years You May Not Know

<b>Lewis Latimer (1848 – 1928)</b><p>What He Invented: The Carbon Filament For The Light Bulb.<p>Why It’s Important: Latimer is one of the greatest inventors of …

Ferguson police explore 'less lethal' gun attachment

Under fire for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager last year, the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri is currently testing a "less lethal" option for its sidearms.<p>It consists of a small ball-like device that is clipped on at the end of a gun. When fired, the bullet embeds itself into the …

Justice

It’s Official: President Obama Is The Best Economic President In Modern Times

Image Credit: kids4barackobama.com<p>A new economic report, published by Forbes.com on September 6, 2014, clearly shows that President Obama is the best …

The march of Civil Rights museums across America

With the UK release of the film Selma this Friday all eyes are on Alabama. But new and upcoming museums right across the American south are marking the half-century since the height of the Civil Rights movement<p>The population of the small town of Selma, Alabama, will swell fivefold when visitors …

Black History

MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month

On June 30th, 1974, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a …

Where Are They Now? 10 Female Icons In Black History Who Are Still Living And Making A Difference

1 of 10<p>We hear so much about Black History Month icons and what they’ve done in the past around this time of year, but we were wondering, what are …

We Can't Just Know Black History, We Have to Know It Matters

Before this year, I didn’t like celebrating Black History Month. While I was grateful for the contributions of the black people who came before me, I …

Black History

#BlackHistoryMonth

As a nation, we pause this February to honor Black History Month and all those who came before us. Throughout February, the White House will pay tribute both to the accomplishments of some of our country’s greatest historical giants, while also taking time to highlight stories from those whose …

House Votes to Repeal Obamacare, Again

The House voted 239-186 on Tues­day to re­peal Obama­care — y’know, in case it wasn’t clear where the Re­pub­lic­ans stood on that is­sue.<p>It’s the …

Affordable Care Act

Democrats block DHS funding over immigration

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Every Senate Democrat voted on Tuesday to block Republicans' proposal to fund the Department of Homeland Security, which runs out of money on Feb. 27.<p>They objected to several provisions added to the bill by House Republicans that restrict funding to implement President Barack …

Homeland Security

The NYPD is sued an average of 10 times a day

An analysis of a city report by the data blog <i>I Quant NY</i> found that roughly 10 lawsuits were filed against the NYPD every day last year.<p>The suits …

New York City

'I Can't Breathe': Garner Decision Protests Hit Fifth Day

Protesters angered by police killings of unarmed black men in New York and Missouri rallied nationwide late Sunday in a fifth day of demonstrations, shutting down freeways, holding "die-ins" in the streets, and chanting "I can't breathe" — the last words uttered by Eric Garner.<p>As many as 500 people …

Justice

Spicing it Up May Help Prevent Colon Cancer from Spreading

Rachel Morrell<p>I will never forget the first time I tried Indian food. I was raised on meat and potatoes, casseroles and spaghetti, and the most …

Cancer

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson 'will quit policing'

'Darren will never be a police officer again, and he understands that', says lawyer for the officer who killed an unarmed teenager in Missouri<p>Darren Wilson, the Missouri police officer who fatally shot the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, will likely never return to policing, his lawyer has …

Missouri governor declares state of emergency

Ahead of a grand jury's decision on whether to indict a police officer in the killing of Michael Brown, Missouri has both called in the National Guard and diminished the role of the Ferguson Police Department.<p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday as a precaution, he said, in …

This Easy Pizza Quesadilla Recipe Will Change Your Life

It's not delivery, it's a PEPPERONI PIZZA QUESADILLA. Thanks to Serious Eats for the best gift ever.

Cooking

Girls Who Escaped Boko Haram Tell of Horrors in Captivity

Women and girls kidnapped by the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram are raped and forced to marry fighters even if they are underage, according to …

Protesters in St. Louis Grapple with Generational Divide

Older generations of protesters are clashing with younger demonstrators in Ferguson and St. Louis—each group has a different vision of how to bring …

How Lessons From the AIDS Crisis Can Help Us Beat Ebola

Without urgent action, Ebola could become “the world’s next AIDS,” said Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and …

Iraqi Yazidi girl tells of captivity in IS group