Black Culture

'America's dirty little secret': the Texas town that has been without running water for decades

Sandbranch is a small, poor, largely African American community just outside Dallas but its residents have to rely on charitable donations of bottled water<p>It’s a sweltering Saturday in October and Pastor Eugene Keahey is becoming agitated. His flock live in a Texas town that hasn’t had running …

News (U.S.)

How Bruce Davidson’s civil rights photos still resonate now

Bruce Davidson chronicled the US civil rights movement in the 1960s. For the penultimate video in BBC Culture’s Through the Lens series, the 84-year-old reveals how he created his iconic images.<p>“In order for me to make meaningful photographs, I had to be close,” says Bruce Davidson in this video, …

Culture

Wow! Kim And Kanye’s Surrogate Looks Ready To Pop

BET.com<p>https://www.bet.com/celebrities/news/2017/11/23/kim-and-kanye.html?cid=facebook<p>Could baby #3 be coming early?<p>article

Removing cops from schools is latest bonehead move by TDSB in the name of equity

Police officers have been posted in a number of Toronto schools for close to a decade. The aim of the School Resource Officer program was to make schools feel safe and to build bridges between cops and kids.<p>This summer, under pressure from activists who called it discriminatory, the Toronto …

Education

Ratko Mladic sentenced to life in prison

A historical ruling emerged from The Hague on November 22nd. The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia sentenced General Ratko …

In (and around) Fredericksburg, Va., walking the steps of a slave’s Trail to Freedom

In an instant, the world changed. Rumbling cannon fire from across the river announced the presence of federal troops. For the enslaved people in Fredericksburg, Va., on Good Friday morning in 1862, that sound meant freedom.<p>My wife, Carol, and I had come to Fredericksburg to trace the Trail to …

Lifestyle

After Russia’s election interference, pulling back the curtain on online ads

LAST WEEK, the Federal Election Commission took a rare unanimous vote to begin drafting regulations that would require greater transparency in online political advertising. The motion is a welcome sign of life from a group long paralyzed by partisanship. And it’s a reminder that Russia’s use of …

Opinion

No trolling, no threats, no swearing: the Manhattan mothers’ very civil war

The Mommas Facebook group was shut down after endless online fights, but their impeccable debating standards are a lesson to us all<p>Something exciting happened in the world of online mothers’ forums this week, and it wasn’t a list of 10 new ways to spy on your nanny. In Britain there is Mumsnet; in …

Gayle King

PVAMU Marching Storm take Manhattan at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Prairie View A&M University Marching Storm's head band director Dr. Timmey Zachery talks with the AmNews about the bands' performance at the 2017 …

HBCUs

The biggest Tech Turkeys of 2017

Things get serious, quickly, in this gritty reboot of our annual collection of the lowest points in tech.<p>It's Tech Turkey time.<p>As we gather with friends and family around the dinner table for a Thanksgiving meal, we reflect on the embarrassing gaffes, flops and downright terrible behavior we like …

Black Lives Matter

Politics of change and anger led to generational change for City Council

My business story<p>PHOTO/TROY HULL<p>Charlotte City Council members-elect Braxton Winston, left, and Justin Harlow are among five newcomers to the board, …

HBCUs

Haitian-Born Photographer's Stunning Maternity and Wedding Photos Leads to Meteoric Rise In Industry

The couples in his wedding photos look unhurried, as if they naturally arranged themselves into photogenic positions. Perhaps it is his quiet yet …

African-American News

Activists applaud vote to remove cops from Toronto schools

TORONTO — A group of activists is welcoming a move to scrap a program that placed police officers in certain Toronto schools and is calling for other …

Canadian News

6 Tomi Lahren Quotes That Got Her In Trouble

Tomi Lahren is many things: pundit, blonde, fast-talking, conservative. One thing she is not? Careful with her words. The blonde is no stranger to …

Tomi Lahren

'The Punisher': Deborah Ann Woll Talks Potential Frank/Karen Romance

<i>The Punisher</i> chronicled Frank Castle’s first solo outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and while the eponymous vigilante was not accompanied by …

Comics

Activists repurpose newspaper box into food depository in Bronzeville

The red-and-white newspaper box once held editions of the Frederick News-Post, a local newspaper for a northern Maryland county of the same name.<p>Now 650 miles away, the box resides in a garden on the southeast corner of Calumet Avenue and 51st Street. It bears a fresh coat of paint, and inside its …

Black Lives Matter

Generation Revolution: Young black London activists in all their complexity

<i>Serving police officer Seb Adjei-Addoh gives his take on a powerful new documentary on activism among young 'black and brown' activists in</i> …

Race & Ethnicity

THANKSGIVING IN THE ‘A’: Ludacris Eudoxie, NeNe Leakes, Marlo Hampton, Exes Keshia Knight Pulliam Big Tigger Hand Out Food Coats

Celebs in the “A” are giving back to the community for Thanksgiving. Go inside to see <b>Ludacris</b>, his wife <b>Eudoxie, NeNe Leakes, Marlo Hampton</b>, exes</b> …

NeNe Leakes

BlackOut for Human Rights kicks off 4th annual #BlackOutBlackFriday nationwide boycott of major retail chains

<b>Collective will host a series of special arts and cultural events in New York City and Oakland to coincide with on and offline calls-to-action</b><p><b>by</b> …

African-American News

LEVY: Oppression now a full-fledged industry at City Hall

Hot on the heels of the efforts by Black Lives Matter-Toronto to bully Pride Toronto and the Toronto school board into submission, the City is …

Canadian News

African-American memorabilia from collection of Vikings legend Alan Page on display during Super Bowl

The African-American memorabilia collection of Vikings hall of famer Alan Page and his wife Diane will be displayed next year when the Super Bowl is …

Jackie Robinson

PNG authorities storm Manus

Friday, November 24, 2017<p>PNG authorities storm Manus<p>Papua New Guinea police and immigration authorities have stormed the former offshore detention …

Manus Island

Al Sharpton wants to see a black City Council speaker

The Rev. Al Sharpton wants race to weigh heavily in who becomes the next leader of the City Council.<p>The civil-rights activist complained that a black …

New York City

Meet Charles D. King: The CEO who has raised millions to fund authentic black films

The former Hollywood agent, whose clientele has included every from Oprah Winfrey to Missy Elliott, is building his own empire with Macro...The post …

African-American News

BLMTO: Removal of police from schools is a 'victory'

Members of Black Lives Matter Toronto as well as several community organizations are calling the Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB) vote to scrap …

Education

Ten African American College Students Named Rhodes Scholars

Ten African-American college students have won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, more than at any other single time in the scholarship’s 115 years in …

HBCUs

Say What Now? Two Men Arrested for Running a Prostitution Ring Out of a Senior Living Facility

Joseph VanWert, 65, and Randy Lambach, 45, were arrested for running a prostitution ring out of an apartment in a Massachusetts senior living …

Crime

GUEST COLUMN: U.S. police-black relations — How we got here

<b>By Vince D’Writer, Special to the Sun</b> <br>The African-American relationship with law enforcement has been shaky since the late 1940s, when blacks were …

Canadian News

See The 'All Eyez On Me' Actor That Stars In The Latest Episode Of 'Tales'

Demetrius Shipp Jr.<p>Kenny<p>(Photo: BET)<p>Demetrius Shipp, Jr. plays former marine Kenny, who suffers from trauma and hallucinations caused by his …

Good Black News Wishes You and Yours an Incredibly Happy Thanksgiving

(image via foxhillsresort.com)<p>On this day when family and friends traditionally come together to share a special meal and offer gratitude for …

Good News