‘Black People Get Away From Me’: Sorority Under Fire for Racist Remarks at Welcome Event

Sorority sisters in New Mexico are under fire for allegedly making racist remarks during a welcome event for new members, according to reports. The University of New Mexico chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma is under investigation following complaints that members mocked an African-American speaker Sept. 17 at a Greek life summit, news station KOAT reported. “This... Continue Reading →

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Older African-Americans Needed for Research On Faith and Grief

University of Alabama student, Danielle McDuffie, is calling on volunteers for a study she is carrying out on the ability of faith to help those who are grieving from falling into depression. She is particularly interested in honing on the middle-aged/senior African-American population, because although there are a plethora of studies on the ability of... Continue Reading →

‘Did Slavery Make Scotland Great?’ Sir Geoff Palmer, Country’s First Black Professor, Says Institutions That Benefited from Slave Trade Should Make Amends

Sir Geoff Palmer, Scotland’s first black professor, has welcomed a groundbreaking report into how Glasgow University benefited from the proceeds of slavery. He said it posed “uncomfortable questions” for British society as a whole and called on institutions that had profited from the slave trade to make amends. The report, published last week by Glasgow... Continue Reading →

Nashville Pastor Thinks Black Leaders Working for Justice Can Find Encouragement in Colin Kaepernick’s Story

A Nashville pastor thinks black leaders working for justice can find encouragement in the Colin Kaepernick story, especially while President Donald Trump is in office. The Rev. James Turner II, who leads New Hope Baptist Church, drew comparisons between the fallout of the former NFL quarterback's protests and a Bible story in the Book of Daniel as he... Continue Reading →

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Posthumously Presents Aretha Franklin with the Inaugural John. R. Lewis Award of Courage

During the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 48th Annual Phoenix Award Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Aretha Franklin was named the first recipient of the John R. Lewis Award of Courage by the CBCF and the organization’s chairperson, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas). The award was presented by Lewis, Jackson Lee, and... Continue Reading →

Discrimination Lawsuit Alleges Southwest Airlines Workers Had ‘Whites-Only’ Break Room at Houston Airport, Southwest Was ‘Quick to Fire Blacks While Giving Whites Lesser Discipline and Chances to Improve Conduct’

A former Southwest Airlines employee is alleging in a discrimination lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday that airline workers once had a “whites-only” break room at Houston’s Hobby Airport. Southwest Airlines was aware of the “whites-only area,” which existed for years until a recent renovation, the lawsuit claims. Jamel Parker, who was fired from the... Continue Reading →

T.D. Jakes, Matt Chandler, Bryan Carter, and Other Dallas-area Pastors Sign Letter Calling for Fair Investigation Into Botham Jean’s Tragic Death at Hands of Officer Amber Guyger

On Sept. 6, Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger entered what she says she thought was her apartment, saw Botham Jean, who she says she thought was an intruder, and shot and killed him. Guyger had instead entered Jean's apartment. News of the shooting has prompted protests against what many consider an instance of police violence... Continue Reading →

4 TN Teens Arrested for Vandalizing Black Church, Writing ‘KKK’ in Bibles, Hanging Up a Klan Robe, and Stealing Church Equipment

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Four Tennessee teens are accused of burglarizing a predominantly black church and scrawling racist graffiti there. News outlets report a Rutherford County sheriff’s deputy responding to Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church found “KKK” written in a destroyed Bible and “We are white and we are watching you, white power” on the... Continue Reading →

Colin Kaepernick, Dave Chappelle to Be Honored With Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal

Activist and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle will be among eight people honored with Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, the university announced Thursday. “The medal honors those who have made significant contributions to African and African-American history and culture, and more broadly, individuals who advocate for intercultural understanding and human... Continue Reading →

There’s No Fury Like a Woman Scorned: Scorned Wife ‘Repeatedly Tries to Run Over Her Husband’s Mistress After She Confronted Her About Their Affair’

A Delaware wife angry about her husband's alleged infidelity was arrested after she repeatedly tried to run his mistress over with a car, police said. Dover cops were called to the parking lot of the Country Club Apartments on Monday afternoon where a 41-year-old woman reported that Keyon Smith tried multiple times to hit her... Continue Reading →

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