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3d ago

Number of Confederate monuments linked to number of lynchings, study finds

"Scholars and activists have long said that Confederate memorials are associated with hate. We want to provide empirical evidence of that,” said researcher Kyshia Henderson.
Image:  The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is removed from Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., on Sept 8, 2021.
Image:  The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is removed from Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., on Sept 8, 2021.
4d ago

There's power in sharing abortion stories, advocates say

Pro-abortion-rights advocates say sharing abortion stories is more important than ever as Supreme Court cases loom. For Black women, this isn’t always so easy.
Image:  Pro-choice protesters during the Women's March in New York City on Oct. 2, 2021.
Image:  Pro-choice protesters during the Women's March in New York City on Oct. 2, 2021.

Why Kyrie Irving’s stance on the vaccine is not likely to sway fans

"I’m all in with Kyrie," said one fan. "He can do what he wants, but I’m telling everyone to get the vaccine."
Image: Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets during a preseason game against the Lakers in Los Angeles on on Oct. 3, 2021.
Image: Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets during a preseason game against the Lakers in Los Angeles on on Oct. 3, 2021.
5d ago

Michigan governor orders urgent response to lead crisis in Benton Harbor

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday ordered a “whole-of-government” response to elevated levels of lead in tap water.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks in Detroit on Oct. 3, 2021.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks in Detroit on Oct. 3, 2021.
6d ago

Black former firefighter sues Florida city after mural depicted her with white face

Boynton Beach Mayor Steven Grant said the City Commission will vote next week on an $80,000 settlement of Latosha Clemons' lawsuit.
Image: Latosha Clemons
Image: Latosha Clemons
6d ago

How Jon Gruden's downfall could become Colin Kaepernick's vindication

All the electronic responses from Gruden's NFL pen pals should be publicly released and scrutinized immediately.
Image: Jon Gruden, Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders
Image: Jon Gruden, Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders

Rolling Stones pull 'Brown Sugar,' song with lyrics about slavery, from live performances

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards say the tune is off their set lists for now but could someday come back.
Image: Mick Jagger performs during the Rolling Stones \"No Filter\" 2021 North American tour on Sept. 26, 2021 in St. Louis, Mo.
Image: Mick Jagger performs during the Rolling Stones \"No Filter\" 2021 North American tour on Sept. 26, 2021 in St. Louis, Mo.
6d ago

Black Army officer says she was denied entry at New Orleans casino after ID doubted

In a video Deja Harrison posted on Twitter, a Harrah's employee told her he didn't think it was her pictured on her military ID.
People play the slot machines inside Harrah's Casino in New Orleans on Feb. 17, 2006.
People play the slot machines inside Harrah's Casino in New Orleans on Feb. 17, 2006.

Comedian Ricarlo Flanagan dies from Covid-19 complications at 40

Flanagan, who has starred in shows like " Insecure" and "Last Comic Standing," died over the weekend from Covid-19 complications.
Ricarlo Flanagan in "Last Comic Standing" on NBC in 2015.
Ricarlo Flanagan in "Last Comic Standing" on NBC in 2015.
6d ago

Lead in Benton Harbor water must be addressed right away, outraged residents say

“How do you justify three years of documented contamination and do nothing?” said Edward Pinkney, head of the Benton Harbor Community Water Council.
Image: A resident picks up bottled water at a distribution site, in Benton Harbor, Mich.
Image: A resident picks up bottled water at a distribution site, in Benton Harbor, Mich.
7d ago

Parents say Black students were beaten and spit on by white classmates

Black elementary and middle school students at Duluth Edison Charter Schools in Minnesota faced racist abuse, their parents allege in a lawsuit.