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Mississippi man who burned cross to intimidate Black neighbors pleads guilty to hate crime

Axel Cox admitted that "he burned the cross because of the victims’ race and because they were occupying a home next to his," the DOJ said.

Arrests made in fatal shooting of Migos rapper Takeoff

Kirshnik Khari Ball, known professionally as Takeoff, was "an innocent bystander" when he was shot and killed on Nov. 1 outside a Houston bowling alley. He was 28.
Takeoff of Migos performs in Atlanta on October 8, 2022.
Takeoff of Migos performs in Atlanta on October 8, 2022.
1d ago

Neurologists say accelerated brain aging in Black people can be countered by lifestyle changes

Race and ethnicity disparities in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias may be due in part to social forces that accelerate brain aging, especially in Black middle-aged adults, JAMA Neurology said in a new study. 
MRI Image Brain On Black Background
MRI Image Brain On Black Background

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Teen on saying goodbye to her dad before he was executed: 'We were able to get everything off our chests'

Khorry Ramey was barred from attending the execution of Kevin Johnson because of an age restriction under Missouri law.
Kevin Johnson with his daughter Corionsa "Khorry" Ramey.
Kevin Johnson with his daughter Corionsa "Khorry" Ramey.
3d ago

Elon Musk is alienating one of Twitter's most valuable assets: Black influencers

His recent tweets and content policies have rattled prominent members of a community that has historically had an outsize presence on the platform, and some are now defecting.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
3d ago

Black leaders on Buffalo’s East Side are building markets to address food insecurity

Access to grocery stores with fresh produce remains scarce more than six months after the mass shooting at Tops. 
Alex Wright, founder of the African Heritage Food Co-Op in Buffalo.
Alex Wright, founder of the African Heritage Food Co-Op in Buffalo.

Prince William's godmother resigns honorary royal role after allegation of racism

Ngozi Fulani, the founder of a charity that supports victims of domestic abuse, alleged in a tweet that Lady Susan Hussey repeatedly pressed her for information about her nationality.
Lady Susan Hussey in Norwich, England, on Jan. 19, 2014.
Lady Susan Hussey in Norwich, England, on Jan. 19, 2014.
3d ago

Starbucks employee suspended after labeling Black woman’s cup 'Monkey'

“It was one of those in-the-moment things where your heart just drops and you’re just like, ‘What?’” customer Monique Pugh said.
Starbucks cup, labelled with the word 'Monkey.'
Starbucks cup, labelled with the word 'Monkey.'
3d ago

House Democrats elect Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as leader, the first Black person to lead a congressional caucus

Jeffries, 52, was elected Wednesday alongside Reps. Katherine Clark, 59, and Pete Aguilar, 43, as the party’s new top three.
Hakeem Jeffries
Hakeem Jeffries

Bob Marley immersive experience to land in U.S. next year

The 15,000-square foot experience includes previously unseen photographs, concert videos, lyric sheets, rare memorabilia and art that highlight Marley’s influence.
The "Bob Marley One Love Experience" at the Saatchi Gallery in London on Feb. 2, 2022.
The "Bob Marley One Love Experience" at the Saatchi Gallery in London on Feb. 2, 2022.
4d ago

Dwyane Wade blasts ex-wife's claims about profiting from transgender daughter's name change

Siohvaughn Funches-Wade said the former NBA star might be trying to profit from their daughter's transition. Wade called the claims "libelous at their core."
Dwyane Wade speaks onstage at the TIME100 Summit 2022 on June 7, 2022 in New York .
Dwyane Wade speaks onstage at the TIME100 Summit 2022 on June 7, 2022 in New York .