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Samuel D. Cook, First Tenure-Track Black Professor at Duke University and Former President of Dillard University, Dies at 88

Samuel DuBois Cook, a lifelong educator who was widely saluted as the first tenure-track black professor appointed by a predominantly white university in the South since Reconstruction, died on May 29 at his home in Atlanta. A boyhood friend of... Continue Reading →

Former Milwaukee Officer Acquitted In Shooting of Sylville Smith

A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday acquitted a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that ignited riots on the city’s north side.  Jurors found that Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is also black, was not guilty... Continue Reading →

This 10-Year-Old Girl Is Totally Rocking the Barrette Business

Just imagine, a hair accessory being sold in 50 stores and 16 states across the country…and the CEO of the hair brand is still in elementary school! That’s right, 10-year old Gabrielle Goodwin has come up with a solution that... Continue Reading →

Eric Garner’s Family Frustrated as Investigation and Fight for Justice Continues

It has been nearly three years since Eric Garner, an unarmed Black New York City man, died after police officer Daniel Pantaleo used an illegal chokehold on him on July 17, 2014. Garner’s death was etched into national memory when his final... Continue Reading →

TV Judge Glenda Hatchett and Son Join Vigil Remembering Daughter-In-Law Who Died during Childbirth

TV Judge Glenda Hatchett will join her son, Charles S. Johnson IV and MomsRising, an organization of more than 1 million mothers and their families, for a candlelight vigil at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Friday, June 23,... Continue Reading →

Research Shows a Shortage Among Minority Teachers Is a Problem of Retention

Dante Little, a former public middle school teacher in Boston, Massachusetts, was one of only a few black males teaching in the city. But then he reached his breaking point. While he was administering a state test, the assistant principal... Continue Reading →

Shaun King says Everything About the Seattle Police Shooting Is Wrong

Earlier this summer I had the distinct honor and privilege of being the featured speaker for an amazing fundraiser in Seattle. Soon after I finished speaking, I called my wife to tell her I thought it was likely the most... Continue Reading →

WATCH: Chadwick Boseman Is Thurgood Marshall in New Biopic

Chadwick Boseman is absolutely killing the game in Hollywood. The star of 42 and the upcoming Black Panther, he has also lined up a new film about the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall…and it looks good!  Having already portrayed both... Continue Reading →

WATCH: This Video of Kobe Bryant Playing with His Baby Girl Is Priceless

Kobe Bryant may have retired from basketball, but he’s doing a full-time job being a dad. His wife, Vanessa Bryant, posted a playful video of Kobe holding his daughter, Bianka Bella Bryant, in a baby carrier and dancing with her... Continue Reading →

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