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About That Stump Speech, Bernie? Most Black Folks Haven’t Seen the Inside of a Jail

With the Democratic primary headed to South Carolina and Nevada Feb. 20, now’s the time when you can put some money on the market. Iowa, followed by New Hampshire, offered a juicy appetizer. Yet both were as white and middle-class as a row of picket fences in a Hallmark Channel movie.

Why Does My Lebanese Dad Have African DNA, When I Don’t?

Dear Professor Gates: I have done an autosomal DNA test for most of my relatives and ancestors, including my father. He is of Lebanese origin (born in 1959 in a village near Kartaba, also spelled Qartaba), but I discovered that his ancestry contains 4 percent Central-East African.

A Black Woman Won The Democratic Debate

Gwen Ifill came to slay. At Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Milwaukee, Ifill, a veteran PBS journalist, flipped the typical narrative of race in the U.S. on Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with a vital question about what it means to be white in America. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Can’t End Systemic Racism, But They Care

A state where black men are incarcerated at twice the rate of the national average served as the backdrop for Thursday night's PBS Democratic debate in Milwaukee -- and the important question of criminal justice reform. “This is one of the great tragedies in our country today. Show More Summary

Man Killed By San Francisco Police Had 20 Gunshot Wounds

SAN FRANCISCO -- An autopsy released today shows Mario Woods, who died in a deadly confrontation with San Francisco police in December, suffered 20 gunshot wounds. Many of those wounds were to the 26-year-old's back, buttocks and back of the head. Show More Summary

‘Cause I Slay: A Beyoncé Timeline for February 2016 by Simone C. Drake

‘Cause I Slay: A Beyoncé Timeline for February 2016 by Simone C. Drake | @SimoneCDrake | NewBlackMan (in Exile) I would like to construct a timeline and consider how it calls for a much deeper analysis of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s recent trending on social media as well as traditional news media. Show More Summary

#TheSpin: Black Princeton Professor Arrested for Parking Tickets + Beyonce's 'Formation'

On this episode of #TheSpin host Esther Armah is joined by Professor Yaba Blay + Monifa Bandele + Lynnee Denise + Professor Imani Perry, who was recently arrested by Princeton Police officers for parking tickets. Armah and her guests also discuss Beyonce's 'Formation' video.

Eric Garner's Daughter Hails Bernie Sanders' Activism In Powerful New Campaign Ad

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ latest ad stars civil rights activist Erica Garner, whose father was put in a police chokehold in 2014 and died. Garner, who endorsed Sanders in January, argues in the ad released on YouTube Thursday...Show More Summary

NYC Cop Convicted Of Manslaughter In Death Of Akai Gurley

New York City police Officer Peter Liang was convicted of manslaughter Thursday in the 2014 shooting death of an unarmed black man in a darkened Brooklyn public housing project stairwell. Liang's single gunshot killed Akai Gurley, 28, who was walking down the stairs  on Nov. Show More Summary

NY Cop Peter Liang Found Guilty of Manslaughter in Death of Akai Gurley, Faces 15 Years in Prison

Peter Liang, the rookie NYPD officer who fired into a dark Brooklyn housing project hallway killing unarmed Akai Gurley on Nov. 20, 2014, has been found guilty of manslaughter. The jury issued the verdict Thursday after three days of deliberations.

NYC Cop Convicted Of Manslaughter In Death Of Akai Gurley

A jury on Thursday convicted New York City police Officer Peter Liang of manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man. Liang fatally shot Akai Gurley in a stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex on Nov. 20, 2014. This is a breaking news story. Show More Summary

Kanye West Apparently Thinks He Might Still Have Sex With Taylor Swift

Kanye West and Taylor Swift apparently kissed and made up last year, but that may have just been for show. On Thursday, West debuted his much-anticipated album "The Life of Pablo" to fans at Madison Square Garden and 20 million viewers watching on an unreliable live stream. Show More Summary

10 Of The Most Unforgettable Moments From Black Stars At The Grammys

With Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna among the list of highly anticipated performances, we’re expecting this year’s 58th Annual Grammy Awards to be nothing short of a very ??memorable event. In celebration of the Grammy's, which will airShow More Summary

Everything You Need To Know About Kanye West's New Album, 'The Life Of Pablo'

In Kanye West's mind, every day is about him. But Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, is all about the third coming of Yeezus. Here's what you need to know. The album is called "The Life of Pablo" On Thursday, West is releasing his highly anticipated...Show More Summary

House Conservatives Claim Democrats Have Failed Black Communities

WASHINGTON -- During a monthly Conversations with Conservatives panel with reporters on Thursday, some Republican congressmen chastised their party for not doing enough to court black voters. Though the panel of conservatives avoided...Show More Summary

Fraud And Hokum's Journal: After "The Black Women Seen Crying In Atlanta Proper" Witness Rep John Lewis Diss Bernie Sanders For "NEVER SEEING HIM" On The Civil Rights Path, They Say They Never Saw John Lewis While They Were Grieving The Loss Of A Murdere

JOHN LEWIS:"I remember that day, March 7, 1965 as if it was yesterday!! When one GET'S THEIR ASS KICKED ON A BRIDGE so severely YOU NEVER FORGET IT! I will speak of that day for the rest of my life because it is so important to my power.Now...Show More Summary

15 Inspiring Beauty Quotes To Say To Yourself Every Day

You are beautiful. Don't let anyone or anything lead you to believe otherwise.  We understand how hard it is to block out unwanted thoughts that make you doubt your beauty. That's why we believe wholeheartedly in reciting positive quotes...Show More Summary

You're Going To Remember Aja Naomi King's Name

2016 is gearing up to be a defining year for actress Aja Naomi King.  After almost two seasons on ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder," King's performance as Cherry, the wife of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner, in "The Birth of a Nation," is a major departure from ambitious law student Michaela Pratt. Show More Summary

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