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'If I Had Stayed, They Would Have Killed Me': The Nigerians Fleeing Boko Haram

Kellou Abakar knew she was in trouble as the contractions started, not long after the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram attacked her town in Nigeria. Her husband was nowhere to be found, and so she pulled her four-year-old son onto her back and grabbed her two little girls by the hand.

20 Photos Of Adorable Little Black Girls That Will Set Your Ovaries On Fire

Little Black girls are divine as soon as they exit the womb. In all our shades, we're magnificent. Now take it all in with these photos of adorable chocolateness.

Anthony Davis 'Guarantees' Kentucky's National Title, Talks Kevin Hart And Jameis Winston

When New Orleans drafted Kentucky's Anthony Davis first overall in 2012, they did so in the hopes that he would become the NBA's next dominant big man. But even the Pelicans' front office probably didn't think it would happen so quickly. Show More Summary

15 Weird Questions Brides Were Actually Asked Before The Wedding

The weeks leading up to the wedding can be crazy -- stress levels are high, money is low and free time is all but non-existent. On top of that, there are all the weird and occasionally prying questions from friends, family and coworkers about your relationship and your wedding plans. Show More Summary

Dentists Might Be Able To Screen For Diabetes

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Dentists may be able to screen patients for diabetes while cleaning their teeth, a small study suggests. Researchers found that testing for diabetes using blood that appears on the gums during a routine...Show More Summary

Meet The 'Rainbow Girls,' The Proud And Beautiful Lesbian Community Of South Africa

Many of Julia Gunther's photographic subjects have faced oppression, discrimination and isolation before they were 20 years old. Many were pushed out of their homes and ostracized from their families. They faced atrocities including rape, beatings and expulsion. Show More Summary

15 Most Outrageous Examples Of Police Misconduct In The DOJ Report On Ferguson

The Department of Justice today released a report of its investigation into claims of civil rights abuses by police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, where Darren Wilson, a white officer, shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old, over the summer.

NYPD Can't Just Stop And Frisk People For The Hell Of It Anymore, Says Department Memo

Police reform advocates expressed cautious optimism this week over a new set of guidelines for when New York City police officers can stop and frisk people on the street, a reform aimed at reining in the department's controversial use of the tactic. "We're pleased," said Darius Charney, a senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. Show More Summary

An Anniversary of Our Evolving Standards of Decency

More often than I would like, I have used this space to decry our shortcomings because we retain and still use capital punishment. This past Sunday, however, marked the 10th anniversary of a high point in our shared history. On March 1, 2005 the U.S. Show More Summary

AIDS and African-American History

Dan Royles Black inequality--inaugurated under slavery and maintained by protean forms of white supremacy--has been central to American society, through to the present day. But where does AIDS fit into this story? As of 2010, the District of Columbia had the highest rate of African Americans living with HIV in the US. Show More Summary

On Ferguson, A Stark Choice: Real Reform or Petty Politics

Over the last six years, it has become de rigueur for pundits and prognosticators to read questionable motives -- most often racial or political -- into nearly every decision taken by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The fact thatShow More Summary

Daily Headlines: March 5, 2015

Guatemala: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met with three Central American presidents in Guatemala to reportedly discuss issues like immigration, regional security and economic opportunities. Bolivia: Former Bolivian national police chief Gen. Show More Summary

Earth, Wind & Fire Anticipating the Black Digital Archive: "Heritage" (1990, with the Boys)

The legendary band Earth, Wind & Fire anticipates the Black Digital Archive in this 1990 music video for the song "Heritage" (with The Boys).

"Minimum Wage is Poverty Wage": Wahneema Lubiano on the Economics of #Ferguson

Duke University Professor Wahneema Lubiano examines the socio-economic conditions that were critical to #Ferguson and its aftermath. Professor Lubiano's talk was sponsored by the Department of African & African American Studies at Duke University.

The Insider: Julieanna Richardson, Founder of The HistoryMakers

Julieanna Richardson Digital archive documents Black America’s legacyIn June 2014, the Library of Congress announced that it had acquired a video archive of thousands of hours of interviews that captures African-American life, history and culture as well as the struggles and achievements of the black experience. Show More Summary

Tyga’s Teen Boo Kylie Flashes Iced-Out Ring Finger Amid Engagement Rumors [Photos]

Kylie Jenner Spotted Wearing Ring On Ring Finger Amid Engagement Rumors Former YMCMB rapper Tyga and his teen queen boo Kylie Jenner have been at the center of the rumor mill for the last few months now….but is the speculation

True Or False? Is This The Official Track List For Kanye West’s New Album “So Help Me God”?

Kanye West’s So Help Me God Track List And Release Date Leaks Online Yeezy season is upon us. For those who have been anxiously anticipating his new album, So Help Me God, almost as much as his new Yeezy Boost

‘You Decided To Sleep With A Woman In Our Home!’ Keyshia Cole Slams ‘Dirty Doggin’ Boobie Gibson

Keyshia Cole Slams Boobie Gibson For Cheating Remember when we told you that Boobie Gibson went OFF on Keyshia Cole after she accused him of missing his son’s birthday party to party with strippers??? Well after Boobie brought up Keyshia

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