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