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Misty Copeland makes history as first African American to become principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre

Misty Copeland made history on Tuesday, when American Ballet Theatre announced that she is being promoted to principal dancer—making her the first African American ballerina to ever reach the top rank in the elite dance company. Copeland...Show More Summary

President Obama on Patriotism and Faith

For over seven years now, Republicans have fueled the racism of their base by claiming that our first African American president was neither patriotic nor Christian. On the other hand,...

A Lil Positivity: African-American Family Slave Records Available Free Online But Will You Trace Your Roots??

Black Family Slave Records Available Free Online Have you ever wanted to trace your family’s roots?? Now you can! Via Good Black News: Millions of African Americans will soon be able to trace their families through the era

Activist Bree Newsome Reveals Staggering Faith During Confederate Flag Action

Debate surrounding the Confederate flag has raged throughout the South since June 17, when nine African American churchgoers were killed by a white shooter in Charleston, South Carolina. In the wake of the racist massacre, many, including...Show More Summary

African American Churches Sure Burning Down A Lot, Probably War on Christians

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

This is a bad thing: Six African American churches have been burned, since the June 17 murders of nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, and arson is suspected in at least three of the fires. The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol,Show More Summary

The Walker Curates the News: 06.29.15

23 hours agoArts : Art21 Blog

A project that predates the June 17 killings of nine African Americans at the Charleston’s historic Emanuel AME Church, Sonya Clark’s Unravelling—on view in Mixed Greens Gallery’s New Dominion show—is …

Capture the Flag: A Brief History of Defacing Confederate Banners

Bree Newsome was tired of watching the Confederate battle flag fly on the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse. So on Saturday morning, the 30-year-old African American activist and singer-songwriter from North Carolina put on a harness, climbed 30 feet, and took down the flag herself. Show More Summary

Authorities investigate 6 church fires in 5 states

yesterdayNews / Crime : Crimesider

The fires were all at predominantly African American churches, and at least three are suspected arsons

Why We're Launching 'Black Health Matters'

The inequalities African Americans battle are plenty and severe -- but the widening health gap is arguably among one of the most crucial and inadequately addressed concerns. Black Health Matters hopes to help change that. Today, HuffPost's...Show More Summary

Black churches are burning in the South

And the perpetrators simply can't be found: As African Americans in Texas and North Carolina contemplate rebuilding three more churches destroyed by fire, a phalanx of federal investigators moves across the South, searching for evidence linking the latest attacks to the burning of 29 other black churches in the last 18 months. Show More Summary

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly about African American Family Reunions

Some of my fondest childhood memories involve family reunions. For our family, the reunions usually happened during the summer months. And it normally involved some sort of cookout in the yard (usually one of relatives had a big plot of land that we would use.) In later years, we started reserving picnic shelters at local Keep Reading ?

After Ignoring ALL OF THE BLACK PEOPLE WHO WERE BURNED TO DEATH Over The Last Year, The Embedded Confidence Men Want You To Respond To The News Of "Black Churches Burned After Charleston"

African Queen: In The Final Days The COLONIZED AMERICANIZED SO-CALLED NEGRO Will START PLAYING TRICKS WITH HIMSELF, In Order To SEE HOW MANY FELLOW NEGROES He Can SELF-RILE UP To Follow Him. THEY WILL WALK PAST THE NUMEROUS DEAD BLACK BODIES NEAR THEIR OWN HUTS IN ORDER TO MAKE SPIRITUAL WAR AGAINST THE WHITE MAN WHO KILLED JUST A FRACTION

Shocking Number Of Black Churches Being Destroyed By Fires — New Church Goes Up In Warrenville, South Carolina

Following the horrific Charleston shooting, more crimes have been committed against African American civilians in the United States’ southern states. A previous report from the Inquisitr covered the suspicious fire that appeared to be intentionally set in a North Carolina predominately black church. Show More Summary

'Bree' Newsome's arrest for removing South Carolina's Confederate flag ignites both sides

A young black woman scaled a flagpole in front of the South Carolina Statehouse just after dawn Saturday and took down the Confederate battle flag that has become the focus of controversy since a gunman killed nine African Americans inside a historic Charleston church.

Historic Freedmen's Bureau records released

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

On the 150th anniversary of ?Juneteenth? (June 19), the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, the Smithsonian?s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and FamilySearch announced the digital release of 4 million Freedmen?s Bureau historical records. Show More Summary

WATCH: Mob of Philly cops assault man holding crying baby for not paying his $2.25 transit fare

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Transit officers working for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority are under investigation after several of them were recorded by a cell phone pushing and shoving an African American man holding onto a baby for reportedly not paying his $2.25 fare. According to WPVI, SEPTA...

Or… Uhhh… to Make a Social Commentary on the Oppression of African Americans?

Older white woman: Can you tell me where you have the Ku Klux Klan Christmas cards?Young Hispanic clerk: Excuse me?Older white woman: A friend of mine told me he saw KKK Christmas cards somewhere, and I’m trying to find them. I know it doesn’t sound too nice, but I think he’s just going to use […]

Sanders says he will significantly step up his outreach to minority voters

NASHUA, N.H. -- Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who’s made limited headway with African American voters despite drawing large crowds on the campaign trail, on Saturday pledged “a significant expansion” in outreach to minority communities. Show More Summary

Activist takes down Confederate flag outside South Carolina state capitol

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The Civil War-era flag has been a focal point for soul-searching across the southern United States in the aftermath of the fatal shooting last week of nine African Americans during a Bible study session at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina. Show More Summary

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