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‘Step’ Becomes the Voice of Black Baltimore Teens Facing Adversity

‘Step’ Becomes the Voice of Black Baltimore Teens Facing Adversity

“Step,” a documentary coming out in theaters this week, follows the journey of the founding class of the step troupe at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women.

Racially Charged ‘Detroit’ Is Story That Needed Telling, Bigelow Says

Racially Charged ‘Detroit’ Is Story That Needed Telling, Bigelow Says

“Am I the perfect person to tell this story? Absolutely not. But it’s a really important story that needs to be told, and that was my overriding motivator,” said director Kathryn Bigelow.

Brooklyn Eatery Sells Black Stereotypes

The owner advertises novelties such as a bullet-ridden wall decor and ‘40s’ in paper bags.

Trump Declines Invitation To Speak at NAACP Convention

Trump Declines Invitation To Speak at NAACP Convention

The White House did not offer any details on why Trump would not speak to the 108-year-old civil rights group.

Video: Venus Williams Not at Fault in Car Accident

Video: Venus Williams Not at Fault in Car Accident

Investigators originally said she was at fault based on the account of witnesses, including the other driver.

VA Hospitals Fall Short on Patient Satisfaction

Crowded Emergency Depts Tied to Worse Heart Attack Survival for Blacks

When ambulances go on diversion, bypassing the nearest hospital because emergency rooms are overcrowded, Black patients may be more likely to die following a heart attack.

Progress Reducing Infant Mortality Uneven Between Whites and Blacks

Progress Reducing Infant Mortality Uneven Between Whites and Blacks

White and Black children in the United States did not benefit equally from a recent reduction in infant mortality, according to new research.

State Trooper in Sandra Bland Case Cleared of Single Charge Against Him

State Trooper in Sandra Bland Case Cleared of Single Charge Against Him

He only faced one charge in Bland’s death: perjury.

Sleep May Suffer in Blacks who Face Discrimination

Sleep May Suffer in Blacks Who Face Discrimination

Experiences with discrimination were a strong determinant of poor sleep, and in particular, short sleep duration and poor sleep quality.

Nearly 1,300 U.S. Kids Die from Gunshot Wounds Each Year

Nearly 1,300 U.S. Kids Die from Gunshot Wounds Each Year

Boys and Black children are most often the victims, a 13-year study found.

Black and Hispanic Patients Less Likely to See Neurologists

Black and Hispanic Patients Less Likely to See Neurologists

“This is a much larger issue than previously documented,” said lead study author Dr. Altaf Saadi.

‘Keep Your Hands on the Wheel, My Man’

‘Keep Your Hands on the Wheel, My Man’

Stanford body cam study shows cop language differs by race of driver in stops.

Multiracial, Multiethnic Babies on the Increase in U.S.: Study

The rate is three times greater than it was in 1980.

U.S. Police Shootings Echo Through Criminology Classrooms

Police Violence Linked to Increased Risk of Suicide Attempt

The risk was especially elevated when it was related to experiencing physical or sexual violence at the hands of police.

Dontre Hamilton, Family of Black Man Killed by Milwaukee Police Reaches Settlement

Family of Black Man Killed by Milwaukee Police Reaches Settlement

Dontre Hamilton’s parents and brothers who filed the lawsuit will not benefit financially from the proceeds and the settlement will instead be placed in a fund Hamilton’s son will receive after he becomes an adult.

Texas Teacher Gives Student ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’ Award

Texas Teacher Gives Student ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’ Award

The Anthony Aguirre Junior High teacher also gave a Black student a “Most Likely to Blend in with White People” award.

Interracial Marriage Becoming the Norm in U.S.: Report

Interracial Marriage Becoming the Norm in U.S.: Report

The report’s findings include that Black men with a bachelor’s degree are more than twice as likely as Black women to intermarry.

Only Black People are Racist, Civil Rights Made Them Lazy, Says Big Trump Donor

Only Black People are Racist, Civil Rights Made Them Lazy, Says Big Trump Donor

A former employee has filed a lawsuit against Robert Mercer, who said the Civil Rights Act of 1964 “infantilized” Blacks by dissuading them from working.

Police Sergeant Tasers Handcuffed Black Man in Same Town Jordan Edwards Was Killed

Police Sergeant Tasers Handcuffed Black Man in Same Town Jordan Edwards Was Killed

Despite changing demographics in its population, the town’s police department remains majority-white.

Why Courting White Voters Will Not Save the Democratic Party

Why Courting White Voters Will Not Save the Democratic Party

By not leveraging the growing population of minority voters — who over time will collectively become the majority — Democrats are contributing to their party’s own demise.

U.S. Blacks Living Longer, But Health Gaps Persist

Blacks Living Longer, But Health Gaps Persist

Younger Black people in their 20s, 30s and 40s are living with, or dying from, diseases that are typically seen in older people.

DeVos Booed at HBCU Graduation

DeVos Booed at HBCU Graduation

Bethune-Cookman University graduates turned their backs on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who once called historically Black colleges “real pioneers” in school choice.

Mississippi Sheriff’s Department Sued for Racial Discrimination

Mississippi Sheriff’s Department Sued for Racial Discrimination

Data reveals a systematic pattern of discrimination embedded in the sheriff’s office.

Investigation Opens into Black Mentally Ill Man Found Dead in Jail Cell

Investigation Opens into Black Mentally Ill Man Found Dead in Jail Cell

Terrill Thomas was found dead in his cell — at a jail run by conservative Sheriff David Clarke — after seven days without water.