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Denver Sheriff’s Officers Suspended in Black Inmate’s Death

Denver Sheriff’s Officers Suspended in Black Inmate’s Death

An autopsy concluded that Michael Marshall died from asphyxiation “while being physically restrained by law enforcement” during a psychotic episode.

Trump Supporter Says Trump Campaign ‘Urged’ Him to Assault Woman at Rally

Trump Supporter Says Trump Campaign ‘Urged’ Him to Assault Woman at Rally

A man accused of assaulting a protester at a Trump rally “would not have acted as he did without Trump and/or Trump campaign’s specific urging and inspiration,” according to a court filing.

Tweets on Black, Latina Girls Missing in D.C. Cause Public Outcry

Tweets on Black, Latina Girls Missing in D.C. Cause Public Outcry

The Metropolitan Police Department said there is no increase in missing cases, just a change in how cases are publicized.

Black Men Perceived as Bigger Than White Men, Study Shows

Black Men Perceived as Bigger Than White Men, Study Shows

Judgments on the sizes of white and Black men “were consistently biased,” even when the men were the same size, the study’s lead author reported.

Black People More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted in U.S., Says Report

Black People More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted in U.S., Says Report

The National Registry of Exonerations report analyzed data on crimes for which exonerations are most common.

Former Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Admits to Using N-Word

Ex-Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Admits to Using N-Word

Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown, said he only repeated racist remarks used by other people.

Cummings to Trump in Meeting: ‘All African American Communities Are Not Places of Depression’

‘All African American Communities Are Not Places of Depression’ Cummings Tells Trump in Meeting

Rep. Elijah Cummings confronted Trump about his language regarding Black communities.

African Americans More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted: Study

African Americans More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted: Study

Black Americans are about seven times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of murder than white Americans, according to the study.

Diverse Film Casts Keep Hollywood Execs Making Money at Box Office

“Less-diverse product underperforms in the marketplace, and yet it still dominates.”

Police End ‘High Five Fridays’ at Elementary School After Complaints

Police End ‘High Five Fridays’ at Elementary School After Complaints

The Northampton (Mass.) Police Department said it “cannot overlook the fact that this program may be received differently by some members of our community.”

Trump Touts Election Win While Touring African American Museum

Trump Touts Election Win While Touring African American Museum

President Trump bragged about his “double, double, double” digits victory in South Carolina while touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

HUD Official Fired for Criticizing Trump’s Rhetoric Toward Black Voters, Lack of Republican Values

HUD Official Fired for Criticizing Trump’s Rhetoric Toward Black Voters, GOP Values

“Donald Trump portrays our inner cities as if they are the ailments of American society,” Shermichael Singleton wrote in the op-ed that cost him his job.

Denzel Washington at NAACP Image Awards: ‘Ease is a Greater Threat to Progress than Hardship’

Denzel Washington at NAACP Image Awards: ‘Ease is a Greater Threat to Progress than Hardship’

The nation’s oldest civil rights organization honors talent the Oscars are slow to recognize.

HBCU Hall of Fame Players Honored at Super Bowl

HBCU Hall of Fame Players Honored at Super Bowl

Elite NFL players who graduated from a historically Black college or university, and made history when going pro, were recognized.

Trump Talks ‘Fake News,’ ‘Inner Cities’ at Black History Month Event

Trump Talks ‘Fake News,’ ‘Inner Cities’ at Black History Month Event

Mentions the few well-known Black historic figures, says Frederick Douglass “has done an amazing job"

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‘Frederick Douglass is being recognized more and more, I notice,’ Says Trump

Full transcript of President Donald Trump’s Black History Month speech

First Black Woman Elected President of Harvard Law Review

Imelme Umana is a member of the law school’s class of 2018.

Chrisette Michele: ‘My Family Has Disowned Me’ After Inauguration Performance

Chrisette Michele: ‘My Family Has Disowned Me’ After Inauguration Performance

When other Black artists declined to perform the R&B singer accepted, saying she would be a “bridge.” But she wasn’t even introduced to President Donald Trump.

Country Headed on 'Wrong Track' with Trump: Poll

Country Headed on ‘Wrong Track’ with Trump: Poll

Millennials also cite feelings of disgust and fear following Trump’s victory on Election Day.

President Obama: Talk of a Post-Racial America Not Realistic

In an emotional farewell address, Obama discussed American values and race in the U.S., and gave a tribute to his wife and daughters.

Jesse Jackson Tells Uber to Release Diversity Data, Invest in Oakland

Jesse Jackson Tells Uber to Release Diversity Data, Invest in Oakland

Jackson’s latest request comes at the same time Uber announces a former Hillary Clinton staffer, who is African American, will lead its diversity efforts.

HBCUs: Talladega Band to Perform at Trump’s Inauguration Despite Controversy

HBCUs: Talladega Band to Perform at Trump’s Inauguration Despite Controversy

The president of Talladega College, Alabama’s oldest private, historically Black liberal arts college, has accepted the invitation.

The 115th Congress Not a Model for Diversity

The 115th Congress Not a Model for Diversity

The number of women and minorities has slightly increased, and Congress remains overwhelmingly male and white — much like boardrooms in the U.S.