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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.

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.