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Robert Gates - Eric Harris

Oklahoma Volunteer Deputy Convicted of Killing Unarmed Black Man

The 74-year-old volunteer lacked proper training and was a financial supporter and close friend of former sheriff, who was forced to resign.

Prince: A Beloved Music Legend Dies at Age 57

A prolific Black artist who transcended musical genres, Prince influenced music and culture globally.

TV Journalist Fired for Racial Comments on Facebook

Professionals continue to violate company policies with racist postings.

Mississippi, Confederate

Mississippi Gov. Sued Over Racist State Flag

“With each passing day, Plaintiff and other African-American citizens are subjugated to second class status by virtue of the official state flag bearing the confederate battle flag emblem flying high and proud on public property within the state of Mississippi.”

James Craig Anderson, Mississippi, hate crime

Killers in Hate Crime Pay $840,000 to Victim’s Estate

"A toxic mix of alcohol, foolishness and unadulterated hatred caused these young people to resurrect the nightmarish specter of lynchings and lynch mobs from the Mississippi we long to forget."

Black Students at Trump Rally Removed for No Reason

Students say Secret Service agents escorted them out simply for being there.

Mississippi, Confederate

Confederate Flag Will Continue to Fly Over Mississippi

Gov. Phil Bryant declared April "Confederate Heritage Month" once again.

Beyonce Super Bowl

Law Enforcement Calls for Beyoncè Boycott

Police unions tell members to refrain from security roles at Beyoncè’s upcoming concerts following her Super Bowl performance and subsequent video supportive of the Black Panthers and #BlackLivesMatter; Louis Farrakhan offers protection.

RETRIBUTION: Missouri Republicans to Decrease Mizzou’s Budget As Punishment for Peaceful Protests

"It's going to be felt by students by way of higher fees and reduced educational opportunities."

State Senator Stands Up for High Schoolers Racially Harassed at Texas A&M

A Dallas senator said Texas A&M students should face severe consequences.

Clinton and Sanders Battle for the Black Vote

The presidential candidates campaign heavily ahead of the Democratic primary in South Carolina.

Trust Broken: State’s Attorney Says No Mistakes Made in Laquan McDonald Investigation

After withholding the video of the shooting for a year, the state passes judgement on its own behavior.

16-Year-Old Black Girl Found Dead in Juvenile Detention Center

No information has come out on the cause of death — except that officers used a martial arts restraint against the girl the night before.

Six of 13 Officers Fired After Shooting 137 Bullets at Two Unarmed Blacks

Of the 105 officers involved in the 2012 tragedy, only one faced criminal charges — and was acquitted. Terminations will likely not go into effect for several years, says mayor.

FRon Rivera and Cam Newton

Non-Whites Lead Super Bowl Panthers

NFL's "Rooney Rule" seems to be working. For the first time, a Latino head coach and Black quarterback on the same team will play in the Super Bowl.

N-word Photo Prompts Protest at Arizona High School

One of the six girls in the photo apologizes, while a privileged school and community are placed in the national spotlight for racism.

Why Does Silicon Valley Continue Lacking Diversity?

"They want to do these things, but nobody is making the solid commitments."

Scholastic Shelves ‘Smiling Slaves’ Picture Book

Under pressure, the publishing giant ditches published children’s book about George Washington’s enslaved cook.

Police Sergeant Tells Motorists to Run Over Black Lives Matter ‘Idiots’

"Now, these idiots could try and sue you in civil court, but remember that it will be jury trial and so most likely it will come out in your favor."

Mich. Gov. Ignores Safety, Poisons Poor Black Residents to Save a Buck

Gov. Rick Snyder ignored scientific reports and pleas from residents to correct toxic water supply.

Jada Pinkett-Smith, Spike Lee to Boycott Oscars for Failing in Diversity

Amidst the boycott news, fans pressure host Chris Rock to step down.

Oscar Voters Nominate All White Actors, Again

“It’s the Oscars, they do what they do,” says Ice Cube.

Prosecutor Seeks Indictment for Cop who Killed Naked, Unarmed Black Veteran

Officer Robert Olsen would be the first cop put on trial in Georgia for a shooting death while on duty in six years.

Target Wins Right to Sell Rosa Parks Merchandise

"Parks’s refusal to cede ground in the face of continued injustice has made her among the most revered heroines of our national story; her role in American history cannot be over-emphasized."