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Tahsiyn A. Ismaa-eel, who runs an enrichment summer camp for learning Arabic, sometimes takes her kids to the public pool during the warm summer months. She has done it for the past four years and has never had any problems in Wilmington, Del., the state's most populous city.

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​Texas Board Rejects Clemency Plea for Chris Young and Solidifies Tonight's Death Sentence

Lawyers sue the board, claiming racism, as it recently pardoned a reformed white death row inmate.


The Texas Board of Pardons unanimously rejected clemency for Chris Young, the reformed death row inmate, and lawyers say it is because Young is Black. The law says the board doesn't have to give the public a reason for their decision, but they have to certify it's not because of race.

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Trump Sides with Putin, Indictment Against Russians Mentions Social Media Targeting Blacks

Russian intelligence officers saw opportunity in racial tensions within the U.S.


President Donald Trump met with Vladimir Putin at a summit in Helsinki, Finland on Monday and did not hold Putin accountable for Russia's role in interfering in the 2016 presidential election, despite the fact that the Department of Justice indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday. The indictment paperwork also indicated the exploitation of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Monica Davis, a Black realtor of an abandoned home on Ogden Street in Toledo, Ohio, was alerted that her listing had been vandalized with the words "N***ers Keep Out" and "Heil Trump."

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Oregon Man Screams 'Bunch of N-word … All You Guys Should Die' and Tries to Push 17-year-old Black Female into Traffic

Bystanders came to the girl's rescue and police thanked them for standing up against racism.


Samuel Corbett, 37, chased a Black teenage girl while screaming: "Bunch of, you know, N-word, racial slurs, all you guys should die, if I had a switchblade on me I'd kill you right now," according to witnesses in the Beaverton, Ore., incident. Corbett grabbed the girl's backpack and tried to pull her into traffic, but she got free.

Then three bystanders intervened: Ain Avila distracted Corbett from the girl, and AM/PM gas station employee Douglas Short and another man helped the girl get away from Corbett and into the nearby store.

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Gabrielle Union Talks About Colorism and the Beauty of 'Chocolate Sisters' ​

Union said that her stepsons "have to have somebody else tell them that a chocolate woman is attractive for them to believe it."


Actress Gabrielle Union partnered with AT&T ( No. 3 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) for its Dream In Black campaign during Essence Fest over the weekend to inspire Black people to dream big and live their wildest dreams. At the event, Union shared with the press that the topic of colorism has come up in her household and explained how she addressed it.

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Another Woman Comes Forward to Accuse Russell Simmons of Rape

"It was like being attacked by a flabby walrus," Alexia Norton Jones said.

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has again been accused of rape.

Alleged victim, Alexia Norton Jones, granddaughter of book publisher W.W. Norton, has given a largely first-person account published by Variety on Tuesday.

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Black farmers bought upwards $100,000 worth of soybean seed back at the annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show held in Memphis, from Stine Seed Company because the product has a reputation for high crop yield. Instead, they yielded about 10 percent of what white farmers did for the season, effectively accelerating their demise and putting them out of business, according to Thomas Burrell, President of the Black Farmers and Agriculturists Association (BFAA).

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An elderly man's evening stroll turned into a near-brush with death thanks to a group of racists.

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