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Beyoncé Brings Black Pride to Coachella

The superstar made African American culture the star of the show.

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Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has carved a place in Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival history as the first Black woman to headline the event. The traditionally hipster/bohemian festival took a journey into Black America with Queen Bey at the helm.

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Louisiana School Board Member Posts Photo of Noose on Facebook, Claims It's Not Racist

"If we want to make America great again, we will have to make evil people fear punishment again," says Mike Whitlow, who tried to pull a Trump after being outed.

WEAPONS VAULT FACEBOOK

A member of a school board in Louisiana has apologized for sharing a photo with a noose on Facebook but still doesn't appear to understand its racial overtones.

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African Americans Disproportionately Endangered by HIV/AIDS

Blacks represented 12 percent of the U.S. population and 44 of new HIV diagnoses in 2016.

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(Reuters) — African Americans are far more likely than other Americans to be infected with HIV but far less likely to get life-saving treatments that stop the virus' spread, a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds.

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Blacks More Likely to Abuse Drugs Due to 'Character Makeup' and 'Genetics,' Says State Rep. Alford

Republican from Kansas cited decades-old racist propaganda to back his claim, then denied he's a racist.

SCREENGRAB VIA THE GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM

A 75-year-old white state representative from Kansas over the weekend cited 1930s racist propaganda in his argument against legalizing marijuana.

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The Data Is In: Police Disproportionately Killed Black People in 2017

27 percent of people killed by police were Black. In all killings, only 1 percent of the officers involved were charged with a crime.

A 2016 protest over the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott / REUTERS

In 2017, police killed 1,129 people. Officers were only charged with a crime in 1 percent of cases. And of the 1,129 people officers killed, 27 percent were Black — despite Blacks being just 13 percent of the population.

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Obesity, Poverty Help Explain Higher Diabetes Risk for Blacks

Even though Black adults are more likely to develop diabetes than white adults, the increased risk is largely due to obesity and other risk factors that may be possible to change, a study suggests.

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(Reuters) — Even though Black adults are more likely to develop diabetes than white adults, the increased risk is largely due to obesity and other risk factors that may be possible to change, a study suggests.

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Homeland Security Official Who Said Blacks are Lazy, Sexually Promiscuous Drug Users Resigns

Rev. Jamie Johnson, head of a faith-based division of the DHS, had been in the position since April.

Rev. Jamie Johnson, director of the Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), resigned Thursday night following reports revealing that he is a racist.

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