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Beyoncé Brings Black Pride to Coachella

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


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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National Memorial to Honor Lynching Victims Opens April 26

"We wanted people to have a sense of just the scale of what this violence, what this terrorism was," Bryan Stevenson told Oprah Winfrey.


There was a time in the U.S. when white people would gather in public squares in the Deep South to witness Black men, women or children hanged, burned or amputated, sometimes all of the above. This form of domestic terrorism is a painful part of American history that Bryan Stevenson said needs to be remembered in order to heal the racial divide in this country.

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The King Center Announces Route For March For Humanity And Tribute

Hundreds of people will march from the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church to the Georgia State Capitol, Liberty Plaza, ending with a tribute led by national and local celebrities.


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), announces the route for the March of Humanity commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination and funeral.

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Gun Violence Against Black Women and Girls Ignored, Says 11-Year-Old Naomi Wadler

"I am here today to acknowledge and represent the African American girls whose stories don't make the front page of every national newspaper," Wadler said to a crowd of 800,000 protesters.

At the March for Our Lives protest, 11-year-old Naomi Wadler urged the country not to forget the Black women and girls who are victims of gun violence.

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Millie Dunn Veasey: Member of WWII Battalion of Black Women Dies at 100

Veasey served overseas with the "Six Triple Eight."

U.S. Army

In December 1942, a year after the U.S. had joined World War II, Millie Dunn Veasey saw posters urging women to join the U.S. Army, but they all featured white women in uniform.

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Former Eli Lilly CFO Donates $1M to Support African American Youth Leadership Organization

Gift to go towards scaling up programming and expanding reach to area youth.

Derica Rice

The Center for Leadership Development (CLD) announced a generous gift of $1 million from Indianapolis-based philanthropists Derica Rice and Robin Nelson-Rice. For four decades, CLD has been transforming the lives of African American youth in the Indianapolis community by preparing them for academic and career success. Specializing in developing the business and community leaders of the future, CLD's impact reaches across industries, educational institutions, neighborhoods and generations.

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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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Facebook's Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children

A trove of internal documents sheds light on the algorithms that Facebook's censors use to differentiate between hate speech and legitimate political expression.

In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U.S. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of "radicalized" Muslims. "Hunt them, identify them, and kill them," declared U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, a Louisiana Republican. "Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all."

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Nielsen's 'On The Record With Cheryl Grace'

A talk with Cheryl Grace, an author of Nielsen's report "Young, Connected and Black: African American Millennials Are Driving Social Change and Leading Digital Advancement."

Cheryl Grace

Nielsen (No. 41 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) recently released Young, Connected and Black: African American Millennials Are Driving Social Change and Leading Digital Advancement, the sixth report in Nielsen's Diverse Intelligence Series focusing on the African-American consumer.

Following the report's release, Andrew McCaskill, Nielsen's senior vice president of Communications and Multicultural Marketing, sat down with Cheryl Grace (née Pearson-McNeil), one of the report's authors to discuss highlights of Young, Connected and Black.

This latest report highlights African Americans' economic and cultural gains and shines a spotlight on how African American Millennials are forging ahead in their use of technology and social media to raise awareness and evoke a national discussion on civic and political issues. Grace offers additional context around Black Millennials' cultural influence and the value of that influence to businesses and brands.

Don't Want to Drink the Water we Poisoned? Show us Your ID!

Authorities in Flint have been requiring IDs before handing out water bottles to residents in need.

Image provided by Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division.

While the Flint water crisis has disproportionately affected Michigan's poorest population, reports that Flint's undocumented immigrants are too scared to seek clean water are compounding the disaster.

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Trump's Comments are 74 Percent Lies

From celebrating Muslims on 9/11 to Black on Black crime, Trump is full of baloney.

Donald Trump says a lot of insensitive things. Some of his comments are disparaging, such as attacking women's looks, and others are bigoted, such as his remarks about Mexicans or Muslims. But lately, Trump's statements have gone beyond simply sharing his opinion to falsifying facts in a way that closely resembles the pattern of fear-mongering propaganda used by Germany in the late 1930s to sway public opinion regarding entire groups of people.

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Yale Fraternity Party: 'White Girls Only'

Ivy League frat boy to women at door: "No, we're only looking for white girls."

By Sheryl Estrada

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