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    Officer Caught Planting Drugs: 34 Cases Are Being Thrown Out

    Advertisements On Friday, officials in Baltimore, Maryland stated that the doubted the credibility of three police officers. They also announced the 34 criminal cases would be dropped and states that more may be dismissed, due to a controversial video that went viral. The video showed an officer to apparently be planting drugs at a crime […]

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    Descendants of Tuskegee Syphilis Study Participants Want Settlement Money

    Advertisements In 1932, the Public Health Service, working with the Tuskegee Institute, began a study to record the natural history of syphilis in hopes of justifying treatment programs for blacks. It was called the “Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male.” Fliers began appearing around Macon County, Ala., promising “colored people” special treatment […]

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    This Day in History – June 21, 1923

    Advertisements On this day in 1923, Marcus Garvey was sentenced to five years in prison. Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., a prominent social activist, was born in August 1887 in Jamaica. The youngest of 11 children, he grew up with parents who encouraged him to pursue an education. A leader for the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism […]

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    Second and Third Graders Raise $10,000 for Finanacially Struggling Teacher

    Advertisements Raini Webb, a 23-year-old teacher’s assistant in Hoboken, New Jersey, has gone through some rough times over the past few months. Her 16-year-old sister struggles with the aftermath of a tumor and her 19-year-old brother had a heart condition and her father had a heart attack. “It seems like it’s one thing after another. My […]

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    Jay Z Will Receive Award for Docuseries on Imprisonment of Kalief Browder in Riker’s Island

    Advertisements The inaugural Truthteller Award, which honors individuals for their contributions to the cultural enlightenment of society. The Los Angeles Press Club has recently announced that this year’s winners will be Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Harvey Weinstein. Their work producing the Spike TV series Time: The Kalief Browder Story is being recognized through the […]

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    73-Year-Old Patti LaBelle Releases Album of Jazz Covers

    Advertisements Patti LaBelle has recently released her newest project, titled Bel Hommage. The album consists of 13 tracks and is a tribute to jazz artists she has been influenced by over the years. LaBelle told ESSENCE, “It’s a beautiful tribute to artists like Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Shirley Horn and many others. I’m paying homage to […]

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    Black Woman Will Direct Marvel Comics Spider-Man Spinoff Movie

    Advertisements Hollywood director and writer Gina Prince-Bythewood will take on “Silver Sable and Black Cat,” a spinoff of the Spider-Man universe, reports Variety.   Prince-Bythewood won critical acclaim and awards with her feature debut, the 2000 drama Love and Basketball.  The talented creator also directed the Secret Life of Bees, a 2008 American drama film, adapted from the novel […]

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    The History of Black Women’s Studies in Colleges Across the Country

    Advertisements Twin sisters Barbara and Beverly Smith, born in December of 1946, come from a long line of powerful women. As children growing up in Cleveland, the girls were constantly surrounded with the influential women who made up their extended family. With an extended family comprised entirely of intellectual, politically-driven women, the girls were raised […]

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    Bars!!! Listen to this Temple Grad Rap with POWER to Kendrick Lamar

    Advertisements Temple University college grad Nahla Ward (21) studied Criminal Justice and Spanish at Temple University. To celebrate her graduation and degree, she posted the video below of herself rhyming with skills to Kendrick Lamar’s DNA.  She says this in her Instagram post: I thought it was necessary to share a little of my college […]