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SCOTUS Could Shorten Sentences for Juveniles in Prison for Life

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on October 13, 2015, 1:45PM

The Supreme Court could retroactively reduce the sentences of juveniles who are serving life with no possibility of parole.


CDC Report: Latinos Diagnosed With HIV At 3 Times Rate of Whites

by Sameer Rao on October 13, 2015, 12:31PM

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that Latinos in the U.S. and Puerto Rico are three times more likely than whites to be diagnosed with HIV. 


WATCH: Don Cheadle Brings Miles Davis To Life In Two New 'Miles Ahead' Clips

by Sameer Rao on October 12, 2015, 3:01PM

"Miles Ahead," Cheadle's directorial debut, premiered yesterday as the New York Film Festival's closing screening. 


STUDY: Report Explores How Institutional Racism Derails Education for Black Boys

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on October 12, 2015, 4:12PM

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten: “We must do everything in our power to make sure that black lives matter in every classroom.” 


California Will Now Automatically Register Citizens to Vote

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on October 12, 2015, 2:23PM

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla: “Citizens should not be required to opt in to their fundamental right to vote. We do not have to opt in to other rights, such as free speech or due process.”


Kanye West Performs at DNC Fundraiser, Gets 'Campaign' Advice From President Obama

by Sameer Rao on October 12, 2015, 2:19PM

No longer calling West a "jackass," the President Barack Obama had some quips for the presidential hopeful. 


Today, Americans #RethinkColumbusDay

by Sameer Rao on October 12, 2015, 11:42AM

The hashtag #RethinkColumbusDay is trending today as Americans celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day and challenge Columbus's genocidal legacy. Also, we've got two videos to help you combat Columbus Day in your own way. 


Police Justified in Killing 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice, Say Third-Party Reports

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on October 12, 2015, 1:31PM

Rice family’s attorney, Subodh Chandra: “The prosecutor is working diligently to ensure that there is no indictment.”


Hundreds Of UCLA Students Protest 'Kanye Western' Fraternity Party

by Sameer Rao on October 09, 2015, 12:56PM

Nearly 200 students chanted "Black Bruins Matter" during a protest Thursday afternoon over a "Kanye Western" fraternity party where attendees were alleged to have donned blackface. 


I Don't Do Nostalgia. But I'm Still Going to the 2015 Million Man March

by Essay by Bakari Kitwana. Introduction by Akiba Solomon. on October 09, 2015, 2:31PM

With the theme "Justice or Else," the 20th anniversary of the Millon Man March event has a much more diverse mandate. Yet the crowd will very likely be much smaller. Here's why one black man with reservations is going anyway.