Black man with tight short hair stands onstage with black t-shirt and microphone and black sunglasses looking slightly left with head slightly tilted back in a break from performing.

Jay-Z's 'The Blueprint' is Inducted Into the Library of Congress

Hova’s 2001 landmark album is the Registry’s most current entry. 

A young Black Boy in a black shweatshire smiles while holding a large gold and green trophy in his right hand.

Fans Step in to Support Chess Champ Experiencing Homelessness

Eight-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi became a New York state chess champion while living in a shelter. Now, folks are raising money to give his family a home.

Red dresses hang from poles in a concrete sitting area outside of a concrete building.

REDress Project: What Happened to Thousands of Missing Indigenous Women?

A striking new work of public art at the National Museum of the American Indian memorializes murdered and missing Native American women.

Keystone Oil Pipeline Protesters Demonstrate Outside Of Obama Fundraiser

South Dakota Criminalizes Protest Against Keystone XL Pipeline

The states tribal communities say the governor is placing the interests of big business over their safety.

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Arts & Culture

Three rows of black and white head shots of Black Children, 3 in each row, from a police report that identifies missing and murdered children.

Atlanta Child Murders Case Reopened Ahead of New Documentary

Criminalization

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ICYMI: SCOTUS Says ICE Can Detain Immigrants Based on Prior Convictions

Trump Presidency

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Studies Show the Dangers of Proposed Changes to Food Stamps

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