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WATCH: Kamasi Washington Talks 'To Pimp A Butterfly' and the Juncture of Jazz And Hip-Hop

The acclaimed musician speaks and jams with fellow saxophonist Terrace Martin in a new video from GQ

Store Clerk Survives Being Shot in Face by Thief Who Called Him a 'Terrorist'

The clerk says that the robber told him, ”I used to kill people like you in Iraq.” 

The Most Important Thing We Can Do to Help Formerly Incarcerated People Thrive

Advocacy group Root & Rebound helps the formerly incarcerated navigate the legal barriers to creating a successful life outside prison walls.

Why Flint's Toxic Water Forced the Mayor to Declare a State of Emergency

The number of young children with elevated lead levels has doubled since the Michigan city began getting its water from the local river.

WATCH: Killer Mike Talks Social Justice With Bernie Sanders

The rapper and the Democratic presidential candidate address economic reform, education and many other topics in this six-part, hour-long conversation. 

ICYMI: Missouri Rep Introduces Bill to Revoke Scholarships of Protesting Student Athletes

The bill comes just one month after the Mizzou football team went on strike to force the university president to resign.

Trump Supporters Give White-Supremacist Website Traffic, Shout Nazi Chants at Protesters

Stormfront founder Don Black: “Demoralization has been the biggest enemy and Trump is changing all that.”

Alexander McQueen's Flagship Store Faces New Racial Discrimination Suit

Black employees who work in the company’s main store in New York City allege “systematic racism” in the form of mockery, body searches on the sales floor and exclusion from meetings.

WATCH: Two New Trailers From WGN's Slavery Epic 'Underground'

The John Legend-produced series—which stars Aldis Hodge and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as escaped slaves—premieres March 9. 

Two Southern California Mosques Vandalized, Investigated as Hate Crimes

The vandalism happened a day after an interfaith solidarity march.

Black Lives Matter Activists Mobilize After LA County Deputies Shoot Man in Back

Video shows Nicholas Robertson walking away from the deputies with what appears to be a gun in his hand.

WATCH: Chance The Rapper Makes History as First Independent Artist to Perform on SNL

The acclaimed Chicago-bred rapper and singer referenced Jason Van Dyke and his killing of Lacquan McDonald during his SNL debut.   

Mexico Finally Recognizes Afro Mexicans in National Census

Mexico was previously one of the only Latin American countries to not officially count its African-descended population. 

Serena is Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year

She is the first Black woman to appear on the annual Sportsperson cover solo. But some people are mad the honor didn’t go to…a horse.

#FundraiserFriday: 'Who is Arthur Chu?' Depicts 'Jeopardy!' Champion Fighting Model Minority Stereotypes

The upcoming documentary on the 11-time “Jeopardy!” winner follows Chu’s personal evolution from game show winner to culture critic, reconnecting with family and bucking racist expectations along the way. 

George Washington University Apologizes to Student Forced to Remove Palestinian Flag

President Steven Knapp: “I have personally apologized to the student for this unfortunate incident and assured him that the university’s actions were in no way a response to his expression of his beliefs or opinions.”

Former Oklahoma City Cop Daniel Holtzclaw Found Guilty of Raping and Assaulting Black Women

It was a surprising verdict for the officer, who was on trial for using his badge to attack 13 women and girls.

#StayMadAbby in 9 Amazing Tweets

Abigail Fisher thinks she didn’t get into University of Texas at Austin because she’s White. Twitter begs to differ.

This Artist Uses Ballpoint Pens to Illustrate the Complexity of Blackness

Toyin Ojih Odutola’s new must-see exhibit explores and distorts the concept of identity.

ICYMI: That Time Antonin Scalia Suggested That 'Slower-Track Schools' Work Better for Blacks

The Supreme Court heard a retread of the landmark affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin yesterday. The whole court’s view is still unclear, but folks are really not happy with Justice Scalia’s take on it.