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Clothing Line Imagines Black Leaders as University Namesakes

Philadelphia Printworks’ “School of Thought” line features shirts from fictional universities built on the philosophies of Audre Lorde, James Baldwin and other Black ideological leaders. 

Wu-Tang Clan Sells Album to Price-Gouging Pharma CEO for $2 Million, Donates Money

RZA on selling the album to Martin Shkreli: ”We decided to give a significant portion of the proceeds to charity.”

Taraji P. Henson Snubbed by SAG Awards, Gets Golden Globe Nomination

Check out other notable nominees of color in what’s otherwise shaping up to be a predominantly-white awards season.  

D'Angelo's Anti-Police Violence Plea Turned Into a Stark Hoodie

The hoodie features part of the chorus of “The Charade” in a chalk outline on the back. 

WATCH: Check Out 'Off The Menu,' a New Documentary on Asian-American Cuisine

“Off the Menu” was directed by Grace Lee, the filmmaker behind the acclaimed Grace Lee Boggs documentary. 

SCOTUS Just Heard 2 Cases That Could Redefine Voting Rights in America

If the challengers have their way, the “one person, one vote” principle will ignore millions of Americans.

REPORT: To Survive, People of Color Frequently Need More Than One Job

There are not enough jobs that pay a living wage to go around.

Muslim Girl Reportedly Attacked, Called 'ISIS' at Bronx Public School

A spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations says Muslim youth “have been experiencing this for quite some time.”

Can George Washington University Ban the Palestinian Flag?

Advocates say the university violated the Civil Rights Act when it ordered a student to remove a Palestinian flag hanging outside his bedroom window.

10 Best Twitter Responses to Trump's Proposed Travel Ban on Muslims

Trump said the United States should not let Muslims enter under any circumstances. Twitter users—even conservative ones—clapped back.

These 2 Videos Prove That Islamophobia is Really, Really Real

From random people on Holland streets to an American university president, anti-Muslim sentiment is flourishing.

Ava DuVernay Barbie Drops, Sells Out Just About Everywhere

Mattel didn’t originally plan to widely distribute the #AvaBarbie, but fans of the acclaimed director changed the toymaker’s mind. 

Kendrick Lamar Tops Grammy Roster With 11 Nominations

D’Angelo’s “Black Messiah” and the “Hamilton” cast recording were also recognized during the 58th Annual Grammy Awards nomination announcement. 

Delaware Wants to Apologize for Slavery

The governor announced a state resolution that will apologize for slavery and its modern-day reverberations.

First Known Biography of an African Woman Finally Receives English Translation

The 17th-century text focuses on Walatta Petros, an Ethiopian religious leader and former noblewoman who fought against the spread of Roman Catholicism among Ethiopian Christians.

Justice Department to Investigate Chicago Police for Possible Civil Rights Violations

The investigation will examine how the Chicago Police Department uses force—and how officers are held accountable.

Delroy Lindo to Star as Marcus Garvey in Upcoming Biopic

The acclaimed actor, whose parents hail from Jamaica, will reportedly star as the storied Jamican political activist.

People Think 'The Wiz Live!' is Racist. Twitter Says, 'Huh?'

Actual tweet: “I just learned there is a Black version of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ called ‘The Wiz.’ How is this not racist?”

REPORT: Alabama Police Department Planted Drugs and Guns on Black Men for Decade

The Alabama Justice Project uncovers evidence that a group of Dohan, Alabama, officers routinely planted evidence on innocent Black men—and the district attorney looked the other way.

The Best 3 Cities for Black Men to Succeed

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement’s new report details how well 50 cities are doing when it comes to supporting Black excellence for men and boys.