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A member of the Ku Klux Klan adjusts his hood during a 1998 rally in Texas. (David J. Phillip/AP) Angelia Williams Graves says she didn’t have some grand plan to compare police to the Ku Klux Klan when she took the stage at an NAACP luncheon in Virginia on Oct. 1. But days after the Norfolk […]

Last August, as my wife and I and two of our friends biked through the Great Allegheny Passage in McKeesport, Pa., a city 12 miles from Pittsburgh, I joked that we probably wouldn’t see any more black people until Maryland. I was wrong. In the 150 miles between Pittsburgh and Cumberland, Md., we saw four. […]

‘We are not calling for the slaughter of white people – at least for now’: South African parliament votes to SEIZE white-owned land as experts warn of violent repercussions White South African farmers to be removed from their land after parliament vote  The motion for ‘expropriation without compensation’ passed by a landslide It was brought […]

A contemporary rendition of British colonists served by African slaves at a ball in Spanish Town, Jamaica, between 1800-1809. Photograph: Everett Collection Historical/Alamy The modern equivalent of £17bn was paid out to compensate slave owners for the loss of their human property. Some people believe we should be proud It is hard to imagine why […]

Attorneys Jehan Crump-Gibson and Ayanna  Alcendor have joined forces to create the powerhouse law firm Great Lakes Legal Group PLLC in metro Detroit. The minority women-owned law firm was launched at the beginning of 2018, and will offer one-stop-shop service to a range of clients. Crump-Gibson comes with a plethora of experience, as she’s been […]

Like Issa said, we’re rooting for everybody black. Of the 2,952 athletes competing at this year’s Winter Olympics, only 41 (1.39-percent) of those athletes are black. Some have already made history, while all are challenging perceptions of what a winter athlete looks like. Here are the remarkable individuals: 1. Eighteen-year-old Maame Afua Biney is the […]

A child from Nashville, who was kidnapped and forced into child sex slavery by a pedophile ring, has been sentenced to life in prison for murder by a judge after she was forced to shoot a rapist before escaping from the human trafficking network.16-year-old Cyntoia Brown was arrested by police for the murder of a […]

The music legend on the secret Michael Jackson, his relationship with the Trumps, and the problem with modern pop. In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning 28 Grammy awards and co-producing Michael Jackson’s biggest-selling albums will do.) But in person, […]

Saint-Louis, Senegal There has been increasing interest to unearth and understand Africa’s photographic history in recent years. Whether this is driven by the growing treasure trove of black and white images from the continent resurfacing; a need to dispel myths about what Africa is and is not; or a growing interest in photography for storytelling […]

Muhammida el-Muhajir says as an African American in the US, she felt she could ‘never win’ [Courtesy of Muhammida el-Muhajir] Accra, Ghana – They have come from the big cities of San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Thousands of them. And many refuse to return. A new wave of African Americans is escaping the incessant racism […]