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Black College Student Files $5 Million Discrimination Suit

Black College Student Files $5 Million Discrimination Suit

by Carla Murphy on March 26 2014, 11:44AM

Claim says university failed to protect student from racial bullying

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Joy Reid Gets Her Own Show on MSNBC

Joy Reid Gets Her Own Show on MSNBC

by Carla Murphy on January 27 2014, 2:31PM

Reid’s new MSNBC daytime show debuts February 24.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Phila. Teen Claims Stop-And-Frisk Led to Injured Genitals

Phila. Teen Claims Stop-And-Frisk Led to Injured Genitals

by Carla Murphy on January 21 2014, 4:18PM

The 16-year-old says that a female officer squeezed his genitals so hard that it ruptured his testicle.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

WashPost Asks Black Men What They Fear, Love and Dream Of [Video]

WashPost Asks Black Men What They Fear, Love and Dream Of [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 15 2013, 3:28PM

The Post continues its three part video series that asks: What do you fear, love and dream of?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Should Black Women Have To Straighten Their Hair To Be On TV? [Reader Forum]

Should Black Women Have To Straighten Their Hair To Be On TV? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on December 17 2012, 9:33AM

Colorlines readers sounds off on perms, police, and the school-to-prison pipeline.

Topics: Media

Robert Griffin III's Dad Comes to Son's Defense Against Comments That the Rookie Quarterback Isn't Black Enough

Robert Griffin III’s Dad Comes to Son’s Defense Against Comments That the Rookie Quarterback Isn’t Black Enough

by Jorge Rivas on December 14 2012, 3:05PM

On Thursday sports commentator Rob Parker went on ESPN to ask if Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III was “brother, or is he a cornball brother?”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Supporters Launch Online Petition for Fired Black Meteorologist

Supporters Launch Online Petition for Fired Black Meteorologist

by Jamilah King on December 13 2012, 10:49AM

Rhonda Lee was fired after responding to criticism about her Afro.

Topics: /NOW

Morehouse to Offer its First Black LGBT History Course

Morehouse to Offer its First Black LGBT History Course

by Jorge Rivas on December 12 2012, 11:45AM

The nation’s most well known all-male college for black men, announced this week this week announced a new course focusing on LGBT pop culture, history and society.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

BET Co-Founder Says Network Reinforces Negative Stereotypes

BET Co-Founder Says Network Reinforces Negative Stereotypes

by Jorge Rivas on October 15 2012, 4:25PM

The co-founder says the network’s current content reinforces negative stereotypes of blacks in the U.S.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Mitt Romney On NAACP Booing: If They Want 'More Free Stuff' They Should Vote For Obama

Mitt Romney On NAACP Booing: If They Want ‘More Free Stuff’ They Should Vote For Obama

by Jorge Rivas on July 12 2012, 10:58AM

On Wednesday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported that Mitt Romney responded to being booed at the NAACP by taking a punch at the mostly black audience and saying if they want more free stuff from the government to vote for President Obama.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Silver Spring, MD Gets Its Own African Contemporary Dance Flash Mob [Video]

Silver Spring, MD Gets Its Own African Contemporary Dance Flash Mob [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on June 8 2012, 10:33AM

Watch a group of young people as they performed an African Contemporary Dance Flash Mob in the Downtown Silver Spring area.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Afro Dish Sponges: Funny or Racist?

Afro Dish Sponges: Funny or Racist?

by Hatty Lee on May 2 2012, 2:15PM

The British company Paladone released a line of dishwashing sponges based on African-Americans with Afro hairstyles. One figure is shaped like Diana Ross with a brillo pad hairstyle and another is a disco-styled sponge. Paladone said that these were designed…

Topics: /NOW

Illinois' African Women Entrepreneurs Fight For Their Right to Braid [Video]

Illinois’ African Women Entrepreneurs Fight For Their Right to Braid [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on April 25 2012, 3:01PM

A new video shows how Illinois’ professional hair braiders worked with legislators to defeat a racially skewed licensing law.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Economy, /NOW

Strong U.S. Job Growth Leads to Lowest Black Unemployment in Years

by Jorge Rivas on February 3 2012, 2:20PM

Latest jobs report sees biggest drops in black unemployment in years.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Homelessness on the Rise for Female Veterans, African-Americans Hit Hardest

by Jorge Rivas on January 24 2012, 2:55PM

Last month the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that found the number of women veterans that are homeless has grown substantially and the majority are black women.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Weight Watchers Goes After Black Males: Charles Barkley Star of New Campaign

by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2012, 3:56PM

Weight Watchers has launched a new campaign that goes after men with former basketball player Charles Barkley endorsing the weight loss program.

Topics: Health, /NOW

There was Virtually No Change in Black Unemployment Rate in 2011

by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2012, 10:32AM

The black worker unemployment remained in the 15 to 16 percent range, while unemployment for the rest of the workforce dropped below 9 percent.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Hidden in the Open: A Photographic Essay of 140-Years of Black Male Couples

by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2012, 7:22PM

A Houston historian has collected over a hundred images spanning 140 years of black couples.

Topics: Celebrate Love, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Unemployment Rate Improved for Everyone in 2011, Except for Blacks

Unemployment Rate Improved for Everyone in 2011, Except for Blacks

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2012, 8:03AM

Black men captured about 237,000 job gains in 2011, whereas black women actually ended the year with fewer jobs than they had a year ago.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Milwaukee Journalist Eugene Kane: Black Youth Are 2011 Boogeyman

Milwaukee Journalist Eugene Kane: Black Youth Are 2011 Boogeyman

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2012, 12:07PM

A columnist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the city’s black youth are “out of control.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

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