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Virginia newspaper prints ‘KKK recruitment flyer’

Virginia newspaper prints ‘KKK recruitment flyer’

A Virginia newspaper sparked outrage after it reprinted a Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyer as part of its front-page story on the Klan’s recruitment drive in the area. The story details a recruitment campaign by a group calling themselves“Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan”, which saw the group drop flyers and DVDs on front lawns in Colonial Beach, Virginia, two weeks ago.

Watch: Former NFL Player Beaten By Police In Georgia

Watch: Former NFL Player Beaten By Police In Georgia

A former professional football player was reportedly the victim of police brutality, according to reports. Desmond Marrow shared his story on social media, claiming that Henry County police in Georgia severely injured him while arresting him under questionable circumstances.

Two Florida police detectives showed up at a funeral home and tried to use a dead man’s finger to unlock his cellphone after he was killed by police last month, The Root reports. Linus Phillip, 30, was killed by a Largo police officer after he attempted to drive away at a gas station before an officer could arrest him after smelling marijuana in his car, according to authorities.

COPS KILL BLACK MAN, THEN SHOW UP AT FUNERAL HOME TO TRY TO UNLOCK HIS PHONE WITH HIS FINGER
Two Florida police detectives showed up at a funeral home and tried to use a dead man’s finger to unlock his cellphone after he was killed by police last month, The Root reports. Linus Phillip, 30, was killed by a Largo police officer after he attempted to drive away at a gas station before an officer could arrest him after smelling marijuana in his car, according to authorities.

Jury awards more than $37M to family of Korryn Gaines in civil case against Baltimore County

Jury awards more than $37M to family of Korryn Gaines in civil case against Baltimore County

A Baltimore County jury on Friday awarded more than $37 million in damages in the civil lawsuit brought by the family of Korryn Gaines, the 23-year-old Randallstown woman who was shot and killed by county police after a six-hour standoff in 2016.

The jury of six women said the first shot fired by Cpl. Royce Ruby at Gaines, killing her and injuring her then-5-year-old son, Kodi, was not reasonable and therefore violated their civil rights under state and federal statutes.

Diamond and Silk deny they were paid by Trump campaign despite evidence to the contrary

Diamond and Silk deny they were paid by Trump campaign despite evidence to the contrary





















Viral Trump-supporting sisters Diamond and Silk on Thursday repeatedly denied they were paid by the Trump campaign despite records from the Federal Election Commission that suggest the opposite is true. According to a November 2016 receipt filed with the FEC, the Trump campaign paid them $1,274.94 for “field consulting.” “We are familiar with that particular lie, we can see that you do look at fake news,” Silk said, claiming the funds were instead a reimbursement for airline tickets. “We’ve never been paid by the Trump campaign,” Diamond repeated.

Bill Cosby guilty on all three counts in indecent assault trial, jury decides

Bill Cosby guilty on all three counts in indecent assault trial, jury decides
The jury in Bill Cosby's retrial found the TV icon guilty of all three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursdayfor drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004. The 80-year-old comedian faces up to 10 years in prison on each count, but would likely serve them concurrently. After the trial concluded, Constand left through a side door in the courtroom, walking into a hallway with her arms around two women and a huge smile on her face. Cosby shouted at the prosecutor in court when his bail was discussed, observers said.

Should African Americans link with al Qaeda??

How Insurance Companies Can Force Bad Cops Off the Job

How Insurance Companies Can Force Bad Cops Off the Job

In exchange for coverage, insurers can demand that police departments implement new policies and training, and dismiss problem officers.

'Black Cowboys' Sheds Light On Overlooked Music Of African-Americans Who Went West

'Black Cowboys' Sheds Light On Overlooked Music Of African-Americans Who Went West

"Black Cowboys" is the new album from multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Dom Flemons, a co-founding member of the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. But it's more than a collection of songs from the Wild West — the record sheds light on the prominent but often-overlooked role African-American pioneers played in westward expansion. Here & Now's Eric Westervelt (@Ericnpr) talks with Flemons (@domflemons) about the music's origins and evolution.

Do You Believe African Americans Should Boycott Starbucks?

Do You Believe African Americans Should Boycott Starbucks? Given What You Know About The Incident That Saw Two African American Males Arrested At A Starbucks In Philadelphia, Do You Believe African Americans Should Boycott Starbucks?

African American man reports threat, racial slurs on walk

African American man reports threat, racial slurs on walk
A Rochester man reported an alarming encounter to police, in which he says a driver pointed a gun at him and yelled racial slurs while he was walking to a convenience store. On his way to Kwik Trip around 2:15 a.m., the 26-year-old African American man had to walk through the roundabout at the intersection of Badger Hills Drive and Superior Drive Northwest, according to Rochester Police Interim Chief John Sherwin. It was at that intersection that another man drove by, circled the roundabout and allegedly began shouting racial slurs at the man, Sherwin said. The man also allegedly pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the 26-year-old man.

Louis Chude-Sokei Wants African American Studies Program to Be a Central Place

Louis Chude-Sokei Wants African American Studies Program to Be a Central Place

Think of African American studies and robots probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. But the new director of BU’s African American Studies Program points out that the way we think about robots and artificial intelligence today is the same way white people once thought about black people. In fact, he says, the word robot was coined by a Czech playwright, from an old Slavonic word for forced labor “Do they have intellect? Do they have souls? Can they make choices? Are they human? Now, where have we heard these questions before?” says Chude-Sokei, a College of Arts & Sciences professor of English and holder of the George and Joyce Wein Chair in African American Studies.

Washington’s African American Museum inspires new Janelle Monáe song

Washington’s African American Museum inspires new Janelle Monáe song
Janelle Monáe just released the tracklist for her upcoming album “Dirty Computer,” and it includes an ode to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The singer/actress wrote that the ninth track, titled “I Got the Juice,” was inspired by the “glistening Mothership hanging on the top floor” of the building.

Trump thanks Kanye West for Twitter compliments

Trump thanks Kanye West for Twitter compliments
West, 40, posted a series of pro-Trump tweets, including a photo of himself wearing one of the president's red "Make American Great Again" hats. "You don't have to agree with Trump but the mob can't make me not love him," he tweeted. The president responded on Twitter: "Thank you Kanye, very cool!"

Minnesota father alleges racial bias in child protection case that 'ruined' son's life

Minnesota father alleges racial bias in child protection case that 'ruined' son's life


Dwight Mitchell says spanking his child led to Dakota County social services tearing his family apart.

Mitchell filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday against the county and the Minnesota Department of Human Services. He hopes the case will result in widespread changes to the child-protection system that will keep African-American parents from unfairly losing their children.

Melania Trump is brilliantly copying Michelle Obama

Melania Trump is brilliantly copying Michelle Obama

Melania Trump was spotted wearing Converse sneakers that retail for less than $50.Michelle Obama was also a fan of wearing Converse — and Trump is no stranger to replicating her look.Creating a more accessible style like Obama's has proved a brilliant political move for Trump.

$5 million rape lawsuit against Russell Simmons dropped

$5 million rape lawsuit against Russell Simmons dropped


An aspiring filmmaker’s $5 million rape lawsuit against Russell Simmons has been dropped. Months after Jennifer Jarosik sued the hip-hop mogul, attorneys for both parties have signed a stipulation for dismissal, according to documents obtained by Page Six on Wednesday.

Kanye West on Trump: 'The mob can't make me not love him'

Kanye West on Trump: 'The mob can't make me not love him'
Kanye West remained defiant Wednesday amid mounting backlash from fans over the rapper's positive words about President Donald Trump, tweeting a picture of himself wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat with the caption, "we got love."

The fascinating history of Africa’s female husbands

The fascinating history of Africa’s female husbands
Many people believe that homosexuality and feminism are entirely foreign to Africa. Many, still, believe that the practice of homosexuality and the principles of feminism are native to the land. Well, the little-known history about Africa’s female husbands adds an interesting element to discussions on African sexuality and power.

Modern day polygamy in Africa: first wife feeding second wife goes viral

Modern day polygamy in Africa: first wife feeding second wife goes viral When Yakaka Mandara tweeted a picture of a first wife feeding her husband’s second wife at a wedding reception, she did not expect that the photo would go outside of her country, Nigeria. But that’s exactly what it did, reigniting an age-old debate about polygamy in Africa. Polygamy is a centuries-old practice in Africa that has yet to disappear from modern life. It has both cultural and religious origins. It is legal in 26 out of 54 African countries, particularly Muslim majority countries.

Leaked Meeting Audio Proves NFL Owners Worried About Appeasing White Fans, While Players Worried About Kaepernick, Black Lives

Leaked Meeting Audio Proves NFL Owners Worried About Appeasing White Fans, While Players Worried About Kaepernick, Black Lives
An October meeting between National Football League owners, players and league executives to discuss player protests and President Donald Trump’s bashing of the league because of players protests was supposed to be confidential. If Colin Kaepernick’s heavenly Afro didn’t already prove that God was OK with players protesting, the leaking of audio from said meeting at league headquarters on Park Avenue proves which side the heavenly father has taken.

New report details how NFL owners and players bickered over Trump, Colin Kaepernick, and protests during the national anthem

New report details how NFL owners and players bickered over Trump, Colin Kaepernick, and protests during the national anthem

A new report paints the contentious meeting between the NFL owners and players over protests during the national anthem in greater detail.According to the report, owners expressed concern with President Donald Trump's attacks on the league and with fan and sponsor reactions to the protests.Players reportedly suggested owners donate to charities and organizations they supported and expressed support for Colin Kaepernick, who has been unsigned since protesting during the anthem.Though both sides called the meeting productive, it does not appear much progress was made toward solving the league's problems.

golf-club-apologizes-after-calling-police-on-group-of-black females

golf-club-apologizes-after-calling-police-on-group-of-black females

A Pennsylvania golf club called police on five members this weekend after the club’s co-owner felt that the group was playing too slowly and claimed that they did not leave the course when asked. The members—all five of whom are black women—say that they were discriminated against. No charges were filed, according to the York Daily Journal, and the golf club has now issued an apology.

Leaked NYPD disciplinary records released online

Leaked NYPD disciplinary records released online

The disciplinary records of hundreds of NYPD cops and staffers were published online Monday, revealing infractions by some well-known names alongside the eyebrow-raising actions of rank-and-file officers.

The website Buzzfeed released the leaked records relating to around 1,800 NYPD workers from between 2011 and 2015, citing “an overwhelming public interest” in the files.

Man Arrested After Alleged Flight Fight at Miami Airport

Man Arrested After Alleged Flight Fight at Miami Airport

A passenger onboard an American Airlines flight leaving Miami for Chicago on Sunday was arrested after he allegedly fought with another passenger before resisting arrest by several police officers.

The airline sent a statement saying that the flight, scheduled to leave at 9:30 p.m., was delayed when two passengers began arguing while the plane was still at the gate. The passenger who those onboard said instigated the incident, identified as 28-year-old Jacob Garcia, was asked to leave but refused.


Toronto collision leaves 10 dead, 15 injured; suspect in custody

Toronto collision leaves 10 dead, 15 injured; suspect in custody
Ten people are dead and 15 are injured after the driver of a van plowed into multiple pedestrians in Toronto on Monday in what appears to be a deliberate act, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said. Saunders said the suspected driver, Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ontario, was in custody. Minassian was arrested in a white rental van less than 30 minutes after police received a 911 call, Sauders said.

Florida student's racist prom proposal references 'picking cotton'

Florida student's racist prom proposal references 'picking cotton'

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — A Riverview High student is under fire after using a racist sign to ask his girlfriend to the school's prom. The sign, reading, "If I was black I'd be picking cotton, but I'm white so I'm picking u 4 prom," made the rounds on Twitter Sunday night. The proposal was conducted by 18-year-old student Noah Crowley, the district confirmed. Riverview students found the image on the female student's Snapchat, with a caption of two heart-eye emojis, implying that she was excited about the request. The Herald-Tribune did not identify Crowley until confirming that he is an adult.

Kevin Feige Says ‘Black Panther 2’ Will Happen When Ryan Coogler Wants It to Happen

Kevin Feige Says ‘Black Panther 2’ Will Happen When Ryan Coogler Wants It to Happen

Marvel Studios is about to release its biggest movie ever, Avengers: Infinity War, but few could have predicted it would be opening a few months after the studio’s literal biggest movie ever at the box office. Black Pantheropened in February to a monstrous opening weekend, but then it kept going and going and going. Bolstered by strong reviews and immensely positive audience response, Black Panther is now Marvel’s highest-grossing domestic release ever with a box office total of $681 million, and worldwide it’s only $70 million away from eclipsing Avengers: Age of Ultron to secure the #2 spot behind Marvel’s The Avengers.

Kim Zolciak Cried Some Big White Tears in the RHOA Reunion

Kim Zolciak Cried Some Big White Tears in theRHOA Reunion

“This whole racism thing in this day in age is bullshit. Everyone of those motherfuckers on that couch owe this world a fucking apology for this racism shit! They already tried to claim that shit long ago, Sheree, as you know. Nobody bought into it then because the social media wasn’t there and racism wasn’t all that real. You know it.”

Find Local Black-Owned Businesses to Support Using This App

Find Local Black-Owned Businesses to Support Using This App

In 2015, Mandy Bowman founded Official Black Wall Street, a website that features a global directory of black-owned businesses. Blavity reports, this week the site made it even easier to find black-owned businesses near you through a new app. Also called Black Wall Street, the iOS and Android app helps you find black-owned businesses near you. Each entry offers directions to the business, images of what you can buy there, and reviews from others that have been there previously. You can set up alerts to get a notification when you pass by a black-owned store so you can make a point to pop in (or visit later on), and get special offers that you can redeem while shopping.

App Lets You Donate Spare Change To Bailing Out Incarcerated Blacks

App Lets You Donate Spare Change To Bailing Out Incarcerated Blacks
It's no secret that America has a startling issue when it comes to mass incarceration.According to research published by the International Centre for Prison Studies, the number of people incarcerated in America increased from 500,000 to over 2.2 million between 1980 and 2015.  Today, the United States makes up about 5% of the world’s population and holds a staggering 21% of the world’s prisoners.

Box Office: 'Black Panther' Tops $680M As 'Rampage' Nears $300M

Box Office: 'Black Panther' Tops $680M As 'Rampage' Nears $300M
Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage held up well in its second weekend, earning $21 million for a mere 41% drop. It jumped 82% on Saturday, meaning this one is playing big with the kids. Now that doesn’t mean it won’t get its butt kicked next weekend by Avengers: Infinity War, but it does mean that the video game adaptation has an outside shot of (relatively speaking) beingJumanji to Infinity War’s Last Jedi. The film has now earned $66.6m (Hail, Satan!) domestic in its first ten days, making it (by default) the sixth-biggest video game movie ever in unadjusted domestic earnings. It may end up with the silver medal.

Neo-Nazis Burned a Swastika After Their Rally in Georgia

Neo-Nazis Burned a Swastika After Their Rally in Georgia
Members of the National Socialist Movement, one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in the US, hold a swastika burning after a rally on April 21, 2018 in Draketown, Georgia. Community members had opposed the rally in Newnan and came out to embrace racial unity in the small Georgia town. Fearing a repeat of the violence that broke out after Charlottesville, hundreds of police officers were stationed in the town during the rally in an attempt to keep the anti racist protesters and neo-Nazi groups separated

Ellen DeGeneres: ‘As a White Person, I’m Ashamed’ About Police Shootings

Ellen DeGeneres: ‘As a White Person, I’m Ashamed’ About Police Shootings

Ellen DeGeneres is invited to the family barbecue and we’ll even eat her potato salad.

The woke talk show comedienne totally gets it when it comes to how much trauma and suffering the black community has dealt with after a the constant broadcasts of a barrage of police shootings that have killed unarmed black. She talked with CNN host Van Jones and said she had “been wanting to address” the issues and said he was the perfect person to talk with and get some things off her chest, the Daily Best reports.