Michigan Lawmaker: ‘We Can’t Make An African-American White’

In a photo from Oct. 13, 2014, Marty Knollenberg, candidate for the 13th Senate District in Michigan is seen during a Republican rally in Troy, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

A Michigan state lawmaker has come under fire for responding to data showing educational disparities by saying “we can’t make an African-American white.” State Sen. Marty Knollenberg (R) made the comment during a hearing Thursday after seeing state data breaking down academic performance among different demographic groups. The data indicated most students who were struggling were students of color, Knollenberg ...

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‘Black-ish’ Star Miles Brown Has Adorable Sleep Campaign For Kids

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Actor Miles Brown got his beauty rest with Beautyrest Mattresses at EXTRA's "WEEKEND OF | LOUNGE" produced by On 3 Productions at The London West Hollywood on September 19, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)

A 10-year-old might not be the first person you’d think is working to help kids sleep better, but Miles Brown, star of the TV show “Black-ish”, is doing just that. Brown has partnered with Sleep Number for their #CommitToSleep campaign, which aims to reduce America’s sleep debt and improve children’s quality of sleep. The company conducted a national survey, which revealed that 69% ...

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Jenifer Lewis: ‘The Stigma Of Mental Illness Runs Rampant In Our Community’

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The urgency of addressing mental health in the black community is an important theme running throughout R. Malcolm Jones’ film, “The Secrets Of Magic City” — one which actress Jenifer Lewis says makes it her proudest film role yet. Released this month on DVD, the film stars Lewis, Keith Davis and Jamie Hector and follows two young girls abandoned by ...

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How Black Lives Matter Activists Plan To ‘Check The Police’

Dontreal Widow holds up a poster with the photo of  17 year-old Laquan McDonald and taunts Chicago police officers Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, one day after murder charges were brought against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the killing of McDonald, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Laquan McDonald died on October 24, 2014. It wasn’t until 399 days later, after months of pressure from activists and journalists, that the Chicago Police Department finally released the incriminating video of officer Jason Van Dyke shooting the 17-year-old 16 times. The video’s release led to general outrage, widespread suspicion of a coverup, first-degree murder charges against Van Dyke and the firing of ...

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This Pastor Told Oprah He Had A Message For Her From God — And It Was Eerily Accurate

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Oprah Winfrey has interviewed many spiritual thought leaders in her career, but there is one in particular who had a profound impact on the media mogul long before she ever had any kind of platform or public persona. That man is Wintley Phipps, a gospel singer and pastor that Oprah met back when she was a young reporter. Since the two ...

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An Award-Winning Photographer Documented A Nation Falling Apart

The mother of Eliam Fedongare 24, greets him and celebrates as he arrives home wirth his father Jean de Dieux. They were abducted in their farm by Seleka as they fled Bangui to carry their belongings for them. They were forced marched through the bush for 9 days and 4 of the others who were taken were shot and killed when they became too tired to continue. They escaped during an attack on a local village.

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. We recently spoke with photographer Marcus Bleasdale about his work in the Central African Republic. Pope Francis brought his appeal for peace into a war zone last weekend when he visited the Central African Republic, a country torn apart by violence between Muslim ...

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Why The Country’s Largest Minority-Journalism Group May Close

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As it prepares to mark its 40th anniversary this week, the National Association of Black Journalists is in trouble. After running a deficit of $227,000 last year, the NABJ — the country’s oldest and largest minority-journalism group — told its members in November that it expects to end 2015 even deeper in the red. With an estimated shortfall of $380,000 ...

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How Skateboarding Became More Than A White Dude’s Sport

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The sound of the gritty plastic wheels of skateboards rolling on smooth cement echoes throughout Coleman Skate Park just below Chinatown in New York City. The park brims with skaters of all nationalities, including 19-year-old Brooklyn-born Duron. As Duron skates, he performs a “manual,” a trick where the skateboarder rides on the two back wheels of his board, one foot ...

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NeNe Leakes Calls Out The Women Of ‘The View’ For Being ‘Shady’

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18:  NeNe Leakes visits "Extra" at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on November 18, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)

The ladies of “The View” get involved in their fair share of controversy, the latest coming from NeNe Leakes. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star appeared on “The View” back in November, and as soon as she walked out to the table, we could sense a little tension; most of the women didn’t even stand up to greet her, and Joy Behar ...

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Mother Of 12 Fought Her 20-Year Drug Addiction And Just Wants Her Family For Christmas

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Kim Gray found herself in a Michigan dope house unable to get high. The drugs didn’t have the same euphoric effect she was used to. She was scared. So she prayed. Her prayer turned into a hymnal, which led to her getting kicked out of the dope house. Gray, 38, was homeless and facing a drug dependency that lasted more ...

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