No, The Black Community Is Not Bankrupt

Young Accountant

The recent slew of highly-publicized police on black shootings, the Confederate flag controversy and the South Carolina church massacre highlight the difficulty inherent in a 400-year battle to eradicate the vestiges of America’s original sin. These bigoted acts of cowardice and ignorance must be addressed, but we have an equally insidious, but less apparent stain to deal with — the ...

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These 8 Photos Show the Beauty of Being Young, Black, & Proud


It’s been a rough couple of months. Senseless violence against unarmed blacks in churches, at routine traffic stops, and in our communities has left us reeling. For Black millennials, watching these tragedies play out in the news and social media has been a recurring punch in the gut. We are grieving. We are angry. And with all the bad, we’re ...

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Cosby Lawyer: I’m Not Victim-Blaming, But ‘Women Have Responsibility’


Bill Cosby’s attorney Monique Pressley told HuffPost Live on Friday that all women who are sexually assaulted have a “responsibility” to immediately report it to create evidence of the crime — evidence she says does not exist in the accusations against her client. But Pressley rejected the idea that her defense of the comedian constitutes victim-blaming, a phenomenon she wrote off ...

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Jill Scott On Body Image: ‘People Are Drawn To Confidence’

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02:  Singer Jill Scott performs onstage at the Tenth Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Stree on December 2, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for UNICEF)

July marked 15 years since the release of Jill Scott’s debut album, “Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1.” The longevity of her career is, in today’s music industry, a true testament to her talent. During a recent interview with The Huffington Post, the Philadelphia native explained how she has stayed relevant through the years. Not surprisingly, she chalks ...

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I Just Want to Be Held and Spun Around: On Black Life, Death, Love and Exhaustion


I went to bed last night with tears in my eyes, the words, smile and spirit of 8-year-old Zion Harvey, the world’s first pediatric double hand transplant recipient, lingering in my mind. I’d fallen asleep after watching a two-minute NBC News interview with Zion, this beautiful Black boy from Maryland with a smile like a Band-Aid, temporarily healing my Black ...

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Who Put Confederate Flags Around Martin Luther King Jr.’s Church?


Dr. Raphael Warnock received the disturbing news on Thursday morning — someone had draped four Confederate flags around the campus of his church in Atlanta. It would be unnerving for any black church to find Confederate flags on its grounds. But this was the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the spiritual home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’swhere the beloved civil ...

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Bill O’Reilly Compares #BlackLivesMatter Movement To Gestapo


  Bill O’Reilly compared the Black Lives Matter movement to the gestapo Wednesday night, shortly before proclaiming he is the reporter who has done the most to “shed light” on violence against young black men. During a segment on “The O’Reilly Factor,” O’Reilly and Fox News commentator Andrea Tantaros discussed a Black Lives Matter conference in Ohio where attendees prevented a ...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Had A Surprising Role In Saving ‘Star Trek’

1963:  American civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King Jr (1929  - 1968) at a press reception at the Ritz Hotel, London, England.  (Photo by William H. Alden/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

When actress Nichelle Nichols played Uhura on “Star Trek,” she became one of the first ever female black actors on a well-known series to have a role that wasn’t a stereotypical maid or nanny. But, as she talked about in a Reddit AMA she did Thursday, she almost left the role for a career on Broadway until Martin Luther King Jr. convinced ...

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Black Actor Lands Iconic Broadway Role In ‘Les Miz’ And Makes History


Kyle Jean-Baptiste, 21, is the youngest and the first black actor to step into the iconic role of Jean Valjean in the Broadway production of “Les Misberables.” The musical adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel premiered on Broadway 30 years ago, and it is the longest running musical in the world. “Audiences are being forced to look at an iconic ...

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Officers Involved In Samuel DuBose Shooting Were Sued In Earlier Death Of Unarmed Black Man

FILE - In this July 19, 2015 file photo from a body camera video provided by the University of Cincinnati Campus Police, university Officer Ray Tensing stands next to motorist Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop for a missing front license plate in Cincinnati. DuBose was fatally shot by the officer after a struggle ensued when he refused to provide a driver's license and get out of the car. Tensing was indicted Wednesday, July 29 on a murder charge. (University of Cincinnati Campus Police via AP, File)

Two University of Cincinnati police officers involved in a colleague’s recent fatal shooting of Samuel DuBose also were on hand for a 2010 struggle with a psychiatric patient who later died. Officers Eric Weibel and Phillip Kidd were among seven University of Cincinnati police officers and other officials named in a lawsuit alleging the wrongful death of Kelly Brinson, a 45-year-old ...

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