I guess a cop would best know how to run from cops? After years of being a fugitive, the law has finally apparently caught up with Former Chicago police Sgt. Eddie C. Hicks, who was arrested in Detroit early Tuesday morning, 15 years after he started running on the day before his trial on federal drug conspiracy…
For the first time since the Obama administration left office, and subsequently moved most of the chocolate and sensical left brain thinking out of the White House, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. is upon us. It all starts this Wednesday.
Despite several calls from protesters calling for a federal investigation into the death of Kenneka Jenkins, a Chicago teen who was found dead in a Rosemont, Ill. hotel freezer earlier this month, Rosemont police have made it exceedingly clear that that was not about to happen.
A well-known New York City butcher who handed a black deliveryman a noose and offered to help the man hang himself has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for the threatening act
Gucci Mane appeared at a Barnes & Noble bookstore in New York City Monday evening to promote The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, but things got a little out of hand when he was ambushed by anti-fur protestors.
Dyson vacuums dominated the nominations in our Kinja Co-Op for best vacuum, but they can be prohibitively expensive. Today though, refurbs of the popular Dyson Small Ball Multi Floor are down to $220 on Amazon, one of the best prices we’ve seen.
Whether or not you agree that “Bodak Yellow” is the greatest song in recent times, we can all agree on the fact that Cardi B’s star power is soaring like a phoenix. But that doesn’t mean she’s immune to the every day struggles people of color face, especially at the hands of the police. In a series of now deleted…
On the anniversary of its catastrophic 1985 earthquake, Mexico City has been hit by another powerful seismic event. No reports of casualties have been reported, but videos posted to social media suggest that damage is widespread.
Tennis great Serena Williams is just 18 days into her new status as a mother, and she’s loving it already. It must be amazing to look at someone so beautiful and know that you had a hand in her creation. Serena looked at baby Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., and saw herself reflected in everything about her baby including…
Children understand things that are happening around them more than we think and more than we give them credit for. A great example of this is the Cahokia Quarterback Club, which decided as a group to take a knee during the national anthem before the team’s football game Sunday in Belleville, Ill.
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On Thursday, the Heinz Family Foundation honored pediatrician and public health advocate Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha by making her the recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award in the public policy category. The accolade includes an unrestricted cash award of $250,000.
In The Root’s efforts to reduce the amount of required daily reading about the Caucasian clutching of pearls, we have decided to condense the collective woes of wypipo into this brief listing of the things melaninless America will be weeping about this week.
It feels counterintuitive to suggest that straight black men as a whole possess any sort of privilege—particularly the type of privilege created for and protected by whiteness. In America, we are near or at the bottom in every relevant metric determining quality of life. Our arrest and incarceration rates, our…
The U.S. National Park Service announced last week that it will be awarding the University of California, Berkeley, a little under $100,000 for a project dedicated to “truthfully honoring the legacy” of Black Panther Party activists.
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When this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference kicks off Wednesday, there will be the usual convergence of politicos, professionals, subject-matter experts, students, policy wonks and the like who will descend upon Washington, D.C., for a steady slate of panels, discussions, town…
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