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Black Activists Are Looking Beyond the Courtroom for Change
Black activists in Baltimore and beyond say they are disappointed but not discouraged after neither of the first two police officers to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray was convicted
'Grey's Anatomy' Actor Helps Produce BET Documentary
"Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams helps produce Thursday's BET documentary on the Black Lives Matter movement
Alabama Prisons Enter Lockdown on the Heels of a Coordinated Labor Strike
Inmates at as many as five Alabama prisons have been engaged in a coordinated labor strike for the last five days, sending two facilities into a state of lockdown, according to the state's Department of Corrections. The labor strikes, which were launched to coincide with May Day, an international
The Note: Democrats Brace for Debate Battle in Brooklyn
NOTABLES --5 THINGS TO WATCH AT TONIGHT'S DEMOCRATIC DEBATE IN BROOKLYN: If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere -- or so they say. And now, after competing press releases and months of negotiations, the two Democratic presidential candidates have their chance to show which one of them is
Hillary Clinton on Donald Trump: 'Everyone Sees This Bigotry for What It Is'
Hillary Clinton slammed Republican front-runner Donald Trump during a campaign appearance in New York City today, saying, “Everyone sees this bigotry for what it is.” “Ugly currents that lurked just the below the surface of our politics have burst into the open. And everyone sees this bigotry for
ABC Radio and Emmis New York Team Up with New Urban Content
Starting Today ABC Radio Programing Will Be Available on Emmis New York’s Top Stations ABC Radio and Emmis New York team up to offer new on-air and digital content. Beginning today ABC Radio programming will be available on Emmis NY’s top stations: WQHT-FM (Hip Hop), WBLS-FM (Urban Adult
As 'Empire' Returns, Jussie Smollett Warns, 'No One Is Safe...Except Cookie!'
Viewers have been waiting since early December for a new episode of "Empire" and this week, the top-rated hip-hop drama finally returns. Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon, says that "Empire" fans maybe shocked to find out that some characters -- well, nearly all of them -- are expendable.
Hillary Clinton Proposes $2 Billion Plan to End ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline'
Hillary Clinton is set to propose a $2 billion plan to reform public schools in low income areas and end the so-called “school-to-prison pipeline," according to an aide. Clinton is expected to announce the proposal during a speech on race this afternoon at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black
Hillary Clinton Endorsement Exposes Divide Among Black Democrats
The political arm of the Congressional Black Caucus formally endorsed Hillary Clinton today, a move that quickly came under fire from one of the few lawmakers on Capitol Hill supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders ' presidential bid. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., one of two members of Congress to endorse