Evidence shows that many Black Americans across the U.S. experience police killings of other Black people as traumatic events, and that this trauma diminishes the ability of Black communities to thrive.

The white Memphis cop in the Tyre Nichols bodycam video heard hoping officers will "stomp his ass" is named "Detective Preston Hemphill," according to a new report. Only the Black cops have been fired, arrested and charged with murder.

The future of the Black quarterback in the NFL is in good hands.

Brandon Smiley, the son of comedian Rickey Smiley, died at 32. Learn more about his life and other notable Black folks who have died this year.

The University of Southern California will rename its track after alumna Olympian Allyson Felix.

On Thursday, five members of a white supremacist gang in Alaska were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

A Multnomah County jury awarded Rose Wakefield $1 million after she claimed a store clerk told her "I don't serve Blacks."

Standardized tests aren’t that useful at measuring a student’s potential, but there are deeper issues too, involving race and equity. That's why they're becoming archaic.

"This was a corporate decision that endangers many Facebook and Instagram users, as well as the public at large," said LDF President and Director-Counsel Janai S. Nelson

Two Florida white men were sentenced for a hate crime after their racially-motivated ax attack against a Black man in Citrus Springs.

There have always been deceptive candidates, but George Santos is different.

To secure the future of reparations for Black America, remember the Black South.

What happens when people who are outsiders to the HBCU community try to impact it? The answer may not be as straightforward as one may think.

The woman at the center of Emmett Till's death dictated “I Am More Than A Wolf Whistle” more than a decade ago. It represents the first time she has spoken openly about the case.

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Nia Long said she believes separatism in film with categories like “Black movies” holds Black entertainers back.

Till, the highly-praised film documenting the life and tragic lynching of Chicago teenager Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955, as well as his mother Mamie Till-Mobley's fight for justice, received ZERO nominations. Now, Till's family is expressing their sadness over the Oscars overlooking this pivotal story in American history. 

Brian Tyree Henry gets his flowers from one of his idols and one of the greatest actresses of our time, Angela Bassett.

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Three Florida high school students are threatening to file a lawsuit against the Sunshine State and Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis says a decision on whether to indict Donald Trump for allegedly interfering in the 2020 Georgia election is "imminent."

President Barack Obama isn't on the growing list of former presidents and vice presidents who took classified documents home, leaving his "scandal-free" reputation intact.

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In a new low, Huntington Beach police shot and killed Anthony Lowe, a Black man with amputated legs, and defended doing so.

D.C. homeowner Jason Lewis is expected to be charged with murder for shooting Karon Blake for allegedly breaking into cars. Cops identified the slain 13-year-old as a car burglar and concealed his killer's name for more than three weeks.

Jason Whitlock, the Clayton Bigsby of Steven A. Smiths, blamed single Black mothers for the violent killing of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police.

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Barbie created a doll inspired by the legacy of pioneering pilot Bessie Coleman.

A historic archive that celebrates Black history in Appalachia has been digitized by East Tennessee State University.

A historic Black church in Chicago has received preliminary landmark status.

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Our surprise that five Black police officers could brutalize another Black man indicates we have an impoverished understanding of race and racism in this country.

Kylar Gray, co-editor-in-chief of The Blueprint, writes about relaunching the student paper and what it means for Spelman College.

Pinellas County school district officials announced that Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye' has been pulled from school libraries.

A better understanding of how online racial discrimination affects Black and brown teens’ academic well-being could help reduce the harm.

Waymond "Chef Way" Wesley, a TikTok chef and Texas prosecutor, resigned after backlash from his old tweets disparaging Black women.

Protesters want the store boycotted and the arresting officers to be held accountable.

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Urban One Inc. is launching its new podcast network in the most appropriate of ways -- just in time for this year's Black History Month.

Ed Reed says one of the Bethune-Cookman University football players was suspended after protesting the decision to rescind Reed’s contract

PagerDuty CEO Jennifer Tejada apologized for using a Martin Luther King Jr. quote in an email to staff about laying off employees. Maybe white people shall *overcome* their need to misuse MLK quotes—someday.

New York City lawyer Eric Garvin was vacationing in Chile when he was robbed and shot to death by three men. His family wants answers.

Tyre Nichols' funeral plans are expected to include the family of George Floyd being in attendance, according to a new report.

Republicans in Florida are pushing to remove permits on concealed firearms.

"We believe justice has been served," Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said about dropping sex abuse charges against disgraced singer R. Kelly.

The Rickey Smiley Morning Show wanted to take a moment and offer up thoughts, prayers and some cherished memories they've had with Brandon Smiley after Rickey shared the tragic news of his passing Sunday.

Amber Carr, the sister of Atatiana Jefferson, died on Monday after losing her battle with heart complications, according to family attorneys.