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NYPD Looks Into Shocking Video of Officers Wrestling a 1-Year-Old From His Mother’s Arms

For 23-year-old Jazmine Headley, it should have been a fairly straightforward errand.

Cops Identify Person of Interest in Shooting Threat at Surviving R. Kelly Screening Cops Identify Person of Interest in Shooting Threat at Surviving R. Kelly Screening

Police investigating a shooting threat at an R. Kelly documentary screening in New York City last week say they’ve identified a person of interest—someone who may have ties to Chicago, Kelly’s hometown.

Somebody Gather Offset’s Lonely Ass: Rapper Pines for Cardi B on Twitter Somebody Gather Offset’s Lonely Ass: Rapper Pines for Cardi B on Twitter

Well, well, well. Since it’s allegedly our fault that Offset couldn’t keep his Migo in his pants, I guess it’s also contingent upon us to help broadcast his love to his estranged wife, Cardi B.

Exclusive: In Combatting Housing Discrimination, New York City Goes an Unconventional Route Exclusive: In Combatting Housing Discrimination, New York City Goes an Unconventional Route

The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCHR) today announced a settlement that could be a game-changer in the way cities tackle housing discrimination, particularly as it affects black and brown residents, by identifying companies that deny housing to prospective applicants based exclusively on their criminal…

Black Hair Matters: The Affirmative Power of Politicians Like Ayanna Pressley and Stacey Abrams Black Hair Matters: The Affirmative Power of Politicians Like Ayanna Pressley and Stacey Abrams

When Ayanna Pressley got her Senegalese twists done for the first time about three years ago, it was a moment of affirmation and recognition.

Our Beloved Fake Wife Rihanna Is ‘Very Much Smitten’ With Her Real Boyfriend, TYSVM Our Beloved Fake Wife Rihanna Is ‘Very Much Smitten’ With Her Real Boyfriend, TYSVM

For quite some time now, my love for Rihanna has been the most selfless feeling I’ve harbored. I understand that you, dear reader, may feel the same.

France, Britain to Run West African Countries Their Artifacts France, Britain to Run West African Countries Their Artifacts

More than a century after French and British troops plundered the West African kingdoms of Benin and Dahomey, which comprised parts of present-day Benin and Nigeria, museums in France and Britain are finally giving the priceless artifacts back.

Breaking: Former Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Indicted for Murder of Botham Jean Breaking: Former Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Indicted for Murder of Botham Jean

A grand jury has indicted white ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger on murder charges for shooting and killing an unarmed black man, Botham Jean, after intruding into his apartment in September.

Monument to Unbought and Unbossed Political Trailblazer Shirley Chisholm to Come to New York City Monument to Unbought and Unbossed Political Trailblazer Shirley Chisholm to Come to New York City

Of all New York’s monuments and statues, the best known is probably the Statue of Liberty, the iconic green woman serving as a beacon of America’s best self.

Freshman Flygirls: Ayanna, Alexandria, Ilhan and Co. Give Us a Congressional Remix to Look Forward To Freshman Flygirls: Ayanna, Alexandria, Ilhan and Co. Give Us a Congressional Remix to Look Forward To

Let’s be real: sometimes at the end of a long week (November flew by, but this week? Wheewww!) you need a little Friday jam to pick you up. A little inspo to power you through the last dregs of the workweek. If this is the case for you, may I present the following to crown your “rise and grind” mood board, served up…

At the Age of 31, Ferguson Activist Bassem Masri Reportedly Died of a Heart Attack. Why? At the Age of 31, Ferguson Activist Bassem Masri Reportedly Died of a Heart Attack. Why?

Bassem Masri, a Palestinian-American civil rights activist best known for his participation in and live-streaming of the Ferguson Uprising in 2014, died Tuesday morning after being found unresponsive on a bus, officials say. While the cause of death still hasn’t been confirmed, at least one outlet is reporting that…

Ferguson Activist Bassem Masri Dies: ‘His Commitment Was Unwavering’ Ferguson Activist Bassem Masri Dies: ‘His Commitment Was Unwavering’

Activists and members of the media are posting tributes to Bassem Masri, a Muslim Palestinian-American civil rights advocate and Ferguson, Missouri, activist whose death was announced on Tuesday. Masri, who live-streamed the 2014 protests in Ferguson following the death of teenager Michael Brown, was remembered as a…

If the NRA Seems Stressed, It’s Because She Ain’t Making Money Like She Used To If the NRA Seems Stressed, It’s Because She Ain’t Making Money Like She Used To

Things were looking pretty sweet for the National Rifle Association in 2016. Thanks in part to a presidential campaign in which gun owners and gun rights advocates feared that liberals (i.e. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton) would strip them of their beloved guns, the NRA boasted record-breaking…

No More Tears for Tyrese? Judge Sides with Actor in Messy Childcare Dispute No More Tears for Tyrese? Judge Sides with Actor in Messy Childcare Dispute

Whether it’s feuding with the Rock, melting down on social media, or just doing whatever it is Tyrese Gibson does nowadays, one gets the feeling he is in deep need of a W. And it appears he got one recently, thanks to a judge siding with the actor in a dispute with ex-wife Norma Gibson over childcare costs for their…

Stacey Abrams-Backed Group Files Lawsuit Urging Georgia to Fix Its Raggedy-Ass Election System Stacey Abrams-Backed Group Files Lawsuit Urging Georgia to Fix Its Raggedy-Ass Election System

Stacey Abrams may have conceded in this year’s hotly contested governor’s race, but the fight to make Georgia elections fairer and more democratic is far from over.

Heads Up, Trump: Democrats Say They’ll Make Hate Crimes a Top Priority in 2019 Heads Up, Trump: Democrats Say They’ll Make Hate Crimes a Top Priority in 2019

Earlier this month, an FBI report found that the number of reported hate crimes increased substantially under President Donald Trump’s tenure in office. Now, following the Democrats taking power back in the House of Representatives, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee is warning the Trump…

Laquan McDonald’s Murderer Was Found Guilty—Will a Judge Convict the Chicago Cops Who Allegedly Lied to Cover for Him? Laquan McDonald’s Murderer Was Found Guilty—Will a Judge Convict the Chicago Cops Who Allegedly Lied to Cover for Him?

In what’s being called an “unprecedented” case, three Chicago cops accused of lying to protect one of their own in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald will begin their trial today. They are facing criminal “code of silence” charges—the first Chicago cops to ever do so.

Fox & Friends Guest Claims Pepper Spray Is So Safe, You Can ‘Put It on Your Nachos and Eat It’ Fox & Friends Guest Claims Pepper Spray Is So Safe, You Can ‘Put It on Your Nachos and Eat It’

On Monday morning, pictures began circulating of Sunday’s confrontation on the U.S./Mexico border between dozens of Central American asylum seekers and U.S. Border Patrol agents—though let’s be real: The “confrontation” was one-sided.

White Man Allegedly Pulls Gun on Black Muslim Teens in Minnesota McDonald’s, Manager Handles It Terribly White Man Allegedly Pulls Gun on Black Muslim Teens in Minnesota McDonald’s, Manager Handles It Terribly

Minnesota investigators are reviewing an incident at an Eden Prairie McDonald’s in which a white man allegedly pulled a gun on a group of black Muslims teens.

Marcia Fudge, Aisha Fraser, and the Fallacy of the ‘Bad’ Abuser Marcia Fudge, Aisha Fraser, and the Fallacy of the ‘Bad’ Abuser

In 2015, as Cleveland Judge Lance Mason was scheduled to be sentenced for brutally beating his wife, Aisha Fraser Mason, Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge penned a letter of support for the the judge, citing more than “20 years of friendship.”

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