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'A Gumbo of Unhealthiness': A New Report Reveals How Air Pollution Disproportionately Affects Black Americans 'A Gumbo of Unhealthiness': A New Report Reveals How Air Pollution Disproportionately Affects Black Americans

It’s been well documented that while climate change affects everyone, its impact is not evenly shared. In the U.S., black and Latinx communities have been disproportionately hit by environmental disasters like storms and flooding; and a number of recent reports have found even the air they breathe isn’t safe.

James Byrd Jr. Was Dragged to Death More Than 20 Years Ago. One of His Killers Is Scheduled to Be Executed This Week James Byrd Jr. Was Dragged to Death More Than 20 Years Ago. One of His Killers Is Scheduled to Be Executed This Week

The dragging death of James Byrd Jr. was one of the most gruesome hate crimes in recent memory; rightfully referred to as a “modern-day lynching.” Picked up by the side of the road by three white men in the early morning hours of June 7, 1998, the 49-year-old black man was beaten and his face spray-painted; a logging…

'Feeling Cute' Corrections Officers Feeling Jobless After Controversial Social Media Posts 'Feeling Cute' Corrections Officers Feeling Jobless After Controversial Social Media Posts

The whole point of the “feeling cute” challenge was to have a little fun while on the job—or at least, while in your work clothes. But corrections officers who partook in the challenge earlier this month are now resigning or being fired from said jobs after their posts went viral for all the wrong reasons.

Yeezus Price: Kanye Charges $255 for 'Holy Spirit' Hoodies, $50 'Jesus Walks' Socks Yeezus Price: Kanye Charges $255 for 'Holy Spirit' Hoodies, $50 'Jesus Walks' Socks

Gospel music wasn’t the only Christian tradition Kanye West tapped into during his Sunday Coachella performance—the good Pastor ‘Ye also indulged in a good old fashioned holy hustle, selling basic “church clothes” for $70 to $225 a pop.

Connecticut Protesters Continue Week of Demonstrations After Officer-Involved Shooting of Unarmed Black Couple Near Yale Campus Connecticut Protesters Continue Week of Demonstrations After Officer-Involved Shooting of Unarmed Black Couple Near Yale Campus

Protesters say they won’t stop demonstrating until two officers involved in the shooting of two unarmed black people near Yale University’s campus are fired.

Elizabeth Warren Proposes $50 Billion in Aid to HBCUs, Student Debt Forgiveness in Radical Higher Ed Reform Package Elizabeth Warren Proposes $50 Billion in Aid to HBCUs, Student Debt Forgiveness in Radical Higher Ed Reform Package

If there’s one thing Americans of all stripes seem to agree on, it’s that the education system is broken: school districts are increasingly segregated and disproportionately funded at the K-12 level, and the cost of college educations—touted as an essential step toward economic advancement—has become increasingly…

'A Grave Threat to Public Safety': John Legend Calls Out Chicago Police Union in Op-Ed 'A Grave Threat to Public Safety': John Legend Calls Out Chicago Police Union in Op-Ed

As the city of Chicago lurches forward with its lawsuit against actor Jussie Smollett, John Legend penned a blistering op-ed last week, taking aim at Chicago’s powerful police union.

Slavery, But Make It a Bodice-Ripper: Ancestry.com to Pull Offensive, Ahistorical Ad Slavery, But Make It a Bodice-Ripper: Ancestry.com to Pull Offensive, Ahistorical Ad

The DNA testing company Ancestry.com says it’s pulling an ad depicting a mixed-race couple during antebellum slavery after a furious—and well-deserved—backlash accusing the company of romanticizing and whitewashing the reality of interracial sexual relationships during that period.

Black Millennials Are More Likely to Have a Second Job Than Their Peers, But Don’t Want to Drive Your Uber, According to New Survey Black Millennials Are More Likely to Have a Second Job Than Their Peers, But Don’t Want to Drive Your Uber, According to New Survey

Think of a millennial in the workplace, and a host of stereotypes probably pop up. Maybe you envision a beanie-clad, kombucha-swilling engineer hunched over a laptop in an open office. Or maybe a 30-something manager sorting invoices over cold avocado toast. Or maybe you picture someone juggling a bunch of gig jobs:…

‘Feeling Cute, Might Shoot Your Baby Daddy Today’: Corrections Officers Show Their Collective Asses in Social Media Challenge ‘Feeling Cute, Might Shoot Your Baby Daddy Today’: Corrections Officers Show Their Collective Asses in Social Media Challenge

There’s something about the power of euphemism: you call someone a “prisoner” or an “inmate” and, suddenly, all sorts of dehumanizing, terrible, violent things that would be unfathomable to subject a “regular” person to become possible. Become necessary. You call someone a police officer, guard, or a “corrections…

Rihanna Comes Through Drippin' in Rainbow Goodness for Harper’s Bazaar May Cover, Teases New Fenty Rihanna Comes Through Drippin' in Rainbow Goodness for Harper’s Bazaar May Cover, Teases New Fenty

It’s not quite summer yet, but in her latest cover for Harper’s Bazaar, Rihanna brings us the heat.

Nia Wilson's Family Proposes Tracking Fare Evaders in Wrongful Death Suit Against BART Nia Wilson's Family Proposes Tracking Fare Evaders in Wrongful Death Suit Against BART

Nia Wilson’s family was supposed to be planning a graduation for her, not a funeral. But last summer, in a crime that sent shockwaves through the San Francisco Bay Area and the country, the 18-year-old high schooler was fatally stabbed in the neck on the platform of an Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station.

Louisiana Man Accused of Burning 3 Black Churches Faces Hate Crime Charges Louisiana Man Accused of Burning 3 Black Churches Faces Hate Crime Charges

Louisiana prosecutors have charged Holden Matthews with three hate crimes, one for each of the black churches he’s accused of burning down in St. Landry Parish.

New Video Shows Student's Account of What Chicago Police Did to Her Was Exactly as Bad as She Said New Video Shows Student's Account of What Chicago Police Did to Her Was Exactly as Bad as She Said

You can believe Chicago police, stalwarts of truth and integrity, or you can believe surveillance footage. But in yet another incident involving a young black person, you cannot believe both.

Make It Last Forever: Cory Booker Says Relationship With Rosario Dawson Is the Real Deal Make It Last Forever: Cory Booker Says Relationship With Rosario Dawson Is the Real Deal

Last month, senator and presidential hopeful Cory Booker teased the possibility of meeting actress Rosario Dawson at the White House altar in her white dress (or whatever coloring of dress she chooses). Now he’s doubling down on his declarations of love for Ms. Dawson, telling a New York morning show that the couple…

Suspect Charged in String of Black Church Fires in Louisiana Identified as Son of Local Deputy Sheriff Suspect Charged in String of Black Church Fires in Louisiana Identified as Son of Local Deputy Sheriff

Police identified a suspect in the burnings of three black churches in a South Louisiana parish last month as 21-year-old Holden Matthews, the son of a local deputy sheriff. He’s been charged with three counts of arson.

Los Angeles Mourns Its Native Son Nipsey Hussle Today. Here's How to Watch Los Angeles Mourns Its Native Son Nipsey Hussle Today. Here's How to Watch

In Los Angeles today, all eyes will be on Nipsey Hussle’s memorial service. The funeral is expected to draw several thousands of mourners on the streets of L.A., where the funeral procession will do a 20- to 25-mile “Victory Lap” through the communities Nipsey advocated so fiercely for. The 21,000-seat Staples Center,…

Nipsey Hussle's Mother Shares Words of Encouragement: 'He’s Even Greater Because He Has No Limits' Nipsey Hussle's Mother Shares Words of Encouragement: 'He’s Even Greater Because He Has No Limits'

In the wake of her son’s death, Nipsey Hussle’s mother says she has “perfect peace” knowing her son’s memory now has “no bounds and no limits.”

Woman Violently Arrested After Calling Miami-Dade Police for Help Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Woman Violently Arrested After Calling Miami-Dade Police for Help Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

Dyma Loving, a young mother of three who was violently arrested by Miami-Dade officers last month after she called the police for help, will be filing a federal civil rights complaint Wednesday against the county.

Harford County Sheriff Finds 'Lawyering While Black' Complaint Unfounded; Officials Say Deputy Is the 'Real Victim' Harford County Sheriff Finds 'Lawyering While Black' Complaint Unfounded; Officials Say Deputy Is the 'Real Victim'

After a complaint—and a whole lot of press—prompted the Harford County, Md., Sheriff’s Office to investigate a case of “lawyering while black,” the police have come back with their conclusion: It wasn’t racial profiling, just confusion.

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