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Police Kill 29-Year-Old Black Man They Tried to Serve With ‘Mental Health Warrant’ Police Kill 29-Year-Old Black Man They Tried to Serve With ‘Mental Health Warrant’

Police have killed yet another black person in mental health distress, this time in State College, Pa. The most galling part of this tragedy, though, is that the officers were attempting to serve a “mental health warrant.”

In Baltimore, 6 Babies Died in Their Sleep in 6 Weeks. Most of Them Were Black In Baltimore, 6 Babies Died in Their Sleep in 6 Weeks. Most of Them Were Black

Baltimore, a city that has some serious disparities in almost every measure but remains a beautiful black city nonetheless, saw six infants die in their sleep in as many weeks, the worst rate of such deaths since a 2009 campaign to prevent these kinds of tragedies began.

Counselors, Not Cops: New Yorkers Protest Millions Proposed for School Safety Budget, Saying Money Fuels School-to-Prison Pipeline Counselors, Not Cops: New Yorkers Protest Millions Proposed for School Safety Budget, Saying Money Fuels School-to-Prison Pipeline

Guided by a coalition of 40 New York City social justice organizations, dozens of students, parents and advocates converged on New York’s City Hall Wednesday to protest Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed increase to the NYPD’s School Safety Division budget, saying those millions would be better used on student social…

Power: For Those Who Survive Police Violence, Their Black Lives Matter, Too [Watch] Power: For Those Who Survive Police Violence, Their Black Lives Matter, Too [Watch]

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Marie Cullors wears many hats: activist, author, abolitionist, white supremacy slayer. But one role many may not know of Cullors is that of “artist.”

Supreme Court to Hear Whether ‘DC Sniper’ Lee Boyd Malvo Deserves New Sentencing Supreme Court to Hear Whether ‘DC Sniper’ Lee Boyd Malvo Deserves New Sentencing

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of Lee Boyd Malvo, who participated in one of the most notorious, murderous shooting sprees in U.S. history, to determine if he should be re-sentenced because he was a minor at the time of his crimes.

San Francisco Man Gets $13M Settlement After Being Falsely Framed for Murder by Police San Francisco Man Gets $13M Settlement After Being Falsely Framed for Murder by Police

A San Francisco man will receive a $13.1-million settlement after being framed by police and spending years in prison for a 2007 murder he did not commit.

New Postpartum Depression Drug Offers Hope for Suffering Mothers—but Most Won't Be Able to Afford It New Postpartum Depression Drug Offers Hope for Suffering Mothers—but Most Won't Be Able to Afford It

A new drug specifically for the swift and effective treatment of postpartum depression was approved by the FDA on Tuesday, offering a beacon of hope for the serious mental illness that affects about 1 in 8 new mothers. That’s the good news. The not-so-great news is that this new drug ain’t cheap; neither is it easy to…

Boeing 737 Max Fixes Delayed Due to Government Shutdown Boeing 737 Max Fixes Delayed Due to Government Shutdown

The Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people is still being investigated, but what is becoming clearer is that there may have been issues with the make of the plane itself, the Boeing 737 Max 8, which also crashed in Indonesia in October of last year.

As of Today, Abortion Is Effectively Banned in Kentucky As of Today, Abortion Is Effectively Banned in Kentucky

Those who want to control the wombs of women are moving closer to their nefarious goals as the Kentucky legislature passed two bills this week, which for all intents and purposes ban abortion unless a court intervenes, according to the ACLU.

While Stop & Frisk Has Decreased Significantly in NYC, Young Men of Color Are Still Hit Hardest: Report While Stop & Frisk Has Decreased Significantly in NYC, Young Men of Color Are Still Hit Hardest: Report

The good news is that Stop and Frisk—the NYPD’s practice of stopping and patting down people in New York City—has dropped by more than 98 percent since its height and the rate of violent crime continues to drop.

That Harlem Hustle: Meet Flo Ngala, the Young Photographer Behind Some of Cardi B’s Most Iconic Moments That Harlem Hustle: Meet Flo Ngala, the Young Photographer Behind Some of Cardi B’s Most Iconic Moments

Flo Ngala’s personality matches her photography—she’s elegant, refined, urbane, but not inaccessible. Her willowy frame ensconced in a vintage pink Ralph Lauren pantsuit, she’s undeniably fly, but her fashionista exterior belies a squishy, uproarious joy, always lurking around the corner and ready to burst out like…

What Does the New HIV ‘Cure’ Mean for Black People? What Does the New HIV ‘Cure’ Mean for Black People?

Just days ago, there was explosive, positive news on the HIV/AIDS front. Doctors confirmed that another person has been cured of HIV, only the second time this has happened since the virus reared its ugly head more than 37 years ago.

I Took a Healthy Cooking Class Because I Haven’t Made a Proper Meal Since Thanksgiving...2016 I Took a Healthy Cooking Class Because I Haven’t Made a Proper Meal Since Thanksgiving...2016

So, I’m not a cook. Or an epicurean. Definitely not a chef. I do know how to prepare food, and there are certain dishes that I am repeatedly complimented on: my arroz con gandules, my collard greens, my homemade apple pie. But because I don’t do it often enough, it can be hit-or-miss, because, like everything else,…

Specific Type of Butt Implant Linked to Deadly Cancer: Report Specific Type of Butt Implant Linked to Deadly Cancer: Report

Sure, ass shots, Brazilian butt lifts, or booty implants are all the rage, but it kinda does make sense that putting a foreign object in one’s body might wreak havoc on its systems … I’m not judging here but it’s imperative that we do our homework before we undergo the knife.

With On the Come Up, Bestselling Author Angie Thomas Continues Her Crusade: ‘I Can See Myself Writing About Black Girls From Here on Out’ With On the Come Up, Bestselling Author Angie Thomas Continues Her Crusade: ‘I Can See Myself Writing About Black Girls From Here on Out’

Angie Thomas, author of the breakout novel The Hate U Give, remains steadfast about the types of stories she wants to tell, how she wants to tell them and to whom she’s speaking.

Oprah Winfrey to Interview Michael Jackson Accusers After Leaving Neverland Airs Oprah Winfrey to Interview Michael Jackson Accusers After Leaving Neverland Airs

As we all wait with bated breath for yet another one of our childhood heroes to go down in flames, Oprah Winfrey plans to be there every little step of the way, like Bobby Brown.

‘The Obama Effect’: POTUS and Forever First Lady Portraits Draw More Than 1 Million Visitors to Museum ‘The Obama Effect’: POTUS and Forever First Lady Portraits Draw More Than 1 Million Visitors to Museum

Let’s be clear, before The National Portrait Gallery unveiled the presidential portraits of Barack Obama, by Kehinde Wiley, and Michelle Obama, by Amy Sherald, most of us had not checked the 50-year old museum on our D.C. things to do list.

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