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Secret Service Agent Claims He Was Targeted While on Duty by Park Police Because He’s Black Secret Service Agent Claims He Was Targeted While on Duty by Park Police Because He’s Black

A retired former Secret Service agent has filed a federal lawsuit accusing two Park Police officers in the D.C. metro area of stopping him and detaining him because he is black.

New Louisiana Law Allows Expert Testimony on the Flaws of Eyewitness Accounts of Crimes New Louisiana Law Allows Expert Testimony on the Flaws of Eyewitness Accounts of Crimes

In 1971, when Wilbert Jones was just 19 years old, he was arrested and charged with kidnapping a nurse at gunpoint from the parking lot of a hospital in Baton Rouge, La., and raping her behind a building.

Police Officers Get Exposed for Making Racist Social Media Posts, So Cities Decide to Investigate Police Officers Get Exposed for Making Racist Social Media Posts, So Cities Decide to Investigate

Police officers and departments across the nation have been accused of having implicit bias against and racist views about black people for a long time. The accusations are not new, but they are often refuted by those accused.

To Protect and Serve or to Terrorize Children? Sacramento Police Department Under Fire Again

In the 14 months that have passed since Officers Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet gunned down 22-year-old Stephon Clark in the backyard of his grandparents’ home, the Sacramento Police Department has not managed to stay out of the headlines with negative news stories. Chief Daniel Hahn was purported to be ushering…

1st Ever Black Student Body President Elected at Yale University 1st Ever Black Student Body President Elected at Yale University

Yale University was founded in 1701 and is the third-oldest institute of higher learning in the United States. It is one of the nine Colonial Colleges, founded prior to the United States becoming a sovereign nation following the American Revolution. In its 318-year history, the college has never had a black student…

Greedy Developers Try to Bully 94-Year-Old Black Woman Out of Her Property in Nashville Greedy Developers Try to Bully 94-Year-Old Black Woman Out of Her Property in Nashville

We are seeing it more and more in cities across the country: Greedy developers infringing on the lives of black and brown people who have lived in neighborhoods for decades, attempting to push them out in order to raise housing costs and make a profit.

Newly Discovered Photo of Harriet Tubman Now on Display at National Museum of African American History and Culture Newly Discovered Photo of Harriet Tubman Now on Display at National Museum of African American History and Culture

A newly discovered photo of Harriet Tubman is now on display for the first time at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The portrait offers a rare glimpse of Tubman, casually posed in a chair wearing what is described as an elegant dress that features an…

The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Some Rules and Reminders for People Who Read The Root The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Some Rules and Reminders for People Who Read The Root

It’s the Friday before a major holiday, and the regular writer of the Clapback Mailbag, Michael Harriot, has decided to take the day off for whatever it is he does when he is not pulling white people by their taint hairs on The Root.

The Largest Class of Black Women Ever Is Preparing to Graduate From West Point Military Academy The Largest Class of Black Women Ever Is Preparing to Graduate From West Point Military Academy

Less than a year after Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams became the first black officer to command the United States Military Academy and two years after Simone Askew became the first black woman to lead the Corps of Cadets, West Point will graduate its largest ever class of black women later this month, when 32 women cross…

NBC Drops Steve Harvey’s Talk Show, Replaces Him With Kelly Clarkson NBC Drops Steve Harvey’s Talk Show, Replaces Him With Kelly Clarkson

Fans of his casket-sharp suits and oversized veneers may be sad to read the following news: Steve Harvey’s talk show, Steve, will be ending its run in June.

This Is Us Renewed By NBC For 3 More Seasons This Is Us Renewed By NBC For 3 More Seasons

Our regularly scheduled bout of crying on Tuesday nights will continue for at least three more seasons as NBC has called for a 4th, 5th and 6th season of fan-favorite This Is Us.

James Comey Called Donald Trump a ‘Chronic Liar’ on National TV and Y’all’s Little ‘President’ Is Pissed James Comey Called Donald Trump a ‘Chronic Liar’ on National TV and Y’all’s Little ‘President’ Is Pissed

Two years to the date after he was unceremoniously fired from his job as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation by Donald J. Trump, James Comey took questions Thursday night at a CNN town hall hosted by Anderson Cooper.

Photos Surface of Teachers at a California School Laughing and Smiling With a Noose in Hand Photos Surface of Teachers at a California School Laughing and Smiling With a Noose in Hand

Parents in Palmdale, Calif., are calling for a principal and several teachers to be fired after a photo surfaced showing them laughing, smiling and posing with a noose that was reportedly discovered on campus.

1 Petition to Investigate Jussie Smollett Case Dropped, 1 Remains 1 Petition to Investigate Jussie Smollett Case Dropped, 1 Remains

After Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s announced that she would no longer be seeking to prosecute Empire actor Jussie Smollett on charges that he made a false report to police in the aftermath of what authorities say was a staged racist and homophobic attack, both a prosecutor in her office as well as a former…

Federal Judge and Civil Rights Icon Damon J. Keith Dead at 96 Federal Judge and Civil Rights Icon Damon J. Keith Dead at 96

Judge Damon J. Keith, a civil rights icon who became the sixth black person in U.S. history to serve on the federal court of appeals, died at his home in Detroit Sunday morning surrounded by family. He was 96.

NFL Rookie Shot Just Hours After Being Drafted By New York Giants NFL Rookie Shot Just Hours After Being Drafted By New York Giants

What should have been the best weekend in one college football player’s life turned into tragedy when he was injured and his college teammate killed in a shooting early Sunday morning at a party in Topeka, Kan.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Reportedly Not ‘Lucid’ Enough to Make a Decision on Resigning Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Reportedly Not ‘Lucid’ Enough to Make a Decision on Resigning

Following FBI and IRS raids on her two homes, City Hall and the offices of some of her allies Thursday, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is said to be in poor health and not “lucid” enough to make a decision as to whether or not she will resign from office amid a financial scandal and controversy surrounding her…

Is This the New Poll Tax? Florida House Passes Bill Requiring Former Felons to Pay Up Before They Can Vote Is This the New Poll Tax? Florida House Passes Bill Requiring Former Felons to Pay Up Before They Can Vote

In November, people in the state of Florida voted “yes” on Amendment 4—an initiative that would restore voting rights to more than one million former felons.

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