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What Gentrification and the New NFL Stadium Mean for Longterm Black Residents of Inglewood, Calif. What Gentrification and the New NFL Stadium Mean for Longterm Black Residents of Inglewood, Calif.

By now, we have all heard the stories of how hard Nipsey Hussle was working to keep his Hyde Park neighborhood from becoming gentrified. For years, the area has been inhabited almost exclusively by blacks, but as the city’s Metro has been constructing a new train that will take travelers down Crenshaw Boulevard and…

Nipsey Hussle to be Honored on House Floor Next Week by Rep. Karen Bass Nipsey Hussle to be Honored on House Floor Next Week by Rep. Karen Bass

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), a Los Angeles native, wants to make sure Nipsey Hussle’s legacy lives on and his contributions to the community are recognized. To that end, she plans to honor the slain rapper on the House floor next week.

White Teens in Maryland Sentenced to Weekends in Jail for Racist, Anti-Semitic Graffiti White Teens in Maryland Sentenced to Weekends in Jail for Racist, Anti-Semitic Graffiti

Last year, four graduating seniors at Glenelg High School in Howard County, Md., defaced their school with racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti that they spray painted across the school—defacing sidewalks, parking lots and other parts of the high school building.

Money Moves: Cardi B Gets 21 Billboard Music Award Nominations Money Moves: Cardi B Gets 21 Billboard Music Award Nominations

It’s that time of year again. The 2019 Billboard Music Awards are coming next month, and Dick Clark Productions and NBC announced the nominees in 56 categories across all genres of music live on Today Thursday.

Why the NRA Is Against the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization in Congress Why the NRA Is Against the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization in Congress

“The No. 1 way that women are being killed with guns is by their beloveds, their boyfriends, their significant others,” freshman Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Ga.) said as she argued in favor of stricter gun laws. Her son, Jordan Davis, was murdered in 2012 by a man at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station who was upset over the…

White-on-White Crime: Trump Supporter Aggressively Heckles News Reporter on Camera at Political Event White-on-White Crime: Trump Supporter Aggressively Heckles News Reporter on Camera at Political Event

When you work in journalism, you come to expect that you are going to encounter your fair amount of trolls as you go about your daily job. They are out there, and they are ready to heckle you at every turn—whether their opinions about what you are reporting on are based in fact or not.

Activists Call on NC Gov. Roy Cooper to Transfer Kanautica Zayre-Brown to a Women’s Detention Facility Activists Call on NC Gov. Roy Cooper to Transfer Kanautica Zayre-Brown to a Women’s Detention Facility

Kanautica Zayre-Brown is a 37-year-old woman who was sentenced to 9 years and 11 months in a North Carolina prison for insurance fraud and “obtaining property by false pretenses.”

Donald Trump Decides Cutting Funding to the Special Olympics Isn’t Such a Good Idea After All Donald Trump Decides Cutting Funding to the Special Olympics Isn’t Such a Good Idea After All

After he let his education secretary get flamed by every single person on the planet with compassion in their heart, y’all little “president” has decided to dial back his decision to cut funding for the Special Olympics from the federal budget.

Charlotte Police Shoot and Kill an Allegedly Armed Man at Burger King Charlotte Police Shoot and Kill an Allegedly Armed Man at Burger King

A 27-year-old man is dead, and protesters are questioning the police’s version of the events that led up to him being shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer.

Calvin Desir Is the Second Parkland Shooting Survivor to Die By Suicide in a Week Calvin Desir Is the Second Parkland Shooting Survivor to Die By Suicide in a Week

A second survivor of the February 2018 Parkland mass shooting has committed suicide this week.

The New Negroes Debuts On Comedy Central Next Month The New Negroes Debuts On Comedy Central Next Month

A show Comedy Central gave the greenlight in 2017 will finally make its way to television next month.

National Cathedral Politely Calls Donald Trump Out For Being the Liar He Is National Cathedral Politely Calls Donald Trump Out For Being the Liar He Is

Donald Trump is the kind of man who wants credit for everything.

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid Likely Settled With NFL for Less Than $10 Million: Report Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid Likely Settled With NFL for Less Than $10 Million: Report

What is the price of pushing players out of the National Football League and preventing them from playing again because they silently protested against racial inequality and the pervasive and very real threat of unarmed black men and women being shot and killed by police in the United States with impunity?

Murder Trial Date Set for Former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger in the Shooting Death of Botham Jean Murder Trial Date Set for Former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger in the Shooting Death of Botham Jean

Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger has a trial date for her role in the shooting death of Botham Jean, an unarmed black man.

Bill to Protect Banks That Work With the Cannabis Industry Gets a Vote in Congress Next Week Bill to Protect Banks That Work With the Cannabis Industry Gets a Vote in Congress Next Week

The House Financial Services Committee will vote next Tuesday on a bipartisan bill that would protect banks that service businesses in the cannabis industry from being penalized by federal regulators.

LAPD Officers ‘Violated Policy’ in 2018 Shooting of a Black Man Inside a Crowded Mall LAPD Officers ‘Violated Policy’ in 2018 Shooting of a Black Man Inside a Crowded Mall

On a Tuesday evening in April 2018, a black man who appeared to be suffering from a mental health crisis ran through the crowded Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Mall in Los Angeles armed with a long kitchen knife. When commanded by police to drop the knife, he did not comply, so officers began shooting at him as…

Trial Begins for Former Police Officer Who Shot and Killed 17-Year-Old Antwon Rose II Trial Begins for Former Police Officer Who Shot and Killed 17-Year-Old Antwon Rose II

The white former East Pittsburgh police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in the back goes on trial Tuesday, potentially facing life behind bars.

Marijuana Is One Step Closer to Being Legal in the State of New Jersey Marijuana Is One Step Closer to Being Legal in the State of New Jersey

Looks like there may be an entirely new meaning to New Jersey’s nickname as “The Garden State.” Lawmakers voted Monday to advance bills that would legalize marijuana in the state and expunge prior convictions related to marijuana.

#StephonClark: One Year Later, There Is Still No Justice and No Peace

One year ago today, 22-year-old Stephon Clark was shot and killed by two police officers as he stood in the backyard of his grandparents’ home in the Meadowview neighborhood of Sacramento, Calif.

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