We Weep For African Lions. But What About Black Lives?

After American dentist Walter Palmer was identified as Cecil the lion’s shooter, outrage — and demand for him to be held accountable — came quickly. In less than 24 hours, Palmer’s past felony record was exposed, he was bombarded with criticism on social media, and his dental practice was abruptly shuttered for an undetermined length… Read More »

New School Study Shows Black Kids Get Cops, White Kids Get Docs

In the midst of rising racial tension nationwide, new data on school discipline is bolstering the argument that America’s race problem begins in school. The study, published in the Sociology of Education, found underprivileged schools with higher levels of black students more likely to use “criminalized” discipline than “medicalized.” Data from 60,000 schools in 6,000… Read More »

As North Carolina Officials Try to Defend Voter Suppression Law, Their Arguments Fall Apart Under Scrutiny

Officials for the State of North Carolina put on their final witnesses today during the third week of trial challenging H.B. 589, the state’s massive voter suppression law. As the State has attempted to defend the discriminatory measure over the past few days, attorneys representing the plaintiffs – including the North Carolina State Conference of… Read More »

Over career, Fattah defied odds and opened doors

When he won a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Represenatives at age 25, Chaka Fattah was then the youngest person ever elected to that body. A dozen years later, he was elected to Congress, defying Democratic leaders and ousting an incumbent member of his own party. “I fully intend to have an impact on… Read More »

Chaka Fattah, Pennsylvania Congressman, Indicted on Charges of Misuse of Funds

A veteran member of the United States House of Representatives from Philadelphia, one of his staff members, a lobbyist and two others were indicted Wednesday by the federal authorities in connection with bribery schemes and the misuse of hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal, charitable and campaign funds. The representative, Chaka Fattah, a Democrat,… Read More »

Ending Apathy from African-American Entertainers

Some would argue that the Millennial attitude is lazy, entitled, and apathetic. Millennials are currently in young adulthood and therefore should be privy to the current events and issues of America and around the globe. However, this is not always the case, and it has been particularly problematic for the African-American community as the issues… Read More »

University of Cincinnati Police Officer Indicted for Murder in Death of Samuel Dubose

The white University of Cincinnati police officer who shot unarmed black man Samuel Dubose during a traffic stop has been indicted on a murder charge, a prosecutor announced Wednesday, saying the cop “purposely” killed the motorist and “should never have been a police officer.” In announcing the charge against officer Ray Tensing, Hamilton County prosecutor… Read More »

Racial injustice still rife in health care

Racism mars the history of health care in America. For years, black patients were relegated to separate — and appallingly unequal — hospitals and wards. Many were simply denied medical attention, either “dumped” into the care of other facilities or turned away at the hospital door. Fifty years ago this week, that started to change… Read More »