Police in Alabama planted drugs and guns on over 1,000 innocent Black men | Rolling Out

A.R. SHAW, Rolling Out Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Michael Blann/Thinkstock. Featured Image Black men in Alabama were racially profiled and made criminals by a group of racist police. According to the Henry County Report, the incidents occurred in Dothan, Alabama where at least 12 White police officers involved. The officers were a […]

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Tracee Ellis Ross Wants Us to Celebrate the ‘PATTERN’ of Our Natural Hair | Black Enterprise

Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton, Black Enterprise Image Credit, FacebookFeatured Image Add haircare entrepreneur to the many titles that define Tracee Ellis Ross. She announced, via Twitter and Instagram, the launch of her new product line, PATTERN, which debuts Sept. 9. “Thrilled to introduce PATTERN // my new hair care brand specifically for curly, coily, and […]

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Despite pushback, Charleston historic sites expand their interpretation of slavery | The Post and Courier

Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton, The Post and Courier A row of enslaved people’s homes are still present on McLeod Plantation Historic Site on Monday Aug. 26, 2019, in Charleston. Gavin McIntyre/ Staff. By Gavin McIntyre gmcintyre@postandcourier.com Featured Image In recent years, Charleston-area historic sites have dramatically increased their interpretation of slavery and its vital role […]

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Dr. Angela Davis to accept once-rescinded Fred L. Shuttlesworth Award | AL.com

Roy S. Johnson, AL.com Image Credit, FacebookFeatured Image Dr. Angela Davis has agreed to accept the 2019 Fred L. Shuttlesworth Award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, says BCRI President/CEO Andrea Taylor. “Looking ahead, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute remains steadfast in its commitment to preserving and promoting civil and human rights, and being a […]

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Mexicans of African Descent Established Los Angeles on This Day in 1781 | Face2face Africa

D.L. CHANDLER, Face2face Africa The Los Angeles Pobladores, or “townspeople,” were a group of 44 settlers and four soldiers from Mexico who established the famed city on this day in 1781 in what is now California. The settlers came from various Spanish castes, with over half of the group being of African descent. Governor of […]

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