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Confederate Flags Found Around Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Confederate Flags Found Around Ebenezer Baptist Church, MLK Center

Two white men seen placing Confederate flags around Ebenezer Baptist Church. Four Confederate flags were found around the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta on Thursday. The FBI and Atlanta police have been notified. Atlanta police said two white men were caught on surveillance video […]

by Janet Shan· · Black News, Today's Headlines
#M4BL:  Cleveland Police Pepper Spray Crowd at Movement for Black Lives Conference (Photo Credit: Twitter)

#M4BL: Cleveland Police Pepper Spray Crowd at Movement for Black Lives Conference

Cleveland police pepper sprayed the crowd at the Movement for Black Lives conference Sunday afternoon. A 14-year-old boy was also arrested and later released. He was reportedly detained for having an open container. Police say the crowd allegedly tried to stop them from arresting the intoxicated teen. #happeningNow #M4BL protesters […]

by Joy Blake· · Black News
Single Mom Laura Browder Arrested After Leaving Kids at Food Court While Interviewing for Job 30 Feet Away (Photo Credit: Houston PD)

Single Mom Laura Browder Arrested After Leaving Kids at Food Court While Interviewing for Job 30 Feet Away

Single mother Laura Browder was arrested by Houston police and later released after being accused of abandoning her kids, ages six and two, at a mall food court while she interviewed for a job a few feet away, KHOU reports. Browder took her children with her to the mall for a suddenly […]

by Joy Blake· · Black News, Today's Headlines
Black Army Vet Andre Lloyd Wiggins Needs Five Surgeries After Traffic Stop in Hampton VA (Photo Credit: Hampton Police Department)

Black Army Vet Andre Lloyd Wiggins Needs Five Surgeries After Traffic Stop in Hampton VA

The Hampton Police Division is apologizing after Andre Lloyd Wiggins, an Army veteran, was pulled over by cops on May 14 and ending up with a broken face. He reportedly needs five surgeries to repair the damage. The HPD has released a dashcam of the encounter in an attempt to […]

by Joy Blake· · Black News
Pota Coston, Fayette County's First Ever Black Commissioner, Dies from Cancer (Photo Credit: Pota Coston)

Pota Coston, Fayette County’s First Ever Black Commissioner, Dies from Cancer

Pota Coston, the first-ever black commissioner for Fayette County, Ga., lost her battle to breast cancer on Friday. She was 57. Coston was diagnosed in January, the same month she was sworn in as commissioner for Fayette County’s District 5. She was moved to hospice care on Tuesday after being […]

by Joy Blake· · Black News
Rick Perry Blasts GOP as Lacking "Moral Legitimacy" on Black Americans (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

Rick Perry Blasts GOP as Lacking “Moral Legitimacy” on Black Americans

Rick Perry blasted Republicans, during a speech at the National Press Club, as lacking “moral legitimacy” on black Americans. He said, “But when we gave up trying to win the support of African Americans we lost our moral legitimacy as the party of Lincoln, the party of equal opportunity for all.” In other […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Black News, Elections
SIX Black Churches Burned Down in Seven Days from Ohio to Georgia

SIX Black Churches Burned Down in Seven Days from Ohio to Georgia

Racially-motivated arson? Six black churches have been burned down in seven days from Ohio to Georgia. This comes following the murders of nine members of historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston by white supremacist Dylann Roof. Churches in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Ohio were burned in […]

by Janet Shan· · Black News
Detroit EMT Ann Marie Thomas FIRED After Refusing to Help Baby Struggling to Breathe

Detroit EMT Ann Marie Thomas FIRED After Refusing to Help Baby Struggling to Breathe

Ann Marie Thomas, a Detroit EMT, was fired after she refused to help a premature baby suffering from a medical emergency. The baby died the next day. Thomas received a call on May 30 that the eight-month-old girl, Anaya Wright-Trussell, had stopped breaking. After arriving near the scene, she refused to […]

by Janet Shan· · Black News
PBS Suspends "Finding Your Roots" After Henry Louis Gates Jr. Sellout to Ben Affleck (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

PBS Suspends “Finding Your Roots” After Henry Louis Gates Jr. Sellout to Ben Affleck

PBS suspends “Finding Your Roots” citing host Henry Louis Gates Jr. sellout to actor Ben Affleck, who didn’t want details about his slave-owning ancestor disclosed during a segment on him. New York Times:  “PBS said on Wednesday that it was postponing a future season of “Finding Your Roots” after an […]

by Janet Shan· · Black News, Today's Headlines
GOP Sen. Bob Corker: "I'd Vote to Take Down Confederate Flag"

GOP Sen. Bob Corker: “I’d Vote to Take Down Confederate Flag”

GOP Sen. Bob Corker (TN) says “I see no reason for it to continue, I would certainly vote against flying the flag and my sense is that’s what they are going to do,” The Hill reports. This comes as nine black church members were killed by 21-year-old Dylann Roof in a […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Black News, Politics