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Three NY teachers on leave after displaying noose images in the classroom

The classroom display created by three Long Island middle school teacher.

NBC News — Three teachers at a Long Island middle school are on paid administrative leave for displaying a collage in the classroom that included an image of two nooses labeled “back to school necklaces.” According to data from New York State … Continue reading

California police shower bullets on rapper sleeping in car

Willie McCoy, 20

NBC News — Witnesses say police fired at least 20 rounds at 20-year-old Willie McCoy in a Taco Bell parking lot Saturday night. Though it is unclear how many bullets struck him, McCoy (whose stage name is Willie Bo) was pronounced dead … Continue reading

Gucci sweater resembling racist blackface, $890

Gucci's $890 Sweater

NBC News — In recent years, clothing brands around the globe have been caught in the public’s moral crosshairs following accusations of using racist imagery in marketing. Fashion powerhouse Gucci is in the hot seat this week after they released an … Continue reading

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Cathay Williams (1842-c.1893)     Cathay Williams was the first African-American woman to enlist in the United States Army. Williams was born into slavery and was an army cook before enlisting in 1866. Williams was sworn in under the pseudonym … Continue reading

21 Savage’s legal team says he’s not a convicted felon, ICE gave incorrect information

21 Savage

THE ROOT — Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage has a legal dream team, and they say that information released to the press by U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement was incorrect. Savage’s dream team — which consists of attorneys from LaPolt Law, P.C., … Continue reading

Where are the Black Partners in Big Law?

AMERICAN LAWYER — Vivia Chen, senior columnist at The American Lawyer, wrote this week about new “unicorn” sightings in big law, and by unicorns, she means black partners. Yes, black partners are, indeed, that hard to find. The good news … Continue reading

Liam Neeson’s shameful confession sheds light on implicit racial bias

Liam Neeson

NBC NEWS — Liam Neeson is in the hot seat after a UK newspaper published a story that includes his recount of a dark moment in his past. In the interview, Neeson confessed that nearly 40 years ago, after a woman … Continue reading

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Annie Turnbo Malone (1869-1957)     Annie Turnbo Malone was one of the nation’s first black female millionaires. She built her fortune on hair care products that she developed when she was 20 years old and trademarked under the name … Continue reading

Meet Lauren Underwood, the youngest black Congresswoman in U.S. history

NBC NEWS — Lauren Underwood, a 32-year-old registered nurse with two master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University, became the youngest black woman in history to serve in Congress when she was sworn into the House of Representatives last week. A … Continue reading

Black teacher claims NY school district ignored discrimination and harassment, lawsuit filed

NBC NEWS — A high school English teacher employed with the Commack School District on Long Island said in a lawsuit filed last month that she has been the only black teacher in the district for 17 years. Andrea Bryan’s … Continue reading