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Texas Rep. Al Green Formally Seeks to Impeach Donald Trump

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty) Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) set off the impeachment bomb in the House Tuesday evening when he formally submitted articles of impeachment against Donald Trump over the misgivings of House leadership and some of his...

Whodunit? As Feds Scan DMV Records Using Facial Recognition Software and More Cities Use the Technology, Racial Bias Could Be a Problem

Photo: iStockWhen you go to your local DMV office and stand in front of the camera to take as decent a photo as possible, you probably aren’t thinking about the possibility that said photo will come up in a facial-recognition search used by...

Haitians and Africans Are Increasingly Among Those Stranded Along US-Mexico Border by Trump Immigration Policies

In this photo from September 2016, Haitian refugees, many of them deportees from the United States, await breakfast at an immigrant center in Tijuana, Mexico. Donald Trump’s current immigration policy limiting the number of people allowed to make asylum applications makes images like these...

‘I Thought I Was Meeting A Nerd:’ Michelle Obama Shares Her First Time Meeting Barack Obama

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Like I’ve said before, the America in which I reside is currently single and is using this time to rediscover itself after the Obamas’ departure from the blackest administration in history. We currently don’t have a president, so America is currently swiping right to find...

Wimbledon Upsets: Naomi Osaka Out in 1st Round; Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff Bests Venus Williams

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#BlackGirlMagic was on display at Wimbledon Monday whether in feeling the pain of defeat or in tasting sweet victory, as second-seeded Naomi Osaka got ousted in the first round, while Cori “Coco” Gauff bested tennis legend Venus Williams. Osaka, the first player in over 10...

Alphonso David Becomes 1st Black President of Human Rights Campaign

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The Human Rights Campaign has hired civil rights lawyer Alphonso David as its seventh president. According to the Advocate, he is the first person of color to lead the organization in its nearly 40-year history. He will assume the role in August, replacing Chad Griffin,...

Kamala Harris Now Tied for 3rd With Elizabeth Warren in Polls Behind Two Old White Men

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) The battle for third place among Democratic presidential candidates is heating up after a stellar showing during the debates. California Sen. Kamala Harris is now tied for third with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) behind former Vice President Joe Biden and...

Building His Own: Tyler Perry Is Partnering With BET to Launch Streaming Service This Fall

Tyler Perry accepts the Ultimate Icon Award onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images)Tyler Perry is building his empire and his next venture is coming with a little help from his...

T.I., the Central Park Five, and Ebenezer Baptist Church Kick Off Summit to End Mass Incarceration

Anyone who thinks the black church is a bygone relic with no relevance to the social justice struggles of today, you may need to reassess. “The church” is obviously not a monolith and is taking on everything from mental illness to HIV/AIDS to mass incarceration....

Spread Love, It’s the Christopher Wallace Way: Brooklyn Block Re-Named for Notorious B.I.G.

Photo: Mychal Watts (Getty Images) On any other day, the storm that lingered over Brooklyn may have been looked on as ominous or foreboding. It certainly would’ve deterred anyone from standing in it longer than they absolutely had to. But on Monday, on one block...