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Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a Public Health Emergency...

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). “It is...

Segregation has soared in America’s schools as federal leaders largely looked away

Nearly 50 years have passed since Kamala Harris joined the legions of children bused to schools in distant neighborhoods as the United States attempted to integrate its racially segregated public schools. Yet...

Sadie Roberts-Joseph, founder of an African American history museum, is found dead in the...

A beloved activist and founder of an African-American museum in Baton Rouge was found dead in the trunk of a car, CNN affiliate WBRZ reported. The body of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was located Friday...

James Monroe Enslaved Hundreds. Their Descendants Still Live Next Door.

So many Monroes in rural Albemarle County remember the moment they asked a parent or grandparent if they were somehow connected to the nation’s fifth president, James Monroe. The telltale entrance sign...

The Indian Ocean’s Great Disappearing Garbage Patch

Garbage patches in the ocean are sobering reminders of humanity’s collective plastic pollution problem. Measuring up to thousands of kilometers across, the patches have been confirmed to exist in the Pacific...

Border Agents Caught Posting Racist, Sexist Messages About Migrants & AOC in Secret Facebook...

Customs and Border Protection has opened an investigation into the posting of racist and xenophobic messages by current and former Border Patrol agents on a private Facebook group. More than 9,500...

100’s shut down San Francisco streets to protest migrant camps

Several hundred people shut down a busy intersection Tuesday in San Francisco, calling on the Trump administration to close detention facilities along the southern border where hundreds of children are being...
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Ta-Nehisi Coates: “Joe Biden Shouldn’t Be President”

Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden is under fire for fondly reminiscing about his “civil” relationship with segregationist senators in the 1970s and 1980s. Speaking at a fundraiser at the Carlyle Hotel...
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Ta-Nehisi Coates: Reparations Are Not Just About Slavery But Also Centuries of Theft &...

On the heels of Wednesday’s historic hearing on reparations, we speak with renowned writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on the lasting legacy of American slavery, how the national dialogue about reparations has progressed...
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Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Makes the Case for Reparations at Historic Congressional Hearing

On Wednesday, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary held a historic hearing on reparations for slavery—the first of its kind in over a decade. Wednesday’s hearing coincided with Juneteenth, a day...

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