John Conyers (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
As the allegations of sexual misconduct against veteran Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) continue to mount, members of the Congressional Black Caucus are looking to get him to resign from the House of Representatives.
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Is prestigious HBCU Howard University harboring a sexual predator on its campus? New court documents show that a student says she was sexually assaulted by a serial offender who has been allowed to remain on the campus despite multiple reports filed against him.
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Previously on White House Apprentice, Donald Trump showed once again that he is a bumbling idiot. While honoring Navajo veterans at a White House event Monday, he referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas.” In doing so, he may have provided yet another way for Congress to impeach him.
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The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge presiding over the case of rapper Meek Mill was ordered by the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday to make a decision on the rapper’s application for bail “without further delay.”
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Kevin Ashley Parnell (Mansfield Jail)
An innocent black man was shot in the face and killed on Labor Day after attempting to keep an angry, racist white man from entering his home and confronting his roommate, according to reports from local law enforcement in Fort Worth, Texas.
Read “‘I’m Going To Strip You Naked and Whip You Like the Slave You Are’: Man Sends Racist Messages Before Killing Innocent Black Man“
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A mother of two in Shreveport, La., is facing criminal charges and could possibly be locked up for crimes she did not commit if Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart Sr. has his way. He wants to punish her for a series of crimes allegedly committed by her children.
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A little over two months after Ebony magazine missed its self-imposed deadline for paying the thousands of dollars it owes to its writers, a group of 38 freelancers filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday alleging they are collectively owed more than $70,000 for their work.
Read “#EbonyOwes: Freelancers Sue Historic Black Magazine For $70,000 In Unpaid Invoices“
Polk County Sheriff
While the rest of the world watched on in horror, Hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean, leveling entire islands as she made her way toward the United States. As many in the state of Florida prepared to evacuate and find safety and shelter, some residents there may have a storm of a different type to worry about in the form of one county sheriff’s office that warned people with warrants not to show up at emergency shelters.
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Betsy DeVos, head of the U.S. Department of Education, said Thursday that she plans to rewrite Obama administration guidance for how colleges and universities handle sexual assaults on campus so that it better protects students who have been accused of committing assault.
Read “Betsy DeVos Wants to Rewrite Obama Era Campus Sexual Assault Policy To Add More Protections For the Accused“
New York City public schools announced Wednesday that they will be providing free lunch to all students during the 2017-18 school year, which is a good thing, because no child in this country should be hungry, no matter their circumstance.
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Robert W Lee IV and Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer at the MTV Video Music Awards
Reverend Robert W. Lee IV, a direct descendant of the Civil War General whose name has become synonymous with the Confederacy, appeared on television and spoke out against racism and the riots in Charlottesville, Va., that happened in protest of a statue of his famous ancestor being removed. Now Lee says that appearance has caused him to be forced out of his own church.
Read “Robert E. Lee Descendant Who Spoke Out Against Racism Quits Church After Being Criticized For Supporting Black Lives Matter”