Black Class President ‘Heartbroken’ Over Viral Racist Texts From Six Suspended Students


April V. Taylor Eighteen-year-old Anye Nkimbeng should have been on top of the world after being elected senior class president, but instead within hours of being elected, he felt threatened and was  “sad and heartbroken” over a group chat called “We Love Black People.” The chat was shared among a dozen students and went viral after Tuesday’s school election because ...

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Help Support Reporting In Ferguson For The Next Year

An officer holds a flag he took from a protestor, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson was a community on edge again Monday, a day after a protest marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was punctuated with gunshots. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

For the past year, thanks to readers across the country, we were able to stay in Ferguson, Missouri, even as the cable vans packed up and reporters headed off to the next national event. With readers’ help, The Huffington Post plans to stay for another year. Partnered with The St. Louis American, we’ve set up another campaign, and we hope ...

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Bronx NYPD sergeant accused of calling Dominican officers ‘stupid and crazy’ transferred to different precinct


The black Bronx NYPD sergeant accused of deriding Dominican officers as “stupid and crazy” has been yanked from her precinct, the Daily News has learned. Sgt. Tameika Goode has been transferred from the 40th Precinct in Mott Haven to the 49th Precinct in Morris Park — about seven miles away — as the department’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity continues ...

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Statistics Show White Supremacy is a Bigger Threat to the U.S. Than Radical Muslims


Despite what Donald Trump and many other politicians have told you, the major threat to America isn’t Muslim extremism. In fact, statistics show that the real danger lies with domestic extremists who aren’t of the Muslim faith. The New York Times reported back in June that since Sept. 11, 2001, almost twice as many people have died at the hands ...

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Death row inmate at 16, later freed, she can’t escape past

In this July 5, 2012 photo, Paula Cooper poses for a photograph in the kitchen of the Rockville Correctional Facility in Rockville, Ind. In 1986, Cooper became one of the youngest inmates on death row, a year after the stabbing of 78-year-old Ruth Pelke. In 1989, the Indiana Supreme Court spared Cooper's life, citing a recent state law and a U.S. Supreme Court decision that barred executions of those under 16. (AP Photo/The Times, Sarah Tompkins)  CHICAGO LOCALS OUT; GARY OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT: THE TIMES, SARAH TOMPKINS

She slipped out of the house before dawn, leaving behind four handwritten letters. She’d bought a new outfit at a Wal-Mart the night before — gray pants, a black-and-white knit shirt, black sandals. She always wanted to look nice, especially this Tuesday morning. She drove to a street where her fiance, a landscaper, had planted her favorite red begonias. There ...

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Why It Matters That Ahmed Mohamed Is Both Black and Muslim

IRVING, TX - SEPTEMBER 16: 14-year-old Ahmed Ahmed Mohamed stands with his father Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed during a news conference on September 16, 2015 in Irving, Texas. Mohammed was detained after a high school teacher falsely concluded that a homemade clock he brought to class might be a bomb. The news converence, held outside the Mohammed family home, was hosted by the North Texas Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. (Photo by Ben Torres/Getty Images)

Like Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old teenager from Irving, Texas arrested for bringing a clock to school, I grew up Sudanese and Muslim in America, though of a different generation. My family moved to the United States from Khartoum in 1990, when I was 12 years old. In the mid ’90s, when I attended high school in New York, bringing a ...

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Why I March! #JusticeOrElse

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 22:  Demonstrators put their fists in the air as a sign of 'black power' during a protest against police brutality and the death of Freddie Gray outside the Baltimore Police Western District station in the Sandtown neighborhood April 22, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Homes housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

20 years ago. 20 years a million men. And women. And children. Gathered on the National Mall in Washington, DC answering the call from Minister Louis Farrakhan to come to the nation’s capital and show our strength in numbers and unity and remind politicians that our voices would be heard. 20 years later, we return. Next Saturday in Washington, DC, ...

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Justice-Reform Bills Reflect Move Away From Mass Incarceration


As the debate on criminal-justice reform continues to swing in the direction of sensible reforms, new legislation introduced in Congress Thursday continued the trend. Two big justice-reform bills offered in the House and Senate signaled that the “tough on crime” era of bad policy (which may have polled well for Election Day, but filled jails) may finally be over. It’s ...

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Prison: An Abominable American Export


By: Angela Wills On the grounds of Brazil sits Penitenciária Federal de Catanduvas, an $18 million dollar super-maximum prison with intense security. Opened back in 2007, it boasts of 208 cells for solitary confinement and is most commonly referred to as the “supermax.” Reputable for offering few to no activities or space for recreation, the “supermax” and its direct descendants ...

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Racially Profiled Public School Funding Reveal that Jim Crow Segregation Still Exists


By: Angela Wills Sighs of relief were made years ago as Brown vs Board of Education set the precedence for the termination of educational segregation, but could those sighs have come too soon? Some may think so, especially upon examining the educational funding system in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, educational districts that are predominantly attended my minority children are severely underfunded, not due ...

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