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Fourteen years ago, the dreams of a promising African-American football player were shattered as he sat in a courtroom patiently awaiting a sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. Long Beach Polytechnic High School football star Brian Banks was convicted of rape back in 2002. Just 16 years old at the time, Banks was charged …

Race, love, hate, and me: A distinctly American story Shaun King as a 14 year old sophomore in high school in August of 1994

“This is a racial killing. Flint MI is 60% black”: Diddy and other big-name stars condemn officials over Flint’s water crisis

Diddy & other big-name stars condemn ofcls over Flint's water crisis | Salon | "A-list celebrities have taken to social media to express their outrage over the Flint water crisis. The city, situated in SE Mich, switched its water source in Apr 2014 amid a financial state of emergency. Flint’s racial makeup is said to be 56.6% African-American. Diddy reposted an ACLU of MI Instagram vid, which called the lead poisoning a 'genocide'." Click to read & share full article.

Students Walk Out Of High School After A Girl Had To Remove Her Black Lives Matter T-Shirt

Students Walk Out Of High School After A Girl Had To Remove Her Black Lives Matter T-Shirt Buckeye High School in Arizona said the girl was told to remove her t-shirt because it "interfered" with the learning process and became "a potential danger to students."

Uncovering a Tale of Rocket Science, Race and the ’60s

Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer star in “Hidden Figures,” a largely untold story of African-American mathematicians in the space program.

Rare whale found on Australian beach believed to be evolutionary throwback

South Australian Museum researchers confounded by mysterious teeth previously unseen in beaked whales

You probably weigh less now than you will all year

California man gets 1,500-year jail sentence for raping teenage daughter

California man gets 1,500-year jail sentence for raping teenage daughter | US news | The Guardian