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Harvard University Admits Highest Number Of Black Students In School’s History

Harvard University Admits Highest Number Of Black Students In School’s History

Source: Jessica Dickerson / The Huffington Post There was a time when black students were not allowed to attend Ivy Leagues universities. This year, Harvard University proved just how far they’ve come from that part of their history. According to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, this year marks Harvard’s highest percentage of accepted black students to […]

Former Klan Leader ‘Wanted Nothing To Do’ With Kansas KKK Gunman

Former Klan Leader ‘Wanted Nothing To Do’ With Kansas KKK Gunman

Former members of the KKK join Ricky to weigh in on Kansas gunman Frazier Glenn Cross.

Maps Show Just How Segregated New York City Really Is

Maps Show Just How Segregated New York City Really Is

Source: Christopher Mathias / The Huffington Post New York City may be one of the most diverse cities in the world, but it’s also one of the most segregated cities in the United States. Take a look at these maps from Daniel Kay Hertz, a masters student at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University […]

Jonathan Fleming, Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder, Wants An Apology After 24 Years In Prison

Jonathan Fleming, Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder, Wants An Apology After 24 Years In Prison

Source: Kira Brekke / The Huffignton Post In 1989, Jonathan Fleming was convicted of a Brooklyn murder that from day one he insisted he did not commit. After nearly 25 years behind bars, Fleming is now a free man. Fleming explained to HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovski that a recent reexamination of the case revealed two key pieces of evidence that […]

Police Mistakenly Shoot Unarmed Man Who Was Fleeing From Armed Attacker

Police Mistakenly Shoot Unarmed Man Who Was Fleeing From Armed Attacker

Source: AP / The Huffington Post   LOS ANGELES  — Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies mistakenly shot to death a hostage who was fleeing from a knife-wielding attacker at a West Hollywood apartment, authorities announced Thursday. John Winkler, 30, an aspiring television producer, died at a hospital following Monday night’s confrontation. “Taking the life of […]

Major League Baseball No More Black Than It Was In The 1950s

Major League Baseball No More Black Than It Was In The 1950s

Source: Alissa Scheller / The Huffington Post Jackie Robinson broke Major League baseball’s color barrier in 1947, but in the past few years, the percentage of African-American players on the field has dipped to Civil Rights-era numbers. One reason the number of black Major League players has steadily declined since the 1990s may be economic barriers to the sport, […]

CDC Locks Out Black Providers In New AIDS Technical Assistance Announcement

CDC Locks Out Black Providers In New AIDS Technical Assistance Announcement

Source: Phil Wilson / The Huffington Post On March 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $115 million over five years to 21 organizations to provide technical assistance (TA) and capacity building to health departments, AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) implementing high-impact prevention and improving outcomes in the care continuum for […]

Jesse Jackson Jr. Tossed In Solitary After Advising Fellow Prisoners Of Rights

Jesse Jackson Jr. Tossed In Solitary After Advising Fellow Prisoners Of Rights

Source: Kim Bellware / The Huffington Post Jesse Jackson Jr. was locked in solitary confinement after a guard “took exception” to the former congressman advising fellow prisoners of their rights, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Jackson, the son of the civil rights leader, challenged the legitimacy of his detention and was awarded a transfer to a […]

National Urban League State Of Black America 2014 Report Says Minorities Losing Economic Ground

National Urban League State Of Black America 2014 Report Says Minorities Losing Economic Ground

Source:  Jesse J. Holland / The Huffington Post WASHINGTON  — African-Americans and Latinos are losing economic ground when compared with whites in the areas of employment and income as the United States pulls itself out of the Great Recession, the latest State of Black America report from the National Urban League says. The annual report, called […]

‘Cosby Show’ Star Phylicia Rashad Cringes At The Current State Of Sitcoms

‘Cosby Show’ Star Phylicia Rashad Cringes At The Current State Of Sitcoms

Source: Ryan Buxton / The Huffington Post It’s been 22 years since the universally-acclaimed “Cosby Show” went off the air, and sitcoms just haven’t been the same since, according to Phylicia Rashad, who played family matriarch Clair Huxtable. When Rashad stopped by HuffPost Live to chat about “Frankie and Alice,” her new film with Halle […]

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