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Zhou Hua/Xinhua via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — During a news conference Wednesday, Chinese authorities said that they believe the recovered device is the cockpit voice recorder. It was found in the main impact point of the crash and has been sent to Beijing for repair and analysis, officials said. Authorities publicly acknowledged for the […]

Zhou Hua/Xinhua via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — One of two black box recorders was found amidst the wreckage of a China Eastern Airlines flight, giving investigators hope it will shed light on why the passenger jet plummeted from the sky and crashed into a mountainside in southern China, authorities said Wednesday. None of the […]

Google Maps Street View (NEW YORK) — Civil rights attorney Ben Crump filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Google this week claiming there has been a pattern of racial discrimination toward minority employees. “Former Google employees came for their dream job that turned into a nightmare because of bigoted, discriminatory, racist culture that exists within […]

Viky McDonald (WASHINGTON) — As Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson enters a historic and high-profile week of confirmation hearings, Black law students from across the country are showing up in droves to show Jackson they “have her back.” “We have students coming in from New York, Dallas, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Iowa, Seattle,” Simone Yhap, National […]

Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (WASHINGTON) — Over the last year, Black women have shattered the glass ceiling from the White House to the Supreme Court. With the midterms election just months away, a record number of African-American women are chasing history, hoping to also break barriers in November. ”It is […]

Getty Images/Dean Mouhtaropoulos (NEW YORK) — Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, has the potential to make history as the first Black woman on the country’s highest court. She was nominated by a historic White House, with the first female and Black vice president in U.S. history — Kamala Harris. Black women have […]

Thir Sakdi Phu Cxm / EyeEm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Black New Yorkers were hit disproportionately hard during the omicron wave compared to white New Yorkers, according to a new analysis from the city’s Department of Health & Mental Hygiene published Wednesday. Black New York City residents were hospitalized for COVID-19 at a rate more […]

Courtesy Nelva Williamson (NEW YORK) — Recent attacks on race education, via the targeting of “critical race theory” in schools, have put Black educators — and the lessons they teach on racial inequality — under scrutiny. For Black educators across the country, Black History Month offers a chance to focus and deeply explore the role […]

WABC-TV (BRIDGEWATER, N.J.) — The 14-year-old who was handcuffed by police as they broke up a fight at a New Jersey mall is speaking out about the incident, which prompted an internal investigation over the police’s apparent treatment of the Black teen. In a viral video of the incident, police are seen responding to a […]

Courtesy of Kandace Layne (NEW YORK) — Although tattooing has been around for centuries, the practice was mainly underground before becoming recognized as legitimate art in modern history. Despite being a fairly mainstream industry now, discriminatory hiring practices and racial stigmas are among the challenges that Black tattoo artists say they face in the white-dominated […]