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The Wake County school system is looking into a recent incident involving a Black teddy bear that was hung from a noose at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The president of the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP is calling for a federal hate crime investigation into an incident in which he claims a noose was placed around the neck of a Black high school football player.

The restaurant is in trouble after customers spotted a photograph of a lynching on their table.

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State and federal law enforcement agents are investigating the hanging death of a 43-year-old Black man whose body was found Monday morning outside a home about 70 miles east of Atlanta in Greene County, Georgia, reports the Huffington Post. The man, Roosevelt Champion III, was found hanging from a tree behind a residence that was […]

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A business owner is insisting he isn’t racist, although the Confederate flags and nooses hung at his Discount Tree Service store tell a different story. The paraphernalia was hung at Robert Tomanovich’s tree store in Livonia, Mich., according to the New York Daily News. When people began to complain about the flags and the noose Tomanovich had hanging […]

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Another institution is under investigation after a noose was found hanging from a tree just a few miles from Ferguson, Mo. The noose was found at North Tech High…

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UPDATED: Thursday, April 2 — 6:00 PM EST According to WNCN, Duke University officials have identified the student responsible for hanging a noose from a tree on campus early Wednesday. “The student will be subject to Duke’s student conduct process,” the university said. “The university continues to review the circumstances of the incident to determine if additional […]

A black man, recently found hanging from a tree, doesn’t appear to have stepped off of anything before he died, according to a Mississippi sherriff. Previously reported as a possible suicide, the death of 54-year old Otis Byrd is now being investigated as a possible lynching. Last seen leaving a casino, Byrd was found last Thursday […]

UPDATE 7:26 P.M. EST According to the LA Times, reporters spoke with Willy Shorter, who found out from authorities that the body identified was his son’s. He told the outlet: “They told me he was dangling in the tree, up in the tree hanging by his neck. This is a small town, everybody knows everybody.” Shorter also […]

TJ Maxx has been forced to pull a t-shirt from its racks that evokes lynching. Tavik, a beachwear and accessory brand, produced the shirt in an attempt to reference the casual surfer term “Hang Loose.” But they quickly learned that casual racism is never OK, finding themselves in hot water after a photo of the […]

A new report released by the Equal Justice Initiative reveals the almost 4,000 names of Black people lynched in Jim Crow South between 1877 and 1950 — a 73-year block of “racial terror lynchings” that the initiative hopes to bring to light, forcing people to analyze the country in a more nuanced way. The report […]

Challenging post-racial believers everywhere, a white Missouri man is in some serious trouble after telling a black waitress that he would like to take her to the place where he “hung” her grandfather. That man, 65-year-old Tommy Dean Gaa of Maryville, was charged with felony assault motivated by discrimination for confronting the woman as she […]