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This 'Mad Max'-Black Friday Mashup Is Why You Stay Home That Day

For those of us who have no interest in lining up at midnight to shop after we just filled our bellies with more food than is attractive, this "Mad Max" vs. Black Friday mashup by Todd Spence from essentially sums up the experience. Show More Summary

Police Say They Had Nothing To Do With Missing Footage In Laquan McDonald Case

On Tuesday evening, more than a year after Laquan McDonald's death, Chicago police released dashcam video showing officer Jason Van Dyke killing the black 17-year-old in a hail of 16 bullets. Hours before the public saw the graphic footage, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez charged Van Dyke with first-degree murder for the killing. Show More Summary

You Can’t Watch This Video Of Cam Newton And Say He’s Not A Role Model

In an open letter that went viral last week, a mom condemned Cam Newton's touchdown "dabbing" as evidence that he's not a role model, but later changed her tune when she realized she didn't take the time to understand Newton. If anyone's...Show More Summary

Texas Mom, Boyfriend, Charged in Death of 19-Month-Old Burned to Death in Oven

A Houston mother and her boyfriend each face four counts of child endangerment charges following the death of a 19-month-old who was found burned to death inside an oven, when the child and her siblings were left home alone, the New York Post reports.

Soundtrack to a #BlackFriday: Public Enemy--"Shut 'Em Down" (feat. Pete Rock)

"Shut 'Em Down"--Public Enemy (from Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black) I testifiedMy mama criedBlack people diedWhen the other man lied See the TV listen to me double troubleI overhaul and I'm comin'From the lower levelI'm takin' tabs...

The Execution of Laquan McDonald

There was no reason at all for Police Officer Jason Van Dyke to cross the line and shoot Laquan McDonald sixteen times. This particular shooting represents an execution style murder for hire. What was this officer thinking as he fired...Show More Summary

Bill Cosby And Wife Photographed Together For First Time In More Than A Year

Even after more than 50 women have come forward with allegations that Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them, the comedian's wife of more than 50 years, Camille Cosby is still very much by his side.  While Camille has been vocal...Show More Summary

The Big Reward in Trump's Perennial Race-Baiting

First, front running GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump cheers on a crowd at a campaign rally in Birmingham, Alabama that physically and verbally assaults a black protestor. He then follows that up with a tweet on phony and doctored black crime figures that were so racist that even some staunch conservatives cringed at the ploy. Show More Summary

Despite Passage of Time, Rage in Baltimore Has Potential to Reheat

By: Charles Robinson The first of the police officers who were charged with Freddie Gray's death goes on trial at the end of November. The judge has imposed a gag order on all the participants. But it hasn't held back various voices from commentary on what went wrong and what could happen. Show More Summary

This Is Every Holiday Movie Ever

This holiday season, meet a white guy protagonist that audiences will feel comfortable with! The girl he's dating -- also white -- is finally going to meet his family. But, uh oh, THEY'RE CRAZY! It's every holiday movie you've ever seen,...Show More Summary

Lewis & Clark Students Stage Sit-In After Black Student Allegedly Attacked

Students at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, are pushing for change on campus after a racially charged attack on a black student that they say the administration hasn't adequately addressed. The group formed after three white men allegedly assaulted Tanguy Muvuna, a black L&C student, on campus Friday. Show More Summary

Minnesota: The Land of 10K White Liberal Battle Cries and Minority Misnomers

I'm a North Minneapolis Native. My family has been in North Minneapolis for 96 years. My maternal great-grandmother and her first cousin/sister (all black folk know what that relationship is and it needs no explanation) migrated, like many other southern black people in 1919, hoping to escape the ominous cloud of black life in their native Texas. Show More Summary

Here's How The Laquan McDonald Shooting Differs From What Police Said Happened

Dashcam footage released on Tuesday of a white police officer shooting a black Chicago teen 16 times has called police officers' version of events into question. After the October 2014 killing, Pat Camden, a spokesman for the Fraternal...Show More Summary

Being Mary Jane Recap: It’s Your Birthday

Only Mary Jane Patterson can turn her birthday into an opportunity to shame Niecy for her spending habits then confessing to her dad that she had an abortion six years ago. Just when the road to being less awful seemed to be her chosen path, M.J. reminds us all that she is committed to being terrible.

Woodrow Wilson and the Difficulty of History

How do we negotiate history? The aforementioned question is at the heart of the debate between students at Princeton University and the administration about the role of the nation's 28th president, Woodrow Wilson. Prior to becoming commander...Show More Summary

Laquan and Woodrow Wilson: A Case for Horrific Images

Note: This post contains graphic imagery that may be disturbing to some readers. Two seminal moments have happened almost concurrently within the past couple of days; so fast is the news cycle that we almost didn't notice. Both were huge victories and both instantly created polarizing opinions and heated debate. Show More Summary

Now There's Caution Tape To Warn Of The Dangers Of Gentrification

New York City street artist Ann Lewis and other activists protested gentrification and rising rents at the Brooklyn Museum last week, as the institution hosted a real estate summit for developers and investors. The next day, those issues got personal for Lewis when tenants in her building received eviction notices. Show More Summary

Welp, Kobe And The Lakers May Have Officially Hit Rock Bottom

With the eyes of the NBA on last night’s record-setting matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant had a chance to rewrite the latest chapter of his career.  With his stats down across the board...Show More Summary

Burger King Manager Believes Chicago Cops Erased Security Footage Showing Laquan McDonald Shooting

Jay Darshane, the District Manager for a Chicago Burger King confirmed to NBC Chicago that on October 20, 2014, shortly after Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer, four cops entered the store and asked to see security footage. Show More Summary

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