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La. Sheriff Seems Real Happy to Say ‘Nigga’ in Public

I am going to need these white men in positions of power to grow up. I’m going to need them to stop acting like teenagers whose feelings get hurt on Twitter. I’m going to need them to log off and do their jobs. To date, the president-elect and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff investigating a murder […]

Ava DuVernay's 13th: It's About Hope, Not History

Before you sit down to watch 13th, Ava DuVernay's new film about mass incarceration, take off your historian's hat. This is no scholarly lesson about the past. Instead, DuVernay takes us on an exploration that she hopes will, first and foremost, shock. Show More Summary

It's About The 100% Of Black Children: The 94 % In Traditional Schools AND The 6% In Charter Schools

Black parents have enough to worry about just by virtue of having a black child. We worry about our black babies' safety every day when they leave the house, whether they are walking or driving. In addition, we worry about their safety;...Show More Summary

The 2016 BID Banner Project Unveils Artists Images on Harlem's Historic 125th Street

The 125th Street Business Improvement District announces the winners of its 2016 BID Banner Competition and is slated to unveil eleven new banner images created by local artists and placed on sixty-four NYC Department of Transportation's new LED street light poles, along 125th Street in Harlem. Show More Summary

A Black, Queer Single Mother On Why I Am Proud To Use The Term Single Mother By Choice

Dedicated to Joy Zarembka, Staceyann Chin and Julie Garnier I read with great interest a story recently published in the Washington Post by Julie Kohler rejecting the term single-mother by choice, saying that it creates a false hierarchy...Show More Summary

Open Letter to the Secretary of Education Designate: Focus on Equity & Opportunity

Co-authored by Joe Nathan This is an open letter to Secretary of Education designate Betsy DeVos. We are Black and White, eastern and midwestern, with 70 years of experience with students and schools between us. We urge that you come to Washington prepared to develop a federal education policy that recognizes and builds on four fundamental facts: 1. Show More Summary

The Cast Of Almost Christmas Talks Best & Worst Christmas Gifts Ever!

Courtesy - Universal Pictures Almost Christmas hits theaters this weekend bringing a black family holiday experience to the big screen, the likes of which we haven't seen since This Christmas, or 1997's Soul Food. The film is a feelShow More Summary

Mariah’s World is Flat and Uninteresting

In theory, Mariah Carey, reality star, sounds nothing short of must see television. Long before real housewives came along, Carey offered the world various strains of grandiosity, eccentricity, and lots o’ theatrics. Surely someone who admittedly acknowledges living in their own bubble would be the perfect vehicle for a new reality series. However, Carey has […]

Fiona Apple Is Here With An Anti-Trump Christmas Anthem

In our darkest days, it’s comforting to know that Fiona Apple is just as willing to call everybody on their bullst as she was onstage at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards. The “Criminal” singer has blessed us all with a parody cover of...Show More Summary

21 Inspiring Gifts For Feminist Families

Raising feminist sons and daughters isn’t necessarily easy ? especially in the current climate ? but it’s incredibly worthy. So this holiday season, honor all the parents in your life who are doing the damn work with some pro-equality,...Show More Summary

Nick Cannon Explores Love In New Docu-Short

Nick Cannon is putting his hopeless romantic side to good use in his new docu-film, “Why Real is Rare.” In partnership with the Diamond Producers Association (DPA), the digital short, which is a part of DPA’s broader “Real is Rare” relationship...Show More Summary

LeBron James and Several Teammates Will Not Stay at Trump-Branded Hotels

Several Cleveland Cavaliers players including LeBron James are refusing to stay at the Trump Hotel in New York following a trend by several NBA teams since Donald Trump was elected president in November. The Cavaliers have excused those players who’ve noted that they don’t want to stay in hotels owned by the president-elect based on […]

Pro Golfer Gets Emotional When Asked About Online Harassment

Professional golfer Paige Spiranac got beautifully honest about cyberbullying during a press conference on Monday. The 23-year-old was fielding questions at a press conference ahead of this week’s Omega Dubai Ladies Classic, a Ladies...Show More Summary

Ronald Gasser Charged with Manslaughter in the Fatal Shooting of Joe McKnight

Ronald Gasser, 54, who fatally shot former NFL running back Joe McKnight during a traffic dispute, Thursday, has been arrested and charged with manslaughter. Gasser was arrested Monday, the USA Today reports. McKnight’s shooting and the subsequent release of Gasser less than 24 hours after the former NFL running back was gunned down drew national […]

17 Gifts For Your Parent Friends Who Deserve A Treat

No one deserves an amazing gift more than parents. While your mom and dad friends may not think to treat themselves as often as they probably should, you certainly can help in the gift-giving department. We’ve gathered our favoritesShow More Summary

Gregg Popovich's Terrific Response To Whether The Spurs Will Win The NBA Title

Gregg Popovich has been on something of a tear ever since Donald Trump was elected president last month. Just days after Nov. 8, the San Antonio Spurs head coach said he couldn’t “imagine being a Muslim right now, or a woman, or an African-American,...Show More Summary

It Only Takes One White Man: Why I'm Not Surprised by the Mistrial in the Walter Scott Case

It Only Takes One White Man: Why I'm Not Surprised by the Mistrial in the Walter Scott Case by Lauren Whiteman | @Lwhiteman_9 | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Black people all over this country are tired, but after slavery, sharecropping, Jim Crow, Reagan, the New Jim Crow, and Trump…we can’t exactly say we are surprised. Show More Summary

Report: Trump Supporter Stabbed in the Throat After Calling Man a Racial Slur

A Trump supporter was stabbed in the throat at a Richland, Washington bar after an argument about the president-elect’s proposed policies turned into the Trump supporter calling another man a racial slur. According to the Tri-City Herald, Raymond Williams, 29, was arguing with Alvaro Campos-Hernandez, 40, about the president-elect. Williams, who is in favor of […]

Chris Rock Announces World Standup Tour In The Most Chris Rock Way

Chris Rock, already $40 million richer for a pair of upcoming Netflix specials, is about to collect even more coin on the road. Rock announced his first stand-up tour in nearly a decade in a message posted to Facebook on Monday, and it proved way better than a traditional press release. Show More Summary

Ohio Family’s Home Trashed, Swastikas and ‘White Power’ Spray Painted on Walls

Pat Jude and her husband Joe left their Cincinnati, Ohio, rental home to visit their daughter. When they returned, the interracial couple found their place trashed and vandalized with swastikas. “They hit every cabinet with paint,” NBC 4. “They hit every wall with paint. They hit every appliance, they poured paint into the appliances. They […]

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