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If Democrats Don't Side With The People, The Party Is Over

Donald Trump is going to be the President of the United States. What's wrong with that sentence? It's that it feels like a sentence -- a punishment or condemnation of sorts. Making matters worse, in an attempt to make Donald Trump'sShow More Summary

Ladies, Trump Wants You To Edit Your Selfies

”Did Sarah do something to her face? Check out her latest Insta,” my friend Jasmine messaged to our group chat. I tapped to Sarah’s most recent selfie and sure enough, her eyes were bigger, her face narrower, her skin smoother, her teeth whiter, her waist smaller. Yes, Sarah had done something to her face. Show More Summary

High Schoolers Protest To Make Black History A Full-Year Course

Students at a Jacksonville, Florida high school protested on Monday demanding that their African American history course be taught year-round. Police were called to Terry Parker High School, according to First Coast News though theyShow More Summary

Across The U.S., Police Contracts Shield Officers From Scrutiny

By Reade Levinson San Antonio, Texas, Jan 13 (Reuters) - In late 2013, a San Antonio police officer stood accused of handcuffing a woman in the rear of his police car and then raping her. The same officer had remained on the force despite...Show More Summary

Lifestyle Guru Hey Fran Hey Talks Self Care On The 'BV Breakdown'

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Sterling K. Brown: 'Black Panther' Is 'Politically Astute' And 'Socially Relevant'

Marvel Studio’s highly anticipated film “Black Panther” is much more than a superhero flick, according to Sterling K. Brown. The Ryan Coogler-directed flick, which will mark the comic movie studio’s first stand-alone black superheroShow More Summary

Serena Williams Dances For The Sheer Joy Of It In Berlei Sports Bra Ad

Serena Williams has shown off her magical dance moves before and she’s doing it again in a new ad posted this week. In a viral clip posted on YouTube Wednesday, Williams dances in a commercial for the lingerie brand Berlei. In it, she...Show More Summary

There's A Black Lady Liberty On A U.S. Coin For The First Time Ever

The United States Mint just released an image of its latest commemorative collector’s coin ? and it features a black woman. On Thursday, the United States Mint and Treasury revealed the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Show More Summary

Charges Dropped Against Teen Accused Of Stealing Milk Carton From School

Prosecutors have dropped charges against a teen who was arrested last year for allegedly stealing a 65-cent milk carton from his school cafeteria. In May, Ryan Turk was handcuffed and suspended from Graham Park Middle School in Triangle, Virginia, after a school resource officer accused him of stealing the milk. Show More Summary

Here Are The Worst Parts Of DOJ's Damning Chicago Police Investigation

CHICAGO ? Federal investigators have found the Chicago Police Department routinely violated civil rights of citizens, according to a report issued Friday. Here are some of the most concerning parts of the assessment by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Show More Summary

More Than 10 Million Americans Now Identify As LGBT

A new poll shows just how many Americans fall somewhere along the spectrum of LGBT identity. The 2016 Gallop poll used a random sampling of 1,626,773 American adults, aged 18 and older, who were surveyed between June 1, 2012, and Dec 30, 2016. Show More Summary

5 Lessons From Martin Luther King To Apply To Trump's America

Trump’s win and America’s divisiveness have left some Americans feeling hopeless ? but this country has reckoned with this kind divisiveness before. We’ve gone through Civil War, after all. And Reconstruction. And those decades of Jim...Show More Summary

Even If Jeff Sessions Isn't Racist, That Doesn't Make Him Fit To Be Attorney General

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) came under heavy criticism on Capitol Hill this week, as the Senate Judiciary Committee considered his nomination to become President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general. Much of the fiercest public opposition...Show More Summary

Why This Congressman Is Skipping The Inauguration And Marching With Women

Illinois Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez made an impassioned speech in Washington D.C. on Tuesday about why he’s skipping Donald Trump’s inauguration ? and marching hand-in-hand with his wife at the Women’s March instead. “We all heard...Show More Summary

Subtle Racism

What is Subtle Racism? Since 1970, researchers have studied several forms of subtle racism to further analyze this ambiguous phrase. Subtle racism is not as blatant as old fashion racism but it is expressed in many indirect ways. Subtle...Show More Summary

Miguel Is Planning To Release A Spanish-Language Album In 2017

The new year could bring new Miguel music, and in Spanish no less. The singer, who is of Mexican descent on his father’s side, spoke to Latina magazine about his acting debut in “Live by Night.” During the conversation, he revealed his...Show More Summary

On Martin Luther King Jr Day, let's resolve to renew our common humanity

When I was growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs in the 1980s, one of my elderly neighbors, Miss Dot, an African American woman who grew up (and spent part of her adult years) in the segregated South, used to tell the neighborhood kids...Show More Summary

All We Need In This Cold World Is Idris Elba

Idris Elba always comes through when you need him. In the new movie “100 Streets,” he plays a former rugby star trying to keep his life together in the wake of marital woes. Because he is the king of charisma, Elba seems like consummate...Show More Summary

As A "Black Community Forum" In South Fulton County Convenes To Address "Street Pirate Terrorism" - NONE OF THEM Mentioned The Name "Rev Joseph E Lowery" And His Promise That "Once The Memorials That Honored Their CONFEDERATE GENERAL/White Oppressors Were


Out with the Old: The Relationship Habits Singles Should Have Left in 2016

I know we’re barely mid-way through the winter season, but I’m already through with one pair of winter boots. Beaten and stained from the salt, they were not things that I wanted to hold on to anymore. Declaring “this is my last season for these,” helped me think about other things I wanted to get Keep Reading ?

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