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Ice Cube Dishes On How He Got His Cold Rap Moniker

We all bopped our heads as Ice Cube taught us his meaning of a good day in '92 ? but did we ever stop to wonder just how O’Shea Jackson became Ice Cube? During Cube’s guest appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday,...Show More Summary

Stop Killing Us

Because some of my work is on police transformation, trust building, and accountability, every time I turn around, somebody else is inviting me to a “citizen’s academy”, asking me to do a police “simulator” so I can better “understand...Show More Summary

Trevor Noah: Video Of Cop Shooting Philando Castile 'Broke Me'

“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah said Wednesday that he thought he “felt all I could feel” about last week’s “not guilty” verdict for a Minnesota cop who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop. But that was until newlyShow More Summary

Jay-Z: We Must Use Our Voices, Platforms To Demand Social Justice

Jay-Z understands the power of his voice when it comes to speaking out against injustice, and he’s pushing for more people to use theirs to help bring about social change. “Look around at what’s happening in your town and your city right now. Show More Summary

Our Fear Of Black Men Is Racist, And It Killed Philando Castile

I was raised to be afraid of Black men. This was communicated in many subtle and not-so-subtle ways, from my sweet-as-pie grandmother whispering the word “Black” like she was afraid one of “them” would hear her, to the myriad ways our...Show More Summary

Report Finds Diverse Movies Outperform White Ones At Every Level

One of the most powerful talent agencies in Hollywood has put out a report that pushes back against many preconceived notions about the way movies with diverse casts perform at the box office. Creative Artists Agency (CAA), which lays...Show More Summary

Why Talk To Racists?

When I was a kid growing up in the 1970s in suburban Detroit, I made a friend whose grandfather was inexplicably nasty when I went over to play catch in the backyard. I can still remember my humiliation. My friend explained that his elder had fought in World War II once we were outside. Show More Summary

The Impact Of the Fair Representation Act: African American Voting Rights and Representation In The Deep South

This post was written with FairVote Legal Director Drew Penrose, and Legal Fellow Dave O’Brien. The United States continues to fall short in fairly reflecting its diversity in elected offices. Our widespread use of a winner-take-allShow More Summary

The Opioid Crisis In Black And White

On March 29, 2017, the mood at the White House was somber when #45 Trump signed an executive order establishing a commission charged with making recommendations on dealing with the Opioid crisis. At the signing, all the talk by Trump...Show More Summary

Heartbreaking Video Shows Girl Comforting Mom After Philando Castile Was Shot

Diamond Reynolds watched a Minnesota police officer fatally shoot her boyfriend Philando Castile seven times during a traffic stop in July 2016. Then she was handcuffed and placed into the back of a police car with her 4-year-old daughter. Harrowing...Show More Summary

"American Containerized Blacks" To Their "White Enemies": "YOU CAN'T CHOOSE OUR BLACK LEADERS". The Same Black Faced Operatives To Their "White Allies": "THANK YOU For Propagating Our List Of 'Black Civil Rights Homicide Victim Martyr Hall Of Fame" Mem

A WHITE PROGRESSIVE ALLY MAKES THE CASE THAT ONE "POLICE KILLING OF A BLACK PERSON" IS SUPERIOR TO 30 "NINJAS WHO GOT THEMSELVES KILT" BY "BACKGROUND NOISE" Cell SCIENCE IS STATISTICS SANDRA BLAND, PHILADNO CASTILE AND CHARLEENA LYLESShow...Show More Summary

SBPDL Says That "Trump Followers" Are "Genetically Smarter" Than "Obama Followers"

ALL OF THESE PEOPLE INDIRECTLY REFERENCED IN THESE TALES ABOUT "TRIBAL INDOCTRINATION" EACH HAVE THE POWER TO PROPORTIONALLY IMPACT THE US GOVERNMENT (White) Women In Texas Have Surgery To LOOK LIKE Melania Trump Source Barron Trump's...Show More Summary

This Mom Is Living The Dream At Her Daughter's College Orientation

College is way more fun when you participate in extracurricular activities. Just ask Avery Leilani’s mom. On Tuesday, Leilani, an incoming freshman at Texas State University in San Marcos, tweeted a hilarious text she received from her mom Danielle Clay after the pair separated for a bit at orientation. “I made some friends. Show More Summary

This Mom Is Living The Dream At Her Daughter's College Orientation

College is way more fun when you participate in extracurricular activities. Just ask Avery Leilani’s mom. On Tuesday, Leilani, an incoming freshman at Texas State University in San Marcos, tweeted a hilarious text she received from her mom Danielle Clay after the pair separated for a bit at orientation. “I made some friends. Show More Summary

Police Chief Urges 1-Day Suspension For White Cop Who Kicked Handcuffed Black Man's Head

An Ohio police chief has recommended a 24-hour suspension for a white officer accused of kicking a handcuffed black man in the head ? a burst of violence an internal review called “unreasonable.” Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs wrote...Show More Summary

Steve Scalise, The Capitol Police, And An Exclusionary Or Inclusive America

First and foremost, the June 14th attack on Republican Congresspeople practicing for their annual charity baseball game is a human tragedy, one that left Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise, a Congressional aide, a lobbyist, and twoShow More Summary

Bill Cosby's Face On Famous D.C. Mural Replaced With 15 Black Stars

Ben’s Chilli Bowl in D.C. is a restaurant known for its famous cooking and brick mural that features famous black stars including Bill Cosby ? that was, until Wednesday. The restaurant unveiled a brand new mural during a special ceremony Wednesday morning that showed 15 other famous black stars where Cosby used to be. Show More Summary

The Problem With Identifying An Alleged Rapist As An 'Honor Roll Student'

On Tuesday, 18-year-old Ryan Stocker was charged with two counts of felony sexual assault at the Windsor County Courthouse in White River Junction, Vermont. A few things you need to know about Stocker is that he is a senior in high school who allegedly sexually assaulted two women, ages 16 and 18, who attend Green Mountain Union High School with him. Show More Summary

6 Reasons Introverts Are Better At Dating Than Extroverts

It might seem like extroverts have a leg over introverts when it comes to dating, but introverts are the ones who actually bring more to the table. Sure, extroverts are naturally outgoing and talkative, but introverts lure dates in with...Show More Summary

The 395 Kids Philando Castile Left Behind

It was a few weeks after his death in July 2016 when Sakki Selznick learned that her daughter had been giving imaginary high-fives to Philando Castile. Castile ? or Mr. Phil, as students at J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School would call him ? often greeted students with high-fives while they waited on line to get breakfast in the cafeteria. Show More Summary

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