Earlier this summer, following a disappointing loss at the Wimbledon finals, Serena Williams told reporters, “The day I stop fighting for equality and for people that look like you and me will be the day I’m in my grave.”
All the White House wanted was their flowers. Apparently, A$AP Rocky doesn’t think that’s his fucking problem.
South Africa’s Equality Court has banned flying the country’s apartheid-era flag, saying that “gratuitous” displays of the flag are acts of hate speech and racial discrimination.
Early Wednesday morning, parents and school administrators came across a tangle of heavy rope hanging from a chainlink fence at Chabot Elementary School in Oakland, Calif. It looked like a noose.
Two weeks after her release from prison, Cyntoia Brown is sharing what’s she’s been enjoying the most about her freedom: the simple things.
Within days of officer Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD cop who caused Eric Garner’s death after using an illegal chokehold, being formally let go by New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill, a GoFundMe to support him has raised nearly $100,000.
Robert “R.” Kelly is reportedly seeking out one of the most in-demand criminal attorneys in the business: Tom Mesereau, a lawyer best known for successfully defending Michael Jackson during his 2005 child molestation trial.
Starting next year, Essence magazine will move from a monthly to a bimonthly publishing schedule, signaling the end of an era while promising that the best is yet to come.
Beloveds, Normani has landed.
On Wednesday afternoon, the House Oversight and Reform committee launched an investigation into the Department of Justice’s recent decision to resume executions of inmates on federal death row. The decision, announced by Attorney General William Barr late last month, marked the end of a 16-year hiatus on federal…
A New Jersey bartender has filed a lawsuit against CNN anchor Don Lemon for an alleged assault that took place in a Hamptons, N.Y., bar last summer. Filed on Sunday, the suit seeks unspecified damages for the “demeaning, unprovoked and offensive assault.”
Jay-Z and his entertainment and sports company, Roc Nation, will be partnering up with the NFL starting this year to serve as the league’s “live music entertainment strategist.” The collaboration comes despite Jay-Z having been, for a time, a vocal critic of the league, due to the way they handled widespread police…
A Baltimore high school principal is speaking out about an incident with a white county cop in which the officer degraded and demeaned him in front of his son.
For years, producer Kenya Barris and his wife, Dr. Rania “Rainbow” Barris’ relationship helped inspire plotlines on Black-ish, Barris’ acclaimed and widely-watched ABC sitcom. Now, the two are parting ways.
Here it comes: your regular reminder that Simone Biles is the most dominant athlete alive—and, at 22, the Greatest Gymnast of All Time.
Florida cops arrested a 26-year-old man Friday after he threatened to shoot up a Walmart—an instant callback to the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, last week that claimed 22 lives.
The Leader of the (allegedly) Free World is once again circulating baseless conspiracy theories—this time concerning the death of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender who was accused of operating a global sex-trafficking ring in which underage girls were sexually abused and raped.
It’s a data point as American as it is macabre, but a new study has identified police killings as a leading cause of death among young American men.
Idris Elba is swapping out the tailored suit for some denim-on-denim action.
Rob Mathis was ready to make an offer on the house—a grand five-bedroom home sitting on 22 acres in the small town of Holton, Michigan. But during a recent tour of the property, a quick rundown of the home’s decor put Mathis and his wife, Reyna on edge: A NASCAR-decorated garage housing two Confederate flags,…