As perennially parched as I am, I usually don’t do thirst posts. I’d call today an exception but, dear friend, this isn’t really a thirst post—it’s an affirmation. An ode, suitable for a big ass Grecian urn. A declaration of love to the one true saint of this week, the hero New York City needs but certainly doesn’t…
Betsy DeVos continues her methodical dismantling of civil rights protections for vulnerable students, this time setting her sights on Obama-era guidelines put in place to protect black students from being disproportionately disciplined at school.
With just a handful of days left in 2018, one woman wanted to stake her claim as the terriblest white woman to ever terrible on a New York City subway. It’s stiff competition on any given day, but in a year that has been partially defined by white people going full wypipo in public spaces, this Metro Martha is intent…
Michelle Williams is taking a leave of absence from her role as Erzulie in the Broadway musical Once on This Island, on the advice of her doctors. As Newsweek reports, the news was shared in a statement from the play’s showrunners, who announced on Wednesday that Williams’ leave of absence was “effective immediately.”
It’s been a hell of a week to talk about male artists, sexual assault and the courtesies and praise they do or do not deserve from the media—and the public at large.
A white Hamilton County, Tennessee, detective caught on camera punching and kicking a black man in handcuffs is now on desk duty as police launch an investigation into the case.
On Tuesday, Jazmine Headley, her family, and her advocates received some much-needed good news: the 23-year-old woman, who was arrested after NYPD officers attempted to rip her 1-year-old baby from her arms, was released from Rikers Island, and all charges against her have been dropped.
The question for many newly elected politicians is whether they can keep the same energy they had on the campaign trail once their names are written on the office door. With Massachusetts Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley, it appears that concern can be laid to rest.
In a public meeting on Tuesday, Temple University’s Board of Trustees issued a statement admonishing professor Marc Lamont Hill for controversial comments he made at the U.N. last month about Israel and Palestine. But while they expressed their “disappointment, displeasure, and disagreement with” Hill’s remarks, they…
Brooklyn Defender Services, an advocacy group that provides criminal, civil, family, and immigration legal defense to clients in need, announced that criminal charges have been dropped against Jazmine Headley, a 23-year-old mother who was the subject of a brutal viral video.
A Virginia jury recommended a life sentence for James Alex Fields, the avowed neo-Nazi who killed Heather Heyer when he drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., last year.
Less than 10 percent of the population of Toronto is black, but according to a new study, black residents of Canada’s largest city make up 70 percent of fatal police shootings.
Almost 10 years ago, Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old black man, was fatally shot by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer in Oakland, Calif., on New Year’s Eve. With the anniversary of his death approaching, Grant’s family is asking for BART and the city of Oakland to recognize him by renaming the station where he was killed.
For 23-year-old Jazmine Headley, it should have been a fairly straightforward errand.
Police investigating a shooting threat at an R. Kelly documentary screening in New York City last week say they’ve identified a person of interest—someone who may have ties to Chicago, Kelly’s hometown.
Well, well, well. Since it’s allegedly our fault that Offset couldn’t keep his Migo in his pants, I guess it’s also contingent upon us to help broadcast his love to his estranged wife, Cardi B.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCHR) today announced a settlement that could be a game-changer in the way cities tackle housing discrimination, particularly as it affects black and brown residents, by identifying companies that deny housing to prospective applicants based exclusively on their criminal…
When Ayanna Pressley got her Senegalese twists done for the first time about three years ago, it was a moment of affirmation and recognition.
For quite some time now, my love for Rihanna has been the most selfless feeling I’ve harbored. I understand that you, dear reader, may feel the same.
More than a century after French and British troops plundered the West African kingdoms of Benin and Dahomey, which comprised parts of present-day Benin and Nigeria, museums in France and Britain are finally giving the priceless artifacts back.