More Black Women Are Realizing That the Democratic Party Is Full of Shit, New Poll Finds

The Democratic Party has experienced an 11 percent drop in support from black women, while “the percentage of black women who said neither party represents them jumped from 13 percent in 2016 to 21 percent in 2017,” according to the 2017 Power of the Sister Vote poll, conducted by the Black Women’s Roundtable, an…


Houston Community Activist Throws Money at School Board: ‘Everything Is Money-Driven Around This Place ... You Don’t Care About Those Kids!’

Gerry Monroe, community activist and executive director of United Urban Alumni Association, caused a stir at Thursday night’s Houston Independent School District meeting when he accused the board members of being money-hungry and uninterested in the welfare of HISD schoolchildren.

Jim Crow Laws Alive and Well in de Blasio’s NYC: Black and Brown People Still Targeted, Arrested at Higher Rates Than Whites, Report Finds

Unjust and Unconstitutional: 60,000 Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests in Mayor de Blasio’s New York,” a revealing report commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance in partnership with the Marijuana Arrest Research Project, finds that not only is Jim Crow alive and well in New York City, but city Mayor Bill de Blasio is…

Detroit Father Cleared After Being Arrested in Murder, Rape of Infant Daughter; Prosecutors Admit All Charges Were ‘Erroneous’

James Lee Saltmarshall, 22, the Detroit father accused in April of murdering and raping his 8-month-old daughter, Janiyah Saltmarshall, and held on $2 million bond, has been cleared on all charges after the Wayne County, Mich., Prosecutor’s Office determined that the charges were “erroneous,” reports.

Commerce, Texas, Police Chief and School Board Trustee Resign Amid Backlash Over Racist Road Rage Incident

Updated Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 1:35 p.m. EDT: Commerce Independent School District trustee Michael Beane resigned Tuesday morning, CBS DFW reports. Carmen Ponder’s attorney, Lee Merritt, told The Root: “Neither Beane nor Crews accept responsibility for their actions, nor the pain they caused Ms. Ponder, but they have…