As the racial divide that has always existed in America turns from a deep fissure to a gaping chasm (which side will you choose?), the city of Charlottesville, Va., remains at the center of that divide’s latest incarnation, especially after a woman lost her life at the hands of rabid white supremacists last week.
Joi “SJ” Harris, the first African-American woman licensed in the sport of motorcycle track racing, has been identified as the person who died during an attempted stunt on the set of Deadpool 2 Monday morning.
Everyone knows that the color purple is associated with royalty, an incredible novel by Alice Walker and the leeeegendary artist Prince.
This weekend, old-school rapper MC Lyte (born Lana Moorer) met someone at the altar in her white dress.
#SayHerName is a movement started by the African American Policy Forum because black women and girls are disproportionally subjected to police brutality and abuse. It is a call to uplift the names of those mostly forgotten and to seek justice.
The indomitable Melissa Harris-Perry, once the voice of the weekends through her two-hour show on MSNBC—at once ritual before brunch or church or work and a much-needed respite from the unceasing whiteness of political punditry—gave us #Nerdland, that delicious slice of TV that wasn’t white-centered, wasn’t…
It usually takes a tragedy for there to be any substantive change around race in this country, and perhaps the death of Heather Heyer is the latest in that vein.
These fools gon’ learn one day. The Associated Press is reporting that a “drunken American man” was summarily slugged for giving the Nazi salute in downtown Dresden, Germany.
Marshawn Lynch has always been a man who marched to his own drum. Frankly, I think he’s a genius who’s laughing at all of us; for me, that was confirmed when he was one of very few high-profile NFL players who came out in support of Colin Kaepernick’s principled stand for black lives last year.
I love when a hot-ass song by sexy-voiced Future is also a cry to rip the sheets off racists.
Someone in America died today. Someone died today in Virginia in a racial terrorist attack, and our president had the audacity, the hardihood, to continue to hew to the line of dog-whistling racist dogma.
Updated Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, 4:15 p.m. EDT: The mayor of Charlottesville, Va., confirmed that one person was killed as a car rammed into a crowd during a white nationalist protest Saturday afternoon.
Maybe hooch going mainstream is not so good. Odes to your favorite ah-ah-ah-ah-alcohol brands can be heard in popular music; you can now buy wine at the grocery store with your cat food; and Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford actually drink wine in the morning and people think this is OK (I never thought this was OK).…
Updated Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, 11:35 a.m. EDT: The racists are still marching with guns and hair-trigger tempers, but the police have taken a unique “hands off” approach to the melee and letting these white men enjoy the very privilege that they whine is being taken from them.