Most people only know the phrase Black Lives Matter as a slogan and a hashtag; they don’t understand the true meaning behind the movement. There are many rumors, misconceptions and misrepresentations of what it is about, but a new class at the University of Washington aims to change that.
Racism on college campuses is nothing new and not at all surprising, but it still brings with it a familiar feeling of disappointment when it interferes with a student’s ability to enjoy the college experience and participate in activities they are good at. In the case of one Black student from Virginia, racism led to…
When we were kids growing up in Los Angeles, our favorite thing to do on weekends was to walk around the corner from our mother’s Mid-City duplex and spend all our money on snacks and candy from three small stores all within blocks of one another on Pico Boulevard.
The state of Arkansas had a plan in place to kill eight men over 10 days, at some points killing two men in one day, in order to beat the clock on an expiring lethal-injection-drug supply. No inmate had been killed in the state for over a decade, and no double execution had been done in the United States since 2000.
A 17-year-old boy from Florida City, Fla., is facing a manslaughter charge after he accidentally shot and killed his younger sister on his birthday Tuesday night, police said.
This is one of those stories that make you roll your eyes, look at the person involved and, in your best Bill Duke voice, tell him he effed up and needs his ass whooped. A Southern California man who left his 9-month-old daughter in a parked car while he went inside a strip club to get lap dances was sentenced to jail…
Melton Bennett is a resident of Cumming, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. As a white man living in the metropolitan Atlanta area, Melton had some thoughts to share on the topic of race—specifically the ones he had as he rode the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, train from his mostly white neighborhood…
A 6-year-old girl and her mother have created a coloring book that educates young children about black indigenous cultures around the world while exploring the histories of native-born black people in Africa and America.
Prosecutors in the Office of Orleans Parish (La.) District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro Jr. have been engaging in the unethical and possibly illegal practice of sending fake subpoenas as a means of pressuring witnesses in criminal cases to come speak with them.
House Republicans introduced a health care amendment Tuesday night that would allow individual states to opt out of Obamacare’s provision prohibiting insurers from charging higher rates for those with pre-existing conditions, with one catch: Members of Congress and their staff would be exempt from the higher premiums.
Your Auntie Ree Ree is apparently the champion of petty and the queen of holding a grudge in addition to being the Queen of Soul, because she lashed out at Dionne Warwick on Tuesday over something the Psychic Friend said five years ago at Whitney Houston’s funeral.
Nearly a year after 38-year-old Terrill Thomas spent his last living days begging for water in solitary confinement at the Milwaukee County Jail before being found dead in his cell, no criminal charges have been filed in his death.
Police in Chicago are searching for a man they say attempted to kidnap an 8-year-old girl as she played outside her grandmother’s house Sunday afternoon.
I love me. I’m fat. I’m black. I’m beautiful, and I don’t look my age. My hair is nappy and as big as my smile. I’m usually the loudest person in the room, and my laugh ripples through the air like a hypnotic vibration.
Updated Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:42 p.m. EDT: The state of Arkansas has executed Marcel Williams for the 1994 rape, beating and murder of Stacy Errickson. He was the second death row inmate to be put to death Monday night as part of the first double execution in the U.S. since 2000.
Former New England Patriots tight end and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez was remembered by his family, friends and former teammates at a private funeral service in his hometown of Bristol, Conn., Monday afternoon.
Earlier this week, Florida state Sen. Frank Artiles made headlines after he referred to six black colleagues as “niggers.” At the same time, reports emerged that a black female state attorney had received a noose in the mail at her office in Orlando, Fla., in response to her refusal to pursue the death penalty in…
If the police pull you over, it is your constitutional right to refuse to answer their questions, but does it violate the Constitution if they retaliate against you for refusing to answer their questions? That is the question at the center of a case that went before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit: …
Updated Friday, April 21, 2017, 6:09 p.m. EDT: After a report came out early Friday that Aaron Hernandez had left a suicide note in his cell addressed to a jailhouse lover, speculation as to whether or not Hernandez had a sexual secret began to circulate. Police sources are now confirming that Hernandez’s closeted…
Amid rising controversy over the drugs used in its lethal-injection protocol and a flurry of legal battles in the last week attempting to stop its expedited execution plan, the state of Arkansas carried out its first execution in more than a decade Thursday night.