Oct. 27, 2017

Why I snatched Caitlyn Jenner’s wig — and why I’m not giving it back

"I’d rather be respected by those living on the margins of society than applauded by those responsible for their disenfranchisement."

Sept. 9, 2017

Mike Hanlon, the black kid in Stephen King’s ‘It,’ has a remarkable backstory. The movie erased it.

The racial history behind the story's black character is one of the most interesting subplots in modern horror.
Aug. 31, 2017

Why do white people still not get that cultural appropriation isn’t ever cultural appreciation?

You can't marginalize people from other cultures and then expect them to applaud when you make their food or clothing a passing fad.
Aug. 18, 2017

Why Trump’s most tumultuous week yet was a big win in the eyes of his core supporters

The president's supporters largely do not believe in white privilege, dismiss national discussions about race and oppose minority activist groups.
July 17, 2017

‘Big Brother 19’ Blackface Controversy: Paul Abrahamian plans to dress to mock Dominique Cooper

The resulting firestorm has fans debating the intent of Paul’s costume and whether racist motive matters.
July 15, 2017

This is what it’s really like to cosplay while black

It’s time to shed some light on racism in the cosplay community.

July 14, 2017

“Ain’t I a Woman” March is a response to the whiteness of January’s women’s marches

Imani Mitchell, the president of Black Women United, said the march is a necessary addendum to the Women's March on Washington.
July 13, 2017
July 13, 2017

It’s great that Shia LaBeouf apologized, but he didn’t address the racism issue

The 'Transformers' star kept his comments trite — and boilerplate.
July 13, 2017

At four years old, the Black Lives Matter network takes stock of its work on the ground

"Despite all that we are up against given this new political landscape, we are uniquely positioned to build substantial power for black people.”
July 12, 2017

Bakersfield, California, police arrest black teen girl mistaken for a large, bald black man

In a viral video, Tatyana Hargrove alleges that the officers punched and threw her to the ground as a K9 officer attacked her.

July 10, 2017

Why ‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins’ next movie is so important

It's a story that needs to be told on the big screen today.
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July 3, 2017

Study finds black infants are dying at more than twice the rate of white infants

Black infants are born pre-term at a 50% higher rate than white infants and experience an almost 400% rate of mortality due to “short gestation and low birthweight.”
July 3, 2017

‘Popsugar’ published an article about embracing natural hair. Zero black women were featured.

How not to support the natural hair movement, as told by one women's site.
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July 2, 2017

Trump's CNN GIF has a racist history on Reddit

Redditor HanAssholeSolo has quite the disturbing post history.
June 30, 2017

Netflix has renewed 'Dear White People' for a second season

It's not clear exactly when the Justin Simien-created show will return, but it's due back in 2018.

June 28, 2017

Facebook moderators are trained to protect "white men" and not "black children" from hate speech

Leaked training materials show Facebook's odd calculus for figuring out who counts as a protected group.
June 26, 2017

Meet Young Paris, Jay-Z protégé and fashion's newest it boy

He's an ambassador for NYFW: Men's, and he's hoping it's more diverse than ever before.
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June 25, 2017

Movement for Black Lives activists disrupt Minneapolis Pride to protest Philando Castile verdict

Protesters reportedly held signs with messages like "No KKKops at Pride."
June 23, 2017

The Movement for Black Lives responds to recent claims of a fractured coalition

"We make no assumptions that everyone and everything within our movement is perfect — far from it," organizers said.
June 22, 2017

The acquittal in Sylville Smith's death shows that too little changes in Milwaukee, despite protests

The officer that shot Smith will face no repercussions in his death. Historically, few of the city's officers ever have.

June 21, 2017

Sen. Tom Cotton's intern used a mind-blowing array of slurs in front of a reporter

According to "Nate," the British are "faggots," immigrants are "these people," Paul Ryan is a "cuck" and Americans are a "superior race."
June 21, 2017

'Queen Sugar' season two premiere tackles "driving while black" — and it was too close to reality

Micah's police encounter mirrored many true stories.
June 21, 2017

Trevor Noah says he's been stopped by police "8 to 10" times in his 6 years in the US

Trevor Noah told the 'Daily Show' audience about his experience with police in the wake of the Philando Castile verdict.
June 21, 2017

This high-end fashion brand is getting called out for co-opting the Black Lives Matter message

"Every Color Matters," one of their sweaters read.
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June 17, 2017

Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby sexual assault case

Jurors in the 79-year-old comedian's sexual assault trial have been deliberating for more than 50 hours.

June 16, 2017

Mother of Philando Castile: "My son loved this city, and this city killed my son."

"My son loved this city, and this city killed my son," Valerie Castile said Friday.
June 16, 2017

What Tinashe gets right about sexism and wrong about colorism in controversial 'Guardian' interview

The singer's latest comments caused a stir on Twitter this week.
June 14, 2017

ESPN 'Celtics-Lakers' 30 for 30 doc equates extraordinary black men with less impressive white men

We've been led to believe that the 1980s were the decade of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird in the NBA. But only one of them deserves that honor.
June 13, 2017

The Kardashians are not hurting black women's feelings. But they may be stealing black wealth.

The Kardashians have built an empire based on their interpretations of black womanhood.