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Jamaica Declares a State of Emergency After Violence Rocks the Montego Bay Area Jamaica Declares a State of Emergency After Violence Rocks the Montego Bay Area

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness recently announced a state of emergency for St. James Parish, which includes the tourist hotspot of Montego Bay, amid a sharp increase in violent crime in the area.

Police Discover Child Pornography on Las Vegas Shooter’s Computer Police Discover Child Pornography on Las Vegas Shooter’s Computer

You may have been wondering, as my colleague, senior writer Monique Judge recently did, why “Las Vegas shooter” is trending again. It’s because authorities have found a mass of child pornography on his computer, according to authorities.

Jackson, Miss., Community Leaders Step In as Students Face Food Insecurity During School Water Crisis Jackson, Miss., Community Leaders Step In as Students Face Food Insecurity During School Water Crisis

Jackson Public Schools remain closed due to low water pressure—or no water at all—in outdated school infrastructures, and many students are left wondering how they will eat during the day.

Congress Meets Saturday to Try to End Government Shutdown  Congress Meets Saturday to Try to End Government Shutdown 

Though there is enough hand wringing, blame (see #ShumerShutdown, #TrumpShutdown) and hypocrisy to go around, the fact is the U.S. government shuttered after midnight on Friday, though members of Congress are scheduled to meet on Saturday to strike a deal.

Jeff Sessions’ War on Marijuana Will See Him Face Off in Court Against a 12-Year-Old Girl With Epilepsy  Jeff Sessions’ War on Marijuana Will See Him Face Off in Court Against a 12-Year-Old Girl With Epilepsy 

Instead of focusing on much more important issues like the opioid crisis and the steady dismantling of American civil rights, Jeff Sessions has turned his attention to battling against legalized marijuana. That pretend war will now see him in court as he goes up against a 12-year-old girl who suffers from epilepsy.

More Donald Trump Dirty Laundry—This Time He Cracked Jokes About Melania’s Pregnancy Weight: Report More Donald Trump Dirty Laundry—This Time He Cracked Jokes About Melania’s Pregnancy Weight: Report

When former model Melania Trump was five months pregnant with her first child, her husband, Donald Trump, went on Howard Stern’s radio show and said he would give her a couple of days to a week to regain her model figure after giving birth.

Virginia Lawmakers Want to Dismantle Their ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline’ Virginia Lawmakers Want to Dismantle Their ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline’

One of Virginia’s newest state delegates is working on a series of bills that would disrupt the “school-to-prison pipeline” in a state that recently led the country in referring students to the legal system.

Dear White People Cast, Crew Create Jordan Edwards Scholarship Fund Dear White People Cast, Crew Create Jordan Edwards Scholarship Fund

The cast and crew of Netflix series Dear White People are honoring the life and legacy of Jordan Edwards with a scholarship fund created in partnership with Jordan’s family and the Black Alumni Association.

The Top Cities People Move to Differ Drastically When You Look at Race The Top Cities People Move to Differ Drastically When You Look at Race

A series of new charts compiled by the Washington Post looks at where Americans moved to between 2012 and 2016.

Omarosa May Have Secretly Recorded Conversations in the White House. If True, This Would Be Peak Omarosa Omarosa May Have Secretly Recorded Conversations in the White House. If True, This Would Be Peak Omarosa

If the rumors that former White House worker (or President Donald Trump’s personal Diet Coke getter) Omarosa Manigault Newman secretly recorded private conversations she had during her short White House stay, then I hate to say this—it actually pains me to say this—but Omarosa might be our only hope to bring down the…

Jeanette Epps Will Not Become the 1st African-American International Space Station Crew Member; NASA Pulled Her Off the Team Jeanette Epps Will Not Become the 1st African-American International Space Station Crew Member; NASA Pulled Her Off the Team

Last year, amid the buzz and hype of the movie Hidden Figures—which tells the story of three African-American women who were crucial in the launch of the first American into orbit—the story of NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps also took flight.

Trump Appointee Resigns After Report Proves He’s Racist, Homophobic, Sexist Trash Trump Appointee Resigns After Report Proves He’s Racist, Homophobic, Sexist Trash

Carl Higbie, an appointee in Donald Trump’s administration and the former chief of external affairs at the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal government volunteer organization that oversees services like AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, resigned Thursday after CNN’s KFile unearthed some radio clips…

Racist White Girl’s Mother Says She Deserved to Get Kicked Out of School Racist White Girl’s Mother Says She Deserved to Get Kicked Out of School

The mother of the 19-year-old former University of Alabama student and Alpha Phi sorority sister who was expelled from both organizations after Instagram videos of her repeatedly, intentionally and resolutely using the word “nigger” surfaced online says that her daughter deserved what she got.

What the Hell Is ‘Unapologetically White’? What the Hell Is ‘Unapologetically White’?

I’ve seen people on social media say they were “unapologetically Keisha,” or “unapologetically black,” but I’ve never been down with the “unapologetic” movement. Not because I think it’s a groupthink catchphrase, but because I have no idea what it means. I’ve never had anyone come up to me and ask me to apologize for…

Republican Lawmaker Claims Las Vegas White
Terrorist Attack Was the Work of Islamic State Group Republican Lawmaker Claims Las Vegas White Terrorist Attack Was the Work of Islamic State Group

On Thursday, Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) appeared on whatever show it is that Tucker Carlson hosts for Fox News and proceeded to make several bold claims that the Islamic State group was the real perpetrator behind the Las Vegas massacre in October that left 58 people dead.

LeBron James and Steph Curry Are the Team Captains for NBA All-Star 2018 and They Get to Build Their Dream Teams LeBron James and Steph Curry Are the Team Captains for NBA All-Star 2018 and They Get to Build Their Dream Teams

The votes have been counted and the results are in. On Thursday evening, the NBA revealed the team captains and the starting roster pools for both the Eastern and Western conferences for the 2018 All-Star Game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. EST.

Donald Trump Reportedly Likes to Get Spanked Donald Trump Reportedly Likes to Get Spanked

We may as well brace ourselves. We are going to keep getting little details about Donald Trump’s sexual predilections every single day until all the pre-nondisclosure-agreement Stormy Daniels interviews and “candid” recollections about the president have been milked dry. Prepare yourselves. This is going to be a gross…

Funny Money: Trump’s Inauguration Fund Is Missing; Also, the FBI Is Looking Into the NRA’s Campaign Donation Funny Money: Trump’s Inauguration Fund Is Missing; Also, the FBI Is Looking Into the NRA’s Campaign Donation

Donald Trump’s inauguration committee raised a record-breaking $107 million to send him into office, and almost a year after the staggering amount of money was raised, no one seems to know what happened to the leftover funds.

Trump’s Big Mad After Chief of Staff Contradicts His Stance on Border Wall and Calls Him ‘Uninformed’: Report Trump’s Big Mad After Chief of Staff Contradicts His Stance on Border Wall and Calls Him ‘Uninformed’: Report

According to President Donald Trump, his position on the border wall to separate Mexico and the United States has never changed, despite what White House chief of staff John Kelly said in recent interviews, and despite Trump’s flip-flopping on the wall since running for president.

Reality TV ‘Star’ You Never Heard of Sues Delta Sigma Theta for Taking Her Letters Over Ratchet Reality Show Reality TV ‘Star’ You Never Heard of Sues Delta Sigma Theta for Taking Her Letters Over Ratchet Reality Show

A woman cast on a canceled VH1 reality series is suing her sorority because she claims they kicked her to the curb for the tiny, petty little reason that she was capitalizing off the sorority’s name while simultaneously acting like an inebriated feral Chihuahua on national television.

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