In the years following the death of her son Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson, Mo., police, Lezley McSpadden has completed her high school diploma, written a book, campaigned for social justice and joined Hillary Clinton on her 2016 bid for the presidency.
There really appears to be no line the police will not cross. At least, not in this case, where Largo, Fla., police shot and killed a 30-year-old black man during a traffic stop, only to later go to the funeral home days before the victim’s burial in an attempt to use his fingerprint to unlock his phone as part of an…
Two separate GoFundMe campaigns, one raised to benefit the victims of the Waffle House shooting in Antioch, Tenn., and one started to benefit James Shaw Jr., the hero who wrestled the gun away from the suspected shooter, have both raised more than $100,000 in a span of mere hours.
File this under “Yeah, We Knew That Already, but Thanks for the Confirmation”: An analysis of police data shows that blacks and Hispanics make up the majority of arrests for marijuana possession—even in areas where the population is mostly white or other ethnic groups.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was quick to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. It is a decision that caused him to lose favor with Donald Trump, who famously said that he never would have appointed Sessions as attorney general if he had known the recusal was going to happen.
Following the deadly shooting of four people at a Nashville, Tenn., Waffle House early Sunday morning, business owners and lawmakers have tried to find ways to support the victims and survivors of the brutal attack.
Video showing a rookie cop shooting a black teenager in the back as the 18-year-old was running away seems to contradict previous statements by the officer involved, who said on camera that the shooting victim had pointed a gun at the officer.
President Donald Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House Tuesday, but the president of women who wear cowboy boots with their swimsuits doesn’t seem to understand that other world leaders are not auditioning for The Apprentice and therefore aren’t looking for jobs, and they aren’t his…
An Alabama woman who lost her job after her employer said that dreadlocks “tend to get messy” has petitioned the Supreme Court to decide if the company’s policy is discriminatory.
Updated Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 3 p.m. EDT: A $2 million bond set for accused Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking has been revoked by a Tennessee judge. CNN reports that the order was signed by Tennessee state Judge Michael Mondelli today. No reason was given for revoking the bond, which was set Monday after…
There is only one qualification for working in Trump’s White House: Trump must like you. That’s it. The president of the United States doesn’t care if you are the lawn-care guy or a housewife (we see you, Betsy DeVos); if he likes you, that’s all he needs to put you in charge of a multimillion-dollar agency.
A Barstow, Calif., police officer accused of being involved in the fatal shooting of driver Diante Yarber, a young father of three, was convicted of a hate crime back in 2010 but was somehow allowed to return to the police force, attorneys representing Yarber’s family and his passengers say.
Saraland, Ala., police are standing by the officers who were seen on video aggressively wrestling a seemingly unresisting black woman at a local Waffle House over the weekend.
As a member of Omega Psi Phi, I feel like I can make this joke:
New York City police are searching for a black man accused of attacking a Hispanic man inside a Manhattan subway station.
White people get really indignant over the smallest of things, especially when it comes to black people. They are easily offended by the little things we do, and they take extra offense if we don’t immediately fall in line and do what they say after they have taken their precious time to “scold” us about it.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story, which was based on reporting from The Guardian, stated that Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) blamed low African-American voter turnout for Donald Trump’s presidency. This post has been updated to note that Booker was referring to low overall voter turnout in the 2009…
Donald Trump wants his CIA director buddy Mike Pompeo to be the new secretary of state for the United States. Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul was all set to vote against Pompeo’s nomination, but in a sudden reversal late Monday, he announced that he would support the president’s nomination of Pompeo. What gives?
Right now, there is a black woman sitting in prison, reading about a Texas judge who was found guilty of the same crime she committed. She probably noticed that the judge was sentenced to five years’ probation in the same county that sentenced her to five years in jail. More than likely, she also noticed that she is…
On Saturday, while President Donald von Lazy ThotFace Trump was chilling at his Florida plantation hideaway revamped to look like a luxe golf course, his wife was attending the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.