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R. Kelly Indicted on 10 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse, No-Bail Arrest Warrant Issued [Updated] R. Kelly Indicted on 10 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse, No-Bail Arrest Warrant Issued [Updated]

There were decades of allegations. There was a criminal trial on charges of child pornography. There were hashtag campaigns and open letters. There was a high-profile series documenting the stories of his alleged victims. Now, there is a no-bail warrant out for Robert “R.” Kelly on 10 counts of aggravated child sexual…

Kanautica Zayre-Brown and the Cold, Routine Cruelty of How the Criminal Justice System Treats Trans Women Kanautica Zayre-Brown and the Cold, Routine Cruelty of How the Criminal Justice System Treats Trans Women

Kanautica Zayre-Brown is a woman. Kanautica Zayre-Brown was convicted of a crime. Kanautica Zayre-Brown ought to be in a women’s prison. But since 2017, she has served the beginning of a 9-year, 11-month sentence in Harnett Correctional, a men’s prison in Lillington, N.C., despite her repeated pleas to be transferred.

Does a New Supreme Court Ruling Mean Police Can No Longer Use Asset Forfeiture to Enrich Their Departments? Does a New Supreme Court Ruling Mean Police Can No Longer Use Asset Forfeiture to Enrich Their Departments?

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution limits the ability of state and local police to seize and keep cash, property, and other assets that may have been used to commit crimes, particularly when it’s used to enrich police departments.

White Supremacist Coast Guard Lieutenant Accused of Plotting Terrorist Attack to 'Establish a White Homeland' White Supremacist Coast Guard Lieutenant Accused of Plotting Terrorist Attack to 'Establish a White Homeland'

A U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant and self-identified white nationalist is expected to appear before a judge Thursday afternoon on weapons and drugs charges related to a terrorist attack he was plotting. Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, of Silver Spring, Md., is accused of stockpiling weapons and ammunition to attack…

The Year Black Lives Matter in Brazil: Death of Young Black Man in Rio Prompts Protests, Comparisons to Eric Garner The Year Black Lives Matter in Brazil: Death of Young Black Man in Rio Prompts Protests, Comparisons to Eric Garner

Black Lives Matter protests broke out in at least five different cities in Brazil last weekend following the death of a young black man who was restrained by supermarket security in an upscale suburb of Rio de Janeiro.

'Columbusing' No More: Kamala Harris Wants to Change Controversial Holiday to 'Indigenous People's Day' 'Columbusing' No More: Kamala Harris Wants to Change Controversial Holiday to 'Indigenous People's Day'

Tired: Columbus Day. Wired: Indigenous People’s Day. At least, according to Democratic presidential contender, Kamala Harris.

Alabama Newspaper Publisher Calls for KKK to 'Night Ride Again' and 'Clean Out' D.C.—with Nooses in Tow Alabama Newspaper Publisher Calls for KKK to 'Night Ride Again' and 'Clean Out' D.C.—with Nooses in Tow

In what continues to be a truly wild February for the books, the publisher of a small-town Alabama paper published an op-ed calling for the Klu Klux Klan to clean out Washington, D.C.—nooses preferred.

Taking the Seat and the Table, Too: What Valuing Black Women in Politics Looks Like Taking the Seat and the Table, Too: What Valuing Black Women in Politics Looks Like

In a posh ballroom overlooking Central Park on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a hushed roomful of state and local elected officials from across the country gathered for a 9 a.m. Sunday session. It was the sort of weekend conference that routinely fills banquet rooms across the country, but it was remarkable for one…

Ayanna Pressley Opposes Increased ICE Funding: ‘They’ve Proven Themselves Corrupt’ Ayanna Pressley Opposes Increased ICE Funding: ‘They’ve Proven Themselves Corrupt’

Donald Trump may not have gotten his wall on the U.S./Mexico border, but a new bill approved by Congress yesterday may still give him and his administration plenty of means to harass, detain, and deport tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants and migrants.

This Is the Year You Love Yourself in Lingerie This Is the Year You Love Yourself in Lingerie

Up until last year, I had three pairs of bras in my regular rotation—none of which fit very well. My favorite one, a purple demi bra with a wide band, had become warped by years of laundry cycles. There was a t-shirt bra, ordered online, which thankfully managed to stretch along with me as my metabolism slowed in my…

A Chicago Teacher Is Accused of Arranging a Brutal Beating for Her 4th Grade Student. Now, His Parents Are Suing the School Board A Chicago Teacher Is Accused of Arranging a Brutal Beating for Her 4th Grade Student. Now, His Parents Are Suing the School Board

The family of a 9-year-old Chicago boy has filed a civil complaint against the city’s Board of Education for their role in an incident where the child’s teacher invited another woman into the school to beat him. According to Jomaury Champ’s family, his teacher, Kristen Haynes, arranged for a friend of hers to beat the…

You Mean to Tell Me Megyn Kelly Was Right This Whole Damn Time? You Mean to Tell Me Megyn Kelly Was Right This Whole Damn Time?

Well, 2019 is really showing us some things.

Power Back on at Brooklyn Jail Following Massive Outcry, Officials to Investigate Conditions Power Back on at Brooklyn Jail Following Massive Outcry, Officials to Investigate Conditions

A Brooklyn detention center that went several days without heat or light during last week’s polar vortex had its power restored Sunday, but the troubling conditions reported at the federal jail have prompted several judges to investigate complaints. At least one plans on touring the facility Tuesday to examine the…

Chicago Police Removed From School for Using Stun Gun on 16-Year-Old, but She’s the One Facing Charges Chicago Police Removed From School for Using Stun Gun on 16-Year-Old, but She’s the One Facing Charges

Three Chicago police officers caught on video tasing a 16-year-old female student and punching her at a school in the city’s West Side will not be returning to campus until an investigation is completed, a Chicago Public Schools spokesperson announced.

Colin Kaepernick Thanks Our Wife Rihanna for ‘Keeping It 100’ During the So-Called ‘Super’ Bowl Colin Kaepernick Thanks Our Wife Rihanna for ‘Keeping It 100’ During the So-Called ‘Super’ Bowl

Every day is a good day to show Rihanna appreciation, but on Monday, it was Colin Kaepernick’s turn.

Baltimore’s Marilyn Mosby Becomes Latest Top Attorney to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Cases But Faces Major Hurdle—the Police Baltimore’s Marilyn Mosby Becomes Latest Top Attorney to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Cases But Faces Major Hurdle—the Police

Marijuana possession cases will no longer be prosecuted in Baltimore, regardless of how much marijuana is found or whether the person has a criminal record. Marilyn Mosby, the State’s attorney for Baltimore, made the announcement on Tuesday, making her the latest prosecutor to move away from trying marijuana cases.

News Outlets Were Comfortable Calling Jussie Smollett's Attack 'Homophobic.' Why Didn't They Call It 'Racist'? News Outlets Were Comfortable Calling Jussie Smollett's Attack 'Homophobic.' Why Didn't They Call It 'Racist'?

On Tuesday, Empire actor Jussie Smollett reported being assaulted in Chicago by two white men in ski masks. The brutal attack, which Smollett told Chicago Police included racial and homophobic slurs (as reported by TMZ), a noose, and the attackers yelling “this is MAGA country,” came as a shock to many. Celebrities,…

Police Pocketing Innocent People’s Money: Report Shows Huge Racial Gap in South Carolina Civil Forfeitures Police Pocketing Innocent People’s Money: Report Shows Huge Racial Gap in South Carolina Civil Forfeitures

A new investigative project from the Greenville News and Anderson Independent Mail analyzing civil forfeitures in South Carolina reveals that police departments across the state have netted millions of dollars from state residents—the vast majority of them being black men.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Platano-Man Shows You How to Take Down Racists on Your Way to Work

At first blush, Juan Ayala probably looks like your regular-degular Dominican dude from Brooklyn. But the security guard and radio personality went viral last December after filming, confronting, and then performing a citizen’s arrest on “Subway Susan,” real name Anna Lushchinskaya, a white woman caught assaulting and…

‘It’s Okay to Be White’: Charlottesville Police Not Investigating Zeta Phi Beta Mural Defaced by White Supremacists [Updated] ‘It’s Okay to Be White’: Charlottesville Police Not Investigating Zeta Phi Beta Mural Defaced by White Supremacists [Updated]

Charlottesville Police say they will not be investigating an incident in which a popular white supremacist slogan, “It’s Okay to Be White” was tagged over a Zeta Phi Beta mural at the University of Virginia. According to the historically black sorority, members of the UVA chapter of Zeta Phi Beta painted the mural on…

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