It’s been well documented that while climate change affects everyone, its impact is not evenly shared. In the U.S., black and Latinx communities have been disproportionately hit by environmental disasters like storms and flooding; and a number of recent reports have found even the air they breathe isn’t safe.
The dragging death of James Byrd Jr. was one of the most gruesome hate crimes in recent memory; rightfully referred to as a “modern-day lynching.” Picked up by the side of the road by three white men in the early morning hours of June 7, 1998, the 49-year-old black man was beaten and his face spray-painted; a logging…
The whole point of the “feeling cute” challenge was to have a little fun while on the job—or at least, while in your work clothes. But corrections officers who partook in the challenge earlier this month are now resigning or being fired from said jobs after their posts went viral for all the wrong reasons.
Gospel music wasn’t the only Christian tradition Kanye West tapped into during his Sunday Coachella performance—the good Pastor ‘Ye also indulged in a good old fashioned holy hustle, selling basic “church clothes” for $70 to $225 a pop.
Protesters say they won’t stop demonstrating until two officers involved in the shooting of two unarmed black people near Yale University’s campus are fired.
If there’s one thing Americans of all stripes seem to agree on, it’s that the education system is broken: school districts are increasingly segregated and disproportionately funded at the K-12 level, and the cost of college educations—touted as an essential step toward economic advancement—has become increasingly…
As the city of Chicago lurches forward with its lawsuit against actor Jussie Smollett, John Legend penned a blistering op-ed last week, taking aim at Chicago’s powerful police union.
The DNA testing company Ancestry.com says it’s pulling an ad depicting a mixed-race couple during antebellum slavery after a furious—and well-deserved—backlash accusing the company of romanticizing and whitewashing the reality of interracial sexual relationships during that period.
Think of a millennial in the workplace, and a host of stereotypes probably pop up. Maybe you envision a beanie-clad, kombucha-swilling engineer hunched over a laptop in an open office. Or maybe a 30-something manager sorting invoices over cold avocado toast. Or maybe you picture someone juggling a bunch of gig jobs:…
There’s something about the power of euphemism: you call someone a “prisoner” or an “inmate” and, suddenly, all sorts of dehumanizing, terrible, violent things that would be unfathomable to subject a “regular” person to become possible. Become necessary. You call someone a police officer, guard, or a “corrections…
It’s not quite summer yet, but in her latest cover for Harper’s Bazaar, Rihanna brings us the heat.
Nia Wilson’s family was supposed to be planning a graduation for her, not a funeral. But last summer, in a crime that sent shockwaves through the San Francisco Bay Area and the country, the 18-year-old high schooler was fatally stabbed in the neck on the platform of an Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station.
Louisiana prosecutors have charged Holden Matthews with three hate crimes, one for each of the black churches he’s accused of burning down in St. Landry Parish.
You can believe Chicago police, stalwarts of truth and integrity, or you can believe surveillance footage. But in yet another incident involving a young black person, you cannot believe both.
Last month, senator and presidential hopeful Cory Booker teased the possibility of meeting actress Rosario Dawson at the White House altar in her white dress (or whatever coloring of dress she chooses). Now he’s doubling down on his declarations of love for Ms. Dawson, telling a New York morning show that the couple…
Police identified a suspect in the burnings of three black churches in a South Louisiana parish last month as 21-year-old Holden Matthews, the son of a local deputy sheriff. He’s been charged with three counts of arson.
In Los Angeles today, all eyes will be on Nipsey Hussle’s memorial service. The funeral is expected to draw several thousands of mourners on the streets of L.A., where the funeral procession will do a 20- to 25-mile “Victory Lap” through the communities Nipsey advocated so fiercely for. The 21,000-seat Staples Center,…
In the wake of her son’s death, Nipsey Hussle’s mother says she has “perfect peace” knowing her son’s memory now has “no bounds and no limits.”
Dyma Loving, a young mother of three who was violently arrested by Miami-Dade officers last month after she called the police for help, will be filing a federal civil rights complaint Wednesday against the county.
After a complaint—and a whole lot of press—prompted the Harford County, Md., Sheriff’s Office to investigate a case of “lawyering while black,” the police have come back with their conclusion: It wasn’t racial profiling, just confusion.