Although I am loath to compare the incomparable Serena Williams to any animal besides perhaps a black panther with emerald eyes, I may allow for the G.O.A.T. acronym, because damn, she can’t stop, won’t stop, showing and proving that she’s worthy of the title: greatest of all time.
GirlTrek, the largest national public health nonprofit and movement for black women and girls, continues to offer a balm in a world that clearly still doesn’t recognize the beauty, badness and innovative brilliance of black women.
For whatever issues they have (and there are many: colonialism, imperialism, Brexit, etc.) one thing that I will always love about the Brits is their love, esteem and admiration for black—specifically African-American—music.
This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections ordered a lockdown of its entire 47,000-person-prison system after yet another spate of employees was rushed to the hospital, sickened by what the DOC is calling “unknown substances,” which many believe to be illicit opioid-related drugs.
Perhaps not coincidentally during a #NationalPrisonStrike2018, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on Friday voted to drastically slash the cost of calls from prison inmates by more than 75 percent, a boon to the cash-strapped black and brown communities that feed the prison industrial complex.
Jemele Hill, a black woman who remained so while on television, had a rough go of it at ESPN in the fallout of calling Donald Trump, a sho nuff white supremacist, just that. She’s reportedly set to completely sever ties with the company at the beginning of September.
I’m of the contention that we should generally be judged or even rated as humans by the best—and not worst—thing we’ve ever done. So I have no problems with the recently deceased Senator from Arizona, John McCain, a flawed, fallible white man from America, being assessed honestly.
It looks as if the jaws of justice are slowly, but steadily squeezing the breath out of Donald “Can’t Keep It in His Pants” Trump as an ex- Trump World Tower doorman has been released from a “catch and kill”-contract, and can now come forward and speak about an alleged affair Trump had with an ex-housekeeper which…
The indignantly distressed former PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley is not faring well in his legal battle against PBS, the network which released him from his contract in December 2017 over allegations of sexual misconduct.
In what can only be hailed as a hard-fought victory against blatant voter suppression, on Friday, a rural Georgia elections board voted down a plan to close down seven of nine polling places in a majority-black county.
Many of us were horrified (and beyond furious) when we heard news of a white man urinating on a black girl child and calling her a racial slur in an alley in Western Michigan. Yet prosecutors in the case are now saying the children involved in the incident made the story up.
Hip-hop has had a long and fraught history with law enforcement because the communities that spawned the genre have been traumatized and over-policed since we first hit these shores. Consequently, rap lyrics that have spoken to this brutality have been tried in the courts, where words deemed inappropriate are…
It begins with piano riffs and drum. Prince’s dulcet falsetto pours out the first verse, then drops a register for verse two. It is, in a word, sublime. It is Prince at his most soulful, with the growls and runs that mark his genius.
In what strikes many as odd, soul singer Aretha Franklin died without a will.
Tiffany Haddish and Cardi B are going neck and neck for the started-from-the-bottom-now-we-heah year.
Here’s a question: If the Confederate flag has nothing to do with racism, and it’s all about Southern pride and history, why does it seem to fly high in areas of the country that are decidedly not in the South?
Like most of us, Michael McGlockton became familiar with Florida’s “stand your ground” law in 2012 when 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed outside his father’s home by an armed “neighborhood watchman.”
We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating—black people can’t rid white America of its cancerous racism—that’s going to be an inside job, by them, for them. As we mark the one-year anniversary of the bloody disaster that was the so-called Unite the Right white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., it behooves…
Pastor Harris is referring to 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick, who was fatally shot in the back after running from another 25-year-old, Officer Andrew Delke, of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department on July 26.