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Hip-Hop

Teyana Taylor's Kanye West-Produced Album Headlines Hip-Hop's New Releases This Week<p>Aaron Williams 06.20.18 21 hours ago<p>Ukelele Player Einer Bankz Is Hip-Hop's Unlikeliest New Star<p>Cherise Johnson 06.20.18 24 hours ago<p>XXXTentacion Leaves Behind A Complicated, Tragic Legacy<p>Trying to make sense of …

Being black is exhausting, and here's why

For many black Americans, watching black people die on camera feels like a job. <b></b><p>It’s not something they’re paid for, unless they are a journalist. But it can still feel like an obligation, because every time a new video is released of a black person being shot by police, black people know that …

Reunion Black Family.

Private LaVena Johnson's nose was broken, teeth were loose, one eye was concave and there were abrasions over her body. The supposed M-16 hole to the …

Rights & Freedoms

Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryWhat Is Don McGahn Thinking? Isaac Chotiner Nixon’s former White House counsel John Dean has some thoughts.<p>Sacha Baron Cohen Isn’t Preying …

Ivanka Trump

“You think the f*cking Tea Party determines public policy?”: Dick Gregory on racism, the 1 percent and why black Americans are angry at the wrong people

<b>(AP/Matt Sayles)</b><p>“White American racists were more vicious than Hitler,” activist and comedian Dick Gregory tells Salon<p>Arthur Chu<p>September 30, 2015 8:35pm (UTC)<p>Dick Gregory’s had a long, rich and strange life as an entertainer and activist. I hadn’t heard of him before I started talking with Andre …

Proof That the Human Body is a Holographic Projection of Consciousness

In this article we will explore how your body is a holographic projection of your consciousness, and how you directly influence that hologram and …

The Real History of Black Native Americans

<i>*Editor’s note: A prior title of this piece included a playful reference to African Americans erroneously claiming to have ‘Indian in their family’.</i> …

Yes, slavery is a part of our national history

Historian Sean Wilentz writes in the <i>New York Times</i> that slavery in the original U.S. Constitution was a local, rather than a national institution. It's not clear what the precise implications of this should be, according to Wilentz's account. He calls this "one of the most destructive falsehoods in …

Constitutionally, Slavery Is Indeed a National Institution

Sean Wilentz’s latest op-ed in the <i>New York Times</i>, “Constitutionally, Slavery Is No National Institution,” argues that it is a “myth that the United …

Uneasy calm descends over Melilla, Spain’s heavily fortified African enclave

Fewer people are scaling the triple layer of barbed wire, but numbers reaching the Spanish territory on the coast of north Africa are rising<p>The attempts on the fences have stopped. Gone are the pictures of people straddling the wire and the throb of helicopters late at night. Calm seems to have …

Slaves: The Capital that Made Capitalism

CapitalismEssaysRaceRace/isms<p>A re-post<p>— August 20, 2015<p>5<p>The slaves of General Thomas F. Drayton, 1862 © Henry P. Moore | Wikimedia Commons<p><i>This post,</i> …

Cops: Police Chief Responded to Racism Complaint by Comparing Black People to Monkeys

A police chief in Oregon retired this week after officers say he responded to an accusation of racism by imitating a monkey, singing “Dixie” and …

Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Descendants of Cherokee’s Black Slaves

Yes, the Cherokee had slaves, and no, their descendants are not happy. They’re so unhappy, in fact, that they’ve sued the Cherokee nation that …

Exposing The Black Lives Matter Movement For What It Is: Promotion of Cop Killing

It's time to expose the Black Lives Matter [BLM] movement for what it is: a racist, violent hate group that promotes the execution of police...

Black Lives Matter

Historians of Color Are Revolutionizing the Narrative of ‘American Exceptionalism’

EDITOR’S NOTE: <i>The following is an adapted and abridged version of the remarks delivered in May by David Levering Lewis upon receiving this year’s</i> …

Black History

The N-Word Was Written On a Florida Family’s Lawn

Besides high profile cases of racism such as the Charleston shooting, <b>Freddie Gray</b> or <b>Sandra Bland</b>’s deaths, 2015 has seen smaller but similarly …

Slowly, new attitudes taking root across America’s Old South

In the early hours of April 12, 1861, shots rang out over the harbour of Charleston, S.C. The bombardment of Fort Sumter, the federal stronghold on a man-made island, signalled the start of the bloodiest conflict in American history: the Civil War.<p>On June 17 of this year, another set of shots rang …

Black Lives Matter’s Big Mistake

The movement rebuffed a statement of support from the Democrats. Yeah, the DNC is the man. But this was an olive branch. Take it.<p>To the surprise of …

Black America’s “gaslight” nightmare: The psychological warfare being waged against Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter has been demonized following the unrelated murder of a police officer. Here’s why<p>Brittney Cooper<p>September 2, 2015 4:56pm (UTC)<p>Earlier this week, just before bed, an old high school debate teammate, a white man that I once loved affectionately as a younger brother, posted on my …

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Are Expendable to Black Leaders

Buy guns and ammo. Always be prepared, because Black Lives Matter savages will start creeping up on you! At least that is the message the Racist New …

Only sexism and racism can explain why Serena Williams doesn’t earn more in endorsements

The US Open begins today (Aug. 31), and Serena Williams has a chance to make tennis history. A win would put her at 22 career Grand Slam titles, tying Steffi Graf for second most, behind only Margaret Court. Her skill prompts arguments that she is the sport’s greatest female player of all-time, and …

Tennis

Op-Ed: Radical Black Christians in the New Civil Rights Movement

“This aint yo mama’s civil rights movement.”<p>Those were the words emblazoned on activist and public theologian Rahiel Tesfamariam’s T-shirt as she was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri during protests marking the 1-year anniversary of police killing unarmed black teenager Michael Brown and the Ferguson …

“Stale white bitches tried to take us down”: Luther Campbell on 2 Live Crew, race, hip-hop and the conservative, Southern ’80s

<b>(AP/Bill Cooke)</b><p>“The day some white teenager got caught with a 2 Live Crew album, that’s what started the whole sh*tstorm”<p>Luther Campbell<p>August 29, 2015 7:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice and Liberty City”<p>After we put out "The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are," I got …

A century of west African portrait photography – in pictures

The rich tradition of portrait photography in west Africa is explored in a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In and Out of the Studio showcases over 80 images taken from the 1870s to 1970s, ranging from casual shots to formal portraits, and features some of the stars of west African …

Photography

Hunted albino children from Tanzania find new life in New York

This summer, five children made a big move from their homes in Tanzania to the United States. This move saved their lives.<p>In parts of Africa, people …

Guilty of being black in a white world: The ludicrous reason these women were thrown off of a train last weekend

<b>(Lisa Renee Johnson)</b><p>The Napa Valley Wine Train left a 10-woman book club on the side of the train tracks… and for what?<p>Brittney Cooper<p>August 26, 2015 9:46pm (UTC)<p>Over the weekend, the Sistahs on the Reading Edge Book Club, composed of 10 Black women and one white woman, were kicked off the Napa …

What American Capitalism Gained From Slavery

<i>Update, Aug. 31, 2015: This episode of The History of American Slavery is now available free to all Slate readers to preview our inaugural Slate</i> …

AfroPunk 2015 Festival Goers Tell Us What Black Beauty Really Means

"It takes a lot of inner strength to walk around in black skin."<p>If there is any music festival where black men, women, boys and girls can be their carefree, cool and creative selves, it's at AfroPunk Fest.<p>The annual festival this past weekend attracted thousands of innately stylish people from all …

New York Style

Race: The Ongoing American Dilemma

Over a century ago, Black intellectual extraordinaire of his day, WEB DuBois, stated that the problem of the 20th century would be the problem of the color line. In 1944, the renowned Sweedish sociologist, Gunnar Myrdal wrote the landmark (for the time) <i>An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and</i> …

Eric Garner