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Arizona's only black legislators chastised after race talk

PHOENIX (AP) — The only two black members of the Arizona Legislature were formally chastised for speaking out against a Republican lawmaker's published column, which included a racial slur and they say derided black activists while attempting to discredit leaders of a teacher group protesting for …

Black Lives Matter

Prince Harry has asked Prince William to be his best man and it's kinda sweet tbh

Prince Harry and Prince William have always been like two peas in a pod. Which is why it'll probably come as no surprise to you that Harry asked his …

Prince Harry

Joy Reid Cancels Event Appearance Amid Claims That Anti-Gay Blog Posts Were Result Of Hacking

Reid was set to participate in a panel on Thursday at an event put on by former US attorney Preet Bharara.<p>Joy Reid has backed out of a planned speaking event, according to people involved in the conference, as the MSNBC host claims that recently uncovered, anti-gay blog posts were fabricated.<p>Reid …

New Jersey

Samantha Bee Goes Off on ‘Racist, Warmongering Homophobe’ Mike Pompeo

“It would be unfair to simply call Mike Pompeo a raging Islamophobe, because he’s also a raging homophobe,” the ‘Full Frontal’ host said.<p>As current …

United States

Stephen Colbert Tears Into Kanye West: You Have ‘Lost Your Mind’

The ‘Late Show’ host pleaded with Kanye West to stop tweeting about his “love” for Donald Trump.<p>Stephen Colbert seems really worried about Kanye West.<p>…

Donald Trump

The sadism of white men: why America must atone for its lynchings

The new National Memorial for Peace and Justice – along with the related Legacy Museum – aims to shine a light on America’s history of enforcing white supremacy through racial terrorism in the form of lynching<p>Vanessa Croft was driving home after work in Gadsden, Alabama, last month when she noticed …

Black History

I investigated my own family for their history of lynching

A journalist makes the heartbreaking realization that lynching was a strike against her own racially mixed family – and countless others<p>What is your most unforgettable memory? I asked my 90-year-old grandmother, the sheriff’s widow.<p>“The hanging,” she replied without pause. She told me of a woman …

Black History

Trans woman shot in the face in broad daylight

A transgender woman has resorted to using a pen and paper to communicate after she was shot in the face in her own home on Wednesday afternoon.<p>The …

United States

Kanye West Doesn't Care About Black People

Last year, Panama Jackson, a man who, in the 14 years that we’ve known each other, has become one of my best friends, published a piece on his …

Donald Trump

Disappearance of two Okla. girls stumped police for 18 years. Then they learned about the Polaroids.

The accused killers kept the Polaroid photos as trophies, witnesses would later tell investigators. The frozen moments were reminders of what they had done — and useful threats to anyone who was thinking about talking.<p>There were rumored to be about a dozen pictures, secreted away in a soft leather …

Crime

Michelle McNamara Died Pursuing the Golden State Killer. Her Husband, Patton Oswalt, Has Questions for Him.

On Tuesday night, the comedian Patton Oswalt was in Chicago at an event to promote “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” a chilling true crime book about the Golden State Killer, who committed a string of unsolved rapes and murders in California in the 1970s and ’80s.<p>Mr. Oswalt told the crowd that he …

Patton Oswalt

How white Americans used lynchings to terrorize and control black people

The Guardian is in Montgomery, Alabama, to cover the opening of America’s first memorial to lynching victims. The legacy of such brutal, racist murders is still largely ignored<p><b>What were lynchings?</b><p>Historians broadly agree that lynchings were a method of social and racial control meant to terrorize …

Black History

These Countries Changed Their Names. Here's How It Worked Out.

Swaziland's change to eSwatini is the latest in a series of shifts in country names around the world. Here's a look back at some of the most famous.<p>To celebrate his 50th birthday, Africa’s last absolute monarch changed the name of his country. Instead of Swaziland, it will now be known as the …

Travel Photography

The Rachel Divide review – Netflix's Dolezal documentary is a troubling watch

A controversial figure is the subject of a thought-provoking yet problematic film that prioritizes a white woman’s feelings over the damage she has caused<p>Rarely has a film been so uneagerly anticipated. When word got out that Netflix was releasing a documentary about Rachel Dolezal, the …

Rachel Dolezal

This YouTuber's Body Transformation Is All The Workout Motivation You Need - Fitness & Workouts

Oklahoma-based YouTuber Hunter Hobbs started his journey three years back and there was no stopping him. This 24 year old went from 202 lbs (91.5 kg) to 160 lbs (72.5 kg). Woah! I didn't know that was even possible. As they say - when there's a will, there's a way!<p>His time-lapse video of his three …

Fitness

My Struggle To Find Peace As The Daughter Of A Serial Killer

Suzan Barnes was the daughter of a newspaper executive and a well-heeled country club divorcee with two teenage kids. Jim Carson, my father, was the hippie son of an oil executive; he had a wife and a young daughter. The night they met at a party in 1978, they pushed away from their families, moved …

Crime

An evangelical professor explains the troubled nostalgia and racial anxiety behind Christians’ support for Trump

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election (and since) many tried to answer the question, “Why would evangelicals support him?” According to the Pew …

Faith

Florida's Republican Governor Is Fighting to Keep a Jim Crow-Era Voting System

And it might help Rick Scott become the state's next senator.<p>Florida’s nightmarish scheme for restoring voting rights to people convicted of serious crimes is in trouble.<p>In November, residents of the Sunshine State will vote on a constitutional amendment that would automatically grant more than a …

Right To Vote

Trump Tweet About Immigrant ‘Breeding’ Invokes White Supremacist Rhetoric

I’m beginning to think Donald Trump has a punch card where he gets a stamp toward his white supremacist membership every time he makes an outwardly …

Donald Trump

The Senate just voted to kill a policy warning auto lenders about discrimination against minority borrowers

The Senate on Wednesday voted to kill a five-year-old Obama administration policy warning auto lenders not to discriminate against minority borrowers.<p>The legislation, which passed 51 to 47 largely along party lines, is the latest Republican rebuke of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

These Older Black Ladies Aren't Here For Taylor Swift's 'September'

Older women in my family have no clue that Taylor Swift decided butcher Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September”. But if they did pay attention to the …

Taylor Swift

California Professor Refuses to Back Down From Calling Barbara Bush an 'Amazing Racist'

Unwilling to overlook years of grotesquely offensive statements and maternal coddling of a war criminal, one Muslim-American California professor …

War Crimes

Kamau Bell and Don Lemon drop a truth bomb about Starbucks and racism: ‘This is how black people are treated’

In a Tuesday interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, Emmy Award-winning comedian and documentarian W. Kamau Bell confessed that while in Berkeley, …

Race & Ethnicity

These rich white bros started an East Coast caste system to continue their domination of America

They copied the idea from India and called themselves the “Boston Brahmins”<p>In 1860, American writer and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., whose …

New England

Trump to snub White House press dinner for second consecutive year | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who has feuded with several media personalities and organizations, will not attend the White House Correspondents’ Association annual black-tie dinner for the second straight year, the president of the group said on Friday.<p>U.S. President Donald …

Donald Trump

A new study squelches a treasured theory about Indians’ origins

A CENTURY and a half ago linguists invented a new map of the world. Their research showed that a single family tree stretches its branches almost …

Anthropology

MSNBC's Chris Hayes Applauded for Doing What Few Prominent US Journalists Do: Report Honestly About Israeli Massacre

MSNBC news anchor Chris Hayes is receiving plaudits from human rights defenders and other progressive journalists after airing a segment on Wednesday …

Israel

New report details Germany's role in Armenian genocide

The German Reich provided the Ottoman Empire with the weapons to carry out the Armenian genocide, a new report claims. Prussian officers also laid …

World History

You Need Help: Your Christian Family Loves Trump’s Debauchery, Hates Your Gayness

Jesus doesn't have anything to say about gay people, but he has PLENTY to say about the kinds of religious leaders who support a man like Donald …

Faith

This NBA star didn't want his transgender sister at his games. Then he lost her.

NBA star Reggie Bullock struggles with a big regret.<p><b>When he was younger, Bullock didn't want his sister, Mia Henderson, to go to his basketball …

LGBTQI