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Why I don't understand the black affluent class

The black middle class is talking of values and civility as many Americans of colour continue to languish in poverty.<p>It's amazing how similar middle-class and well-positioned African Americans are to white elites in their perspectives on US politics. They continue to play in the sandbox of …

African-American News

Climbers of Color Brings Diversity to the High Alpine

A black man, a Mexican American woman, and a Filipino American man walked into a park. On a gloomy Aprilafternoon in Seattle, they’d been given a set of coordinates and were instructed to find each one, in sequence, using their maps, compasses, GPS apps on their mobile phones, and, on occasion, …

Climbing

Does Reality TV Present A Level Playing Field For Black Women?

Many of us want more black women on TV - but their treatment is all too painful to watch<p>ITV/ ITV2<p>Last week Samira Mighty decided to leave the Love …

Love Island

But We Go To Prison For Weed? Babysitter Gets Probation For Attempted Murder Of Toddler With Noose

<i>Image via Getty</i>Daycare Worker Gets Probation For Attempted Murder Of ToddlerThis is absolutely un-f**king-believable.According to Star Tribune, a …

Crime

BBQ Becky, Permit Patty and why the Internet is shaming white people who police people 'simply for being black'

SAN FRANCISCO — It's now a weekly, if not daily, occurrence: A video is posted on Facebook or Twitter showing a white person calling police on black people for minor violations or nothing at all, a new form of social media shaming that's exposed the everyday racism black Americans face and brought …

Social Media

The Word Of A White Woman Can Still Get Black People Killed

“In my opinion, the guilt begins with Mrs. Bryant.” With those words Mrs. Mamie Till-Mobley lay the blame for her 14-year-old son’s lynching in Mississippi on Carolyn Bryant, the white woman who testified in 1955 that Emmett Till made an advance on her.<p>Till’s lynching was a spark that helped ignite …

Black History

Hate crimes are up in America's 10 largest cities. Here's why

Miami Beach police charged a man Monday with attempted arson after he threatened to burn down a condominium and "kill all the Jews" inside. On July 12, a woman beat a Hispanic man with a brick in Los Angeles and told him to go back to his country. In June, a man harassed a woman in Chicago in a …

Hate Crimes

Dr. Mareena Robinson Snowden On Being The First Black Woman To Earn Her PhD In Nuclear Science From MIT

Dr. Mareena Robinson Snowden is the first black woman to receive a doctorate in nuclear science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of …

Diversity

People Defend the Right to Be Racist Using Hashtag #PapaJohnDidNothingWrong

Last week, Papa John’s founder John Schnatter resigned as the chairman of Papa John’s International, after a news report published in <i>Forbes</i> claimed …

Rights & Freedoms

This dude actually called the cops on a guy who fouled him in a pickup basketball game

This is so dumb.<p>We’ve all been fouled in a pickup game before, but this guy’s response went way too far.<p>According to @_togs, the man in black standing to the officer’s right called the police after he was knocked down by a stiff screen. The screen was set by the man in the arm sleeves, and …

Law Enforcement

Police Falsely Accuse Black Students of Dining-and-Dashing at Clayton, Mo., IHOP [Update]

<b>Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018; 2:01 EDT:</b> Seems as if Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and the city of Clayton, Mo., are not agreeing as …

Washington University

Video shows Harvard research head condescending woman, biracial child

The head of a Harvard-linked research center is being ridiculed as “Sidewalk Susie” after a viral, cringe-worthy video caught the woman trying to …

Research Center

Cleveland Cop Caught Using N-Word in Texts, Gets Slap on the Wrist

A Cleveland police detective, who works in a predominantly black neighborhood, was found to have used the n-word to refer to Ohio State football …

U.S. Department of Justice

CVS fires two employees involved in police calls over black woman’s 'fraudulent' coupon

Video showing a CVS manager trembling on a 911 call was reportedly the result of an argument over a coupon.<p>Camilla Hudson posted the video to Facebook after she said managers at a CVS in Chicago claimed her coupon for a free product was "fraudulent." She also posted a photo of the coupon and the …

Women of Color

“Ouvrir la Voix”: A Radically Frank Documentary About the Experience of Black Women in France

Not long after France beat Croatia in the final match of the 2018 World Cup, on Sunday, the French sociologist Edgar Morin, who is ninety-seven, tweeted that the victory of the team—which is predominantly nonwhite—is an occasion to celebrate the “one and multicultural” France. “Let’s enjoy these …

Women of Color

12-Year-Old New York Student Graduates From College With Her Second Degree

Most 12-year-olds are trying to get through the hustle and bustle of middle school. But for Dorothy Jean "DJ" Tillman, she has recently graduated …

College & University

First Black Miss Universe Great Britain crowned

Dee-Ann Rogers was crowned Miss Universe Great Britain 2018 at the Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre in Newport on Saturday, July 14 FOR THE first …

Racially abused German woman blocked by Facebook for Austria post

<b>A black German woman has launched an anti-racism blog after Facebook removed her description of racial abuse she suffered in Austria.</b><p>Imoan Kinshasa says youths insulted her with the "N-word" and people stared at her when she wore a traditional dirndl dress at a wine festival near Vienna.<p>Facebook …

Horst Seehofer

#CampaigningWhileBlack: Police Called on Black Students Canvassing for Congressional Candidate 

Everyone who watches Fox News knows the ingredients for the unseasoned white recipe for black success. Instead of protesting, complaining and blaming …

sabur

Woman who hurled racials slurs at Black women on freeway in viral video gets fired

An enraged white woman is now out of a job after a racist road rage incident on a Bay Area freeway was caught on video hurling racial slurs.<i></i><b>—Police</b> …

racials

Cleveland Cop Called Ohio State Football Players the N-Word in Texts to Officer

A police officer in Cleveland used the N-word in reference to Ohio State Buckeyes football players, Cleveland.com's Adam Ferrise reported Friday.<p>According to Ferrise, Det. John Kraynik was ordered to complete sensitivity training and "issued a written letter of re-instruction."<p>The text messages …

College Football

'Self-hatred' rapper GlocKKNine refuses to have dark-skinned babies

The skin tone topic remains a major point of contention within the African American community, as rapper GloKKnine just found out first hand.<p>Not long …

Women of Color

'We should never underestimate human stupidity': Historian

Yuval Harari of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem says populists are selling "nostalgic fantasies about the past instead of real visions for the …

Selling

All Christians Are Problematic, Even Me And You

Let’s be honest, Christians. For professing a belief in a relatively unpredictable God, we have incredibly predictable defensive patterns whenever people question or critique our religion.<p>When LGBTQ folks share their stories of church trauma, someone barges in talking about how <i>their</i> church is …

lutherkingjr

CVS Apologizes After White Manager Called Police on Black Customer Over Coupon

CVS has apologized after a white store manager in Chicago called police on a black customer who was attempting to use a coupon that store staff …

African-American News

Woman berated for Puerto Rican flag shirt hopes her experience 'shines a light on what’s going on with racism'

The woman shown in a viral video being berated for wearing a Puerto Rican flag T-shirt said she hopes the ugly incident “shines a light on what’s going on with racism” nationwide.<p>But 24-year old Mia Irizarry said she is trying not to be too affected by the attention.<p>“I’m a very carefree, open, …

irizarry

'Bad things happen in the woods': the anxiety of hiking while black

I always knew about hiking and camping from commercials and magazines. But the people doing it didn’t look like me<p>The feeling was that if you went out into the woods by yourself – and you’re black – you might not end up coming back<p>When I was young I would have loved to have had someone encouraging …

Outdoors

Miami Beach Man Arrested While Trying to Burn Down Condo to “Kill All the Jews”

Police arrested a 72-year-old man in Miami Beach on Thursday right as he appeared to be moving forward with a plan to burn down his condominium …

Miami Beach

Ralph Paige, advocate for black farmers in the South, dies at 74

Ralph Paige, a community organizer who helped African American family farmers in the South stay on their land, obtain access to loans and sue the federal government, resulting in one of the largest civil rights settlements in history, died June 28 at a hospital in Atlanta. He was 74.<p>The cause was …

Civil Rights

Lack of diversity in top orchestras remains a major challenge for musicians of color

MIAMI — Nathaniel Taylor was 5-years-old when the deep, mellow sounds from a cello on Sesame Street commanded his attention. Elmo was the interviewer. World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma was the musician.<p>Years later, when he began learning the cello, classical music stole his heart.<p>Now Taylor, 25, is …

Flute