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Racist Bullies at Texas Middle School Called Black Girl an Ape, Pretended to Whip Her Like a Slave, but School Does Nothing, Father Says

The father of a 12-year-old girl who is being targeted by racist bullies is speaking out after he said that the school did not properly discipline …

Middle School

The guilty privilege of being a white woman in India

“Why so tan!” my Chittaranjan Park downstairs neighbor, Patty, who ran a small beauty parlor, asked me the first time she saw me after my skin had been in the sun long enough that it wouldn’t glow in the dark. I took it to be a compliment—I had been to the beach while in Italy, why thank you very …

Transit

Hamptons bachelors are getting vasectomies so gold diggers can’t trap them

The latest Hamptons summer accessory? A vasectomy.<p>When Scott, a male model who says he’s in his 30s, kicks off the Hamptons high season this weekend …

Real Estate

Chicago Was On The Verge Of Police Reform. Then Trump Picked Jeff Sessions To Run The DOJ.

The city will serve as a bellwether for how -- or if -- the Justice Department will fight police abuse under the new attorney general.<p>CHICAGO ― In the final months of the Obama administration, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division scrambled to complete its biggest-ever investigation of a …

Actress Gets Out Brown and White Eggs and Frying Pan to Expose 'The Drug War's Racism'

The liberal site Slate was delighted with a new video message about the "war on drugs" produced by Green Point Creative for an an advocacy group …

Eggs

Lawmakers want to know why minorities are charged more for car insurance premiums

Six members of Congress and two Illinois state senators are pushing for closer scrutiny of insurance practices<p>Six Democratic members of Congress are urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to appoint a director for the Federal Insurance Office, which monitors access of minority and low-income …

More Than Half Of Immigrants Arrested In ICE Raids Had No Criminal Record Or Traffic Convictions

Of the 683 people arrested in federal immigration raids, more than half had no criminal convictions or had committed traffic offenses like driving under the influence.<p>More than half of the 683 immigrants arrested in raids shortly after President Trump took office either had no criminal convictions …

Can We Please Stop Listening to Athletes Who Talk About Race?

My mother is blind in both eyes. When she was 19 years old, she received a cornea transplant, which restored her eyesight ... <i>kinda</i>. Although she is …

Dez Bryant

A Texas Woman ‘Voted Like a U.S. Citizen.’ Only She Wasn’t.

When Rosa Maria Ortega was a teenager, her mother was deported to her native Mexico after being arrested twice.<p>As she grew up, Ms. Ortega decided to take a different route. Lacking a high school diploma, she signed up for the Job Corps at age 18 and snagged a position at a state employment …

Trump Totally Disrespected Angela Merkel. WTF?

There have been rumors—OK, there was a tape—that our current president has a problem with women.<p>He continually disrespected them during his …

Donald Trump

Why Arkansas Plans to Execute a Historic Number of Inmates in a Span of 10 Days

The state government of Arkansas plans to execute eight men over a period of 10 days in April because one of the key drugs in their lethal injection protocol is set to expire at the end of the month.<p>Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson set the dates between April 17 and 27 and will require the state’s …

Police Have a New Mouth-Swab Test to Check if Drivers Are Under the Influence of Marijuana or Other Drugs

Police departments in more than a dozen states are already using a mouth-swab device to confirm the presence of marijuana or other drugs in impaired …

Rick Ross’s Slut-Shaming of Nicki Minaj

Rick Ross, a former prison guard turned gangster rapper, apparently doesn’t “trust” Nicki Minaj. And his is only the latest in a litany of sexist …

The Justice Department to black voters: Don’t bother

TEXAS IS suffering the first consequence of the Trump administration’s indifference to voting rights, which is a polite way of characterizing the ongoing Republican campaign to disenfranchise young and minority voters who tend to support Democrats.<p>In one of his first significant moves since taking …

Unemployment Rate for Black D.C. Residents is Higher Than Pre-Recession

Despite the District's robust economic progress this decade, black residents and those who lack a college degree haven't benefited as much as their …

Demographics

An entire Manhattan village owned by black people was destroyed to build Central Park

Three churches, a school, and dozens of homes were demolished<p>When Reverend Christopher Rush laid the cornerstone of the First African Methodist …

Pope says indigenous people must have final say about their land

Francis echoes growing body of international law and standards on the right to ‘prior and informed consent’<p>In the 15th century papal bulls promoted and provided legal justification for the conquest and theft of indigenous peoples’ lands and resources worldwide - the consequences of which are still …

17 Charts That'll Make Buying Makeup So Much Easier

Makeup 101.

Do voter identification laws suppress minority voting? Yes. We did the research.

The Justice Department just got a new boss: Jeff Sessions. He is raising alarms in the civil rights community. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is concerned about his “record of hostility” toward the Voting Rights Act and the enforcement of civil rights. The NAACP-Legal Defense …

Rights & Freedoms

Depression Steals Your Soul and Then It Takes Your Friends

It's so easy to cut off friends who are persistently difficult, self-absorbed, nasty, and decidedly "other." Especially if they cut themselves off first.<p>Depression is a thief. It'll rob you of your time, your thoughts, and your sense of self. But before all of that, it'll take your friends.<p>Unlike …

6 Dream Sprays That Will Help You Relax, Chill Out, and Sleep Better

The beauty world has gone pretty New Age on us as of recent, and we’re one hundred percent here for it. Take, for example, crystals—suspended in serums, incorporated into facials, and even in Glossier's highlighters. Combine the power of these with sleepy-time scents, and you've got one of 2017's …

Essential Oils

James Baldwin, We Still Need You Now

It’s not difficult to understand why the words of James Baldwin initially spoke to director Raoul Peck. After all, his unfortunately prescient writing was ahead of its time. Peck’s emotionally powerful new documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro,” is based on Baldwin’s final, unfinished manuscript – a …

Being black in a world where white lies matter

In a world of fake news and alternative facts, fabricated fears can have serious consequences<p>Last week, <i>Vanity Fair</i> reported that the woman who in …

Indiana bill would allow police to shut down protests 'by any means necessary'

Opponents in Indianapolis argue the proposed law, simply labelled Senate Bill 285, or SB 285, would give police power ‘even to the point of costing lives’<p>A bill that would require public officials in Indiana to dispatch law enforcement swiftly to remove any protesters blocking traffic by “any means …

Rights & Freedoms

To Obama With Love, and Hate, and Desperation

On a recent October morning in the White House mailroom, on the ground floor of the Executive Office Building just beside a loading dock, 10 interns sat at two long tables, each trying to get through 300 letters. Grab a bundle, sit down and read. It was pretty straightforward: Read. A girl doesn’t …

Great Depression

“I Don’t Think We’re Free in America” – An Interview with Bryan Stevenson

Although the United States has just elected a new president whose promise to make America great “again” evoked an unspecified, presumably more …

Report: DC wants Black Women to use a pill; the pill revolutionized HIV prevention in gay men

A daily pill that drastically reduces the risk of contracting HIV has transformed how gay men talk about the disease. The prophylactic drugs (PrEP) …

Public Health