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German theater under probe for promising free tickets to those donning swastika

A theatre is under investigation for promising free entry to spectators who wear a swastika to a play named after Adolf Hitler's <i>Mein Kampf</i>. The …

Anti-Semitism

White Supremacy Is the Achilles Heel of American Democracy

Even in a high-tech era, fears about minority political agency are the most reliable way to destabilize the U.S. political system.<p>There are a million and one threads to the chaos currently unspooling about the Trump administration and the 2016 election. One might be forgiven for giving up on trying …

Political Science

Statue of the gynecologist who experimented on black women removed from Central Park

There are dozens of plaques, signs, memorials and statues in Central Park dedicated to important figures and legends in history. Some of them bear …

Women of Color

Native American Tribe on U.S.-Mexico Border Blocks Trump's National Guard Troops From Its Lands

There’s at least 75 miles of the U.S.‐Mexico border where National Guard troops can’t go, no matter what President Donald Trump says.<p>The Tohono …

Immigration

An Instagram post cost an NFL cheerleader her job, and now she's fighting back

Bailey Davis was fired in January from her job as a cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints. The offense? An Instagram post.<p>Now, Davis is protesting …

Social Media

Starbucks, fire the employee who called the police on black men | Jenice Armstrong

Apologies aren't enough. Starbucks needs to make this right and do it quickly.

Coffee

‘I Am Gay, Not a Pervert’: Furor in China as Sina Weibo Bans Gay Content

BEIJING — With hashtags like #Iamgaynotapervert and images of hearts and rainbows, tens of thousands of Chinese residents took to social media over the weekend to protest efforts to censor gay-themed images, videos and cartoons.<p>The uproar was in response to a vow on Friday by Sina Weibo, one of …

China

Report: New Hampshire Youth Baseball Coaches Planned To Bean Their League's Lone Girl Player Into Quitting

In another hideous example of adults and men being absolute shit, the father of a New Hampshire little league baseball player says two coaches in his …

New Hampshire

In Celebration Of Jackie Robinson Day, MLB Presents Racist Commemorative Cap

This is the sort of disgraceful bind an organization works its way into when it offsets the progress of finally acknowledging the offensive nature of …

Baseball

James Comey: John Kelly Called Trump ‘Dishonorable’ For Firing Me

The former FBI director dishes on his chat with the now-White House chief of staff in new book expected to roil the West Wing.<p>Within minutes of his …

Donald Trump

Israel Faults Soldiers Who Filmed and Cheered Shooting of Palestinian

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military on Tuesday censured soldiers who filmed and cheered the shooting of a Palestinian man across the barrier fence in Gaza several months ago, in a video that added to the scrutiny of Israel over its killing of nearly 30 Palestinians in protests in the past two …

Israel

The greatest ever female rap tracks – ranked!

With mesmerising Bronx rapper Cardi B’s debut album Invasion of Privacy dropping this week, we look back at the greatest moments from the female rap stars who preceded her<p><b>10. Foxy Brown – I’ll Be</b><p>This 1996 refixing of René & Angela’s 1985 electro-R&B hit I’ll Be Good remains Foxy Brown’s only UK Top …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Hacking Windows 10: How to Capture Keystrokes & Passwords Remotely

Using a keylogger to intercept keys pressed on an infected computer can circumvent encryption used by email and secure chat clients. The collected …

Cybersecurity

Can iPhones Get Viruses? How to Detect & Remove Malware & Viruses from Your iPhone

Can iPhones get viruses? It's easy to revel in false security and believe our iPhones can't be infected by viruses; after all, the Apple ecosystem has a great track record for safety and defense against electronic invasion of all kinds. No system is completely invulnerable, however, so it's …

App Store

Sinclair’s pro-Trump news is taking over local TV. See if they own your station.

This map says it all.<p>The Sinclair Broadcast Group is likely the most powerful media company most people hadn’t heard of — that is, until last week, when a viral video showed one way the company could carry out its agenda.<p>The video, from Deadspin’s Timothy Burke, shows local anchors around the …

Journalism

Here's Kendrick Lamar Rapping Over Classic Dr. Dre Beats Like You Wanted

DJ Critical Hype's 'The Damn. Chronic' has Kendrick spitting on instrumentals from 'The Chronic,' '2001,' and even "Straight Outta Compton."<p>It really doesn't seem that long ago that Kendrick was a promising underground rapper whose Dr. Dre cosign was treated with both excitement (for one Compton …

Rap & Hip-Hop

“I can’t breathe”: black man pleads as police officer punches and chokes him

These are the kinds of cases that make black communities distrust the police.<p>Johnnie Rush was accused of nothing more than jaywalking. But by the time the Asheville, North Carolina, police stop ended, officer Christopher Hickman had punched him multiple times, used a stun gun on him, and put Rush …

Justice

When Bail Feels Less Like Freedom, More Like Extortion

Most bail bond agents make it their business to get their clients to court. But when Ronald Egana showed up at the criminal courthouse in New Orleans, he was surprised to find that his bondsman wanted to stop him.<p>A bounty hunter was waiting at the courthouse metal detector to intercept Mr. Egana …

Corruption

A Woman Who Went Viral For Being Assaulted During A Protest Is Now Facing Arrest

A young woman was assaulted by police at a protest against sexual harassment. Now those same police are threatening her with arrest — for assaulting them.<p>NEW DELHI — “Tear off her clothes!” the policewoman shouted as several pairs of hands ripped at Sheena Thakur’s blue-and-white cotton shirt. …

Delhi Police

The Raiders have tragically cut Marquette King, the NFL’s most entertaining punter. WTF?

King is delightful, both on and off the field. The Raiders are going to miss him.<p>Friday, March 30, 2018 is a sad day in the NFL. The Oakland Raiders announced they would be cutting punter Marquette King.<p>In the Raiders’ release, they described King as such:<p>King, originally signed by the club as an …

NFL

These U.S. Passengers Say a Russian Airline Sent Them to India Instead of New York, for a Stunningly Bad Reason

We all have "bad travel stories." This one might top them all, according to a legal complaint.<p>We've all had bad customer service experiences. We've probably all got an air travel story or two to share.<p>It will be hard to top this one however, as it involves five U.S. citizens traveling on a Russian …

Qatar Airways

LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's record, hits double figures in 867 straight

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James passed Michael Jordan on Friday night for consecutive games with at least 10 points, doing so for the 867th straight time …

Basketball

How to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV

Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an open source media hub that aims to make it easy to access all of your digital media, from music to movies and …

Raspberry Pi

LeBron James passes Jordan with 867 consecutive games scoring 10+

Mar 31,2018<p>With a driving dunk in the first quarter of Friday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, LeBron James broke Michael Jordan’s record of 866 games scoring 10 points or more in regular season games.<p>During the following break in play, James took the ball off the floor and was …

Basketball

Mapping the Threat of a Census Disaster in 2020

The GOP seems to be betting that damage from a major undercount will be isolated to Democratic-leaning cities. But it’s not that simple.<p>At least a dozen states plan to sue the Trump administration over its decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, with the attorneys general of New …

Human Geography

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.<p>If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after …

Social Media

The NBA’s Prometheus

Sometimes a player is so good at something—so dependable, so versatile, so influential—he can be punished for it. Tuesday night, with Isaiah Thomas …

Basketball

Google Has a Striking History of Bias Against Black Girls

My first encounter with racism in search was in 2009 when I was talking to a friend who causally mentioned one day, “You should see what happens when …

Women of Color

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.

Racism

How vulture capitalists ate Toys 'R' Us

Just a few years ago, Toys 'R' Us was an iconic American retailer. Six months ago, it filed for bankruptcy. Two days ago, it announced that all 800 …

Bain Capital