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What Would You Do? Seattle Seahawks Players Baffled By White Woman's Crazed Rant Over Player Protests

Sound up 🔊🔊🔊 pic.twitter.com/HsHEeKLfJ8<p>— Neiko Thorpe (@Neiko15) March 12, 2018<p>Two Seattle Seahawks players suffered an earful of hate Sunday …

After Twitter Users Accuse Bruno Mars of Cultural Appropriation, Charlie Wilson Comes to His Defense

Despite a chorus of social media users claiming Bruno Mars has appropriated Black music, several Black musicians are saying otherwise.<p>The controversy …

IHOP Server Tells Black Teenagers to Pay Up Before They eat

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A server at a Maine IHOP restaurant asked a group of black teenagers to pay upfront for their meal, prompting the manager to …

Police Looking for Three Women and 2 Male Accomplices Suspected In Murder of Black Man Who Was Targeted

It’s been over a month since her husband’s mysterious murder, but a grieving widow hopes surveillance footage will help lead police to his …

Black Parents Threaten to Pull Kids Out of School If Program to Arm Teachers Takes Effect

Lawmakers’ push to arm teachers in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has some parents very concerned — particularly for Black …

'Wakanda Forever' Greeting Becoming Normal Celebration Sign for Black Athletes

“Black Panther” has been in American theaters for a month but the fever for the unapologetically Black film has not broken.<p>One of the main hallmarks …

National Geographic Admits to Generations of Racist Journalism

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Geographic acknowledged on Monday that it covered the world through a racist lens for generations, with its magazine …

Could A 'Black Panther' Spin-off Franchise Be In the Works Featuring Okoye?

Okoye, the general of Black Panther’s Dora Milaje, could get her own trilogy if Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has his way.<p>The head of the army …

Chicago Judge Expected to Rule on Stash-House Stings Being Racially Bias

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago is slated to issue a first-in-the-nation ruling Monday about whether law enforcement stings where suspects …

U.S. Federal Courts

You've Never Heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Story Quite Like This

To mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, HBO is releasing a documentary reflecting on the last few years of his …

Rapper Asks Why Russell Crowe Has Gotten Away with Spitting at Azealia Banks, Calling Her N-Word?

Why Has Russell Crowe Continued to Work After Allegedly Spitting on Azealia Banks, Calling Her the N-Word?<p>Since a number of male celebrities have …

Michigan Teen's Essay Explaining Decision to Sit During Anthem Inspires City to Reckon with Its Racist Past

East Lansing, Michigan like most cities in the United Staes, has a dark and troubled history as it relates to racism. An East Lansing High school …

Rights & Freedoms

Indiana College Paper Blames 'Toxic Masculinity' for Florida School Shooting

A controversial op-ed published in Indiana University’s student newspaper last week made the case that “toxic masculinity” was to blame for the …

Woman Adopted By a Black Family Thought She Was a Fair-Skinned Black Woman — She Wasn't

After 70 years of believing she was Black, a Texas woman has finally discovered her roots. Now she’s looking to share her story.<p>“I didn’t know what I …

Families of 2 Austin Package Bomb Victims Were Local Activist and Knew Each Other

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Families of two people killed by package bombs left on their doorsteps in Austin knew each other and were connected through …

Extremism

Black Student Gets Tied Up, Whipped In 'Mock Slave Auction,' Parents Outraged by School Board's Reaction

A young Black student was allegedly terrorized by white classmates and the school is refusing to expel those involved. Back in January, according to …

Black Students

Ava DuVernay On Representation and How She Rebels Against the European Standard Of Beauty

Award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay has been on a media tour to promote her new movie “A Wrinkle In time.” On Tuesday’s episode on “The Real” …

Race & Ethnicity

Police Use of Social Media to Do Their Own Crime Reporting Raises Concerns

DENVER (AP) — It opens with a warning: This video contains footage from real police body cameras. Viewer discretion is advised.<p>Then, an introduction: …

Social Media

Airline Has Perplexing Response to Black Passenger's Complaint Over White Woman's Feet In His Personal Space

A Black airline passenger was left flustered after a less than enjoyable flight with a woman who refused to mind her manners. What’s worse is the …

Flying

White Man Tries Robbing Casino In Blackface — And Fails Miserably

A Las Vegas man accused of using dark makeup to cover his face during a robbery of a strip casino has finally been charged.<p>Cameron James Kennedy, 26, …

Crime

California Teacher Accidentally Fires Gun In Classroom, Injures Student

17 year-old Fermin Gonzales was hit by fragments after his teacher accidentally fired a gun in a Seaside High School classroom.<p>Posted by KSBW TV …

High School

Black Students Get Unexpected Response After Sharing Video of White Classmate Spewing Racial Slur

Black Students

UN official questions ethics of sexual misconduct victims in bizarre speech

The head of a UN agency has attacked whistleblowers who raised concerns about the handling of a recent sexual harassment and assault case, apparently suggesting they lacked ethics and morals.<p>Michel Sidibé, the director of UNAids, made disparaging remarks about employees who have spoken out, while …

Sexual Harassment

Rand Paul to oppose Gina Haspel as CIA director over her 'gleeful joy' at torture

<i>Correction, 16 March 2018: One day after this article was published, the news website ProPublica issued a retraction of a 2017 story about Gina Haspel upon which Rand Paul based many of his critical remarks about her. In 2017 it had published a report that said Haspel oversaw the clandestine base</i> …

Gina Haspel

Finland is the happiest country in the world, says UN report

Nordic nations take top four places in happiness rankings, with annual study also charting the decline of the US<p>Finland has overtaken Norway to become the happiest nation on earth, according to a UN report.<p>The 2018 World Happiness Report also charts the steady decline of the US as the world’s …

Geography

Williams: church's old views on gay clergy led to desire not to judge sexual activities

The Church of England may have “overcompensated” for earlier repressive attitudes to gay clergy with a reluctance to deal rigorously with priests who sexually abused children, Rowan Williams, the former archbishop of Canterbury, has said.<p>Giving evidence to the independent inquiry into child sexual …

Christianity

'We still don’t have the technology to verify Stephen Hawking's big ideas'

Maggie Aderin-Pocock on how the late physicist got people across the world talking and thinking about complex science<p>To my mind, Stephen Hawking’s legacy is twofold: he was both a brilliant scientist who came up with some of the most revolutionary ideas of our time and a great communicator who …

Physics

Concern at rising infant mortality rate in England and Wales

More babies are dying within a year of being born, in a “disturbing reversal” of several decades of the NHS’s success in reducing infant mortality. Health professionals, charities and midwives voiced serious concern at the trend in England and Wales, which was confirmed in data published by the …

Radiation Therapy

Hispanic Women May Have to Wait 232 Years for Wage Equality

November 1 is Latina Equal Pay Day, which marks the day in the calendar year that Hispanic women have earned as much as white men did in the previous …

Advocates call for new anti-racism committee to advise Edmonton city council

Critics accuse city officials of 'dragging their feet' on new anti-racism and inclusion framework<p>A special committee should be formed to advise …