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Abortion's Racial Gap

Even as the U.S. abortion rate is at its lowest since Roe v. Wade, women of color are five times as likely to terminate a pregnancy as their white counterparts. Why?<p>In 2005, Renee Bracey Sherman, then 19, sat in the abortion clinic alone.<p>A jumble of concerns ran through her mind. She didn’t feel …

Wu-Tang's Inspectah Deck on Tech, Race and Politics

It's been a particularly abundant whirlwind several days as one thinks about recent events within pop culture as they intersect with tech. Whether it's the social frenzy for and now the latest reports that the iPhone 6 might bend if you sit on it the wrong way, to digital sentiment around Black …

'Work Remains': Eric Holder Resigns as Attorney General

U.S. news<p>Saying that serving in the job has been “the greatest honor of my professional life,” Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation Thursday at the White House.<p>Appearing with President Barack Obama, Holder – who has served in the post for six years – said that “work remains to be …

Criminology

People magazine deletes racist tweet about Viola Davis

<b>(ABC)</b><p>They reportedly tweeted it just ahead of the “How to Get Away With Murder” premiere<p>Prachi Gupta<p>September 26, 2014 4:33pm (UTC)<p>The media continues to be confounded by people of color, it seems: On the heels of Alessandra Stanley's horribly offensive New York Times article about Shonda Rhimes, …

Latina, at the white, male New York Times: “Why are people thinking it’s OK to say racist sh-t in front of me?”

<b>(Jorge Rivas/Reuters/Gary Hershorn/photo montage by Salon)</b><p>I learned the power of asking questions, and the power of an institution. Mostly I learned how to talk to white men<p>Daisy Hernández<p>September 28, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir”<p>I didn’t think white …

The problem with “Ebola”: The troubling, xenophobic language of disease

<b>Scanning electron microscopic image of Ebola virions (Public Library of Science)</b><p>When Americans talk about Ebola, they’re reinforcing dangerous cultural attitudes that do much more harm than good<p>Randy Malamud<p>September 28, 2014 10:58am (UTC)<p>“Ebola.”<p>It’s on everyone’s lips in the media, in the medical …

Viola Davis Responds to NYT Article Calling Her 'Less Classically Beautiful'

How would you react if <i>The New York Times</i> described you as "less classically beautiful" than your peers, let alone in the same story labeling your …

4 Ways to Tell If Your Personal Brand Is in Danger

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Your personal brand is similar to that of a bonsai tree -- you must regularly maintain and care for it, lest it will die.<p>Many people care greatly for their personal brands, but even the greatest influencers have experienced problems with their …

Marketing

Donald Sterling’s “slippery slope”: The limits of our new anti-racist consensus

<b>Mark Cuban, Donald Sterling (AP/Tony Dejak/Danny Moloshok/photo collage by Salon)</b><p>Sure, everyone condemned the Clippers owner’s racist remarks. But why is it so hard for some people to go further?<p>Elias Isquith<p>May 3, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>It’s been about a week since a recording of Los Angeles Clippers …

“I’ll never apologize for my white privilege” guy is basically most of white America

<b>Tal Fortgang (Fox News)</b><p>Princeton University freshman Tal Fortgang is a jerk, but he’s not an outlier on the issue of racism in America<p>Katie McDonough<p>May 4, 2014 9:03pm (UTC)<p>A college student who doesn't believe in the existence of structural racism or white supremacy wrote an essay about why he …

How Many People Are Wrongly Convicted? Researchers Do the Math.

Science & InnovationOnly Human<p>A new study calculates the rate of false convictions among death-row inmates.<p>Is there a more tragic story than an innocent person going to prison? Tragic, and powerful. That’s why <i>The Shawshank Redemption</i> is one of the most beloved movies of our time. And why we’ve all …

Ex-Aryan Nations leader arrested for sexual abuse of children

<b>(Junial Enterprises via Shutterstock)</b><p>Infamous racist August Byron Kreis III is currently being held without bond in Columbia, S.C.<p>Bill Morlin<p>February 22, 2014 1:30pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by The Southern Poverty Law Center.<p>Infamous racist August Byron Kreis III, who once led a …

Rihanna Reigns in Paris: See All the Looks

She's her own veritable side show of styleperuse all of Rihanna's standout looks from Paris Fashion Week.<p>She's her own veritable side show of style—peruse all of Rihanna's standout looks from Paris Fashion Week.

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Deaf Man Allegedly Beaten, Tasered By Police After Trying To Use Sign Language

Police officers in Southern California are under fire for allegations that they beat, shocked and arrested a deaf man who was trying to use sign language to communicate with them.<p>Jonathan Meister, a deaf and non-verbal resident of Manhattan Beach, Calif., claims that the Hawthorne Police Department …

From Emmett Till to Jordan Davis, a Foolish, Lethal Fear of Black Teens

There was a time when a little music, even a whistle, could get a young man killed.<p>Or at least that was the case with a kid named Emmett. He was a …

Black History Month Isn't Making Life Better for Black Americans

Heroes like Frederick Douglass and Rosa Parks feel like characters in a novel—a world away from the clicking locks and nervous glances that plague millions of ordinary people.<p>I’d experienced it before, but it was especially palpable one morning when I had to run around two white women out for a …

Former New Orleans mayor guilty of graft in Katrina recovery

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin was found guilty by a federal jury on Wednesday of accepting bribes and trading on the public trust during the critical years of rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005.<p>Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin leaves …

Bill O’Reilly says black Americans are poor because of Obama and “the culture”

The Fox News host continues to be a beacon of thoughtfulness and insight on matters of race<p>Elias Isquith<p>January 31, 2014 3:58pm (UTC)<p>Fox News' Bill O'Reilly is something of an expert on black people.<p>For example, O'Reilly knows — from firsthand experience! — that not all black people scream …

Harriet Tubman Google Doodle Kicks Off Black History Month

Saturday's U.S. Google Doodle features Civil War-era abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman, marking the start of Black History Month.<p>Tubman is …

Seeing black male humanity: How the president can take on the Prison-Industrial Complex

<b>Barack Obama (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)</b><p>The ability to advocate for the lives of young black men shows why President Obama still has important work to do<p>Brittney Cooper<p>February 4, 2014 12:45pm (UTC)<p>In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama managed to make one overt mention of racial …

Vanity Fair’s fantastic, diverse Hollywood issue cover

<b>This year's Vanity Fair Hollywood issue cover. (Vanity Fair)</b><p>This is the best of Hollywood — a diverse array of stars emerging and established, black and white alike<p>Daniel D'Addario<p>February 3, 2014 6:43pm (UTC)<p>Vanity Fair's history with its Hollywood Issue cover has been one of controversy, year …

MLK's children fight over his Bible, Nobel medal

ATLANTA — It was a startling development in the latest legal wrangling among Martin Luther King Jr.'s heirs.<p>Speaking from the pulpit of King's former church, his daughter, Rev. Bernice King, said she no longer wishes to be lumped together in the public mind with her brothers, Martin Luther King III …

A Killer's Racist Rants

On Monday, jury selection began in the case of Michael Dunn, who is on trial for the killing of Jordan Davis—an unarmed teenager—in November 2012 …

White privilege on the football field: Peyton Manning’s benefit of the doubt

The media sees Manning as a whole person, excusing his flaws and losses. That’s not true for athletes of color<p>Ian Blair<p>February 7, 2014 4:56pm (UTC)<p>In the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVIII, once it was clear that defeat — in fact, an ass-kicking — was imminent for the Denver Broncos at the hands …

George Zimmerman's Controversial Celebrity Boxing Match Canceled

George Zimmerman's controversial celebrity boxing match has been officially canceled.<p>Amidst heavy criticism for organizing the March 1 fight, celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman announced the fight's cancellation on Twitter Saturday and apologized for offending anyone with the proposed …

Thousands protest North Carolina GOP policies in “Moral March”

<b>(Flickr/Stephen D. Melkisethian)</b><p>An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 rallied for labor, immigration, LGBT and abortion rights<p>Prachi Gupta<p>February 9, 2014 6:45pm (UTC)<p>An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people gathered in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday to protest restrictive GOP-led legislature on …

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