Richard Damon S. Blacksher

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This pregnant black mom was accused of hiding stolen goods under her shirt

A back-to-school trip to Staples turned into an ordeal for Sherell Bates.<p>Sherell Bates was 34 weeks pregnant with twins when she went back-to-school shopping at a North Carolina Staples on Friday. She ended up having to expose her belly to a police officer, who thought the bump under her shirt was …

Women of Color

Breaking Hate: What a Former White Supremacist Says Will End Racism May Suprise You

We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating—black people can’t rid white America of its cancerous racism—that’s going to be an inside job, by …

Rights & Freedoms

2 Teens, Including Son of Bay Area Police Chief, Arrested in Caught-on-Video Beating of Sikh Man in Central Valley

The 18-year-old estranged son of a Bay Area police chief and a 16-year-old boy are in custody following the brutal beating of a Sikh man in the …

Crime

Dear Parents, It's Not Always the Teacher's Fault — It's Your Child

I love teaching. To me, there's nothing quite as satisfying as helping my students understand the material and enjoy learning. However, that job will continue to get harder and harder if we all don't accept the fact that children are capable of making mistakes. Lots of them. And what's so bad about …

Teaching

#BrooklynBecky Exposes 'Wokewashed' White Supremacy

“You’re standing on public property, ma’am. This is not public property,” starts the now-viral #BrooklynBecky video. The 19-year-old white woman of …

Social Media

'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. <i>Lies My Teacher Told Me</i>, by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the …

Southern States

the best anime with strong female leads according to reddit

Because Princess Mononoke slays.<p>Anime films have given us many strong female leads. While Disney princesses are often polite, soppy and enthralled by men -- see <i>The Little Mermaid’s</i> Ariel literally giving away her voice to be with Prince Eric -- Japanese animation provides an entirely different …

Anime

Police violence, cliques, and secret tattoos: fears rise over LA sheriff 'gangs'

We suspect there are a lot of victims of this gang John Sweeney<p>John Sweeney knew from his four decades as a civil rights lawyer that something about the police shooting of Donta Taylor was off.<p>Taylor, a 31-year-old African American, had been walking from a friend’s house in Compton to a nearby …

Civil Rights

What Is China Doing In Africa?

Chinese corporations are all over Africa. In June 2017 a McKinsey & Company report estimated that there are more than 10,000 Chinese-owned firms operating in Africa.<p>What are Chinese corporations doing in Africa? That’s a highly controversial issue.<p>The reason Chinese corporations are in Africa is …

China

Watch an entire factory walk out after apparently racist boss fires 2 workers

It was the Communist philosopher Karl Marx who popularized the philosophy behind “seize the means of production,” but Marx never met Antoine …

Black Culture

Graphic Novels Get New Respect

With ‘Sabrina’ as a Man Booker contender and ‘The Adventure Zone’ debuting on a bestseller list, the format gains further credibility<p>“Sabrina,” the first graphic novel to make the longlist for Britain’s prestigious Man Booker prize, is everywhere in book conversations this summer—and almost nowhere …

Graphic Novels

Matt Barnes on what held Chris Paul/Blake Griffin Clippers back: “Egos. Egos.”

There was a stretch of time, from 2012 through 2016 (maybe 2017) when the Los Angeles Clippers looked like contenders. In Doc Rivers first four …

Basketball

The girl whose tragic story inspired ‘Lolita’

Sally Horner, age 11, kissed her mother goodbye and climbed aboard a bus bound for Atlantic City. “It was a chance for Sally to get a little …

Crime

Nikon is teasing its full-frame mirrorless camera with a series of cool videos

Do the kids still say ‘cool’ anymore?<p>The most exciting announcements in the photography world over the past few years have featured one of two things: mirrorless designs that makes the camera smaller and lighter than it would otherwise be, or a full-frame sensor to produce the best possible images. …

Cameras

I talked about racism with 10 strangers over dinner. It did not go well

A few weeks ago I had dinner with 10 strangers of different races and ethnicities. The topic at the table was racism.<p>We were brought together by L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson’s embRACE L.A. project, a series of intimate dinners in homes across the city held with the goal of fostering a …

Women of Color

Judge rules that Judaism is not a race but Jewish people can be targeted for racism. Here's why that matters.

Judaism is not a race. But Jewish people can be targeted for racism.<p>That may seem like a contradiction. But a recent ruling by U.S. Magistrate Mark Hornsby of Louisiana updated anti-discrimination laws in the state. In doing so, Hornsby has potentially helped to clarify the distinction between race …

Rights & Freedoms

Terry Crews: Even a Pie to the Face Full of Bees Is Funnier Than Your Stupid Rape Jokes (Video)

“Stop telling those f—ing jokes… You’re a hack and everybody knows it,” Crews says on “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”<p>Samantha Bee and Terry Crews …

Comedy

Black Woman Has Police Called On Her By White Woman For Being In Doorway Waiting On Uber

Is there anything Black people can do in America without having the police called on them?<p>Last week, Brooklyn resident Darsell Obregon, who is Black, …

Women of Color

From Maus to Tamara Drewe: the 10 graphic novels everyone should read

The recent hoo-ha about the Man Booker prize’s longlisting of a graphic novel for the first time, the chilling, understated Sabrina by Nick Drnaso, may have piqued your interest in exploring this ever-expanding medium further, or perhaps for the first time. Not everyone has grown up reading comics …

Graphic Novels

Tiffany Haddish Reveals She Was Raped as a Teen by a Police Cadet 

It’s been said often enough to become cliché that humor is a kind of armor. For funny-woman Tiffany Haddish, that armor came at a cost.<p>In the …

Tiffany Haddish

#ServingYourNeighborhoodWhileBlack: Calif. Safeway Calls Cops on Black Woman Donating to the Homeless, Accuses Her of Shoplifting

Imagine you are out and about, doing some good, helping your community and your fellow man when you get the cops called on you, accusing you of being …

Women of Color

Photo of Couple Kissing in Rain Gets Bangladeshi Photog Beaten and Fired

Bangladeshi photojournalist Jibon Ahmed recently posted this photo of a couple kissing in the rain to his Facebook page. While it may be a romantic …

Photojournalism

States With The Best Public School Systems

There are many factors that contribute to a great public school system: performance, funding, safety, class size and instructor credentials, to name a few. Although the quality of public schools can vary greatly within a state, personal finance site WalletHub recently set out to determine which …

College & University

A Whole North Carolina Police Force Has Been Suspended After Chief Charged With Corruption 

All police operations in Southport, N.C. have been suspended after its police chief and another officer were arrested on charges of …

North Carolina

White Woman Calls Cops on Black Woman Waiting for an Uber (VIDEO)

On Wednesday, July 25, Darsell Obregon shared a video on Facebook of a White woman, later identified as Arabella Juniper Torres, calling the police …

Crime

Graphic novels are novels. Five any literate person should read

Following the announcement that Nick Drnaso’s <i>Sabrina</i> is the first graphic novel ever to be longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Joanne Harris (the author of Chocolat) tweeted #TenThingsAboutGraphicNovels and stated simply: “graphic novels are novels.”<p>Once upon a time, graphic novels may have been …

Graphic Novels

Cue the World's Smallest Violin: White Driver Who Followed Black Man, Called Him Slurs, Now Whines About Life Being Ruined

An Ohio state contractor who, in a fit of road rage, took it upon himself to follow a black man to his home and call him a “nigger” repeatedly is now …

The Columbus Dispatch

How to Be a Learning Instigator

When educator Michelle King teaches middle school students about America’s founding document, she kicks off the lesson by asking how people today …

Teaching

The 200 Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+

<i>This list is part of Turning the Tables, an ongoing project from NPR Music dedicated to recasting the popular music canon in more inclusive — and accurate — ways. This year, our list, selected by a panel of more than 70 women and non-binary writers, tackles history in the making, celebrating</i> …

Music Videos

What's going on with Donald Trump? Psychologist explains the president’s lies, reversals

Trump's lies and reversals are not due to mental illness but because he reacts to people and situations in the moment, with no thought of future or past.<p>When I saw CNN’s Jake Tapper suddenly blurt out, “What the hell is going on?” in an online video the other day, I thought I’d better speak up.<p>Like …

Donald Trump