African-American News

The Rape of Recy Taylor Looks Back at a Horrific but Largely Forgotten Case From the Jim Crow South

Say her name: Recy Taylor. In 1944, 24-year-old Recy Taylor and two friends were walking back from a late-night church service in Abbeville, Ala., …

Black History

Black Chicago Cops Will Be Reprimanded for Taking the Knee

Two black Chicago police officers will be reprimanded for making “political statements” after taking a knee and throwing up black power fists this …

Policing

How To Protest Without Offending White People

Many people were surprised when Donald Trump suggested that NFL owners fire the players who quietly chose to sit out the national anthem, but I was …

Racism

B.o.B. Launches GoFundMe to Prove the Earth is Flat

After taking a long hiatus from arguing with people who know what the hell they’re talking about, rapper B.o.B. has stepped back into the field of …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Jordin Sparks Delivers Powerful, Silent Protest While Loudly Singing the National Anthem Before Monday Night’s Football Game

Monday night’s meeting between the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals began with both teams taking a knee prior to the singing of the …

Entertainment

Shannon Sharpe on NFL Protest: 'I'm Disappointed, and I'm Unimpressed' 

Shannon Sharpe, the Hall of Fame former NFL tight end turned the most woke sports analyst to ever to do it, is back at it again dropping straight …

Rosie O'Donnell

Sauce, Explained

I have watched this video countless times, and the end result was always tears of laughter.<p>Who is that adorable chubby cheeked super dabber of the …

Patriotism Is For White People

The American flag, drenched in the blood of American Indians and enslaved Africans, has been romanticized as a symbol of guardianship for all …

Racism

Wendy Williams denies husband is having affair, set to address rumor on talk show

(Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images)<p><b>Wendy Williams</b>‘ husband, <b>Kevin Hunter</b>, has been accused of having a ten-year affair, but Williams is denying …

Slave For A Day: How One Teacher’s Lesson Went Very Wrong

<i>“No you definitely don’t need to pretend to be a slave but it was another hands on experiment used to simulate slavery. Definitely not an effective</i> …

Tracee Ellis Ross

Whether You Love It Or Hate It, 'Bodak Yellow' Is Now The No. 1 Song in The Country 

Honestly I’m glad “Bodak Yellow” is finally the number one song in the country, because now, maybe people will stop writing think pieces about it and …

Bodak Yellow

Man quits stadium job because Buffalo Bills players knelt during anthem

(WGRZ)<p>After the Buffalo Bills players knelt during the national anthem, one man who has been working at the stadium for almost 30 years quit his …

Buffalo Bills

‘We Still Have No Clue Of What Being Born White Means’ - San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Goes In On White Privilege

Media day for the National Basketball Association’s San Antonio Spurs at one point turned into coach Gregg Popovich delivering a speech that …

Basketball

Insecure Director Melina Matsoukas Will Helm Her 1st Series for Amazon Studios

The auteur who has blessed us with stunning visual work for Solange (“Losing You,”) Beyoncé (“Formation”) and Rihanna (“We Found Love”) will direct …

Entertainment

Dallas Cowboys And Owner Jerry Jones Kneel Together Before Anthem

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner <b>Jerry Jones</b> has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, so the speculation was that he would …

Dallas Cowboys

British Airways Flight Attendant Goes on Racist Rant About Nigerian Passengers and 'BBC'

A British Airways flight attendant is now under investigation after a revealing Snapchat video showed her complaining about her job and Nigerian …

Airlines

How the NFL Turned Colin Kaepernick's Protest Into #AllLivesMatter 

<i>“There’s a lot of things that need to change. One specifically is police brutality. There’s people being murdered unjustly and not being held</i> …

Colin Kaepernick

Compton Calif. Cops Claim They Know Who Killed Tupac

In a newly-released documentary, two former members of Compton, Calif.’s police gang unit claimed to reveal that Orlando Anderson fired the bullets …

Crime

Grand Jury Will Not Indict Teen Charged With Choking Mom’s Abusive Ex-Boyfriend to Death

A grand jury has declined to indict a Bronx, N.Y., teen who was facing manslaughter charges in the death of his mother’s ex-boyfriend.<p>Luis Moux, 18, …

Justice

‘Little Rock Nine’ Members Mark School’s 1957 Desegregation

Surviving members of the Little Rock Nine, the students who integrated Central High School in 1957, speak with the media Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at …

Education

10 Things Less Disrespectful Than Kneeling During the Anthem (According to Donald Trump)

According to the twisted logic of Donald J. Trump (the “J” stands for “jerks off to pee porn”), anyone who chooses to kneel during a rendition of …

Donald Trump

Body cam footage shows NJ cops assaulted epileptic man during seizure

After an ambulance was called to the scene of a man lying in the road, authorities say the man was combative and assaulted two officers.The man’s …

Policing

TLC's T-Boz Wants Justice for Cousin Killed by Ill. Police

T-Boz wants justice for her mentally-ill 25-year-old cousin who was shot 18 times by Peoria, Ill., police after they claimed surveillance footage …

Policing

Trump White House advisers used private email accounts

On Monday, one day after news surfaced that White House adviser <b>Jared Kushner</b> had used a private email account for official business, the news came to …

Donald Trump

St. Louis Police Have Declared An All-Out War On Protesters, Media and Even Themselves

Before Circuit Court Judge Timothy Wilson found police officer Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Anthony …

Policing

Cities Enlist 'Doulas' to Give Black Newborns a Better Chance at Survival

In an effort to address high infant mortality rates among Black newborns, the city of Baltimore has begun training doulas, or “women who help,” to …

Pregnancy

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Earns Provisional Invitation to the Cookout

A few years ago I bought a house in Darlington, SC, a town so small there was nothing there but a gas station, a McDonalds, a Huddle House (a …

Motorsport

Why Jesse Williams Calling National Anthem a 'Scam' Isn't Too Far Fetched

Count Jesse Williams as one of the proponents of protesting the national anthem at sporting events. The political activist and actor spilled some …

Philadelphia Will Pay Tribute to Forgotten Black American Hero With New Monument

On Tuesday, the city of Philadelphia will resurrect the memory of one of its most influential citizens, Octavius Catto, a civil rights activist whose …

Black History

Michael Jordan releases statements about Trump’s comments

Both Michael Jordan and Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive have released statements condemning Donald Trump’s recent comments against the protests …

Sacramento Kings