Black Lives Matter

Charles Manson's Obsession With Black People, Explained

Charles Manson’s legacy as a career criminal and cult leader to the Manson Family was something of a wonder to the nation. The deaths of actress …

Crime

Jay-Z Stopped His ‘4:44’ Concert To Tell A Nine-Year-Old Girl She Could Be President

A decade or more ago, it would be hard to picture Jay-Z as a vocal advocate for social justice, but recent moves like bankrolling the Kalief Browder documentary, bailing out Black Lives Matter demonstrators during the Baltimore uprising, and bailing out fathers during Father’s Day, have put him in …

Music

Nikki Giovanni knows everyone needs a good cry and so bares all in her new collection

‘A Good Cry’ reveals the poet and activist’s thoughts on life, growth and pain<p>The understanding of the intersections between race, gender and …

Black Culture

Can the NAACP save itself? With viral protests and new leadership, a storied group tries to reinvent

When the most prominent African American civil rights group recently issued a nationwide warning against flying on American Airlines, it was a surprising move for an organization known more for slow-moving lawsuits than public confrontation with major corporations.<p>Leaders of the National Assn. for …

Black Culture

New Rhodes scholars include record number of black students

The latest group of US Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man and four …

HBCUs

What you’ve read about North Korea might be totally fake, but not for the reason you’d think

It’s highly unlikely male university students in North Korea are required to get the same haircut as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The chances Kim …

North Korea

Twitter Drags Unsanitized Rapper Post Malone To A Steaming Shower For Saying Hip Hop Is Not The Place For Substance

WENN<p>White Rapper Post Malone Believes In Reverse Racism And Hip Hop Not Being For Substance<p>Rapper (with bangs) Post Malone pissed off hip hop fans …

African-American Culture

The Ugly Business Of Defending Free Speech In 2017

Hate groups want to hijack the First Amendment. Clay Hansen is determined to protect it.<p>CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ― From the outside, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression looks like the idyllic Southern home you never had. Located on a grassy hill, the white building with …

Art

Black Excellence: 10 Students From Colleges Nationwide Named Rhode Scholars

On Saturday, the Rhodes Trust announced 32 men and women who have been chosen for post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England. Among them …

HBCUs

Anti-Trump fervor can’t fully explain what happened this month

After Republican candidates got clobbered this month in Virginia and elsewhere, a new narrative quickly took hold. It was all about the president, as usual. “It’s hard to have Trumpism if you don’t have Trump,” the New York Times concluded. “Trumpism without Trump didn’t work,” CNN …

Elections

Here’s Everything We Know About Aretha Franklin’s Health

1. Protests Continue In Baton Rouge After Police Shooting Death Of Alton Sterling<p>Source:Getty 1 of 25<p>2. Activists Hold March Protesting Police …

Black Culture

Abolish the Police, Now!

<i>This interview is a follow-up to a conversation we began last week. Read it here.</i><p>For many, the idea of abolishing the American criminal justice …

Black Culture

Brooklyn woman named Rhodes Scholar thrilled to study at Oxford

All Rhodes lead to Oxford — and scholar Thamara Jean can’t wait to make her first trip to England.

Education

Op-Ed: DRC – We demand an end to arbitrary detentions of activists committed to social justice

Congolese youth activists Jean Marie Kalonji and Sylva Mbikayi from the youth movement Quatrieme Voie/II Est Temps (The Fourth Way/ It’s Time) in the …

Africa

Government cancels sitting week

Tuesday, November 21, 2017<p>Government cancels sitting week<p>The government has cancelled the next parliamentary sitting week for the House of …

Bob Katter

Florida radio station is offering a 'win a baby' contest for parents who want one

Oy, baby!<p>Infertile parents have a chance to "Win a Baby," thanks to a controversial contest being run by a Florida radio station.<p>Fort Myers's 103.9 …

Fort Myers

Russian 'troll army' tweets cited more than 80 times in UK media

Posts from accounts said by Twitter to be Russian trolls quoted in coverage ranging from breaking news to humorous listicles<p>Members of a Russian “troll army” were quoted more than 80 times across British-read media outlets before Twitter revealed their identity and banned them, a Guardian …

Social Media

Nonfiction Book Review: When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele. St. Martin’s, $24.99 (272p) ISBN 978-1-250-17108-5

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir<p>Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele. St. Martin’s, $24.99 (272p) ISBN …

Black Culture

A Book for Reactionary Times

In 2017, everyone wants to know why. Why Trump, why mass shootings, why student debt, why anything? And why does Republican Party policy enable the …

Liberal View

Chance the Rapper Wants Batman To Know Black Lives Matter In This “SNL” Sketch

<b>What:</b> A sketch that puts the mythology of Batman in a new perspective.<p><b>Who:</b> Chance the Rapper and the team at <i>Saturday Night Live</i>.<p><b>Why we care:</b> Is Batman maybe… not so good? Part of the much-ballyhooed grittiness of recent Dark Knight movies have grappled with that question. But perhaps not enough. On …

Black Culture

Ex-NFL star: Protests should have been stopped 'at the very beginning'

A former NFL player said the protests during the national anthem should have been stopped from the start."I absolutely think the protests are so …

Roger Goodell

HBO’s ‘Baltimore Rising’ shows a city stuck after Freddie Gray’s death

An instant-message conversation about the documentary’s portrayal of a community and police department struggling to find solutions<p>A better name for</i> …

Black Culture

UK Student Who Compared BLM to 'Planet of the Apes' Says He 'Didn't Mean to Offend Anyone'

Two University of Sheffield students are in hot water after posting racially offensive memes in their course group chat last week.<p>Screenshots from a …

Black Culture

Protesters gather, take a knee outside AT&T Stadium before game

Shelley Mays/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK<p>Hundreds of people gathered outside of AT&T Stadium on Sunday night to protest racial injustice and …

NFL

Watch as the Georgia Dome is imploded after 25 years of use

National<p>Seven locations were being treated as crime scenes in Rancho Tehama Reserve after a gunman went on a shooting rampage through the community. …

Devin Kelley

In Defense of Millennial Politics

Read it enough, and it starts to seem true: Millennials are too wracked by fear and anxiety, too fragile, too self-absorbed, too distracted by their …

Liberal View

Protesters ‘Take A Knee’ At U.S. Bank Stadium To Rally Against Police Violence

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — People gathered outside U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday to protest police violence.(credit: CBS)They came out before the Vikings …

U.S. Bank Stadium

Protesters Call For Justice, Support For NFL Players Kneeling During National Anthem

<b>ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) –</b> Protesters from the “Coalition for Justice and “Justice for All” movements started Sunday with a rally at a Dallas church …

AT&T Stadium

It Will Take More Than Single-Payer to Make Baltimore Healthy

<i>This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of</i> The American Prospect <i>magazine. Subscribe here.</i> “See that over there?” I pull over to the curb and …

Liberal View

Activists are outraged at a recent FBI report on the rise of black 'extremists'

• <b>An FBI report on black "extremists" is creating concerns about whether the bureau is spying on activist groups without sufficient evidence.</b>• <b><br>Black leaders and activists are outraged at the report, saying that it equates black political activism with domestic terrorism.</b>• <b><br>Some activists said the report</b> …

Black Culture