Black Lives Matter

BBQ Becky, Permit Patty and why the Internet is shaming white people who police people 'simply for being black'

SAN FRANCISCO — It's now a weekly, if not daily, occurrence: A video is posted on Facebook or Twitter showing a white person calling police on black people for minor violations or nothing at all, a new form of social media shaming that's exposed the everyday racism black Americans face and brought …

Money

A Stabbing On Samish Island: The Radicalization Of Lane Davis

Lane Davis was a far-right, pro-Trump media figure looking for his big break. Then he stabbed his father to death.<p><b>Nearly everyone on Samish Island</b> knew Chuck Davis, a bighearted retiree who lived in the handsome gray shingle house with the best view of Samish Bay. But almost no one on Samish Island …

Coast Salish

‘Mic Dispatch’: Inside the FBI’s crackdown on “black identity extremists” (Full transcript)

White supremacists aren’t the only ones who feel their First Amendment rights are being infringed upon. Civil rights activist Rakem Balogun exercised …

Rights & Freedoms

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Really the Future of the Democratic Party?

If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins her general election in November, as seems all but certain, she’ll be the youngest member of Congress. She is 28. …

U.S. Politics

America's Top Socialist issues call to immediately "occupy" all airports, ICE offices

I believe it was only yesterday when Ed Morrissey described New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as “the gift that keeps on …

Conservative View

Sorry to Bother You and the New Black Surrealism

Like Get Out and Atlanta, Boots Riley’s gonzo satire realizes the best way to depict black people’s reality is to depart from it.<p>In Boots Riley’s …

Donald Glover

The Trump Doctrine and the Gender Politics of Power

Jul 17, 2018<p>5 Min read time<p>Both at home and abroad, Trump deploys a politics of misogyny—lifted right from Machiavelli.<p>In a 1994 interview with ABC …

Domestic Violence

The Hate U Give Aims to Create Empathy While Offering a Portrait of Why Black Lives Matter

<i>The Hate U Give</i> is a New York Times best-selling young adult novel by Angie Thomas that chronicles the life of Starr Carter, a 16-year-old who is …

African-American News

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Is it treason? Why would it be? Oops, I meant why wouldn't it be?

Gabriel Sherman/Vanity Fair:<p><b>“THIS WAS THE NIGHTMARE SCENARIO”: THE WEST WING REVOLTS AFTER TRUMP EMBRACES PUTIN</b><p><i>As Trump grappled with his error,</i> …

Donald Trump

Sorry Cops, You Don't Get to Be Funny Online

Even if the "pug mug" is cute.<p>On Sunday, July 15, in a seaside city in one of the most southern parts of New Jersey, a pug named Bean escaped from her home. How she broke free is unknown, but as most dogs do on the loose, she wandered, leashless and alone, trespassing on lawns that were not her …

Track Down

Roy Scranton Calls for Acceptance of a Future Defined by Climate Change

His new book "We're Doomed. Now What?" makes pessimism palatable<p>Iraq War veteran and climate change philosopher Roy Scranton doesn't mince words. His …

Iraq Veterans

Yes, the Wars over Campus Politics Matter

What happens in the academy rarely stays there.<p>Universities have become key battlegrounds in the American culture wars. Conservatives rail against …

Conservative View

American Police Must Own Their Racial Injustices

To improve relationships with communities of color, a reconciliation movement has begun in several cities, in which police brush up on their history, …

Liberal View

Harry Styles Said "We're All A Little Gay" At His Concert & Now I'm More In Love With Him

Harry Styles is ready to solidify his place in history as a LGBTQ ally. On Saturday, July 14, the 24-year-old singer took his message of allyship and …

LGBTQI

Democrat Kim Olson has more cash, less debt than Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>AUSTIN — Not only did Democrat Kim Olson raise more than twice as much money as Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller in her …

San Francisco Bay Area

Corey Taylor Calls President Trump a Coward Following Meeting with Putin

Corey Taylor, frontman for both Slipknot and Stone Sour, weighed in on President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, calling …

Donald Trump

'I don't see race' and other white lies

No one white really wants to talk about being white.<p>Lately, the “colour-blind” approach to race has been a hot topic in Canada. Soon after a run of …

Canadian News

It's time for a general strike, because Trump treason demands a brave response | Will Bunch

It can’t happen here.<p>That’s more than just the title of a suddenly highly relevant Sinclair Lewis novel about the rise of an American dictator, …

Donald Trump

Above the fold: A Jew can’t support BDS and Israel

Unaware, uniformed and truly impartial observers who see Jews toeing the BDS line might be duped into thinking there is credence to their point of …

Israel

Shadow Politics: Meet the Digital Sleuth Exposing Fake News

When we met in early March, Jonathan Albright was still shrugging off a sleepless weekend. It was a few weeks after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman …

Journalism

TO HELL WITH FUNERAL PROCESSIONS

Dear Reader,<p>You’re going to want me to die for saying this.<p>Really. There will be readers who say, “I can’t wait until this asshole bites the dust, …

Boston

Trayvon Martin's Parents Discuss Their Healing Process And Reliving The Day They Lost Him For Powerful New Docuseries

The senseless and tragic death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin sent communities across the country into a frenzy, but no one felt the pain, anger and …

Trayvon Martin

Your world in chaos this summer? Read these

<b>(CNN) —</b> Reading is the most inexpensive form of summer travel.<p>Sitting on the beach or underneath the shade of a tree, I read books to help me understand the world and how to be a better global citizen.<p>Right now, the world confuses and frustrates me because we've stopped listening to each other. …

Opinion

This week #BlackLivesMatter turned 5. Catholics must continue to embrace its mission.

On July 13, 2013, following the acquittal of the neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, a year after he fatally shot an unarmed black …

Black Culture

Texas Shouldn't Execute Chris Young for Murder Even Though He Is Guilty of the Crime

On Tuesday evening, the state of Texas will execute Chris Young for murder by means of lethal injection. I don’t think they should, but it is not …

Death Row

Vigil Planned To Remember Harith Augustus

A vigil is planned to remember Harith Augustus, the barber who was shot by Chicago police in South Shore.<p>CHICAGO, IL - A vigil is planned to remember …

Black Culture

Humans Show Racial Bias Towards Robots of Different Colors: Study

The majority of robots are white. Do a Google image search for “robot” and see for yourself: The whiteness is overwhelming. There are some …

Psychology

Facebook can never stop fake news, and still be Facebook

The company told reporters last week it would let users vote on the credibility of news stories, but would not delete even the most obviously false ones.<p>In a meeting with a group of journalists in New York City last week, Facebook laid out its strategy for controlling fake news on its platform. The …

Internet

Boots Riley on power, organizing and who really runs the country. (Hint: It's not Trump)

Before he was even old enough to drive, Boots Riley had the political chops of a seasoned community organizer, and as he grew up in Oakland, every few years added a new layer: working for farmworkers, for civic justice, for workers’ rights. His political hip-hop group, the Coup, recorded some …

Civil Rights

Angry over anti-Trump sign, he threatened to call police on Vietnamese-American couple

Tin Nguyen and his partner, Cat Bao Le, say they will continue to confront white supremacists and hatred after an unknown white man banged on their …

Donald Trump