Black Lives Matter

Protesters Jeer James Comey at Howard University

WASHINGTON — Former FBI Director James Comey faced a gathering of chanting and jeering students at historically black-Howard University on Friday as some activists decried what they see as his efforts to "criminalize" Black Lives Matter.<p>Protesters, who'd planned all week on social media to …

Politics

St. Louis protesters hold ‘White Allies Only’ rally

Protesters chanting “white silence is violence” marched through downtown St. Louis Thursday night for a “White Allies Only” rally in the wake of the …

Racism

Pepsi CEO: Kendall Jenner Ad 'Made Me Scratch My Head'

Indra Nooyi thinks the ad should never have referenced Black Lives Matter.<p>PepsiCo’s CEO has finally commented on that famously controversial Kendall Jenner ad ― and she agrees those involved dropped the ball.<p>In April, Pepsi and Jenner faced criticism for a commercial in which she joins a group of …

Indra Nooyi

Howard University Students Protest Former FBI Director James Comey's Keynote Speech

Former FBI Director James Comey's new $100,000-per-year job at Howard University didn't exactly get off to a great start today, as Howard students …

Conservative View

The Root's Clapback Mailbag: A Teachable Moment

Welcome to the last Clapback Mailbag. We have thoroughly enjoyed sharing our reader correspondence with you, but since we will all <i>most definitely</i> be …

African-American News

Billy Joel takes the stage at Busch as protesters march in the street

The protest marks a seventh day of demonstrations and other events related to the Jason Stockley acquittal.

Policing

James Comey's Rough Reception at Howard University

The former FBI director has been at the center of controversy for months, but protestors a the historically black university on Friday focused on his history of comments about race and policing.<p>The start of the school year can be tough for anyone, even if you’re the 56-year-old former director of …

Politics

James Comey Is Interrupted by Protesters During Speech at Howard

WASHINGTON — James. B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, was met with raised fists and chants of “no justice, no peace” by protesters on Friday as he delivered the keynote address at Howard University’s convocation, marking a rocky re-emergence into public life since he was fired by President …

Politics

Protesters chant, boo through Comey university address

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Protesters at Howard University chanted and booed on Friday through James Comey's first public address since he testified to Congress on the Russia probe and his firing by U.S. President Donald Trump, challenging the former FBI director with a taste of the "real world" he was …

News (U.S.)

What you need to know in advertising today

On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined nine steps that Facebook would take to "protect election integrity" and "make sure Facebook is a force for good in democracy," including the delivery of $100,000-worth of Russia-linked ads to government officials and investigators.<p>“I care deeply …

Advertising

Judge won't dismiss suit challenging police-as-prosecutors

A New York judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two women trying to stop police lawyers from serving as prosecutors in their low-level cases …

Occupy Wall Street

In America, Justice for Victims of Police Brutality Remains Elusive - Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

Three years after the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement rose to prominence in Ferguson, Mo., protests over a police killing of a black man have once …

Liberal View

What the Constitution says Berkeley can do when controversial speakers come knocking

The rules governing the right-wing “Free Speech Week” showdown.<p>Next week is “Free Speech Week” at the University of California Berkeley. Conservative speakers, some very incendiary, are scheduled to appear in public spaces — the storied Sproul Plaza, the nearby Mario Savio Steps — offering their …

Politics

“Identity politics for white people”: Experts debate who gets to appeal to race in American politics

<i>About US is a new initiative by The Washington Post to cover issues of identity in the United States. Look for the About US newsletter launching this fall.</i><p>Mark Lilla has become the face of the anti-identity politics crusade that has roiled some liberals and progressives since last fall’s …

News (U.S.)

Forest Knolls Family Honored For 'Standing Up To Hate'

Earlier this year, an Asian-American family in Forest Knolls received threatening letters from an anonymous sender over a Black Lives Matter …

San Francisco

St Louis protests: three years since Ferguson, why hasn't anything changed?

Since the police shooting of Mike Brown, there’s been little progress – as was evident in St Louis as police mocked people protesting officer Jason Stockley’s acquittal<p>It’s become a familiar scene in the the city’s metropolitan area, equal parts deja vu and cliche.<p>Again, protesters marched up and …

Policing

Did St. Louis use excessive force against protesters? The ACLU is suing

The ACLU of Missouri has filed a lawsuit against St. Louis alleging protesters there were subject to excessive force and the use of chemical agents …

Policing

Anti-carding activist shares black history with Edmonton police commission

'This history has never been reconciled, nor has the impact been formally acknowledged'<p>Bashir Mohamed says he sees carding by police as one of the …

Black History

Wrongfully Convicted Baltimore Man Exonerated After Serving 13 Years Of Life Sentence

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 …

Philando Castile

Inside the Alt-Right's Meme War on the Mainstream Media

Since the 2016 presidential election, alt-right trolls have been widely credited with stoking nationalist sentiment across the US and helping to get Donald Trump elected. But what makes them so good at convincing people to join their side? In this episode of CYBERWAR, VICELAND's show about the …

Memes

America has never truly atoned for slavery. John Conyers has pressed the issue for nearly 30 years.

Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks during a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, …

Liberal View

Black Lives Matter-D.C. Condemns 'Fake' BLM Group That Shared Stage With Trump Supporters

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists that shared the stage with Donald Trump supporters at the “Mother of All Rallies” on Saturday are a “fake” …

Conservative View

Police Militarization Is a Threat to Tribal Sovereignty

What would a police officer do with a grenade launcher? While the notion may seem wild, we're about to find out.<p>Congress initially authorized the …

Liberal View

Kimberley A. Martin: Hauschka wants to be a part of the solution on racial inequality

<i>Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com.</i><p>Stephen Hauschka has it all now.<p>A …

Buffalo

JAY-Z says he has nothing but disrespect for President Trump

JAY-Z has no respect for President Trump — but is holding out hope for the future.

Donald Trump

VIFF 2017: Black Cop matters, and then baffles

(Canada) Adrian MackAs puzzling as it is provocative, Black Cop follows its unnamed title character from ambivalent member of his own community (he …

Canadian Humour

Paperback Row

<i>Six new paperbacks to check out this week.</i><p><b>THEY CAN’T KILL US ALL:</b> <b>The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives,</b> <i>by Wesley Lowery. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $16.99.)</i> As a journalist with The Washington Post covering race and law enforcement, Lowery reported on high-profile deaths including those of …

Books

Maxine Waters Shows She is the Kaepernick of Congress With Challenge She Just Issued to Black Americans

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) took the stage on Thursday at a town hall sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus.<p>She didn't take a knee as she spoke, …

Maxine Waters

Racists Target an Asian American Family for Supporting Black Lives Matter

An Asian American family in San Francisco has been targeted with racist letters this summer for posting a “Black Lives Matter” sign in the window of …

African-American News

St. Louis cop investigated for racist Black Lives Matter meme

The St. Louis police department is investigating an officer who called Black Lives Matter protesters “domestic terrorists.”

Policing