Philando Castile

'I Speak To Everybody Who Is Even Remotely Like Me': Eminem on 'Revival'

Eminem has been called many things; brilliant, controversial, shocking. Throughout his double-decade career, he's been criticized as much as he's been celebrated. But one thing that's not up for discussion: He is the best-selling hip-hop artist of all time, with 15 Grammys, two certified …

Music

11 Ways Repealing Net Neutrality Would Devastate Marginalized Voices

If the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision to repeal net neutrality rules left you wondering how this will affect your everyday life, …

Black Lives Matter

Charles Barkley’s Politics Demand Criticism

As Doug Jones gave his improbable victory speech on Tuesday night, he was joined on stage by NBA legend Charles Barkley. The 53-year-old Barkley, who …

Liberal View

5 police misconduct cases had new developments last week. Here’s what happened

<i>Five cases of police misconduct had new developments last week. Here’s a look at what happened and what’s next for the families of the victims and</i> …

Policing

Kendrick Lamar joins N.E.R.D. on new single “Don’t Don’t Do It”

Frank Ocean wrote the intro for the song from No One Ever Really Dies.<p>N.E.R.D. have shared a new single from their upcoming self-titled album. "Don't …

Music

The Government Is Coming For Your Guns

Less than three months after the worst mass shooting in American history, the National Rifle Association (NRA) was busy as always.<p>America’s founding …

Cannabis

Famed Autopsy Doctor’s Resignation Calls Attention To Police Cover Ups

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 Lives Matter

Finding Your Voice As a Nonprofit

In these tumultuous political times, the nonprofit community has started asking important questions: What is our responsibility to speak out on …

Nonprofits

The Police Murder of Daniel Shaver

If you have the stomach for it, I want you to watch one of the most outrageous and infuriating videos I’ve ever seen. It shows the police shooting of …

Policing

Woke SI: ‘Blackballed’ QB Kaepernick Making U.S. ‘Better Place’ with Stand for Social Justice

<i>Sports Illustrated</i> magazine fawned over Colin Kaepernick after the magazine awarded him its 2017 Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, which aims to “celebrate …

Conservative View

Mpls. police bracing for backlash over officer in Justine Damond's death

Police chief expects heated reaction whether or not officer Mohamed Noor is charged in her fatal shooting.

Policing

Watch Jeff Sessions Go on Nasty Rants at DOJ Interns Questioning Him About Weed and Cops

Internal Department of Justice footage obtained by ABC News shows Jeff Sessions arguing and mocking several DOJ interns who raised serious concerns …

U.S. Politics

Sessions derides intern in newly released DOJ video

Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed a claim that there’s widespread fear of police among poor minority communities and taunted a woman who said guns were more fatal than marijuana, calling her “Dr. Whatever Your Name Is.”<p>The attorney general’s comments came in a 25-minute session with Justice …

Politics

These 8 Women Should Run for Al Franken's Senate Seat

Minnesota Senator Al Franken announced his resignation today after a wave of women came forward with stories of his sexual misconduct.<p>Franken’s …

U.S. Politics

14 high-profile police-related deaths of U.S. blacks

A white former police officer in South Carolina was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for shooting an unarmed black motorist to death in …

Policing

The Roots mixed past and present for an impassioned message of injustice

Questlove is everywhere, seemingly doing everything, and with aplomb. But when it came to crafting a song to adequately accompany Kathryn Bigelow’s explosive “Detroit,” the affable multi-instrumentalist/producer/bandleader/composer says, “This is a heavy ball to carry.”<p>Bigelow called him “out of …

Kathryn Bigelow

How Late Night Helped Make Sense (and Fun) of a Tumultuous 2017

Every host had a moment to shine this year—yes, even Jimmy Fallon.<p>It has been eventful year, to put it mildly—and nobody knows that better than the comedians trying to keep up with the news cycle as it lurches ever forward. But difficult as that job may be, the chaos has also led to a late-night …

Comedy

The Roots' Questlove on 'Detroit,' Getting Pulled Over By The Police, and John Lennon & Yoko Ono's Influence

When director Kathryn Bigelow asked Questlove to contribute a song to , her searing account of the Algiers Motel incident during the 1967 Detroit …

Music

These are your white allies on Facebook

<b>(CNN) —</b> Social media conversations on race typically take one of two routes.<p>The first, and the one less traveled, leads to a thoughtful, fact-driven exchange of ideas. The second (more popular) route leads to bitter back-and-forth filled with tired stereotypes or racially inflammatory …

Social Justice

Facebook defends blocking women who call men 'scum'

Facebook confirms it's suspending the accounts of women who call men "scum" in the wake of the sexual harassment scandals that have sparked the …

Entertainment

The Top 10 Late Night Television Moments of 2017

10. Stephen Colbert interviews Anthony Scaramucci<p>In a year when Stephen Colbert’s sharp commentary on the Trump administration earned him an extended …

Tiffany Haddish

Review / Black + Brown People | White Problems, by Emily Watlington

<b>Samsøñ, Boston, 9 June – 19 August 2017</b><p>The only way to enter <i>Black + Brown People | White Problems</i> is by stepping on the Confederate flag lying on the …

Art

WNBA MVP Maya Moore Takes on the Criminal-Justice System

Dave ZirinOne of the all-time greats is using her platform to shed light on mass incarceration.The post WNBA MVP Maya Moore Takes on the …

Women's Basketball

Daily Dose: 12/6/17

Craig Melvin rumored to be up for ‘Today’ show gig<p>December 6, 2017<p>5:25 PMBack at it on television Wednesday, folks, so tune in to ESPN at 5 p.m. for …

LaVar Ball

Ohio's Black Pride 4 Were Arrested at the Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and Parade

“I am still coming to terms with the price tag of my freedom.“<p>On June 17, a demonstration planned by a coalition of queer and trans people of color in Columbus, Ohio, made national headlines after organizers were arrested. In November, there was a court proceeding for four young activists — Wriply …

Police Misconduct

A veteran black officer teaches police how not to kill people

Sgt. Curtis Davenport The shooting instructor 27 years in uniform<p>“I was born black. I’m going to die black. I’m a black man before I’m anything else. …

Policing

Maya Moore Is the Greatest Winner in History of Women's Basketball—and Best May Be Yet to Come

Maya Moore answers questions in long paragraphs, and you have asked her about a topic she has thought about often: <i>How do you define winning?</i><p>Her …

Candace Parker

The 10 Best Podcasts of 2017

2017 was an unbelievable year for podcasts. Southern gothics, vanished celebrities, musicals, sports (!!!), legendary music execs, true crime, true …

Entertainment

Maya Moore is becoming one the most consistent criminal justice reform advocates in sports

Even after the WNBA season, Maya Moore has remained a constant voice for criminal justice reform.<p>Maya Moore is continuing to challenge systemic injustice even after a year in which the WNBA was perhaps the most outspoken American pro sports league and players faced repercussions for it.<p>The WNBA …

Prison

History Hangs Heavily Over Tulsa’s Lone Black Councilwoman

To engage with Vanessa Hall-Harper is to grapple with the tragic history of race relations in Tulsa. Reckoning is the only option when sitting down …

Culture