Race & Ethnicity

Woman Who Called Police on 2 Black Yale Students Says She's 'Done Absolutely Nothing Wrong' in Whitest Tweets Ever

Marking a record-breaking technological accomplishment, the white woman who called the police on a black woman sleeping in a common room in a Yale …

African-American News

Shonda Rhimes Reveals Eight New Shows For Netflix

It was almost year ago when Hollywood was shaken by the announcement that Shonda Rhimes was leaving ABC for a multi-year deal with Netflix. And she …

Shonda Rhimes

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Is Getting Rebooted, With an Emphasis on Diversity

In a move that should be concerning for vampires everywhere, Buffy is coming back, According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, a <i>Buffy the</i> …

Geek

Roseanne Barr Says She Was Fired By ABC Because She Voted for Trump: 'That Is Not Allowed in Hollywood'

Disgraced “Roseanne” star reiterates that she wasn’t aware of former Obama aide’s ethnicity when she tweeted the racist remark<p>After posting an …

Donald Trump

Why Does White Fragility Show Up at Workplace Diversity Trainings?

One way that whites protect their positions when challenged on race is to invoke the discourse of self-defense.As a former professor and current …

African-American News

Home Depot fires black staffer for retort to racist customer

Asked to leash his dog, the customer went off about Trump and "the ghetto."<p>The sentence that got Maurice Rucker fired from an Albany, New York Home …

Liberal View

Saudi Arabia slams 'racial discrimination' of Israeli law

RIYADH (AFP) -<p>Saudi Arabia has slammed a controversial Israeli law as "perpetuating racial discrimination" against Palestinians by defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, state media reported.<p>The law adopted by Israel's parliament on Thursday also defines the establishment of …

Saudi Arabia

The Summer of Coupon Carl, Permit Patty, and the Videos That Turn Cop-Callers into Mockable Memes

This season, a string of recordings documenting quotidian social aggressions has been accumulating in our social-media feeds, clip by clip, like some portentous summer garland. The videos are shakily produced—shot by the rightfully indignant, who, in a matter of minutes, have realized that they …

Justice

The white father of 5-year-old biracial YouTube stars apologizes after racist tweets reappear

The McClure twins have amassed more than 1 million subscribers on YouTube by posting cute videos of the 5-year-old biracial children helping a …

Women of Color

Black family attacked by a White woman in Berkeley who lies to cops

It seems that each week we bear witness to viral videos and stories of White people being blatantly racist to people of color. The season kicked off …

Crime

ADAMS: White Birth Privilege

Lately, I have been hearing a lot about white male privilege. In fact, just this week a feminist named Lucy got upset with me for using my "white …

Feminism

Toni Braxton Shares Photos From The Day She Got Engaged

Toni Braxton gave us a glimpse into her love with Birdman by sharing photos from when she got engaged to the rapper last year.<p>The couple was rumored …

Women of Color

These 15 Women Rejected 19th-Century Victorian Ideals. See How They Rocked Their Age

Victoria Claflin Woodhull was many things: a stockbroker, a traveling medical clairvoyant and a suffragette. In April 1870, she added United States …

Women's News

Why is ‘We get it, you like black guys’ becoming a slur in the Asian community?

When you’ve grown up in a certain community, you’re likely to be acquainted with its shortcomings.<p>If you’re a woman, you may turn to a safe medium …

Social Justice

9 Nude Bra and Underwear Options That Really Work for Brown Skin

I can't tell you how many times I've tried to wear a beige-toned "nude" bra under a white T-shirt, only to be put on full display under the bright …

Beauty

No shampoos worked for my multi-racial daughters — so I made my own

Ena Hennegan was tired of trying to find natural hair-care products that worked for her and her three multi-racial daughters. So she invented her own.<p>…

Hair Care

BeautyBlender Just Launched Its First Foundation — But Fans Aren't Happy

This week, BeautyBlender, the brains behind the best-selling makeup sponge, took to Instagram to lift the lid on its debut foundation, Bounce.<p>It's a …

Makeup

Janelle Monae Explains the Power of Black Sci-Fi

It's bigger than space operas and action movies.<p>Janelle Monae has been slowly positioning herself to conquer the world for years, and with her latest album, <i>Dirty Computer</i>, and the sensational videos for it, she's at the top of her game. But while <i>Dirty Computer</i> is more ambitious, more extravagant, …

Science Fiction

The State of Georgia Cancels Registration of Over Half-Million Voters

As a part of the election process, the state of Georgia is on a mission to refine their voter rolls. As a result, the state has canceled the …

Government

Report: A Woman (of Course) Secretly Donated $5.5 Million to Woman Artists Over Two Decades

Anonymous was a woman, and she is also a saint named Susan Unterberg, an anonymous philanthropist and artist who has revealed her identity to the <i>New</i> …

Michelle Obama

White People Have Culture Too

July 21, 2018 by Jeana Jorgensen<p>Before you get angry, or indignant, or self-righteous, bear with me. This blog post is probably not going where you …

Color Blindness

I’m a Small Farmer from Iowa. Why Does Trump Want to Take My Health Care?

For my family, “pre-existing conditions” are more than a technicality. They’re a matter of life or death, of sickness or health.<p>My wife and I are …

Health Care

Trump’s pardon of anti-government ranchers explains whiteness in America

<b>FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016, file photo, Ryan Bundy, center, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, walks through the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. (AP)</b><p>Trump’s pardon signals that he believes white people have the strongest claim to America<p>NOOR AL-SIBAI<p>July 21, 2018 …

Forests

Denzel Washington Is A Big Fan Of Cardi B

Denzel Washington is a self-declared Cardi B fan! <br>The award-winning actor admitted to loving the “I Like It” rapper in an interview with Jamie Foxx …

Women of Color

New Report Details How Poorly The EPA Handled Flint Water Crisis

While much of the finger pointing surrounding the Flint water crisis targets local and state officials in Michigan, the federal government was far …

Water

Ava DuVernay Announces 2018 Getty Images ARRAY Grant Recipients

Four amazing visual artists of color have been selected to receive the first ever Getty Images ARRAY Grant, presented by Getty images and ARRAY …

Ava DuVernay

My Best Friend is Scared of Black People

“I can’t go in there.”It was a Saturday night when I was in college, and my friend and I were walking to a party. By the time we arrived, the music …

TV shows

Comic-Con 2018: Nichelle Nichols reveals how Martin Luther King Jr. convinced her to stay on 'Star Trek'

Before “Black Panther,” Nichelle Nichols began paving the way for afro-futurism and black representation in pop culture.<p>The 85-year-old actor received a standing ovation before even saying a word during her appearance Friday at a Comic-Con panel on the former subject.<p>Nichols is best known for her …

Star Trek

High school teacher applauded by Obama could become first Black woman to represent Connecticut in Congress

The 2016 National Teacher of the Year could become the first Black woman to represent Connecticut in the U.S. Congress.Jahana Hayes, a high school …

High School

Black boys’ lack of representation in children’s books prompted this mother to create her own

When Izzy Spears’ beautiful Black baby boy asked her, “Mommy, why are there not more people that look like me on the T.V. and in books that I read?” …

Books