Black America figured that O.J. Simpson would be in prison forever. To hear white people tell it, O.J. is responsible for: ex-wife Nicole Simpson’s and Ron Goldman’s deaths; the current Black Lives Matter movement; Colin Kaepernick’s protest and hair; Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s martial issues; and Drake’s supposed baby with…
By now, you’ve heard that R. Kelly has allegedly formed a sex cult with women ranging from late teens to late 20s (Kelly denies the sex-cult allegations). Was anyone really surprised, though?
The leader of a white nationalist group has pleaded guilty to physically harassing a black woman during a March 2016 Trump rally in Louisville, Ky.
The family of an Illinois man is searching for answers after he was found unresponsive in an Illinois jail cell.
I first met Issa Rae in 2011 shortly after her web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, wrapped its first irreverent season. Though we’d never met, we laughed like old friends about everything from dating in L.A. to Idris Elba’s unstoppable swag. At the time, I didn’t know Rae was on the verge of stardom—I…
There are few things that are more blatant than what is going on in White County, Tenn., where inmates are apparently given a reduced jail sentence if they agree to get either a vasectomy or a birth control implant.
Skin color both unites and divides us. Whether you live in India, East Africa or Japan, the color of your skin shapes your identity and opportunities. The Color Complex is a narrative series that explores how people of color around the world struggle for visibility and learn to navigate the prejudices and social…
It would feel like hell outside across much of the country on the day O.J. Simpson has a parole hearing to determine whether or not he can leave the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada a few years early.
In this political climate, which seems to be grounded in separatism, it is rare when we can all come together to agree on one thing, but I think we can all agree that everyone hates Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
In her first major piece of legislation since taking office, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), along with everyone’s favorite Republican, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), has introduced a bipartisan bail-reform bill—the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act of 2017—which would encourage states to stop holding accused offenders in…
Six teen members of the Burundi robotics team who were competing in an international competition this week in Washington, D.C., have been reported missing.
The last chance to preorder and save on Anker’s truly wireless earbuds, the simplest cold brew coffee maker, and the Philips Hue White starter kit lead off Thursday’s best deals.
Kanye West made a fan pretty happy when he gave him a pair of Yeezy Boost 350 V2s. Tyler Wesley, who was paralyzed after an accident caused him to sustain a vertebrae break, proudly displayed West’s gift to him on Instagram.
Apparently, Jada Pinkett Smith was the plug. ... Stop laughing. She’s serious.
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With the release of 4:44, Jay-Z seems to have single-handedly grown rap up. Despite the fact that hip-hop is damn near 40 years old, Jigga’s newest release has many arguing that hip-hop has finally reached its nonironic-dad-hat phase. I would argue that Jigga did this years before with his 2006 release, Kingdom Come,…
A former principal in Florida asked teachers to do math assignments for his son, pressured teachers to change students’ grades and charged students $1 just to go to pep rallies, a school district investigation has uncovered.
Round 1 of our tournament is officially in the books, and now we are in the second round of the 2017 World Wypipo Tournament, sponsored by Caucasian Farms Potato Salad—whose ingredients are simple and fresh (it’s just mayonnaise and white potatoes).
A Henrico County, Va., McDonald’s says it has taken “appropriate action” after the wife of a Virginia Conservation police officer claimed that he was denied service because of his uniform.