A young black man in Jacksonville, Fla. was harassed by local sheriff’s officer, after he was caught in the horrific act of allegedly jaywalking without a license.
Updated Monday, June 26, 2017, 11:30 p.m. EDT: Commerce, Texas, Police Chief Kerry Crews has resigned and will be stepping into a new position as assistant to the city manager, a position he created with City Manager Darrek Ferrell, Dallas News reports.
A historical marker created in Mississippi to memorialize and educate the public about the 1955 kidnapping and lynching death of 14-year-old Emmett Till was destroyed by vandals who obliterated all visible information about the death that helped galvanize the civil rights movement.
Black Lives Matter demonstrators briefly halted the 2017 Twin Cities Pride Festival this past weekend in downtown Minneapolis, upset over the inclusion of police officers in the parade in the wake of the acquittal of a Minnesota police officer in the shooting death of Philando Castile.
A black New Jersey community college professor was fired after she appeared on Fox News to defend a black-only Memorial Day Celebration in New York City.
On Monday the Supreme Court announced that it would hear President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban and decide whether the president can prevent travel to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries.
Woe is a woman in North Carolina who was apparently mocked by a Starbucks barista for wearing a Donald Trump T-shirt.
Even though Beyoncé Knowles-Carter might be recovering from giving birth to twins, everyone knows that Queen Bey never really rests. The megastar recently announced the four winners of this year’s Formation scholarships, each of whom will receive $25,000 to cover tuition to pursue their educational and artistic…
I wish there weren’t photos of the incident, but there are, and while I won’t make you suffer through them, let’s just say that Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Justine Kish left it all out there in the ring ... literally.
Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green could be facing a lengthy jail sentence if he is convicted in a case in Wisconsin.
The NFL has a race problem. This certainly sounds ludicrous on its face. How can an organization with so many recognizable black stars have a race problem? In short, the NFL serves as a case study for the difference between inclusion and representation.
Controversy erupted at Sunday night’s BET Awards when—in absolutely shocking news—no one was shot, punched or arrested. While this may seem like a result of the maturity of today’s black celebrities, many attribute this year’s lack of backstage donnybrooks to the presence of The Root’s Danielle Belton and Yesha…
Picture it: Los Angeles, the 2017 BET Awards. A night filled with peak black excellence and a celebrity boxing match that no one expected. The world didn’t get the Soulja Boy-and-Chris Brown fight it wanted, but it got a Migos-and-Breezy brawl outside the awards show.
So, what, exactly, is jazz? We know it’s black music, we know that many of the artists of the genre are political. But how does one define an art form so heavily based on improvisation and live instrumentation?
If I tried to review the entire BET Awards, which went on for a smooth four hours, I would be writing until Blue Ivy released her second greatest-hits collection. So in the interest of time, I’ll only cover where my prerogative leads me. Feel free to cue up select tracks from the catalog of the legendary Kang of R&B,…
It was October 2015, and a crowd of thousands were gathered on Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Minister Tony Muhammad of the Nation of Islam claimed to be uncovering a conspiracy. In front of a throng gathered for the anniversary of the Million Man March, he accused the federal government of systematically…
Sorry, the 53 percent of white women who voted for the current president, but Donald Trump is a rich white man’s president. He’s aligned himself with the hatred held by poor, white, middle and Southern Americans to motivate them to the polls, and every now and then, he throws them a bone to remind them that he’s still…
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