A Virginia university has launched an investigation into a disgusting, hateful video that was posted to YouTube but has since been removed due to a violation of the video-sharing site’s standards.
Town hall meetings are underway across the country this week as members of Congress return to their districts during the congressional recess. Well, sort of—only 19 Republican members of Congress are holding town hall meetings during the recess, and notably none of them are located in Utah, where Rep. Jason Chaffetz…
Racist Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from the white supremacist publication Breitbart in the wake of outrage stemming from an interview in which Yiannopoulos not only sympathized with underage rape and pedophilia but even joked that he learned to give better oral sex after he was molested by “Father Michael.”
Restaurant Brands International Inc., the owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons fast-food chains, is expanding its reach and entering the fried-chicken business, purchasing Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for $1.8 billion in cash.
Well, I guess it’s good to know that even supporters of racist bigots have limits, and it looks like the limit is pedophilia. On Monday, news broke that Milo Yiannopoulos, the ass-bag of all ass-bags, an editor at Breitbart and media darling of the “alt-right,” finally said something that his publisher and Republican…
The trash-TV event of the year is apparently off. The celebrity boxing match between man children Soulja Boy and Chris Brown is reportedly off after Brown’s manager canceled the fight.
I’m really reaching my threshold with this president. On Tuesday he visited the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and made a tone-deaf, rambling speech. While we’ve become used to his stream of consciousness attempts at public speaking, Trump’s ability to just flat out act as if…
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Lindsay Lohan recounted for Good Morning Britain hosts how she was “racially profiled” at London’s Heathrow Airport while traveling to New York. Lohan said that the incident stemmed from her wearing a headscarf, which she said an airport agent asked her to remove.
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I wish he would cut it out. The president has been in office for a month and has already taken three vacations and now on Tuesday he headed to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. For what? Who knows. He’s basically acting like a tourist at this point.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture has reached a huge milestone in the few months it has been opening, hitting its 1 million visitors mark last week.
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Some people’s lives are bigger than they are; that was certainly the case with Maya Angelou. This “phenomenal woman” packed in a lot of living even for someone blessed with a relatively long journey of 86 years. That’s what’s most clear in the first-ever documentary on her life, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, airing…
It’s been a month since someone spray-painted the word “nigger” on an interracial couple’s home in Stamford, Conn., over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend to be precise. However, the couple have refused to remove it, saying that authorities are not properly investigating the incident. And, now, the couple have…
This past weekend during the National Basketball Association’s All-Star festivities, Cleveland Cavaliers basketball star Kyrie Irving appeared on the NBA podcast Road Tripping with RJ & Channing and said, “The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. . . . It’s right in front of our faces. I’m telling you, it’s right in…
Uber has tapped former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help lead an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination made by a former female employee who made her claims public over the weekend in a blog post, the Washington Post reports.
What is the line of decency in the era of Trump? Republicans and conservatives now regularly and shamelessly embrace behavior that would have been political heresy when Obama was in office.